There is no anime that has been so loved by hardcore anime fans as “KonoSuba” (God’s blessing on this Wonderful World). Based on Natsume Akatsuki’s light novel series, the anime adaptation premiered in 2016. The premise of “KonoSuba,” like other anime series, centers on a character who is forced to survive in another world. What makes “KonoSuba’s” stand out is its use of humor and satire in a genre that often takes itself too seriously.
“KonoSuba” is about Kazuma Sato, an elderly Japanese shut-in, who after his death meets the Goddess Aqua, and is reincarnated into an MMORPG world. Kazuma is supposed to fight the Demon King but his alliance with Aqua, Megumin, an explosion-obsessed wizard, and Darkness make that seem impossible for his dysfunctional party.
The anime series produced two seasons, a movie and a chibi-style series featuring other characters from the isekai series. We are still waiting for Season 3 of this anime series. This is what we know so far.
When is KonoSuba Season 3 due to be released?
Official confirmation has yet to be made for Season 3 of “KonoSuba”. This doesn’t mean that the anime series is off the table. Fans are hopeful that there will be a new anime series. This is because Junichiro Tamura (Hello, Reddit) hosted a RedditAMA from Kadokawa in 2019. Tamura was involved in promotion and discussion of “The Rising of the Shield Hero,” but Kadokawa having produced the first “KonoSuba” light novels, there were questions about a Season 3. Tamura stated that “KonoSuba Season 3 is possible if the movie does well.”
Kadokawa has not made any official statements about the performance of “KonoSuba, God’s Blessing upon This Wonderful World!” Legend of Crimson” Crunchyroll reported the film’s opening weekend at the Japanese box office earned it 200 million yen. Anime News Network reported the film’s U.S. premiere was $1,134,786. According to Box Office Mojo, it has earned $5,078,942 worldwide. We could still be many years away from Season 3. If these numbers are good enough, we might not need to wait. It’s possible to expect a Season 3 in 2022 or 2023 if confirmed. However, there is no confirmation on that yet.
Who are the KonoSuba Season 3 Cast Members?
A cast for “KonoSuba Season 3” has not been announced yet. It’s safe to assume, however, that Season 3’s voice cast will also be returning, given the fact that Seasons 1 and 2, as well as the soundtrack for “KonoSuba”, are being used. Jun Fukushima was Kazuma, Sora Amamiya was Aqua, Ai Kayano Darkness, and Rie Takahashi Megumin.
A potential third season of “KonoSuba”, Season 3, might not have as many clear-cut production personnel as the voice cast. Studio Deen, the animation studio behind the two previous seasons of “KonoSuba”, was per Anime News Network. J.C. Staff was responsible for the animation of the movie. J.C. Staff could have been the studio that animated Season 3 if the film was deemed to have performed well. Production-wise, Takaomi Kawasaki, Makoto Uezu, and Masato Koda will likely return. They all worked in their respective roles on the film and its first two seasons.
What is the plot of KonoSuba Season 3’s third episode?
Although there is no official plot synopsis yet for Season 3, we are confident that we will be able to figure out the details if the series is based on light novels. “KonoSuba has been following the stories from the light novels very closely so far. With 17 volumes of the light novel series, “KonoSuba” has many story elements to choose from. Volumes 1 through 2 are the basis for Season 1, while Season 2 uses volumes 3 to 4. The film was also based on Volume 5. The film shows the party traveling to Megumin’s village and fighting Sylvia, a Demon King general. Kazuma and his group defeat Sylvia even though Sylvia manages to meld with two other generals in order to become a stronger form.
The next season will likely be based upon volume 6 and feature Kazuma’s meeting with The Crown following word spread about his victory against the Demon King. This meeting with royalty is a disaster and Kazuma ends up being separated from his party. The film also emphasized the budding romance between Kazuma, and Megumin. It’s possible that Season 3 will also explore this relationship.