Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on Tuesday that they plan to release the anime film adaptation of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! comedy series.
The company did not reveal when will they specifically screen the anime film, but the announcement, which was posted on their Facebook pages for Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines, has stated that the film is “Coming Soon”.
This will be the fourth anime film that the company will screen in cinemas in Southeast Asia, after announcing Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet and Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes.
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson is an anime film adaptation of Japanese light novel series by Natsume Akatsuki, which originally ran as a self-published novel series in 2012.
The series was revised as a light novel series in October 2013 with Kurone Mishima as its illustrator, published in Kadokawa Shoten’s Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko magazine, which currently has 16 volumes.
The anime film, which is based on the light novel’s fifth volume “Let’s Go, Crimson Magic of Explosion!”, was released in Japanese cinemas last August 30.
Japanese content provider Crunchyroll described the anime film:
A video game-loving shut-in, Satou Kazuma’s life should’ve ended when he was hit by a truck, but through a twist of fate, he ends up reincarnating in another world–and dragging the troublemaking goddess, Aqua, the wildly dorky mage, Megumin, and the unrelentingly delusional lady knight, Darkness, with him.
Now, the Crimson Demon village that Megumin and Yunyun are from is facing a threat that could mean its ending. Kazuma and his gang follow Yunyun, who returns to the Crimson Demon village intent on saving it… when they are faced with their greatest threat yet! What will become of the unremarkable adventurer Kazuma’s life in another world?!
KonoSuba’s television anime series director Takaomi Kanasaki, scriptwriter Makoto Uezu and character designer Koichi Kikuta returned to work on the anime film, which was produced by J.C. Staff.
Jun Fukushima (as “Kazuma”), Sora Amamiya (as “Aqua”), Rie Takahashi (as “Megumin”) and Ai Kayano (as “Darkness”) also returned to voice their respective roles in the series, with Aki Toyosaki (“Aoi Inuyama”, Yurucamp) joining the lead cast as “Yunyun”.
The anime show was re-aired on sister channel Jeepney TV, under the short-lived HERO Zone anime block, in April 2018.