Anime Limited Acquires KONOSUBA Seasons 1 & 2 for UK Home Video Release

UK distributor Anime Limited has announced plans to release the series KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Anime Limited will begin releasing the series starting with the first season box set, which covers episodes 1 to 10 as well as an OVA. This is currently scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2020 (which covers July, August & September) as a Blu-ray only title. The second season, which covers episodes 11 to 20 as well as an additional OVA, will follow later down the line.

Known in Japan as Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!, the 2016 anime adaptation from studio Deen is based on the light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima. The anime was directed by Takaomi Kanasaki, written by Makoto Uezu, music composition by Masato Kōda, and character designs by Koichi Kikuta.

Plot Synopsis (via Anime Limited):

“Kazuma Sato decides that today is the day to get out of the house for a bit. Since he dies, pointlessly, it’s clearly a bad choice.

The goddess who greets him in the afterlife, however, offers him a chance to be reborn in a world not unlike that of a video game, and as a bonus she’ll even throw in a cool item or power! Can’t possibly be a bad choice, right? Except he arrives with no money at all, dead average skills, and his “bonus” isn’t useful at all–since he picked the goddess, Aqua, herself.

How are the two of them supposed to defeat the evil Devil King and live happily ever after? Well, for them, it probably starts with day laboring rather than adventuring. And it’s only going to get more disappointing from there!”

In the United States & Canada, the anime fans living over there will be able to experience the same fun as well thanks to US distributor Discotek Media this May 2020. Both Anime Limited and Discotek Media are releasing Konosuba on behalf of Crunchyroll, who owns the main licensing rights to the anime franchise for numerous territories.

Anime Limited have yet to confirm if they will be able to release the recent Legend of Crimson anime movie, but the good news is that Crunchyroll will be making that available on their streaming service in original Japanese audio with multiple subtitle languages commencing 25th March followed by an English dub in April.

KONOSUBA is available to stream in both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub over on Crunchyroll.


Sources: Anime LimitedCrunchyrollDiscotek Media

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Grav is your average generic anime character who went to University, joined and took over the Sheffield Hallam anime society, graduated, got a job, and after various tropes is now back at University. He considers himself a man of culture and likes a lot of anime, even the ones that are considered bad. He likes harems, isekai and pouts too.

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