A second trailer for the upcoming Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest OVA has been released, confirming the OVA’s premiere date of September 25, 2022.
The Arifureta 40-minute OVA is part of a special bundle and will come on Blu-ray Disc coupled with a limited edition of light novel Volume 13. The bundle will cost ¥7,535 (US$58).
The Arifureta OVA was initially announced shortly after the finale of Arifureta Season 2 Episode 12. In June 2022, it was disclosed that the OVA is titled The Illusionary Adventure and the Miraculous Encounter (Maboroshi no Bōken to Kiseki no Kaikō).
The first trailer and key visual were revealed earlier in 2022; you can see them here and here.
The Arifureta OVA: What we know so far
An advanced screening will be held in Shinjuku Piccadilly, Tokyo, on September 10. The screening will be followed by a talk show featuring the members of the main cast.
So far, there has been no info on when the OVA may become available to fans outside of Japan.
asread. and studio MOTHER are producing the OVA and the staff is, as follows:
- Akira Iwanaga (Arifureta S2) — director
- Shouichi Satou — series composer, scriptwriter
- Chika Kojima — character designer
The cast hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but it is likely that the seiyuu from the first two anime seasons will be reprising their roles.
The Arifureta S2 cast is, as follows:
- Toshinari Fukamachi — Hajime Nagumo
- Yuuki Kuwahara — Yue
- Minami Takahashi — Shea
- Yoko Hikasa — Tio Klarus
- Yumiri Hanamori — Shizuku Yaegashi
- Saori Oonishi — Kaori Shirasaki
- Rina Satou — Noint
- Makoto Ishii — Mikhail
- Katsuyuki Konishi — Freid Bagwa
- Noriko Shibasaki — Liliana S. B. Heiligh
The Arifureta anime series ran for two seasons: from July 8 to October 7, 2019 (13 episodes) and from January 13 to March 31, 2022 (12 episodes), respectively.
About the Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest light novel
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (ありふれた職業で世界最強, Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) is an isekai light novel series written by Ryo Shirakome and illustrated by Takayaki. It started out as a web novel in 2013 and has been published in print since 2015 (when Takayaki joined in).
The Arifureta light novel series has been licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment. The publisher describes it thusly:
When a classroom of students is transported to another world to act as its saviors, Hajime Nagumo finds himself the weakest link. As his friends and classmates are granted strong classes and impressive abilities due to their existing skills, he is given the weak title of Synergist. When a dungeon quest leaves him separated from his group, Hajime must discover his own talents or be left to rot in this world forever.
So far, the light novel series has inspired a manga adaptation, a spin-off manga (Arifureta: I Love Isekai), and a manga adaptation of the prequel novel in 2016. The Arifureta Season 3 anime TV show hasn’t been announced yet.