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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (無職転生〜異世界行ったら本気だす〜 Mushoku Tensei Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu) is an anime adaptation based on the fantasy light novel series written by Rifujin na Magonote. The series is being produced by Egg Firm and directed by Manabu Okamoto at Studio Bind.

An early broadcast of the first two episodes was released on December 27, 2020 on the NicoNico streaming service. The first cour officially began on January 10, 2021 and ended on March 21 and was re-broadcasted from July 11, while the second cour continuation was rescheduled to premiere in October, 2021.

The anime is licensed by Funimation for streaming in North America, Brazil, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Muse Communications acquired the license in South-east and South Asia. An English dub by Funimation was announced on February 13, 2021 and the first episode premiered on the next day February 14, 2021.

Background

Mushoku Tensei originated as a web novel series authored by Rifujin na Magonote. The web novel began serialization on November 22, 2012 on the user-generated website Shōsetsuka ni Naro and it quickly gained recognition on the site. The series was soon licensed by Kadokawa under Media Factory's MF Books imprint and officially began its light novel series publication on January 23, 2014 featuring illustrations by Shirotaka. A manga adaptation of the light novel illustrated by Yuka Fujikawa began shortly after on May 2, 2014.

Synopsis

"I'm going to get serious in this new world!"

A 34-years-old virgin, who is an unemployed recluse NEET, is kicked out of his house on the day of his parents' funeral and is run over by a truck, killing him. When he wakes up, he finds that he has been reborn as a baby in a different world of swords and sorcery!

The man who has been living like a piece of trash vows to live as a boy named Rudeus in the other world with all his might! What awaits Rudeus are a loli sorceress, his elf-eared childhood friend, a fierce tsundere lady, and a variety of other humans. He'll have to find his way to the top of the mountain through many hardships, adventures and battles.

A new life begins to unfold! The fantasy of a new life begins! [1]

Episode List

Episode Title Air Date
First Cour
01 Jobless Reincarnation
無職転生
January 10, 2021
02 Master
師匠
January 17, 2021
03 A Friend
友達
January 24, 2021
04 Emergency Family Meeting
緊急家族会議
February 31, 2021
05 A Young Lady and Violence
お嬢様と暴力
February 7, 2021
06 A Day Off in Roa
ロアの休日
February 14, 2021
07 What Lies Beyond Effort
努力の先にあるもの
February 21, 2021
08 Turning Point 1
ターニングポイント 1
February 28, 2021
09 A Chance Encounter
邂逅
March 7, 2021
10 The Value of a Life and the First Job
人の命と初仕事
March 14, 2021
11 Children and Warriors
子供と戦士
March 21, 2021

Music

Blu-ray

Main Cast

Character Japanese CV English CV
Rudeus Greyrat Yumi Uchiyama / Sugita Tomokazu Madeleine Morris / Ben Philips
Eris Boreas Greyrat Ai Kakuma Lindsay Seidel
Roxy Migurdia Konomi Kohara Michelle Rojas
Sylphiette Ai Kayano Emily Neves
Paul Greyrat Toshiyuki Morikawa Jared Smith
Zenith Greyrat Hisako Kanemoto Bryn Apprill
Lilia Lynn Dani Chambers
Ghislaine Dedoldia Megumi Toyoguchi Rachel Robinson
Ruijerd Superdia Daisuke Namikawa Christopher Wehkamp

Main Staff

Position Japanese English ADR
Director Manabu Okamoto Jeremy Inman
Assistant Director Hiroki Hirano Emily Fajardo
Series Composition Manabu Okamoto Madeleine Morris
Storyboard Manabu Okamoto / Hiroki Hirano N/A
Character Design Kazutaka Sugiyama N/A
Art Director Masakazu Miyake N/A
Color Design Makiko Doi N/A
Cinematography Shinji Tonsho N/A
Editor Akinori Mishima N/A
Sound Director Jin Aketagawa N/A
Sound Effects Ueno Tsutomu N/A
Music Yoshiaki Fujisawa N/A

