Hajime Nagumo and Yue, the main duo of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest have received new character visuals, showcasing the character designs that we will be seeing in the upcoming season 2. The second season of Arifureta will begin airing on January 13, 2022.
The designs are quite different from the character designs in the first season because the anime changed studios. The illustrations feature the new character prints from studio Mother, which handles the animation of the second season, with Akira Iwanaga as the director.
You can also watch the new trailer of Arifureta season 2 to see the new animation style below:
Arifureta season 1 aired in the Summer 2019 anime season and had a total of 12 episodes. Later on, two OVAs of the anime aired in December 2019 and February 2020. Kinji Yoshimoto (Seven Mortal Sins) directed the first season of the series, while studios White Fox (Akame Ga Kill!) and Asread (Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory) animated it.
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest was originally a web novel series by Ryo Shirakome, which he first launched on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website in November 2013. Overlap is serializing a light novel adaptation with Takayaki’s illustrations since June 2015, and it currently has 11 volumes available. The same publisher is also publishing a manga adaptation by RoGa, which currently has 9 volumes in circulation.
J-Novel Club is also publishing Arifureta light novel series in English, and season 2 will adapt it stating on Volume 5:
With the addition of Kaori into their party, Hajime and his friends make for Myu’s hometown, the coastal city of Erisen. While crossing the Gruen Desert, they save a young Ankajian man, Bize, from a sandworm attack. Apparently, he was searching for a cure to the mysterious disease that has struck his people. His travels led him to conclude that a mineral known as stillrock held the key to saving his country, but it can only be found inside the Grand Gruen Volcano, a labyrinth far too dangerous for most. Hajime agrees to help Bize procure some, and the party begins their quest to conquer yet another labyrinth. But along the way, they meet a most unexpected foe…Volume 5 Synopsis, J-Novel Club
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