Get ready, fellow anime fans, because the third season of KonoSuba is on its way! Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming season, including the release date, trailer, and other important details.
KonoSuba Season 3 Release Date
The good news is that Season 3 of KonoSuba is already in production, as announced by Kadokawa in May 2022. While an exact airing date has yet to be confirmed, we can expect the season to premiere as early as January 2023.
Kadokawa also revealed that a KonoSuba spin-off anime series is currently in production, based on the spin-off novel KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!. However, an announcement date for the spin-off series has not been confirmed, and it is likely to air in late 2023.
Where and When Will it Air? While there is no confirmed news on where KonoSuba season 3 will air, it will likely be simulcast on Crunchyroll when it premieres. In the meantime, fans can enjoy the entire KonoSuba series on Crunchyroll.
Who’s Animating It? KonoSuba season 3 will be animated by Studio DEEN, the same studio behind the previous two seasons.
KonoSuba Season 3 Trailer Status
While there isn’t any official trailer for KonoSuba Season 3, fans can get excited about the spin-off series titled “KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!” which is set to premiere in late 2023.
The spin-off anime is a prequel series, centering around the popular mage character, Megumin’s past. Drive is the studio behind the animation production for this series. You can check out the trailer for the spin-off above!
KonoSuba is an isekai franchise that follows the adventures of Kazuma Sato, a shut-in boy who dies in a series of unfortunate events involving a classmate and a truck. After his death, he is greeted by the beautiful Goddess Aqua, who offers to send him to a new reality, a world with magic and monsters. Kazuma chooses Aqua herself as his companion on this journey, and the two find new friends, a mage and a crusader, as they embark on their afterlife adventures.
The original light novel series of KonoSuba is written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima, and has sold over 6 million copies worldwide. The manga adaptation of KonoSuba began serialization in September 2014 in the magazine Monthly Dragon Age. There are also multiple manga adaptations and spin-offs, such as KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, which is being adapted into an anime.
The first two seasons of the KonoSuba anime are animated by Studio DEEN and directed by Takaomi Kanasaki, who is known for his work on Is This A Zombie? and School Rumble: 2nd Semester. The franchise also received an animated film, KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson, produced by J.C.Staff, which grossed over $7 million in Japan and worldwide.
While the series has yet to release a trailer for its third season, it is currently in production and set to premiere in the near future. Additionally, KonoSuba has been licensed by Yen Press for both the light novel and manga adaptations. Fans of the franchise can watch the entire series on Crunchyroll, and both Season 3 and the KonoSuba spin-off series are expected to simulcast on the platform upon release.
KonoSuba News: Season 3 Changes and Updates
KonoSuba fans, are you excited for the upcoming third season? Here are some updates and changes to look forward to!
Animation Studio Change
It has been confirmed that studio Drive will be taking over the production of KonoSuba season 3. This studio is also animating the new KonoSuba spin-off, KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!
Changes in Staff
Takaomi Kanasaki, the director of the previous seasons, will serve as the chief director for the new season. The new series director is Yujiro Abe, who has previously worked as an episode director for the series Kaguya-sama: Love is War.
Makoto Uezu will return for the series composition, and Koichi Kikuta will be back as the series character designer. Fans can expect the same staff to work on the spin-off series as well.
Release Date Updates
Although an exact airing date for season 3 has not been confirmed, Kadokawa has announced that it is set to premiere in the near future. Some speculations suggest that it could air as early as January 2023.
Meanwhile, the KonoSuba spin-off series is expected to air in late 2023. Both Season 3 and the spin-off will likely simulcast on Crunchyroll when they air.
That’s all we know for now. Stay tuned for more news on KonoSuba season 3 and its spin-off series!