The Overlap Bunko 8th Anniversary event revealed new staff, additional voice cast, first promotional video, and a key visual (pictured) for the second season of Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest) on Saturday. The new season will begin airing in January 2022.
Director: Akira Iwanaga (Kingdom 2nd Season, Tegamibachi)
Series Composition, Script: Shouichi Satou (Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou, Shakugan no Shana script)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Chika Kojima (Big Order, Mirai Nikki)
Studio: Asread, Studio Mother
Voice actresses Noriko Shibasaki (Aguu: Tensai Ningyou) and Rina Satou (Rokka no Yuusha) are joining the cast as Liliana S. B. Heiligh and Noint, respectively.
The first season, co-produced by Asread and White Fox, aired in 13 episodes in Summer 2019. Funimation simulcast the anime with subtitles and subsequently streamed an English dub. The second and third Blu-ray volume each bundled an unaired episode.
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou adapts Ryou Shirakome's adventure fantasy light novel, which he originally launched on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in November 2013. Overlap began publishing the novel with illustrations by TakayaKi in June 2015 and shipped the 11th volume last July. The light novel has a cumulative 5 million copies of its volumes in print, including digital editions.
J-Novel Club licensed the light novel in February 2017 and released the 11th volume digitally on December 14. 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 manga volume on March 9 and the 11th light novel volume on April 13.