Light novels started to be released in 2017 and spawned a manga adaptation in 2018
The latest light novel series from Natsume Akatsuki (KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!), Combatants Will Be Dispatched!, will be getting a TV anime adaptation. The announcement on March 15 was during a live stream celebrating the one-year anniversary of light novel recommendation website Kimirano from Kadokawa.
The light novels have so far sold 200,000 copies in Japan over 5 volumes. Yen Press has licensed the series for English-speaking audiences, as well as the manga adaptation from Masaaki Kiasa, and has so far released two volumes, with the third being released on April 21. Yen Press describes the first volume as:
Always being a gun to a sword fight!
With world domination nearly in their grasp, the Supreme Leaders of the Kisaragi Corporation--an underground criminal group turned evil megacorp--have decided to try their hands at interstellar conquest. A quick dice roll nominates their chief operative, Combat Agent Six, to be the one to explore an alien planet...and the first thing he does when he gets there is change the sacred incantation for a holy ritual to the most embarrassing thing he can think of. But evil deeds are business as usual for Kisaragi operatives, so if Six wants a promotion and a raise, he'll have to work much harder than that! For starters, he'll have to do something about the other group of villains on the planet, who are calling themselves the "Demon Lord's Army" or whatever. After all, this world doesn't need two evil organizations!
To see how good Akatsuki’s writing is, catch up on KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world! season one and two before the anime film releases on Crunchyroll on March 25. No date for Combatants Will Be Dispatched! has been announced as of yet.
Source: Comic Natalie
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