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Second Season of 'Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou' Announced

by Vindstot
Oct 7, 2019 9:35 AM | 84 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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Honestly, I actually found the anime entertaining in some ways.

As for the adaptation and implementation of the first season, it was a punch in the pit of the stomach without a break.

Animations, scenes, representation everything was so bad on a whole new level, it was like watching a cheap Youtube fan animation. The dialogues between the characters were also mostly bad.

Many say that the manga is far better than the anime, but I have no say in that. Still, I'm surprised that it's getting a second season.

Feb 10, 11:37 PM by TeamAlex

I know arifureta before the anime and I say that I am disappointed Arifureta is an isekai harem unlike anything I've ever seen the company that created the anime that spoiled him, he became a generic isekai harem because of the poriso company I am extremely sad who ruined a work of art who wants to know read the manga and the light novel i'm happy they are going to launch a 2 season i hope it improves more i believe they can improve the final improve nanatsu no 3 season in taizai in season 4 then i I believe that I will not be disappointed

Feb 9, 6:23 AM by Soumarmota

I know arifureta before the anime and I say that I am disappointed Arifureta is an isekai harem unlike anything I've ever seen the company that created the anime that spoiled him, he became a generic isekai harem because of the poriso company I am extremely sad who ruined a work of art who wants to know read the manga and the light novel i'm happy they are going to launch a 2 season i hope it improves more i believe they can improve the final improve nanatsu no 3 season in taizai in season 4 then i I believe that I will not be disappointed

Feb 9, 6:20 AM by Soumarmota

well here's something i didn't expect.

Oct 3, 2020 12:25 AM by plating

won't call it trash since somehow its still enjoyable for me, but why tf season 2?

Sep 21, 2020 5:15 AM by hizaqw_1

The basis of Arifureta at the start was really interesting however as it gone onwards it became a plain isekai, disappointing since I read the novels for some time and it got me really interested around a year or two ago. Honestly I like these sorts of antihero protagonists however this one just got more and more plain as the anime progressed.

Sep 12, 2020 10:48 AM by Blundel

So glad it’s getting a second season. Animation was just eh but everything else is 9/10.
Plus to anyone complaining or being a salty ass: no one cares. It’s popular in japan and eastern asia and I can see why. If you’re unhappy with japanese people’s tastes, you can watch your own country’s shows.

Sep 12, 2020 2:15 AM by phishe

I, uhh, don't think anyone expected this. Seriously. No sarcasm.

Sep 3, 2020 8:17 PM by SadMadotsuki

It was a really great anime, I don't get all these crybabies complaining in the comments, if you don't like it don't watch it? So annoying. To us non-manga readers it was a pretty decent anime, and it brought a really cool story on how the main character thrived even after he was betrayed and became stronger because of his own will. Hate to see all these annoying whining little girls in the comments, I'm all for a second season and I'll really enjoy it!

Aug 21, 2020 11:05 PM by SupremeThroneH

wow...i'm shocked. based on 1st season. this is very surprising (:

Aug 20, 2020 9:30 AM by kiseki69

Stoorainclaire said:
damn, am I the only one who enjoys the first season? any comrade here...sigh

it's much better than isekai cheat magician too be honest...


i also enjoyed the first season, so I am hyped.

Jul 14, 2020 2:21 PM by TimeConvenant

Halfway through the light novel. It's trash, but the good kind, like To LOVE-Ru. You could say this is one of my guilty pleasures.

Jun 26, 2020 7:22 AM by SomeGuyWithHair

wow im so excited....?

May 30, 2020 12:33 AM by uWu-Nyaa

I wait for yue yeyeyeyeye

May 29, 2020 2:32 AM by dio_alter

RazorWireSodomy said:
man, Arifureta had so much potential, i actually enjoyed it but it was so rushed and poorly animated that i feel bad for liking it, hope they do better on the 2nd season.


Agreed. The rough spots are bad, but overall it was an enjoyable show to watch. If S2 is extended to be a full cour, then the pacing probably will improve. I feel like it was rushed to make it to a point that manages to be 13 episodes and is a reasonable cliff hanger, but then again there were plenty of points in the story that they could have stopped.

Really, S1 should have been a full cour, you can even tell without reading source that the pacing was way too fast. Still looking forward to the S2, I'm not gonna hope for a vast improvement though, feels too optimistic but I'm willing to be surprised. As long as the pacing and animation don't get worse it'll still be worth the watch imo (because it really isn't the worst out there lets be honest).

Apr 15, 2020 7:27 PM by ItsaNico

that dragon anal scene was top tier
easily a gem that needs some work but still good

Apr 13, 2020 3:36 PM by endmesoftly

man, Arifureta had so much potential, i actually enjoyed it but it was so rushed and poorly animated that i feel bad for liking it, hope they do better on the 2nd season.

Apr 6, 2020 4:11 PM by SupremeHentai

quick question -- why tf......?

Apr 6, 2020 9:36 AM by k2kv

its a bad entertaining, not the best but still good. I'm actually excited for a season 2

Feb 10, 2020 8:20 PM by Sh0k0

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.

Oct 20, 2019 6:19 PM by TenRX