It had already been announced a few days, but it has been confirmed that ‘Konosuba’ will return for a third season. Of course, the announcement has come with the unexpected surprise that the spin-off novels ‘Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World’ They will also have their own anime adaptation.
New animation studio, but same creative team
The first two seasons of the anime (which can be seen on Netflix) were developed from Studio DEEN, with JC Staff animating the 2019 film. The development of the anime series has changed hands again and this time from Studio Drive They will be in charge of animating the third season.
This anime studio has been involved in several powerful series in recent years, mainly doing assists for anime like ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ and ‘Ranking of Kings’. Studio Drive has several very exciting projects ahead of it, including the adaptation of ‘Uzumaki’ by Junji Itō and ‘To Your Eternity’ season 2, both premiering next fall.
Although there is a change of study, the third season of ‘Konosuba’ recovers part of the creative team of the previous installments. Takaomi Kanasaki becomes executive director of the series, with Yūjiro Abe coming back to the team as the anime’s new main director. Makoto Uezu returns as composer of the soundtrack and koichi kikuta will once again be in charge of character design.
The main cast is also expected to return and it has already been confirmed that it will be re-introduced. Jun Fukushima like kazuma, sora amamiya like Aqua, Rie Takahashi like Megumin, and Ai Kayano like Darkness.
spin-off in sight
The same creative team will also produce the adaptation of ‘Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World’which will star Megumin and will focus on her own adventures.
There are still not too many details about the third season or the new series, so it would be necessary to aim for a premiere at the earliest for 2023. It is also not known for sure if the movie ‘KonoSuba!: Legend of Crimson’ will be considered canon for the continuity of the story or the third season will continue directly after the end of the second season.
#breaking News: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! (Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!) spin-off light novel gets TV anime; Yuujirou Abe (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai episode director) directs series at animation studio Drive #このすば https://t.co/nVHW1QqZ9v pic.twitter.com/Y7wbGNGBOq
— MyAnimeList (@myanimelist) May 28, 2022
‘Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!’, usually shortened to just ‘Konosuba’ is based on the light novels by Natsume Akatsuki illustrated by Kurone Mishina. The series focuses on Kazuma Satō, a very reclusive boy who dies trying to save himself from being run over. However, he awakens in a fantasy world very similar to an online video game where he teams up with a paladin, an archmage, and a beautiful goddess named aqua to defeat a demon king.