Konosuba Season 3 Officially Confirmed [2023 Updates]

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The anime industry has a ton of Isekai anime to back them up. And when I say a ton, I mean ‘A TON ‘.


KonoSuba or Kono Subarashii Sekai Ni Shukufuku Wo! is a parody and satire of the Isekai genre itself. It was appreciated by fans all around the globe and became one of the most popular Isekai series of all time. It has a dedicated fanbase that is interested in everything related to it. 


And being a fan of the series, I know that you want to learn about the 3rd season of the franchise. In this article, you will get the most comprehensive understanding of KonoSuba Season 3 and its possible screening.


Release date, official announcements, sales, speculations, you name it and we have it. So all my KonoSuba stans, grab your best girl body pillows as you learn about the third season of KonoSuba.


But before we start our discussion about Season 3 let’s take a quick glimpse of what we have as ‘KonoSuba ‘ right now!




Everything We Know So Far About KonoSuba


Kono Subarashii Sekai Ni Shukufuku Wo is a 10-episode-long TV anime that aired back in 2016.


It is an anime adaptation of a light novel series of the same name. The light novel was written by Akatsuki Natsume and illustrated by Mishima Kurone.


Mishima Kurone has previously performed the art for Mangetsu no Jinrou to Hangetsu no Vampire and Akatsuki Natsume is the creator of Sentouin Hakenshimasu!


The first season of the anime was directed by Kanasaki Takaomi and animated by Studio DEEN.


Takaomi also portrayed his directorial performance on shows like School Rumble Ni Gakki and Tokyo Ravens.


On the other hand, Studio DEEN has been responsible for anime like Sakamoto Desu Ga? and Log Horizon.


In other words, the creators of KonoSuba have worked on other similar projects as well which gives them more credibility.


Now let’s revise the synopsis real quick. A shut-in NEET named Kazuma Sato was going to a store to buy a new game.


However, on his way home after buying the game, he felt that he saw one of his classmates about to get hit by a truck.


Instinctively, Kazuma jumps and pushes the girl to save her and dies in the process.


However, it turns out that the vehicle was not a truck but a tractor and Kazuma didn’t die from being crushed.


Instead, he died because of the shock that his mind gave him since he ASSUMED that he got crushed.


Oh yeah, parody right there. Now, my man gets teleported to the afterlife and garbs an opportunity to live a new one.


A Goddess named Aqua offers him a chance of being reborn in a new world.


All he has to do is perform the task of slaying the Devil King and for that, he will be given any strong weapon he asks for.


However, Kazuma uses his 900 IQ, and instead of asking for a weapon, he asks for the Goddess herself.


Now Aqua and Kazuma get teleported to this new world where they have to try their best to blend in and survive as they attempt to kill the Devil King.


But even surviving is hard in this world considering that you have to counter all of those price tags for every single thing.


Meeting an arch wizard and crusader on his journey, Kazuma and Aqua now have a party that takes odd quests to fill their tummy as well as pockets.


How will this satirical journey of our Isekai protagonist go in this harsh and cruel world?


Now as most of you guys already know, KonoSuba is amazing. Oh Yeah! But what’s even more amazing is its humorous and taunting tone that challenges the stereotypes to their limits.


This was the biggest selling point of the series and paved the way for this anime to make a name for itself.


KonoSuba has 2 seasons with an OVA each and a movie. The second season of the series had a pretty similar staff to the first one.


However, the movie was made by a different group. As stated earlier, KonoSuba season 1 was animated by Studio DEEN but J.C. Staff took the responsibility for the movie with a different team. So that’s all we know about KonoSuba for now.


With the foundation done, it is time to move ahead and learn about something new.


Are there any official announcements about KonoSuba Season 3? If yes, is there a release date?


Let’s check it out!




Official Announcements And Release Date Of KonoSuba Season 3


Good News Ahead!


Konosuba is finally getting a 3rd season. Not many details related to the release date, cast, and crew are available right now. This update came on July 18, 2021, via the official Twitter account of Konosuba


There is also going to be a Megumin spin-off series. The upcoming series is going to be animated by Studio Drive.


We should be hopeful for an exact release date by the end of this year since it would be around 6 months after the announcement and there may be some concrete timeline for the project. 


Many people are excited to know when will they be getting their favourite anime series back on the big screen, but there is still no exact date given by the creators. Many experts believe that the season 3 will be out in 2024. 


But we fans want to know what would be the plot, cast, and release date, and for that, we will look into the source material, expected plot, and many more interesting details.


