If you’re looking for a fun isekai comedy to watch online, you can’t go wrong with KonoSuba.
With Megumin’s spin-off having recently finished, and season 3 of KonoSuba scheduled to arrive in 2024, now would be a great time to catch up with this excellent isekai anime series.
We can help you find where to watch KonoSuba online. But first, let’s get a refresher on this franchise.
KonoSuba is a satirical parody of the isekai genre. At the beginning of the series, ordinary guy Kazuma ends up in a fantasy world which resembles a typical RPG game.
He quickly acquires some teammates — the scatterbrained goddess Aqua; the masochistic crusader Darkness; and the magician Megumin, who only knows powerful explosion spells.
These four adventurers go on various quests, which often end in anticlimatic, ironic ways. You might call it a harem series, but there’s never any romantic tension. As it is, the series gets a lot of humor from the comic bickering between oddball, flawed characters.
Natsume Akatsuki wrote the first KonoSuba web novel in 2012. Kadokawa adapted the story as a series of light novels. A manga adaptation started in 2014, and the anime began in 2016. This was followed by the 2019 anime film, KonoSuba: The Legend of Crimson. There have also been various video games based on the series.
A prequel spin-off, KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, started in April 2023. The cute and funny series features fan favorite Megumin as a young magician-in-training.
The full title of the series is Kono Subarashii Sekai Ni Syukufuku Wo!, or God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
List of Places to Watch KonoSuba Online
- Netflix Japan
Note: All of the places mentioned are legal, licensed websites. You will find no pirate sites here.
Where to Watch KonoSuba Online
If you’re in Japan, or if you have a good VPN such as NordVPN, you can watch KonoSuba on Netflix. Netflix Japan has the series, a pair of OVA episodes, the movie, and the Megumin spin-off.
The Netflix Japan versions are in Japanese with no subtitles. If you speak Korean, Netflix Korea has the first two seasons in Japanese and Korean.
How to Watch KonoSuba on Netflix Anywhere in the World
This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.
- Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
- In the settings, choose Japan as your location.
- Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
- Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
- Search “KonoSuba” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime pop up.
Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.
To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.
I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.
- A huge library of anime and non-anime TV shows and movies
- KonoSuba is not available in English
Price: Basic with ads, $6.99/ month. Basic: $9.99/ month. Standard: $15.49/ month. Premium: $19.99.
Language options: Japanese in Japan; or Japanese and Korean in South Korea.
Crunchyroll has the first two seasons (and according to most reports, will likely stream season 3). It also has the two OVAs, the movie, and the spin-off.
If you like to watch anime in Japanese with subtitles, ignore the “English dubbed” label on the website. All episodes are available in both Japanese with subtitles, and English dubbed. In addition, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic options are also available. If you’re in France, you can get French dubbed and French subtitles.
If you’re not a paid Crunchyroll subscriber, you can watch the first few episodes for free with ads. However, most episodes require a premium subscription.
- A huge library of current and classic anime shows
- International language options are available
- A few episodes available for free (with ads)
- Limited service in Japan
Price: Free, limited viewing is possible. $7.99 for “fan” level; $9.99 for “mega fan”; and $14.99 for “ultimate fan.”
Language options: Audio in Japanese, English, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Subtitles in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic. The two “Episode 11” OVAs lack Russian and Arabic options.
Japanese online TV streaming service Abema has both seasons of KonoSuba, plus the movie and the spin-off series.
And it’s all available for free with no registration required. Naturally, there are some catches. You have to be in Japan, or have a decent VPN. The service is also ad-supported, although a good ad blocker should eliminate those. Also, the episodes are in Japanese with no translation.
However, if you can deal with those issues, Abema’s free service may be a good choice for you.
If you are in Japan, Abema also has a premium subscription plan. The premium subscription includes exclusive content, no ads, and other benefits. However, PayPal is not a payment option.
- Free episodes
- Japanese only
Price: Free. Premium subscription, 960 yen/ month.
Language options: Japanese
Hulu has the first season of KonoSuba. The episodes are available dubbed in English or in Japanese with subtitles.
- A decent selection of anime and exclusive content.
- Only the first season
Price: Ad-supported Hulu, $7.99/ month. No ads, $14.99/ month. Plus various Disney/ ESPN/ Live TV bundles.
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles; or English dubbed
If you want a permanent copy of KonoSuba, ZenPlus has both DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.
These are the Japanese originals, so they typically won’t have subtitles or dubbing. Also, you will need a disc player which can handle Japanese region discs. (North America is in the same Blu-ray region as Japan; DVD regions are different.)
But, the artwork for these discs is good, and most include some extras.
- Get a permanent copy
- Japanese region player required
- Japanese language only
Price: Depends upon the disc
Language options: Japanese only
KonoSuba is a fun comedy series full of quirky characters. I hope this article helps you find where to watch it.