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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Anime Gets Key Visual, Cast, Crew Details

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Anime Gets Key Visual, Cast, Crew DetailsArifureta: From Commonplace to World‘s Strongest, a popular light novel series about a high school student who gets transported to another world, is getting an anime adaptation in 2019.

Now we’ve got a look at what that series will look like courtesy a key visual released today, plus some crew announcements.

Arifureta will be directed by Kinji Yoshimoto and have character designs by Tomoka Kojima. It’ll be co-animated by studios Asread and White Fox.

The cast announced so far:

  • Hajime Nagumo: Toshinari Fukamachi
  • Yue: Yuki Kuwahara
  • Shea: Minami Takahashi

The series was originally announced for April 2018 (read: now) with an entirely different crew, but was delayed. Why? That most Japanese of non-explanations: “various circumstances.”

Anyway, better late than never. Here’s how Seven Seas, who publishes the novels in English, describes them:

Seventeen year old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku’s wet dream quickly turns into Hajime’s nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime’s job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith’s level of strength?

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.