So, let’s start with the source material.




More Source Material Information On KonoSuba Season 3


KonoSuba is an anime adaptation of a light novel series written by Akatsuki Natsume and illustrated by Mishima Kurone.


There are 17 completed volumes of this franchise and yeah, they are COMPLETED! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the KonoSuba light novel officially concluded in 2020.


Volumes English Release Date
Volume 1 February 21, 2017
Volume 2 April 18, 2017
Volume 3 August 22, 2017
Volume 4 December 12, 2017
Volume 5 April 24, 2018
Volume 6 August 21, 2018
Volume 7 December 11, 2018
Volume 8 April 23, 2019
Volume 9 August 27, 2019
Volume 10 December 17, 2019
Volume 11 April 28, 2020
Volume 12 October 20, 2020
Volume 13 February 23, 2021
Volume 14 June 22, 2021
Volume 15 October 26, 2021
Volume 16 April 19, 2022
Volume 17 July 19, 2022


In the case of KonoSuba season 1, it adapted the first 2 volumes of the light novel.


Later on, the second season adapted the next 2 volumes. Those are volumes 3 and 4.


And then comes the movie which adapted Volume 5 of the light novel. So at the moment, the anime has only adapted 5 out of the 17 volumes available.


In other words, the franchise has plenty of source material to make another season. Considering the speed at which the anime adapts these light novels, there can be 6 more seasons of this series.


That’s right MORE seasons. This is because, for every individual 12-episode-long season, the anime adapted 2 volumes and 1 volume for the movie.




Popularity Information Of KonoSuba Season 3


As you guys know, popularity is important. And this fact is even more prevalent in the anime medium.


Therefore, a series is bound to be treated well if it performs well. KonoSuba is a series that we both loved and enjoyed.


But are you and I the only ones who care about this anime? Or are there other KonoSuba stands that we haven’t encountered?


Let’s find out. So to judge the popularity of this series, we are going to use 3 simple metrics.


Google Trend, Twitter pages, and Search Numbers. Let’s take a brief look at all of them, shall we?


Konosuba Season 3 Google Trends


As you can see, there’s a spike just after the announcement for season 3 came. Afterwards, it fell, but we expect it to rise once the release date comes out.



Official twitter account konosuba


Twitter is one of the most influential platforms for the home industry. This is because many anime creators or people associated with the anime industry are available on it.


So how’s it going for KonoSuba on Twitter? The Official Twitter account of KonoSuba anime has over 300K followers!


Also, there are two separate accounts and on both of these accounts, followers are more than 300K.


That’s a lot of damage! These many followers mean that fans who watched the anime took their time to follow it on Twitter for the long run.


It also goes to show that such a massive number of people wish to stay in touch with this series for the sake of a sequel or something along those lines.


So yeah, Twitter showed us the green flag that we need for our beloved anime.


And the final metric that will give us an idea of KonoSuba’s popularity, is Google Searches.


Global Searches For Konosuba Season 3

Google Searches are directly proportional to popularity. More popularity means more searches. Less popularity means fewer searches.


So how many searches does KonoSuba get? The answer is a lot.


Globally, around 61K people search on Google for season 3 with the US alone accounting for 36% of total searches. This number is quite good and it’s one of the reasons the anime got renewed.



Expected Plot Of KonoSuba Season 3


So now we are going to speculate about the storyline of KonoSuba Season 3 based on our previous knowledge.


As we all know, the series is mainly focused on the adventures and hardships of Kazuma and his squad as they try to become strong.


The core intention and final goal is the defeat of the Devil King. I mean, that’s the prime objective of Kazuma and his squad in the first place.


So we can expect the upcoming season to have more of our ‘Kazuma and his squad’ defeating those Devil King generals and their struggles while doing so.


The story can also take unexpected turns for any character within the squad like Darkness getting a marriage invitation or Megumin retreating to her village.


Anything can take place in the next season. But we do know one thing for sure, anything that happens in KonoSuba brings a lot of joy and laughter with it.


So without a doubt, the next season is bound to perform well with its new storyline filled with mystery and fun.


Not to mention, the romantic relationship between Kazuma and Megumin that was seeded back in the movie can also take a new shape in the sequel.


It would be adorable to watch our squad explore more of their massive world and find new enemies, friends, and possibly love interests.


So yeah, ladies and gentlemen, KonoSuba season 3 will be filled with more adventure, fun, and thrill.



