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Second Season of 'Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou' Announced

by Vindstot
Oct 7, 9:35 AM | 65 Comments

The 13th and final episode of Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest) ended with an announced on Monday that a second season of the anime series is in production.

Synopsis
The ordinary life of 17-year-old otaku Hajime Nagumo is disrupted when he and his classmates are summoned to a fantasy world and tasked with saving mankind. While his classmates are gifted with impressive abilities useful in combat, Hajime is belittled for only gaining an inferior transmutation skill that lacks any real offensive power.

During an expedition in the Great Orcus Labyrinth, Hajime is betrayed by one of his classmates, plummeting him to the bottom of an abyss. Though he survives the fall, Hajime is faced with menacing monsters and misfortunes that send him spiraling into a grim nightmare. Desperate to live and return home one day, he resolves to fight for his survival—only to meet an imprisoned vampire he names Yue, who is also seeking to escape the labyrinth. Taking an interest in him, Yue and a few others along the way accompany Hajime on his journey to find a way back home, while steadily transforming from commonplace to the world's strongest. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou adapts Ryou Shirakome's adventure fantasy novel of the same title, which he originally launched on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in November 2013. Overlap began publishing the series with illustrations by TakayaKi in June 2015 and shipped the tenth volume on June 22. The novel series has a cumulative 2.5 million copies of its volumes in print.

A manga adaptation by RoGa began its serialization on Overlap's Comic Gardo web manga portal in February 2016. The fifth compiled volume went on sale on June 22.

The television anime, co-produced by Asread and White Fox, premiered on July 8. Funimation simulcast the anime with subtitles and will stream an English dub beginning on July 22. The second and third Blu-ray volumes will each include an unaired episode on December 25 and February 26, 2020, respectively.

J-Novel Club licensed the light novel for digital publication in February 2017 and released the ninth e-book volume on June 8. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed both the light novel and its manga adaptation for physical release in July and September 2017, respectively. The publisher shipped the sixth light novel volume on July 9 and the fourth manga volume on June 25.

Source: animate Times

Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 2nd Season on MAL

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I believe some people on MAL are blind to call this adaptation one of the worst of this season, perhaps has to do with some old readers that loved Isekais of the early decade, I think Arifureta deserves a second season for all the mixed stuff involved.

Yesterday, 6:19 PM by TenRX

im exited for the second season i will admit that i like the manga more but i am one of the rare people that really enjoy this series so far

Yesterday, 5:45 PM by diehard955

This show is a teenage boys wet dream come true so this news comes as no surprise. And since the second season was announced immediately after the last episode it's safe to say it was planned from the very beginning, so it has nothing to do with how successful/unsuccessful the first season was.

Oct 10, 9:26 AM by DarkDooM2

Hoes mad

Love all these salty haters. I'm glad this is getting a 2nd season, just to spit on the haters. Reality check, MAL is irrelevant in grand scheme of things.

Oct 10, 5:23 AM by Only_Brad

Well I completely understand your complaint, but there are better ways to voice your opinion or dislike of something instead of just being overly rude and distasteful. We have to realize that there are obviously more people who liked the series and want another season and so if you voice your complaint more civilized like then people are more likely to make corrections that are to your liking. Everyone sees things different and I for one would like to see a new season and hopefully the creators will listen to the common arguments and complaints and make some changes to the masses likings. Yes I thought the CGI was kinda low quality and I felt the episodes were rushed and that the story was not explained properly. Hopefully they read these and make changes, but I for one still enjoyed it and its is a heck of a lot better than a lot of these other half baked anime coming out. I wish the stations would spend more time on obvious anime that are of better quality and have better story lines. That being said I still enjoy this particular one. Sorry to repeat myself there, but its late. I wish you all the best

Oct 10, 12:19 AM by ironranger16

#Arifureta

very nice waiting for new season [*]kawaii [*]kawaii

Oct 9, 10:44 PM by Kurumi0343

ironranger16 said:
I for one really enjoyed the anime and its humor is very refreshing. I havent had the opportunity to ever read the manga or itsight novel, but I still really enjoyed the 1st season and I am more than excited to watch the 2nd, 3rd, and continued seasons if possible! There are some things that could use a little work, but all in all its an amazing piece of work and has lots of potential and room to grow. Personally for an anime I liked to see him marry them all. lol Keep up the great work and for the haters; stop complaining because guys like you ruin the chances of futire seasons!! Its okay to suggest things, but dont knock it or say its only good in ome area of the world. Your only one person among many who enjoy these amazing stories. Thanks again to the writers, actors, and producers...


