Konosuba has spanned 17 light novels, and with every word, fans have become more and more invested in the character’s lives. This is the main reason why they are bittersweet about the open manner in which the series concluded.
While the light novel started with Kazuma and Aqua, and it was only appropriate to end the volume with them, fans of the series are disappointed with the lack of closure regarding Kazuma’s relationships with other characters.
Thankfully, there is plenty of material to help determine Kazuma’s love interest and side stories to boost it further. Let’s take a peek at his relationship with others before seeing who he ends up with.
1. Does Kazuma Love Anyone in Konosuba?
Throughout the series, we have seen Kazuma express his desire to build a harem multiple times.
To that effect, whether he succeeded or not, it is a sure fact that he is surrounded by many women who have shown an interest in him, and vice versa.
Kazuma and Aqua – this was the pair that started it all. Despite finding each other pathetic and useless, the two are inseparable and share a deep bond.
We never knew that this unlikely pair of a shut-in Neet and a useless goddess could provide us with so much entertainment.
However, despite these two being the main focus, fans never dare to ship them together, and with good reason. The relationship between Aqua and Kazuma is akin to one between siblings.
The best incident to highlight this would be Kazuma getting upset at others for making fun of Aqua, despite him doing the same. It truly was something each of us with a sibling could relate to. They argue, fight, but also rely on and care for each other more than anyone else.
If even Kazuma acknowledges their platonic love (Aqua is the only girl he had no perverse thoughts towards), who are we to question it. Aqua and Kazuma is the best platonic ship, and no, you can’t change my mind.
Ah yes, Darkness, our masochistic noble. Despite her rocky start, she was eventually accepted into Kazuma’s party and became a treasured member.
In the beginning, Kazuma was annoyed and even despaired at her enjoyment at his verbal abuse, but soon gets used to it.
Furthermore, as the series progressed, Vanir even teased them by stating that both Darkness and Kazuma liked each other. While it was just an attempt by him to embarrass them, there was some truth to it.
As seen later on in the series, after Kazuma saved Darkness from her arranged marriage, she started to develop feelings towards him.
In volume 12, she finally acted upon them and confessed her love to Kazuma. However, he rejected her, and with a final kiss, their relationship was cut off at its roots.
From the very beginning, Megumin and Kazuma have enjoyed a close relationship, with both of them continually defending each other.
Despite his perverse behaviors at times, she found him reliable and developed a sense of safety when around Kazuma.
This bond of their evolved into a romantic relationship, as Megumin finally confessed her feelings to Kazuma, thus making them “more than friends but less than lovers.”
In volume 14, they were shown to be overly affectionate towards each other and have even engaged in sexual acts multiple times.
In the short story after volume 17, it was revealed that Megumin and Kazuma ended up together and went public with their relationship.
Their relationship has progressed to the point where Kazuma gave up his dream of building a harem.
When Darkness confessed her feelings for him, he admitted that he wouldn’t cheat on Megumi and couldn’t handle two girls at once. It seems that Kazuma has finally matured, and it took only 17 volumes to make this happen.
2. Who Does Kazuma End Up With?
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.
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.
Anyways, It’s official guys, Kazumin is endgame! It was worth following the series for years with such a satisfying end. All that’s left now is the anime.
3. 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 the 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.