KonoSuba: Which Volume to Read after the Anime Series

KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! New Season

Who are looking forward to the new season of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World? It has been just announced that a Japanese anime studio Drive is making the third season of KonoSuba and its spin-off KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!.

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World is the symbolic light novel and anime series mixed with the classic genre comedy and the trendy category isekai. Natsume Akatsuki’s original light novel series has been adapted into the first season consisting of 10 episodes in 2016, followed by the second season’s 10 episodes in 2017. In 2019, a sequel movie KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson showed at the theater.

There are many anime fans who have already watched the current seasons and the movie of konosuba and are interested in the following story after the anime series ended. Today, I’d like to introduce where the KonoSuba anime ends in light novel and manga.

Check out which you should read KonoSuba in light novel or manga and which volume to read from!

(Photo on top: (C)2019 暁なつめ・三嶋くろね/KADOKAWA/映画このすば製作委員会)

Light Novel: Which volume of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! to read after the anime?

Here is the KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! light novel/anime correspondence table:

Season 1: From Volume 1 to Volume 2
Season 2: From Volume 3 to Volume 4
Movie: Volume 5
Season 3 (Upcoming): From Volume 6

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 2 came to the end with Episode 10 “God’s Blessing on This Wonderful Party!”, which corresponds to the end of Volume 4 of the light novel series. The next anime movie KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson covers the entire of Volume 5.

After you watch the second season and the anime film, you can enjoy the next story from Volume 6 of the light novel series onwards.

Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 6 (light novel)
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 6 (light novel)

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Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 7 (light novel)
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 7 (light novel)

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Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 8 (light novel)
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 8 (light novel)

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Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 9 (light novel)
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 9 (light novel)

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Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 10 (light novel)
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 10 (light novel)

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Manga: Which volume of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! to read after the anime?

Here is the KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! manga/anime correspondence table:

Season 1: From Volume 1 to Volume 4
Season 2: From Volume 4 to Volume 7
Movie: From Volume 8 to Volume 9
Season 3 (Upcoming): From Volume 10

The original light novel series of KonoSuba has been made into the manga adaptation since 2014. The second season of the KonoSuba anime series is compatible with the manga adaptation Volume 4 to Volume 7. Then, KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson depicts the story of the manga series From Volume 8 to Volume 9.

You can enjoy the rest of the story after the anime series from Volume 10 of the manga series.

Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Vol. 10 (manga)
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Vol. 10 (manga)

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Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Vol. 11 (manga)
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Vol. 11 (manga)

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Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Vol. 12 (manga)
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Vol. 12 (manga)

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Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! Vol. 13 (manga)
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Vol. 13 (manga)

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How many volumes does KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! have?

The original light novel series of KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! was published by the publisher Kadokawa between 2013 and 2020, written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kurone Mishima. There are 17 volumes and 2 short-story collections in the KonoSuba light novel series.

In addition to the main part, the whole series is composed of several spin-off titles:

-KonoSuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World!

-KonoSuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! Bonus Story

-Consulting With This Masked Devil!

-KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Extra Attention to that Wonderful Fool

The manga series adaptation was started by Masahito Watari in 2014. There are 15 volumes publsiehd so far (the latest 15th volume was released in May, 2022).

Which should you read KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! in light novel or manga?

If you are an authentic fan who want to explore the KonoSuba world deeper, it’s highly recommended to read the light novel series. Even if you have watched the existing seasons of the anime series, you should read it from Volume 1. The anime adaptation skips some parts that you can read only in the light novel.

On the other hand, the manga adaptation is perfect for those who want to casually go ahead of the anime series. However, fewer episodes have been adapted from the light novel series while it has been already completed.

When will KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 3 air?

KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!
KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!

A new information about the next season of KonoSuba had been veiled since its second season and the following anime movie finished in 2019. Fortunately, in May, 2022, it was officially announced that KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Season 3 will be released by the studio Drive as well as a new spin-off series KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!.


Let’s wait wait the next season of KonoSuba with growing excitement reading the light novel and manga series in advance!

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