Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation is an anime series in the isekai genre that will meet the public in January 2021. This anime, which managed to stand out among hundreds of works in the ‘isekai‘ genre, was adapted from a light novel series written by Rifujin na Magonote. The anime adaptation of the light novel, which has been running since 2014, was announced in March 2019 and was originally released on January 11, 2021. Licensed by Funimation, it was broadcast on many local networks like Tokyo MX, KBS, BS11, SUN. At the head of the anime is Studio Binden, a fairly new studio. The anime will also be broadcast worldwide on Hulu TV and will have the chance to reach a lot of viewers worldwide. Mushoku Tensei is Studio Bind’s first and to date the only anime, a joint project of Egg Firm and white foxwhich we know from many successful animes such as Re:Zero − Starting a life in another world† It looks like we’ll be seeing good animes from the studio in the future as well. But for now, fans only have one question, will there be one second season from the anime?
What is Mushoku Tensei’s storyline?
An otaku who was bullied and humiliated by people in his past life and one day locked himself in the house, dies after his heroic attempt. But as a baby, he opens his eyes to another world as Rudeus Greyrat. The first child of a very charming family, Redeus’ ghost is still 30 years old and has not broken free from its past. He will discover the magic with the help of a wizard named Roxy.
After a long time, life gave him a chance and put a smile on his face. And now it’s time to let go of the regrets of the past and embark on an adventure to become a better person.
What makes it different from the other isekai anime?
A lazy, nerdy, useless and self-destructive person who lived a miserable young life after a heroic attempt to save a life, wakes up one day in another realm and ends up defeating the Demon King. Yes, I’m sure you’ve heard stories like this a thousand times before, but what makes it different and popular worldwide?
While the story is common, the way it is told is very different. In general, the main character’s life is described in a few sentences or a few scenes in classic isekai animations and disappears completely after the first episode. But that’s not how it works this time. Although our character has come to another world, his traumas and habits do not let go of him. And these traumas at each stage of development become an obstacle for the character and reflect this emotion on the audience.
He tries new ways of not reliving the regrets of his old life and starts with the first spellbook he finds at home. Rudeus, who achieved great success on his first attempt, devotes himself to magic.
Actually, there is no major fighting part in the anime; instead, war scenes have been interspersed little by little, but it fits the series better this way. In the drawings, Studio Bind has done a very successful job, although it is a new studio. The viewers have already noticed the small details that uniquely placed the studio.
Will there be a second season of Mushoku Tensei?
The anime’s first season, which aired in 2 parts, ended on December 20, 2021. Some series share an extension and hints about the new season in the final episodes, but there was no such announcement for Mushoku Tensei. At the time of writing, Studio Bind, Madia Factory, or any other anime-related company have not yet renewed Mushoku Tensei for a second season. A new season of the anime may take longer than you expected. The previously released Part 2 came into play after a short break because it was already part of the first season, but there is no clear information that preparations for a new season have started.
Since there is no official news yet, we speculated about the possibility of a new season. Anime Renewals are subject to certain manga and success criteria. Availability of manga source material, popularity, exclusive distributors and disc sales will directly influence the decision of the new season. Let’s evaluate the possibility of a new season based on these factors.
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the original of the series is a light novel series written by Rifujin na Magonote and illustrated by Shirotaka. The series, which has been published by Media Factory since January 23, 2014, has reached a total of 25 volumes. The last part of the light novel was published on September 25, 2021, and is still running. In addition, it is possible to follow the anime officially in English thanks to the publication of Seven Seas Entertainment.
The continuation of the Light Novel series is a factor that expands the possibilities of the new season. Because a new anime season will increase the sales of light novels. But more importantly, the original contains enough source material to make a new season now or in the future. In the first part of the first season of the anime, the first 3 parts of the light novel were adapted. The events up to and including the 6th part were also adapted in the second part of the first season. As can be easily seen from here, there is already plenty of source material available for more seasons.
Disc sales and popularity
The anime’s first volume discs went on sale on April 21, 2021. The anime that sold 4.385 units, appear to have achieved their goals. Disc sales data for the second installment has not yet been released. This sales figure is promising for a second season. The anime, which also has good Google search volume, is followed by about 140,000 people on Twitter† It is one of the best debuting anime of the winter of 2021. The first part of the anime will be rebroadcast in Tokyo MX and BS11 from July 11, 2021, and it means that it is gaining popularity in Japan. It seems that all the important preconditions for a second season of the anime have now been met. We’ll update our article as new information about the series comes to light.
Mushoku Tensei’s anime studio, Studio Bind, is a fairly new animation studio founded in 2018 under Egg Firm and White Fox. The studio’s first and only production to date is Mushoku Tensei, and for a new animation studio, having a hit anime is invaluable. They will be open to new seasonal opportunities in the future as this is the studio’s most valuable job right now.
Distribution by major distributors other than Funimation and Crunchyroll is another detail that increases the chances of a new season. Fortunately, Mushoku Tensei is exclusively distributed by a major distributor like Hulu TV other than Funimation. Since this means an extra income, it helps the producers to meet the financial needs of the new season.
2nd season chance of Mushoku Tensei
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Perfect ratings (8.35 on MA, 8.3 on IMDb)
Success in disc sales
Enough light New source material availability
Ongoing light novel
Major distributor like Hulu
Good Light Novel Sales (8.5+ million copies in print)
Extra income with the Smarthpone game
Pretty new anime
The second season is already in production (?)
Finally, we would like to share one more rumor about anime with you. It should be noted that there are no official data for the time being. A popular anime page with the username SugoiLITE mentioned that a Mushoku Tensei second and even third season is already in production. Official channels have not yet confirmed this news, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it turns out to be true, since our expectation is already that the anime will have a new season.
When is the second season of Mushoku Tensei?
The anime is already a second season yet, but as a result of the analysis we made above, there will most likely be a new season of the anime. It already has enough source material and has a strong audience. Looking at disc sales and exclusive distributors, everything seems fine. However, since there is no renewal yet, it is difficult to predict the date of a new season. Given the average renewal and production times, it looks like we’re getting a new season of the anime in the . can see mid 2023† Until then, we encourage you to take a look, if you haven’t already, My next life as a villain or That time I was reincarnated as slime those beloved animes are in the same genre.