Will there be Konosuba Season 3?

With the release of Konosuba Season 2 on January 12, 2017, we are curious to know why there is no Konosuba Season 3 until now and will KonoSuba ever get a season 3? Konosuba, also known as Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo in Japanese, is so popular and worthy to eye anime as it is an action-comedy anime.

Several action-comedy anime like One Punch Man, Kill la Kill, Gintama, Assassination Classroom and many more are so enjoyable as action amines have a place in our hearts and comedy animes give us a belly laugh.

This combination of action-comedy anime is always very heartwarming. Konosuba made its way as the Isekai entry and has been one of the top animes in this genera with the all-loving and memorable characters.

What’s the need for Konosuba season 3?

  • To know how Kazuma aims to defeat the Demon Lord.
  • To understand how the relationship between the powerful characters Wiz, Vanir, Hans, Yunyun, Megumin, Aqua, Beldia and Darkness develops in the story. 

We can know all the answers only by reading this anime series’s source material, a light novel named Konosuba. But many people are waiting for season 3 as reading is not as interesting as watching anime full of sound effects.

Konosuba is an isekai anime with hilarious and overpowered characters like Wiz, Vanir, Hans, Yunyun, Megumin, Beldia, Aqua and Darkness. The last season of konosuba was aired about four years ago. So, let’s figure out is konosuba returning in 2021?

Is there going to be a KonoSuba Season 3?

As we know, 90% of animes are made of some already existing written material, visual novels, manga comics, light novels or any pre-existing game. 

To know whether an anime would have another season, we had to look at the main three incentives in which it depends,

The first is the source material –

{Is there enough source material available to create another season}, the second thing which should be taken into consideration is sales and profit of the anime { whether or not the second season of KonoSuba anime made a profit} and the third is the popularity of that anime today {is this franchise still popular enough in 2021}.

So, let’s have a tinge at these factors.

Konosuba Season 3 source material Information –

For an anime to have a sequel, the foremost requirement is enough content. We had to know whether the Konosuba story is finished or still ongoing to check this first thing.

Series that are finished or close to end hardly get a sequel, while series having a lot of content left have the chances of having a sequel as we have already seen happen with Kingdom Season 3 and Re: Zero Season 3.

Another thing we need to check is how many manga volumes had been used by creators while creating the anime. That includes both seasons of Konosuba and the movie Legend of Crimson.

Sometimes there is nothing left to work on the same series of a novel like that happened for No Game No Life Season 2 that did not come up due to shortage of content.

Is the Konosuba Light Novel reached its conclusion?

On May 1, 2020, Natsume Akatsuki released the last and final volume of Konosuba series volume 17. So, yes, the story had ended, but the author has said that he is hoping to proceed with writing more novels for Konosuba.

How many volumes does Konosuba have 

So here is the systematic order of the released volumes-

  • This anime source material is a light novel of the same name published on October 1, 2013.
  • A year later, it became a manga series of the same name on September 9, 2014. 
  • The Konosuba series consists of 17 light novels. This gives us the context of how much more original content the producers have to make another season.
  • Season 1: KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (January 14, 2016) which was followed by volume 1 and volume 2.
  • OVA 1: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo: Kono Subarashii Choker ni Shukufuku wo! (2016)
  • Season 2: KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2 (January 12, 2017) followed volumes 3 and 4.
  • OVA 2: KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World! 2: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful Art! (2017)
  • KonoSuba -God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World – Legend of Crimson. (November 15, 2019) was based on volume 5, with 7.9/10 IMDb ratings and 8.5/10 rating in MyAnimeList. 

The outcome regarding the source material –

If we base the results on whether there will be another season based on source material, then yes, there is more than enough material for another season. This can be speculated KonoSuba -God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World the latest season will be based on volumes 6 and 7.

Hence, reference material used in further expansion of the anime is not an issue for Konosuba Season 3.

Konosuba Season 3 sales and profit information –

The likelihood of a sequel for any anime series is determined by the profit made by the production house. 87℅ of all anime series didn’t receive a sequel due to a lack of a great profit.

Season 2 is not there in many animes due to lack of audience interested in continuing a series, and producing a Season 3 is a pause for many animes considering many sequels fail to provide the same profit as season 1.Sequels are often less profitable.

