Konosuba: Legend of Crimson – Review

Konosuba: Legend of Crimson – Review

Legend of Crimson is exactly like the rest of Konosuba, which makes it to be exactly what you would expect. This also makes it super easy for me to review. There will be some spoilers throughout this, so be warned. Nothing major, just glossing over some plot points and some images. I don’t aim to drag it out– this is a pretty straightforward movie.

You Fall Into One of Two Categories

You’ve either watched season 1 and season 2 of Konosuba, or you haven’t. Maybe you have seen some of the show… but in that case we’ll just put you in the category that hasn’t seen it. You may get some of the humor… but I’m of the opinion that if you get through the first couple episodes of Konosuba and don’t finish it out… either life happened to you and caused you to stop watching or maybe this just isn’t your cup of tea.

If you have not seen Konosuba, this movie could still be entertaining. But there is no doubt that going in blind would take away a good bit of the fun. Let’s get into the review.

Megumin and Yunyun

Let’s not beat around the bush. The entire movie is really about Megumin and Yunyun. It’s definitely a welcome element to the film, having Yunyun get more screen time.

Megumin and Yunyun are both from the Crimson Demon clan, which we have the pleasure of learning more about in this film. If you were wondering what the Crimson Demons are and why they all have goofy names, this movie holds the answers. Yunyun has always seen Megumin as a rival, but Megumin doesn’t reciprocate her feelings, as seen in the show.

Four Major Arcs

Legend of Crimson doesn’t try to be too much, but it also isn’t too little. The movie knows exactly what it is doing the entire time, which is extending Konosuba. Therefore, there isn’t much point in delving deep into finer aspects of storyline. Although it exists, it isn’t the major draw. But here we go.

Legend of Crimson, in my mind, is split into four arcs.

Traveling to the Crimson Demon Village

The movie kicks off with Yunyun declaring that Kazuma must have her baby. Or should I say, Kazutrash. Yeah, I’ll go with Kazutrash. He is delighted, of course.

This is the whole premise of the movie: the Crimson Demon village is being threatened and there is a prophecy basically saying that Yunyun will give birth to a boy who will overthrow the Demon King and also save the Crimson Demons. Of course, that’s all not quite as she says, but I won’t spoil any major plot points.

So, our main cast gets teleported to the Crimson Demon village… ahem, and nothing at all goes wrong with that. You’ll have to watch the movie to see, but there may or may not have been a run in with some orcs.

 

Teleport Time!

Megumin x Kazuma and the Crimson Demon Village

The second arc is basically covered by our introduction to Megumin’s family and the Crimson Demon village. You’ll meet Megumin’s younger sister as well as her mother and father. They’re poor, and once they learn that Kazuma has a mansion and an incoming large sum of money, things get pretty funny.

There is a lot of emphasis throughout on a possible Megumin x Kazuma relationship forthcoming, thoroughly blessed by Megumin’s parents.

 

Kazuma Almost Kissed Megumin

Of course, nothing ever actually happens between them and it is broken up several times by excellent comedy.

 

Death To Perverts

Defending the Village

The last two arcs can be separated into two distinct portions of our main cast defending the village from the antagonist threat.

The antagonist is one of the Devil King’s minions… Sylvia. She has some very special qualities. However, it would be thoroughly shameful for me to spoil all of her hard work, so you’ll have to see for yourself. And she picks up an affinity for Kazuma, who is apparently still in his popular phase.

 

Sylvia and Kazuma

This last half of the movie is action packed, hilarious, and tons of fun to watch. As I said in the beginning, the whole movie is really about Megumin and Yunyun, and does the finale at the end ever display that!!

The Verdict

I’d have to give the movie a solid 9/10. If you haven’t seen Konosuba season 1 and 2, you’re not going to enjoy it as much, simple as that. However, the comedy is on point. The story is engaging in Konosuba fashion. We get to learn all about the Crimson Demons, we get plenty of Megumin and Yunyun, plenty of explosions, and plenty of action.

I was fortunate enough to see Legend of Crimson during its limited theatrical release, however, it just got added to CrunchyRoll! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Until next time.

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