KonoSuba Ratings And Reviews


Website Rating
Konosuba Season 1 (myanimelist.net) 8.13
Konosuba Season 2 (myanimelist.net) 8.28
Konosuba movie (myanimelist.net) 8.47
IMDb 7.8

For any anime to be successful, appreciation and positive reviews are extremely essential. No anime have we seen standing as a successful work in the medium without a whole bunch of people appreciating the hell out of it.


I mean, why do we even need to go that far, look at KonoSuba. You love it and wish to appreciate it right?


Well, you are not the only one. Now we are going to take a look at the reviews and ratings given by other fans who have watched KonoSuba.


If they are all positive, then the chance for a third season would also be positive.


So let’s have a look.



rating on imdb for konosuba


IMDb is one of the most popular websites in the world when it comes to the entertainment industry.


A great rating on this website would be drastic since it has millions of worldwide users.


So let’s take a look at the reviews for KonoSuba on this platform. So the series as well as the movie from KonoSuba have been bestowed with a great score of 7.9 each.


It goes to show that even casual anime watchers like this series a lot. We have our normie friends out there who aren’t THAT acquainted with the anime medium.


Therefore, KonoSuba can be a great introduction for them, and the ratings on IMDb prove that to us.


As far as reviews are considered, they are just what you would expect, A+. Which means Positive.


Most of the users appreciate the series for its mindless comedy that allows anyone to enjoy it with no problem.


It’s funny, satirical, and unconventional and that’s what makes it so good. So yeah, my anime fans over on IMDb appreciated this series with all their heart.


A positive indication without a doubt.



review on myanimelist for konosuba


Now let’s take a look at MyAnimeList, the home to online anime fandom. As most of you know, MAL is possibly the most popular anime website on the planet.


So any score on this platform would be a great metric to judge a series.


So let’s see what weebs over MAL have to say about KonoSuba. So the first season of KonoSuba is rated 8.14.


The second season is rated 8.30. And the movie is rated 8.50. As you can see, all of these mainstream instalments have been blessed with a rating of over 8.


I don’t think I need to say any more about these fantastic scores. The anime fandom loved this series with the same love they possess for the best girl.


As far as reviews are considered, yes, there are a few elitists who criticize it a bit but their number is low.


Most of the people who watched it loved it so much that they could not help but give it a 10.


Such is the craziness of this series. KonoSuba has received incredible scores and reviews overall, which raises the prospect of a sequel.


No need to worry. Oh, by the way, this is just for trivia but KonoSuba won ‘The Best Isekai Anime Award’ during FUNIMATION’s Decade of Anime Awards.



KonoSuba Light Novel, DVD/Blu-Ray Sales


Now we are going to deal with the most important factor regarding anime sequels, Profit.


Let’s see what KonoSuba’s profit and sales have to say.


Light Novel

First, we will take a look at the sales of the source material of KonoSuba, its light novel.


Well, the last volume of KonoSuba sold around 95k copies while the second last volume sold around 100K.


The per-volume sales averages above 100k which means that the series is performing well.


I just wanted to remind you guys that light novel sales are less than manga sales because the number of light novel readers is much lower than that of Manga.


So 100K is a fantastic number. Overall, the light novel sales seem to show an optimistic notion toward the series.


Blu-ray/DVD sales

Now let’s take a look at Bluray/DVD sales.


Let’s take a look at the number of discs for KonoSuba. The first season of KonoSuba had around 12K copies sold.


On the other hand, we have the second season of KonoSuba which had around 11K copies sold.


It goes to show that a lot of people enjoyed the first season and also bought the second season.


This is huge because shows like Noragami weren’t able to pull it off and that caused it to not get another season.


Ohh so you want to know about Noragami Season 3 as well? Don’t worry, just click here.


Coming back to KonoSuba, consistency in sales is pretty vibrant and that is an amazing feature.


So we can safely say that KonoSuba Bluray sales were fantastic. Oh yeah, and for people who think that these are not good numbers, I just want to remind you that you haven’t bought even a single Bluray in your life because you have better options right?


May be Netflix or Crunchyroll or some other OTT.


Similarly, people don’t tend to buy Bluray copies now and instead, stream it on Netflix or other platforms.


Keeping that in mind, these are some amazing numbers.



Now we have to take a look at Merchandise because they also contribute significantly to the anime industry. 


So the merch offered by KonoSuba accounts for around 1150. The number of figurines is an incredible 110 with half of them being that of Megumin.


The other half consists of Aqua, Kazuma, and Darkness. You know, our gang of KonoSuba.


