KonoSuba Comedy Fantasy Anime Gets New Anime Project

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st season of anime premiered January 2016, 2nd season in January 2017

Voice actors Jun Fukushima and Rie Takahashi announced on the HiBiKi radio program on Tuesday that Natsume Akatsuki's KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! light novels are inspiring a new anime project. The announcement did not reveal the format for the anime. Fukushima and Takahashi play the characters Kazuma and Megumin in the anime, respectively.

The original light novels centers on Kazuma, a shut-in student who dies in a traffic accident, but meets the goddess Aqua after death. He is given the chance to reincarnate in a fantasy world and can keep one thing with him. When he decides to choose Aqua herself, they are both transported to their new lives. The pair go on quests to earn just enough to buy food, shelter, and clothing, and eventually hire the sorceress Megumin and swordswoman Darkness, who they quickly learn are just as useless as they are.

The novels inspired two television anime seasons. The first season premiered in January 2016, and the second season premiered earlier this year in January. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan.

The novels are also inspiring a manga by Masahito Watari. Yen Press is releasing both the original light novels and the manga in English. The light novels and anime are inspiring a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game, which is slated for September 7 in Japan.

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