The Konosuba Season 3 launch date is developing on the horizon. Pic credit score: Kurone Mishima

A brand new KonoSuba anime venture has formally been confirmed to be in manufacturing! In addition to KonoSuba Season 3, there shall be a Megumin spinoff primarily based on the Bakuen mild novel collection!

Anime Geek is predicting that the KonoSuba Season 3 launch date shall be in 2024.

The purpose is that the KonoSuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! launch date is confirmed to be in 2023. Both initiatives are being dealt with by the identical animation studio and most important employees.

Here is the primary KonoSuba Bakuen trailer PV.

The announcement of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World! Season 3 was initially made by the official Twitter account on July 18, 2021. At the time, the precise format was left unspecified.

“The new anime manufacturing has been determined!” acknowledged the official KonoSuba account. “A visible announcement of the brand new anime has been launched! Please stay up for additional information!”

On May 28, 2022, the KADOKAWA anime YouTube channel introduced the brand new anime initiatives through a New Information Unveiling Guest Special reside stream occasion that featured KonoSuba voice actors Jun Fukushima (Kazuma), Sora Amamiya (Aqua), Rie Takahashi (Megumin), and Ai Kayano (Darkness).

KonoSuba 3This KonoSuba Season 3 anime key visible was launched on May 28, 2022. Pic credit score: Studio Drive

In the previous, when the Megumin-centric movie was launched all anime followers had been hoping the third season was simply over the horizon. However, the collection switched animation studios from Studio DEEN to J.C. Staff for the movie venture, so what does that imply for the third season?

The studio and most important employees making the 2 KonoSuba initiatives had been additionally introduced on May 28, 2022. And it seems the anime collection is switching studios once more, however all the most important employees are returning.

KonoSuba Season 3 and the KONOSUBA: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! anime venture shall be animated by the Japanese animation firm Studio Drive. They’ve beforehand animated Vlad Love (an authentic story), To Your Eternity Season 2, Teppen!, and Uzamaki: Spiral Into Horror.

Chief Director Takaomi Kanasaki (Princess Connect! Re:Dive Season 2) is helming the KonoSuba initiatives together with most important director Yujiro Abe (episode director for Vlad Love, Great Pretender, Boruto, Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, Megalobox). Kanasaki can be appearing because the chief supervisor for the KonoSuba Explosion anime venture.

Writer Makoto Uezu (Kengan Ashura Season 2) is dealing with the collection composition. Artist Koichi Kikuta (Blue Reflection Ray) is the character designer (for the second season, he was additionally the chief animation director).

The KonoSuba Season 3 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme track music hasn’t been introduced but.

KonoSuba Megumin animeThe KonoSuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful! anime venture shall be a Megumin prequel primarily based on the sunshine novel collection. Pic credit score: Studio Drive

This announcement signifies that three out of 4 anime collection within the Kadokawa’s Isekai Quartet have now been renewed in 2021 (an Isekai Quartet film is even popping out in 2022).

First, the Overlord Season 4 anime TV collection and an Overlord film had been each confirmed to be in manufacturing in 2021. Then, The Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2 anime was additionally confirmed.

The solely collection to be left hanging is Re:Zero, however Re:Zero Season 3 appears very doubtless for the reason that producer has already brazenly mentioned the third season.

KonoSuba 3This KonoSuba Season 3 anime visible was launched on July 18, 2021. Pic credit score: Studio Drive

The launch date for the KonoSuba Season 3 anime was pushed a bit of additional over the horizon because of the KonoSuba film, KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Crimson Legend.

KonoSuba Season 3 additionally appeared very doubtless previously. Back then, Kadokawa producer named Junichiro Tamura claimed that KonoSuba Season 3 “has a great probability” if the Crimson Legend film does nicely in theaters. Still, even when there was discuss creating the third season the KonoSuba director was busy with different initiatives in 2021 and 2023, which explains why it took so lengthy. (Please see the discharge date part beneath for extra particulars.)

The wait has been lengthy for the brand new anime venture. The first KonoSuba film was initially teased throughout a July 2017 interview with Jun Fukushima and Rie Takahashi, the voice actors for KonoSuba characters Satou Kazuma and Megumin. Speaking throughout a HiBiKi radio program, the duo teased followers by claiming {that a} new KonoSuba anime venture primarily based on the unique Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! mild novel collection was within the works.

In June 2018 the official KonoSuba web site started reconstruction after which introduced the movie venture every week later. In May 2019 the official web site confirmed that the KonoSuba film was popping out on August 30, 2019.

