The anime Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! will premiere on April 5, and ahead of this a trailer has dropped that’s almost two minutes long. It lets us know that the opening theme song will be titled “Stay Free” and performed by Machico, while the ending theme song will be titled “Jump In” and performed by Aki Toyosaki.
Here is what we know of the voice cast: Rie Takahashi plays Megumin, Aki Toyosaki plays Yunuyun, Maria Naganawa plays Komekko, Kaori Nazuka plays Arue, Miyu Tomita plays Funifura, Sayumi Suzushiro plays Dodonko, Shizuka Ishigami plays Nerimaki, Hitomi Nabatami plays Chomusuke, and Mitsuhiro Sakamaki plays Pucchin.
It’s being directed by Yujiro Abe, who has previously been an episode director for Kaguya-sama: Love is War. The music is being composed by Masato Kōda. Credit for being in charge of series scripts goes to Makoto Uezu. The chief director is Takaomi Kanasaki. All of them are also involved with KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! 3.
Yen Press publishes the original light novels as well as the manga. It gave this description for the first light novel in the series:
“My name is…
One year before a certain useless goddess and NEET extraordinaire hit the scene, Megumin, the “Greatest Genius of the Crimson Magic Clan,” is hard at work. Ever since a life-changing encounter in her youth, the young wizard has dedicated her every waking moment to the pursuit of the ultimate offensive magic, Explosion! (Well…every moment not spent hustling food from her self-proclaimed rival.) And while the big sister’s away, the little one will play. On a routine trip into the woods, Megumin’s little sister, Komekko, finds a strange black kitten. Little does she know that this cat plays a key role in unsealing a Dark God’s tomb…”
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