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Light Novel 'Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!' Ends

by Vindstot
Apr 1, 2020 1:25 AM | 36 Comments
The official Twitter account of novelist Natsume Akatsuki announced on Wednesday that his Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!) light novel will end with the 17th volume on May 1.

After dying a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, high school student and recluse Kazuma Satou finds himself sitting before a beautiful but obnoxious goddess named Aqua. She provides the NEET with two options: continue on to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer's dream—a real fantasy world! Choosing to start a new life, Kazuma is quickly tasked with defeating a Demon King who is terrorizing villages. But before he goes, he can choose one item of any kind to aid him in his quest, and the future hero selects Aqua. But Kazuma has made a grave mistake—Aqua is completely useless!

Unfortunately, their troubles don't end here; it turns out that living in such a world is far different from how it plays out in a game. Instead of going on a thrilling adventure, the duo must first work to pay for their living expenses. Indeed, their misfortunes have only just begun! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Akatsuki originally published the comedy fantasy novel, also known by its short name Konosuba, on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website from December 2012 to October 2013. Kadokawa began printing the series under its Sneaker Bunko label that month, featuring illustrations by Kurone Mishima (Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records). The 16th and latest volume shipped on August 1 last year. Konosuba has a cumulative 9 million copies of its volumes in print.

Masahito Watari began drawing a manga adaptation in Monthly Dragon Age in September 2014. Kadokawa published the tenth volume in August 2019, with the 11th volume planned for an April 9 release.

Akatsuki also penned a five-volume spin-off titled Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Bakuen wo! (Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!) between July 2014 and March 2019. Kasumi Morino serialized a manga adaptation in Monthly Comic Alive from April 2016–December 2017 and launched a sequel the following February. The third volume went on sale on September 20 last year.

Studio Deen produced two television anime seasons in Winter 2016 and 2017, each running for ten episodes. The Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!: Kurenai Densetsu (Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! - Legend of Crimson) anime film premiered in Japan last year on August 30, adapting the fifth volume. The ninth and 12th volumes also bundled two original video anime episodes.

Crunchyroll simulcast the anime series with subtitles and debuted an English dub for both seasons in January and February 2019, respectively. Discotek Media licensed the first season and original video episode for home video release last month and will release it on May 26.

Yen Press licensed the light novel and spin-off in English and published the tenth volume in December 2019 and second spin-off volume on February 18. The company is also publishing the manga adaptations of both novel series.

Konosuba placed ninth in the 2017 edition of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! rankings. The television anime ranked among the top ten shows in the 2016 Newtype Anime Awards.

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Source: Dengeki Online

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if this was april fools i would fallen for it, so sad its not.
maby well get a spin off or prequal or equal series hopefully

Jun 4, 2020 7:27 PM by CrazyC316

better start reading the light novel then.

Apr 8, 2020 8:01 AM by joshacc

If this was not a joke then I am willing to cry like a bitch.

Apr 4, 2020 6:57 AM by Saumar_23

If this is true, then it should not have been said when it was, because it is in pretty poor taste and a reason I really don't dig 1st April much.

Apr 2, 2020 11:44 AM by Playcool

OMG! It's ending already? So sad...

*Looks at date*

Oh wait...

Apr 1, 2020 6:21 PM by removed-user

Has to be an April fools, the link to his twitter account is a profile with 93 followers and has no tweets about konosuba.

Apr 1, 2020 5:20 PM by WhoaDumpling

I'm really not surprised with how LN 16 ended. It was a good ride, all good thing has to come to an end and hopefully he keeps releasing short story about konosuba because those are a joy to read!

Also I hope we'll at least see the demon king daughter or I'll be disappointed...

Apr 1, 2020 5:03 PM by Thai777

If this true, then props to the author for not milking it...

Apr 1, 2020 4:56 PM by IZUMI64

I really doubt it's a joke. After all 7/8 demon king's generals are out of commission, so it was obvious it will end soon...
Yukikaze_sama said:
Whether it's a joke or not, KonoSuba will end one day, and it will be very sad day. Honestly, can anyone imgine it having proper ending? The only fitting way for that story to end would be "and so their fight debt continues!", which is not satisfying. But any more serious conclusion would be too sad or out of place imo.
I think the ending is quite obvious. Kazuma will beat the demon lord and after that he will have a chance to get one wish fulfilled (Do you remember the 1st volume?). Aqua will probably go back to the heaven and Kazuma, instead of choosing going back to his original world, will wish for something very important and wise, like his own harem or something. And maybe ends up becoming the new demon king himself.
Anyway I think it will have a proper conclusion

Apr 1, 2020 11:37 AM by JanPri

All good things must come to an end. And I really need to start the LN.

Apr 1, 2020 10:37 AM by Leo

Thanks for the laughs, Kazuma, Megumin, Aqua and Darkness!

Apr 1, 2020 10:27 AM by Haneken2086

I already read the webnovel so i know how this ends. But probably the adaptation will be different. Who knows?

Apr 1, 2020 9:45 AM by LoliMaterial72

So who's winning the kazuma bowl ?

Apr 1, 2020 8:00 AM by ClickBaitBuster

hopefully just april fool's..

Apr 1, 2020 7:58 AM by LexTheLynx

KonoSuba is probably one of my most favorite LN’s ever. Sad to see it ending :(.

Apr 1, 2020 7:20 AM by Lol_man000

Only in lightnovel, not in anime nor manga

"They said" with Dr.Evil meme

Apr 1, 2020 6:52 AM by ronald_bastian

I really like this work, too bad it came to an end

Apr 1, 2020 6:43 AM by Kinyoubi

wildhood said:
Obviously just another April Fools joke.
probably not, volume 16 already suggested that the story was coming to an end.

Apr 1, 2020 6:17 AM by yannickryan

Whether it's a joke or not, KonoSuba will end one day, and it will be very sad day. Honestly, can anyone imgine it having proper ending? The only fitting way for that story to end would be "and so their fight debt continues!", which is not satisfying. But any more serious conclusion would be too sad or out of place imo.

Apr 1, 2020 6:17 AM by Panzer92

If the Translation of the tweet is correct then there could be more as apprently it says

However, the postscript of Volume 17 includes information about [Later talk] that was not written in the web version! ?

So there could be sequal

Apr 1, 2020 6:17 AM by Mattinator95

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