Seven Seas Licenses Arifureta Manga, Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Light Novels & Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Monday that it has licensed the Arifureta - From Commonplace to World’s Strongest manga, and the first volume is slated for March 6, 2018. The company also announced that it has licensed the Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! light novels and manga. The first novel volume is slated for June 12, 2018, and the first manga volume is slated for July 24, 2018. All three titles will be available digitally and in print.
Seven Seas describes Arifureta - From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekaisaikyou):
When a classroom of students is transported to another world to act as its saviors, Hajime Nagumo finds himself the weakest link. As his friends and classmates are granted strong classes and impressive abilities due to their existing skills, he is given the weak title of Synergist. When a dungeon quest leaves him separated from his group, Hajime must discover his own talents or be left to rot in this world forever.
Ryō Shirakome's original light novel series launched in June 2015 under the OVERLAP Bunko label, with illustrations by Takayaki. RoGa began the manga adaptation last year on the Comic Gardo, OVERLAP's online manga site. The first compiled volume of the manga shipped in Japan in December and the second will ship on September 25.
J-Novel Club licensed the original light novels for digital publication. Seven Seas is publishing some J-Novel Club titles in print, and plans to publish the first volume of the Arifureta novels in February 2018.
Seven Seas describes Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (Watashi, Nōryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!):
When she turns ten years old, Adele von Ascham is hit with a horrible headache–and memories of her previous life as an eighteen-year-old Japanese girl named Kurihara Misato. That life changed abruptly, however, when Misato died trying to aid a little girl and met god. During that meeting, she made an odd request and asked for average abilities in her next life. But few things–especially wishes–ever go quite as planned.
FUNA launched the original novel on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō!" (Let's Become Novelists!) website in January 2016, and it is ongoing. Taibundo published the first volume in print with illustrations by Itsuki Akata in May 2016 and the fifth volume in June 2017.
Neko Mint launched the manga adaptation on Earth Star Entertainment's Comic Earth Star website in August 2016. The first compiled volume (pictured left) shipped in March 2017, and the second volume is slated for October 12.