Updated February 11, 2019: Added trailer 2 and Volume 5 analysis.
Updated January 23, 2019: Added exact premiere date.
Updated November 7, 2018: Added official title for the Konosuba movie and a Konosuba: Crimson Legend teaser visual.
The Konosuba movie release date has officially been confirmed to be coming up in 2019. Based on the Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! (KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!) light novels by Natsume Akatsuki, it’s expected that the Konosuba: Crimson Legend movie will feature a story focused on Megumin and Yunyun of the Crimson Demon clan.
So far, J.C. Staff hasn’t provided a single hint about the Konosuba movie’s story. The anime adaptation has only covered four out of 15 light novels.
However, the KonoSuba movie trailer gave a huge hint in the first few seconds. The 40-second trailer isn’t much to go on, but in the first few seconds, the trailer shows Megumin reading a crumpled letter. Unless there is some missing context, this particular scene likely comes from the beginning of light novel Volume 5.
There are some changes since the ending of the second season skipped a scene with Yunyun that was originally the cliffhanger ending for Volume 4. Besides surprising everyone with an announcement, the books had Yunyun crumple up the aforementioned letter and throw it away, so it appears the KonoSuba movie will tweak certain details.
Volumes 6 and 7 (and perhaps even Volume 8) will likely be the subject of Konosuba Season 3, but it’s also possible the Konosuba movie will tease the beginning of those story arcs.
the best girl one of the most popular Konosuba characters and some fans hoped the Konosuba movie (or at least a series of OVA episodes) was going to adapt the Bakuen (Explosion) spin-off books. Called Gifting This World With Wonderful Explosions! (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo!), the four books act as a prequel to the main story.
The first three books tell the story of Megumin and Yunyun’s time as students in the Crimson Demon village’s high school. The books details how Megumin how she was saved as a child and why she became fascinated with explosion magic.
However, the June 2018 teasers were talking about Kazuma’s journey, not Megumin, and the main KonoSuba cast is also returning for the film:
- Jun Fukushima as Kazuma
- Sora Amamiya as Aqua
- Rie Takahashi as Megumin
- Ai Kayano as Darkness
- Yui Horie as Wiz
- And Aki Toyosaki as Yunyun
Therefore, since adapting the Bakuen books would preclude Kazuma and Aqua, it seems more likely that the Konosuba movie will be an anime adaptation of Volume 5. Let’s just hope it’s explosive!
This article provides everything that is known about the Konosuba movie and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.
Konosuba film will be produced by a different animation studio
Anime studio J.C. Staff has taken over from Studio DEEN, which produced KonoSuba Season 2 and the first season. Thankfully, despite switching studios, the main staff for the Konosuba movie project has mostly remained the same, although that probably means Konosuba Season 3 can’t be produced in the same time frame.
Director Takaomi Kanasaki is returning, which is good news indeed since he directed both seasons of the anime adaptation. Character designer Koichi Kikuta is also returning as well as series composition writer Makoto Uezu and music composer Masato Koda. Other key staff members have not yet been announced.
Konosuba movie release date
As of the last update, J.C. Staff or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the exact Konosuba movie release date. However, Japanese movie chain Aeon Cinema briefly listed the premiere date as being Friday, July 12, 2019. However, the movie theater chain quickly removed this information once it was noticed.
Once the news is officially confirmed this article will be updated with the relevant information. In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when the Konosuba movie premiere date will occur in the future.
The only confirmed information comes from the wraparound book jacket for Konosuba Volume 15 (which comes out on November 1, 2018). Shown on Twitter on October 20, 2018, the tweet revealed that the premiere date will be in 2019, but did not specify the exact time frame.
However, considering the timing of the news it seems likely that the Konosuba movie release date will be in the latter half of 2019 so the July leak makes sense. Stay tuned!