Konosuba Season 3 has not been confirmed! No official date has been released. But with the global success of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson movie. A season 3 announcement might just come sooner than expected!
Why didn’t KonoSuba get a season 3?
KonoSuba Season 2 came out way back in 2016, and despite the immediate success of the Anime and the boom in the Light Novel sales, the series did not continue for a Season 3.
This is attributed to the fact that Kadokawa, the publisher of KonoSuba light Novel, focuses more on using anime to boost Light Novel sales rather than making a profit off of the animation.
And tripling the Light Novel sales after just 2 seasons, there was just no need for a KonoSuba Season 3 back then. But the story is different now.
What are the chances that KonoSuba will get a season 3?
KonoSuba released a brand-new movie that did exceptionally well in the Box office. The movie was extremely well received and showed Kadokawa that there is still a huge demand for another season, not only in Japan but also Internationally.
And the timing couldn’t be better. As Junichiro Tamura, a producer at Kadokawa, also released a statement that said something along the lines of, “KonoSuba Season 3 has a good chance if the movie does well in theatres”.
So, with all the skeptics at hand, let’s look at KonoSuba for what it is, the series’ progression over the years and the implications of KonoSuba Season 3.
Kazuma is a High-School Shut-in who dies in an accident. But instead of going to Heaven or Hell, he wakes up to a goddess who offers to reincarnate him in a parallel fantasy world.
Kazuma jumps at this new opportunity. And with the catch being the need to defeat the Demon lord as the new hero, he couldn’t be happier.
But as his Divine gift from the heavens, he chooses the goddess herself for laughing at him. Now, granted the Goddess to help him defeat the Demon Lord. He starts his journey in this new world of magic.
KonoSuba Light Novel:
KonoSuba started as a Web Novel series in late 2012. The Author Natsume Akatsuki published KonoSuba on a user-generated novel website called Shōsetsuka ni Narō.
From there, it was picked up by Kadokawa and serialized under their Kadokawa Shoten’s Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko Imprint on October 1, 2013.
The Light Novel was an immediate success. With illustrations from Kurone Mishima, the Light Novel garnered a fanbase that grew with every new volume released.
How many Volumes are in KonoSuba?
KonoSuba Light Novel has 16 main-story volumes and 12 specials released in Japan as of March 2020. The Light Novel has a very good publishing rate.
A new book gets released every 4 to 6 months. This gives KonoSuba a nice publishing balance which is essential for a Light Novels long term success.
Is KonoSuba Light Novel still ongoing?
Yes, KonoSuba Light Novel is still ongoing. A new special Knight vows to you was released in January 2020 and fans are still waiting for Volume 17 which is expected to be released sometime this year.
Is KonoSuba being translated?
For all those KonoSuba fans who can’t read Japanese. Yen Press has come to your rescue. They announced their licensing in May 2016 and since have translated 11 volumes and 2 specials.
With more translations on the way, western fans can expect a translation rate of one volume every 4 months which consistent with the authors’ release pattern. But the translation is 5 volumes behind so unless they pick up the pace, fan translations are the only way to keep up with the Light Novels.
How are the sales of KonoSuba Light Novel?
KonoSuba Light Novel sales, as previously mentioned, have been amazing. The series has a staggering 120,000+ sales per volume in Japan. According to KonoSuba’s website, the series has collectively sold over 8.5 million copies.
This includes all foreign and domestic sales. Even the Author Natsume Akatsuki was surprised by this kind of growth. And he even commented on this growth in one of his interviews back in 2017. He said,
“I feel like I have done something that is far out of my control…”
In the true spirit of KonoSuba, the situation has been truly blown out of proportion.
A manga adaption of KonoSuba began in October of 2014. It is Illustrated by Masahito Watari and began serialization Fujimi Shobo’s Monthly Dragon and as of March 2020, 11 Tankobon volumes of the comedy manga have been released.
