Arifureta Season 2: CONFIRMED!!!!
‘Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou’ or commonly known as ‘Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest’ is a popular anime series that was released in July 2019 and ran till February 2020. It is about a teenager named Hajime Nagumo and his attempts to save humanity. Season 1 was a hit among anime fans but will Hajime be back in Arifureta season 2?
BRIEF RECAP OF ARIFURETA SEASON 1
The plot revolves around a 17-year-old Otaku called Hajime Nagumo who ends up in a fantasy world along with his friends. Their main job is to help and save humanity. All his friends had great powers and much stronger than Hajime as he only has transmutation skills and he is not so happy with it because it does not produce and attacking skills. His classmates made fun of him due to his weak abilities.
While his mother was shoujo mangaka(worked for a comic that aimed at female demography) and his father worked for a gaming company. He was so inspired by his parents’ workplace that he dreamt of working either in his father’s company or his mother’s office. Hajime once saw an old lady and a child apologizing to a gangster for spilling milk on him. Immediately Hajime went ahead and started begging for help when the gangster was about to beat the child. He wanted to save him. he was even ready to take the punishment for that kid. It was at this exact moment when the lead female protagonist of the show, Kaori fell in love with him seeing his selfless nature. His friends always teased him, bullied him because he was a weak student.
In the fantasy world, Hajime and his friends complete their tasks and move forward but one of his friends betrayed him. It was the time in Great Orcus Labyrinth when they were on an expedition of that place. He was thrown in the bottom of the abyss. This unfortunate incident took him to darker and deeper places. He was unable to face horrifying monsters. But one day came when he finally gathered enough courage to fight all the monsters at once, left the abyss, and went ahead. Meanwhile, a new character is introduced, a vampire named Yue. Eventually, they both become partners and went through all the adventurous journeys together. They helped each other to get powerful and to get out of the abyss. The show’s name, ‘Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest’ is actually very significant as it shows his journey of how he faced all the difficulties and gained his powers and skills.
AUDIENCE’S REACTION TO ARIFURETA SEASON 1
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest’ became a very popular anime series in no time after its release. On the surface, it seems like a typical Isekai Harem with a generic mc. However, this series has won many appraisals from the viewers because of its beautiful projection of the main protagonist’s struggle to find his power, unlike other series where mostly the hero is already perfect and has all the super abilities. People were able to follow Hijame’s character development throughout the show. Also, instead of the hero doing all the actions and fights, in Arifureta the entire class gets transported to another world altogether. Other than Hijame, the most loved character by fans is the female protagonist Yue. So anime fans are eagerly waiting to see how the story proceeds in season 2.
arifureta SEASON 2 IS CONFIRMED
Yes, there is wonderful news for Arifureta fans. The 13th episode which was the last episode of season one ended with an announcement about the production of season 2. Arifureta season 2 has been officially confirmed in its trailer for season 2 that was released on April 17, 2021. It was supposed to release in January 2021, but due to certain unforeseen situations now we might see the release only in later 2021 or maybe 2022. There is no information about the exact date of the Arifureta season 2 release date yet. Arifureta season 2 will now be produced by Studio as read and Studio Mother, as the previous producer Studio White Fox dropped out. On the other hand, director Akira Iwanaga will be replacing Director Kinji Yoshimoto. Although the rest of the staff team and cast are going to be back for Arifureta season 2.
The beginning of Arifureta was not so easy. Arifureta season 1 had an exceptionally troublesome delivery. The anime was first declared in December of 2017. It was expected to be released in the late spring of 2018. In any case, the underlying character plans were bad and that brought a lot of anger and shock. It was shared by the Author of Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou. Following that, changes were made to the entire staff. The animation director, the scriptwriter, and the character planner were completely changed. Studio Asread (Known for horror anime like Mirai Nikki, Corpse Party) was gotten to replace them. Changing the staff only a short time before release sure caused significant damage. Presently after this, the financial plan for this anime was enduring and it seems like Studio Assad made a few slices that prompted the irregularities. Whatsoever, even after so many hurdles, when the show was released surprisingly it got a good fanbase, so much so that now it got approved for a sequel with Arifureta season 2.
After all this chaos and irregularity, the anime was rescheduled for the late spring of 2019. Then finally Arifureta aired from July 8 to October 7, 2019, on Japanese television channels AT-X, BS-11, Tokyo-MX, and SUN. It consists of a total of 13 episodes. The original two video animations(OVA) were released with the second and third video sets on December 25, 2019, and February 26, 2020, respectively. The show was later licensed for an English simulcast and simuldub by Funimation.
Arifureta season 2 also features a returning Japanese voice cast.
- Toshinari Fukamachi as Hajime Nagumo
- Yuuki Kuwahara as Yue
- Minami Takahashi as Shea
- Youko Hikasa as Tio Klarus
- Saori Ounishi as Kaori Shirasaki
- Yumiri Hanamori as Shizuku Yaegashi
Moreover, New characters Liliana Not and S. B. Heilig will be voiced by Rina Satou and Noriko Shibasaki, respectively. The Arifureta Season 2 OP (opening) theme song music and ED (ending) haven’t been announced yet. So buckle yourselves for a rollercoaster ride with the upcoming Arifureta Season 2 soon.
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