Have you read the light novels written by Rifujin na Magonote?
To be specific, I’m talking about Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel series. It’s one of the highly ranked light novels in the Syosetu’s ranking & T-site’s novel popularity polls.
Because of its increasing popularity, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation was announced to air as anime television series on October 19, 2019.
Earlier, its premiere was scheduled for 2020. However, just like some other anime show, it was delayed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, the makers have confirmed its release date along with new cast member & first smartphone game based on the anime.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Plot
A 34-year-old Japanese NEET is kicked out of his house following the death of his parents. He intercepts a speeding truck heading towards a group of teenagers and pulls one of them out of the way before dying.
Awakening in a baby’s body, he realizes he has been reincarnated in a world of sword and sorcery. While initially indulging in his perversion, he resolves to become successful in his new life, discarding his past identity for his new life as Rudeus Greyrat.
Due to his genetic factor and early training, Rudeus becomes highly skilled at magic. During his childhood, he becomes a student of Roxy Migurdia, friend to Sylphiette, and teacher to Eris Boreas Greyrat.
Shortly after, a teleportation catastrophe scatters many people around the world, and Rudeus resolves to escort Eris home. During his journey, Rudeus receives advice from the mysterious Human-God and befriends Ruijerd Superdia. Successfully escorting Eris home, a misunderstanding with her leaves Rudeus heartbroken.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Premiere Date & Cast Details
Based on the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel series, the anime series will air its premiere episode in January 2021. As for the cast, Daisuke Namikawa will play the role of warrior Ruijerd Superdia of the Superd race along with the existing cast members:
- Yumi Uchiyama as Rudeus Greyrat
- Ai Kakuma as Eris Boreas Greyrat
- Konomi Kohara as Roxy Migurdia
- Ai Kayano as Sylphiette
- Toshiyuki Morikawa as Paul Greyrat
- Hisako Kanemoto as Zenith Greyrat
- Lynn as Lillia
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Upcoming Game
Distributer Beaglee & Developer Aiming has decided to create a free-to-play role-playing game.
A game that’s completely based on Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. The upcoming will come with multiple in-app purchases for Android & iOS users. During this special announcement, they even released a promotional video for the game, which you can watch from below:
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Anime Series Spoilers
The upcoming anime series will be based on Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel series. So, it’s obvious for the anime series to begin with a similar storyline.
In the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel series, the story follows a 34-years-old unemployed otaku. He reaches a dead end in his life & decides to change his life. But suddenly, he’s run over by a truck & instantly dies.
Then comes another shocker. He’s now reborn in a strange new world of Swords & Magic into an infant’s body. With the memory of his past list, he has got the identity of Rudeus Grayrat.
That’s the complete plot. As the story will progress, you’ll witness him growing from infancy to adulthood.
How he struggles to redeem himself in a dangerous world?
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Review
As an entry in the modern isekai genre, Mushoku Tensei falls short in terms of storytelling, in particular pacing and world-building. It’s hard to care about the rather shallow and bland characters.
The characters are difficult to relate too and both their interactions and behaviours are at times hard to believe– they also don’t seem to matter to the on-rails story to begin with. It plays the stereotypes and tropes of the genre entirely straight but somehow manages to feel patchy and disjointed nevertheless.
I get the feeling this is another example of a work that is best appreciated somewhere inbetween the novel and adaptations, but neither rendition will really stand on its own– an unfortunate reality of so much isekai. Every plot device is a “deus ex machina”, which is really quite unfortunate, and I’m guessing there will be tons of plot armour as the action picks up.
It is on the other hand quite a popular release, especially among younger readers. For readers who are looking for a no-frills, played-straight iseaki without any twists or complications, it might make for a good page-turner over the summer holidays.
However, for veterans of the genre there really are no redeeming qualities beyond the acceptable artwork. That being said, there are definitely much worse examples of terrible storytelling in isekai out there, but if you’re expecting an interesting fantasy world or a new take on the isekai premise, this is definitely not it.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation was first introduced in April 2014 as a light novel series. Then because of its increasing popularity, it was adopted as manga series. Kadokawa’s Comic Flapper magazine published the first magazine in October 2019.
As of October 2018, the novel & manga series sold a combined print of 2.2 million copies in Japan. That’s not it.
Its novel series ranked #8 in the 2019 Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! tankōbon list. These stats are limited to Japan only.
Looking at the immense response to Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation manga & light novel series, it would expect the upcoming anime series & video game to get an even bigger response.
There’s still some time left in the release of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. So, in the meanwhile, switch to manga here and start reading this amazing manga series.