TL;DR The Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 anime is officially confirmed to drop in Spring 2024 due to the popularity of the show but the exact date probably won’t be revealed until March 2024. Read more below for a much deeper dive!
The Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 release date has been confirmed for April 2024, the Spring 2024 anime season.
The 25 episodes of the second season will be collected into four Blu-ray volumes in Japan between October 18, 2023, and September 18, 2024.
The anime has captured the hearts of many with its enthralling narrative and relatable protagonist, Rudeus Greyrat. The finale in Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 12 left viewers at a cliffhanger, but the good news is that they won’t have to wait years for the continuation.
Despite the longer-than-usual wait the continuation should not be confused with the Mushoku Tensei Season 3 anime, which is also already in the works according to anime news leakers! What’s more, author Rifujin na Magonote may have indirectly confirmed these leaks in a public comment.
This article provides everything that is known about Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2/Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Season 2 Part 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.
Why the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 release date is in April 2024
As of the last update, publisher Kadokawa, producer EGG FIRM, Studio Bind, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the exact Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 release date. However, it’s known that the season will resume in April 2024.
One huge factor is that Studio Bind’s schedule is (apparently) wide open when it comes to projects where they are the lead animation studio although, like most studios, they’ll take on side work in addition to other projects. For example, in early 2023 the studio adapted the Onimai: I’m Now Your Sister! manga series into an anime season.
The company was formed to create Mushoku Tensei as a joint venture between EGG FIRM and Studio White Fox, but that’s not its sole purpose for existing. In an official document released in October 2019 by production company EGG FIRM, it is stated that “Studio Bind will use this work [Mushoku Tensei] as a launchpad for its full-scale animation production business.”
“In order to make this work into an anime, we decided that we needed a system that would allow us to move forward with the project in a continuous, long-term, and systematic manner. By setting up a separate studio from the existing WHITE FOX studio, we will be able to concentrate more on the production of Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu,” the document stated. “Studio Bind will be able to deliver superior works to the world by combining the know-how cultivated by the companies involved. Studio Bind will continue to contribute to the animation field.”
What jumps out is that they specifically state that the overall anime project is intended to be produced in a “continuous, long-term, and systematic manner.” While that’s hardly a confirmation of Mushoku Tensei Season 3, it would make sense for the company to be prepared for that eventuality based on their history.
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 13 will restart the TV series and will run until June 2024, rounding off the 2nd season with a total of 25 episodes. The second part will comprise 12 episodes, while the first part aired from July 3 to September 25, 2023.
This is what is called split-cour anime season, which is where a single anime season takes a multi-month break before resuming TV broadcasting. Typically, the break is only three months, or 1 cour, but in this case the producers probably gave extra time to ensure that the animation production schedule does not run into any hiccups that would impact quality or delay the release of episodes.
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 English dub release date
The Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 English dub will most likely be released on Crunchyroll, as the platform hosted the English dub for the previous seasons. Here are the main English dub cast members from the first part of Season 2:
- Benjamin Diskin as Rudeus Greyrat
- Ben Phillips as Old Japanese Rudeus
- Jackie Lastra as Eris Boreas Greyrat
- Dani Chambers as Lilia Greyrat
- Jared Smith as Paul Greyrat
- Michelle Rojas as Roxy Migurdia
- Bryn Apprill as Zenith Greyrat
The Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 English dub release date hasn’t been announced yet.
In early March 2022, Sony announced that Funimation was being merged into the Crunchyroll streaming app. As such, any previously dubbed episodes should be shifted over. Future projects should also be moved over there.
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Episode 13 anime spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)
Note: These spoilers assume that Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 will pick up the story again in light novel Volume 10.
The last time anime audiences watched the TV show, Rudeus finally realizes that Fitz is Sylphy! Not only are they physically united, they emotionally bond and their time together finally cures Rudeus of his impotence caused by the trauma of Eris leaving him.
Rudeus’ transition into a new phase of life begins as he delves into research, house-hunting, and… meticulous wedding planning! However, an unexpected letter bearing shocking news disrupts the young couple’s domestic dreams, hinting at unresolved issues from Rudeus’ past that continue to haunt him, including encounters with a mysterious white-masked girl.
Rudeus has adventured across continents yet none of it has prepared him to watch his little sisters Aisha and Norn when his father Paul unexpectedly dumps the two preteen girls on his doorstep. Can Rudeus rise to the occasion yet again, or will parenting two girls be the ordeal that ultimately defeats him?!
