Originally called Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō, Arifureta is adapted from the Japanese light novel series written by Ryo Shirakome and illustrated by Shidzuki Morii. The series has been published by Overlap since 2013. Arifureta is an Isekai story and has contributed to the anime world by breaking viewership records, similar to other popular Isekai animes. In this article, we shall discuss Arifureta Season 3.
We live the story of Hajime Nagumo, a high school student who finds himself unlucky on the first day of his school and is killed in a bus accident. He gets reincarnated into another world and has all his memories intact. Arifureta Season 2 has recently aired from 13 January to 7 April, providing us with 12 brand-new episodes to this story. The season turned out to be a huge success and gathered millions of watch hours across the world.
After the conclusion of season 2, fans were pretty sure that they may hear the renewal announcement for Arifureta Season 3 as the project is a massive hit but the makers have something else in their mind. It has been more than three months now and we have received no news of Arifureta Season 3. An OVA is going to release in September 2022 and it appears that the team is waiting for that time to surprise the fans with a third installment of the anime. Let’s follow the latest details available on the Internet about Arifureta Season 3 and its expected release date.
Hajime Follows his Own Quest in Season 2
Isekai genre showcases the protagonist entering into a completely new fantasy world and having to adapt ways to survive there. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Season 2 appeared to have a similar storyline to its first season, according to some viewers. Though the story was progressing, some mistook it for a repetition. bugged some of the viewers who thought of it as a copy of the previous season.
Season 2 debuted with its first episode on January 12, 2022. Spanning over 2 months, the season gave us 12 episodes released on a weekly basis. Surprisingly, it covered the story of only six out of the 12 volumes of the original light novel series. Continuing on the same note, Hajime gets transported into another world and has been left behind by his former friends. He is a Null character there and his weak magic is useless there. He finds a labyrinth where he strengthens his magic and makes several allies in his adventurous journey.
Hajime pile-drives down into the labyrinth to save his classmates, who are themselves super shocked to see him alive and so much powerful. He then sets on his journey for Erisen where he has to escort Myuu and her mother. Our hero is miserable and has to look for a home – including a God for himself. He is passionately determined to achieve this goal and will fight and defeat every obstacle in his path.
Famous Names Associated With Arifureta Anime
Arifureta is a Harem Isekai animated by Asread in association with White Fox and Studio Mother. Season 2 is written by Shoichi Sato while Akira Iwanaga worked as the director. The show is licensed by Madman Entertainment, Crunchyroll, and Plus Media Networks Asia while Aniplus Asia served as the English network. Ryō Takahashi has been praised for providing music to this anime series.
A total of 2 seasons consisting of 25 episodes along with 4 OVA’s have been released till now and the following voice artists have worked on Arifureta anime:
- Toshinari Fukamachi as Hajime Nagumo
- Yuuki Kuwahara as Yue
- Yui Ogura as Myuu
- Minami Takahashi as Shea Haulia
- Youko Hikasa as Tio Klarus
- Saori Ounishi as Kaori Shirasaki
- Yumiri Hanamori as Shizuku Yaegashi
- Rina Satou as Noint
- Noriko Shibasaki as Liliana S. B. Heiligh
Renewal Chances of Arifureta Season 3
According to reports, Arifureta Season 3 will not be renewed or announced until the release of the OVA which is set to release on 25 September this year. Season two concluded a few months back, leaving several cliffhangers to be answered by its upcoming season. There is a complete surety of Arifureta Season 3 as the main segments and arc of this story are yet to be presented in anime.
Several important chapters from the novel series by Ryō are yet to be included in anime and interestingly, the novel contains 12 volumes out of which only 6 have been preserved. Plenty of stories and twists are still left to be premiered and it feels amusing to still have more than a season left for the show!
What Can be the Release Date of Arifureta Season 3?
The series is very popular and is likely to get the announcement of a new season by the end of this year. Also, the leftover important plot has to be presented in the anime version. Hence we can expect the production to get completed next year and Arifureta Season 3 to be released anytime in 2023 with a bang!
The final decision still rests with the showrunners and we have to wait and keep an eye on every news and report about Arifureta Season 3 rolling in media. Hope we get to know the story of Hajime sooner!
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