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God's Blessing on This Bright Future! (この(あか)るい未来(みらい)祝杯(しゅくはい)を!, Kono Akarui Mirai ni Shukuhai wo!) is the twenty-first episode of the KonoSuba anime and the first episode of Season 3, which covers Chapters 1 to 2 and the Epilogue in Volume 5 of the light novels, or Chapter 43 to Chapter 44 as well as Chapter 54 of the manga.

Synopsis[]

After defeating Sylvia at the Crimson Demon Village, Kazuma and his party look forward to receiving a reward that could mean freedom from the grind of having to fulfill quests. Kazuma himself, however, seems to be having nightmares and bouts of paranoia.

Plot[]

Kazuma writes a letter to his parents describing all his fantastic feats in this Parallel World as well as him being in popular mode, all the while having crowds of female adventurers at the Guild vying to marry him. He suddenly feels something repeatedly thrust into his butt by somebody tall and busty behind him, which to his utmost horror turns out to be a Sylvia having the hots for him, making Kazuma abruptly wake up from this traumatic nightmare.

His party members on the following day notice Kazuma acting strange around the mansion when he switches between muttering elegantly and screaming in fright, then as the party dines at the Guild where Kazuma again forbids Megumin from drinking bubbly, he once more shrieks in fright at Dust when the male adventurer approaches him from behind. Kazuma accordingly declares to the girls his intent of becoming a monk because of all the trauma suffered from being mistaken that he was in popular mode, though he also refuses Aqua's suggestion of joining the Axis Order.

Next asking Luna for a guide pamphlet to a monastery and being encouraged by the Ruffian, Kazuma paying no heed to Megumin and Darkness' dissuasions immediately sets off. As the girls follow him on the journey, the unconcerned Aqua taunts Kazuma's determination despite him insisting it to be as hard as a mountain near the roadside. Megumin after reminiscing how Kazuma decided to power up her Explosion tries to help Darkness mediate the quarrel, only to have Kazuma call her a loli-character, so in irritation Megumin casts an Explosion to blow the mountain up, much to the shock of the others.

During the ensuing camp that night, Kazuma, who is still haunted by Sylvia, impresses Darkness and Megumin with an account of how he had led other adventurers through all sorts of glorious overnight battles back in his homeland, though Aqua realises that he is actually talking about his online gaming exploits. Kazuma accordingly stays on watch by the campfire alongside Megumin while the others sleep, and following a brief conversation about becoming a monk as well as his homeland, the Crimson Demon unexpectedly acts intimate towards Kazuma. Going through a panicked round of contemplating, Kazuma finally musters up enough courage for confessing his love to Megumin, only to discover her having already fallen asleep, prompting him to wake her up with a really astonishing method.

As the party on the following day treks through forest trails close to the monastery, they come across a seemingly injured little girl sitting by the path. Although Kazuma, whose Enemy Detection warns him about the girl being a monster in disguise, recites the pamphlet's advisory about these Tranquility Girls which are to be exterminated on sight, his party members still become ensnared by her docile and innocent appearance and behaviour into huddling beside her, even when they find out about the injury simply being a part of the mimicry. Kazuma preparing to slay the Tranquility Girl next gets impeded by his charmed companions, before he himself is driven to sparing the monster upon her muttering innocently in childlike tone.

Continuing his journey despite feeling troubled, Kazuma realising how he can save subsequent travellers by providing the innocent monster with nutrients, runs back to the Tranquility Girl in hopes she will agree to not ensnaring anyone else. Yet noticing something off with her from a distance, he proceeds to Lurk behind a tree adjacent to the Tranquility Girl, who while mumbling to herself in a fluent fashion, reveals her true insidious and rotten nature. The Tranquility Girl after practising how to speak innocently in broken sentences, unearths the remains of a traveller she had previously killed, before finally noticing a furiously upset Kazuma approaching to cut her down.

Kazuma later buries the remains of the traveller except for a small mallet he took from the body, and rejoins his party members to declare him deciding not to become a monk after all. When struggling with Aqua once she wants to take a look at the familiar mallet, however, the party discovers that several gold coins drop out whenever it is swung, and elatedly return to Axel. Just as Kazuma finds himself no longer troubled by Sylvia's phantoms now that he will be richer than ever, Chris approaches the four of them by the city gate, and runs off before Kazuma discovers himself no longer in possession of the mallet.

Throwing a temper back at the mansion in response, Kazuma after refusing to go anywhere again teams up with Aqua in an attempt to drive the visiting Hagen away in fear of him bringing trouble, until Darkness steps in to stop them. The butler of her household who fears Darkness will soon lose her nobility next hands her a letter, which upon reading the heiress fearfully tries to hide from the others. Kazuma though Steals the letter off her, and discovers it to be a dinner invitation from the princess Iris who hopes to hear of his adventure stories now that he had vanquished multiple Devil King's Generals. Despite Darkness' attempts to dissuade her party members from accepting because their lack of etiquette may cost them their heads, much to her despair the other three only see this as a sign their moment has come.

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Differences to other versions[]

  • The parts in the anime from the beginning to Megumin blowing up the mountain do not appear in the light novel.
  • The campfire scene and the Tranquility Girl encounter occur in the light novel during the party's trek along the forest trail on their way to the Crimson Demon Village, a day before Kazuma's run in with the Orcs.
    • Kazuma in the light novel heads back to the Tranquility Girl because he fears that Yunyun, who is trekking behind the party, will fall prey to the monster's charms upon encounter.
    • Once he returns to where the Tranquility Girl is in the light novel, Kazuma witnesses the monster repeating the same lines to a woodcutter, who runs off after being unable to bear killing her.
    • The Tranquility Girl does not unearth the remains of her previous victim in the light novel, and instead has a tree bearing addictive fruits growing adjacent to her.
    • Subsequent to cutting down the Tranquility Girl, Kazuma in the light novel rejoins his party while showing off how he had gained three Levels, only to be chastised by the upset girls until he manages to explain.
    • During the ensuing campout in the light novel, Kazuma recalls how his childhood girlfriend cheated on him, which as a result drove him into becoming a NEET.
  • The parts about the mallet and Chris appear only in the anime.
  • Instead of shrieking in despair on the floor afterwards, Darkness in the light novel nearly strangles Hagen to death, over him voicing his concern about her having to sell out her body for a living if her nobility gets revoked.

Trivia[]

  • In the initial television broadcast, the opening theme was played at the ending, both because there weren't enough air time to fit in all the themes given the amount of plot.
  • The bell noises ringing upon every of Sylvia's thrusts on Kazuma is an onomatopoeia that, if sounded twice in a row, becomes the Japanese slang of the male genitalia.
  • Kazuma's yelling at Dust not to stand behind him is a shout out to Golgo 13.
  • The mallet originates from the Uchide no Kozuchi in Japanese folklore.

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