Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Anime Gets Film Project
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the anime franchise based on Natsume Akatsuki's KONOSUBA (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! or KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world!) light novel series revealed on Monday that the franchise is getting an anime film.
Voice actors Jun Fukushima and Rie Takahashi had announced on a radio program in July 2017 that a new anime project had been green-lit.
Takaomi Kanasaki is returning from the previous two anime seasons to direct the film at J.C. Staff (Studio DEEN animated the two TV anime series). Makoto Uezu is returning to write the scripts, Koichi Kikuta is returning to adapt Kurone Mishima's original character designs for animation, and Masato Kōda is returning to compose the music.
The returning cast includes:
- Jun Fukushima as Kazuma
- Sora Amamiya as Aqua
- Rie Takahashi as Megumin
- Ai Kayano as Darkness
- Yui Horie as Wiz
- Aki Toyosaki as Yunyun
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 in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan.
Yen Press is releasing the original light novels as well as Masahito Watari's manga adaptation in English.