It looks like the journey of anime’s most hilarious party is at it’s end. The Konosuba series released it’s final volume and concluded the story and characters we have come to love.
However, there are still plenty of things to look forward to such as the anime adaptation and spin-offs, teased by the author.
1. Has Konosuba ended?
Volume 16 of Konosuba was hilarious and exciting in all ways. However, just like all good things come to an end one day, KonoSuba did too.
Popular isekai light novel, KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, concluded with its 17th and final volume. While KonoSuba light novel has ended, the anime will begin it’s third season in October 2020.
Fans of the series are bittersweet about the series ending.
The twitter user @bringbackdabing perfectly sums up our feelings by posting,
“The Light Novel of Konosuba is ending soon, dammit!! It’s sooo good and volume 15 was one of the best ones by far.
The character development and call backs were amazing. I’m going to be super depressed when this all ends. Why must it be all the things I love end.”
Another twitter user @KCB_Bryan expresses his disappointment through his tweet,
“Now the main series novel for Konosuba is ending… April can go straight to hell. 2020 can skip on ahead to 2021.”
2. How did Konosuba end?
After the duel with the Demon King, as a reward, he offers his name – Kouichi Sakaguchi and promises to tell Kazuma the secret behind his name if he succeeds in beating him.
Just then, Kazuma notices something on his adventure card. He sees his last manatite and creates an explosion using it.
Due to this, Kazuma then arrives in Heaven, where Aqua is present. While sobbing, she gives him three choices: be reborn here, in Japan, or go to Heaven. After that, Eris gives him another two options as a reward for killing the Demon King.
1) He can go to Japan with a lot of money and “his ideal partner”.
2) He can go back to the current world as he is.
Kazuma then asks for the cheat he was always supposed to have and questions whether a goddess counts as a cheat. However, later he and Eris go to the world, leaving Aqua alone.
The epilogue is from Eris’s point of view as we see Kazuma is back in Heaven. Here, Kazuma gives an update on others.
Megumin is going somewhere with Yunyun to do her explosion for the day. Darkness has got a province and is getting a bunch of suitors.
After this, Kazuma is seen grumbling as a result of getting kicked out of the house. Eris consoles him and says he can wait while Aqua revives him.
Except, the plot twist is that Kazuma hasn’t died. He actually recorded Heaven as a teleport location. That’s how he was going to get Aqua back. On his way out, Eris gives him another Blessing. This is how the story ends.
3. Was the ending satisfactory?
The light novel starts with Kazuma and Aqua, and so it is only appropriate to end the volume with them. Due to this, the story is well fleshed out and ends on a perfect note.
However, fans of the series are disappointed with the lack of closure regarding Kazuma’s relationships with other characters.
Regarding the romance factor of the series, the author probably wants to flesh out Kazuma’s relationship in the after story.
He is trying to save it for a sequel so that Kazuma can learn the meaning behind love and hopefully become a strong-willed and dedicated person.
So yes, despite the loose ends, the story is satisfactory and ends in true Konosuba fashion, with plenty of emotions, pranks, and laughter.
While Kazuma does not date anyone as the author ends the story openly, the short story succeeding it finally gave the fans a concrete answer.
4. Whom does Kazuma end up with?
As promised, the author published a spin-off about Kazuma and Megumin after the end of volume 17, where they entered into a relationship.
As for why the Konosuba novel ended in such a manner is because the author was probably trying to save the romance aspect for that short story so that Kazuma could have some time to learn the meaning behind love and become a strong-willed and dedicated person, after all, Megumin deserves the very best.
5. Will there be a sequel to Konosuba?
Along with the final ending and the epilogue of Konosuba, there was a sweet after story attached. On top of that, the author of the series has implied that there will be some more after stories coming out about Kazuma, his adventures, and romance.
A sequel series called “Counter-Attack of Satou Kazuma” is being made. Another cherry on top for the fans is the release of KonoSuba Season 3, which will be released sometime in Fall 2021.
6. About Konosuba
Konosuba is a light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima. Currently, there are a total of 16 volumes of the light novel series, and 17th is to be believed to be the last one, 5 of them have been adapted in the form of anime.
After dying a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, a high school student and recluse Kazuma Satou finds himself sitting before a beautiful but obnoxious goddess named Aqua.
She provides the NEET with two options: continue to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer’s dream—a real fantasy world!
Choosing to start a new life, Kazuma is quickly tasked with defeating a Demon King who is terrorizing villages. But before he goes, he can choose one item of any kind to aid him in his quest, and the future hero selects Aqua. But Kazuma has made a grave mistake—Aqua is completely useless!
Unfortunately, their troubles don’t end here; it turns out that living in such a world is far different from how it plays out in a game. Instead of going on a thrilling adventure, the duo must first work to pay for their living expenses. Indeed, their misfortunes have only just begun!Originally Written By Epic Dope