'KonoSuba' confirms season 3 and TV anime for spinoff 'An Explosion on This Wonderful World'
It's a double celebration for KonoSuba fans with the main series getting a season 3 and the spinoff also receiving a TV anime adaptation.
By: Nicole S. Castro on May 28, 2022 at 21:53 PHT
It's a double treat for KonoSuba fans as the series is getting not one but two upcoming TV anime adaptations: a season 3 for main series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!, and an anime for spinoff series Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!
Both TV anime will be produced by studio Drive. As of writing, the broadcast dates have not been revealed.
Here is the teaser visual for season 3 of God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!
And here is the teaser visual for the anime adaptation of An Explosion on This Wonderful World!
KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! is a Japanese light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima. The series follows Kazuma Satō (CV: Jun Fukushima), a boy who experiences an untimely and embarrassing death that results in him reincarnating into a fantasy world with MMORPG elements where he forms a dysfunctional adventuring party with a goddess, an archwizard, and a crusader. The light novel was published by Kadokawa Shoten under the company's Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint from October 2013 to May 2020.
A manga adaptation with illustrations by Masahito Watari and Joseph Yokobori began serialization in Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age magazine in October 2014. The TV anime adaptation by Studio Deen aired in 2016 (season 1) and 2017 (season 2).
Meanwhile, spinoff light novel series KonoSuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! was published from 2014 to 2019, also published by Kadokawa. The manga adaptation with illustrations by Kasumi Morino was serialized in Monthly Comic Alive from 2016 to 2017. The series stars Crimson Magic Clan members Megumin and Yunyun, with Megumin taking the unconventional path of exploring explosion magic.
Source: KonoSuba official Twitter, official website
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.