[Comedy Isekai Spring 2019] Like Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shikufuku wo! (KonoSuba)? Watch This!

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shikufuku wo!, or Konosuba, is the story of Kazuma Satou after he is sent to a fantasy world upon his untimely death. Allowed to take something of his choice to his new life, Kazuma chooses the goddess Aqua, who had been making fun of him in the afterlife, to join him in the new world. As the horribly mismatched pair try to make enough money to survive, they form an adventuring party along with the explosive mage Megumin and the masochistic knight Darkness. The zany antics and wildly expressive faces of the Konosuba crew are a constant delight that never lets the fun stop. Here are two new anime like it!

Liked Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shikufuku wo! (Konosuba)? Watch Isekai Quartet!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2019 – currently airing

If you’ve seen Overlord, Konosuba, Re:Zero, and Youjo Senki, then you’ll love this short comedy anime featuring two of the main characters from each as they’re put into hilarious situations. As the characters are true to themselves, you’ll laugh along at the utter hilarity that ensues when they interact with each other. It’s a unique crossover that you won’t want to miss!

Major Similarities Between Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shikufuku wo! (Konosuba) and Isekai Quartet

1. It’s a Unique Twist to the Isekai Genre.

The main reason why you’ll love Isekai Quartet is that it’s not your typical isekai anime. Similar to Konosuba, the main point of the show is that it’s *not* a serious anime, but full of fun, comedy, and with already well-established characters. However, since it is very context-based, if you want to understand all the jokes being made, you’ll want to watch all four anime before starting this.

2. Comedy is a Selling Point.

Konosuba is a parody about the isekai genre, and Isekai Quartet is all about adding its own flair to the genre as well. With four different isekai anime, in Isekai Quartet you’ll watch Konosuba characters act silly, Rem be downright adorable, Ains go up against Tanya, and a whole lot of other craziness. You’ll watch this because it’s silly and fun, something we all need.

Liked Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shikufuku wo! (Konosuba)? Watch Kenja no Mago (Wise Man's Grandchild)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2019 – currently airing

After dying and being reincarnated into another world, a young man begins his new life as a baby raised by the hero “Sage” Merlin Wolford. Once Shin becomes of age, Merlin and the rest of the people he’s come to know as family advise him on what he should do with his life. However, they learn that Shin has become ridiculously powerful, both with magic and a sword, but doesn’t realize it due to never having met anyone outside of his family. To show Shin just how different he is and to become socially educated, he enters a school.

Major Similarities Between Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shikufuku wo! (Konosuba) and Kenja no Mago (Wise Man's Grandchild)

1. It’s a Parody.

Just like with Konosuba, Kenja no Mago plays up the overpowered and altruistic reincarnated main character. It’s fun to watch just how powerful he is in this new world (though he seemingly doesn’t remember his old world) and doing things that completely shock others. Unlike other isekai anime where the main characters know that they’re powerful or have been reincarnated, Shin personifies the character that doesn’t realize either of these things, and we watch how he deals with that.

2. They’re Just Trying to Live.

Both Shin and Kazuma got reincarnated after dying and both are just trying to live their lives as best as possible. While Kazuma isn’t very good at what he does and doesn’t have very good friends to help him, Shin is extremely good at *everything* and his friends have tons of potential for growth. It’s basically like watching what would happen if an altruistic powerful mage got thrown into another world and could actually make a difference.

Final Thoughts

Love it or hate it, isekai is here to stay. Comedy-centered isekai will be more like parodies, like Isekai Quartet, and overdoing the tropes like in Kenja no Mago. These are a great break from the more serious isekai genres and deserve to be watched for what they are instead of comparing them to what they aren’t. Definitely check them out when you have some free time!

If there are any points you’d like to add about why you should watch these two new comedy isekai anime, leave a comment below!

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Author: Jessica

As a full-time freelancer (translating, proofreading, and writing) and coffee-lover, I’ve turned into a complete workaholic. People often say “work hard, play hard” but I’m not about that life. While I love traveling and working on the go (like going to cons), I’m more often than not holed up in a coffee shop or at home, multi-tasking more things than I should.

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