KonoSuba is the short form of Kono Subarashi Sekai ni Shukufuku o! In English, the name translates to God’s Blessing on This Wonderful Adventure.
After releasing two seasons back to back KonoSuba is on a hiatus. And that is enough to make fans question, what is the KonoSuba season 3 release date?
KonoSuba storyline and characters
KonoSuba is a comedy, fantasy isekai series of light novels written by Akatsuki Natsume and illustrations are done by artist Mishima Kurone.
The story follows a good-for-nothing, video game addict teenager named Satou Kazuma.
One day while coming back from a video game store, Kazuma dies a hilarious death. He opens his eyes in the afterlife with a blue-haired girl in front of him.
The girl introduces herself as a Goddess named Aqua. Aqua states that if Kazuma bids her wish, she will grant him another life.
In the new life, Kazuma will be reborn in a parallel world with MMORPG video game elements. Kazuma has to fight against a Devil King.
Kazuma, trying to be over smart fools Aqua by creating a pact with him. According to the pact Aqua has to accompany him to the new world.
But soon he realises his mistake because Aqua lacks in the department of brain cells. Kazuma finds living every day with an airhead Goddess is really difficult.
It is also difficult to earn money through manual labour even in a role-playing video game-like parallel world.
KonoSuba initially was published as a web novel and later went to print. It was first published in print back in 2013.
It ran till 2020 and published 17 printed volumes in total. There are a few spin-off stories published in this list.
The manga adaptation started publishing in 2014 illustrated by the artist Watari Mashahito.
In January 2016, KonoSuba aired its first anime season. Another season followed soon in 2017. Each season aired 10 episodes.
There was also a movie adaptation of KonoSuba titled “KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Crimson Legend”. The movie released in Japan in 2019.
Has the exact KonoSuba season 3 release date been announced?
Well…no. There has not been any official announcement on KonoSuba season 3 release date.
So what is the chance of getting a KonoSuba season 3?
KonoSuba is a highly applauded anime series for its brilliant storyline, beautiful animation and excellent voice acting. The previous two seasons were greatly praised by fans all over the world.
But there is always a chance of an anime going on hiatus for so long that fans become paranoid.
We keep thinking are they not going to release another season? When will the producers announce KonoSuba season 3 release date?
Chill! We got you covered. There are a few ways we can pinpoint if there will be another season of KonoSuba or not. Let us take you through all of them.
There are some factors that determine an anime series having another season.
- Availability of the source materials
- Sales and profits
- Popularity scale among social media and MyAnimeList
Availability of the source materials
The most trusted sources to find the information on the KonoSuba season 3 release date is to have a look at the source materials. The source material is the light novel series.
Till 2020 KonoSuba has published 17 light novels. KonoSuba Season 1 used up volume 1 and 2. Season 2 used up volume 3 and 4 of the light novel series.
For your information, the actual KonoSuba series has ended in 2020. But the author Akatsuki Natsume has assured the fans that he has plans to write more spin-offs for this series.
So even if the actual storyline has ended, KonoSuba producers will have ample source materials at their disposal to make multiple anime seasons.
Sales and profits
Sales and profits are the second most important part for the continuation of another season. This factor determines the future.
Let us break down the sales and profit for you all to get a much better understanding of getting KonoSuba season 3 release date.
KonoSuba has released two seasons with 10 episodes each. It is a known fact that with every sequel coming out the popularity decreases, even if the hype is high.
In the case of KonoSuba, however, the hype has worked out in the best possible way. In 2016, each issue of the light novel series sold more than 100,000 copies.
By 2019, KonoSuba had more than 6 million copies printed. Even the last issue no. 17, published last year, sold more than 90,000 copies already.
A chunk of the anime series profits is earned through Blue-Ray DVD sales. Season 1 of KonoSuba sold around 12,000 DVDs. The second season is not far behind.
It has a record of around 11,000 DVD sales. High sale for the previous series means a high chance of getting another season.
In the era of online streaming, this amount of Blue-Ray sales are very positive notes to get a KonoSuba season 3 release date.
In 2019, KonoSuba movie Kurenai Densetsu or the Crimson Legend was released in Japan.
We are delighted to tell you that the film was a box office superhit and has made more than 6 million dollars only in Japan.
A massive increase in DVD sales has been spotted. Around 20,000 collectable DVDs has been sold only in Japan.
In 2020, Crunchyroll streamed the film with English subtitles and we can be sure that profits have increased.
There is a mobile video game of KonoSuba launched in 2020 only for Japan. The game is performing wonderfully.
As reported by SensorTower (a company that tracks mobile games) it has more than 500,000 downloads and has generated more than 1 million in revenue just in the last year.
There are more ways to make profits like selling the opening and ending songs, merchandise and collaborations.
Collaborating with streaming networks like Netflix and Crunchyroll is bound to give you a good amount of profit.
Popularity among social media and MyAnimeList
KonoSuba official Twitter account is highly active. It has almost 300,000 followers.
In Google Trends, the popularity is rising with the latest KonoSuba movie.
The keyword KonoSuba movie has seen more than 90,000 search volumes only in Japan.
On MyAnimeList both season 1 and 2 are insanely popular. While I’m writing this article for you, season 1 is ranked 33 with more than 1,310,000 members on the popularity scale.
Season 2 is ranked 71 with more than 1,000,000 members. Only massively popular anime get in the top 100 of MyAnimeList.
What can we expect from the KonoSuba season 3?
If the franchise follows the previous model then this season also can get 10 episodes. In that case, they will use volume 5 and 6 and maybe a bit more.
Fans will be waiting to see Kazuma and the gang’s new adventures.
I’ll be waiting to see if Megumin and Kazuma get anywhere with their relationship. I mean come on! Don’t tease us like that.
All in all, KonoSuba provides a brilliant experience with high-level voice acting. Regardless if we are light novel or manga readers, the anime series is an absolute treat to the eyes.
Where to watch KonoSuba Season 3?
Both KonoSuba season 1 and 2 are available on Netflix and Crunchyroll with English subtitles.
So we can safely assume that KonoSuba season 3 will also be available to watch on these two famous streaming platforms.
The Japanese voice cast
- Satou Kazuma voiced by Fukushima Jun
- Megumin voice by Takahashi Rie
- Aqua voiced by Amamiya Sora
- Dustiness Ford Laltina voiced by Kayano Ai
- Wiz voiced by Horie Yui
- Eris voiced by Suwa Ayaka
- Chris voiced by Suwa Ayaka
- Luna voiced by Hara Sayuri
- Beldia voiced by Yasumoto Hiroki
So what’s the verdict?
From the extensive and comprehensive discussion above, we can safely assume that there will surely be season 3 of KonoSuba.
With all the popularity and hype the franchise would want another successful season to air for the fans.
Especially now that the hype is even more increased after the release of the movie.
My guess is the franchise has the possibility to announce KonoSuba season 3 release date in the middle of 2021.
If not the middle then the end. So we can expect the season 3 to drop as a Winter anime.
Just like you, we are also waiting for the official KonoSuba season 3 release date to drop.
As soon as we get more info from the official sources we will update you.
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