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Arifureta Light Novel to End with Volume 13; How will it affect the anime?

Arifureta, one of the most loved isekai anime, was first serialized as a web novel and then a light novel series. After running for 12 volumes, the creator of the franchise has finally announced that the novel’s climax is approaching.


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Volume 12 of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest was released in Japan on January 25, 2022. In the author’s comments section, Ryo Shirakome had stated that the novel would end with the next volume.

Arifureta Light Novel to End in Volume 13; How will it affect the anime?
Hajime Nagumo | Source: Official Website

Arifureta’s light novel would end with a total of 13 volumes. So, what does it mean for the anime? Will it end soon too?

Hold your horses because the anime has miles to go before ending. Now, let’s see how much time it will take for the anime to catch up to the novel.

Season 1 of Arifureta adapted four volumes. If season 2 adapts four more volumes, there would still be five volumes left.

So, season 3 will definitely happen, and with the recent movie craze in the anime industry, we might even get a new film as an extra topping. Otherwise, a two-cour anime can also wrap up the series.

Arifureta Light Novel to End in Volume 13; How will it affect the anime?
Arifureta | Source: IMDb

The original web novel of the franchise is divided into two parts. The first part consists of the main story and ended in October 2015. The second part is a sequel that contains side stories and is still ongoing.

So, even after receiving season 3 of Arifureta, you can expect different OVAs to be released. Nagumo will have quite a collection of wives by then, and some slice-of-life episodes will be on their way.

About Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest is a light novel series by Ryo Shirakoma. It was first published in November 2013 as a novel and received a light novel in 2015. It has several manga adaptations and season 1 of its anime premiered in July 2019.

Hajime Nagumo, an average otaku, is often bullied by his classmates. He wishes for his annoying classmates to be summoned to another world. Little did he know that his wish would come true, and he would be summoned along with them.

To thrive in this new world, he has to face every challenge that comes his way. However, a shocking event will make him a character feared by others.

Source: Arifureta Light Novel Volume 12

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