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), abbreviated as Mushoku Tensei (無職転生), is a Japanese media franchise originally created by Rifujin na Magonote as a series of novel from which various adaptations and derivative works sprang from.
Mushoku Tensei originated as a web-based novel series hosted on the website Shosetsuka ni Naro which ran between November 22, 2012 and April 3 of 2015. In just a year of serialization of the web-novel, Media Factory acquired the rights to publish the story in light novel format under their MF Books imprint and the first volume was launched on January 23, 2014. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the light novel under their Airship imprint for localization in English.
A manga adaptation of the light novel illustrated by Yuka Fujikawa began serialization on May 2, 2014. The manga is published by Media Factory under their Monthly Comic Flapper, a monthly Seinen manga magazine and the first volume was launched on October 23, 2014. A side-story manga featuring the character Roxy Migurdia illustrated by Nogiwa Kaede began serialization on December 21, 2017 under Kadokawa Shoten's Comic Walker magazine. Seven Seas Entertainment also licenses the manga for localization in English.
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.
- Main article: Web Novel
Rifujin na Magonote published his work on the online web novel website, Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Shortened to Syosetu); the first chapter was uploaded on November 22, 2012.
- Main article: Light Novel
In November 2013, the author announced his work was to released as a light novel under Media Factory's MF Books imprint; regardless, the author stated his intentions to continue publishing his chapters online. The illustrator for the light novel is a Pixiv user called SiroTaka. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the light novels for publication in North America.
- Main article: Manga
In the May 2014 issue of Monthly Comic Flapper, it was announced that the manga adaptation of Mushoku Tensei by Yuka Fujikawa would premiere in the June issue; though Yuka is the author of the manga series, character designs are credited to SiroTaka. Media Works collected the individual chapters into tankōbon volumes; the first volume was released in October 2014. In January 2015, Seven Seas Entertainment announced its licensing of the manga series for localization in North America under the title Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation.
- Main article: Anime
On March 15, 2019, the official website of MF Books announced that an anime adaptation project of Mushoku Tensei would be produced.
- http://mypage.syosetu.com/mypageblog/view/userid/288399/blogkey/788836/ "Light Novel adaptation"
- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/01/07/seven-seas-licenses-akuma-no-riddle-golden-time-mermaid-in-my-tub-and-mushoku-tensei-manga "Seven Seas Licenses Akuma no Riddle, Golden Time, Mermaid in My Tub, and Mushoku Tensei Manga"
- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-03-15/mushoku-tensei-jobless-reincarnation-novels-get-anime-project/.144573 "Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Novels Get Anime Project"