“KonoSuba!”: More Info About Its Third Season

February 5, 2024

As we had mentioned in our previous post about “KonoSuba!”’s third season, we knew it was set to premiere in April, but without a confirmed date or further details. Now, however, we’re back with all the information.

On the official website for the anime adaptation of the light novels written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima, “KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!” (“Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!“) the main promotional visual for the project was revealed. Additionally, in the same press release, it was also announced that, although the premiere is still scheduled for this upcoming April in Japan, there will be a special pre-release event before that date!

Natsume Akatsuki began publishing the light novels in October 2013 through Kadokawa, with illustrations by Kurone Mishima, and concluded in May 2020, by which time a total of 17 volumes had been released. In addition to the manga adaptation, the anime adaptation has to date a total of 20 episodes distributed over two seasons that were produced by Studio Deen.

Voice Cast

  • Jun Fukushima as Kazuma Satou.
  • Sora Amamiya as Aqua.
  • Rie Takahashi as Megumin.
  • Ai Kayano as Darkness.
  • Kanon Takao as Iris.
  • Sayuri Yahagi as Claire.
  • Reina Ueda as Lain.

Production Team

  • Takaomi Kanasaki (Lupin III: princess of the breeze – Kakusareta Kuuchuu Toshi, Tokyo Ravens, Princess Connect! Re:Dive) is in charge of the chief direction.
  • Yujiro Abe (Super Cub, Vlad Love, Kaguya-sama: Love is War) directs this third season at Studio Drive (Vlad Love, ACTORS: Songs Connection).
  • Makoto Uezu (Gyakuten Sekai no Denchi Shoujo, Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, Kengan Ashura) returns to oversee the scriptwriting and supervision.
  • Kouichi Kikuta (BLUE REFLECTION RAY, Tamayomi, Seitokai Yakuindomo) is back for character design.
Source: KADOKAWAanime Official YouTube Channel

Synopsis of “KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!”

The story revolves around Kazuma Satou, a young hikikomori who dies unexpectedly and, instead of finding the afterlife, meets Aqua, a goddess who offers him the chance to reincarnate in a fantasy world with the goal of defeating a Demon King. He is given the opportunity to take anything he wants with him, and he chooses Aqua, hoping her divine powers will be useful. However, he soon finds out Aqua is incredibly incompetent and less helpful than he expected.

Once in the fantasy world, Kazuma realizes life is not as easy as he had hoped. Despite his aspirations of adventure and defeating the Demon King, he becomes embroiled in a series of comedic mishaps. Alongside Aqua, they recruit two other equally unusual companions: Megumin, a mage obsessed with a single, powerful spell that depletes all her energy when used, and Darkness, a masochistic knight who can barely hit her target. Together, they form a disastrous but endearing team, tackling absurd quests and often causing more problems than they solve, all while exploring the world and learning to work together. The series is known for its humor, quirky characters, and parody of classic fantasy story tropes.

KonoSuba!” is one of those titles with which almost all of us are familiar, whether because of its attractive and casual proposal, or that unique sub-style (we might say) within the “isekai” genre, partly funny and at the same time tender, which prompts quick empathy with its characters, to the point of making us happy, amused, or even sad when things go wrong for them, which is more often than they’d like, lol!… Leave us in the comments the best moments you remember from “KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!“, the ones you found most amusing, or simply felt a “connection” with… Of course, yes, we’ll be reading! 🙂

Images Source: KADOKAWAanime Official YouTube Channel, Anime Time Media