mushoku tensei season 2

Mushoku Tensei Season 2: Release Date, Already Confirmed?

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. The anime is also broadcast globally on Hulu TV and gets the opportunity to reach many viewers worldwide. 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, will there be a second season of the anime?

What is the plotline of Mushoku Tensei?

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The picture from @Funimation / YouTube – Trailer

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.

Will there be a second season of Mushoku Tensei?

The anime’s first season, which was broadcast in 2 parts, ended on December 20, 2021. Some series share a renewal and hints about the new season in the final episodes, but there was no such announcement for Mushoku Tensei. At the time of writing, Studio Bind, Madia Factory, or any anime-related company has not yet renewed Mushoku Tensei for a second season. A new season of the anime may be longer than you expected. The previously published Part 2 came to the screens after a short break because it was already a part of the first season, but there is no clear information that preparations for a new season have begun.

Since there is no official news yet, we speculated about the possibility of a new season. Anime renewals are subject to certain manga and success criteria. Manga source material availability, popularity, exclusive distributors, disc sales will directly affect the decision of the new season. Let’s evaluate the possibility of a new season under these factors.

Manga

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 25 volumes in total. The last volume of the light novel was published on September 25, 2021, and is still ongoing. Besides, it is possible to follow the anime officially in English thanks to the publishing of Seven Seas Entertainment.

The continuation of the Light Novel series is a factor that increases the possibilities of the new season. Because a new anime season will increase light novel sales. But more importantly, is the original contain enough source material to create a new season currently or in the future. In the first season first part of the anime, the first 3 volumes of the light novel were adapted. The events up to the 6th volume were also adapted into the first season’s second part. As can easily be seen from here, enough source material is already available for more seasons.

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LN adaptation rate

Disc sales and popularity

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. Disc sales data for the second part have not been released yet. This sales figure is promising for a second season. The anime, which also has a good Google search volume, is followed by about 140k 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.

Other Factors

The anime studio of Mushoku Tensei, Studio Bind, is a fairly new animation studio founded in 2018 under Egg Firm and White Fox. The studio’s first and only production to date is Mushoku Tensei, and for a new animation studio, having a hit anime is invaluable. They will be open to new season chances in the future as it is currently the studio’s most valuable job.

Distributing by major distributors other than Funimation and Crunchyroll is another detail that increases the possibility of a new season. Luckily, Mushoku Tensei is distributed exclusively by a major distributor like Hulu TV other than Funimation. As this means an additional income, it will help the producers meet the new season’s financial requirements.

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2nd Season Chance of Mushoku Tensei
Popularity on Mynanimelist
93
Popularity on Social Media
86
Popularity on Google Searches
100
Success in Disc Sales
77
Positives
Perfect Reviews (8.35 on MA, 8.3 on IMDb)
Good Popularirty
Success in Disc Sales
Enough Light Novel Source Material Availability
Ongoing Light Novel
Big Distributor such as Hulu
Good Light Novel Sales (8.5+ million copies in print)
Additional Income with the Smarthpone Game
Fairly New Anime
Negatives
Only One Season
90
Renewal Possibility

The second season is already in production (?)

Finally, we would like to share a rumor about anime with you. It should be noted that there is no official data for now. A popular anime page with the username SugoiLITE stated that a Mushoku Tensei second and even third season is already in production. Official channels have not yet confirmed this news, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it turns out to be true as our expectations are already that the anime will have a new season.

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When is the second season of Mushoku Tensei?

The anime has not been renewed for a second season yet, but as a result of the analysis we made above, there will most likely be a new season of the anime. It already has sufficient source material and has a strong audience. When we look at disc sales and exclusive distributors, everything seems fine. However, since there is no renewal yet, it is difficult to predict the date of a new season. Considering the average renewal and production times, it seems we will be able to see a new season of the anime in the middle of 2023. Till then, we recommend you to watch, if you haven’t, My Next Life as a Villainess or That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime which are beloved animes in the same genre.