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KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 6 Review

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 6 Review

The Silver-Haired Thief Brigade

Even after KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 6, we don’t know who Chris’s employer is. Though, as we learned in Episode 5, it’s likely the goddess Eris. I assumed that would have been confirmed in this episode. But, it wasn’t.

Still, we did get to see Kazuma team up with Chris to steal the divine treasure in the castle. Of course, this is the divine treasure in Iris’s possession that swaps bodies. And, as it turns out, this divine treasure is far more dangerous than I initially thought.

According to Chris, the body-swapping necklace can grant its user immortality. Well, a form of immortality. Technically, they’re still mortal and can die by various means. But, by swapping bodies with someone younger than they are, they can avoid dying of old age. Unless something kills them, they can live forever.

The Silver-Haired Thief Brigade from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 6
The Silver-Haired Thief Brigade

That last part is kind of important. Considering this divine treasure was in Iris’s possession, you know what that means. The original owner of this item is dead — it didn’t save them. But, luckily, since the people of this world can’t read Japanese, nobody else figured out how to use it.

Alright, but how does this item make you immortal? The body-swapping effect only lasts for a limited amount of time. Well, if you kill the other person after swapping bodies with them, the swap is permanent. However, that also means that they could kill you and take the item for themself after seeing you use it.

Anyway, this item is far more powerful than I gave it credit for and I can now see why Eris wants to remove it from this world. But, did Kazuma and Chris need to steal it? I’m sure Iris would have given it to Kazuma.

Darkness Can Be Competent Sometimes

You know, I often forget that Darkness isn’t actually stupid. In fact, the only stupid one in the group is Aqua. Kazuma’s got common sense and street smarts. Megumin is a certified genius when her chuunibyou isn’t showing. And, Darkness is a well-adjusted person when BDSM isn’t involved.

Over the first half of this season, there have been plenty of examples of Darkness being a normal person. When she needs to, she can fit right into noble society. But, there was one point in this episode that really made me remember this.

When Kazuma and Chris make it to Iris’s room, Darkness immediately recognizes them. Claire, Rain, and Mitsurugi didn’t recognize Kazuma. Aqua and Megumin didn’t recognize either Kazuma or Chris. But, Darkness did. As soon as she saw them, she understood what was going on and tried to help them play it off.

Darkness protecting Princess Iris from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 6
Darkness protecting Princess Iris

Of the main four characters, Darkness has always been my least favorite. She’s fine. But, I’ve never found her to be as funny as the other three. This, though, was good. Seeing her face when she realized what was going on was priceless.

Personally, I’d like to see more Darkness content like this. I get that a lot of people like her masochistic side. I like that side of her too. But, I often feel like it’s overused. Or, maybe it’s not overused, but it’s used in the same few ways too much. It’s not a very versatile gag.

I’m sure there are people who would argue that the other characters’ gags are too overused. And, in some ways, I agree. But, Darkness’s masochism gag is only ever used in a few ways. By contrast, Megumin’s chuunibyou comes into play in a far wider range of scenarios.

Kazuma’s Future Wife

The one other person who recognized Kazuma as one of the thieves was Iris. Though, it’s unclear if she recognized Kazuma in the moment. She definitely knew it was him after the fact, as she knows he’s the one who has her ring.

Now, according to Darkness, the ring is important for a very special reason. Whoever gives the ring to Iris is the person who’s going to marry her. Basically, it’s an engagement ring that Iris holds onto until the right person comes along. She then hands it over to them and they present it back to her.

This is why Darkness forbids Kazuma from returning the ring. I’m sure Kazuma considered returning the ring so he could marry Iris. But, even he understands that this would cause a huge commotion. It would damage Iris’s image as the princess if a random adventurer presented the ring to her.

Iris picking a fight with Megumin from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 6
Iris picking a fight with Megumin

However, at the end of the episode, Iris mentions another reason why the ring is important. Apparently, the person who’s meant to present it to her is the person who defeats the Demon King. So, by defeating the Demon King, you earn the princess’s hand in marriage.

Does this confirm that Iris is Kazuma’s future wife? Kazuma’s “goal” is to defeat the Demon King. Well, it’s not his personal goal. But, it’s the goal he was tasked with when Aqua reincarnated him into this world. And, it’s a goal he’s made pretty good progress toward.

I’m going to say that Iris and Kazuma will not end up together. Why? Because that wouldn’t be funny. This makes me think that some random person is going to get the final blow against the Demon King, denying Kazuma. Or, some technicality might block Kazuma from marrying Iris.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of KonoSuba 3 Episode 6? Does the potential for immortality change your ranking of the body-swapping necklace among the divine treasures? Do you prefer competent Darkness or masochist Darkness? And, do you think Kazuma will eventually marry Iris after defeating the Demon King?

