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KonoSuba Season 1 Review
KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!
この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)

Synopsis

Kazuma Satō is a hikikomori (shut-in) a die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end, or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. She asks him if he'd like to go to another world but he can only bring one thing with him. Kazumi chooses to bring the goddess. With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins, but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king's army has its eyes set on him.

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Premiered

January 14, 2016

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Rating

  • The overall rating of the show.

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Animation

  • Animation quality and consistency for that time. 

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Story

  • How well the story flows and keeps you engaged.

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Pros

Character design
Character development
Combat/Action
Dialogs
Music
Plot
Visual
World building

Cons

Fast-pace

PROs CONS

Overview

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! (Japanese: この素晴らしい世界に祝福を! Hepburn: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!, literally “A blessing to this wonderful world!”) is a Japanese light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki. Beginning as a web novel series published on Shousetsuka ni Narou between December 2012 and October 2013, the series was revised into a printed light novel series with illustrations by Kurone Mishima, which began publication under Kadokawa Shoten’s Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko Imprint from October 2013.

An anime television adaptation by Studio Deen aired in Japan between January and March 2016.

Alternative title

– KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
– Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (Japanese)
– この素晴らしい世界に祝福を (Japanese)

TL;DR Review

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! (also just known as Kunosuba) is a wacky comedy. You may even have seen memes of it without realizing what it is. Despite reusing the same jokes over and over, it doesn’t get old due to the clever writing. This is how comedy should be handled, unlike some shows that just beat the same joke to death. This is also a fast pace dialog driven comedy, so you may need to rewind some scenes as many characters may talk over each other.

The animation is also incredibly good and the colors are vibrant. It never gets old watching all those explosions. Don’t be fool by the generic design style.

The music of Konosuba is catchy and fun. I love almost every opening and closing songs.

The characters are wonderfully written and lovable, in their dysfunctional way.

I highly recommend Konosuba. Though this anime is binge-worthy, it may be too much comedy to take it all in at once. Fast pace shows tend to drain me a bit, so watch a few episodes at a time. This anime contains graphic violence, crude comedy, and suggestive themes/dialogs.

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KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

TV Season 1

  1. “fantastic dreamer” by Machico

TV Season 2

  1. “TOMORROW” by Machico

Closing Theme

TV Season 1

  1. “Chiisana Bōkensha” (ちいさな冒険者;Little Adventurer) by Sora Amamiya & Rie Takahashi & Ai Kayano

TV Season 2

  1. “Oie ni Kaeritai” (お家に帰りたい; I Want to Go Back Home) by Ai Kayano, Rie Takahashi, & Sora Amamiya
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KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!

A collection of notable videos, ranging from a fan-created trailer, music video, opening, and ending clip.

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"Explosion!!!"
Kazuma Satou
"I yearn for true gender equality. I have no patience for one who talks about female privilege when it suits them, and then complains about someone "not being a man" when it's convenient."
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