“Explosion!” Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 Review and Recommendations

“Some people would pay money to have a slimy girl all over them.”

Back again from its successful 1st season, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (KonoSuba) aired this past Winter season bringing with it all of the comedy goodness in the new world that our MC, Kazama and his party of Aqua, Darkness and Megumin live in. Continuing on from where we left off, this season expands more on the world in which they live in, introducing a bunch of different characters, dungeons, a new town as well as exploring religions.

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Comedy is gold here, and it keeps its consistency from the first season, from all of the silly antics of the characters, similar jokes, as well as some which were expanded on allowed for smiles to be had all round. The party’s personalities and how they mix and matched really shined again this season, with all of the different situations they found themselves in. It was also nice too see the character development taking the forefront of the season, learning more about their backgrounds and the possible situations those backgrounds lead to was interesting to see.

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It was nice too actually see some more progression within the world this season. Not just staying within the town of Axel, but venturing out seemed to be more the staple. With an expansion of the world, more comedy gold could be brought in, and using RPG elements to compare the world to a game actually made it quite easy to understand. This somewhat referenced knowledge expanded on that comedy, knowing that the variety of jokes that could be played out could happen at any moment, which made the pacing fun, silly and light-hearted at all times.

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Megumin Best Girl!

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OP/ED: The OP & ED also kept their consistency, with Machico back for the OP it really did suit the whole comedic vibe of the anime. This being mixed in with some amusing animations which basically embody the whole series was a nice match. It’s always great too see the seiyuu participate within the music of an anime and the cast of Kazama’s party also came back with another ED, being very similar to the first in its style of animation as well as tone.

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Was it Good?

This season was comedy gold, as much as it previous season offered, this season took that and expanded upon it. Parodying and referencing within the show added its little extra bits to those who have more game like knowledge and it was these kind of things which created a nuance of enjoyment for knowing them. With everything being not taken seriously, it sure was a fun ride each week knowing that you don’t have to worry about anything and can just enjoy silly humor.

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Recommendations: At its heart KonoSuba’s 2nd season continued the trend of silly humor and there are a lot of anime out there which use this as their main highlight, thus I recommend the following:

  • Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
  • Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
  • Outbreak Company
  • No Game No Life
  • Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
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