Konosuba with its world of sword and sorcery combined with a mix of comedy has quickly made space in the hearts of all anime lovers. Since its premiere in 2016, the series has been renewed for two seasons to make up for the amount of love and appreciation it received yet still the viewers are not quite satisfied.
Fun fact: Konosuba is actually an Isekai Parody
Will There Be Any Konosuba Season 3?
Without a season three, the watchers would not be able to catch another glimpse of the iconic duo of Darkness and Aqua neither be able to carry on with Kazuma’s life story.
The only other way for the curious watchers to make sense of the leftover story would be to read the manga and light novels this show is based on.
Most of the audience enjoys watching an anime over reading and thus many will have to just cling to the hope of a Konosuba season 3.
Fun Fact: Kazuma was 20 years old in the novels while the series made him to be about age 17 only.
Thus, if you are one of those desperately waiting for any official news about Konosuba anime 3, you have come to the right place as in this article we will determine based on facts and figure the possibility of the series returning to our screens anytime soon.
Factors That Lead To Konosuma S3
Behind any series being renewed for a sequel, many factors have to be taken in consideration. The most deciding ones amongst these are anime series popularity toll, its production and profit generation value and the source material available for another konosuba season.
We will also be comparing these statistics of Konosuba with the required ones needed for a sequel and based on these factors estimate the chances of if and when of Konosuba s3 happening.
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Factor A: Popularity
Popularity element plays the most vital role in any series getting another season. This can be measured on a variety of factors but the ones we will be considering here are the series google trends, social media accounts and the sale and success of its light novels and merchandise.
It is common for the popularity of any series to witness a drop in its second season. Konosuba proves to be an exception in this scenario with its google trends witnessing the highest increase during 2020.
This might be linked to the fact that the anime series is supposedly ending but still it managed to be voted as the tenth best anime series in the Newtype 2016 awards and ended up as the runner-up for best comedy series in Anime Awards 2016.
The official website for the series has been actively updating its page with news of rebroadcasts even now. Impressively enough, its Twitter handle also proves to be interacting well with its over 275K followers and has helped to keep the spirits of the fans alive all this time.
The popularity of any show can also be concluded after debating over its merchandise sales. Konosuba has seen a great boost in this aspect as well with a new product being announced almost every month while the movie also contributed to its fame.
Another factor upon which the fame of the series can be linked to is the sale of the light novels it is based on. With over 9 million copies printed in 2019, Konosuba wins in this department as well whereas its latest volume that is yet to be released is expected to take the popularity toll up by a gigantic measure.
Considering all these affirmative responses Konosuba has received, even after its sequel’s release, it can be concluded that the show lacks nowhere behind in this element and opens the possibility of its season three being aired soon.
Factor B: Production and Profit
A production house and the director is only interested in a series when it looks promising enough to grant them maximum profit. When a series fails in this department, it is more than likely that it won’t be getting a sequel anytime soon.
Konosuba, comparatively requires less monetary value to be shot with its each season having only ten episodes yet still requires up-to two million to produce. With the usual drop in a season two’s profit, production houses are often reluctant to invest in it.
Konosuba sold 12K Blu-ray copies for its season one and while the number dropped to 11K for season two, it was still not large enough to actually cause severe loss for the franchise.
Another revenue generating factor for the franchise comes in the form of its merchandise sales. With over 90 figures including those of Aqua and Darkness compiled, the merchandise seems to be doing well in the market.
This supported by over 1000 Konosuba associated materials can be seen making a huge profit for the franchise and the author himself.
Fun fact: The name Megumin is derived from a common Japanese name “Megumi”, which loosely translates to “Blessing”.
KonoSuba’s movie; Legend of Crimson and its box office ratings also fall under the production factor of the series.
Making over 6 million dollars at the box office and selling over 20K copies in Japan only, this movie profited the directors vastly while the game launched based on this show has been downloaded over 500K times adding up to over 6 million dollars according to the Sensor Tower.
If the related apps and movies have been making such a huge total, it is only sensible that the light novels they are based on do exceptionally well as well.
With the latest volume of the series selling over 95K copies and a total of three million copies being printed in 2017 itself, it is no secret that the author makes a great deal of money through the sales of these novels.
Every factor of Konosuba is generating more than enough income and largely supports the idea of a season three as their is no lack of any possible funding or costs by the franchise and the author.
Factor C: Source Material
Most anime series are taken off from popular light novels and manga. Same is the case with Konosuba anime series based on the light novels written by Natsume Akatsuki.
This series has 17 volumes and was recently finished with the release of its last volume in May 2020. It has several manga and spin-off series which are also widely popular and the author plans to continue them as well.
Fun Fact: The gag where Kazuma simply replies with a “Yes, I’m Kazuma” was something that his voice actor, Jun Fukushima, improvised on the spot
It is important to know how much content the light novels have available and how much of it has been previously covered in the seasons to determine accurately the possibility of another season. Konosuba 1 covers the first and second volume of the series while its season 2 follows it up with its third and fourth volume.
The movie is adapted on the complete fifth volume and based on all these, it can be seen that about six volumes are yet to be covered, providing for more than enough content for another season.
Even though the light novel has ended, season three of KonoSuba can still be made with the sufficient amount of content already available for it.
Can we see a possibility of Konosuba 3 anytime soon?
As it can be figured out from these given statistics, clearly KonoSuba outdoes every other series in almost all departments and there is no factor that might set back the possibility of another season.
Thus a season three of Konosuba can be expected soon enough given the large sums the franchise makes whether from its merchandise, game, or anime series.
It’s time now for all the fans of the series to rejoice and patiently wait for the official news of its launch early this year or maybe later.