Arifureta Volume 3 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Volume 3 by Ryo Shirakome.
Arifureta’s third volume aims to fill the missing masochism component in Hajime’s harem.

TITLE: Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
AKA: Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou, ありふれた職業で世界最強, From Common Job Class to the Strongest in the World
AUTHOR: Ryo Shirakome
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): October 7, 2017
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PUBLISHER (Japan): Overlap Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 25, 2016
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (most recent released May 24, 2017)

From the back cover:

Meetings old and new await our hero, who has begun to walk down the path of the world’s strongest. Along with some farewells… After clearing the Reisen Labyrinth, Hajime and Yue welcome Shea into their party and make for the independent city-state of Fuhren. They get roped into helping the adventurer’s guild look for a certain missing person, leading to an unexpected reunion with someone Hajime thought he’d never see again. Shortly thereafter, Hajime has a run-in with one of the strongest creatures in the world, a black dragon. Does Hajime have the resolve to bear the burden of being the strongest!?