The man on the right is Dust, the new Konosuba protagonist. The girls are all part of his harem.
He's a noble who fled from home, and an adventurer. He's apparently an amazing spear user and capable of taming dragons, but he never uses this skill for unknown reasons.
Prior to the story, he attempted to rape his female friend(pictured) and often gets arrested on grounds of unruly behavior and sexual harassment. He's also constantly in debt.
> He's apparently an amazing spear user and capable of taming dragons, but he never uses this skill for unknown reasons.
Incredible personal skill that he mysteriously does not use.
Blatant Sue trait.
>Rin and loli succubus are in his harem
No it's too early to decide if his character will genuinely be as shit as it sounds, but it still has probably the most foremost Sue-Trait.
He's also physically handsome, has a distinguishing feature (red eyes).
Nigga's a Sue.
Based Kazuma would fuck this guy's woman in a humorous series of events that wound up in him coming of worse to the general public and ending up in jail.
Imagine being so much of a loser that you want to see a guy get NTR'd by a manlet just because he's handsome.
Basically this. Just reading his description is cringy enough. Also, the fact that they copied some parts of the original MC's personality.
Of course, it all depends on how the author would write him but at the moment, he sounds offensively bad.
Just waiting for the reason for him never using the skill to be something related to him getting some girl hurt in an accieent before by using it and that he wasn't "always like this" before the "accident".
Only the cover and the OP for now.
He never uses the spear or dragon because he's trying to hide his identity. He made off with the princess of some kingdom became a most wanted criminal, so he also has a secret waifu hidden away somewhere.
“No money, no women!” The (self-proclaimed) carry of Axel, the delinquent Dust, is suffering from a chronic case of empty-wallet. Whilst the newbie adventurer Kazuma continues to steadily make a name for himself –, Dust is busy setting people up in scams, selling stolen products, ripping off noble ladies, and the like. ‘Let’s make some money today too!’ Whilst he was doing so, he was told an ominous prophecy by the great devil Vanir: “Thou hast a interesting future ahead.”
>amazing spear user and capable of taming dragons
>he never uses this skill for unknown reasons
Oh my fucking god. Let me beat some sense back to this author. Oh god, he is going to ruin what he has made
I recognize that artist
Doesn't he do porn?
Nobles in Konosuba all have innate talents because they descend from heroes. Blaming Dust for being the dragonborn is basically the same as blaming Darkness for having the highest defense stat in the world.
I linked you to that post to show you that the author wrote Dust's backstory before he created the LN. He had the exact same backstory in the web novel, it's not something he came up with last month in an attempt to make another Kazuma.
Him being OP is fine. What's dumb is him being OP and the author making him half-Hero-half-Kazuma because he can't actually think of anything decent, so he's just parroting actual KonoSuba's success.
I wouldn't actually mind a genuine hero and adventure story in the KonoSuba universe that ran parallel in some places to the anime.
>He's a noble who fled from home, and an adventurer. He's apparently an amazing spear user and capable of taming dragons, but he never uses this skill for unknown reasons.
Nothing is sacred.
>spin-off starring Mary KaSuema
>no spin-off starring Wiz
Why must gooks insist upon having absolute shit taste?
>All these speedreaders
Dust was a dragon knight, he was far from the only one he was just the youngest to ever get the job.
He tried to elope with a princess and was kicked out of the order.
I for one welcome our blonde overlord. Allows me to self-insert better, since I'm not a puny, ugly manlet like Kazuma.
It would be fun in animated form, but story wise - a handful of gags, maybe a bit of introspection into the "Who's will be the bestest mom", a kid turns out to be smarter then our bunch of lovable idiots, etc.
Iris undercover operations were fun to read, so there's hope.
Rie and Jun will host a broadcast on niconico on the 28th to celebrate the OVA and volume 12.
>Prior to the story, he attempted to rape his female friend(pictured) and often gets arrested on grounds of unruly behavior and sexual harassment. He's also constantly in debt.
>Having success with the opposite sex
Did you even read the LN?
In the very first volume Kazuma and Dust traded parties. Dust couldn't handle babysitting Kazuma's team of idiots and never wants anything to do with them again.
This feels like one of those spinoffs where the author writing it can't really think of a good way to build on the character so he just throws in the other characters from the main series (mostly the girls) to carry the story and draw interest. Heck the rest of his crew isn't even in the pic aside from Rin.
Is this gonna be a thing now?
>dust/ type of guy
That is allright dustfriend I can respect, that kazuma-san and Dust get along so we should too.
It is just a that world without Kazuma-san, is not a world that is worth following for me, no hard feelings towards Dustfriends though.
