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Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest Anime Reveals TV Ad, Visual, July 8 Premiere

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Video previews Void_Chords feat. LIO's opening theme song "FLARE"

A livestream revealed on Monday that the television anime of Ryo Shirakome's Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series will premiere on AT-X at 11:30 p.m. on July 8. The series will debut later that night on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11, as well as streaming on d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store). OVERLAP also began streaming a commercial for the anime that previews Void_Chords feat. LIO's opening theme song "FLARE."

Additionally, the anime's staff revealed the third key visual and the ending theme song artist for the series. DracoVirgo will perform the ending song "Hajime no Uta" (First Song).

The previously announced cast includes:

Toshinari Fukamachi as Hajime Nagumo

Yūki Kuwahara as Yue

Minami Takahashi as Shea Haulia

Saori Ōnishi as Kaori Shirasaki

Yumiri Hanamori as Shizuku Yaegashi

Yōko Hikasa as Tio Klarus

    Tetsuya Kakihara as Kōki Amanogawa
    Ai Kakuma as Aiko Hatayama
    Minoru Shiraishi as Daisuke Hiyama

The anime was originally slated to premiere in April 2018 but was delayed to July 2019.

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. Shoichi Sato (Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!, Shakugan no Shana episode scriptwriter) and Kinji Yoshimoto (Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin, The Seven Mortal Sins) are supervising and penning the series' scripts. Ryō Takahashi (Citrus, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) is composing the music.

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 last March, and it also licensed the Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Zero and Arifureta: I Love Isekai (Arifureta Nichijou de Sekaisaikyou) spinoff manga.

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 December 21, and the 10th volume will ship on June 25.

Artist RoGa launched an ongoing manga adaptation in 2016 on Comic Gardo, OVERLAP's online manga site. OVERLAP published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on December 21, and the fifth volume will ship on June 25. A manga adaptation of the Arifureta Zero spinoff novel series launched on Comic Gardo in February 2018. OVERLAP published the manga's second compiled book volume on December 21.

Sources: TV Anime Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō Tokuban Shichi Daishin Jōhō Kaikin Special livestream, Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest anime's website, OVERLAP's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie

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