YUKI the writer here! Have you been watching KONOSUBA? It’s unique, plus, it’s different in many ways.
Are you hooked yet? Check out the original manga version, too.
Synopsis of the second episode: An explosion for This Chunibyo!
“My name is Megumin, a mighty wielder of the supreme magic, the Fire Explosion!”
With Aqua in toe, Kazuma has arrived at another world. Unlike the video game world that he loves to play, he and Aqua must start from nothing in hand. No cash, no equipment. New life as an adventurer is much harder than Kazuma had in mind. For one, even the lowest-ranking monsters are almost too much for Kazuma to defeat. Kazuma and Aqua decide to recruit party members. One wizard applys. Her name is Megumin; she is from the Crimson Demon clan, known for its high competence in intelligence and magical power, as well as… well, weird name. Kazuma thinks Megumin speaks and acts like an 8th grader. However, as soon as he learns that she can control mighty explosive magic, the three of them decide to set out to defeat monsters together. Out on the green field, Megumin roars her impressive magic chant “Explosion!” All of the sudden, light sparks, windblast uproars, creating a spectacular phenomenon. Kazuma thinks, the fire explosive magic, is indeed, mighty. However, the key person, Megumin, is not quite ready for this…
Animation Director/Yuki Kinoshita、Shosuke Shimizu
Art Director/Masakazu Miyake
In the first episode I had a hunch that she’s quite a goofy one. In this episode, though, it was obvious that she is beyond goofy, from the first scene the combination of Kazuma and Aqua is already a joke to me.
In my opinion, the MVP of this episode is that giant toad. This episode proves how useless Aqua is. Thanks to that, Kazuma seems super capable and reliable….
Added bag, Megutan
The loveable Megutan joins the party! Kinda voluntarily. She is, well, useless as much as Aqua is. LOL. Her magical power, though, is real and powerful, so I might say Megutan is better than Aqua. Having that aside, Chunibyo is just like the Rikka in “Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions” .. . I mean, it’s adorable. The characters in Chunibyo are audacious and hilarious, don’t you think?
Fantasy Comedy Anime
In this episode, I am convinced that KONOSUBA belongs to the fantasy comedy anime genre. All the characters in the show are likeable, and above all, entertaining. The graphic visual may spilt the viewers into two – lovers and haters; however, I would say that the graphic style is the perfect match for this animation.