While it was good that Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin, Darkness, and Yunyun had been returned for a movie, what type will this new journey take? Thankfully, the Crimson Legend film was a direct continuation, not an authentic story, and tailored Volume 5, the subsequent half in the principle story from the sunshine novels. That means KonoSuba Season 3 ought to decide up the story once more in mild novel Volume 6.

  • Updated August 26, 2022: KonoSuba: Bakuen launch date confirmed to be in 2023 by trailer PV 1.
  • Updated May 28, 2022: KonoSuba Season 3 confirmed to be in manufacturing together with KonoSuba Bakuen anime spinoff!
  • Updated May 18, 2022: KonoSuba anime announcement deliberate for May 2022.
  • Updated July 18, 2021: New KonoSuba anime confirmed!
  • Updated August 14, 2020: Added information about KonoSuba director and the way that impacts KonoSuba Season 3.
  • Updated April 2, 2020: Added data about KonoSuba’s ending within the novels.
  • Updated February 17, 2020: Added data on KonoSuba Season 2 English dub.
  • Updated March 25, 2019: Added new KonoSuba film trailer preview.
  • Updated February 11, 2019: Added Kadokawa producer’s feedback on KonoSuba Season 3 probabilities.
  • Updated February 7, 2019: Added new Crimson Legend trailer. Overhauled evaluation/spoilers primarily based on this data. Added KonoSuba English dub.
  • Updated January 23, 2019: Added leaked premiere date for the Crimson Legend film.
  • Updated January 2, 2019: Added KonoSuba film trailer/teaser video.
  • Updated December 14, 2018: Added the announcement of the official English translation of Bakuen mild novel collection.
  • Updated November 7, 2018: Added official title for the Konosuba film and a Konosuba: Crimson Legend teaser visible. Adjusted evaluation on this foundation.
  • Updated October 23, 2018: Added Konosuba film launch date timeframe, mild novel Volume 15 launch date, and up to date miscellaneous particulars.

This article gives every part that’s recognized about KonoSuba Season 3 (KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World! Season 3) and all associated information. As such, this text shall be up to date over time with information and rumors. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is understood for sure.

KonoSuba Season 3 launch date prediction: Sequel waited on the Director?

As of the final replace, Studio Drive, or any firm associated to the manufacturing of the anime has not formally confirmed the KonoSuba Season 3 launch date. However, the manufacturing of the KonoSuba sequel was confirmed on May 28, 2022.

Once the information is formally confirmed this text shall be up to date with the related info.

In the meantime, it’s potential to take a position about when the KonoSuba Season 3 premiere date will happen sooner or later.

When the primary season was being produced it was very doubtless that Studio Deen already knew that KonoSuba Season 2 could be launched the next yr. Episode 10 ended with a cliffhanger, whereas Episode 20 completed with Kazuma saying, “Thank you for the assist, everybody! Our true battle has simply begun, and that is just the start of our grand journey on this great world!”

That assertion might be interpreted as both a hopeful endorsement for KonoSuba Season 3 by the studio or an oblique commercial for the sunshine novels. Based on historical past, any official announcement regarding KonoSuba Season 3 will in all probability occur someday after the premiere of the Crimson Legend film.

A preferred YouTube video began the rumor that the producers had KonoSuba Season 3 canceled because of the wording of a thanks letter contained in KonoSuba Volume 11. Author Natsume Akatsuki mentioned in May 2017 that the “anime collaboration had ended for now, no less than.” He thanked the animators at Studio Deen for working with him, however neither confirmed nor denied KonoSuba Season 3.

Now that the KonoSuba film has been out for fairly a while, the groundwork for KonoSuba Season 3 has already begun since anime initiatives take years to develop. In the previous, some argued that switching animation studios for the film freed up Studio DEEN, however KonoSuba Season 3 is switching studios but once more and the principle employees from the primary two seasons had been a part of the venture together with J.C. Staff, anyway.

So it’s the principle employees that’s the most important issue. As an instance, KonoSuba director Takaomi Kanasaki labored as a contractor for each studios, however he’s been busy engaged on different initiatives. Since the final KonoSuba venture he contributed to the storyboards on Gleipnir and That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime however in 2020 he was the director for Princess Connect! Re:Dive anime at Cygames Pictures.

In 2021 and Winter 2022, the director was busy engaged on Princess Connect! Re:Dive Season 2. When the information got here out, Sakuga Blog’s kViN was requested, “So we now have to attend even longer for KonoSuba 3?” In response, the anime professional jokingly urged we may attempt cloning the director.