A short spinoff-manga, A Spotlight For (Even) This fool! Gifting this Wonderful World with Blessings! Extra was bundled with volume 12 of the Light Novel. This short was Illustrated by Kuma Hiru and Hagure Yuki and followed the story of the Yellow-haired Dust through some of his adventures.
Another spinoff manga Called KonoSuba: Gifting this wonderful world with explosions was released in 2016. Illustrated by Morino Kasumi, the manga mainly focuses on Megumi and her day to day adventures.
The 5-volume manga ended in December 2017. A sequel of the manga has since been serialized by Comic Alive and with 4 volumes out as of March 2020, the manga is still ongoing.
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Is Konosuba Manga being translated?
Yes, Yen Press again comes to the rescue. They announced the acquisition of the manga with the Novels back in 2016. They have translated the first 10 volumes of the main konoSuba manga along with the 4 volumes of KonoSuba: Gifting this wonderful world with explosions as of March 2020.
KonoSuba’s adaptation is highly acclaimed in the anime community. The anime is not only popular in Japan but also has a huge fan following internationally in the wider anime community. KonoSuba is a loved Isekai that even Isekai haters praise for its new take on the old setting.
Is KonoSuba worth watching?
Yes, KonoSuba is a worthwhile watch. With its comedic, somewhat satirical atmosphere and a laidback narrative, KonoSuba has a very enjoyable story.
It has hands down one of the best Voice Acting in anime and combining that with a new take on the old Japanese Gags and characters that everyone can relate with, KonoSuba has is a specter of genres that every anime fan should.
Or at least give a chance to because such gems are very rare to come by and at a time when every troupe in Isekai has been infinitely repeated. KonoSuba is a refreshing anime that everyone can enjoy.
When was KonoSuba Adapted?
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! was adapted by studio DEEN in 2016. The Anime’s Season 1 had a winter run from January 14, 2016, till March 17, 2016. With only 10 episodes for season 1, the fandom demanded another season.
Kadokawa listened to the fans clamoring and continued the series for a season 2 in January 2017. KonoSuba Season 2 also had a 10 episode long run from Jan 12, 2017, to March 16, 2017.
How many volumes does KonoSuba Anime Cover?
The 20 combined episodes of both KonoSuba season 1 and KonoSuba season 2 cover the first 4 volumes of the Light Novel series. Although the anime did skip some parts of the light novel, the adaptation stays true to the story in the Light Novels.
How many DVD’s did KonoSuba sell?
The individual seasons of Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! are 10 episodes long which is quite short for normal anime. The Blue-ray sales of KonoSuba are really good and combined with the short anime factor, they are excellent.
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 1 Sold 14,466 Blu-ray DVDs and Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 2 sold 13,082 Blu-ray DVDs. The Blueray included some new Ova which covered some of the content that was skipped by the anime.
A movie adaptation of KonoSuba was announced by J.C STAFF in June 2018. The same main cast from Studio DEEN repeated their roles in this adaptation. The Movie was a direct sequel, covering Volume 5 of the Light Novel Lets Go, Crimson Magic of Explosion!
When was KonoSuba: Legend of Crimson movie released?
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson movie was first released in Japan on August 30, 2019. The international premiere of the film was held on November 12, 2019.
How much Money did the KonoSuba Movie make?
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson Box Office number goes over 7 Million Dollars making it an immediate success. The Movie did exceptionally well in the theaters.
Overall, the movie grossed over 3.9 Million Dollars during its premiere outside Japan. Combining the foreign profits with the 1.1 Million Dollar domestic gross, the movie crossed a staggering 5 Million Dollar mark.
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Is an exceptional series that deserves a Season 3. And if the remarks of the producer Junichiro Tamura are anything to go by, we might get a season 3 as early 2021 or go a little late by early 2022.
The anime has more than enough material for a Season 3 and a Season 4. So, with the success of the movie and the sales of the Light Novel which seems to be going up, Konosuba is getting a Season 3.
Now we just have to wait for an official announcement which I hope will surprise everyone by adapting more than 2 volumes of the light novel.