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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest TV Anime Delayed to 2019

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novel volume 8 with drama CD also delayed 1 month to April 25

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Ryo Shirakome's Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series announced on Monday that the anime is delayed until 2019. The anime was originally slated to premiere in April. The anime staff cited "various circumstances" as the reason for the postponement.

The company OVERLAP also announced on Monday that the eighth light novel volume is delayed from March 25 to April 25 due to "various circumstances" as well. Special editions of the volume will feature a second drama CD.

Jun Kamiya (Kingdom) is directing the anime at the Studio White FOX, and Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Is the order a rabbit?) is in charge of the series scripts. Atsuo Tobe (Kingdom) is adapting Takayaki's original novel illustrations for the anime's character designs, as well as serving as chief animation director. The anime stars Toshinari Fukamachi as Hajime Nagumo, Yūki Kuwahara as Yue, and Minami Takahashi as Shea.

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 will publish the manga adaptation of the main series in print in English beginning 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' seventh volume on December 25 with a drama CD that shares the same voice cast with the anime.

Artist RoGa launched an ongoing manga adaptation in 2016 on Comic Gardo, OVERLAP's online manga site. OVERLAP published the manga's first compiled book volume in December 2016. A manga adaptation of the Arifureta Zero will start early this year.

[Via Otakomu]

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