The next dropped-in-another-world anime is all set to go, so get ready for Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest. The show is based on Ryo Shirokame’s light novel series of the same name, and directed by Jun Kamiya of Kingdom at studio WHITE FOX.
Further staff announced include Kazuyuki Fudeyasu of Is the order a rabbit? on series scripts, with Atsuo Atobe of Kingdom adapting character designs from Takayaki’s original novel illustrations. Atobe is also serving as series director.
As for the cast, Toshinari Fukamachi (All Out!!‘s Taihei Nōka) stars as Hajime Nagumo. Yuki Kuwahara (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid‘s Tohru) joins as vampire Yue, with Minami Takahashi (Food Wars!‘ Megumi Tadokoro) as bunny girl Shea.
J-Novel Club digitally publish the light novels in English, and describe the story as follows:
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?