What You Need to Know:
- J-Novel Club recently announced their latest acquisition: the highly anticipated fantasy light novel from Ryo Shirakome and Takayaki, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest.
- The web novel currently has five volumes out in Japan, and joins the eight other ongoing series over at J-Novel Club: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, The Faraway Paladin, In Another World With My Smartphone, Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension, How a Realistic Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Paying to Win in a VRMMO, I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse, My Little Sister Can Read Kanji, and My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World.
- Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest is available immediately on J-Novel Club, with a 40-page preview available free for everyone and half of the first volume out for members. The series will be released in weekly installments with eBooks eventually coming out.
- Check out the full synopsis for the new series as described by J-Novel Club below. For more information about the digital publishing company or to become a member, head over to their website here.
Seventeen year old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku’s wet dream quickly turns into Hajime’s nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime’s job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith’s level of strength?