Thing is, if you read the source material you will realise just how bad an adaptation this really was.

It's not that people want to ruin the chance of future sequels... we're just trying to ruin the chance of a sequel for this before they ruin even more of the source meterial of Arifureta

Oct 8, 11:54 PM by DeadArashi

I for one really enjoyed the anime and its humor is very refreshing. I havent had the opportunity to ever read the manga or itsight novel, but I still really enjoyed the 1st season and I am more than excited to watch the 2nd, 3rd, and continued seasons if possible! There are some things that could use a little work, but all in all its an amazing piece of work and has lots of potential and room to grow. Personally for an anime I liked to see him marry them all. lol Keep up the great work and for the haters; stop complaining because guys like you ruin the chances of futire seasons!! Its okay to suggest things, but dont knock it or say its only good in ome area of the world. Your only one person among many who enjoy these amazing stories. Thanks again to the writers, actors, and producers...

Oct 8, 11:37 PM by ironranger16

I actually liked this anime 8/10 for me, excited for season 2 !

Oct 8, 8:02 PM by stealthninjax2

FUCK YES!!! CAN'T WAIT TO HATE THIS RUBBISH.

Oct 8, 8:00 PM by edelgord

Ahahaha, White Fox continues to confirm the status of my favorite studio. These guys not only make a good anime (well, not always), but they also have a good sense of humor. Honestly, they were almost able to get around the announcement of the second season of Mahouka on my list of "most unexpected announcements this year". In any case, I hope that the second season will not be so memetically cheaply animated.

caio_brb said:
Arifureta was one of the top recorded shows in Japan, and was also one of the biggest streamed anime in international market (including the west) so you all that watched it to hate watch, good job, you all made it get a second season for a thing you hate XD So next time, don't do that.

-Aincrad- said:
Arifureta, literally one of the worst isekai adaptation: *season 2 confirmed right after the last episode*

No Game No Life, literally one of the best isekai adaptation: *no news about season 2 for 5 years now*


Well, I guess it was popular in Japan.l, and that's all that matters to the studios


They have completely different production committee. Stop making those comparisons when different companies are responsible for it.


Someday, people will realize that a decision on adaptation isn't dealt by one world government, but that’s another story.

Oct 8, 7:47 PM by RobertBobert

I am really looking forward to the second series, although the CG is still a bit disturbing to the eyes, I hope that in season 2 in this field be improved

Oct 8, 7:35 PM by FoundX

Since this anime is not popular in Japan, the decision to create a sequel is surprising and confusing.

Oct 8, 5:38 PM by O2tar0

Surprised it's getting a season two so quickly. Didn't think it was as bad as some made it out to be. But alright.

Oct 8, 9:04 AM by Ellenwitch

YES YES YEESSSSSSSS I CAN'T WAINT OMG!!! <3 YUE AND KAORI :D BEST WAIFUUUU DESUUU 2019 MY TOP 1

Oct 8, 7:04 AM by Pyken

hope the animation gets better

Oct 8, 6:53 AM by majunlongschlong

Hell yeah !!!! HELL YEAH !!!!!

Oct 8, 5:01 AM by H1r0gen

I'm actually very pleased about this news. The show was my guilty pleasure of the season and I'm surprised it did well enough for a 2nd season depite it being a pretty generic isekai.

Oct 8, 4:37 AM by Dako

WaifuMaster17 said:
-Aincrad- said:
Arifureta, literally one of the worst isekai adaptation: *season 2 confirmed right after the last episode*

No Game No Life, literally one of the best isekai adaptation: *no news about season 2 for 5 years now*


Well, I guess it was popular in Japan.l, and that's all that matters to the studios


Worst isekai? No,it's average. Worst isekai should be Isekai Smartphone or Garzey's Wings.


How dare you utter such blasphemy? Garzey's Wing is one of the greatest creations of man.

Oct 8, 3:12 AM by yhunata

Perfect example of what I’ve always tried to tell people. No one gives a fuck about MAL or Reddit’s opinion of a series. Anime isn’t made for westerners lol. It’s hugely popular in japan and that’s all that matters. That said, I’m happy to get more arifureta, but I really hope they can actually improve the direction and CG this time because this is ridiculous. I mean ffs that last shot of Hajime and co driving was God awful. The fight in the dungeon was God awful. Skipping most of the light novels and the first 5 episodes were God awful. This is one of my favourite light novel series of all time and I hate how it’s been butchered by shitty direction.

Oct 8, 1:47 AM by Superns18