Movie: “KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson”
Studio: J.C. Staff
I had missed the theatrical run of this movie due to not having seen the anime series by the time it was released in the United States. By the time I had finished it, it was long gone from the theaters. I had gotten my second chance to see it once it became available via streaming services. The series itself was one of the best I’ve ever seen, so I had very high hopes that the movie would be fun too.
After a failed mission, Yunyun notifies Kazuma that she must have his baby in order to save the world which excites him, but later on, everyone discovers that it was just a hoax.
They later go to visit Megumin’s family who wants her to marry Kazuma after he brags about his wealth and mansion. Before anything can happen, they are awoken by one of the Devil King’s generals who threaten to destroy their entire village. Kazuma, Megumin, Aqua, Darkness, and others must work together to save not just the village, but the world.
I liked that it was canon since it takes place after the second season. You still get all the silliness and everything that love about the series and characters. I do like that there’s a focus on the relationship between Kazuma and Megumin as there are those that may ship the pair.
The Kazuma and Megumin ship means that the Darkness and Kazuma ship won’t exist in this movie nor any of the ships we may want.
I feel that if you didn’t see the series, you may spend a nice chunk of the movie playing catch up as you don’t know what happened prior. It’s definitely for fans of the series.
As a stand-alone movie for those that have not seen the anime series nor read the manga, I don’t recommend it since you’d need to know the back story to some of the characters. If you have already seen the anime or read the manga, then it’s perfect. Either way, you’ll have a lovely and fun time with this movie.
Overall rating: 4.5/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic