KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2 – Preview
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2:
Original Air Dates: January 11th, 2017 – ???
Synopsis: Kazuma Sato’s adventurer life has taken a nasty turn as he’s been accused of working for the Demon King’s army after causing a royal’s mansion to be destroyed. Despite his claims that it was all in an effort to save the city, he finds himself on trial for execution for crimes against the kingdom. Can Megumin, Darkness, and Aqua save him? Unlikely.
1st Episode Review (Warning: Some Spoilers to Follow):
Tom: Konosuba is back and nothing has changed. That’s a good thing. Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin and even Darkness are the same lovably inept band of adventurers they’ve always been, bringing the same off the wall, laugh out loud comedy as the first season.
Linny: Not only do our main cast return as the lovable blundering idiots they were, we even get reunited with some characters from Season 1 that we assumed we wouldn’t see again. There are a few new characters, but all the regulars and last seasoners feel true to their original personalities, making the new season feel like a warm and hilarious reunion.
Tom: Season 2 starts with a perfect build off from season 1, picking up right from where the first season ended. Jokes, plot lines, and more are woven together in what feels like a perfect send off for the show’s first season, having everything Kazuma has ever done come back to bite him in the ass. It’s only in the show’s final moments we get an idea of where the story will be moving this season.
Linny: The transition between seasons is smooth and seamless and the episode does a great job of refreshing the memories of viewers without making it feel like too much unnecessary information dumping. What was especially amusing in the episode is how it does callbacks to certain people apparently being present during memorable scenes from last season. Without spoiling too much about why that happens in the episode, let’s just say Konosuba brings the laughs this season as well with its unique approach to storytelling.
Tom: Visually Konosuba has never been a prize pig. However this season we already seem off to a rocky start, with characters frequently off model/drawn differently as in the first season’s 9th and much talked about episode. The trade off is that characters receive some of the most hilarious reaction faces to events that unfold on screen.
Linny: The faces definitely do look off from the start, not hideous or anything since Konosuba has always leaned on the more simplistic side animation wise. However, it might still be a little distracting for viewers but you get used to it or forget about it soon enough once the laughs start.
Tom: Konosuba’s 2nd Season seems off to a great start. The comedy is there, our favorite band of adventurers is on point and outside of the always divisive animation style and frequent off-modeling, everything feels just perfect. Right now Konosuba is one of the few truly worthwhile shows available this season. Fans of the first season are in for a treat and I still highly recommend newcomers jump in from the beginning, as Konosuba is still an awesome ride.
Linny: Konosuba Season 2 is definitely going to make its devoted fan base happy as it returns with everything we loved about it last season. Given the dismal offerings this season, Konosuba shines even brighter and should hopefully end this season on a high note..even though we’re still getting only 10 episodes again.
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2 is available for streaming via Crunchyroll.com