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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

January 13, 2017

Guess who’s back? The very best worst fantasy world adventurer party ever! Seriously, this lot of oddballs is the best at being the worst.

Was looking forward to the second season of “Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!”, the anime based on the “この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!” light novel series by Akatsuki Natsume. An excellent parody of the popular isekai genre where a typical otaku finds himself transported to a mysterious fantasy world and embarks on exciting adventures flanked by cute girls, KonoSuba offers a cynical look at anime and its overused tropes.

The main cast of “Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!” is a breath of fresh air thanks to being the polar opposite of the typical hero cast seen in most other anime. Far from being built solely on these deviant character traits, Satou, Aqua, Megumin and Darkness each showcase fallible, foul but very human traits that make them clash wonderfully against the usual unrealistic heroes and heroines, turning KonoSuba into comedy bliss.

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Am somewhat concerned though that the studio might overdo it in this sequel, exaggerating with elements that helped make the first season such a success, like the occasional haphazard looking animation, and the purposely skewed facial animation styling or character expressions.

In this first episode such distorted and purposely distorted faces were prevalent, even though it fit the tone of the episode, I hope “Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!”will not succumb to the trap of relying too much on such trickery that they cross the fine line between clever parody and simply sloppy animation.

If you like good comedy anime, then give in to the madness and watch KonoSuba.
You can watch the first season and this new second season of “Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!” on Crunchyroll. エクスプロージョン!

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