Mushoku Tensei light novels’ ending in 2022 merely finishes… the intro to the Six-Sided Universe?!
Like many isekai anime, the story began life as a Mushoku Tensei web novel series that was self-published on Shosetsuka ni Naro (Let’s Become a Novelist) by author Rifujin na Magonote from November 2012 through April 2015. The 264 chapters were divided by the creator into 25 volumes (24 if you exclude the Volume 20.5 intermission).
The Japanese title can be literally translated into English as Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go to Another World.
Mushoku Tensei: Redundancy is a series of 9 side stories that take place after web novel Volume 23 in the timeline. One of the Redundancy chapters, The Moment Aisha Greyrat Stopped Being a Maid, was deleted by the author due to its highly controversial themes, but it’s still considered memorable since the story events caused Rudy to tell his family about his reincarnation for the first time.
The second set of 5 side stories called Jobless Oblige was released in 2016. Chronologically, Jobless Oblige takes place in between the final two volumes of Redundancy and focuses on a character named Sieghart Saladin Greyrat.
Starting in April 2014, Kadokawa began publishing the Mushoku Tensei light novel adaptation under Media Factory’s MF Books imprint. The book art illustrator is Pixiv user ShiroTaka.
The light novel series ended with Mushoku Tensei Volume 26 on November 25, 2022. Mushoku Tensei Volumes 24 and 25 adapted web novel Volume 23, while Mushoku Tensei Volume 26 adapted the ending in web novel Volume 23 and 24.
In May 2014, Magonote began working with illustrator Yuka Fujikawa to serialize the Mushoku Tensei manga adaptation in Monthly Comic Flapper. As of July 22, 2023, the manga was up to Mushoku Tensei Volume 19.
Even as a web novel, the work was often the most popular on Syosetu’s rankings. By October 2019 the light novel/manga series was a huge hit, selling over 4 million copies in total.
The anime definitely had an impact on book sales. In late January 2021, there were over 5.6 million copies in circulation, but by the end of November 2021, Japanese newspapers reported that there were over 9.6 million copies in circulation. By February 2022, the series had reached the major milestone of 10 million copies in circulation. With over 13 million copies in circulation by Summer 2023, the series is already in the Top 10 best-selling light novels in history.
Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the official English translation of the light novel and manga. As of August 15, 2023, the English books were up to light novel Volume 23 (the ending of the adaptation of web novel Volume 22), while the English manga was up to Volume 18 by March 5, 2024.
Anime fans might be surprised to learn that all 26 light novels of the entire Mushoku Tensei book series is considered to be an introductory story in the overall Six-Sided Universe franchise.
Without getting into major spoilers, Rudeus’s story is like a prologue to a different character whose narrative point of view occurs near the ending of the series. The current story hasn’t even shown off God/Divine tier magic yet.
On January 15, 2021, Magonote wrote about his plans for the future of the Six-Sided Universe series. While the web novel’s ending foreshadowed a sequel years ago, Magonote has not started on the Mushoku Tensei sequel.
Unfortunately, his progress has been held up by health problems and also his work on the newer Orc Eroica series. Once he has healed enough Magonote will he turn his attention to writing the Mushoku Tensei “sequel” set in the Six-Side Universe. He also laments that his workload could double if an Orc Hero Story anime project happens.
It should also be noted that Maganote doesn’t even consider his plans for the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation sequel to be an actual sequel. On September 16, 2022, Maganote explained to fans on Twitter that the new story will be based in the Six-Sided Universe 80 years after the story events focused on Rudeus Greyrat and his family.
Lara Greyrat will be involved somehow, and the new book series wont’ be considered a spin-off but the author hasn’t even come up with a title for the new series yet. What’s more, Maganote only intends on starting work on the new Six-Sided Universe project “after the anime and the orcs are done. It depends on how long the anime lasts, so maybe 3-8 years later.”
It’s interesting how Maganote phrased that since he was referencing 2025 to 2030. So by saying the anime could end in 3 to 8 years he may have accidentally indirectly confirmed that Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 3 is already in the pre-production stage and intended for 2025.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation manga/light novels compared to the anime
Many light novel fans are happy when an anime adaptation stays true to the story rather than diverting into anime original territory. In this case, the original creator Maganote is personally involved in creating the anime episodes.
