Kazuma finds a choker at Wiz's magic shop said to grant any one wish and decides to put it on. The problem? He'll die in four days from strangulation if the wish isn't granted. And Kazuma can't remember what he wished for, so he has no idea how his party members can help. The girls therefore have no choice but to submit to his every whim if they want to save him.
Throughout the course of KonoSuba's first season, it became apparent that its primary appeal to many people is arguably its use of an over-the-top and well-timed form of comedic humor. This OVA episode is simply an extension of that level of humor that many of us come to love and appreciate.
- minor spoilers henceforth -
You can consider this episode more of a stand-alone episode - in terms of plot, it is not connected to any part of KonoSuba's first season. To summarize quickly, our four favorite wanderers - Megumin, Aqua, Darkness, and Kazuma - enter Wiz's shop one day, where we meet Yunyun, Megumin's
self-proclaimed rival. As they bicker among each other, Kazuma puts on a magical device that can grant any wish. If the wish isn't granted within a four day period, the user dies. Since Kazuma doesn't wish for anything (or so he thinks), he uses the next four days to make Megumin, Aqua, Darkness, Yunyun, and Wiz to do whatever he wishes. Hilarity ensues.
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Simply put, this was a nice and fun OVA to watch. It's difficult to critically analyze OVAs since they tend to be short (only 20 minutes long) and don't follow the main story, so I've spared you the trouble. But in terms of the script itself, the writing is highly consistent with the execution of that of the first season. The humor hits you just at the right moment, and the writers of this OVA have delivered a surplus of it, that's for sure.
So, should you watch this? Well, for one, if you're expecting something really deep or meaningful, you have come to the wrong place. Or perhaps you think the characters will be more tolerable despite the fact that you found them bland and irritable during the first season - well, unfortunately, they're exactly the same, so I would not recommend watching this OVA if you hold that opinion. On the other hand, if you liked how KonoSuba's comedy played out during the first season, you'll probably like this too. And, finally, it should be noted that there is some combination of fan service, crude humor, and lewd humor present - and, at times it was on the level of what we witnessed in the infamous Season 1 Episode 9 ("God's Blessing on this Wonderful Shop!"). So if you found yourself cringing throughout Episode 9, maybe this also isn't for you.
All in all, this was a humorous time-killer. Fortunately, in case you haven't heard, there is a second season in the works right now. But for now, this will have to do until it's released.
(Side note: As with all other reviews that I write for OVAs, overall rating reflects enjoyment only.)
Apart from a few funny lines and visual gags, this OVA, like most, was just filler garbage. Nothing really too special or worth-while about it apart from some tiny character developments for Megumin.
Lots of fanservice that detracts from the overall ideas behind the show. Not much creativity put into the premise and the story falls flat more than once. This is backed up by a messy structure that jolts from premise to premise.
If there's one positive thing to say is that the physical humor here was better than a lot of the main shows. As stated before, Megumin received minor development with a small
look into her past group endeavors but that doesn't provide enough to save a horribly meandering story.
KonoSuba had a great start, an interesting idea, and good execution. It was a parody and it was funny. These go together perfectly. However, during the first season, towards the last few episodes, KonoSuba was absolutely ruined. Multiple things caused this - ecchi fanservice, no development, no plot advancement, and it became an absolute joke. Trust me, I like fanservice as much as the next guy, but when the show becomes only centered around fanservice, it becomes horrible.
Anyways, back to the OVA. I guess I shouldn't have expected anything big with plot, but at least something interesting involving the original ideas for the show. I
mean, perhaps they ran out of ideas towards the end of the first season, which is kind of silly considering it's only 10 episodes, but I hoped they didn't fall into a pit of despair where they gave up on the idea and just threw a bunch of nude girls to the audience and hope they got good ratings.
I guess I was wrong.
This OVA was pure fanservice. I already saw the direction it was going when a half nude girl was introduced to the show. The plot appeared to be written by a horny 12 year old who just wanted a way to justify naked girls on television. The characters were basically made fun of because they showed no resistance, and the MC turned into a terrible human being who was definitely different than the show. The original plot basically ceased to exist, so they might as well be anywhere because it apparently isn't important anymore. This, unfortunately, confirmed my belief that the second season will probably be similar to the end of the first season and this OVA.
I understand that fanservice is sometimes good and that ecchi elements can produce humor, and that this show in the first season used some of that to their advantage. I do agree. However, this is definitely not the same show I watched the first season. It was all just for fanservice, and that makes a show absolutely terrible. The art and sound were both great, but know for sure this isn't the same show anymore.
There's not much else to write, except that I'm ashamed the producers allowed the show to stoop to the level of a typical ecchi harem series. Watch it for the ecchi, however, don't watch it for the plot. It's a completely joke.
3 months of waiting and here we are ! Konosuba OVA Has arrived !
As we know Konosuba is a hilarious anime series that can keep you laughing for the entire episode so I think we expected another hilarious episode at this OVA and they give it !
Story : 8/10
Common unique feature from Konosuba series is came with a stand-alone story per episode, the story seems not very connected itself so I cant say when this OVA really happened during the main timeline but the story from this OVA is :
our 4 Main Character visit Wiz Shop, in there they meet Yunyun (Megumin Rival)
and Kazuma found strange necklace in the shop and accidentally wear it.....
THEN THE FUN BEGINS
*END OF SPOILER*
Overall I like the story, is a nice way to introduce new character.
Art : 9/10
The animation becomes smoother since the main series, and in HD quality (720p or better) you will really enjoy watching this OVA
Sound : 10/10
Our classic OP and ED is played again in this OVA and I really love the sound effect, it just make the whole episode funnier with the sound effect !
Character : 8/10
This OVA featuring our 4 main character from main series, Wiz and Yunyun as main character (still with Kazuma as the "epicentrum" of the episode lol). I love where we have 6 main character instead of 4 at this episode, the downside is I expected more screen time for Yunyun because some peoples waiting the OVA just to see our "mysterious girl" (A.K.A Yunyun) that only appear on OP song during first season, but she only get "normal" screen time in this OVA
Enjoyment : 8/10
Konosuba is not Konosuba if they don't make you laugh for entire episodes, but this OVA take the jokes and fun to a new level, this episodes is pretty hilarious if you a guy bot not really hilarious if you a girl, its like a very offense humor to girl.... and I don't recommended it to watch while your parents near if you don't want your parents think you like pervert stuff or etc.
Overall : 8/10
A great, fun and hilarious episode featuring most of the favorite characters and new one. Great sound effect and story but get a bit downed by a too offense humor. If you are a Konosuba fans, make sure don't miss this OVA!