We now know that the July 2021 announcement was concerning the third season. By December 2022, it was recognized recognized that the KonoSuba Explosion TV collection was popping out in 2023, however not essentially KonoSuba Season 3. Therefore, it appears affordable to foretell that the KonoSuba Season 3 launch date in all probability received’t be till 2024 on the earliest.

Anime initiatives take years to develop and in 2017 many studios had been admitting that they had been scheduled all the best way up by 2020. Unfortunately, all the Japanese anime trade is dealing with rising pains attributable to a scarcity of human sources because of low animator wages.

Many anime studios are booked to capability they usually merely don’t have sufficient individuals to do the work. Many Japanese studios have come to depend on outsourcing work to Chinese and Korean studios and the worldwide coronavirus pandemic brought on many initiatives to be delayed.

KonoSuba Bakuen anime makes Megumin its explosive star

Is the KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World! film not fairly explosive sufficient for you? In addition to the movie and a 3rd season, the KonoSuba An Explosion on this Wonderful World! (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo!) mild novel spin-off collection primarily based on Megumin shall be tailored into an explosive new anime.

The Bakuen mild novels (“bakuen” actually interprets because the phrase explosion) are aspect tales that operate as a prequel to the principle occasions of the story. As of March 2019, the spin-off collection completed the ending in Bakuen Volume 5, which is greater than sufficient for an anime adaptation.

In December 2018, Yen Press introduced that it had acquired the English translation license for the Konosuba: An Explosion On This Wonderful World! mild novel collection. The English Bakuen Volume 5 was launched on August 24, 2021.

There can be the KonoSuba Dust spin-off Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! and the Wiz/Vanir spin-off Kono Kamen no Akuma ni Sodan wo! Unfortunately, these aspect tales are comparatively brief and would in all probability work higher as KonoSuba OVA 3.

KonoSuba Light Novel Series Compared To The Anime And Manga

The Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! mild novel collection first started being revealed in October 2013. The mild novels are primarily based on an internet novel, which will be accessed by net archives.

The launch date for KonoSuba Volume 16, Cult Syndrome was on November 1, 2018. Japanese e book writer Kadokawa has introduced that the KonoSuba Volume 17 launch date is scheduled for May 1, 2020. Volume 17 will comprise KonoSuba’s ending for all the collection.

READ: KonoSuba’s Ending In Novels To Be Extended Beyond The Web Novel

The official English translation by Yen Press is as much as Volume 11 as of December 2019. Volume 12 is scheduled for April 21, 2020.

KonoSuba Ending Novel Volume 17The cowl artwork for KonoSuba novel Volume 17. Pic credit score: Kurone Mishima

The KonoSuba manga collection began serializing inside Monthly Dragon Age in 2016 and it’s written by the unique creator and illustrated by Masahito Watari. KonoSuba manga Volume 11 launched on April 9, 2020. Based on the collection’ scheduled publishing historical past, KonoSuba manga Volume 12 is more likely to come out in fall 2020, with Volume 13 popping out in March or April 2021.

The Japanese manga has already handed the occasions of KonoSuba Season 2 and even the English translation by Yen Press has caught up. The English translation of manga Volume 10 got here out March 17, 2020.

The first anime season of KonoSuba aired through the 2016 winter anime season. KonoSuba Season 2 adopted up shortly, with the finale airing in March 2017 with a mixed complete of 20 episodes.

A KonoSuba English dub started releasing on Crunchyroll beginning in January 2019. A fan dub venture was briefly launched for restricted episodes however was ultimately taken down. Crunchyroll ultimately launched a KonoSuba Season 2 English dub on February 25, 2020.

Thankfully, the sunshine novel collection gives loads of supply materials for Studio DEEN (or J.C. Staff) to supply the KonoSuba Season 3 anime. The second season completed up occasions from Volume 4, and the KonoSuba film coated in full the occasions of Volume 5, so the third season will begin with the story from KonoSuba Volume 6.

Thus far, two books have been tailored per season. It’s potential that the film will pressure KonoSuba Season 3 to be a two-cour season primarily based on necessity. Without stepping into spoilers (see beneath), the story of Volume 6 is self-contained whereas Volume 7 ends with a minor cliffhanger that leads into Volume 8. All three volumes additionally symbolize an entire story arc.

If followers wish to learn the e book collection, it’s beneficial to start out from the start for the reason that anime adaptation modified and skipped sure occasions. Check out this hyperlink for the beneficial studying order.

KonoSuba OVA Episodes

In June 2016, a KonoSuba OVA (Original Video Animation) episode referred to as God’s Blessings on This Wonderful Choker! was launched. The anime brief had Kazuma placing a choker round his neck as a result of he believed it will grant needs, however as a substitute it’s slowly choking him to demise until he fulfills a want he’d unconsciously made when first donning the lethal magical merchandise. The first KonoSuba OVA episode was packaged with the restricted version of sunshine novel Volume 9.

