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OtapediaArifureta Shokugyo de Sekai Saikyo

Genre

Action | Comedy | Harem | Adventure | Fantasy | Shounen | Drama

Background

First published as a web novel, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryo Shirakome (白米 良) and illustrated by Takayaki which began in 2013. It also has a manga adaptation which began being serialized on Overlap’s Comic Gardo website since 2016. Both are still ongoing. In addition, an audio drama was released and another is coming in April 2018. An anime adaptation is also set to premiere in 2019. The series has been licensed in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. The novels are licensed in English by J-Novel Club. The series ranked in as the 27th best-selling light novel series in the first half of 2017, with 84,372 copies sold.

Synopsis

Hajime Nagumo is your typical 17-year-old otaku boy until his entire class is summoned to a fantasy world and treated as heroes with the responsibility of protecting humanity against extinction. While the rest of his class receive godlike magical powers, Hajime can only do one transmutation as a Synergist. To make it all worse, he’s left for dead during a dungeon raid. Will he survive not only the ridicule of his fellow classmates, but also being so weak in a dangerous world of monsters?

Spinoff

  • Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Zero or Arifureta Zero
    (ありふれた職業で世界最強 零 Arifureta Shokugyo de Sekai Saikyo Zero)
    Author: Ryo Shirakome
    Illustrator: Takaya-ki

Anime Adaptation

Studio White Fox is handling the anime adaptation expected to premiere in 2019, delayed from April 2018. It will broadcast on Tokyo MX, AT-X, and possibly other channels. As of February 2018, international streaming hasn’t be announced.

Characters

Hajime Nagumo (南雲ハジメ) | CV: Toshinari Fukamachi
A 17-year-old sleep-deprived otaku boy who gets the short straw for godlike power when summoned, together with his class, to a fantasy world. He dedicates himself to become stronger despite bullying from his classmates who all end up much more powerful than him.

Yue (ユエ) | CV: Yuki Kuwahara**
A nearly immortal, doll-like vampire Hajime rescues from an abyss.

Shea Haulia (シア・ハウリア) | CV: Minami Takahashi**
A somewhat clingy bunny-eared girl who has the psychic ability precognition which allows her to see the future.

Tio Clarce (ティオ)
A pervert who calls herself Hajime’s slave and calls him master.

Kaori Shirasaki (白崎 香織)
A popular classmate and the only one who gives any respect to Hajime.

Aiko Hatakeyama (畑山 愛子)
The students’ respected and likeable teacher. She is short and teaches agriculture.

Liliana S. B. Heilig (リリアーナ・S・B・ハイリヒ)
Princess of the Heilig Kingdom.

Daisuke Hiyama
He’s the main bully of all Hajime’s classmates.

Eri Nakamura
A glasses-wearing classmate who is now a necromancer, begrudgingly.

Anime Broadcast Information

Expected to premiere in 2019 on Tokyo MX, AT-X, and possibly other channels.
Was delayed from April 2018.

Official Info

Official Links

Website (Japanese)
Twitter (Japanese)

Cast

Anime Cast

Toshinari Fukamachi: Hajime Nagumo
Yuki Kuwahara: Yue
Minami Takahashi: Shea Haulia

Staff

Anime Staff

Director: Jun Kamiya (Kingdom)
Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Bleach, Ben-To, Is the Order a Rabbit?)
Character Designer: Atsuo Atobe (Kingdom)
Chief Animation Director: Atsuo Atobe (Kingdom)

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