KonoSuba: God’s blessing on this wonderful world! (Episode 12) – Give Me Deliverance From This Judicial Injustice!

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Kazuma is suspected of subversion for deliberately sending the coronatite from the Destroyer to a lords mansion. Therefore, they believe he is working for the devil king and is a terrorist!

What happened?

At first, the other adventurers attempt to stand up for Kazuma, but when Sena, the prosecution tells them that they too can be charged, everyone gets awfully quiet. Kazuma tries to run but is quickly apprehended and thrown into a cell, awaiting trial. Aqua attempts to break him out but isn’t much help. Finally, however, Kazuma is taken for questioning and must convince a magical device that can tell if he’s lying or not of his innocence.

As you might imagine, it isn’t long before Kazuma is cleared of all wrongdoing. Unfortunately for Kazuma, he gets cocky and pushes things too far. Finally, Sena asks him if he has any connection to the devil king or his armies. Kazuma says that he does not, but the device signals that he is lying. That’s when he remembers Wiz and her connection to the devil king. Looks like there will be a trial after all!

Various witnesses are brought forward and while many didn’t have anything particularly bad to say, well some did, it was all taken out of context and used to make him look bad. Sure, some of it did make him look bad, but he isn’t a terrorist. Finally, he realises that if he phrases his answer in a certain way, the device will prove his innocence, which it does. However, when the judge is about to declare Kazuma innocent, the Lord intervenes and a guilty verdict is passed.

Darkness steps up and reveals her family connections and offers to do whatever the Lord wants to give her a chance to prove Kazuma’s innocence. He eyes her fondly and agrees to her terms. Once Darkness leaves to see the Lord, his soldiers arrive at their house and take everything of value, even Kazuma’s tracksuit!

KonoSuba Episode 12 Kazuma on trial

What did you think?

I was not expecting a courtroom drama in KonoSuba, but it seems like the perfect place to pick up after season one. I’m glad that they didn’t just brush the accusation under the table and move on. Using his connection to Wiz to make him appear guilty was a great bit of writing. Sena’s performance as the lead prosecutor was amazing, even if it was a complete kangaroo court.

I’m just hoping Darkness will be all right with that sleazy old Lord… Can’t believe they took Kazuma’s tracksuit! Those monsters!

KonoSuba Episode 12 The Prosecution Sena

What have you learnt?

I think genres are a lot more fluid than people think. Often times, a genre isn’t even a defining part of the story. I’d argue that a lot of science fiction is suspense or thriller first and that science fiction is merely a setting or an element of the story. Sure, it can take a much more prominent role or a lesser role, but the same is true for lots of other genres. Romance is in almost everything. Can you really have a story without drama? So, throwing a courtroom drama into an Isekai fantasy story is as natural as a tracksuit in the middle-ages. It’s your story, do whatever you want. Just don’t go crazy… unless you want to!

KonoSuba Episode 12 Kazuma tells the truth

What is Aqua wearing?

In episode twelve of Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!, and I am continuing my investigation into Aqua’s wardrobe. Unfortunately, I am unable to make any sort of allegations at this stage. I’m still searching for a suitable witness that I might be able to coerce into revealing the truth, especially after those monster gators never got back to me. This image certainly seems conclusive, but it sadly doesn’t prove a thing… no matter how long you stare at it…

KonoSuba Episode 12 Aqua trying to break Kazuma out of jail

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Series Information

English TitleKonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
Japanese TitleKono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!


Season One
SeasonSeason One
ReleasedWinter 2016
Animation StudiosStudio Deen
1This Self-Proclaimed Goddess and Reincarnation in Another World!
2An Explosion for This Chunibyo!
3A Panty Treasure in This Right Hand!
4Explosion Magic for This Formidable Enemy!
5A Price for This Cursed Sword!
6A Conclusion to This Worthless Fight!
7A Second Death in This Freezing Season!
8A Loving Hand for Our Party When We Can’t Make It Through Winter!
9God’s Blessing on This Wonderful Shop!
10Final Flame for this Over-the-top Fortress!
Season One – OVA
English TitleGod’s Blessings On This Wonderful Choker!
Japanese TitleKono Subarashii Choker ni Shukufuku wo!
ReleasedWinter 2016
Animation StudiosStudio Deen
Season Two
SeasonSeason Two
ReleasedWinter 2017
Animation StudiosStudio Deen
1Give Me Deliverance From This Judicial Injustice!
2A Friend for This Crimson Demon Girl!
3Peace for the Master of This Labyrinth!
4A Betrothed for This Noble Daughter!
5Servitude for This Masked Knight!
6Goodbye to This Irritating Living World!
7An Invitation for This Knucklehead!
8Sightseeing in This Pitiful City!
9A Goddess for This Corrupt Hot Springs Town!
10God’s Blessing on This Wonderful Party!
Season Two – OVA
English TitleGod’s Blessings on These Wonderful Works of Art!
Japanese TitleKono Subarashii Geijutsu ni Shukufuku wo!
ReleasedWinter 2017
Animation StudiosStudio Deen
English TitleLegend of Crimson
Japanese TitleKurenai Densetsu
ReleasedSummer 2019
Animation StudiosJ.C.Staff
Season Three
SeasonSeason Three
ReleasedSpring 2024
Animation StudiosDrive
1God’s Blessings on This Bright Future!
2A Smile for This Dour Girl!
3A Re-education for This Bright Little Girl!
4Divine Punishment for This Handsome Gentleman Thief!
5Nefarious Friends for This Sheltered Princess!
6A Farewell to This Lavish Lifestyle!
7Rest for This Up-And-Coming Adventurer!
8Rest for the Master of This Lake!
9A Talking-To for This Runaway!
10Blessings for This Selfish Bride!
11God’s Blessings for These Unchanging Days!

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