KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World (2016 anime) review

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Series: “KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!”
Studio: Studio Deen
Year: 2016

Intro

I decided to watch this series mostly due to attending anime conventions. I’ve seen many people cosplay characters from this series which probably implies that it’s a good one worth watching. Friends of mine have cosplayed from this series and also often talk about the anime on social media. Memes featuring the characters have also appeared on anime pages of social media. I wanted to see what the hype was all about.

Plot

Kazuma is a Japanese teenager that is shut-in NEET that dies an embarrassing death after attempting to save a girl from a tractor even though it slows down and doesn’t hit her. In the afterlife, he meets a goddess named Aqua who gives him a chance at another life and offers him the opportunity to go to a real-life RPG world to defeat the Devil King. He gets to take one item or skill with him, but after getting irritated by Aqua, he elects to choose her. They must defeat the Devil King in order for her to return. They must also recruit other members and eventually do so forming a dysfunctional team.

Good

I absolutely love this series. I never laughed so hard in an anime series. You go into this series finding joy and leave each episode feeling better by the end.

Watching this was at the most perfect timing considering I had just finished playing an RPG video game. It also has that perfect video game vibe and all the characteristics that go with it.

I love each of the characters as they each have a special functional skill, yet there’s a huge drawback for them. Each character is also very lovable. They also work well with each other, yet have issues with each other. They’re all misfits that could only work with each other.

Bad

This series deserves more seasons if anything. This is a very fun anime.

Overview

Now, I know what the hype is all about. I’m bummed out I didn’t get into this series when it initially came out nor attend any anime convention events that involved KonoSuba. Better late than never, right? This may actually be one of the best series I’ve ever watched, and that’s saying a lot.

Overall rating: 5/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic

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