Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Wiki
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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (この素晴(すば)らしい世界(せかい)祝福(しゅくふく)を!, God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!) is a Japanese light novel series written by Akatsuki Natsume and illustrated by Mishima Kurone, which began as a web novel since December 2012 before being republished. It received an anime adaptation beginning 2016.

This series had also sparked three spinoff series: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! (featuring Megumin), Kono Kamen no Akuma ni Soudan wo! (featuring Vanir), and Ano Orokamono ni mo Kyakkou wo! (featuring Dust).

Plot[]

After dying a hilarious and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, high school student Kazuma Satou finds himself sitting before an obnoxious goddess named Aqua. She provides the NEET with two options: continue on to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer's dream; a real fantasy world! Choosing to start a new life, Kazuma is tasked with defeating the Demon King who is terrorizing the world of KonoSuba. But before he goes, he is allowed choose an overpowered item to aid him in his quest, and the future hero selects Aqua herself out of spite. But Kazuma has made a grave mistake; Aqua is completely useless!

Unfortunately, their troubles don't end there; it turns out that life in KonoSuba is a far cry from most fantasy worlds! Faced with no social security, a lack of money, and questionable accommodations, the duo must first struggle to survive instead of going on thrilling adventures. Indeed, their misfortunes have only just begun!

Media[]

Light Novel[]

Main[]

The main novel series has been published by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko since September 2013 until April 2020.

Detour[]

Short stories related to the series had been intermittently released alongside media other than the Kadokawa novels ever since mid 2015, so beginning 2020 these were sporadically collected into the Yorimichi (よりみち, Detour) series, which are anthology volumes that sometimes got published with specially written pieces.

Games[]

Some of the series' video games received novel adaptations, such as the one written by Hirukuma that was released in March 2022.

Artbooks[]

Books that put together the artwork drawn for the series by the novel's illustrator had been published occasionally.

Fanbooks[]

The novel series also occasionally came out with information digests of the story, settings, characters, and other knowledge for helping fans understand its world view.

Manga[]

Main[]

The novels had been adapted into various manga series, with the main manga series illustrated by Watari Masahito beginning serialisation in Gekkan Dragon Age since September 2014 and still ongoing.

Kappore[]

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Kappore! was a comical gag spinoff manga illustrated by Zunda Croquette in the 4-koma format, which got serialised in Famitsuu Comic Clear from August 2016 to April 2017.

Everyday[]

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Nichijou wo! (この素晴(すば)らしい世界(せかい)日常(にちじょう)を!, Everyday Life in This Wonderful World!) was a supplementary manga series illustrated by Somemiya Suzume, which highlights some between-the-scenes and behind-the-story events not shown in the main series. It serialised on Gekkan Comic Alive from September 2016 to August 2017, then continued for a short while from May to October 2019.

Megumin Anthology[]

A collection of officially recognised anthology manga revolving around Megumin and her daily activities, which were drawn by various business and doujinshi artists.

Comic Anthology[]

A collection of officially recognised anthology manga mainly talking about the miscellaneous activities of the protagonist party, which were drawn by various business and doujinshi artists.

Games[]

A manga adaptation of the first application game's novelisation was illustrated by Morino Kasumi, which began serialisation on Gekkan Comic Alive from September 2022 and is still ongoing.

Anime[]

A 10 episode anime adaptation was produced by Studio Deen and directed by Kanasaki Takaomi, and aired in Japan from January to March 2016, covering the first and second novels. A second 10 episode season aired from January to March 2017, covering the third and fourth novels. An OVA was bundled with ninth volume of the light novel, and a second was bundled with the limited edition of the twelfth novel.

A movie produced by J.C. staff which covered the fifth novel and reprised most of the original cast and production crew first premiered on 30 August 2019 in Japan, before being brought to the United States on 12 and 14 November of the same year. It was followed by a third 11 episode season that aired from April to June 2024, and covered the sixth and seventh novels.

Discs[]

Guidebooks[]

Audio Drama[]

Some audio dramas consisting of only vocal narrations were released, either as standalone discs or included in the tracks of other albums.

Theatrical Performance[]

Live events featuring actors on the theatrical stage performing the story for an audience had been held.

Games[]

Various games have been released, some being software bundled with blurays or released as standalones, and others printed in rulebooks for the tabletop.

Software[]

Tabletop[]

Artbooks[]

Music[]

Kouda Masato was in charge of the music for the anime. The anime uses fantastic dreamer and Chiisana Boukensha for the opening and ending of season one, while TOMORROW and Ouchi ni Kaeritai serve for season two. It goes on to use 1 Millimeter Symphony and My Home Town for the first movie, as well as Growing Up and Ano Hi no mama no Bokura for season three.

A variety of artists also participated in composing music for the games.

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