The anime adaptation of the popular isekai light novel by Natsume Akatsuki and Kurone Mishima, KONOSUBA – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! officially announced both its long-awaited third season and a new prequel spin-off centered around Megumin.
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Both projects were officially revealed to be in production on May 28 during the KONOSUBA channel’s New Information Reveal Quest special livestream event hosted by the series’ main cast including Jun Fukushima (Kazuma Sato), Sora Amamiya (Aqua), Rie Takahashi (Megumin) and Ai Kayano (Darkness).
These twin announcements were confirmed by the Konosuba anime’s official Twitter account later the same day.
Speaking first to Konosuba’s main series, the account tweeted (via Google Translate), “After the first and second seasons of the TV anime and the movie ‘Legend of Crimson’, a third season has been decided !” alongside the first key visual of the season.
In a follow-up tweet, the account revealed that the season will feature direction by Yujiro Abe (Megalobox), composition by Makoto Uezu, and character design by Koichi Kikuta, the latter two of whom have held their respective roles in the various productions. from Konosuba. .
Additionally, the account revealed that for the third season, studio Drive will be taking over animation duties from Studio Deen.
Regarding the adaptation of the Megumin prequel novel An Explosion on this Wonderful World!, which will feature the same production staff as the main series’ third season, the account reiterated that the “popular spin-off” was given “the decision to be made into a television animation”.
Additionally, he shared the series’ first key visual, featuring a starry-eyed Megumin gazing wistfully.
Set a year before Kazuma’s arrival in Axel, the prequel’s story, as depicted by Yen Presssees Megumin “working hard”, as “since a life-changing encounter in her youth, the young witch has devoted every moment of her awakening to the pursuit of the ultimate offensive magic, Explosion!”
“(Well…every moment not spent shoving her self-proclaimed rival’s food.)” continues the synopsis provided by the publisher. “And while the big sister is away, the little one will play. On a routine trip to the woods, Megumin’s little sister Komekko finds a strange black kitten. She does not know that this cat plays a key role in opening the tomb of a Dark God.
Following the unveiling of these announcements, Akatsuki tweeted in celebration, “A 3rd season of KonoSuba and a blast on this wonderful world! the spin-off anime has been decided!
“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time! Yay!” he wrote. “And three days later, on June 1, Combatant Volume 7 will be released. Sorry for the wait! Also, the movie version of ‘Isekai Quarter’ will be released on June 10. Rejoice too! More work! Yay!”
Offering his own thoughts, Mishima added, “Thank you for the Kono Subaru Channel Special! Everyone’s tension was high from the start and that made me smile too! I am so happy!”
“2 anime for real!” she exclaimed. I did it!”
Currently, the first two seasons of KONOSUBA -God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! are available to stream on Crunchyroll!
“After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato’s disappointing life was supposed to be over, but he wakes up to see a beautiful girl in front of him,” reads a synopsis for the series provided bythe streaming service.. “She pretends to be a goddess, Aqua, and asks him if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him.”
“Kazuma decides to bring the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure, ruled by a demon king,” he clarifies. “Now, Kazuma only wants to live in peace, but Aqua wants to solve many problems of this world, and the demon king will only close his eyes for so long…”
In parallel with these first two seasons, Crunchyroll is also offering the film Legend of Crimson, the first complete cinematic release from the Konosuba franchise.
“One day, the Crimson Demon girl, Yun Yun, says something that freezes the whole group,” Crunchyroll says of the film. “I want to have your babies, Kazuma!” Upon hearing the details, it turns out that the Crimson Demon Village that Megumin and Yunyun hail from faces a threat that could spell its end.
“Kazuma and his gang follow Yunyun, who returns to the Crimson Demon Village with the intention of saving him, as they face their greatest threat yet!” they conclude. “What Will Happen to Commonplace Adventurer Kazuma’s Life in Another World?!”
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