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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 a series of high fantasy light novel written by Japanese author Rifujin na Magonote featuring illustrations by Shirotaka. Set in a fictional swords and sorcery-styled world known as the Six-Faced World, the story follows a jobless recluse getting involved in a traffic accident who ends up getting reincarnated as Rudeus Greyrat, son of a village knight and a healer. The series is structured as a coming-of-age story of Rudeus journeying through the experiences of growing up and leading a decent life, something he never achieved in his past life.

The series began with the first book released on January 23, 2014, by Media Factory under their MF Books imprint. The main story concluded with the 26th volume released on November 25, 2022.


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.[1] 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.[2]

A manga adaptation of the light novel illustrated by Yuka Fujikawa began shortly after on May 2, 2014, published by Media Factory and serialized in Monthly Comic Flapper magazine.[3]. And a TV-series anime adaptation produced by Egg Firm and animated by Studio Bind began on January 10, 2021.[4]

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the light novel under their Airship imprint for localization in English on July 18, 2018.[5] The first paperback volume was launched on May 21, 2019. A revised edition of the first 9 volumes of the English light novel was issued on March 2021 following claims of content censorship. [6]


An unnamed 34-year-old Japanese NEET is evicted from his home following his parents' death. Upon some self-introspection, he concludes that his life was ultimately pointless. He intercepts a speeding truck heading towards a group of teenagers in an attempt to do something meaningful for once in his life and manages to pull one of them out of harm's way before dying. Awakening in a baby's body, he realizes he has been reincarnated in a world of sword and sorcery. He resolves to become successful in his new life, discarding his past identity for his new life as Rudeus Greyrat. Due to inherited affinity and early training, Rudeus becomes highly skilled at magic. During his childhood, he becomes a student of demon magician Roxy Migurdia, a friend to demihuman Sylphiette, and magic teacher to noble heiress Eris Boreas Greyrat.[7]

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Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi![8]
Year Category Position
2017 Tankōbon 4
2018 Tankōbon 7
2019 Tankōbon 8
2020 Tankōbon 4

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