Episode 8 Title
A Loving Hand for Our Party that Can't Make it Through the Winter!
 Japanese この冬を越せない俺達に愛の手を!
 Romaji Kono Fuyu wo Kosenai Oretachi ni Ai no Te wo!
 Volume Volume 2
 Air Date March 2, 2016
• Theme Songs•
 Opening fantastic dreamer
 Ending Chiisana Boukensha
• Anime Chronology•
 Previous Episode 7
 Next Episode 9

A Loving Hand for our Party that Can't Make it Through the Winter! (この(ふゆ)()せない俺達(おれたち)(あい)()を!) is the eighth episode of the Konosuba anime.


Kazuma and Aqua visit a magic shop run by a kind-hearted lich named Wiz, who reveals herself to be one of the Demon King's generals in charge of protecting a barrier surrounding the Devil King's castle. After Wiz teaches Kazuma the Drain Touch skill, the party takes on a request to exorcise evil spirits from a mansion, where they can stay during the winter. Later that night, Kazuma and Megumin find themselves on the run from an army of possessed dolls while also desperately needing the bathroom. The following morning, Aqua reveals that her actions after first meeting Wiz led to the mansion being haunted in the first place.


Anime DifferencesEdit

  • The anime skipped two story arcs between Episode 7 and 8. Those can only be found in Volume 2.
    • The 1-day Party switch between Kazuma and Dust
    • Keele's Dungeon Exploration with just Kazuma and Aqua
  • Wiz was introduced earlier in the first light novel, but we only see her introduction here as a short flashback.
  • In the LN, Wiz also mentioned there is only one Demon General that she is close friend with.
  • However, the anime did make several minor changes to the Mansion scenes and bring out more character developments:
    • In anime, Aqua went on an extremely long monologue describing all she knows about Anna. That continued even after others had cleaned up the mansion and settled in.
    • For the scene in Aqua's room, they changed dialogues between Kazuma and Megumin slightly. In the LN, Megumin is more cooperative. However, in Anime, she basically threaten to sabotage Kazuma, if he tried to pee from the balcony.
    • In the LN, for the bathroom crisis scene, Kazuma went first and later sang outside of the bathroom for Megumin upon her request.


  • Aqua's hagoromo is a powerful divine relic that can disappear and reappear as Aqua wills it. She can also use it as a winter scarf.