So, what does it take to go from commonplace to the world’s strongest? Money? Guts? The power of light novels?

On Saturday, J-Novel Club announced that they acquired the global English digital rights to Ryo Shirakome and illustrator by Takayaki’s Arifureta: From Commonplace To World’s Strongest. The first 40 pages are available on J-Novel Club as a free preview, while J-Novel Club members are able to read half of the first volume.

Arifureta: From Commonplace To World’s Strongest is currently published by Overlap, Inc. The series first hit bookstores on June 25, 2015 and spans five volumes. The most recent entry was released in Japan on Christmas day, 2016.

J-Novel Club describes the series as:

Seventeen year old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku’s wet dream quickly turns into Hajime’s nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime’s job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith’s level of strength?

Source: J-Novel Club (Press Release)