English Title: Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Japanese Title: ありふれた職業で世界最強 — Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Author: Ryo Shirakome — 白米良 Illustrator: Takayaki — たかやKi Translator: Ningen Genre: Fantasy, Isekai, Adventure, Harem Original Run: June 2015 – ongoing English Run: May 2017 – ongoing Japanese Publisher: Overlap Bunko (Overlap) English Publisher: J-Novel Club Volumes in Japanese: 11 (+1 Short Story Volume) (In Progress) Volumes in English: 11 (+1 Short Story Volume) (In Progress) Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7 — Nook $7 — Paperback $10 Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. Physical copies are now being made available via the publisher Seven Seas.
Synopsis: 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?
Synopsis: This is the story of what happened long before Hajime was summoned to Tortus. Oscar Orcus is considered a third-rate Synergist by most people. He spends his days peacefully, working so he can send money back to an orphanage. All that changes when the whirlwind that is Miledi Reisen storms into his life. Miledi sees the hidden potential in Oscar, and invites him on her journey to defeat the gods. Oscar wants no part of any journey, and he refuses. But Miledi is persistent, and the situation changes drastically when the orphanage he wants to protect is attacked. In the end, what will our unlikely hero decide?