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"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 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.

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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.
  • In the LN, Hajime didn'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 a 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 it is not mentioned if Hajime took the fur of the Claw Bear after defeating it.

External Links Edit

Anime Episodes
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
Extras
Special 01  •  Special 02
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