Arifureta is yet another harem-themed isekai, but slightly better than the rest due to its protagonist Hajime’s unique character.
Instead of aiming to become a hero who saves the world and lives in glory, Hajime decides to become ruthless and do anything to get back to his world.
Last season we saw the depths of just how callous he can get when he killed Cattleya in cold blood as everyone looked at the sight in horror.
Adding to this, his disregard for everyone except for crew is apparent throughout the story making him a distinctive protagonist among others of the genre.
This is the sole reason why people loved the anime despite its cliche themes and asked for another season, which the franchise provided.
Arifureta anime’s season 2 premiered last week on January 13, 2022, with its first episode featuring a new mission for the Hajime crew and a war declaration.
In this episode, Hajime and his team get attacked by Sand Worms while traveling through the Gruen Desert.
The group then rescued Duke of Ankaji’s son Bize who tells them about his father’s illness that overloads his body with fatal amounts of mana.
It is revealed that Ankaji’s population is also suffering from the same disease due to the water supply’s contamination. Hajime and the girls decide to help Ankaji’s people in need and the Duke.
Meanwhile, in some other part of the world, the Demon Army’s Commander Freid learns of the death of his subordinate Cattleya and the monster army’s fall at the hands of Hajime.
Freid begins to prepare an even ferocious demon army to face Hajime.
The anime’s new season looks like it packs a lot of things you do not want to miss out on. It’s the perfect watch for when you’re looking for something light-hearted yet thrilling.
My excitement levels are pumped up after the first episode, and I can only imagine what will happen next.
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 Season 2 Episode 1