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Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Novel)  
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Compared to the rest of his class that was transported to another world, Nagumo Hajime is an ordinary male student who has no ambition nor aspiration in life. His classmates call him "Incompetent."
The class was summoned to become heroes and save a country from destruction. The students are blessed with cheat specs and cool job classes, except for Hajime—his job class is a Synergist and his specs are mediocre. A Synergist is merely the artisan class.
Being the weakest, he easily falls into the abyss when he and his classmates are exploring a dungeon. What will he find in the depth of the abyss? Can he survive? Can he do more than simply survive?
Can he become the hero of his own story and maybe even that of the others' as well?

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Associated Names
ありふれた職業で世界最強 (小説)
平凡职业成就世界最强 (Novel)
Arifureta (Novel)
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Novel)
From Common Job Class to the Strongest in the World (Novel)
While in a Garden-Variety Work Classification, Be the Strongest in the Universe (Web Novel)

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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)
179 Web Chapters (Complete) + 88 Extras (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (412 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 19th 2018, 6:08am PST



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Original Publisher
Overlap (Light novel)
Syosetu (Web novel)

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
J-Novel Club (5 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)
Seven Seas (1 Volumes - Ongoing; Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #222 increased(+33)
Monthly Pos #269 increased(+45)
3 Month Pos #292 decreased(-101)
6 Month Pos #173 decreased(-12)
Year Pos #137 decreased(-111)

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On 461 wish lists
On 59 completed lists
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Terrible fan translation, great official translation   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by TheIro
January 12th, 2018, 1:52am
The Japtem translation of this story is just absolutely terrible. Many years ago when this novel was first released, I read a few dozen chapters of this, couldn't stomach how bad it was and dropped it.

And thank god I did. Instead of pressing on, hoping it'll get better and probably spoiling the plot. Not reading it was absolutely the best choice ever.

Many years later, now that a few volumes of this has been released by J-novels, I did a comparison between the official release and the old copy I had, and the result is just absolutely stunning. Everything from naming sense, flow, syntax, writing style, action scenes, dialogues, spell descriptors, character interactions, anything and everything that makes a novel a novel is tons better than the previous version. It has turned, from what I thought was a terrible novel into one of my favourite novels ever. I cannot emphasis this enough.

There are often very good fan translations and sometimes very bad official translation. But in this case, the previous shitty fan translation just do not do this book justice at all. For anyone who's interested in this novel and even the people hated it from reading it before, I would highly recommend you get over to J-novels, get a copy to check it out and also support the translators for a job well done. It's just that good.
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Best Novel Ever, I love you Shirakome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by phaeous
March 29th, 2017, 3:29am
Hajime is the best character I've ever come across (I've read a lot of great novels) & the essential reason is because how intensely dedicated he is to the achievement of his own happiness, & how ruthless & shameless he is in achieving that end. The only point of existence is happiness, & happiness is ultimately an individual capacity

Anyone who attempts to claim that one individual intrinsically owes any random passerby or society in general anything, can come try & settle that claim with me--"One is an end in oneself"

I love you Shirakome, given that the maincharacter is ideal, I hope you never end this glorious series (I'm reading chapter 220)

... Last updated on March 29th, 2017, 7:32am
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You will be let down   
Rating: N/A
by Acigodia
March 26th, 2017, 2:42am
This has a very strong start, the Mc completely looked down upon and is betrayed by one of his classmates. Wants revenge and strives to get stronger to get it, then just says fuck all that saves his classmates. There's also an extremely annoying harem.
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Wasted Potential   
Rating: N/A
by ricrod
November 19th, 2016, 11:48pm
Starts like any other isekai story and the Orcus Dungeon Arc is kind of good, leading you to belive the protag is gonna use unorthodox methods to get revenge in his OP classmates.
Then becomes crap.
Honest, some random loli vampire appears, then romance, then some bunny girl, the protag goes full chunni, cringe worthy level of bad twists, then harem, them more chunni.
A couple of gags were good (maybe), so it feels like a waste since a general plot line with the initial charge and the ocational joke would have been a lot better.
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Don't even bother.   
Rating: N/A
October 1st, 2016, 8:14pm
He's a chuunibyou Mary Sue incarnate: eyepatch, mismatched eyes, dark power sealed within him(iirc), dual wielding pistols with magic bullets, wears all black, etc. He turns into a dick and girls fall over him one after the other. The unwanted harem is painful, especially because he only has eyes for the 300 year old loli vampire. Spend your time elsewhere.
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Decent first, crappy later   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Azure_1802
August 2nd, 2016, 6:34am
To be honest, i really like this one from the beginning to when Hajime and Yue fight against the Hydra, the later part is just shitty self-sastified piece of work comes from an insane bratty brat
It feels like the first part was written by a decent writer and after that he got bored and let a teenager to continue it
I give it an 8 for the first part and 3 for the later
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Started Great, but...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by MondoX
June 18th, 2016, 3:04am
Started off well, the MC started off strong after a certain incident. I believed that he will try to get his revenge, but later on he did not say a point to it. His next goal is to leave the world that kidnapped him, but then it became solely focused on the harem characters, and how much they love the MC.
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Ok start...then it goes downhill   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Jero
April 25th, 2016, 3:34pm
Tbh, you're not gonna find much here, even if you're into the "trapped in fantasy rpg world" or harem genre.

It has an alright start(for this type of story) that takes an interesting turn around the beginning but after that MC becomes full of edge and cringe. Like many others here said this story feels like a fanfiction made by a teenager.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2016, 9:40am
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Just not very good   
Rating: 2.5 / 10.0
by plotrobert
April 24th, 2016, 8:11am
Early on in this story there were a few moments where I was prepared to admit that things might be getting interesting. Then the main character gets all of the powers, and the story just becomes a big mess. If that wasn't enough to make you stop reading this story, by the time the bunny girl shows up the main character has turned into this huge jerk, and you have to endure chapter after chapter of this guy abusing his power and practically torturing people. Not just torturing people, but also his companions as well, he treats said bunny girl like absolute shit, not even SHE is exactly sure why she still follows him. I wonder the same thing since he spends far more time insulting or abusing her than doing anything likable. Oh and I think we're supposed to find his horrible behavior "cool" or something, which kind of makes me hate him that much more.

Look the main problem here is that this story reads like an angry teenager wrote it. The main character is dark and edgy with demon powers and all of the girls want him, it's clear this is yet another wish fulfillment light novel. In the end this story mostly cares about giving the main character more girls and showing how stupidly strong he is. If you can turn your brain off you might get more enjoyment out of this than I did.

... Last updated on November 8th, 2016, 5:10pm
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Goes downhill fast after 50 chapters   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by tablewindow
March 29th, 2016, 2:20pm
The novel starts out fairly good, with the main character starting in a new world and trying to survive. At first the novel is focused on his survival in the new world and him trying to find a purpose in this world. However, it somehow changes into a harem novel after 50 chapters, and by chapter 90 all the author describes are the attempts by the girls around him to grab the attention of the main character.

On top of that, the main character´s persona changes into that of a paper towel, giving consideration to the stares of a kid and not wanting to step on the feelings of anyone remotely close to him. That´s like a complete 180 from the guy trying to survive in chapters 10-50. On top of that the story doesn't progress at all, unless descriptions of the mc chilling on the beach while being surrounded by his harem counts as story. It had a lot of potential, but it just selfdestructs as you continue reading.
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