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Crunchyroll, Fathom Events Screen KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! Anime Film on November 12

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Film will screen in over 600 U.S. theaters

Crunchyroll and Fathom Events announced on Tuesday that they will screen KONOSUBA - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World– Legend of Crimson (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Kurenai Densetsu), the anime film based on Natsume Akatsuki's Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! light novel series, as part of the Crunchyroll Movie Night events. The film will screen in over 600 theaters in the United States on November 12 only at 7:00 p.m. local time.

Crunchyroll is streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the film.

Crunchyroll describes the film:

A video game-loving shut-in, Satou Kazuma's life should've ended when he was hit by a truck, but through a twist of fate, he ends up reincarnating in another world--and dragging the troublemaking goddess, Aqua, the wildly dorky mage, Megumin, and the unrelentingly delusional lady knight, Darkness, with him.

Now, the Crimson Demon village that Megumin and Yunyun are from is facing a threat that could mean it's ending. Kazuma and his gang follow Yunyun, who returns to the Crimson Demon village intent on saving it... when they are faced with their greatest threat yet! What will become of the unremarkable adventurer Kazuma's life in another world?!

Crunchyroll is also releasing a "Konosuba" capsule collection in November, which will include a T-shirt with a visual from the film as part of its Crunchyroll Loves streetwear label. Crunchyroll also released new stickers based on the film on its Crunchyroll Digital Drops app.

Crunchyoll previously stated in July that it will "bring over" the film.

The film opened in Japan on August 30, and ranked at #8 in its debut weekend. The film had earned 510,601,900 yen (about US$4.72 million) as of September 15. The movie will have 4DX screenings in Japan beginning on October 4.

Takaomi Kanasaki returned from the previous two anime seasons to direct the film at J.C. Staff (Studio DEEN animated the two TV anime series). Makoto Uezu returned to write the scripts, Koichi Kikuta returned to adapt Kurone Mishima's original character designs for animation, and Masato Kōda returned to compose the music. Machico returned to perform the film's theme song. Ai Kayano, Rie Takahashi, and Sora Amamiya also returned to perform the ending song for the film as their respective characters. The film features a returning cast.

The original light 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, and debuted an English dub for the first season on January 15.

Yen Press is releasing the original light novels and Masahito Watari's manga adaptation in English. The company has also licensed the Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! spinoff novel series.

Source: Press release


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