Kadokawa began streaming the first trailer on Friday for the television anime of writer Natsume Akatsuki and illustrator Kurone Mishima’s “Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World” spinoff novel series. The trailer reveals more staff and a 2023 debut.
The spinoff will star Rie Takahashi as Megumin and Aki Toyosaki as Yunuyun. The spinoff novels center on Megumin and her Crimson Magic Clan.
- Yūjiro Abe (Super Cub, Vlad Love, Kaguya-sama: Love is War) is in charge of directing this project in the studios Drive (Vlad Love, ACTORS: Songs Connection), under the supervision of Takaomi Kanasaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?).
- Makoto Uezu (Gyakuten Sekai no Denchi Shoujo, Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, Kengan Ashura) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Koichi Kikuta (BLUE REFLECTION RAY, Tamayomi, Seitokai Yakuindomo) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
- Masato Kuuda (Domestic na Kanojo, Asobi Asobase, Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!) is responsible for the composition of the soundtrack.
Following an untimely and embarrassing death, Kazuma Satō, a Japanese teenage shut-in NEET, meets a goddess named Aqua, who offers to reincarnate him in a parallel world with MMORPG elements, where he can go on adventures and battle monsters. Despite being offered a superpowered item or ability to use in this new world, Kazuma, following some provocation, chooses Aqua herself to accompany him to the town of Axel, quickly finding her absent-mindedness to be less than beneficial. With Aqua unable to return to the afterlife until the Devil King is defeated, the two form a party and recruit two other members; an explosion-obsessed magician named Megumin and a masochistic crusader named Darkness. Due to the party’s dysfunctional abilities, Kazuma quickly gives up on the idea of defeating the Devil King and tries to live a comfortable lifestyle, only to find the circumstances of his daily life are forcing him and his party to encounter and battle the Devil King’s generals.