Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Gets 3 New Spinoff Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
The February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive announced on Wednesday that it will launch "pre-serializations" for two manga based on Natsume Akatsuki's KONOSUBA (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! or Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!) light novel series in its next issue on January 27. Similarly, the February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace also announced on Tuesday that another new manga related to KONOSUBA will launch in the March issue on January 27.
Kasumi Morino will continue the Kono Subarashi Sekai ni Bakuen o (Fiery Explosions on This Wonderful World) manga, a spinoff about Megumin, with Zoku Kono Subarashi Sekai ni Bakuen o (Continuation Fiery Explosions on This Wonderful World, pictured left in image above). The original spinoff launched in Comic Alive in April 2016, and the fifth volume will ship on January 23.
Suzume Somemiya (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Nichijō o! manga) will launch a manga adaptation (pictured right in image above) of Akatsuki's spinoff novel Kono Kamen no Akuma ni Sōdan o! (Discussions With the Demon of This Mask). The novel focuses on Vanir as he resolves problems for other characters such as Yunyun and Iris. The novel shipped in April 2016.
Tamako Buta will draw Shōnen Ace's new manga, titled Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Extra: Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkō o! (Spotlight on That Fool Also!, pictured above), beginning this winter. It is based on Hirukuma's "slightly ecchi" spinoff novel series of the same name. The first volume shipped on August 1 and the second volume shipped on December 1. The story focuses on Dust.
Masahito Watari launched the main manga adaptation of the original novels in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine in September 2014. Yen Press is releasing the manga, and the original novels, in North America.
The original light novels center 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. A new anime project has been green-lit.