KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World Episode 1 preview images are out on the website. The synopsis teases Megumin’s younger days as she enters school with one goal in mind — to learn explosion magic. The series will premiere on April 5, 2023 (Wednesday) at 25:00 JST. It will be available to watch on Crunchyroll and Bilibili in select regions. See the KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World Episode 1 preview images below:
Studio Drive is animating the KonoSuba spin-off series. The staff includes Yujiro Abe as series director, Makoto Uezu as series composition supervisor, Koichi Kikuta as character designer, and Masato Koda as music composer. Voice actresses Rie Takahashi and Aki Toyosaki will reprise their roles as Megumin and Yunyun, respectively.
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! is a light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima. Studio DEEN animated two seasons of the anime adaptation in 2016 and 2017. Studio Drive will handle the animation of the third season and the spin-off adaptation of the light novel, KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World.
Yen Press publishes the English version of the light novels and describes the plot of the spin-off as:
“My name is…
One year before a certain useless goddess and NEET extraordinaire hit the scene, Megumin, the “Greatest Genius of the Crimson Magic Clan,” is hard at work. Ever since a life-changing encounter in her youth, the young wizard has dedicated her every waking moment to the pursuit of the ultimate offensive magic, Explosion! (Well…every moment not spent hustling food from her self-proclaimed rival.) And while the big sister’s away, the little one will play. On a routine trip into the woods, Megumin’s little sister, Komekko, finds a strange black kitten. Little does she know that this cat plays a key role in unsealing a Dark God’s tomb…“
Source: Official Website
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