After painstakingly wading through lava and flames in the previous episode, Arifureta Season 2 Episode 3 sees Hajime and friends surrounded by enemies in the pits of the planet. Were they able to escape? Let’s find out in this review!
Arifureta Season 2 Episode 3 Overview
Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Season 2 or Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Season 2 in original Japanese is an Isekai, fantasy and romance anime brought to the medium of anime by Studios Mother and asread. Asread is known for anime such as the first season of Arifureta and Mirai Nikki. Meanwhile, this season is Studio Mother’s first anime adaptation of any kind.
This season is being directed by Akira Iwanaga, the mind behind several anime projects such as Corpse Party and Kingdom. The series is adapted from a light novel written by Ryou Shirakome and TakayaKi. This episode of the show is thus also referred to as Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Season 2 Episode 3, and Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Season 2 Episode 3. Click here to read our review of the previous episode of the show.
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Arifureta Season 2 Episode 3 Review- Well, This Isn’t Safe
Every now and again, one has to indulge in opinions that aren’t remotely fresh or hot takes as they are currently known. There are only so many opinions that anyone can hold on a particular subject, and they will coincide with the greater public, however contrarian one tries to be. Basic opinions are all one can muster on a particular topic, especially if the subject of the opinion is as basic as the opinion itself. With these thoughts in mind, I would like to say that the latest episode was Arifureta was the most average, or basic, episode of any anime I’ve ever seen.
Our team got sucker-punched at the end of the last episode by Freid, the show’s new monster of the week. Speaking of bad guys, Freid is certainly one of them. That’s all you can say about him right now. He is red, angry, and speaks like a Shakespeare cast extra. He is also just powerful enough and has enough minions to trouble the good guys for a little while, as the show bides its time and prepares for them to kill Freid off once and for all once he outgrows his use. He is that simple of a villain, and there’s nothing else to him besides this.
While the action scenes here look much better than when we first saw them in the previous season, they still mean just as little as they always have. There is no nuance or detail here, only combatants throwing fire and magic at each other like in any other show you will ever see. The heroes are never in any real danger, and thus, action scenes never seem to hold any weight or gravitas in this show. The same is the case for Arifureta Season 2 Episode 3.
This episode puts a spotlight on Tio, the perverted dragon who has been in the group since the tail-end of season 1. As I mentioned earlier, it is the most basic backstory anyone can have. Moreover, we have already seen the exact scene before in the show, making its appearance in Arifureta Season 2 Episode 3 utterly pointless. It does help the group gain an advantage over the villains, but it doesn’t matter much as the villain was always coming on top in this scenario, at least at first.
Another thing that hasn’t changed from Season 1 of the show is how little context it gives some scenes while still trying to make an entire storyline out of the same scenes. We had an entire arc of trying to find out who was it that betrayed Hajime in the first season when we barely saw the other students for about a minute before they got separated. This time, it was the ending of the episode that confused me, especially Tio’s actions and how they help Hajime in any way. This episode was a bit of a mess and not one that can be easily overlooked.
Arifureta Season 2 Episode 3 was an extremely basic and average episode, even by the show’s not-so-high standards. You’ve seen this episode a hundred times already without having watched this iteration once.
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