– Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
– Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekaisaikyou
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Japanese: ありふれた職業で世界最強 Hepburn: Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryo Shirakome and illustrated by Takayaki.
My first impression with the opening theme intro was, “This is going to be a series filled with fetishes.” The opening clearly shows you what it prioritized, big breasts and skimpy outfitted women and loli characters.
The animation goes from decent generic arts to crappy 3D CGI monsters.
The series started interesting and quite dark in tone. Midway through the series, however, the show ran out of steam, the action became boring, and it turns into a generic isekai harem anime. There was a delay in the series production where the director was changed, along with a second studio (Asread) being added. I believe this was the reason why the series had such a mood shift mid-way through. As the series progress, so does the fanservice and ecchi innuendos.
Though this is an isekai anime, the story doesn’t focus much on the isekai part. Instead, they focus on the harem and overpowered main character elements. It’s like the isekai was just thrown in for SEO purposes.
For a short 12 episodes series, why does it need a recap episode in the middle? There were some amusing moments, but there were too many jokes that fell flat.
This is a rip-off of a bunch of more popular series from Magi’s labyrinth, to Fullmetal alchemist’s metal arm, and Sword Art Online’s “child” character, and many others.
The show may be ok for one viewing, but I can’t ever see myself watching this series a second time. I had trouble even finishing the series. Arifureta contains graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for mature audiences.
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