|World, Reality and Admiration|
|Romaji||Sekai to Genjitsu to Doukei|
|• Chapter Chronology•|
World, Reality, and Admiration (世界と現実と憧憬) is the first chapter of the DanMachi manga.
Within the Dungeon, Bell Cranel was running around on the 5th Floor, trying to escape from the Minotaur that was after him. Cornered and ready to give up, he was saved by Ais Wallenstein. Ais asked if he was all right to which he quickly ran away due to embarrassment.
In love with Ais, Bell left the Dungeon. Still covered in blood, he made his way to the Guild to see Eina Tulle, who was shocked to see him covered with blood. She had him get rid of the blood on him before sitting down to discuss Ais Wallenstein. Eina quickly realized that Bell was in love with Ais but told him that being in different Familias would make it hard for them to be together. However, Eina cheered up a disheartened Bell by telling him that Ais may notice him if he became stronger.
The next morning, Bell headed out to the Dungeon as usual when he was stopped in front of the Hostess of Fertility by a waitress known as Syr Flova. She handed him a magic stone that he apparently dropped though he could've sworn that he traded them all in at the Guild the day before. After hearing his stomach growl, Syr decided to give him her lunch in exchange for him to come eat the Hostess of Fertility that night. Bell accepted and rushed off to the Dungeon.