Like we can see, Noragami Season 3 will most probably not occur because the second season did miserably as compared to the first season and used a considerable portion of the first season’s profit.

As we all understand, anime isn’t cheap to generate. Today producing an anime like Konosuba per episode may cost $300,000 or even more. 

Konosuba can be found profitable as it already has two seasons, a movie and a mobile game.

So let’s check if Konosuba is still profitable. To analyze it, let’s have a view at Blu-Ray sales and light movie Sales. 

Both Konosuba Season 1 and Season 2 were released on five Blu-Ray disks in Japan. The statistics are as follows-

Season Copies sold 

  • Season 1 12,000 copies.
  • Season 2 11,000 copies.

The popularity of Blu-ray is skyrocketing, which means more opportunities for Konosuba season 3. But now, we are in an era of technology Blu- Ray sales are no longer a major profitable part as people prefer streaming rather than buying pricey Blu-ray disks.

So, even after that high number, there is no certain guarantee to have Season 3.

Konosuba light novel sales –

Volume copies sold 

  • Volume1-136,000
  • Volume 2-136,000
  • Volume 3-136,000
  • Volume 4-136,000
  • Volume 5-136,000
  • Volume 6-136,000
  • Volume 7-136,000
  • Volume 8-136,000
  • Volume 9-136,000
  • Volume 10-136,000
  • Volume 16-100,000
  • Volume 17-95,000

According to Oricon’s Light Novel sales ranking, Katabane no Chou and Shiawase no Hana both slipped a spot to number 2 and 3 respectively between April 27, 2020, and May 3, 2020, due to KonoSuba’s excellent sales.

Konosuba’s light novel did not make it to the Top 10 Best-Selling Light Novels of 2019, although it did sell many copies that year.

Year Copies sold

  • 2018. 630,000 copies
  • 2020. 400,000 copies 

The light novels bring about a bunch of earnings.

The fact that the story has ended and there will be no new volumes release does weaken the chances of a little sequel.

Konosuba Merchandise Numbers-

  • Figurines: 110
  • Megumin: 50
  • Aqua: 30
  • Wiz: 1
  • Additional items:1150

The number of merchandise is wonderful. Konosuba even has more merchandise than One Punch Man. 

Konosuba Movie Box Office-

Did the KonoSuba movie do well?

  • Movie Box Office -65 million dollars
  • Blu-Ray Copies sold -20,000.

It was a successful movie. And movie success gives a lofty boost up to a sequel. 

Konosuba Games Sales-

  • Downloads: 3,000,000
  • monthly profit:1.2million dollars

It can be glimpsed that making Konosuba Season 3 can lead to an enormous profit. 

OPINION ON SALES AND PROFIT

Collapsing the whole data related to profit and sales, there isn’t any dilemma to have Konosuba season 3.

Konosuba Season 3 Popularity information –

  • The official Konosuba Twitter account has 298,400 followers.
  • Current searches –
  • Worldwide. 50%
  • Japan. 2%    
  • MyAnimeList popularity ranking- 34 (with 1,430,000 members )
  • Members movie has – 490,000
  • Konosuba had copies in print-9,000,000.

OPINION REGARDING POPULARITY –

The series is at the peak of popularity Worldwide. The new mobile game, which was released recently, has greatly increased the popularity of the anime, the last volume of light novels, the Isekai Quartet, and the movie.

If we go with the view of Kadokawa producer Junichiro Tamura, the chances are tremendous that anime lovers will get another season of this incredible anime TV series. 

The thought of another season was taken seriously when the business producer of Kadokawa, Junichiro Tamura, which is behind KonoSuba, gave a hint of the new season.

The words of such a person of this stature in the anime community who is so much involved in the making of the anime mean a lot. He was promoting a different anime, and when he was asked about season 3 of KonoSuba. Junichiro Tamura replied, “KonoSuba season 3 has a good chance if the movie does well.” And the movie did very well. 

So, will there be a season 3 for Konosuba –Conclusion

Frankly, even with all the data leading to the possibility of the third season, it is still not feasible enough to determine the outcome with certainty. Yes, the series might have a third season and has a great chance of success too. Will, it is announced in 2021? Well, this is a tough question. 

But as far as anime continues, at least for one more season, yes, it will most likely happen. 

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