Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (この
KonoSuba began as a web novel before being republished as a light novel series. It was subsequently adapted into an anime series by Studio Deen. The series has been also adapted into three ongoing manga series, with the main manga series beginning serialization in Gekkan Dragon Age on September 2014. The other two manga series (in the 4koma format), Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Kappore! and Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Nichijou wo!, are also being serialized in Famitsuu Comic Clear and Gekkan Comic Alive from August and September 2016 respectively.
After dying a hilarious and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, high school student Satou Kazuma 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!
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 reprising most of the original cast and production crew first premiered on August 30, 2019, in Japan before being brought to the States on November 12 and 14 of the same year.
Various games have been released, some bundled with blurays and some released as standalones.
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.