KonoSuba: God’s blessing on this wonderful world! (Episode 28) – A Farewell to This Lavish Lifestyle!

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So, Kazuma got caught trying to give Darkness and Claire a bath when he was in Iris’ body which means it’s time to leave the Capitol. However, before he can, he must help Chris recover the Divine Treasure from Iris!

KonoSuba: God’s blessing on this wonderful world! (Episode 28) – A Farewell to This Lavish Lifestyle!

What happened?

Kazuma isn’t interested in helping Chris despite what Eris asked him last time he died. Then Chris tells him that the Divine Treasure that Iris has can be used to achieve immortality and if anyone found out, they would all be fighting to claim it. Since he’s got to leave, he figures he’ll help Iris out this one last time and agrees to accompany Chris. They don some fancy thief equipment while Kazuma also adds Vanir’s mask to hide his face. There’s a little discussion about what to call each other which they settle with a game of rock, paper, scissors. Kazuma surprisingly loses.

They break into the palace using Kazuma’s Sneak, Lurk, and Enemy Detection to get past the guards. However, he bumps into Chris and feels her boobs against his back. There’s no going back from that so he ends up rubbing himself against her, which causes her to yell at him, revealing their location. The guards hurry to stop them, but Kazuma uses Summon Water and Freeze to make it impossible for them to follow. Chris sets a barrier at the top of the stairs, but they soon discover that they are trapped as Claire and Rain are waiting for them with a large group of guards. Chris suggests they escape out of the skylight, but Kazuma wants to get this done.

He takes on Claire and uses Drain, taking her out. Then, he uses it on the guards. One by one, he brings them to their knees. Then, Misturugi arrives and since he last lost his sword, he’s made plans so that it can’t be stolen again. Luckily, Kazuma uses Freeze instead so that he can’t draw it and then drowns him with Summon Water. Claire and Rain run to help him as Kazuma and Chris race on. They reach Princess Iris’ room, however, Darkness is waiting at the door. She recognises them instantly, however, Megumin doesn’t and is actually quite taken by the dark and mysterious-looking thieves. Kazuma and Chris dash past Darkness and both use steal at the same time. They got the treasure and escaped from the castle. However, now they need to answer to Darkness!

What did you think?

I’ve had a bit of a tough time with sequel seasons of late. Too often, they fail to match the energy of the first season. KonoSuba, however, continues to be as good as it ever was and I think that’s because these don’t feel like different seasons. Even with a break of seven years between seasons two and three, it feels like the same thing. It helps that KonoSuba is often made up of lots of smaller jokes that slowly build to tell a larger story. That story has been building from season to season and I doubt we’ll get anywhere near the end by the end of this season. Hopefully, that’ll mean many, many more.

This episode was probably my favourite of this season so far. It’s amazing to see that Kazuma is actually very skilled and when he puts his mind to it, he’s almost unbeatable. No one got close to stopping him and he was up against Claire, Rain, Mitsurugi, Darkness, Megumin, and Aqua. I think he makes an amazing team with Chris too, and the moment he finds out that she is actually Eris is going to be hilarious. Anyhow, I loved that Darkness recognised them instantly and also dealt with Kazuma accidentally stealing Iris’ ring. Of course, it’s even better when you realise that Iris also knew it was Kazuma and the significance of him having the ring, especially when Darkness told her that Kazuma would one day defeat the Demon King!

Finally, there was a scene after the ED (which is always amazing. I love that it’s sung by the VAs of Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness.) where we saw Alderp disciplining someone for losing his Divine Treasure. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him!

KonoSuba Episode 28 Kazuma enjoying himself

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Series Information

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

Anime

Season One
SeasonSeason One
ReleasedWinter 2016
Animation StudiosStudio Deen
Episodes10
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
Episodes10
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
Movie
English TitleLegend of Crimson
Japanese TitleKurenai Densetsu
ReleasedSummer 2019
Animation StudiosJ.C.Staff
Season Three
SeasonSeason Three
ReleasedSpring 2024
Animation StudiosDrive
Episodes11
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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