Promotional Videos

Key Visuals

Brief History

  • On March 15, 2019, the official website of MF Books announced that an anime adaptation project of Mushoku Tensei would be produced. [2]
  • It was announced on October 16, 2019, with the release of the first promotional video that the adaptation will be a television series slated to premiere in October 2020. It was also revealed Manabu Okamoto will be directing the series at Studio Bind (along with other staff-member reveals) with Egg Firm producing the series. [3]
  • On June 19, 2020, however, it was announced the release has been delayed to 2021 and a new key visual was released. [4] The character voices of Rudeus Greyrat, Roxy Migurdia, Eris Boreas Greyrat and Sylphiette were also revealed. [5]
  • On July 8, 2020, the character voices of Paul Greyrat, Zenith Greyrat and Lilia were revealed along with the release of the second promotional video. [6]
  • On October 10, 2020, it was revealed Daisuke Namikawa will voice Ruijerd Superdia. [7] It was also announced that a smartphone RPG ‘’’Mushoku Tensei: Gemu ni Natte mo Honki Dasu’’’ was being developed by Aiming, and the website and Twitter account was publicized. [8]
  • On December 6, 2020, it was revealed Tomokazu Sugita will voice Rudeus Greyrat from the previous life, and he would also appear on the radio program ‘’’Mushoku Tensei: Kokoro no Koe’’’. [9] It was also announced the anime will start broadcasting from January 10, 2021 and the theme songs will be performed by Yuiko Ohara, along with the reveal of a new key visual. [10] [11]
  • Also, on December 6, 2020, Funimation licensed the series to stream it on its website in North America, Mexico, Brazil and the British Isles, in Europe through Wakanim, and in Australia and New Zealand through AnimeLab. [12]
  • On December 11, 2020, it was announced a special program featuring the main characters’ voice actresses will broadcast on December 27, 2020. And at the end of the program the first two episodes of the anime were broadcasted early on NicoNico platform (which required charges to watch). [13]
  • On January 7, 2020, Muse Communication licensed the series in Southeast Asia and South Asia to stream it on their Muse Asia YouTube channel, and on iQIYI and Bilibili in Southeast Asia. [14]
  • On January 27, 2021, it was revealed Megumi Toyoguchi will voice Ghislaine Dedoldia before the character’s debut in the next episode (4). [15]
  • On February 13, 2021, Funimation announced the series would be receiving an English dub, with the first episode premiering the next day. [16]
  • On February 18, 2021, it was announced Mushoku Tensei will have a stage event at AnimeJapan2021 on March 28 featuring Yumi Uchiyama, Tomokazu Sugita, Konomi Kohara, Ai Kayano, and Ai Kakuma. [17]
  • On February 25, 2021, it was announced Mushoku Tensei will have a stage event at Kadokawa’s Light Novel Expo 2020 on March 7 featuring Yumi Uchiyama and Ai Kakuma with a live performance by Yuiko Ohara. [18]
  • On February 26, 2021, the character voices for Orsted, Kishirika Kishirisu, Perugius Dola and Almanfi were revealed before the characters’ debut in the next episode (8). [19]
  • On March 4, 2021, a new promotional video was released for the commencement of the new arc in the next episode (9). [20]
  • On March 8, 2021, a day after the character’s debut in episode 9, it was announced Kujira (Wakako Matsumoto) is voicing Hitogami. [21]
  • On March 19, 2021, it was revealed Rie Tanaka and Yoshitada Otsuka will voice Elinalise Dragonroad and Talhand respectively, before the characters’ debut in the next episode (11). [22]
  • On May 19, 2021, it was announced the premiere of second cour which was slated for July was postponed to October and the anime will rebroadcast the first eleven episodes from July 11. The release of Blu-ray Chapter 3 and 4 were also delayed. [23] [24]

Trivia

  • Mushoku Tensei is Studio Bind's first independently produced show while also Toshiya Otomo(the Studio President)'s first solo led project.[25]
  • The first promotional video was the first footage the Studio produced with the contribution of Manabu Okamoto, Shingo Fujii, Ryo Imamura, and the staff that was involved at the point of the Studio's formation.[25]

External Links

See Also

Related Pages

References

  1. Official synopsis, translated
  2. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-03-15/mushoku-tensei-jobless-reincarnation-novels-get-anime-project/.144573
  3. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/第1弾pvを公開しました!/
  4. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/2021年放送開始!来年から本気出す!最新ビジュア/
  5. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/内山夕実、小原好美、加隈亜衣、-茅野愛衣の出演/
  6. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/最新pv解禁!森川智之、金元寿子、lynnの出演が決定/
  7. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/浪川大輔がルイジェルド役で出演決定/
  8. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/初のスマートフォンゲーム化決定!-『無職転生-~/
  9. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/1206-01/
  10. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/1206-03/
  11. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/1206-02/
  12. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-12-06/funimation-to-stream-mushoku-tensei-jobless-reincarnation-anime/.167140
  13. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/1211-3/
  14. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-01-07/iqiyi-adds-8-winter-2021-anime-for-southeast-asia/.168178
  15. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/獣族の女剣士・ギレーヌ役で豊口めぐみが出演決/
  16. https://www.funimation.com/blog/2021/02/13/mushoku-tensei-jobless-reincarnation-english-dub-announced/
  17. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/210218-1/
  18. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/210225-1/
  19. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/210226-1/
  20. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/210304-1/
  21. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/210307-1/
  22. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/210319-1/
  23. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/210519-01/
  24. https://mushokutensei.jp/news/210519-02/
  25. 25.0 25.1 https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2021-04-09/mushoku-tensei-jobless-reincarnation-director-and-producer/.170995

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