"The Monster of the Abyss" (奈落の底の化け物, Naraku no Soko no Bakemono?) is the first episode of the anime adaptation. It aired in Japan on July 8, 2019.

It was pre-screened along with the second episode during the "Arifureta: Strongest Week Event" on July 7, 2019.

Synopsis Edit

After he and his entire class are summoned to another world, Hajime Nagumo finds himself extremely underpowered and at the mercy of the Labyrinth.

Summary Edit

The episode begins with Hajime Nagumo being thrown into the abyss of the Great Orcus Labyrinth. At the bottom, he quickly finds monsters stronger than he's ever seen. One of them, a bear like monstrosity, tears off his left arm and eats it right in front of him. Hajime escapes by transmuting his way deep into the ground. By a stroke of luck, he finds a Divinity Stone that creates a constant, nigh-unlimited pool of Ambrosia, allowing him to staunch the bleeding of his now-missing arm.

In a few flashbacks, it is revealed that Hajime was pushed into the abyss by one of his classmates after trying to save Kaori from a Behemoth. Hajime is stuck in the Abyss, and starts to break due to intense hunger. He eventually loses reason, and begins to hunt the extremely strong wolves by using traps. Upon eating one, the cells of the monster change his DNA, and only the constant healing from the Ambrosia saves him. His body transforms, becoming much stronger due to the constant healing of his muscles that keep getting torn apart from the symbiosis of his DNA and the monster's.

After his transformation, he uses his Transmutation skill to create powerful weaponry through trial-and-error, eventually creating his first pistol: Donner. He uses it to hunt the rabbit and bear predators before looking for a way further into the abyss.

Characters Edit

Characters in italics debuted here.

Locations Edit

Types of Monsters Edit

  • Traum Soldiers
  • Behemoth
  • Twin-tailed Wolves
  • Kickmaster Rabbit
  • Claw Bear

Differences Edit

  • In the LN, it is shown how the entire class is transferred to Tortus as well as how bad Hajime is treated by his classmates for his otaku habits and later his lack of any sort of combat ability. While in the Anime, the entire transfer scene is completely skipped over, while Hajime's abuse is briefly touched upon via flashbacks.
  • Hajime killing a monster in the first floor of the labyrinth is omitted in the Anime.
  • In the LN, the creature that Hajime and others fight in the 20th floor of the labyrinth is a gorilla-like monster that can camouflage itself. While in the Anime, is a humanoid lizard that is covered in fur.
  • In the LN, Kouki uses "Celestial Flash" on the monster on the 20th floor, and Meld scolds him for using a powerful spell in a confined space.
  • In the LN, Hajime jumps on top of the behemoth in an attempt to further slow it down by transmuting the bridge around its entire body.
  • In the LN, Hajime dries off his clothes using fire magic after landing in the abyss.
  • In the LN, Hajime doesn't know of the names of the "Divinity Stone" and "Ambrosia" until after he meets Yue. While in the Anime, he first reads about them while he is studying in the Heiligh Kingdom's library.
  • In the LN, the meeting between Kaori and Hajime takes place at an inn run at Horaud Town where the labyrinth is located and happens the previous night before the incident occurs. While in the Anime, it takes place in Hajime's room in the Royal Palace and occurs six days before the training at the labyrinth takes place.
  • Hajime's meeting with Kaori in his room is longer in the LN.
  • In the LN, Hajime kills the twin-tailed wolves by encasing them in the wall with his transmutation while hiding from their sight, and stabbing them afterwards. While in the Anime, Hajime lures the wolves into a pitfall trap before filling it up with earth and then stabbing them.
  • In the LN, Hajime knows that eating monster meat is lethal to humans, but forgets this fact due to his intense hunger. While in the Anime, Hajime doesn't know this fact until after he eats one of the twin-tailed wolves.
  • In the LN, it is not mentioned if Hajime took the Claw Bear's fur after defeating it.

External Links Edit

Anime Episodes
Season 1
Episode 01  •  Episode 02  •  Episode 03  •  Episode 04  •  Episode 05  •  Episode 05.5  •  Episode 06
Episode 07  •  Episode 08  •  Episode 09  •  Episode 10  •  Episode 11  •  Episode 12  •  Episode 13
Prologue  •  Special 01  •  Special 02
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