After a day of being harassed by the Axis Cult, Kazuma goes to the temple to seek some justice. However, he finds Aqua in the confession booth and she’s not moving until he confesses something!
After fighting with Aqua for a while, Kazuma confesses to breaking her favourite cup, drinking her expensive booze and replacing it with cheap hooch, and putting up an advert for a priest from the Eris sect. This has her breaking down and returning to normal. But then a follower enters the booth and confesses to being seduced by Eris’ boobs. Aqua helps him by telling him the Eris pads her bra!
Kazuma returns to the hotel with Megumin and Darkness who have both been thoroughly abused by the Axis Cult. Darkness is loving it! Anyhow, Kazuma decides to go and have a bath in the mixed hot pool. There he stares at a lady across the water and watches as the man she’s talking to loses it thanks to the continued advances of the Axis Cult.
After Darkness punches him through a wall when he tried to peek in on her and Megumin in the girls’ bath, Kazuma returns to the hotel and finds Aqua crying. Turns out she accidentally purified the holy hot springs and was thrown out as a result. The next morning Aqua has come up with a story that one of the devil king’s generals is polluting the hot springs and that she must save the city.
Kazuma and Megumin have no interest in helping and Darkness just seems to want to be harassed some more. After witnessing the man from the hot springs dumping a sack full of Axis Cult enrolment forms in the lake, they find Aqua trying to warn the people of the devil king’s plans and it has nothing to do with the fact that she can’t use the hot springs. Anyhow, the mob turns on her and gathers outside their hotel.
What did you think?
I am still laughing. Seeing how everyone that isn’t in the Axis Cult reacts to their continued pressure is hilarious. Even Darkness, who seems to be enjoying it on a perverted level. However, it was Kazuma at the mixed bath that really made me laugh. The way he just sat there staring at that poor girl and when challenged simply told her not to worry about him. So funny, and so creepy.
And, of course, Aqua trying to warn the people of this non-existent threat has backfired and now the people of the Axis Cult want to burn her as a witch. The cult members are insane and it’s just too funny watching them try to convert others.
What have you learnt?
There were a couple of things to take note of in this episode. Firstly, the guy that Kazuma saw at the mixed bath who was getting harassed as much as he was clearly recognized Wiz and then promptly disappeared. So, those two from the mixed bath are more important than just being someone for Kazuma to stare at and get confirmation on how crazy it is.
The best thing about this is that Aqua has concocted a story to ensure that no one can use the hot springs if she can’t use them, but that will, of course, come to be true. It’s a great set up and I love the accidentally right comedic elements that this series deploys time and time again.
What is Aqua wearing?
In episode twenty of Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!, Aqua was upset about being kicked out of the holy hot springs for purifying the water. Her pleas for help fell on deaf ears. Ironically, I was able to grab images of everyone but Aqua in the hot springs. That in itself is all the proof I need… I’m not sure what it’s proof of, but whatever. So, here’s another image of what could be the answer to all of our questions, but possibly not…
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – This Self-Proclaimed Goddess and Reincarnation in Another World!
- Episode 2 – An Explosion for This Chunibyo!
- Episode 3 – A Panty Treasure in This Right Hand!
- Episode 4 – Explosion Magic for This Formidable Enemy!
- Episode 5 – A Price for This Cursed Sword!
- Episode 6 – A Conclusion to This Worthless Fight!
- Episode 7 – A Second Death in This Freezing Season!
- Episode 8 – A Loving Hand for Our Party When We Can’t Make It Through Winter!
- Episode 9 – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful Shop!
- Episode 10 – Final Flame for this Over-the-top Fortress!
- OVA One
- Season Two
- Episode 12 – Give Me Deliverance From This Judicial Injustice!
- Episode 13 – A Friend for This Crimson Demon Girl!
- Episode 14 – Peace for the Master of This Labyrinth!
- Episode 15 – A Betrothed for This Noble Daughter!
- Episode 16 – Servitude for This Masked Knight!
- Episode 17 – Goodbye to This Irritating Living World!
- Episode 18 – An Invitation for This Knucklehead!
- Episode 19 – Sightseeing in This Pitiful City!
- Episode 20 – A Goddess for This Corrupt Hot Springs Town!
- Episode 21 – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful Party!
- OVA Two