After more than three years, we are finally getting a better idea as to what date KonoSuba season 3 could potentially release.
Despite the second season concluding more than three years ago, KonoSuba still remains one of the most popular and beloved series for so many fans. Personally, I still don’t think there are many anime out there that are funnier or feature a more iconic set of characters as KonoSuba.
Whilst fans of anime are used to long hiatus’ between seasons of their favourite shows, it can get to the stage where the expectation for a return turns into a concern for a cancellation.
Here is everything that you need to know about KonoSuba season 3, including the renewal status and potential release date.
KonoSuba season 3: Renewal status
At the time of writing, season 3 of KonoSuba has not been officially confirmed by Studio Deen.
In 2017, two of the voice cast for the anime revealed that a new KonoSuba project was in the works. Whilst most of us at the time believed this was concerning season 3, it was instead referring to the 2019 movie ‘Crimson Legend’.
A producer for Kaokawa did claim that season 3 “has a good chance” if the movie performed well (which it did). However, since then, there has been a suspicious silence surrounding the future of the hit anime series.
KonoSuba season 3: Release date
- At the time of writing, an official release date for KonoSuba season 3 has not been confirmed.
Fans speculate that Kazuma, Aqua, Darkness and Megumin could return as soon as early-2021, but the more realistic prediction would be mid to late-2021 or 2022.
However, any estimation for a release date should be taken with a pinch of salt considering the global pandemic halting or delaying the production of many anime shows.
Interestingly, Monsters & Critics had a good point about the switching of animation studios, claiming that “It’s possible the groundwork for KonoSuba Season 3 has already begun…It could be argued that switching animation studios for the movie freed up Studio DEEN.
KonoSuba season 3: Plot
The plot for season 3, if renewed, is expected to be a direct continuation from the Crimson Legend movie, which itself picked up from where season 2 left off.
The first two seasons of KonoSuba each adapted two volumes of the manga and the movie covered the entirety of volume 5.
So, we can expect the third season to cover everything from volume 6 and 7, but again, this could be changed depending on whether a fourth season was also on the cards.
We will update this page as soon as more information is revealed, so keep checking back in.