The previously announced KonoSuba new anime project is an adaptation of KonoSuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! spin-off light novel that focuses on Megumin. Rie Takahashi is returning to voice Megumin and Aki Toyosaki is reprising her role as Yunyun. Studio Drive will be handling the animation.
Teaser visual was revealed:
KonoSuba: An Explosion On This Wonderful World Spin-Off (Bakuen)
Yen Press describes the plot of the spin-off light novel that began serialization in 2014 as:
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…
Staff for the anime was revealed as well (same as KonoSuba Season 3 staff):
- Director: Yujiro Abe (episode director on Great Pretender, Kaguya-sama Love Is War 1-2)
- Chief Director: Takaomi Kanyasaki (KonoSuba)
- Series Composition: Makoto Uezu (KonoSuba 1-2)
- Character Design: Koichi Kikuta (KonoSuba)
The information was teased last week and revealed during a special program in which the cast of the anime did quests that revealed the secrets. Season 3 of the main anime series was also announced. The main KonoSuba cast attended the stream:
- Jun Fukushima as Kazuma
- Sora Amamiya as Aqua
- Rie Takahashi as Megumin
- Ai Kayano as Darkness
KonoSuba will also be a part of Kadokawa’s Readpia stage and a key visual for that was also revealed.
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!) written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima is light novel series that first started publishing in 2013. The series ended in 2020, after 17 volumes. The series received multiple spin-offs and side stories, along with an anime adaptation. The first season of the anime adaptation was animated by Studio DEEN. It aired in the Winter 2016 anime season and had 10 episodes. Season 2, titled KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! 2, also had 10 episodes and aired in the Winter 2017 season. Both seasons were followed by an OVA episode.
J.C. Staff animated the KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! Movie: Legend of Crimson movie, which premiered in 2019. In addition to TV anime and the movie, KonoSuba is a part of the Isekai Quartet universe.
Yen Press licensed the series in English and describes the plot as:
Game loving shut-in Kazuma Sato’s life as a young schoolboy in Japan abruptly comes to an early end…or at least it was supposed to. When he opens his eyes, though, he sees a beautiful goddess that offers him a once in an after-lifetime chance to be reborn in a parallel world. The catch is that the world is violent and threatened by a growing evil! Fortunately, he can choose any one thing to bring with him. So he chooses the goddess, Aqua! And so his adventure with his gorgeous companion begins–if he could just get enough money and food to survive, keep his goddess out of trouble, and avoid grabbing the attention of the Demon King’s army!