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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest TV Anime Unveils New Visual, July 2019 Premiere

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The ninth volume of Ryo Shirakome's Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series revealed on Friday that the television anime adaptation will premiere in July 2019. The series was originally slated to premiere in April earlier this year, but the anime's official website revealed in January that the anime will instead premiere in 2019.

The staff also revealed a new visual:

The anime stars Toshinari Fukamachi as Hajime Nagumo, Yūki Kuwahara as Yue, Minami Takahashi as Shea, and Saori Ōnishi as Kaori Shirasaki.

The staff has changed since the anime's initial announcement. Kinji Yoshimoto (Unbreakable Machine-Doll, Seven Mortal Sins, Genshiken 2) is now directing the anime at WHITE FOX and Asread. Chika Kojima (Big Order) is now the new character designer to adapt Takayaki's original designs for animation.

Jun Kamiya (Kingdom) was originally slated to direct the series at WHITE FOX, with Atsuo Tobe (Kingdom) as character designer. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Is The Order a Rabbit?) was originally in charge of the series scripts, but is no longer listed as working on the project

J-Novel Club releases the light novel series in English digitally, and it describes the story:

Seventeen year old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They're treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku's wet dream quickly turns into Hajime's nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime's job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith's level of strength?

J-Novel Club is also publishing Shirakome's prequel spinoff novel series Arifureta Zero. Seven Seas began publishing the manga adaptation of the main series in print in English in March.

Shirakome launched the novel series in Japan in June 2015 under the OVERLAP Bunko label, with illustrations by Takayaki, after initially presenting it on the user-submission site Shōsetsu ni Narō. OVERLAP published the novel series' ninth volume on Friday.

Artist RoGa launched an ongoing manga adaptation in 2016 on Comic Gardo, OVERLAP's online manga site. OVERLAP published the manga's third compiled book volume on December 21. A manga adaptation of the Arifureta Zero spinoff novel series launched on Comic Gardo on February 23. OVERLAP published the manga's second compiled book volume on Friday.

Sources: Todo Books Numazu branch Twitter account, Comic Natalie


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