Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest is a Funimation licensed Fantasy anime series. The anime, which started to be published in 2020, is an anime adaptation of the manga written by Ryo Shirakome and illustrated by Takayuki. Directed by Kinji Yoshimoto, the anime series originally began airing on AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, BS11 local Japanese channels on July 8, 2019. The same studio team as Goblin Slayer, the anime by White Fox, licensed by Funimation, was also on Hulu TV. Except for the OVA episodes of the series, we watched the 13th episode titled “The Best at Being the Worst” on October 7, 2019. Fans are now wondering, has the series been renewed for a second season and when will it air?
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What was the plotline of Arifureta?
Hajime Nagumo, 17, is an average otaku. His ordinary life, where he studied at night and slept at school, is reversed when he is called into a fantasy world with the rest of his class. In the world they go, they are treated like heroes with their friends and task with preventing the human race’s extinction. However, this event, which will be the dream of an otaku, becomes Hajime’s nightmare. Although all of his friends are blessed with divine powers, Hajime only has the ability to transform. His friends bully him because he is weak. A dungeon quest separates him from his group. Will Hajime survive in this dangerous world full of monsters?
The fans of the manga are divided into two for the anime. Some are admired; others are worried about the quality of the adaptation. Some people did not like CGI; they think it was uneven battle scenes, skipped scenes, and more. But studios managed to improve the quality a little more towards the last episodes. But it was not enough for some fans of the series. That’s why many opposed the season 2 release so as not to ruin the anime even more.
When is the release date of season 2 of Arifureta?
Good news for fans of the series. The creators of the series renewed the series for a second season. White Fox and Asread will be collaborating for the second season. The ongoing successful light novel series of series gives hope for a third season. There is enough source material available, but the quality of the next season of the anime will determine the continuity of the series. As of February 17, 2021, also second season release date has been decided. According to the news from the official website and Twitter account, the anime will be released in January 2022.
What will happen in season 2?
Now is the time to find a way to the world. The last time we watched the anime: Arifureta, Hajime managed to defeat the devil and saved his friends. The crew is in Myu’s hometown of Erisen. Crossing the Gruen Desert, Hajime and his friends save a young Phoenix man from a sandworm attack. The person saved is Bize. Bize sought a cure for an illness that caused great suffering for his people. The problem is that the mineral that Bize is looking for is found in Grand Gruen Volcano, a very dangerous labyrinth. Hajime and his friends agree to help Bize, and a new maze adventure begins. Great battles await us in the second season, but as time passes, it will turn into a harem adventure.
Now, Hajime only desires Yue, and he is committed to keeping a monogamous relationship with the vampire princess. The second season of the series will be much more exciting as we can see from the rising momentum in the first season.
Who are the characters of the anime?
We will see new characters in the second season of the series, but there will be no change in the main cast of the first season. Popular characters can be watched in the second season.
Voiced by: Fukamachi Toshinari
Nagumo Hajime is a 17-year-old otaku who was bullied by both male and female classmates. After wishing his frustrated classmates to be summoned to another world, he and his classmates find themselves in a world where they are called to become heroes.
Voiced by: Kuwahara Yuuki
Yue is a vampire who lives in this world and is imprisoned at the bottom of a cliff. Although her body is small, she is 323 years old because she is the Vampire Princess. She was declared a monster by her uncle and peers, and a terrible spell made her almost immortal.
Voiced by: Takahashi Minami
She is Hajime’s fellow companion and has a passion for Hajime saying energetic words and doing actions.
- Tio Klarus
- Kaori Shirasaki
- Shizuku Yaegashi
- Aiko Hatayama
- Kōki Amanogawa
- Ryutaro Sagami
- Daisuke Hiyama
Is there a released trailer for the second season?
When the official release date of the anime was released, a promotional teaser video was also released. We know that we will see a new trailer in the upcoming period. For the moment, you can watch the video published as a cast trailer with English subtitles below. Stay tuned for updates.