KonoSuba OVA 2 was launched in July 2017 and it’s referred to as God’s Blessings on This Wonderful Work Of Art! Similar to the primary OVA, the second OVA was launched as a part of the restricted version Volume 12. KonoSuba OVA 2 tells the story of Kazuma’s celebration trying to find a robotic created by a Japanese neet who was reincarnated previously. There’s additionally a “fanboy” of Kazuma’s, however this fan might have an ulterior motive.

Unfortunately, neither one of many KonoSuba OVA episodes can be found on official streaming websites like Crunchyroll.

KonoSuba Movie Details

The new KonoSuba film targeted on Megumin and the Crimson Demon race. It’s a sensible transfer since Megumin is certainly the preferred character from the TV collection subsequent to finest lady Aqua. Volume 5 was additionally one of the crucial standard books within the collection, so it made sense for the Konosuba: Crimson Legend film to adapt the e book.

The greatest shock concerning the KonoSuba film announcement was that animation studio J.C. Staff was taking up from Studio Deen, which produced the primary two seasons. The excellent news is that the principle employees and forged had been stored the identical. Director Takaomi Kanasaki shall be returning in addition to character designer Koichi Kikuta, collection composition author Makoto Uezu, and music composer Masato Koda.

The KonoSuba film launch date occurred in Japan on August 30, 2019.

KonoSuba Season 3 anime had a ‘good probability’ if Crimson Legend film does nicely, says Kadokawa producer

When will KonoSuba Season 3 launch? Anime producers are used to listening to a refrain of “KonoSuba Season 3 pls” each time they’re requested questions by the general public, however throughout a Reddit Ask Me Anything Kadokawa producer Junichiro Tamura appeared to provide hope for the third season of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!

Now, Tamura joined the Reddit AMA primarily to debate The Rising Of The Shield Hero anime, which is his newest venture. So, when he was requested concerning the probabilities for KonoSuba Season 3, anime followers had been in all probability barely stunned by his response.

“KonoSuba Season 3 has a great probability if the film does nicely,” Tamura replied. In one other KonoSuba S3-related query, he defined that the decision-making course of for an additional season of any present “largely is dependent upon the recognition of the present.”

To put these responses into perspective, Tamura was additionally requested about No Game No Life Season 2, Re:Zero Season 2 (which has been confirmed to be in manufacturing), and The Melancholy Of Suzumiya Haruhi Season 3. The producer simply replied, “No remark,” every time. To be honest, Tamura was not concerned in any of these initiatives, however his remark about KonoSuba Season 3 stands out as a result of he’s additionally in a roundabout way concerned with the KonoSuba anime.

The complete field workplace was $7.57 million ($6.37 million in Japan alone). To put that quantity in perspective, movies like Psycho-Pass and Violet Evergarden posted related numbers and TV anime sequels had been greenlit for manufacturing. But Crimson Legend’s success was actually no Weathering With You or Your Name, which generated billions of yen every.

KonoSuba Megumin Explosion Light NovelYou can’t have KonoSuba mild novel artwork involving Megumin with out together with some explosions. Pic credit score: Kurone Mishima

KonoSuba Movie Spoilers: Crimson Legend Will Ship An Explosive Relationship

The ending of Season 2 left our “heroes” hanging out on the mansion.  Crimson Legend mave have tailored Volume 5, however first, the anime might want to return to the cliffhanger ending of Volume 4 that was skipped.

The e book epilogue ends with Crimson Magic Clan member Yunyun rapping on the door of the mansion. The flustered lady may barely converse. Kazuma was casually consuming tea since he was used to such developments, however then the red-faced Yunyun proclaimed, “I…! I…!! I wish to have Kazuma-san’s youngsters!” Needless to say, Kazuma spat out his tea.

Despite all of the commotion over that announcement, the actual purpose that Yunyun was there was to ship a letter from her father, the chief of Crimson Demon village. The Demon King was gearing as much as launch a significant offensive towards the village and Kazuma’s group determined to set out for Megumin’s homeland to assist struggle again.

As is likely to be anticipated, the remainder of the Crimson Demon clan is about as odd as Megumin and Yunyun. The village was began by a reincarnated Japanese particular person and Kazuma is ready to learn among the “artifacts” left behind. Their combating type is baffling as a result of they’d moderately look cool than be efficient in fight. Megumin might imagine explosions are superior, however the remainder of the clan look down on explosion magic customers.

