Arifureta season 2 has been confirmed. It might be a shock to some people, but let me explain why Arifureta is getting a season 2. I will tell all you need to know about this series and its controversial season 2. And mind me, Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou season 2 is a rollercoaster. Now buckle up and let’s get into it.
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest ( Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou ) or for short Arifureta is an immensely popular light novel series (originally it was a web novel). On the surface, it looks like a typical Isekai Harem with a generic mc. But this particular series has been praised for having the main character who actually went through a lot to gain his powers. Unlike most Isekais where the main character is OP from the beginning.
Another thing that sets Arifureta apart from other Isekais is the fact that instead of just one person, a whole class is transported into another world. So, it’s a unique flavor of Isekai, but with a lot of mainstream elements. It’s the type of anime in which the main character is not a dunce and doesn’t shy away from the action. Many Isekais seem to follow the same trope, Arifureta managed to set itself apart in that manner.
Another redeeming factor for Arifureta would be one of its characters, Yue. Now I won’t spoil anything for you, but fans love her. So, before I reveal some juicy details, let’s look at this anime’s plot and freshen up our memories.
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Plot:
Hajime Nagumo, a 17-year-old otaku gets transported into another world along with his classmates where they are tasked with saving Humanity. While the whole class receives some impressive offensive and supportive abilities, Hajime is left with a Transmutation ability that lacks any real direct offense. Hajime is laughed at and belittled by some of his classmates due to this seemingly useless ability.
During an expedition, Hajime is betrayed by one of his classmates and is thrown deep into an abyss. Hajime surprisingly survives the fall and is faced with a literal hellish nightmare. Now desperate to return home one day, he vows to survive. During his struggle, he finds a female vampire Yue who also wants to escape the labyrinth. Joined by the same cause, they both join forces. After a desperate fight, Yue takes an interest in Hajime. Now with Yue and a few other Hajime begins his journey to find a way back home.
Arifureta season 1 had a very difficult release. The anime was first announced in December of 2017. It was due to be released in the summer of 2018. But the initial character designs were not good and that brought on an outrage. It was shared by the Author of Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou.
Now, this led to a change in the staff. The animation director, the scriptwriter and the character designer were all changed. Studio Asread (Known for horror anime like Mirai Nikki, Corpse Party) was brought in to replace them. After this abnormality, the anime was rescheduled for the summer of 2019.
Changing the staff mere months before release sure took its toll. Now after all this, the budget for this anime was suffering and it seems like Studio Asread made some cuts which led to the inconsistencies. Now, this whole situation resulted in a very bad show.
Arifureta’s manga is more loved as compared to its anime. Although it had some complaints about skipping over the character development, it doesn’t affect the experience that much. Like, if you have read the light novels then you feel like certain parts if adapted correctly rather than hinted, would answer a lot of the stuff that leaves the reader a bit confused.
Other than this, there’s really nothing wrong with this manga. The pacing, though a bit fast, is very well carried out. You share some of the emotions portrayed in the manga and in general, it’s a good read.
Arifureta Light Novel:
Ryo Shirakomes novel Arifureta, in my opinion, is much better than the anime and the manga. The novels are much more detailed and have proper pacing. Nothing feels rushed and the character development is awesome. The novels are much more engrossing. Unlike its adaptations which jumped through many parts due to budget constraints, the Light novels have a much better time explaining Hajime’s decisions and what actually went on that led to his misfortune in the labyrinth.
Although they did receive some complaints about the latter part of the story, personally for me it was a good experience. And the illustrations for the light novels were totally worth it. They contributed a lot to the overall experience.
Arifureta Season 2 Release Date:
The 13th and the final episode of Arifureta season 1 ended with an announcement that Arifureta season 2 is in production. The anime is expected to release in July 2020. Sadly, this is not a confirmed date. We will keep you posted as the new release is confirmed.