10 TV Shows/Anime Like Konosuba | TheReviewGeek Recommends

Endless Hilarity & Charm!

This show is the anime’s answer to live-action sitcoms. It’s full of charm, hilarity, and everlasting entertainment. KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World offers incredible characters, a beautifully engrossing fantasy world, and non-stop jokes, gags, and slapstick to keep you at the edge of your seat.

Our tale revolves around Kazuma, who ascends into the afterlife and meets an obnoxious goddess named Aqua. She offers him two options regarding his future livelihood. The first choice involves him ascending to heaven. The second option involves Kazuma being teleported to an RPG-like fantasy world.

Kazuma chooses option two and Aqua says he must slay the Demon King. He can take one item with him on his journey. Shockingly, Kazuma selects Aqua as his item, leading to them getting transferred to this fantasy realm. When he discovers Aqua is a useless goddess, Kazuma will learn that he made a grave mistake.

If you’re having trouble finding anime similar to Konosuba, fear not! We’ve discovered 10 alternate shows that’ll give you a similar experience as Konosuba.

Additionally, for each anime we’ve reviewed, we’ve included a link that allows you to view our full thoughts about the series to see if it’s worth your time.

So without further ado, we present 10 TV shows that should whet your appetite when you’ve finished streaming Konosuba!

Re:Zero Anime

Re: Zero – Starting A Life In Another World

Similarities – Fantasy Isekai

From a hilarious comedy to a serious rich isekai, we find ourselves a Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World. Despite the show’s emphasis on psychological mischief and turmoil, there are a few moments where our characters indulge in lighthearted activities.

Yet, it’s the show’s thought-provoking storyline and likable characters that keep people from dropping Re: Zero. Like Kazuma, Subaru winds up in a fantasy world after departing from a convenience store. However, he doesn’t get killed to wind up here.

Anywho, Subaru’s instantly assaulted by random gang members, and a  ninja girl named Satella saves him. Subaru and Satella are murdered by dark entities soon after. Strangely enough, Subaru awakens back at the spot where he landed and encounters the same turn of events.

The anime follows Subaru’s trippy time-altering experience inside this fantasy world. While Konosuba and Re: Zero offer some thrilling fights, Subaru endures more gruesome and bloodier exchanges. This show maintains a sense of despair despite having lighter-themed content.

If you’re looking for an intense and slightly philosophical Isekai anime to add to your watchlist, Re: Zero should be one of them.

No Game No Life

Similarities – Comedy

Did you enjoy the gaming elements inserted into Konosuba? Were you looking for Kazuma to partake in more scenarios with a gaming theme? If that’s the case, then you should check out No Game No Life. Not only are its protagonists Sora and Shiro leagues above Kazuma and Aqua in terms of intellect, but they’re gaming expertise is also formidable.

No Game No Life revolves around Shiro and Sora, two step-siblings who indulge in online games under their alias “Blank.” One day, they respond to an unknown user’s message and get transported to a virtual world called Disboard. They meet the world’s God, Tet, who explains this realm’s rules to them and departs.

Later, the pair meet a princess named Stephanie, who wants to retain her father’s throne but can’t due to her lackluster characteristics. While secretly planning to take over Disboard, the two decide to help Stephanie retain her ownership of her kingdom.

Shiro and Sora engage in many back-and-forth intellectual battles. At the same time, the anime explores the struggles and worries these characters endure whenever they are apart. This series doesn’t shy away from fan service and comedy, Sora’s jokes and pervy antics will remind folks of Kazuma’s character. If you’re looking for a gaming-rich anime with much depth, check out No Game No Life.

So I’m a Spider, So What?

Similarities – Adventure

What if you got transported to a fantasy world as an insect? That’s a question So I’m a Spider, So What proposes to its audience? Like Konosuba, this series is full of adventure and places our protagonist Kumoko in various hilarious scenarios that will make you laugh.

While hilarious, Kumoko’s situation will provide the spider with grave challenges and pain. Those who have difficulty navigating challenging worlds will appreciate Komoko’s strategies and efforts. Despite her situation, Kumoko’s courage and confidence will rub off on you.

That said, if you enjoyed laughing at Kazuma and his friend’s misery in the Konosuba universe, you won’t regret giggling at Kumoko’s failure in their universe.

The Devil Is A Part-Timer

Similarities – Magic & Comedy

Whenever someone thinks about a magical place, Mcdonald’s isn’t the first establishment that comes to mind. While its Dollar Menu is an excellent choice, many would prefer Disney World or Universal Studios as their go-to destination. While everyone can agree with this option, The Devil Is A Part-Timer’s protagonist Sadao begs to differ.

Our story takes place amidst a battle between the Demon Lord Satan and a noble land deemed Ente Isla. Ente Isla’s noble hero Emilia thwarts Satan’s efforts causing him to flee into the human world. He finds himself in modern-day Tokyo and vows to seek vengeance.

Unfortunately, Satan realizes that his powers have been removed, leaving him stranded here. This forces Satan to dawn the alias Sadao Maou as he sets his sights on climbing the corporate ladder for the well-established restaurant MgRonald’s.

Like Konosuba, The Devil Is A Part-Timer features an excellent mix of hilarity and delight. Fans will adore seeing Sadao fail to complete mundane tasks. Some will be reminded of Kazuma and his friend’s multiple failures in Konosuba. Like Aqua, Darkness, and Megumin, The Devil Is A Part-Timer offers a great cast of colorful characters who bring something fun to the group.