Huge Spoiler Warning: The KonoSuba anime has sometimes defied isekai style stereotypes by turning them on their head and mocking them. The anime collection has up to now prevented the trimmings of harem animes, however when KonoSuba Volume 5 launched the Kazuma X Megumin ship formally sailed. Megumin even admits to her true emotions, though she denies feelings solely seconds later. And Megumin’s household solely makes issues worse. The rigidity will get even hotter when the 2 are locked in a bed room with a single mattress.

KonoSuba Volume 5 Megumin And Kazuma ShippingAnime followers in all probability aren’t anticipating romance contemplating how the interaction between characters has been dealt with up to now. Pic credit score: Kurone Mishima

The greatest improvement comes when Megumin is prepared to sacrifice her beloved explosion magic for the sake of the celebration. While this choice confirmed how a lot she cared for the others, Kazuma strikes her to tears by as a substitute shifting all of her factors into explosion magic. This gesture is what strikes Megumin’s coronary heart and he or she begins to have actual romantic emotions for Kazuma.

Unfortunately, the Demon King’s military leads Kazuma right into a entice: the Demon General Sylvia seems to be a towering lovely girl, however in actuality, this chimera creature is each a person and girl. Not understanding this, Kazuma is so drawn to the manipulative General that he decides to defect to the Demon King’s Army.

How will Megumin defeat the Demon King’s military now? Anime followers will simply have to look at the KonoSuba film to see the explosive ending.

KonoSuba Season 3 Spoilers (Plot Summary/Synopsis)

Note: The second season was greater than standard sufficient to justify a two-cour season for KonoSuba Season 3, however for the sake of simplicity, these spoilers will assume Studio Drive will do one other single-cour season with 10 to 13 episodes. As beforehand mentioned, it’s potential the third season might be greater than two books, nevertheless it’s additionally potential the Volume 7 cliffhanger shall be skipped equally to how Season 2 skipped the Volume 4 cliffhanger involving Yunyun.

Hearing of the celebration’s nice deeds, Princess Belzerg Stylish Sword Iris of the Kingdom of Belzerg invitations Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness to the royal palace to inform the story of their exploits. But Kazuma’s bloated ego is shortly deflated when his celebration is given all of the credit score as a result of he didn’t instantly interact in fight in any of their battles.

The King is away as a result of countless struggle with the Demon King and the the Aristocracy is upset as a result of a lot of the empire’s wealth is being pinched by an individual often known as The Chivalrous Thief. Kazuma tries to redeem himself by catching this thief, however he’s upset when he finds out the thief’s id. Kazuma turns into much more ashamed of himself when he loses to the Demon King’s military throughout a small skirmish, is slain, and have to be revived by the gods as soon as once more.

With his status royally trashed by the the Aristocracy, the dejected adventurer finds himself on their own, separated from the celebration. Thus, the foremost theme of this story is Kazuma discovering his personal self-worth by discovering areas through which he can excel.

One of the opposite themes of KonoSuba Volume 6 is divine relics, that are highly effective magical gadgets given to reincarnated Japanese individuals. Divine relics are so overpowered that when their homeowners die the gods will try to retrieve them earlier than anybody can use them for excellent evil. As it so occurs, Princess Iris has a particular necklace that may be a divine relic and the goddess Eris needs Kazuma to retrieve it.

Kazuma finally ends up partying up with The Chivalrous Thief when a conspiracy to impersonate the royal household requires that he infiltrate the empire all on his personal. Kazuma takes on the id of the Masked Chivalrous Thief and he manages to singlehandedly beat Claire, Rain, and Mitsurugi. The masked Kazuma is so superior that Megumin fangasms at his heroics.

KonoSuba Volume 6 Masked ThiefKazuma actually steps as much as the plate when he’s compelled to take motion on his personal. Pic credit score: Kurone Mishima

Since that is KonoSuba we’re speaking about, nothing goes fairly as anticipated and Kazuma by accident steals a magical ring from Princess Iris. This ring requires that the possessor marry royalty and but the princess is simply 12 years outdated! How will Kazuma resolve this new disaster?

Speaking of marriage, Volume 7: 110-Million Bride is all about princess Darkness getting hitched! Kazuma is taking it simple after piling up cash from defeating Demon King’s generals, however Darkness is nowhere to be discovered and all of a sudden a resignation letter turns up. And now there are rumors that Darkness left to marry a Lord?

Hopefully, KonoSuba Season 3 will shock everybody by adapting greater than two volumes of the sunshine novels. Indeed, let’s simply hope that Studio Drive plans on releasing the third season sooner moderately than later. Stay tuned!

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