Looking at these numbers, we can easily say that even in Merch sales, KonoSuba has been doing fantastic and doesn’t seem to be held back for any reason.


Box Office Collection

In terms of the Box Office Collection, the movie earned around 710,000,000 yen which is almost 6,5 million dollars.


That’s a great number in itself. Moreover, the Blu-ray sales were over 20,000 which is higher than in both seasons.


Although a few movies in the current era earn almost 10x more in terms of the Box Office Collection, the KonoSuba movie still had a great performance.


It’s not insane but still pretty good. Nothing to worry about too. Around the board, the profit and sales of the KonoSuba franchise have been fantastic and add up to the possibility of a third season.



Popular KonoSuba Characters


Now as we are certain that KonoSuba is getting another season, what characters do you think would make a reappearance?


How many of our beloved characters would show up in the next part? Let’s find out.





I mean come on guys! He is the protagonist of the show. He would reappear in season 3 and we would love to see him.


Kazuma is supposed to kill the Devil King so his presence is essential for the upcoming story.


Not to mention, he is the squad leader who makes the final decisions and commands the squad.


He is not only caring but has portrayed his intelligence and admiration for this new world.


We would love to see him do his idiocy back in season 3. His regret is hilarious.





Our Goddess is yet another character that shapes this series and her absence is unimaginable.


She isn’t going to go anywhere as she is locked in this fantasy world and the death of the Devil King decides her fate back to heaven.


Her hilarious and dumb nature brings shine to the series and adds up to the overall quality of the series.


And did I mention that we must worship her? So yeah, we will be looking forward to more of Aqua and her stupid deeds.





For many of us, she is the best girl, and why not? The crimson demon is one of the most rational people in the squad but her explosion-loving nature fogs her judgments.


Her reappearance in the next season is essential because of her love bud that was planted in the movie.


The story can progress well in that direction and to do so, they need to make sure that they bring our strongest magic user back in the next season.


Rooting for her to fall for Kazuma.



The crusader seems to be seeking no limits to her masochistic pleasures and her ridiculous behaviour gives a new personality to this series.


She is from a royal family yet her down-to-earth nature and rational decision-making (sometimes) make her a reliable friend.


Not to mention, her brute strength and love for physical abuse apparently, make her the ideal defender for our group.


Her return in the next season would enlighten the viewers and give them the comic experience that they need.


Wiz and Yunyun

These two waifus also have a noteworthy contribution to the series even after being sided characters.


They take their time to shine and stand straight in the limelight when the time comes.


They add the finishing touch that the anime and its narrative need and their absence can be brutal to your overall experience.


Trust me, if they don’t show up in the next season, you are going to miss them.


A lot! So these are some of the famous characters that can make a reappearance in the third season of KonoSuba.


Of course, other characters can also emerge, as well as brand-new ones. Let’s wait and see what these characters do in the next season has to offer.



KonoSuba Ending Explained


The ending of a season is the opening for the next season. If the ending of KonoSuba season 2 doesn’t have that pathway that could be used as an opening, the composition of the next season would be a tough task.


So let’s revise the ending of KonoSuba season 2. The second season of KonoSuba ended with our squad returning from Alcanretia, the city where the Axis cult of Aqua resides.


Kazuma and his gang visited that place for hot springs but ended up killing all the hot springs themselves.


Oh yeah, 100% skill right there. They saved the hot springs from being toxic but Aqua over-purified them which resulted in those hot springs transforming into just hot water.


Later on, they were thrown out of the town and never got the chance to experience those hot springs as calmly as they could.


After the ridiculous experience, our team headed back to their town and decided to celebrate a bit and relax in the process, and that marked the end of KonoSuba season 2.


It’s important to note that the movie also ended similarly. The difference was that instead of Aqua’s known locality, the squad went to Megumin’s known locality.


Megumin visited her hometown again because of a bluff and the squad got to know more about her and her family.


Yun Yun and Wiz also contributed significantly to this movie and our squad ended up killing another Devil King general.


They headed back to the adventurer’s guild and enjoyed themselves after defeating the general. They all celebrated their experience, looked back at it, and partied to their heart’s content.


Additionally, it provided the movie with a clear ending. Overall, there is plenty of room for the upcoming season to appear and blend in without being inconsistent or disjointed.



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Well, that’s about it, weebs! That is everything you need to know about KonoSuba Season 3 in 2023. 


Let’s hope for the best and wait! for the confirmed release date, for now, many think it can come around 2024.


I hope you enjoyed this article. Thanks a lot for reading it and until next time, Sayonara!


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