Genre(s): Comedy, Parody, Fantasy, Isekai, Ecchi
Age-Appropriateness: 15+ (Sexual humor, suggestive themes, mild language, fantasy violence)
Episodes: 20 (+2 OVA)
TheAwersome Rating: 8.4 / 10 (Comedic gold)
Premise: After dying a humiliating death, high school student/shut-in NEET Kazuma is greeted by the goddess Aqua and given a choice for his afterlife. Either continue to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer’s dream: a literal RPG fantasy world! Tasked with defeating the realm’s Demon King, he is allowed to take any one item with him and chooses to take the goddess Aqua! He quickly learns, however, that she is completely useless.
TheAwersome’s Thoughts: If you are looking for a stress free hilarious good time, this Is the show to pick up. This whole show feels like what would happen if a group of stupid friends got together to play D&D, and one of those idiots is the DM. I thoroughly enjoyed how the world is explicitly a video game RPG setting, complete with quests, classes, experience points, dungeons, etc. Kazuma parties up with a masochistic Crusader (Paladin) and a stubborn arch-wizard who insists on only casting one specific very OP spell (that she can only do once per day). In other words, the adventurers that no other party would take. Konosuba doesn’t take itself seriously at all, and it makes for a hilarious time. While it doesn’t shy away from your typical pervy anime jokes, they aren’t too gratuitous or simply taking the low-hanging fruit (most of the time anyway).
A movie “Konosuba: The Legend of Crimson” is scheduled to release later this year.