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KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 5 Review

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 5 Review

Eris Recruits Kazuma to the Cause

So, the battle against the Demon King’s army didn’t exactly go as planned for Kazuma. Aqua got to show off her resurrection magic. Megumin got to show off her explosion magic. And, Darkness got to show off her ability to tank damage.

Kazuma, on the other hand, got killed by a hoard of kobolds, leading to the funniest part of the episode. The roughly 30 seconds of awkward silence when Kazuma found himself sitting before Eris was hilarious. Sometimes, scenes like this can feel too long. But, I thought this one nailed it.

Then, after the silence, we find out that Eris has been watching Kazuma’s exploits closely. She knows that he sexually harassed one of her followers (Chris). And, she knows that he has Princess Iris treating him like her older brother. What other things does she know?

Eris starting to cry from embarrassment from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 5
Eris starting to cry from embarrassment

Luckily for Kazuma, Eris changes the subject before too long. You see, she has an important task for him. She needs him to collect the Divine Treasures that have gone missing. And, if you’ve been paying attention, this isn’t the first time someone’s asked Kazuma for help with this.

Chris asked him the same thing, claiming that she had been hired by someone whose identity she couldn’t reveal. Well, it looks like we now know who Chris’s employer is. But, does this mean that Chris knows Eris? Is Chris another person who was reincarnated into this world? Or, has she died and met Eris before?

I don’t think either of those things is the case. Instead, I’m guessing Eris gave Chris this task via divine revelation. We know Chris is a follower of Eris. So, it’s not too far-fetched to think Eris would rely on her followers. After all, what else are these followers for?

Body-Swapping Divine Treasure

It doesn’t take long for Kazuma to come across his first divine treasure since receiving his mission from Eris. Chris was right when she said that there was a Divine Treasure within the castle. It’s not only in the castle but in Iris’s possession.

Megumin notices that the necklace Iris is wearing is a powerful magic item. And, when Iris takes it off, Kazuma notices that there’s Japanese writing on the back. This writing has to do with two people becoming each other, thus telling us exactly which Divine Treasure this is.

The Divine Treasure Iris has is one that temporarily swaps the bodies of two people. Since Kazuma read the inscription aloud and since Iris was holding the item, their bodies were swapped. But, this isn’t how I thought things were going to go. I thought Megumin and Iris would get swapped.

Megumin inspecting (the magic item on) Iris's chest from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 5
Megumin inspecting (the magic item on) Iris’s chest

Now, if those two were swapped, we would have missed out on some great content. For example, we wouldn’t have gotten the bath scene with Iris (Kazuma), Darkness, and Claire. But, we may have gotten some other funny scenes.

For example, how would Aqua and Darkness react when “Megumin” begins calling Kazuma onii-sama? And, of course, there probably would have been some comment made about how Megumin didn’t notice any change at first because she’s still flat.

Despite what we got not being what I expected, I’m happy with it. I wish the bath scene had gone on a bit longer. And, I wish we got to see more of what Megumin and “Kazuma” were up to outside of the castle. But, it was still a good episode.

Unfortunately, I don’t think there will be any future body-swapping shenanigans. Eris will likely take the Divine Treasure from Kazuma.

Which Divine Treasure Is the Best?

After using the body-swapping Divine Treasure, Kazuma said he could understand why someone chose it. But, which of the five Divine Treasures we know of is the best? And, also, what are the five Divine Treasures we know of?

Let’s go over the Divine Treasures first. We know there’s a cursed sword that Mitsurugi reincarnated with. There’s a mallet that creates infinite money, a body-swapping necklace, and an item that summons a random monster. And, there’s a useless water goddess named Aqua. Kazuma chose Aqua as his item to reincarnate with, so she counts.

So, the cursed sword is definitely a good pick if you want to be a strong warrior. But, it’s not very good outside of that context. Similarly, the monster-summoning item seems pretty niche. It’s a random monster and you have to perform a sacrifice to be able to control it.

"Iris" watching Darkness get undressed from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 5
“Iris” watching Darkness get undressed

What about the body-swapping necklace? Despite what Kazuma says about it, I don’t think this is very good. It’s only a temporary swap and, importantly, it’s a swap. So, sure, you can use someone else’s body. But, that means they can use yours, too.

It’s very risky to use this item to swap bodies with someone you don’t trust. They could harm your body, get you thrown in jail, ruin your relationships, and more. If you got to take over someone’s body with no drawback, it would be a good item.

