It’s time for Konosuba to explode back onto screens. On Friday, Kadokawa teased the first look at Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World!, a spin-off show starring Crimson Arch Wizard Megumin. The show broadcasts in 2023. [Thanks, ANN!]
Check out the teaser below.
The Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! teaser shows off the inciting incident in young Megumin’s career. As a child, Megumin was saved by an older magician. Her savior wielded the ultimate offensive spell: Explosion. Ever since then, Megumin has been so devoted to acquiring and mastering the spell that she vowed to “cast Explosion once a day or die,” even when a single casting drains her magic so thoroughly that she collapses into a heap.
The Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! adapts the light novel series of the same name. Megumin and her self-declared rival Yunyun star, and its story covers their lives before meeting Konosuba protagonist Kazuma Satou. In the series, Rie Takahashi will reprise her role as Megumin. She also plays Mash in Fate/Grand Order and Emilia in Re:Zero. Aki Toyosaki will also be returning as Yunyun. Her other roles include Justine and Caroline in Persona 5 and Yui in K-On!.
The anime will be produced by Studio Drive (whereas Studio Deen and J.C. Staff animated the main series and film, respectively). Much of the staff from the main Konosuba series will return, however. These include director Takaomi Kanasaki, lead writer Makoto Uezu, and character designer Koichi Kikuta. The same staff is working on the third Konosuba season as well.
Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! premieres in 2023. The first two seasons of Konosuba are available on Crunchyroll and other services. The Legend of Crimson movie aired in 2019. Yen Press publishes the source novels and their manga adaptations in English.