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Broadcast of 'Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou' Postponed

Jan 15, 12:50 AM
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Overkilled Red

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The official website of White Fox's Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest) anime has announced on Monday that the broadcast of the series has been postponed to 2019 due to "various circumstances." The anime, to be directed by Jun Kamiya (Kingdom), was originally scheduled for an April 2018 premiere.

Publishing company Overlap has also announced that the planned release of the light novel's eighth volume will also be delayed by a month from March 25 to April 25 due to "various circumstances." The volume's special edition will bundle a second drama CD.

Written by Ryou Shirakome with illustrations by TakayaKi, Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou was initially published on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in November 2013 before Overlap began publishing the novel's physical volumes in June 2015. A manga adaptation drawn by RoGa has been serialized in Overlap's Comic Gardo manga website since February 2016, with its second compiled volume published in September 2017. The first volume of Shirakome's prequel spin-off series Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Zero was published last year on December 28, and a manga adaptation is scheduled to begin in Comic Gardo in 2018.

J-Novel Club has been publishing both the novel and the prequel spin-off digitally in English since February and December of last year, respectively, with the latter following a simultaneous publication with the Japanese release through the volumes' first parts. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the novel series and its manga adaptation for physical release, and plans to publish them beginning February and March, respectively.

Source: LN News
Jan 15, 12:58 AM

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Very dissapointed. Was looking forward to this more than Steins Gate.
Jan 15, 1:01 AM
Lazy Flower

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I don't really mind this since there's quite a few anime I'm seeing for the Spring season this year.

That and a lot of games I'll probs bother with more than anime watching anyways.
Jan 15, 1:09 AM

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I'm kind of relieved, I guess I'm not ready yet to see them ruin the quality of the story
Jan 15, 1:26 AM

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Aw man! I was really looking forward to it!..Dammit..
Jan 15, 1:38 AM
♡Too Sweet♡

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The anime has been postponed until 2019, huh? Those "various circumstances" must really suck.
Jan 15, 1:53 AM

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"Various circumstances" XD
Jan 15, 2:56 AM
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According to J-novel club these "various circumstances" are essentially quality reasons and they are satisfied with this. I look forward to it in 2019.
Jan 15, 3:09 AM

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Eh, like yeah why not.
Jan 15, 3:23 AM

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If it was Toei, they would be like "Nah, lets release crappy looking anime now, and we will fix it for home release...or not" :)

Wise decision, crappy anime adaptation often hurt original source material, better wait longer, and get good product :)
Jan 15, 4:02 AM

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Lol that's a rather huge delay if you ask me
Jan 15, 4:19 AM

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Another disgusting harem to avoid

Happy news hehe
Jan 15, 5:33 AM

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I bet for sure it is due to the author not liking what White Fox did and has to change the premise.
Persona 4 (Golden obviously) is better than Persona 5 imo
Jan 15, 6:12 AM

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Guess someone didnt like smth and they will restart the whole project, well as long as we get the anime in the end i dont mind waiting since yeh there are enough of other anime out there that will air and help us kill time until this one is out ^^
Jan 15, 6:32 AM

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One less PTW. Oh well, I'm not really looking forward to it.
Please more delayed anime announcements!
Haters always gonna hate.
Jan 15, 6:58 AM

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Yeah.... I hope that's for firing and hiring another guy for the character designs. Because that key visual art is horrendous! Even worse than KonoSuba at this point.

Jan 15, 7:00 AM

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isekai anime are mistakes. this is a good thing. why can't you guys see?
Edward Elric > your waifu

Jan 15, 7:56 AM
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I read the story, disliked it, probably will not see it.

If others can enjoy it, that's okay. Take care.
Jan 15, 8:05 AM

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Lots of LN adaptations need this postponement treatment. LN adaptations need more quality control.

Jan 15, 8:45 AM

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Atleast it's not cancelled, maybe a studio change will happen.
Jan 15, 11:57 AM
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Eh I can kinda see why, probably because of either the designs looks or they have problems with production at the moment. Who knows.
Dlwuik said:
isekai anime are mistakes. this is a good thing. why can't you guys see?

Because Isekai is not bad?
Jan 15, 2:20 PM

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With the onslaught of amazing shows coming in April, plus they're already doing Steins;Gate 0 (which I've heard is amazing and doesn't pale to the original) it's probably for the better. Plus I've read Arifureta in its entirety, trust me, it can wait. Like, forever. If White Fox wants an iseaki, then Re:Zero season 2. They have enough published for it to happen now.
Jan 15, 4:02 PM

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AvidAnimeViewer said:
(which I've heard is amazing and doesn't pale to the original)

dude dont try me, that anime will just be hit or miss

Robiiii said:
Very dissapointed. Was looking forward to this more than Steins Gate.


Jan 16, 12:29 AM
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tragedydesu said:
Another disgusting harem to avoid

Happy news hehe

Yup, very happy news for me too XD XD

I hope Kenja no Mago gets aired by the Autumn season, as that series is not Harem, and treats non-MC male characters much better with more screentime compared to both Arifureta and Death March.

Can't wait to see Shin Walford in Anime.
I am someone that would like to watch a Harem Anime with 2 male leads that each gets their own harem company of girls from the main cast. For example, 1st male lead gets a company of 4 girls and 2nd male lead gets 2-3 girls etc.
Jan 16, 3:15 AM

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This is starting to become the norm. Guess it should've been expected.

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Jan 16, 3:56 AM

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@anemonespotte Right back at ya, SG fan.
Jan 16, 4:56 AM

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Robiiii said:
@anemonespotte Right back at ya, SG fan.

lmao i dont need to be a fan of a masterpiece to cringe to that
Jan 16, 8:30 AM
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Jan 20, 5:52 AM
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Well, if they can polish this, why not? (I've read the the WN, and it's a mess, in a cool way. I was disappointed on how it handled Kouki, the designated "hero".)
Mar 21, 9:13 AM
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That kind of sucks but hey it lets me try to read some of the source material (I hope it airs someday).