Mushoku Tensei light novels coming to an end in Volume 26

Mushoku Tensei anime cover
Mushoku Tensei anime cover. Pic credit: IMDB

Over the past ten years, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation has kept fans occupied, but everything must come to an end. It appears that the Mushoku Tensei light novels are about to end, just as their original book series did years ago.

The famous light novels by Rifujin na Magonote will conclude in Volume 26 soon, according to a Media Factory update that just went live.

Mushoku Tensei’s final volume

This update states that the book’s special edition will be available in Japan in late November. This nullifies the need to speculate on how soon the light novel will end. If it does conclude this fall, Mushoku Tensei will commemorate the light novels’ eighth anniversary just before things end.

Furthermore, it is reasonable to expect that Mushoku Tensei would become reticent, considering that the original books had 25 volumes.

The franchise will continue after this finale. The 17 volumes of the Mushoku Tensei manga are available online. The popular anime series is another matter to take into account. Mushoku Tensei was hailed with acclaim in its first 23 episodes when Studio Bind commissioned its adaptation of the anime in 2021.

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Is Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation worth the hype?

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation was an anime series that had it all, including an intriguing premise, a terrific cast of characters, and outstanding animation.

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It stands to reason that it is regarded by many as the best anime to have emerged in 2021, given all these positive factors. Sadly, it contains one significant flaw — its protagonist — which has the potential to wreck the entire series.

The man brought back to life as a child in this new universe is called Rudeus Greyrat. This reincarnation is essentially a second chance for him as he was born again with all his memories and personality from his previous life intact. He is fully equipped with the information and experience accumulated over his former life’s 34 years, which also offers him a more mature viewpoint.

Rudeus had lived alone since graduating from high school in his former life. He gave up on life after being ruthlessly abused by his peers and refused to ever leave his house out of dread of suffering any more abuse.

Due to this, he effectively became a hermit and a recluse who depended on the generosity and compassion of his parents to survive. It’s easy to empathize with him, given what occurred, but to say that he ended up being or, perhaps, was always a creepy pervert would be a gross understatement.

An overbearing main character

The worst thing Rudeus has done is grooming, albeit everything mentioned previously is horrible enough. He discreetly manipulates girls who haven’t even reached puberty into finding him handsome and falling in love by drawing on his understanding of human behavior and his adult viewpoint from his previous existence.

Rudeus invariably begins making plans to entice girls of his age to want to have s*x with him the moment he meets them (as in the age he is in his new existence).

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Rudeus Greyrat the main character Mushoku Tensei.
Rudeus Greyrat, the main character of Mushoku Tensei. Pic credit: Studio Bind

The entire situation is ridiculously perverted and morally unacceptable. Although he is physically the same age as the girls he is doing this with, cognitively, he is far older than them — by more than 30 years!

That being said, it’s a shame that this is the main character of such a fantastic show since it, in itself, is excellent. Even Rudeus’ development and adventures are fascinating to follow. It is, unfortunately, difficult to disregard the elements that should never have been part of the show in the first place once his real character is considered.

Is it worthwhile to watch Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation? Yes, but can it ever entirely escape the gloomy shade cast by its main character? Let’s find out.

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