Surly Summaries: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

Fuck this one was funny.  If you haven’t already watched this show I highly recommend it, one of the best comedies I’ve seen in a long time.  It’s a nice break from the typical comedy as well, most of which have been almost universally slice of life romcoms.  Now to be fair some of those were good, but it’s nice to see something new come in and make it’s mark.

For those who don’t know Kono Subarashii Seaki ni Shukufuku wo! or KonoSuba is a comedy set in an RPG world.  The story goes a bit like this.  Kazuma, the male lead, is hikikomori, you know the guys who just up and lock themselves in their rooms for years.  Anyway he went out and got this special edition of a video game after three days of no sleep.  Then he sees a girl about to get hit by a truck, and he pushes her out of the way and gets run over himself.  Or at least that’s what he thinks.  Instead he almost gets hit by a tractor which was never going to hit the girl and dies anyway thinking he got run over because he’s both sleep deprived and a moron.  This is explained to him by Aqua, this blue goddess of the afterlife who starts out being helpful before laughing at Kazuma , and telling him that his parents and the doctors laughed at him, for dying in a such stupid way.  She then explains he has three choices.  He can go to heaven, which she doesn’t recommend because you can’t have sex there.  He can be reincarnated in his world without any of his memories.  Or he can go to this RPG world and save it from the demon king and get some other wish granted.  He goes with option three.  As part of option three he gets to take one thing into the game world with him.  Aqua lets him choose from all kinds of totally broken items and spells but in a moment of spiteful anger he chooses Aqua, forcing her to join him in this game world.  She immediately breaks down and cries when they arrive and thus begins the hilarious hijinks of the most unglorious RPG of all time.

KonoSuba reminds of Log Horizon, if Log Horizon were about the rejected would be adventurers of a shitty beginner town and not characters who had skills and could kick ass.  The animation is kind of ugly, but it sort just fits right into the totally silly world of KonoSuba and while it threw me off at first, I quickly found myself enjoying how the shitty art complemented the shitty world and shitty characters.  Said shitty characters are all actually really funny but they are just really shitty at being RPG protagonists and are instead more like the alt WoW accounts people made so they could play as half naked girls when they were thirteen year old boys and thought that shit was hilarious (yes I know people who did that in real life, and I bet you do too).  In conclusion, if you want a comedy that was way better than literally anyone ever expected it to be, Konosuba is a a lot of fun.  It currently has only ten episodes and that last episode did feel a bit rushed like every tenth episode finale I’ve ever seen is, but a second season is confirmed and I’m already looking forward to it.  See you in the next one.

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One thought on “Surly Summaries: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

  1. I read a post that reviewed this anime in a I-don’t-like-it kind of way which made me hesitate to watch it. But after reading your post, it definitely sheds a different light on it, making me a bit more interested. Thanks!

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