The official website for Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II, the highly anticipated second season of the beloved anime series, has announced that the second season will consist of two cours, spanning a total of 25 episodes. The second half of season 2 will air from April to June 2024.
The first half of the season premiered on Tokyo MX on July 2, with subsequent broadcasts on other networks. For international viewers, Crunchyroll is streaming the new season as it airs.
Based on the light novel series written by Rifujin na Magonote, this anime adaptation successfully brings to life the story of a man named Rudeus Greyrat, who finds himself reincarnated into a new world after an unfortunate or fortunate? End to his previous life.
Isekai. It’s a term we’ve all come to know and love. Amidst the countless number of isekai anime being released, Mushoku Tensei is, no doubt, a gem in the crowd. It’s entertained readers with the light novel for a decade now, and continues its journey through the anime adaptation we were so excited for.
Mushoku Tensei: Everything You Need to Know
Hiroki Hirano, the assistant director of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, has been announced as the new director at Studio Bind, replacing Manabu Okamoto. Joining the production team is Toshiya Ono, who will take over as the series script supervisor.
Sanae Shimada has been appointed as the new character designer. The returning staff includes Masakazu Miyake as the art director, Makiko Doi as the color key artist, Shinji Tonsho as the director of photography, Akinori Mishima as the editor, Jin Aketagawa as the sound director, and Yoshiaki Fujisawa as the musical composer.
The anime is being produced by EGG FIRM, with the opening theme song. Spiral, performed by LONGMAN, and the ending theme song, Musubime (Knot), performed by Yuiko Ōhara.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation follows Rudeus Greyrat, an unemployed 34-year-old who’s at the lowest point in his life. As with any other isekai, Rudeus is killed by truck-kun (a truck) and is reincarnated as a newborn in a world of magic and fantasy, still remembering his past life. He grabs this opportunity of a second life and sets out to never make the mistakes he made before.
The anime is set in a fantasy world where magic and mythical creatures exist. From scenic landscapes and majestic cities to dangerous dungeons and mystical areas, the world of Mushoku Tensei is detailed and visually pleasing. The world-building adds layers and a certain depth to the series.
Worth a Watch?
I cannot stress how much you should be watching Mushoku Tensei. One of the greatest isekai to be written, this series takes it slow to develop into a great read and watch. You can see the amount of effort put into the story and setting through the world-building and introduction of characters in the light novel.
The character development in Mushoku Tensei is highly praiseworthy. It’s clear that Rudeus isn’t meant to be liked from the beginning, as his past life paints him as a societal failure with numerous flaws. But, these flaws make him relatable and leave room for growth and change in his second life. A refreshing take on the isekai genre, Mushoku Tensei actually has a well-developed plot and purpose.
Humor in this anime is subjective, and this aspect of the show is where mixed feelings come in. Not following common comedy, Mushoku Tensei does include comedic moments, but some of them can be considered inappropriate. The main character’s perverted nature and the presence of pedophilic jokes may make some viewers uncomfortable.
Nonetheless, Mushoku Tensei is definitely a must-watch, especially if you’re new to isekai animes.