Periodically, Crunchyroll has been partnering with Fathom Events to get some of the more obscure anime movies to play on American movie screens, if only for a day or two. In the recent past they’ve gotten “Saga of Tanya the Evil – the Movie” and “Mob Psycho 100 II” into theaters, as well as a marathon showing of “Yuri on Ice” episodes. Today they announced their latest pick, Konosuba.
Or, to be precise, KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson, but we will only be typing out the full title once. The movie was released last August in Japan, and will be played in subtitled form over two nights. Patrons of Konosuba will also get an exclusive interview with Jun Fukushima (voice actor of Kazuma) and Rie Takahashi (voice actor of Megumin) where they reveal some behind-the-scenes stories.
A video game-loving shut-in, Satou Kazuma’s life should’ve ended when he was hit by a truck, but through a twist of fate, he ends up reincarnating in another world–and dragging the troublemaking goddess, Aqua, the wildly dorky mage, Megumin, and the unrelentingly delusional lady knight, Darkness, with him.
Now, the Crimson Demon village that Megumin and Yunyun are from is facing a threat that could mean its ending. Kazuma and his gang follow Yunyun, who returns to the Crimson Demon village intent on saving it… when they are faced with their greatest threat yet! What will become of the unremarkable adventurer Kazuma’s life in another world?!
Konosuba will screen Tuesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Check your local listings for the theater nearest you (over 600 are participating, so there should be one).