Being thrown into an isekai by some capricious goddess sure sucks. Luckily, Kazuma takes on the clever choice to loophole around and drag the cheeky goddess down to his new world with her. Don’t worry, the typical isekai watch order provides a very linear path, even if the entities throwing the protagonists around in the first place are instantly no longer in a position to do so.
Specifically for a KonoSuba watch order, though, you just need to deal with a handful of short stories, plus a promo movie. That’s it. You’ll be able to squeeze it all within a span of a good, vacant Sunday. With room to spare for perhaps another list!
Seriously though, with KonoSuba, you’re nowhere near as getting as a long series like a One Piece watch order, a confusing series like Haruhi Suzumiya watch order, or even a completely rebooted one like Fullmetal Alchemist watch order.
Recommended watch order
Uhh… none. Just watch them in the order that they are released in. Because both seasons are just one cour each (24 episodes total with their respective OVAs) it should be easy to burn them all up in preparation for that one single movie later on. Although, as we are going to mention very briefly at the very end, there are a few resource caveats where reading the source material may become highly (but not strictly) recommended).
1. Chronological order
For the sake of properly archiving the list, we’ll include an event-accurate list. This should line up pretty well with the release order side-by-side.
- KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (1st Season)
- Kono Subarashii Choker ni Shukufuku wo! (OVA)
- KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (2nd Season)
- Kono Subarashii Geijutsu ni Shukufuku wo! (OVA)
- KonoSuba: – Legend of Crimson (movie)
2. By release order
Yeah, nothing really different here as we’ve stated already. Heck, even the OVAs line up pretty perfectly here. This should be your default viewing order priority.
- KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 1 (2016)
- Kono Subarashii Choker ni Shukufuku wo! (2016)
- KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 2 (2017)
- Kono Subarashii Geijutsu ni Shukufuku wo! (2017)
- KonoSuba: – Legend of Crimson (2019)
Plot of Konosuba
Our hero, Kazuma Satou, starts the story by being pathetically killed with his own stress reaction after protecting a classmate from a slow-moving farming vehicle. He then ends up in front of a weird-looking cheeky figure who introduces herself as the water goddess Aqua. Much like any other isekai protagonist, he ends up in another world with oddly specific (MMO)RPG elements. But before he does, he made sure to include the annoying Aqua along with her.
After briefly being acquainted with his new world, he meets Megumin, the chuunibyo wizard who only ever casts Explosion spells, and Darkness, a rather posh lady who introduces herself as a crusader, who turns out to be a masochist who relishes in the damage inflicted to herself by others. The eccentric four then form a weird but surprisingly functional party of sorts, in an attempt to gain fame, fortune, and destiny of comedic proportions.
And maybe, just maybe… they might also finally get to defeating the Demon Lord along the way.
Indeed, a blessing on this wonderful world
It is quite hard to articulate in detail just what makes Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! work as a series, and more so as an isekai title. But without a doubt, Kazuma’s matter-of-fact treatment of the world adds quite a bit of charm to its level of entertainment. More importantly perhaps, are the myriad of antagonists and extra characters outside of the main four, who can potentially be just as funny and innovative to a certain extent.
As for the events of the original light novel further down the road (if you decide to read them after watching the anime)… let’s just say the excitement isn’t nearly the same as when the plot went past the protagonists’ limitations. A trope that typically plagues every isekai light novel series when protagonists reach beyond their supposed “skill maturity”.
For other more awesome protagonists like Kazuma, we recommend checking out our best shounen anime list here.