For this review I’ll be covering both seasons of KonoSuba. Now we all dream of having a fantasy adventure. One that is in an exotic place, meeting exotic people, locations etc. It’s rather odd that a shut-in NEET Kazuma Sato gets this little adventure. After dying a pathetic death and going to the after life, he gets the chance to meet Aqua. A goddess – the goddess of water and purification. However, things don’t go according to Kazuma’ liking. After all things can’t any worse when you have an energetic goddess with you, right?.
If nothing praiseworthy comes to mind, don’t force it
Kazuma as stated above is a dead beat shut in NEET. One who doesn’t put much effort in to anything. So when he “tragically” died. In the most comical of ways. He wasn’t too impressed upon meeting Aqua. Who mocked his death and just generally infuriates him. So what does he do?. Well he drags Aqua along with him to the magical world of Axis.
There he finds just how “useless” Aqua really is. Just how bad his “luck” really is, even though he has an absurd amount of it. He also meets two other party members. Megumin a spellcaster. Who will only cast one magic spell: explosion – only once, before tiring out. And then there is Darkness; a masochist crusader. Who gets turned on by the mere thought of being violated. From there, he finds out just how how hard, hard work really is. And then some.
- The dynamics between the four characters – their interactions is done really well
- Art and OST
- Comedy is done with aplomb – couldn’t stop laughing … however
- Kazuma’ ability to think outside of the box to every situation he finds himself in
- The girls inability to actually realise that they are the main cause for all the hardships for Kazuma – which adds to the likeability to the characters
- Kazuma comes across as someone who wants to avoid hard work, but can actually put in the effort when he wants too – he isn’t your typical MC basically
- The RPG fantasy world
- The episode count is short – however it fills in as much info as it can
- Comedy becomes pretty repetitive. Especially during the second season.
- The world isn’t filled out as such
- Aqua can be quite clingy & useless
- Darkness need to be “violated” isn’t that funny after awhile
- Fanservice is kept to a minimum during the first season but quite frequent during the second
- It needs another season to continue or conclude
Overall Grade: B