Konosuba Anime Review | Top Isekai Anime of our Generation and Why You Need to Watch It

Konosuba Update! There is now a mobile game made by Nexon to play while we wait on new anime episodes. Right now there's 25 published books for the Konosuba series and more to come. Kodokawa Pictures was in charge of the cinema releases for the series of light novels to be adapted.


Getting Chased by Giant Toads might be above your Current level if you're killing slimes in Konosuba
Getting Chased by Giant Toads might be above your Current level if you're killing slimes in Konosuba


Isekai themes are as old as time, and being able to fight boss level spirits reminds me of xxxHolic.


This story is a light hearted Isekai about a total loser who dies and is reincarnated into a different dimension that is basically an MMORPG. The goddess aqua that he meets in the afterlife explains the rules of the new dimension and offers him help with super powered weapons or a special ability. However the main character is a pervy loser, and chooses the goddess to accompany him on his journey through the world.


The premise of the show is that an unlikely team has to form to defeat the demon king, but they all have issues and hilarious misfortunes ensue.



Konosuba is a lighthearted slice of life in an isekai with a loveable bunch of unlikely heroes
Konosuba is a lighthearted slice of life in an isekai with a loveable bunch of unlikely heroes


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How old is Megumin from Konosuba?

A: 15. Megumin is depicted as a 15 year old fictional archwizard according to the light novels and anime.


Q: Is Konosuba on Funimation?

A: No. You can watch Season 1 and 2 on Crunchyroll or HBOMax.


Q: Konosuba FD Tier List (Fantastic Days Game)

A: The Best Tier List is on MrGuider.


Q: Konosuba Fantastic Days Reddit?

A: Yes. The Konosuba FD Reddit can be found here.


Q: Is Konosuba worth watching?

A: Yes! Konosuba is one of the top isekai of all time, and contains comedy, action and fanservice. It has a massive world wide fan following.


Q: Will Konosuba have a season 3?

A: Yes! On July 18 2021 the Official Konosuba Twitter announced a 3rd season was in progress for release.


Q: How Old is Aqua from Konosuba?

A: Unknown. Aqua from Konosuba is as old as time itself, she is a God.



Table of Contents

How it Began

Releases

Anime Review

Anime Overview and Opinions

Where to Watch


How it Began


In December of 2012, author Natusme Akatsuki wrote a web series that got picked up by Kadokawa and the light novels were produced by Yen Press from 2013 to May of 2020. It's rumored that there may be some After Story spin offs. Yen press has also released about 14 manga adaptations to date.


Konosuba's Mobile Game is very popular around the world
Konosuba's Mobile Game is very popular around the world

Releases


Fans like myself have been waiting a LONG TIME for new Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World to come out. We got the first Anime Series in March 2016, the Second series was just as good if not better and released January 2017.


Finally we received a cryptic tweet on July 18, 2021 that announced a new project was in the works for the canon Anime series.




For now, everyone has been enjoying the video games of Konosuba! Now onto the anime review!


Anime Review


I'm going to try and put on my journalistic glasses here and give an honest and unbiased review without trying to hype up something I enjoy too much.


If you like fantasy action like Inuyasha, this has some goodies you'll enjoy as well.



A talentless main character surrounded by useless comrades. Konosuba fan art
A talentless main character surrounded by useless comrades. Konosuba fan art


Konosuba isn't the most original story, it's definitely a standard issue isekai where a character is thrust into a new world that resembles old school turn based games from the 90's like final fantasy or fire emblem. (Wow, now I need to bust out the old Playstation 1).


Unlike other Isekai, Konosuba reigns King of the Mound, and holds a special place in fans hearts for several prominent reasons. The art style is so visually appealing, and the animation is smooth. The animators didn't hold back on drawing really nice scenes, and didn't reuse old clips or use a lot of still shots (that bothers me when studios do that).


The voice acting is pretty good actually, and the comedy aspect the Megumin brings is both adorable and iconic. The story line shows good character development which has proven to be one of the most important aspects to the success of any anime I've reviewed.


The characters actually have good synergy and Megumin is easily a fan favorite, she has an insane power and nobody believes her until we see it in action. Her power is somewhat of a glass canon and she can only use it once.



Megumin is cute and loveable. This Archwizard is extremely powerful, but can only use her attack once per day.
Megumin is cute and loveable. This Archwizard is extremely powerful, but can only use her attack once per day.


This pays homage to one of the best anime of all time Yu Yu Hakusho. In Yu Yu Hakusho, he dies and enters an alternate dimension where he has to fight demons and has a very powerful move that he can only use once per day.


