KONOSUBA: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! comes to us from the same team as the main series
In late May we got our first glimpse of the Megumin-centric KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world! spin-off TV anime KONOSUBA: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! in the form of a spectacular key visual of the bombastic mage. Today, Kadokawa brought us further into the prequel world of KONOSUBA with the first trailer for the series showing some in-production materials and animation.
Based on the light novels by Natsume Akatsuki and Masahito Watari, KONOSUBA: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! is being directed by Yujiro Abe (Kaguya-sama: Love is War episode director) at studio Drive (VLAD LOVE) under the supervision of main series director Takaomi Kanasaki, with Makoto Uezu as the series composer and Koichi Kikuta as character designer returning from the main series. No date for the series has been announced as of yet.
Previously released teaser visual:
Yen Press, which publishes the English version of the light novels, describes the series as such:
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One year before a certain useless goddess and NEET extraordinaire hit the scene, Megumin, the "Greatest Genius of the Crimson Magic Clan," is hard at work. Ever since a life-changing encounter in her youth, the young wizard has dedicated her every waking moment to the pursuit of the ultimate offensive magic, Explosion! (Well...every moment not spent hustling food from her self-proclaimed rival.) And while the big sister's away, the little one will play. On a routine trip into the woods, Megumin's little sister, Komekko, finds a strange black kitten. Little does she know that this cat plays a key role in unsealing a Dark God's tomb...
Alongside KONOSUBA: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, a third season of KONOSUBA is also in production under the same staff. The first two seasons of the TV anime and KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson anime film is currently streaming on Crunchyroll, which describes the series as such:
After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato's disappointingly brief life was supposed to be over, but he wakes up to see a beautiful girl before him. She claims to be a goddess, Aqua, and asks if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him. Kazuma decides to bring the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure, ruled by a demon king. Now Kazuma only wants to live in peace, but Aqua wants to solve many of this world's problems, and the demon king will only turn a blind eye for so long...
Source: Press Release
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