Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Saturday that they will air the upcoming action adventure anime series ARIFURETA: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest on a simulcast basis this Summer 2019.
The channel has not announced its specific premiere date and time, but the upcoming show will premiere in Japan on Monday, July 8, at 11:30pm JST.
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? (Synopsis from J-Novel Club)
ARIFURETA: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel series, written by Ryo Shirakome and illustrated by Takayaki. The series is originally a self-published web novel since 2013, which is being published as a light novel by Overlap since June 2015 and currently has nine (9) volumes.
The upcoming series will be directed by Kinji Yoshimoto, who previously worked in the romantic comedy anime I couldn’t become a hero, so I reluctantly decided to get a job., while its series composition will also be handled by Yoshimoto together with Galaxy Angel scriptwriter Shoichi Sato.
Chika Kojima, who previously worked in the popular psychological horror anime The Future Diary, will adapt Takayaki’s original character designs, which will be produced by asread and White Fox.
Toshinari Fukamichi, who voiced “Shuhei Yonezuka” in the romantic comedy anime Ao-chan Can’t Study!, will play “Hajime Nagumo”. He will also be joined by Yuki Kuwahara (as Yue), Minami Takahashi (as Shea) and Yoko Hikasa (as Tio Klarus) among others.
ARIFURETA: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest will be ANIPLUS Asia’s third simulcast title for Summer 2019 season, following the announcements of the upcoming sci-fi anime series Fire Force and music idol anime series Ensemble Stars!.
More simulcast titles are expected to be announced in the coming days.
ANIPLUS Asia is available in the Philippines on SKYcable Channel 139 in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, Rizal, Bulacan and Laguna, G Sat Channel 66 in High Definition, and in select provincial cable providers around the country.
For more details on the channel, please visit aniplus-asia.com.