What about the last two? Aqua is actually a good pick. Yes, she’s dumb and often useless. But, at least you get a cute girl to spend time with. And, she can be useful at times. As for the infinite money glitch, that’s the clear winner. You can do so much with infinite money.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of KonoSuba 3 Episode 5? How do you think Eris recruited Chris to collect the Divine Treasures? Whose bodies were you expecting to get swapped by the Divine Treasure? And, which of the Divine Treasures that we know about would you choose to be reincarnated with?

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

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

Playing with Princess Iris

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 3 was even better than the first two episodes of the season. Princess Iris is adorable and I want to see more of her going forward. Luckily, it looks like that will be the case.

I could have watched an entire episode of Kazuma playing with Iris. Her reactions to everything he said and did were great. And, of course, Kazuma himself is great. I loved the way he acted each morning when he woke up in the castle.

Based on what I saw in this episode, the change in location for this season was the right choice. In Season 2, I started to get a little bored. It didn’t feel different enough from Season 1. Then, we got the Legend of Crimson movie, which took place in the Crimson Demon Village, and that was great.

Princess Iris asking Kazuma about Lalatina from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 3
Princess Iris asking Kazuma about Lalatina

With this season taking place in the Royal Capital, it feels more like Legend of Crimson than Season 2. What more can be done with Axel at this point? It’s kind of just a staging ground for the party to head out from on different adventures.

The Royal Capital is an entirely new location with new characters, conflicts, and wacky scenarios for our favorite party to get into. That’s very important for comedy series. Comedy stops being funny real fast when the same joke is used too many times. A new setting can prevent that from happening.

More importantly, though, new characters can prevent things from getting too stale. That’s exactly what Princess Iris brings to the table. She’s very different from the three main girls of the series. And, she’s even different from any of the other side characters. She introduces a new dynamic to the series.

Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness to the Rescue

I was kind of expecting Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness to go to the castle to get Kazuma. After all, they need him more than he needs them. Kazuma would be completely fine spending the rest of his days playing with Iris.

But, without Kazuma, the rest of the party doesn’t function. Sure, Aqua’s a powerful Arch Priestess due to being a goddess. Megumin’s the genius of the Crimson Demons and an expert in the most powerful type of magic. And, Darkness is a Crusader who can tank any hit.

However, they all have major character flaws that prevent them from using their full strength. Kazuma’s the one who makes up for that, despite not being very powerful himself. I can’t imagine those three being able to complete a quest without Kazuma there to lead them. It just wouldn’t happen.

Megumin, Aqua, and Darkness from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 3
Megumin, Aqua, and Darkness

Even if they did manage to complete the quest, they’d lose money in the process. Aqua would cause a flood or Megumin would blow the wrong thing up. Then, they’d have to pay for the repairs, just as we saw during the cabbage episode from Season 1.

The fact that Darkness is a noble doesn’t even help, either. Yes, she can technically bail them out. But, that would likely come at the cost of her giving up adventuring herself. She’d have to agree to be married off to some other noble. And, that’s not something any of them want to happen.

What about the big reward the party is expecting to get from the Crimson Demon Village? Well, this is the Crimson Demon Village we’re talking about. Either the reward will never materialize or it won’t be much of a reward at all. I’m guessing it will be some dangerous relic they found in nearby ruins.

Catching the Noble Thief

Okay, so I know I said that the Royal Capital being the new location for this season is a good thing. But, there’s actually something I wanted (and expected) to happen instead. I wanted Kazuma to take Iris on an adventure.

Kazuma told her that she should get out from within the castle walls more often and experience the world. The problem with that is that Iris is a princess. Anywhere she goes, she needs her royal guards with her. That makes it difficult for her to have experiences like Kazuma and his party have.

So, what’s the solution? Well, I thought it would be Kazuma “kidnapping” Iris and bringing her back to Axel. Then, for the rest of the season, she’d be a member of the party before ultimately leaving to go back to the castle.

Kazuma celebrating his plan to stay at the castle from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 3
Kazuma celebrating his plan to stay at the castle

This wouldn’t change the location in which the series takes place. But, the inclusion of Iris into the party would have shaken things up enough to keep it interesting. That’s what I really wanted to happen; it could still happen to an extent if Iris helps catch the noble thief.

However, at this point, I’m not expecting it anymore. I don’t think she’s going to play a major role. Instead, she’s going to be another supporting character, like Chris. And, speaking of Chris, my prediction is that she’s the noble thief. After all, she’s the only thief character we know.

The last time we saw her, she pickpocketed an item that produced gold coins from Kazuma. That happened in Axel, but there’s no reason she has to always be in Axel. And, in case you forgot, she was originally introduced as Darkness’s friend. So, she could have a connection to nobles herself.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of KonoSuba 3 Episode 3? Are you glad that it looks like the majority of Season 3 is going to take place in the Royal Capital? Do you want Iris to join Kazuma’s party, even if it’s only temporarily? And, who do you think the noble thief is?

