The first season of KonoSuba left quite a mark on me when it came out. But its second season from this year left a much bigger impression, being one of the most rewarding experiences as an anime fan this year.
I’m amazed that such a ridiculously funny anime that plays up its one-off jokes as actual characterization and world-building to absurdly awesome degrees exists. From its goofy and charming reactions (oh how I love them, they’re so amazing) to the aesthetic and richness of the environments and background art, to its remarkable timing of jokes and the ability to keep making them bigger, and bigger, building off one another like a boulder of hilarious narrative progression rolling with rapid momentum.
Colour me incredibly impressed! And picking a particular moment from KonoSuba’s second season seems impossible to me, because it all bleeds together so well that the moments stop becoming moments and just feel like a domino effect made of side-splitting awesome.
And let me just say that any moment could have ended up here. You could tell me your favourite moment, and it be a different one, and I’d go “Yeah! That moment was fucking awesome!” and someone else could do the same, and I’d be inclined to agree with them as well, and so on. However I had to decide on one, and that is the trial scene from the first episode.
Oft I think and speak with hyperbole
This is where KonoSuba gets me
Animated and fun; What a lively bunch
Here is where they act accordingly
Stupid and selfish; Kazuma gets charged
Accused of reckless righteousness
But just when things are cleared
His actions are made libelous
Faces of hope and fear
Expressions that opposite of cheer
Showered with worry and doubt
Kazuma realizes he’s been sold out
Shocked and desperate to be understood
Comforting words; ‘You just got to trust us!’
Testimonials are given and it’s not looking good
“Give Me Deliverance from this Judicial Injustice!”