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Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest Anime Gets 2nd Season

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Final episode of 1st season aired on Monday

The official website for the television anime of Ryo Shirakome's Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series revealed on Tuesday that a second season has been green-lit.

The first season of the anime premiered on July 8. Funimation streamed the series with subtitles, and will also begin streaming an English dub on July 22. Funimation describes the story:

Hajime Nagumo and his high school class are suddenly summoned to a fantastical land as heroes. But while most of his classmates have powerful stats and abilities, Hajime does not. Underappreciated and unprepared, he tumbles into the depths of a monster-infested dungeon where voracity and sacrifice are his only options. To thrive in this savage world, he'll have no choice but to welcome the abyss.

The anime will have three Blu-ray Disc boxes in Japan that will ship on October 30, December 25, and February 26, respectively. The second and third boxes will both have unaired episodes titled "Yue no Nikkichō" (Yue's Diary) and "Naresome Onsen" (The Hot Spring Where Romance Blooms). The series aired a total of 13 episodes.

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

The staff changed since the anime's initial announcement. Kinji Yoshimoto (Unbreakable Machine-Doll, Seven Mortal Sins, Genshiken 2) directed the anime at WHITE FOX and asread. Chika Kojima (Big Order) adapted 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) supervised and penned the series' scripts. Ryō Takahashi (Citrus, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) composed 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.

J-Novel Club is 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' 10th volume on June 22.

Artist RoGa launched an ongoing manga adaptation in 2016 on Comic Gardo, OVERLAP's online manga site. OVERLAP published the manga's fifth compiled book volume 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 third compiled book volume on June 25.

Sources: Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest anime's website, Comic Natalie

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