KonoSuba Season 3 Release Date, Trailer, Story, and News

KonoSuba is coming back! Here's everything we know so far about KonoSuba season 3, including the release date, trailer and other related news.

KonoSuba fans, gear up for more adventures! The third season of KonoSuba is in production.

Where and when does it air? Where’s the trailer? Who’s animating it?

Let’s jump right into it. We’ll start with the juiciest part, which is the release date.

Updates +

  • January 12, 2023: Complete rewrite for improved readability.
  • October 3, 2022: Updated the trailer.
  • September 30, 2022: Added some new information in the release date section and the intro.
  • September 19, 2022: Fixed a few issues.
  • September 14, 2022: Initial publishing.

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KonoSuba Season 3 Release Date

KonoSuba Season 3 Release Date Countdown

Countdown to January 8, 2023 at 1:00 AM (UTC)


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KonoSuba Season 3 has already been released!

Season 3 of KonoSuba is currently in production! In May 2022, Kadokawa announced that the third season is set to premiere.

An exact airing date has not been released, but we estimate that Season 3 could air as early as January 2023.

Along with the third season announcement, Kadokawa stated that a KonoSuba spin-off anime series is also in production.

The spin-off novel KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! is being adapted into an anime.

An announcement date for the spin-off series has not been confirmed, and it will likely air in late 2023.

The entire KonoSuba series is available to watch on Crunchyroll.

Season 3 and the KonoSuba spin-off series will likely simulcast on Crunchyroll when they air.

KonoSuba Season 3 Trailer

Although a Season 3 trailer for KonoSuba has not been released, check out the trailer for the spin-off series above!

KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! is a prequel series focusing on the mage Megumin’s origins. The series is being animated by Drive.

KonoSuba Story

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World (or Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! in Japanese) is an isekai franchise centered around a shut-in boy named Kazuma Sato.

Kazuma is a seventeen-year-old who dies after a series of unfortunate events involving a classmate and a truck.

After his death, he is greeted by the beautiful Goddess, Aqua, who offers to send him to another reality – a world with magic and monsters!

Aqua offers him a choice of what to bring to the new world, but Kazuma decides to choose Aqua herself.

Aqua joins Kazuma on his afterlife adventures, and the two find new friends, a mage and a crusader, along the way!

KonoSuba is originally a light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima. The light novels are extremely popular, with over 6 million in print worldwide.

The manga adaptation of KonoSuba began serialization in September 2014 in the magazine Monthly Dragon Age.

There are multiple manga adaptations and spin-offs, including KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, which is being adapted into an anime.

The first two seasons of the anime are animated by Studio DEEN and directed by Takaomi Kanasaki, known for his work on Is This A Zombie? and School Rumble: 2nd Semester.

The series received an animated film: KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson, produced by J.C.Staff, grossed over $7 million in Japan and worldwide.

The light novels are licensed by Yen Press; The manga is licensed by Yen Press for North America.

KonoSuba News

In further news, Season 3 has some new changes regarding the anime staff. Let’s dive right into the changes you’ll see in the third season!

KonoSuba Season 3 Changes Animation Studios

It’s been confirmed that the production studio behind KonoSuba has changed. Season 3 of KonoSuba is being handled by studio Drive, which is also animating the new KonoSuba spin-off.

The director of the previous seasons, Takaomi Kanasaki, serves as chief director for the new season. The new series director, Yujiro Abe, is the episode director for the series Kaguya-sama: Love is War.

Makoto Uezu returns for the series composition, and Koichi Kikuta returns as the series character designer. The same Season 3 staff will work on the spin-off series KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, most likely airing in late 2023.

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Catherine Gainsborough

Catherine has been an avid anime fan since Sailor Moon aired when she was five years old. Today, even as an adult, her love for the Magical Girl genre has not changed. She also has an affinity for gaming, primarily JRPGs and shooters.