KonoSuba is a Japanese light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima. Kazuma Sato, a Japanese shut-in, encounters the Goddess Aqua and is resurrected in an MMORPG world after dying in a horrible accident in the story of KonoSuba.
Kazuma is intended to face the Demon King at the end, but when he pairs up with the forgetful Aqua, the wizard Megumin, who is fascinated with explosions, and the masochistic Darkness, that aim appears too difficult for his dysfunctional gang to achieve.
The third season of the anime will premiere in May 2022, and we’ve learned everything we can about it thus far. There will be spoilers ahead!
How Many People Will Be Appearing in Konosuba Season 3?
Season 3 of “KonoSuba” has yet to be confirmed, hence no cast members have been announced. Seasons 1 and 2 of “KonoSuba” have already been voiced, therefore it’s reasonable to presume that they will be returning for a hypothetical Season 3 as well.
The third season of “KonoSuba” may not have the same clear-cut production personnel as the voice cast. The first and second seasons of the anime were animated by Studio Deen, according to Anime News Network. J.C. Staff, on the other hand, was in charge of the animation for the film.
J.C. Staff might be chosen to animate a third season of the show if the film was deemed successful by the show’s producers.
Producing director Takaomi Kanakaki is expected to return together with writer Makoto Uezu, while composer Masato Koda is expected to provide the score once again for the film. It was a team effort for all three to work on the two seasons and the film.
What Is the Storyline of Season 3 of Konosuba?
There may not be an official summary of “KonoSuba” Season 3′s narrative, but based on the light novels the series is based on, we can undoubtedly figure out the specifics.
As of this writing, “KonoSuba” has mostly adhered to the storylines found in the light novels. The “KonoSuba’s” anime features a plethora of plot options because of the series’ 17 volumes of light novels.
For Season 1, the light novel series “KonoSuba” is based on volumes 1 and 2, while Season 2 follows on from volumes 3 and 4. Because it was based on volume 5, the movie seemed like a continuation of the first two seasons.
During the film, the group visits Megumin’s hometown and fights Sylvia, a general of the Demon King. Even when Sylvia manages to merge with two other generals to take on a more formidable form, Kazuma and his party are victorious.
Volume 6 of the light novel is anticipated to serve as the basis for the upcoming season, which will follow Kazuma as he meets with the Crown following the spread of news about his party’s victory over the Demon King.
Even yet, Kazuma and his party are separated from the rest of the group during their encounter with royalty. Kazuma and Megumin’s growing romance was also strongly featured in the film. There are several possibilities for this to be revisited in Season 3.
When Will Konosuba Season 3 Be Released?
A third season of the Konosuba anime was officially announced on May 28, 2022, via the show’s official Twitter account according to dualshockers. However, Studio Drive will be in charge of the next season instead of Studio Deen.
A Reddit AMA by Kadokawa business producer Junichiro Tamura in 2019 has piqued fans’ interest in a second season of the anime series.
Tamura’s involvement was primarily to promote and discuss “The Rising of the Shield Hero,” but with Kadokawa creating the first “KonoSuba” light novels, doubts about a Season 3 for the series arose. “KonoSuba Season 3 has a decent chance if the movie does well,” Tamura stated.
Kadokawa has not issued an official statement regarding the performance of “God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World, KonoSuba! Crimson’s Legend” However, Crunchyroll reported that the film grossed 200 million yen in its first weekend at the Japanese box office.
According to Anime News Network, the film’s U.S. debut made $1,134,786 in addition to ranking ninth in Japan during its opening weekend.
According to Box Office Mojo, the picture has earned a total of $5,078,942 worldwide as of today. We could be years away from Season 3 even if those figures look promising.
With no word on a Season 3 two years after the film, it’s reasonable to expect it in 2022 or 2023 if and when it’s announced.