Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
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Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou

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Synonyms: From Common Job Class to the Strongest in the World
Japanese: ありふれた職業で世界最強
English: Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
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Volumes: 13
Chapters: 92
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 25, 2015 to Sep 25, 2022
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Isekai Isekai
Serialization: None
Authors: TakayaKi (Art), Shirakome, Ryou (Story)


Score: 7.691 (scored by 89088,908 users)
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Ranked: #17942
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Popularity: #665
Members: 26,672
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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?

(Source: J-Novel Club)


Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou began as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou on November 7, 2013. Overlap has released a revised and illustrated version of the series since June 25, 2015 under its Overlap Bunko label.

The series was published digitally in English as Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest by J-Novel Club from May 6, 2017 to March 24, 2023, and in print by Seven Seas Entertainment under the Airship imprint from February 6, 2018 to October 24, 2023.

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Apr 7, 2023
Honest, one of the few isekai stories that actually gains from being an isekai (there are objectively better isekais, like Mushoku or even Tensura, but they didn't really have to be isekais).
The story follows Hajime, who upon being isekai-ed with the rest of his class, gets one of the weakest jobs and now has to survive all on his own. To do that, he becomes stronger and essentially lets go of his humanity. But as he meets new friends (and girls for his harem) he gains back that humanity.
This is most definitely not for everyone, the author really embraces the chuuni side of the story. ...
Nov 30, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (179/92 eps)
This novel was one of the first ever novels I've read, and the start to my interest in the "Another World" genre. Even though this story piqued my interest in the first place, it disappeared in the end due to unforeseen reasons...

Story - (5)

Well, it has quite a cliche story... "Main character not really liked by classmates, whole class summoned into another world, main character gets abandoned/leaves, and then becomes OP in the span of a few chapters". From the beginning, it has quite an interesting take on the main character's situation, but then it dipped into just being a harem...

Art - (?)

It's a novel, ...
Sep 18, 2017
Preliminary (281/92 eps)
Arifureta Shokugyou de SekaI Saikyou for better or worse is a story that fails to live up to the quality and potential it displayed in the first volume. The premise and concept that were seen in the first volume actually made it seem different from the various "transported to another world" light novels that have recently plagued the market as of late.
The first volume presents us a story about a boy who had been betrayed and left for dead. A boy who's very essence of his humanity was destroyed. He drastically changes in order to survive the extreme dangers that he faces around his environment. ...

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