Arifureta season 3 is already in production, and a special OVA is also set to release.
In the world of Isekai, there is always a news outlet, and it’s not a surprise considering the giant strides the genre has taken over the years.
Isekai offers a bit of everything from adventure, fantasy, survival, and even harem. Speaking of isekai- harem, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest has been one of the most popular shows in that genre.
Arifureta is an isekai harem anime based on the namesake light novel series written by Ryo Shirakome and illustrated by Takayaki.
The plot follows Hajime Nagumo, a 17-year-old otaku constantly bullied by his classmates for dating the class idol Kaori.
On one such eventful day, him and his classmates are transported to a fantasy world wherein they acquire powerful magical abilities. Sadly, Hajime is an exception who is only given the power to transmute solid materials, which lacks any threat in real battles.
While traversing through the Great Orcus Labyrinth, Hajime is betrayed by his classmates as he finds himself stuck in a dungeon of abyss.
During this perilous situation, Hajime come across many other characters such Yeu, a vampire who has been put in prison, rabbit look alike Shea and a dragon Trio. Can he come out from this dangerous world of demons with his weak ability is the central plot of the show.
Arifureta season 2 had mixed reviews from the critics; however, fans are eager to know when Arifureta season 3 comes out. If you are also one of them, keep scrolling to find out more.
Arifureta is rated 6.6/10 and ranked #5478 with 577k members on MyAnimeList.
The first season of Arifureta ran from 8th July to 7th October 2019 for 13 episodes, while Arifureta season 2 aired from 13th January 2022 till 31st March 2022.
As of writing, there is no official announcement from the creators or author for the renewal of Arifureta season 3.
|1||8th July 2019 to 7th October 2019|
|2||13th January 2022 to 31st March 2022|
|3||Not Announced Yet|
While the news may be disappointing for the fans, all is not lost as many indications suggest a third season is on its way; let’s take a look.
Firstly, the story is yet to be adapted entirely from the light novel, which means there is a creative standpoint to be considered for renewal.
Arifureta season 2 was well received compared to season one due to the change in studio, which focused more on the storytelling instead of the harem tropes. Also, unlike the first season, which skipped many chapters from the light novel, season 2 follows the source material, reflecting the overall quality.
Finally, a new OVA titled Phantom Adventure and Miraculous Encounter was announced swiftly after the completion of season 2, and according to many fans, Arifureta Season three will be in production after the OVA release.
Considering all the above factors, we can hunch a guess that Arifureta season 3 release date, can be around mid-2023 for a 13-episode run.
Watch the trailer of the new OVA titled Phantom Adventure and Miraculous Encounter below:
Arifureta is written by Ryo Shirakome and illustrated by Takayaki and the light novel was first serialized on Overlap Comic Gardo since 22nd December 2016 with a once in two month release.
The light novel has been compiled into 12 volumes with 59 main and three non-volume chapters. The first volume came out on 25th June 2015, and the latest issue, i.e., Volume 12, was released on 25th January 2022 and its yet going on.
The show covered the first six issues of the light novel hence with six volumes left, creators should not face a lack of source material.
According to Lnnews.com, as of 2020, more than 4 million copies of the light novel have been sold. There was a decline between volume 11 and 12 which saw the former selling 23,103 in the last week of July 2020.
The series was the 27th best-selling light novel in the first half of 2017, with 84,372 copies sold.
Despite the drop-off, Volume 12 was still ranked number one that week, and an OVA release will only boost the sales.
Arifureta light novel is rated 7.7/10 and ranked #1499 with 24k members on MyAnimeList.
Arifureta manga was adapted by ROGA and published on Overlap Comic Gardo since 22nd December 2016.The manga has been collected into ten volumes with 57 chapters, and the latest issue came out on 25th May 2022.
Arifureta manga is rated 7.7/10 and ranked #1438 with 24k members on MyAnimeList.
In the final episode of season 2,” A New Journey,” Hajime safe cases Kaori s’ soul by fixing it in Noint s’ body. And the others manage to preserve Kaori’s soul. Still, by her request, they implant it on Noint’s restored body as a result her body can be enhance fighting skills.
Arifureta season 3 will begin by adopting the seventh volume of the light novel, and a summary of it reads:
With the battle at the capital settled, Hajime’s next destination is the Empire. He takes to the skies with Liliana and Kouki with his newly built airship, only to discover that the Haulia have been fighting against both the Empire and the demons and that Verbergen has been sacked. Suddenly, Hajime has a new reason to head to Hoelscher’s capital.
We shall get more answers on who Hajime would choose between Kaori and Yue as lovers. Another interesting plot point would be how the battle between Haulia and Hoelscher Empire ended and how Hajime will react to it.
The first season of Arifureta was adapted by White fox, which Studio Mother took over in season 2.
Due to a change in studio, the show’s crew was changed in season 2. Kingi Yoshimoto directed arifureta season one, and Akira Iwanaga took the role in the second season.
Similarly, Kinji Yoshimoto scripted the first season while Shoichi Sato wrote for both seasons. Music is composed by Ryo Takahashi.
You can find the list of Arifureta characters and voice actors below:
|Hajime Nagumo||Toshinari Fukamachi|
|Aiko Hatayama||Ai Kakuma|
|Daisuke Hiyama||Minoru Shiraishi|
|Ryotarou Sakagami||Ryūichi Kijima|
|Kaori Shirasaki||Saori Ōnishi|
|Kōki Amanogawa||Tetsuya Kakihara|
|Tio Klarus||Yōko Hikasa|
|Shizuku Yaegashi||Yumiri Hanamori|
Arifureta could have quickly gone down as a B-list isekai but post the studio change and an improved second season have only brightened the chances of a third season.