Rifujin na Magonote is the pseudonym of a Japanese author best known for his original novel series - Mushoku Tensei and Orc Eroica.
Magonote rarely appears on-camera and likes to keep his privacy. When he does make an appearance, he wears a characteristic helmet to cover his face. This helmet is of the same model donned by Orsted (a character in Mushoku Tensei) to keep his curse at bay.
Magonote first started uploading his work on the user-generated novel publishing site, Shosetsuka ni Naro in November of 2012. His first upload was the web novel "Mushoku Tensei". The series quickly gained the support of readers, hitting number one on the site’s combined popularity ranking within 1 year of publication. Within the next one-and-half years, Kadokawa licensed the Mushoku Tensei series under their MF Books imprint and started publishing the story as a light novel with illustrations by a Pixiv user - Shirotaka. The first volume was shipped on January 23 of 2014.
In 2019, he started a web novel titled "Orc Hero Tales" on Shosetsuka ni Naro, which in the subsequent year was also acquired by Kadokawa and started publishing the story in light novel format under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. The illustrations were provided by ero-doujinshi artist - Asanagi. The first volume was shipped on July 17 of 2020.
List of Works
|Mushoku Tensei ||Web Novel||Completed||November 22, 2012 - April 3, 2015|
|Subjugation of the Great Dragon King ||Web Novel||Completed||March 3, 2013|
|Vegetarian Telepathist ||Web Novel||Completed||April 10 - April 16, 2013|
|Sequel to Jack The Immortal! Returns ||Web Novel||Completed||August 8, 2013|
|Mushoku Tensei ||Light Novel||Ongoing||January 23, 2014 -|
|Mushoku Tensei ||Manga||Ongoing||May 2, 2014 -|
|Mushoku Tensei: The Identity of Santa Claus ||Web Novel||Completed||December 25, 2014|
|Mushoku Tensei: Redundancy ||Web Novel||Completed||May 5, 2015 - September 9, 2017|
|Mushoku Tensei: Feelings of Reindeer ||Web Novel||Completed||December 25, 2015|
|Protein Quest Builders ||Web Novel||Completed||February 17, 2016|
|Jobless Oblige ||Web Novel||Completed||May 1 - May 5, 2016|
|Gerard The Super Handsome and His Merry Band of Friends ||Web Novel||Completed||June 21 - June 25, 2016|
|Old Dragon's Tale ||Web Novel||Completed||October 25, 2016 - March 6, 2017|
|Mushoku Tensei: Santa Claus Newcomer ||Web Novel||Completed||December 25, 2016|
|A Room That Needs to be Ranked Number One on a Novel Submission Site to Escape ||Web Novel||Completed||June 16 - June 18, 2017|
|Mushoku Tensei: Roxy Gets Serious ||Manga||Ongoing||December 21. 2017|
|Mushoku Tensei: Even if it's 4-Koma, I'll Get Serious ||Manga||Ongoing||October 25, 2018|
|Orc Hero Tales ||Web Novel||Ongoing||January 8, 2019 -|
|Mushoku Tensei: Chaos Breaker of the Holy Night ||Web Novel||Completed||December 25, 2019|
|Orc Hero Tales ||Light Novel||Ongoing||July 17, 2020 -|
- Magonote penned the story of "The Conquest of the Dragon King" (which was later published as an extension story of Mushoku Tensei) three years prior to starting the official main story. He scrapped the idea due to the story structure being too hard to understand.
- He was inspired by works uploaded on Syosetsu. He loves fighting games and cream puffs
- His favourite ramen is Chashu (braised pork-belly ramen)
- Rifujin na Magonote's furigana is written as "Magonote Sodo (Sword)" (マゴノテ ソード)
- Twitter: @Magote_rihujin
- Shosetsuka ni Naro: 理不尽な孫の手
- MyAnimeList: Rifujin na Magonote
- AniList: Rifujin na Magonote
- Wikipedia (Japanese): 理不尽な孫の手
- Light Novel Volume 3 Afterwords