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KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 2 Review

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 2 Review

Kazuma’s New Business Venture

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 2 is officially here. It was unofficially here about two weeks ago when the first two episodes were leaked. But, I held off watching it until now. I prefer watching the episodes when they actually air.

If you’re someone who watched the episode early. Well, it looks like you’ll have to wait one week longer than the rest of us for Episode 3 because that one wasn’t leaked. Was it worth it? I don’t see how it would be.

Anyway, at the start of Episode 2, we see Kazuma’s new business venture in partnership with Wiz’s shop. In one of the previous seasons, we saw him bring the kotatsu to this world. Now, he’s brought another piece of modern comfort: lighters. That’s right, the days of carrying around flint to start fires are over!

Darkness wearing a maid outfit from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 2
Darkness wearing a maid outfit

When you think about it, Kazuma should really be focusing on these business ventures if he wants to be rich. He has all this knowledge of technology from our world that he could recreate. He’s also always complaining about the danger he’s put in when adventuring. So, why not quit and become an inventor?

It’s not like he has to be an engineer to be successful at this. There are plenty of simple objects he could reproduce — or have others reproduce on his behalf. These inventions also don’t have to be physical objects. They could be businesses.

Imagine how much money Kazuma could make if he opened a maid cafe featuring Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness. Well, okay, that might not work out. I wouldn’t actually trust those three to work with my customers. So, the first step may be to ditch them and then work on his business.

Making a Good First Impression

I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting Megumin and Aqua to clean up as well as they did. Darkness makes sense. Despite her personality, she is a member of the nobility. She grew up in that world, so she gets it.

Megumin and Aqua, however, aren’t two who I expect to be able to handle the kind of situation they were put in. But, they did a pretty good job. With the help of Darkness’s maid, they got nice outfits to wear. And, overall, they behaved themselves in front of the princess.

Yes, Megumin still did her chuuni introduction and Aqua tried to perform a party trick. But, they didn’t completely go off the rails, as I expected them to. Megumin didn’t fire off any explosion magic and Aqua didn’t hurl insults at the princess. With that in mind, they made good first impressions.

Megumin dressed up to meet the princess from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 2
Megumin dressed up to meet the princess

Even later during the dinner party when Iris insults Kazuma, Megumin doesn’t get involved. She wanted to — she really wanted to. But, she didn’t. Though, I wonder what she would have even done. She didn’t have her staff with her. Can she use explosion magic without it?

Or, was she planning on saying some mean things back to the princess? I could definitely see her doing that. And, not in the same way that Aqua would say mean things to the princess. Aqua wouldn’t do that on behalf of Kazuma. She’d do it for herself.

Also, I wonder why Darkness was so worried about meeting with the princess. In my review of Episode 1, I predicted that the princess might try to steal Kazuma from her. That is what happened. However, I thought that was going to be her plan all along.

Princess Iris Stylish-Sword Belzerg

I don’t know if Princess Iris’s name is supposed to be a Monogatari reference. Or, maybe I’m just Monogatari pilled. But, Iris Stylish-Sword Belzerg definitely has Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade vibes. Stylish-Sword has to be a reference to Heart-Under-Blade, right?

Anyway, Iris wasn’t at all what I was expecting. I wasn’t expecting her to be so young. And, I wasn’t expecting her to be so shy. I assumed she’d be in her late teens or twenties. Perhaps somewhere between Kazuma’s and Darkness’s ages. I’m pretty sure Darkness is a few years older than Kazuma.

Since Iris extended this invitation to Kazuma, I also thought she’d be far more forward. I expected her to be the one engaging him rather than going through her guards as mediators. And, well, as I already said, I don’t see what Darkness was all that worried about.

Princess Iris Stylish-Sword Belzerg from the anime series KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3 Episode 2
Princess Iris Stylish-Sword Belzerg

Of course, in the end, Iris does become a bit more forward. As she and her knights are teleporting away, she grabs Kazuma and brings him with them. Her reason for doing this is that she wants him to tell her more of his adventuring stories. But, where are things going to go from here?

Is Kazuma going to convince her to send him back? He could argue that if she keeps him there, he won’t be able to go on adventures and tell her new stories in the future. Or, are Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness going to launch a rescue mission?

My early prediction is a combination of both. I’m thinking that Kazuma will get Iris to send him back right before the other three head out to save him. However, that might not be the case. The royal castle might be the new setting for much of Season 3.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of KonoSuba 3 Episode 2? What business would you start if you were transported to the world of KonoSuba? How were you expecting the dinner party with the princess to go? And, what do you predict the resolution to Kazuma’s current predicament will be?

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