KonoSuba: Is There Going To Be A Season 3?

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!

You may have heard that the KonoSuba franchise extends with the entirely new project. However, it was unclear whether it will be a new season of the anime series, another OVA, or a film. Besides, it could be a spinoff as well. Meanwhile, numerous fans are looking forward to a Season 3, above all. In any case, the most exciting news is that the franchise is continuing to extend. As of today, it consists of a light novel series, manga, anime, and even a PS4 video game. Later, is was confirmed that a brand new anime film adaptation by J.C.Staff titled Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Kurenai Densetsu will premiere in 2019.

But still, is there any chance that we will finally get KonoSuba: God's Blessing On This Wonderful World! Season 3? Let's try to figure out. Many fans claim that this new project would likely be a next OVA. This is a fair assumption, generally speaking. However, it's worth noting that there is enough source material for a third season of the anime series. The current light novel series consists of twelve volumes. The last of them was issued on July 24, 2017. Nonetheless, also worth noting that only four out of twelve volumes have received the English translation. By the way, both two seasons of KonoSuba covered just four novels in the original series. Therefore, at least eight out of twelve remained to adapt. It will be fair to note that the authors can use some novel to adapt it into an OVA. But there are so many of them that remained that we would instead think it likely be a new season in the anime series.

It is not superfluous to mention that KonoSuba is a commercially successful anime series. The show's average BD/DVD sales are close to the mark of 10,000 items per week. Thus, it would be commercially expedient to produce one more season of the anime instead of an OVA to increase the sales even more. Furthermore, the series has an impressive response from the target audience. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! has a score of 8.14/10 on MAL based on ~ 292,000 votes. The second season titled Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 has a rating of 8.36/10 based on over 193,500 votes. These figures fully reflect a reception by the target audience. So, the show's creators must rely on these statistics in their upcoming decision.

Summing up, we don't rule out that the new project announced in July might be KonoSuba Season 3. At least, there are plenty of factors that point out this version. Nonetheless, the final decision depends on Studio Deen. Were we right or not, time will tell.

KonoSuba premiered in January 2016 on Tokyo MX. Soon, TVQ, GBS, CTC, and other Japanese broadcasters began airing the anime. Studio Deen Co., Ltd. served as a developer of the television adaptation. Crunchyroll acted as a licensor of the anime in North America. The second season titled Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 debuted on January 12, 2017, and came to an end on March 16, 2017. Both seasons of KonoSuba consisted of ten episodes.

What Is KonoSuba About?

For those who had no chance to get acquainted with this fantasy series, here is a brief overview below.

The story focuses on Kazuma Satou, a NEET who receives a chance to restart his entire life after a sudden and awkward death. A goddess named Aqua provides Kazuma an opportunity to revive in a fantasy world with the MMORPG environment. Aqua also allows him to choose any superpower. But Kazuma decides to be accompanied by Aqua instead. Thus, they went on a journey towards the town of Axel. However, Kazuma shortly realizes Aqua's useless. Here, in Axel, Kazuma decides to live the luxurious lifestyle instead of fighting monsters and struggling against the Devil King.

On The Subject Of The Possible Release Date For Season 3

As mentioned above, the premiere of the anime film titled Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Kurenai Densetsu is slated for 2019. As a result, we doubt that the third season might start so earlier than in 2020. In any case, we are waiting for the official announcement from Studio Deen. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed on the subject.