Similarities – Outlandish Humor

Gintama is heralded as the South Park of Shōnen Jump. Like Konosuba, it never ceases to make fans laugh at its characters and their jokes. This show offers more than simple jokes, it delivers incredible slapstick, visual gags, and parodies of some fans’ favorite Shōnen Jump properties.

Underneath Gintama’s parodic and gag humor lies a story rich in character progression, backstory, and nuance, though. Gintama and Konosuba aren’t afraid to get serious when the time calls for it. These shows may adore making their characters look like fools, but they’re quick to dress them up for a more momentous occasion.

That said, fans will end up cheering for its protagonist Gintoki and his friends during their fights. They’ll wind up giggling at them during their blunders. This is a comedy anime worth watching if you need to free yourself from a stressful day. If you can sit through its overabundance of jokes, you’re sure to find a memorable gem by the end of its run.

Outbreak Company

Similarities – Atmosphere & Comedy

Outbreak Company is another anime that follows the hilarious and serious trend. This series balances its comedic and consequential moments well up to its final episodes. The final episodes don’t offer the best pacing and fans may turn away from the show because of its bland outcome.

However, if you can look past its rushed conclusion, you’re sure to walk away from this with something to talk about. This anime follows Shinichi, a video game, manga, and anime enthusiast. One day, he gets kidnapped by the Eldant Empire, who reside in a fantasy world full of fantastical life.

The Japanese Government orders Shinichi to spread his otaku wisdom with Eldant’s people and creatures.  He’s accompanied by the Eldant Empire’s Princess Petralka and a half-elf maid named Myucel. With their help, Shinichi must conquer numerous hurdles involving politics and ethnic discrimination to promote his otaku lifestyle.

Konosuba and Outbreak Company revolve around protagonists exploring unfamiliar territory alongside companions who know how their world works. These groups get involved in crazy mischief that fans will find heartwarming and hilarious. If you’re in need of another anime like Konosuba with a tad more romance than Outbreak Company’s worth a watch.

Grand Blue

Similarities – Characters & Comedy

From fantasy worlds to reality, we land at Grand Blue, an anime revolving around a college student who undergoes issues similar to those in real life. While the issues aren’t as fantastical as Kazuma’s, this shows knows how to deliver well-timed humor.

Its protagonist Iori embarks on many college-themed activities under the summer sun. From scuba diving to drinking large amounts of alcohol, the party never ends for this young adult. That said, Iori isn’t above the law, as he’ll be scolded for his actions by more mature adults in the show.

That said, this show offers funny visual humor from facial reactions and raunchy gestures. If you’re looking for a show with comedy that hits close to home, check out Grand Blue.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Similarities – Characters, Tone, Action

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (or Chunibyo) isn’t far off from being in the same ballpark as Konosuba. Both anime follows a male protagonist getting involved in all types of mischief because of their female companion.

The female companions differ in personality as Aqua comes off as a whiny stubborn goddess while Chunibyo’s Rikka is more down to earth. To some extent, Rikka’s character design will remind fans of Megumin. Both characters establish this sense of curiosity and provoke the male protagonist to pursue a certain cause.

Nevertheless, Chunibyo displays a clever balance of romance, comedy, and supernatural elements. Unlike Konosuba, Chunibyo leans more into its romance angle while Konosuba tends to utilize romantic tension for comedic purposes.

Regardless, if you’re searching for an anime that follows a group of characters getting caught up in hilarious mishaps, Chunibyo might be the anime for you.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Similarities – Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy

Life presents folks with numerous hurdles they’ll need to overcome to achieve a wonderful life. Even if one was given the chance to visit a new world, chances are, that universe will also have rules that don’t bode well with your beliefs. This is the type of predicament our protagonist, Satoru, endures in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.

Like Konosuba, this is yet another isekai anime with hilarious jokes and gags. Satoru comes off as a more likable protagonist than Kazuma regarding his values and how he treats people. That said, this anime doesn’t hold back on making Satoru’s life a nightmare.

He’ll endure challenging trials that will push him to his limit. To achieve respect in his world, Satoru’s willing to suffer all types of pain and misery if it means he’ll be viewed highly one day. The individuals Satoru meets during his adventure have colorful personalities like Kazuma’s friends Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Similarities – Character Dynamics & Comedy

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Haruhi Suzumiya) is a well-appreciated gem from Kyoto Animation’s line of works. This anime features a colorful cast drenched in personality and worldwide appeal. Haruhi and her friends kick-started an entire generation of anime fans by being a stubborn and bossy girl toward the show’s male protagonist Kyon.

Their dynamic is similar to Kazuma and Aqua. While Kyon’s more mature than Kazuma, he has the tendency to slip whenever he’s around a certain female in their friend group. Aqua, on the other hand, feels like a water goddess interpretation of Haruhi. Both females love to complain about their lives and nag their male counterparts to pursue activities.

At the same time, the other characters in their friend group offer something fun for the narrative too. What sets Haruhi Suzumiya apart from Konosuba would be its setting and the issues it addresses. This anime captures the wonders and downsides of being a high schooler. It addresses realistic issues most tend to face at this time like low self-esteem, bullying, or being shunned for individual beliefs.

So there we have it, our 10 anime/TV show alternatives to watch when you’ve caught up with Konosuba!

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