On Sunday 9 April, the event ‘KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! 2 Thanksgiving ~A Feast with the Wonderful Fans!~’ was held to celebrate the success of the second season of the TV anime KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World (Konosubarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!). Special guests were voice actors Jun Fukushima (Kazuma), Sora Amamiya (Aqua), Rie Takahashi (Megumin), Ai Kayano (Darkness), Tetsu Inada (Arakuremono) and Machico, the artist of the opening theme.
Machico opened the event by performing the theme song ‘Tomorrow’. With the crowd all warmed up, the segment ‘This wonderful scene!’ started. Before the event, fans ranked their favorite scenes from the anime. In 3rd place was the ending of the first season, in 2nd place was the scene where Kazuma and Aqua played rock paper scissors to decide who could ride in the carriage, and in 1st place was the scene where they defeated Demon General Hans. The fans seemed to agree with the choices, and the announcements were met with applause.
Next up was the segment ‘Quiz Subannaire.’ Using the rules from a famous quiz show, the guests were challenged by 3 questions. Each of the questions was very difficult, and even after using lifelines ‘fifty / fifty’ and ’phone a friend (production staff),’ the challengers only managed to get one question right! As host Inada was about to confiscate the prize of super high-quality meat, the audience started shouting ‘Steal! Steal!’ with the hopes that Fukushima would perform Kazuma’s famous move. He lived up to the audience’s expectations, and performed a scene of him using ‘steal’ on the prize.
After the quiz, the actors played a special live performance of an audio drama especially written for the event. The story involved Kazuma’s party taking part in a song competition, and the cast performed their own character’s song live on stage. Ruffian’s song is called ‘Sake to Namida to Otoko to Onna’ (Alcohol and Tears and Men and Women), Megumin’s is ‘Right eye,’ Darkness’ song is called ‘Tsuresatte・Tojikomete・Sukinishite’ (Take it away, keep it firmly, do whatever you want) and Aqua’s song is called ‘Watashi Ondo.’ Finally, just as Kazuma was about to perform ‘Rokudemonai Blues’ (Uncool Blues), Aqua went and broke the karaoke machine with Nature’s Beauty. The audience broke into laughter with this very KonoSuba-like scene.
In the end, Amamiya, Takahashi, and Kayano wrapped up the event by singing the ending theme Ouchi ni Kaeritai (I want to go home). For the encore, Machico sang ‘fantastic dreamer,’ the opening of the first season. The cast then thanked the audience and wished for a 3rd season in the future. The event finished with everybody performing ‘Chiisana Boukensha’ (Little Adventurer) and a humongous round of applause.
■‘KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! 2 Thanksgiving ~A Feast with the Wonderful Fans!~’ Set List
01.’TOMORROW’ performed by Machico
02. ‘Sake to Namida to Otoko to Onna’ performed by Ruffian (VA: Tetsu Inada)
03. ‘Right☆eye’ performed by Megumin (VA: Rie Takahashi)
04. ‘Tsuresatte・Tojikomete・Sukinishite’ performed by Darkness (VA: Ai Kayano)
05. ‘Watashi Ondo’ performed by Aqua (VA: Sora Amamiya)
06. ‘Ouchi no Kaeritai’ performed by Aqua (VA: Sora Amamiya), Megumin (VA: Rie Takahashi), Darkness (VA: Ai Kayano)
07. ‘fantastic dreamer’ performed by Machico
08. ‘Chiisana Boukensha’ performed by Aqua (VA: Sora Amamiya)、Megumin (VA: Rie Takahashi), Darkness (VA: Ai Kayano)
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