Hong Kong-based content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited has announced on Sunday that they are streaming KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! comedy anime
The popular comedy anime will be uploaded on the company’s Ani-One YouTube platform starting Monday, but did not clarify if this will also include the second season.
Kazuma Sato is a hikikomori (shut-in) 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. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!, better known by its short title “KonoSuba”, is a Japanese novel series by Natsume Akatsuki, which started as a self-published web novel in Shosetsuka ni Naro from December 2012 to October 2013. The novel had a total of six volumes.
The novel eventually was serialized into a light novel series, with illustrations by Kurone Mishima, which was serialized by Kadokawa Shoten from October 2013 to May 2020, under Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint, and has a total of 17 volumes.
The anime adaptation was directed by Takaomi Kanasaki, who also worked on the second season of School Rumble, while The Heroic Legend of Arslan scriptwriter Makoto Uezu handled series composition.
Koichi Kikuta adapted Kurone Mishima’s original character designs, which was produced by Studio DEEN.
The main voice cast are lead by Jun Fukushima (“Yoshihisa Manabe”, Kotura-san) as “Kazuma Sato”, Sora Amamiya (“Elizabeth”, The Seven Deadly Sins) as “Aqua”, Rie Takahashi (“Miki Naoki”, School-Live!) as “Megumin” and Ai Kayano (“anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day”, Menma) as “Darkness”.
The anime was briefly aired in Jeepney TV, which was also a sister channel of the defunct anime channel, under its short-lived HERO Zone block in April 2018.
Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has screened its anime film adaptation, KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson, in Philippine cinemas on March 4, 2020. The screenings has lasted for over a week but was cut short due to government guidelines preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.