Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Season One Review)

Well, this is it. I believe Arifureta is the final isekai anime of Summer 2019 to finish up. The anime season that could very well be labelled as the season of mediocre isekai anime… or perhaps even stronger language could be used here.

Arifureta is not exempt from that either. Summer 2019 was truly the season where the isekai genre has seemingly overstayed its welcome. I’ve always been a fan of the genre, but it seems that with the anime industry seeing it as a way to make a quick buck, things are quickly changing.

Was Arifureta just another nail in the coffin for the isekai genre?

Arifureta Spoilers Ahead!

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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Episode 13) – Real Emotion

We’ve gotten to the finale of Arifureta, with a bit of buildup from last episode. The isekai class had found themselves in a pinch when a powerful demon began summoning monsters and attacking them – one classmate escaped, found Hajime at the local adventurers guild, and managed to make it back in time.

I think it’s pretty clear what will happen next!

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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Episode 11) – Talking Fish

Last episode Hajime and friends fought off an invasion of monsters, led by another student who I’m not sure we’d ever seen before or will ever see again. And this episode, it seems they are returning to town with the VIP they managed to rescue…

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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Episode 9) – Mountain Trails

Last episode, Hajime ended up letting Sensei and the students with her accompany him on his expedition into the mountains to search for a missing party of adventurers, including a Duke’s son.

What will they find waiting for them?

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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Episode 8) – Partial Reunion

Last episode of Arifureta we saw Hajime, Yue, and Shea beat their way through a second labyrinth, unlocking some sort of gravity magic for Yue. They then proceeded to the nearest town and stayed at an inn.

Now that they’re back in civilization, how will things play out?

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