Anime Spotlight - KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2

by ANN Staff,

KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2

Official Website: http://konosuba.com/
Official Twitter: @konosubaanime
On air starting January 12, 2017

Key Staff

Director: Takaomi Kanasaki
(Tokyo Ravens, Is This a Zombie?)
Series Composition: Makoto Uezu
(Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Is This a Zombie?)






Introduction

What a life in another world really needs is a big, great adventure... Wait, no it doesn't!

The definitive otherworldly comedy returns!

The anime adaptation of the Konosuba novels that have over two million copies in print returns with Takaomi Kanasaki as director, Makoto Uezu in charge of series composition, and production by Studio DEEN!

Story

Kazuma Sato -- a game-loving shut-in who was reincarnated in a different world due to an unforeseen accident -- is determined to become a hero and live the life of an adventurer in an RPG-like world.

However, he continues to live a humble existence in this other world, his dream of glory never quite coming true.

Aqua, a goddess who was thrown in as a bonus during his reincarnation process.
Megumin, an archwizard who can only cast one spell a day.
Darkness, a crusader whose attacks never connect.
Along with his party of three warriors -- who, despite their great powers, fail to live up to their potential -- Kazuma somehow keeps completing quests.

One day, however, a servant of the King came to Kazuma and his friends, who had saved the town from the Mobile Fortress Destroyer. His message?

"Adventurer Kazuma Sato. You are currently under suspicion of subversion of the state!"

...Which way is Kazuma's life as an adventurer in another world going!?

Characters

Kazuma
Voice: Jun Fukushima

Job: Adventurer (basic class)

Used to be a shut-in that loved games, but was reincarnated into another world. An average adventurer that has no traits other than having an extremely high luck status. As of late, he's started to think that defeating the evil overlord might be impossible.

Aqua
Voice: Sora Amamiya

Job: Archpriest (advanced class)
Likes: Delicious food, strangely-shaped rocks
Special talent: Party stunts

The goddess that sent Kazuma into another world. She also gets roped into the other world while she's at it. In order to return to her original world, she must defeat the evil overlord. She's the party's healer.

Megumin
Voice: Rie Takahashi

Job: Archwizard (advanced class)
Likes: Explosive magic
Special talent: Explosive magic
Hobby: Explosive magic

Genius mage with extraordinary powers, even among the crimson demons said to have high magical powers. She uses "explosive magic," the highest class of blast spells. She's a member of the party in charge of offensive magic.

Darkness
Voice: Ai Kayano

Job: Crusader (advanced class)
Likes: Cute things
Special talent: Fantasizing

A female knight who -- despite her cool and beautiful appearance -- has a habit of jumping into a group of enemies without thinking. Her attacks don't connect because of her clumsiness, but she's good at being a meat shield. Within the party, she is in charge of defense.

Luna
Voice: Sayuri Hara

The guild receptionist. She's big-sister figure that explains a variety of things to adventurers visiting the town of Axel.

Ruffian
Voice: Tetsu Inada

Job: Secret

A guy that always welcomes adventurers who drop by the guild.

Wiz
Voice: Yui Horie

Job: Magic Item Shopkeep and Archwizard (advanced class)

The shopkeep of a magic item store in the town of Axel. Pacifist. She has the will to work more than anyone, but has zero business skills. However, in reality, she is...

Yun Yun
Voice: Aki Toyosaki

Job: Archwizard (advanced class)

A Crimson Demon girl who views Megumin as her rival. Although she is very powerful, her one worry is that because she has common sense, she stands out amongst the Crimson Demon race, which is filled with weirdos.

Chris
Voice: Ayaka Suwa

Job: Thief

A friend of Darkness. She taught Kazuma a thief skill when he had just started on his adventure.

Mitsurugi
Voice: Takuya Eguchi

Job: Swordmaster (advanced class)

A handsome adventurer with a high sense of justice that wields the magic sword Gram.

Sena
Voice: Hitomi Nabatame

A royal inspector who was dispatched from the kingdom's capital to the town of Axel.

Vanir
Voice: Masakazu Nishida

A masked demon who loves the negative emotions that humans emit. He has the power to "see without obstruction."

Cast

Kazuma
Jun Fukushima
Aqua
Sora Amamiya
Megumin
Rie Takahashi
Darkness
Ai Kayano
Luna
Sayuri Hara
Ruffian
Tetsu Inada

Wiz
Yui Horie
Yun Yun
Aki Toyosaki
Chris
Ayaka Suwa
Mitsurugi
Takuya Eguchi
Sena
Hitomi Nabatame
Vanir
Masakazu Nishida

Staff

Original Story
Natsume Akatsuki (published by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko, KADOKAWA)
Original Story Illustrations
Kurone Mishima
Director
Takaomi Kanasaki
Series Composition
Makoto Uezu
Character Design
Kouichi Kikuta

Art Director
Masakazu Miyake
Color Coordinator
Saori Yoshida
Director of Photography
Hisashi Yonezawa
Editing
Kashiko Kimura
Sound Director
Yoshikazu Iwanami
Sound Effects
Yasumasa Koyama
Recording
Takayuki Yamaguchi
Sound Production
HALF H・P STUDIO
Music
Masato Coda
Music Production
NIPPON COLUMBIA
Animation Production
Studio DEEN
Produced by
KONOSUBA 2 Partners
Theme Songs
Opening Theme:
"TOMORROW" by Machico
Ending Theme:
"Ouchi ni Kaeritai" (I Want to Go Home) by
Aqua (voiced by Sora Amamiya), Megumin (Rie Takahashi), Darkness (Ai Kayano)

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