Yes, it's another guy stuck in a fantasy world however it's a more light-hearted take on the genre. A bit lewd at times but still generally wholesome. While Konosuba doesn't take place in a video game, it captures the world of an MMORPG quite well. In a way that SAO didn't in my opinion.
- Fantasy world with video game features
- Prota transported to another world which is customary with time.
- The prota faces several obstacles to reach its goal.
Honestly? Konosuba is SAO but funnier and less serious in every single way. Literally the same plot with very minor differences, but Konosuba is casual, hilarious, and overall a great time.
Both anime represent a video game world feel. Kono suba seems like the first arch in SAO I.
Konosuba does the same main-protagonist-stuck-in-a-virtual-world-that-operates-like-a-video-game story but with buckets more to offer. The characters are hilarious and they actually develop despite the short run time, the video game mechanics are believable and interesting to watch, and having the same level of quality in its animation while still being classified as a harem anime. Watch Konosuba instead.
Sword Art Online promised a personal journey dealing with death anxiety and acceptance of death in a strange world. After the first few episodes, it was clear this wasn't going to be delivered and fan service ensued. I recommend KonoSuba instead. Its more fun without the pretense.
Both of these anime are very well known, and two of the most popular anime starting in 2016. They have similaries, with one main difference, rezero focuses on a darker storyline, and konosuba focuses on comedy.
In both, a young boy is transported to a video game rpg like world, both are very well known, and enjoyable. I think someone who likes one, will enjoy the other later, but should expect a change in tone.
In sao, a boy enters a virtual reality game alongside many others, and finds that they cannot leave, and the story follows from there, as he and many other gamers try to
It is similar, as it revolves around being in another "world". However, the two anime differ in genre, as SAO is an action/adventure, whereas, Kono Saburashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! is both things, but primarily a comedy.
-Being stuck in a video game scenario
How they differ:
-Konosuba has a lot of comedy perhaps almost as if it was a parody of MMO games anime in general
If you didn’t like SAO, then KonoSuba is for you, and if you did, then KonoSuba is for you.
For those who didn’t like SAO: KonoSuba pulls apart and takes the piss out of all the tropes of the isekai genre, which shows such as SAO started, by taking a light-hearted, comedic tone and never taking itself seriously, and in doing so becoming the best isekai anime.
And for those who liked SAO: Kazuma, our lovable protagonist, continues to sport his harem much the same as our favourite edgelord kirito did, has his fair share of ‘overpowered’ abilities and takes place in an MMORPG-like world.
Both of them have an average boy main character that suddenly gets transported into a world of harem. While SAO is more based on action and adventure, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! is more based on comedy and fan service I still think they are quite similar.
In my opinion Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! was better than SAO and you should definitely give it a try!
They both take plan in a fancy world. The main character gets a harem of women. The story and the way the show is done is different but I feel like there is enjoy similar for people who enjoy SAO to enjoy Konosuba.
Konosuba is SAO in parody, so if you enjoyed the isekai of SAO but wish to see more comedic happenstances, this is the anime for you.