Konosuba is fun and fast paced and the jokes keep coming, then there's also lots of fan service sprinkled in. The anime girls are drawn really cute and curvy, and the outfits are short, skimpy and flirtatious.


What Konosuba does best is make fun of how serious some of the other isekai are, *cough* Goblin Slayer *cough*. The characters become pretty relatable and loveable. I would recommend to anyone, it's quite a fun story.


Anime Overview and Opinions


Kazuma, the main character, is depressed at the start of the novel. At the end of the day, he couldn't care less what other people thought.



Kazuma is a pretty useless character but serves as the butt of a lot of jokes in Konosuba. He's still pretty relatable and likeable, as a strategist he's not so bad.
Kazuma is a pretty useless character but serves as the butt of a lot of jokes in Konosuba. He's still pretty relatable and likeable, as a strategist he's not so bad.



He eventually dies, which is the finest thing that could have happened to him at the time. He had no cause to live, and as a result, he was put to death. Konosuba's message is direct and unequivocal. Kazuma is offered a second chance at reincarnation now that he has died.


Suddenly, a youthful goddess comes and offers him a new life in another planet, replete with the horrifying-sounding RPG style that he must utilize to battle a "Demon King."


His intelligence and memory, on the other hand, will be unaffected. Meanwhile, he preserves the right to be himself. Aqua, the water goddess, urges you to bring one tiny object with you on your voyage. He decides to bring her along since he feels that having a goddess on his side will help him in battle. Aqua is forced to live his life as a human for the first time as a result of his decision.



Aqua is a loveable and cute foul mouthed goddess in Konosuba
Aqua is a loveable and cute foul mouthed goddess in Konosuba

Aqua's fighting talents are quickly discredited, forcing the two of them to increase their group. To keep the plot rolling, they are joined by two social outcasts: Megumin (a Chunnibyo magician with dubious talents) and Darkness (a Chunnibyo witch with dubious abilities) (a knight with deviant preferences). Throughout the series, the four individuals struggle to keep their businesses going while simultaneously making unintended progress on their own objectives.



As with Konosuba, this is the only anime I've watched where the concept of "enjoying being alive and appreciating life" is truly humorous.


However, humorous elements can be found in both serious dramas such as Durarara and Mirai Nikki and comical films. Konosuba, as a comedy, is neither bleak nor depressing; it is neither of these things. To be honest, it's rather amusing.



Darkness is a cute character as well and is the Tank player of the konosuba group
Darkness is a cute character as well and is the Tank player of the konosuba group

Harems are ubiquitous in anime, but this one doesn't seem excessively sexual, and the girls don't seem to be blown away by our protagonist's nice or heroic deeds, at least not yet. This play contains a lot of humour, and the scenery is stunning. Magical and one-of-a-kind power moments that are truly fantastic! It's fantastic to see such a broad cast of people, each with their own distinct appearance and attitude that isn't based on traditional features.


Despite their one-of-a-kindness, they don't appear to be overly extravagant in terms of design or execution. Because our goddess isn't a complete disaster, there's room for character growth throughout the story. For the time being, they've done an excellent job of avoiding extended monologues and maintaining a pace that is neither too languid nor too quick, while remaining immensely engaging.


In Konosuba, there are bizarre one-of-a-kind happenings, and the people who live there are mocked. Despite the fact that Konosuba is a classic anime comedy, the film conveys an essential message. It is unique because of the message it conveys.



Fans Ship Kazuma and Megumin, they look cute together
Fans Ship Kazuma and Megumin, they look cute together


'Kazuma is pointless.' The absence of light can serve no purpose. Megumin is an utter waste of time. Aqua, on the other hand, is completely useless. There is no room for anyone else in KonoSuba's world! Furthermore, it's fantastic.


Following an embarrassing death in the dream world, Kazuma is given the option to try again in real life, a second chance. It's every nerd's fantasy come true!


Unfortunately, he starts the game as the poorest class, and Aqua, the goddess who granted him new life, is a dreary companion to have around the planet. As a result, they enlist the help of arch wizard Megumin, a descendant of a renowned magical family and a master of explosion magic, who quickly arrives on the scene.



The Anime Girls of Konosuba receive a lot of cute fan art
The Anime Girls of Konosuba receive a lot of cute fan art


Finally, the group has regained its vigor!

Kazuma Satou, a high school student in his early twenties, was an average high school student until he was nearly knocked over by a tractor on his way back from picking up a new edition.


After assuming he was about to die, Kazuma drops