Anime Review: KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! (Winter 2016)
Konosuba is a very good anime. It's part comedy and part fantasy. This type of fantasy is being very popular nowadays. Re:Zero; Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka; No Game No Life, Overlord, Grimgar, Sword Art Online... Well you get the picture.
It's another real person and going to another world. But most beforementioned shows it's a boy being transported to the game world; in this case is not that. He is a gamer but he dies. A goddess grants him a wish. Either he returns to his own world with no memories (re-incarnation) or he goes to another world that exist and retain all his memories plus she will give him a bonus. He could ask for everything.
After dying a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, high school student and recluse Kazuma Satou finds himself sitting before a beautiful but obnoxious goddess named Aqua. She provides the NEET with two options: continue on to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer's dream—a real fantasy world! Choosing to start a new life, Kazuma is quickly tasked with defeating a Demon King who is terrorizing villages. But before he goes, he can choose one item of any kind to aid him in his quest, and the future hero selects Aqua. But Kazuma has made a grave mistake—Aqua is completely useless!
Unfortunately, their troubles don't end here; it turns out that living in such a world is far different from how it plays out in a game. Instead of going on a thrilling adventure, the duo must first work to pay for their living expenses. Indeed, their misfortunes have only just begun!
Studio: Studio Deen
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural
|Sato, Goddess Aqua, Crusader Darkness and The Wizard Megumi|
Let us talk about the characters... Oh my - they are amazingly funny.
You've got Darkness which is a... Crusader :) She has some good offences tactics but lack any kind of accuracy. But most important is that she is a tank... and a masochist so she enjoys getting beat up... Funny as heck. Later they find her true name being Lalatina Dustiness Ford.
Megumi is a wizard that descends from the Crimson Demons. She knows a very powerful spell called Explosion that one cast incapacitates for that day. She refuses to learn any "minor" magic spells.
Aqua is a Goddess and the one that presents our main character with the question. She becomes the first compantion of our hero. Her magical capabilities are almost useless and she's got no followers in the land. As being a Archpriest and Goddess (since this is a RPG) she is very powerful against demons and undead and even resurrect people. She spends most of her skill points learning useless party tricks.
Our main character is Kazuma Sato. He was obsessed with games and died in a most pathetic way from acute stress reaction. He chooses Aqua (in a way to punish her) He chooses the class of adventure that makes him learn various skills from other classes.
The first episodes deal with Kazuma trying to get use to the world and the meeting with Aqua, Megumin and Darkness. Aqua made a deal with Kazuma (before he dragger her alone to the RPG world) that he would have to defeat Devil King and then he would resurrect.
Most episodes deal with their adventures to get money to have a place to sleep and experience to level up. Of the Devil King generals they defeated Verdia the Dullahan & Wiz the Lich works in wizard shop - don't know who she got there... but it's less one General.
This series are hilarious. I know they are coming back in January of 2017 and I will be eagearly waiting. I would advice to anyone who enjoys comedy, fantasy and some Fan Service. Yeah, didn't I talk about it? In every episode there is some fan service but ninth episode should be uncensored... Enough said.