“I provided some help with the script, and to be honest, I don’t know if it turned out to be a good thing or if it would have been better if I hadn’t interfered at all. But at least for episodes 1 and 2, I think it turned out to be perfect for fans of the original story,” Maganote wrote.
Studio Bind’s director, who is also the writer, made the wise decision to make the anime a character-driven story where the past-life trauma of Rudy is juxtaposed against his new fantasy life. As such, the anime adaptation has been quite faithful to the source material.
The adaptation has been good although it has needed to skip or condense a fair amount of material, as might be expected by any anime adaptation of a book series. The stopping point of the first season corresponded to the ending of light novel/web novel Volume 6. For manga readers, that’s the ending of manga Volume 10: Chapter 51.
As Anime Geek predicted years ago, the 2nd season adapted Volumes 7 through 9 as a single cour. However, Season 2 Episode 12 surprised us a little by creating an ending by merging the ending of light novel Volume 9: Chapter 11 and the first chapter of Volume 10. Thus, it’s possible that Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 will adapt Volume 10 (the Newlyweds Arc), Volume 11 (the Sisters Arc), and also Volume 12 (the Labyrinth Arc).
Ending the 2nd season in this manner would allow for an action-based climax that also completes a major plot twist that occurs at the end of Volume 11. As such, Mushoku Tensei Season 3 will pick up the story again in Volume 13, the Everyday-life Arc.
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 cast
The Japanese cast from Season 2 Part 1 will continue their roles in Part 2. Here are the main cast members:
- Rudeus Greyrat: Yumi Uchiyama
- Roxy Migurdia: Konomi Kohara
- Eris Boreas Greyrat: Ai Kakuma
- Sylphiette: Ai Kayano
It seems that Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 will not require a new voice actor for teenage Rudeus Greyrat, but this is actually a surprise. On December 12, 2021, Rudeus voice actress Yumi Uchiyama tweeted that she was leaving the anime series after the ending of Season 1 Part 2.
“Thank you to everyone who watched the episode . I have been absent-minded for a while after watching this episode,” she tweeted. “The next episode will be the last. I would be grateful if you could watch it until the end.”
This original announcement was considered not a surprise at the time since there was a major time skip going into the second season. Female actresses will often play the roles of young boys, but Rudeus’ age at this point in the story is a major turning point in his growth from a child to an adult.
For example, the voice of young Rudeus for the English dub was Madeleine Morris, whereas the teen Rudeus was played by Benjamin Diskin, as previously noted.
However, on December 10, 2022, the official website announced that the Japanese voice actress will continue to play the main character Rudeus, who will grow into a young man in the 2nd season.
“I am very happy to announce that I will be playing the role of Rudeus in the second season of the show,” the voice actress said at the time. “The growth of Rudeus is a very important element in the work, so I am very proud that I was chosen after a thorough audition. I will take these feelings to heart and cherish them as I face the role of Rudeus.”
The official website relates that Ms. Uchiyama gave such a brilliant performance as Rudeus in the first season that she was given the opportunity to audition for the role of Rudeus a second time. As a result, the production team unanimously decided to continue casting Ms. Uchiyama as Rudeus.
While Ms. Uchiyama will continue to voice teenage Rudeus in Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2, the anime production committee hasn’t announced whether the pivotal role will require a new voice actor once Rudeus becomes an adult in future seasons once the character becomes closer to being an adult.
If there is a chance, it’s possible it could be Hiro Shimono since he voiced Rudeus in the CD drama that was bundled with light novel Volume 12. The voice actor is known for voicing Zenitsu in Demon Slayer, Dabi in My Hero Academia, and Connie in Attack On Titan.
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 studio and staff
The studio and staff for “Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2” include:
- Studio: Studio Bind
- Director: Hiroki Hirano
- Script Supervisor: Toshiya Ono
- Character Designer: Sanae Shimada
- Music Composer: Yoshiaki Fujisawa
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 OP and ED music
The Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music has not been revealed yet. However, the previous seasons had the following OP and ED music:
- Season 1:
- Season 2 Part 1:
- Opening: “Inori no Uta” by Yuiko Ōhara
- Ending: “Musubime” by Yuiko Ōhara
The music for the previous parts of Mushoku Tensei has been well-received, and fans are looking forward to what the new cour will bring in terms of musical expression.
Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Part 2 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!