In Episode 6 of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! 2 (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2) we have Kazuma having what seems to be an existential crisis after what one might initially think is him feeling remorse for killing off Vanir. That would also mean he killed someone important to Wiz.
Japanese Title: この煩わしい外界にさよならを!
As we meet Vanir 2.0, we discover that Kazuma just didn’t want to go out of the kotatsu he got from his and Vanir’s new business endeavors. Sadly, after being literally dumped outside by Darkness and Megumi, he is forced to continue on with life.
He gets a nice looking sword and an armor. Said armor proves to be too heavy for him to move in just yet, so he decides to just take the sword with him… or tries to. As he attempts to make a very cool exit, the moment of coolness is predictably ruined by him knocking over things and being stuck in the doorway because of the sword on his back being too long. In the end, he ends up with a knife… I mean, with a short sword. It is rightfully blessed with the imposing name of Chunchunmaru.
Now that he is freshly armed, they go on to try to kill the Lizard Runners as a new quest with a very detailed plan in mind, which we know beforehand, they will not be able to follow at all. This way, it all goes to hell when Aqua attracts the lizards’ attention to them, making them a clear target of a bunch of very angry lizards. Kazuma gets mad and calls Aqua on her stupidity when she snaps like only she knows how to. After that, she lets him know that he needs to kill the Princess Lizard first.
So the lizards are all onto them and trample on both Aqua and Darkness, which is completely fine for the last one as she seems to be thoroughly enjoying it. Kazuma hits the Princess Lizard as she (it?) is about to attack him. This is followed by a very funny succession of moments that illustrate what ends up being Kazuma’s third death.
Have any of you watched Dragon Ball where Krillin being killed doesn’t matter anymore because you know he’ll end up being brought back to life? If they’re aiming for the same with Kazuma, they’re surely on the correct path to accomplish this.
While Kazuma patiently waits for his body to be healed in Eris’s room, he’s struck with an epiphany with the knowledge that Eris is the heroine he has always looked for. After a string of pessimistic and hilarious, and probably accurate assertions of what his life is and will continue to be, he decides that there’s no way in hell he’s going back to any of that, so he asks Eris to be reborn into a life where he can have fun with some sexy stepsister. The wording might have been different.
But we know Kazuma is weak, therefore he quickly takes Aqua’s bait and comes back to find Megumi and Aqua pissed and a guilty looking Darkness.
In the end, we get to see how these girls really do care about this idiot and Aqua’s face at the end, when the towel Kazuma had covering him drops, could easily become a meme of any guy’s self-esteem being murdered.
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