KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 4 Review

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 4 Review

Going on a Date with Megumin

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 4 had some twists that weren’t really twists. But, that didn’t stop the episode from being another great one. Predictability doesn’t matter quite as much in a comedy series.

Sure, if you can predict the punchline of every joke, it might not be funny. However, KonoSuba, at least to me, uses predictability as part of the joke. And, a good example of this comes when Megumin asks Kazuma to go on a date with her.

The setup of this joke is the fact that Megumin’s acting extra cute. I’d say she’s always cute. But, Kazuma notes that normally she wouldn’t be so concerned about him. So, when she asks him out on a date, the implication is that she’s finally being true to her feelings for him.

Megumin asking Kazuma out on a date from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 4
Megumin asking Kazuma out on a date

Well, that’s what the implication would be to someone who doesn’t know Megumin. As soon as she asked Kazuma to go on a date with her, I knew where this was going. You also likely knew where this was going. There’s only one reason why Megumin would ever ask Kazuma to go somewhere with her alone.

Explosion magic.

And, what do you know? That’s exactly what this was about. Megumin wanted Kazuma to go with her so that he could carry her back after she used her magic. This was the obvious outcome. But, that didn’t ruin the joke. The joke worked because we knew it was the obvious outcome.

When you really think about it, though, to Megumin, this is a date. Her idea of a date is traveling outside of town and blowing something up. In that sense, she didn’t lie. And, Kazuma also gets to carry a cute girl back home. It’s a win-win.

A Thief in the Night

Alright, so, I brought up the whole predictability thing with Megumin to segue into this. In my review of Episode 3, I predicted that Chris would be the noble thief. And, look at that. I was correct.

Again, the fact that this outcome seemed very predictable didn’t ruin any of the comedy. The surprise that it was Chris wasn’t the joke in and of itself. Chris being the noble thief is what led to the joke of Kazuma not wanting to get involved. Because Kazuma knows Chris, she tries to rope him into her scheme.

What is her scheme? Well, it’s a little different than what we were first told by the nobles. The initial setup was that this noble thief was stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Chris might be doing that. But, that’s not her main goal.

Chris scared of getting caught from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 4
Chris scared of getting caught

What she’s really after are the treasures that reincarnated “heroes” are bringing into this world. Things like Mitsuki’s cursed sword. Why? We don’t yet know. She says she can’t reveal her employer or why they want her to gather these items. But, I’m assuming it’s because they’re dangerous.

Think of it this way. Mitsuki being reincarnated as a hero and having a cursed sword is fine. But, what about after Mitsuki dies? Or, what about if someone were to steal his cursed sword and sell it? Then, you have a cursed sword floating around out there that could get into the wrong hands.

Now, although I don’t know who Chris’s employer is, I have a strong feeling about something else. From what I remember, Mitsuki never got his sword back after Kazuma sold it. So, I’m predicting that it’ll turn up in the hands of one of the Demon King’s Generals.

Time to Fight the Demon King’s Army

At the end of Episode 4, the Demon King’s army has arrived outside the Royal Capital. This seems like something that happens pretty frequently. So, it’s probably not a huge issue.

But, as a Crusader, Darkness wants to join the fight — and she wants to bring Kazuma, Aqua, and Megumin.

As you might expect, Kazuma isn’t too thrilled by this. He doesn’t want to get into dangerous situations. All he’s looking for is a cozy, safe, carefree life. Facing off against the Demon Lord’s army on the battlefield is the exact opposite of that.

However, he does eventually come around after realizing something important. He doesn’t need to put himself in too much danger. But, if he can show off his heroics during this battle, he might be able to live out the rest of his days in the castle with Iris.

Megumin declaring she's going to wipe out the Demon King's army from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 4
Megumin declaring she’s going to wipe out the Demon King’s army

Aqua also doesn’t want to fight against the Demon King’s army. But, unlike Kazuma, she doesn’t come around to it in the end. You’d think she’d be pushing Kazuma to go, though, considering she needs him to defeat the Demon King. That’s her only way back to heaven.

And, Megumin doesn’t need to be asked twice. Not only does she want to fight the Demon King’s army. But, she wants to be the first one there. If she can arrive on the battlefield before the capital’s knights, she can blow away the enemy army with a single spell.

Sure, she could also do that after the knights are there. However, once the battle gets underway, it’ll be impossible for her to use her magic without taking out friendly soldiers, as well. And, she wants all the glory for herself.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 4? Did you see the “date” with Megumin going like that before the reveal? Did you predict that the noble thief would be Chris? And, who do you think Chris’s employer is?

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My review of Episode 5 is available now.

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