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Special Arifureta OVA Episode Previewed


The Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest anime has a special OVA episode on the way, and fans can preview what it has to offer for a limited time. During this weekend’s Summer Comiket event, an eight-minute preview is available on YouTube, so be sure to check it out while you have a chance.

Titled “Maboroshi no Bouken to Kiseki no Kaikou” (“Phantom Adventure and a Miraculous Encounter,” the 40-minute OVA will come packed on a bonus Blu-ray along with the special edition of the 13th volume of Ryo Shirakome’s Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest novel series. 

If the clip below is no longer active by the time you get a chance to read this post, you can at least check out the newly-illustrated Blu-ray box by novel artist Takayaki.

Key visual: 

Here’s the limited-time preview:

And the second promo for the OVA that hit YouTube in July:

J-Novel Club publishes the original light novels—written by Ryo Shirakome and illustrated by Takayaki—digitally, with Seven Seas Entertainment handling the print version. Here’s how they describe it:

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?

Via Crunchyroll News