Whether you are already a fan of anime or are searching the web for new anime recommendations, you’ve come to the right place. Here is both your necessary info on the series and the latest news on the future of Konosuba.
The series follows Kazuma Sato who plunges into the world of fantasy, monsters, and devil kings after his untimely death.
With the infamous trope of ‘I don’t go looking for trouble, trouble usually finds me’, this series is based on a light manga targeting middle and high school kids and can also be a refreshing story for adults looking for light entertainment.
Here is all you need to know about the upcoming season that has recently been confirmed.
KonoSuba Season 3 Release Date
Konosuba season 3 has been announced, but there is no release date. The production will most likely take two to three years before it comes to our screens.
The light novel was originally published in 2013, with its manga adaptation in 2014, and then the anime series was produced in 2016, with its second season following shortly in 2017. A film adaptation was released in 2019, receiving critical acclaim far into 2021.
Even though there has been no announcement officially, Crunchyroll gave us a teaser of sorts saying that the franchise has more anime in the works!
#BREAKING KONOSUBA Officially Has More Anime in the Works!
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) July 18, 2021
It is no wonder season 3 is likely under production and set to be released sometime in 2023. However, no official statement has so far been released by the team.
Konosuba Season 3 – what we know so far
Konosuba is based on light novel series of the same name written by Akatsuki Natsume. It was directed by Kanasaki Takaomi and was animated by Studio DEEN.
The upcoming season is going to be animated by Studio Drive. The new season was announced on July 18, 2021, and since then the Studio has not given a release date as of yet.
Characters that will be returning in season 3
It is no question the team of four will definitely reprise their role in the third season; Kazuma Sato, the goddess Aqua, the crusader called Darkness, and Megumin.
However, Natsumi Akatsuki, the writer of the original light novel has released up to 17 volumes of the story, of which only 5 have thus far been utilized for the televised adaptation. It is no wonder many more characters will potentially be introduced in this third season.
What will be included in season 3?
It is likely the story will pick up from volume 6. Troubles again surface after the short-lived victory that Kazuma and his team has over the Demon King as they attend a meeting with The Crown.
So, if you want to continue the story from where the anime left off, you can read Konosuba Light Novel Volume 6.
How Many Volumes of Konosuba Are There?
As of today, there are a total of 17 columns of the Konosuba series. In addition, there are four spinoffs and a manga adaptation.
The light novel of Konosuba finished with 17 volumes. Natsume Akatsuki released the last volume in May 2020.
Even if we do get Konosuba Season 3 this year, it is possibly going to take five years for the light novels to get translated into anime.
If you don’t want to wait that far, considering a lot of uncertainties, I recommend reading Konosuba light novels in paperback for the entire story.
Konosuba Season 3 Trailer
The trailer for Season 3 of Konosuba has not been released yet.
Many fans are unaware of the film adaptation of the anime. Therefore, while we wait for the official trailer of season 3, here is the trailer of the film adaptation by the name of Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson. It is a sequel to season 2 and the third season will surely be picked up from here.
Konosuba Reviews and Ratings
For any anime to have s sequel, positive reviews and fan rating is important. No anime can continue for long without support from fans.
Luckily, Konosuba is a popular anime with positive reviews. The anime series has a rating of 7.8/10 on IMDB with five nominations for Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
According to fans, the show is full of laughter and amazing characters. It has great animation as well, with a lot of fan service loveable characters, and a hilarious storyline.
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! is highly popular with an audience score of 8.12 on MyAnimeList, and a Popularity Ranking of 39.
According to critics, the show is very unique and the RPG harem anime explores different themes and philosophies. It focuses on pure entertainment and is very good and interesting even though most comedy anime are destined for failure.
Konosuba Cast and Characters
Wherever the story picks up from again, the following four actors will surely be returning for their roles.
- Jun Fukushima, as Kazuma
- Sora Amamiya, as Aqua
- Rie Takahashi, as Megumin
- Ai Kayano, as Darkness
- Sayuri Hara as Luna
- Ayaka Suwa as Chris
- Tetsu Inada as Ruffian
- Junji Majima as Dust
- Yui Horie as Wiz
Directors: Takaomi Kanasaki, Yasuo Iwamoto
Where to Stream Konosuba
When it comes to Netflix’s most-watched anime series, Konosuba is the best show out there. The comedy series is very funny with amazing characters. Konosuba season 1 and season 2 are available to stream on Netflix.
If we talk about season 3, although there is no official release date, we are sure that it will return to Netflix.
Hopefully, now you know everything about Konosuba Season 3 release date and streaming platform availability. Let’s hope we get the latest season as soon as possible and more after that.
There has been no official announcement regarding season 3 of Konosuba yet. I will keep you updated regarding the latest news and announcements, so stay tuned!