Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation is an anime series in the isekai genre that will meet with the audience in January 2021. This anime, which managed to stand out among hundreds of works in the ‘isekai‘ genre, was adapted from a light novel series written by Rifujin na Magonote. The anime adaptation of the light novel, which has been running since 2014, was announced in March 2019 and was originally released on January 11, 2021. Licensed by Funimation, it was broadcast on many local networks such as Tokyo MX, KBS, BS11, SUN. At the head of the anime is Studio Bind, a fairly new studio. Mushoku Tensei is the first and so far the only anime of Studio Bind, a joint project of Egg Firm and White Fox, which we know from many successful animes such as Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World. It looks like we will see good animes from the studio in the future as well. But for now, fans only have one question, when will new episodes of Mushoku Tensei be released?
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What is the plotline of Mushoku Tensei?
An otaku who was bullied and humiliated by people in his past life and locked himself in the house one day dies after his heroic attempt. But he opens his eyes as a baby in a different world as Rudeus Greyrat. The first child of a very charming family, Redeus’ mind is still 30 years old and has not broken away from his past. He will discover the magic with the help of a sorcerer named Roxy.
After a long time, life gave him a chance and put a smile on his face. And now it’s time to let go of past life regrets and embark on an adventure to become a better person.
What makes it different from the other isekai animes?
A lazy, nerdy, useless, and self-destructive person who led a miserable early life after a heroic attempt to save a life one day wakes up in another realm and finally defeats the Demon King. Yes, I’m sure you’ve heard this kind of story a thousand times before, but what makes it different and makes it popular worldwide?
Although the story is common, the way it is told is very different. In general, the main character’s life is described in a few sentences or a few scenes in classic isekai animations and disappears completely after the first episode. But things don’t work that way this time. Although our character has come to a different world, his traumas and habits don’t let him go. And these traumas actually become an obstacle to the character at each developmental stage and reflect this emotion to the audience.
He tries new ways not to experience the regrets of his old life again and starts with the first spellbook he finds at home. Rudeus, who achieved great success on his first attempt, devotes himself to magic.
Actually, there is not a big battle part in the anime; instead, there are war scenes interspersed little by little, but it suits the series better in this way. In the drawings, Studio Bind did a very successful job, although it is a new studio. The viewers have already noticed the small details that the studio has placed uniquely.
When is the second part of Mushoku Tensei? (Episode 12-23)
At first, you might have thought that episode 11 was a season finale. However, this is tricky. The first season of the anime is set to have 23 episodes. The first part of the series, which will be published in two parts, was published between January 11, 2021 – March 22, 2021. The second part of the anime was announced to release July 11, 2021. However, according to the official announcement by the production team, the part 2 release date was postponed. The second part of the anime will begin airing in October 2021. On the other hand, a second season of the anime has not been officially announced yet.
Manga status: will there be more seasons of the anime?
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the original of the series is a light novel series written by Rifujin na Magonote and illustrated by Shirotaka. The series, published by Media Factory since January 23, 2014, has reached 24 volumes in total. The last volume of the light novel was published on December 25, 2020, and is still ongoing. Besides, it is possible to follow the anime officially in English thanks to the publishing of Seven Seas Entertainment. In the first season of the anime, the first 3 volumes of the light novel were adapted. And the remaining part 2 is likely to be adopted up to the 6th volume. It seems that the source material is available to see more than one new season.
Disc sales and popularity
Meanwhile, on April 21, 2021, the first-volume discs of the anime went on sale. The anime, which sold 4,385 units, seem to have reached their targets. This sales figure is promising for a second season. The anime, which also has a good Google search volume, is followed by 91k people on Twitter. It’s one of the best debuting anime of the winter of 2021. The anime’s first part will be re-aired in Tokyo MX and BS11 as of July 11, 2021, and it means it gets more popularity in Japan. It seems that all the main conditions for the anime to have a second season are now met. We will update our article as updated information about the series comes to light; stay tuned!