Konosuba Volume 9 Cover
The Crimson Fate
 Japanese 紅の宿命
 Romaji Kurenai no Shukumei
 Pages 285 (Japanese)
 Release Date June 30, 2016
 ISBN 978-4-0410-3954-0
 Cover Megumin
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The Crimson Fate ((くれない)宿命(しゅくめい), Kurenai no Shukumei) is the ninth volume in the KonoSuba light novel series.


Kazuma and his party become aware of an evil goddess and Demon King general named Wolbach. The party goes to a fortress located on the frontlines of the war, and find out it is being attacked by Wolbach repeatedly, who uses pseudo-guerrilla tactics by once a day casting explosion magic before teleporting away. Megumin, Kazuma, and Yunyun retaliate against Wolbach, who is revealed to be the mentor who made Megumin aware explosion magic in the first place.


  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: Joyfully passing these peaceful days!
  • Chapter 2: Growth for these unchanging adventurers!
  • Chapter 3: One night with this red-haired beauty!
  • Chapter 4: A holy prayer for this uninfluential god!
  • Chapter 5: Exploding this evil god!
  • Epilogue 1: For the sake of this person
  • Epilogue 2: Dear Onii-sama