I'm saying the author probably couldn't think of a way for Dust or his crew to carry the spinoff so he's adding all the other members from the main book. I mean why would you show Darkness, Megumin, or Aqua there but no Kazuma?
Because none of them have actually read the LNs and they're all just reacting to other anons' descriptions of him.
Dust is a failed Gary Stu, that's the whole joke behind his character. Natsume isn't gonna turn around and decide to suddenly write him into Kirito either, that's not her style. He's also not "replacing" Kazuma any more than Megumin or Vanir did in their spinoffs.
Does she wear anything to cover her privates?
Temple whores are public restrooms, not private.
I dunno, I feel like we've known Dust has been more then he seems for a while. might be cool to see his side of things. I always liked him ever since Party-Swap, Kazuma needs more bros.
Why not make a novel about Dust and his party?
It doesn't really make sense for Dust to interact with Kazuma's party since Darkness, when not at the mansion, has to help her dad with paperwork and crap, Megumin does her daily explosions with YunYun, and Aqua either hangs out at her Church or at the shop with Wiz and Vanir.
Dust would let his party get killed by a Rookie Killer instead of using his skills.
That's how bad of a leader Dust is.
Meanwhile, when Kazuma was in charge of Dust's party, they managed to actually avoid danger.
It's a side story, just like the Megumin and Vanir ones, picking up from a plot thread that started in the last Megumin book.
They're probably just getting roped into some adventure or other while Kazuma is off doing something else, maybe with Iris and her retinue.
I highly doubt there will be any actual NTR, but I'd just about bet money that Megumin will purposely mislead Kazuma so that he'll get jealous and pay more attention to her. (It'd be far from the first time she's done something like that.)
She hasn't done it to Kazuma before, but she's done similar things to make the other girls jealous. (For example when she tells Yunyun a bunch of things that are true but misleading, like that she and Kazuma have slept in the same room and bathed together, to make it seem like she's gotten ahead in their "race" to adulthood.) We also know that she's pretty shameless when it comes to getting Kazuma's attention/affection.
It depends on the situation. I'll bet she runs into Kazuma in a "compromising" position (which will probably be a mistake/misunderstanding too, like Kazuma had a typical improbable MC trip and land face-first in a lewd position moment) and will reflexively start acting like she's messing around with Dust. (Which will in turn lead to Dust misunderstanding the situation and being set up for inevitable disappointment.)
Also, calling it now, weird unfulfilled mutual attraction scenario between Dust and Yunyun.
No, he's just inserting his penis into her by accident.
>Yunyun x Dust
>implying it won't be Darkness x Dust
Yunyun is Megumin's property.
>all these people talking shit about Dust
Pretty sure 99% of the people dissing him right now are doing so based on heresay. When I heard he was getting a spinoff, I was sure it was going to be my favorite. His bit in Continued Explosions made him a LOT more likable. He's more like a washed up veteran who failed to protect a girl's smile and lost everything in the process. To call him a 'Stu' of any kind just isn't fair. You may as well say that any character that isn't a complete loser at this point would be a 'Stu.'
It's on the Internet already, there's no getting rid of it.
Kazuma's moved onto swimming in fatebux with Rie
why can't they release shit like this more often?
by the way, all tbhis people never heard of him before because the anime just butchered almost all his interactions with kazuma and co in the anime, he was a very recurring character in the ln, but in the anime he's just part of the background
I find it hilarious when someone who draws a doujin for the series winds up being an actual artist for the series. Same thing happened to guy who made a couple blazblue doujins was the one who got to made remix heart.
guys, lads, boys, anons, you gotta remember one thing, no matter how much a gary stu this guy sounds on paper, he's a scumbag, and scumbags NEVER win. Plus he tried to rape a girl, that's gotta give him some approval from a lot of anons.
>he was a very recurring character in the ln
In the early volumes involving Axel but the adventurers outside Axel, Dust is a no show because the other adventurers in town could retire already.
Dust did show up in one paragraph after the Hydra was defeated.
Kazuma frequently hires all the adventurers to take down a big boss monster.
The loot is split evenly. This happens several times until the adventurers can now be super picky on the jobs they do since they have now earned enough money to retire.
They aren't as rich as Kazuma but rich enough to just laze around all day, drinking beer.
Kazuma's clique is a group of literal goddesses and high nobility, two demon generals, and a walking fantasy rendition of a chuunibyou fantasy. He also beat someone with cheat powers that no actual isekai-born character could dream of having in a duel.
And people are worried that Dust is a sue just because he's a competent fighter.
>He also beat someone with cheat powers that no actual isekai-born character could dream of having in a duel.
To be fair his skill are leaning on solo anti-personel.
His only party oriented use 'skill wise' is being Aqua>Megumin mana battery adapter via DrainTouch and Bind CC.