Fans have already seen a movie and two OVAs of the anime since the conclusion of Season 2. Hence, it’s finally time to question if ‘KonoSuba Season 3’ will ever return to the screens or not. The internet is loaded with rumors and speculations related to the release or cancelation of the series. Hence, here are all actual facts and details related to the upcoming season. Will there be a Season 3?
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World began as a 2012 light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki. It was later conceived as a manga series as well. However, the release of its anime adaptation back in 2016, changed the game. Both the anime and LN series gained heavy appreciation and recognition after its debut. As of now, fans are waiting for the animated show to return for a third round.
Will ‘KonoSuba Season 3’ Ever Come Out?
When the second season of the popular anime came out in 2017, fans soon began to wonder if there will be another installment. While the creators were positive about releasing more content, they never officially renewed ‘KonoSuba Season 3.’ In fact, the studio ended up greenlighting another OVA episode and a KonoSuba movie to premiere in 2019.
When asked about the possibilities of KonoSuba Season 3, a Kadokawa producer, Junichiro Tamura, claimed that it has a good chance of release. However, he also added that its renewal highly depends on the performance of the KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World! Crimson Legend. Hence, if the film does well in the theaters, the studio may greenlight the third season.
Well, the anime movie debuted in theatres all around Japan on August 30, 2019. Thankfully, it performed pretty well for the audience and critics alike. Hence, chances for the renewal for KonoSuba Season 3 are pretty high. After the release of the Crimson Legend film, the entire franchise has become much more popular than ever before. The sales of the light novel volumes have also increased.
Therefore, the release of another installment can become a profitable deal for the studio. A third season is currently in high demand, and we hope Studio Deen wave the green flag soon.
Is There Enough Source Material?
As of January 2020, the KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World! Light novel series has a total of sixteen volumes. However, the previous two seasons of the anime adaptation covers the first four volumes only. Whereas, the recently released Crimson Legend movie adapts the plot of Volume 5. Hence, the third installment of the animated show has more than enough source material to cover. In fact, the remaining number of volumes left can further be used to create several other anime seasons as well.
What Will Happen In New Installment?
KonoSuba God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World! Crimson Legend, was an interesting addition to the format of the show. Instead of being an original story, the movie was actually a direct continuation of the ending of KonoSuba Season 2. Whereas, it covered the plotline of Volume 5 of the light novel series. Hence, Season 3 will most likely pick up the story from where the film left.
Chances suggest that KonoSuba Season 3 may cover the next two or more volumes of the LN series. Therefore, the story may center around the Princess of Six Flowers. The word of the group’s victories against the Devil King spread amongst the masses. Hence, Kazuma eagerly seizes upon the audience with the Crown. Princess Iris greets the group Kazuma and the others to the capital suffering from the wrath of the Chivalrous Thief. However, they later find out that the culprit is none other than Chris. The story then unfolds into an exciting mess.
When Will ‘KonoSuba Season 3’ Release?
Despite getting an early renewal back in 2018, the Crimson Legend movie took more than a year to premiere at the theatres. Chances suggest that the third season of the anime may take the same time to return once it gets renewed. Fans may have to wait for the green flag for a while. Even if the studio renews it right away, KonoSuba Season 3 may not return anytime sooner than 2021. Although keep checking this corner for all future updates.
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