Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Zero Novel Vol. 04. A backstory series for Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest, the hit franchise that’s now an anime! (And check out the manga version of this series, too!)
The Liberators have a new mission: protect Queen Lyutillis Haltina of the beastmen republic from the fanatical armies of the Church. The Church will stop at nothing to carry out their god’s orders and kidnap Lyutillis, last of the seven ancient magic users. But not all the Liberators can reach the republic before the Church lays siege. Now, Miledi, Naiz, and Meiru must hold out until help arrives—and they must hope their friends return before the Church’s own divine backup descends.
Ryo Shirakome is a Japanese author known for Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest.
Takaya-Ki is a Japanese artist known for their illustrations in the light novel series Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest.
ANIME FOR THE ORIGINAL LIGHT NOVEL SERIES: In July 2019, streaming in English through Crunchyroll. The second season began in January 2022 and is streaming in English through Funimation, along with the first season.
SPIN-OFF, SIMULTANEOUS PUBLICATION: The light novel and manga of the original Arifureta series are both simultaneously being published by Seven Seas, alongside the ZERO backstory series (both manga and light novel), and the manga-original spin-off Arifureta: I Love Isekai.
LIGHT NOVEL: Fiction with color inserts in the front of each volume and roughly a dozen black-and-white manga-style illustrations to complement 250-350 pages of text.
AGE RANGE: This Adult title is rated Older Teen (15+).
SERIES INFO: Total number of volumes are currently unknown, but will have a planned pub whenever new volumes are available in Japan.
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