This is the second time where I am watching an anime live and it just happens to end up in the anime list. Previously there was Yuri!!! On Ice, which plummeted down the rankings after the Crunchyroll Anime Awards. I am under no illusion that KonoSuba 2 will no longer be in the Top 100 this time next year, but who cares – I enjoyed this.
So where are we? The KonoSuba series are based off of a fairly success light novel series about a NEET called Kazuma who, having died of shock after being nearly run over by a truck, gets reincarnated in a fantasy world resembling those of his favourite video games. The ultimate goal? Destroy the Demon King.
The issue of the thing is that he, and the people who end up making his adventuring party, are utterly inept. First off he is pretty much a mean pervert. There’s Darkness – a paladin with a 0% hit rate and 100% a masochist, Megumin – a mage who only knows explosion magic… which needs a day to recharge between uses and, finally, Aqua – a whiny goddess who is a drunk and was tricked into becoming part of the party by Kazuma.
The strength of this series is that this is a comedy-fantasy series that is able to satisfy and overturn a bunch of video game tropes whilst also building a successful world of it’s own. Also, it’s pretty funny in a pretty stupid way.
Yea, this is not a high brow watch by any means, but it’s a whole lot of fun and I really hope we get more seasons of it because this is nowhere near over. Honestly I am not holding out much hope for this, but it would be good to have another chuckle with the KonoSuba crew.