Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Episode 5.5) – Recap + Bunnygirl

Last episode, Hajime learned some ancient magic from the spirit of the maverick that once lived on the labyrinth’s 100th floor. He and Yue then spent some time gearing up and preparing for the next step in their journey – heading back to the surface, via teleportation.

Unfortunately, this is not episode 6, but episode 5.5.
What this means is that the episode is 99% recap, and 1% teaser for the next episode.

And so, I’ll just go over the super short teaser at the end of this recap episode, and we’ll be done here.

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Overreliance of Future Possibility in Anime

Alternatively titled – “The Problem With Summer 2019’s Isekai Anime“.

This is just a thought I’ve had recently, something I’ve noticed while following along with the following three anime: Arifureta, Maou-sama, Retry!, and Isekai Cheat Magician (while I’m not following it here, you can find my posts on Maou-sama, Retry! over at Ecchi Hunter!). I’m not watching the isekai mom anime, so really the issue is just with the above three isekai titles.

It’s something I’ve realized thanks to these three anime, but it’s present in all sorts of anime, intentionally or unintentionally.

An overreliance on future possibilities in anime, or as I like to call it, “passing the buck”.

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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Episode 2) – Redemption Time

By golly they’ve done it!
I didn’t expect it, but the creators of Arifureta have managed to salvage the series in a surprising comeback with the second episode.

They had me in the first half, I’ll admit it.
But I stuck around, and I’m glad I did!

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