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Mushoku Tensei (Novel)  
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A 34-year-old NEET otaku, chased out from his house by his family, found that his life is reaching a dead end. He then recalled that his life could actually have been much better if he had made better choices in the past.

Just when he was at the point of regret, he saw a truck moving at fast speed, and three high schoolers in its path. Mustering all the strength he had, he tried to save them and ended getting run over by the truck, quickly ending his life.

The next time he opened his eyes, he is reincarnated to a world of sword and magic as Rudeus Greyrat. Born to a new world, a new life, Rudeus decided that, "This time, I'll really live my life to the fullest with no regret!" Thus starts the journey of a man yearning to restart his life.

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Associated Names
無職転生 (小説)
無職転生 - 異世界行ったら本気だす - (小説)
Jobless Reincarnation ~ It will be All Out if I Go to Another World ~ (Novel)

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Latest Release(s)
v.LN 7 c.3 by World Three (112d ago)
v.LN 7 c.2 by World Three (163d ago)
v.LN 7 c.1 by World Three (239d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)
24 Web Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (741 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.99 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 27th 2016, 12:14pm PST



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Original Publisher
Media Factory (MF Books)

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Licensed (in English)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #24 increased(+1)
Monthly Pos #22 decreased(-2)
3 Month Pos #22 decreased(-4)
6 Month Pos #15 decreased(-2)

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On 2115 reading lists
On 693 wish lists
On 545 completed lists
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Forum Posts
Best Girl's for Rudeus 313 days, 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
Mushoku Tensei Final Volume (END) 381 days, 20 hours, 26 minutes ago
Volume 9 Preview Chapters? 593 days, 14 hours, 51 minutes ago
Latest Translated Volume Discussion 618 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes ago
preview? 622 days, 4 hours, 13 minutes ago

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If you didn't get to the plot twist, don't complain   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by potemkin
May 24th, 2016, 9:25pm
If you don't read up to the part of the story where the unexpected happens, don't complain with "don't get the hype". In the end, the mc gets strong, but, he is still super weak compared to his godlike opponents/allies, so the story has to compensate, and it does.

My rating is as follows:
Romance: 7
Action: 7
Characters: 7

Taken by its parts, this story sucks. It is when taken as a whole that it shines.
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I just don't get the hype...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by plotrobert
April 21st, 2016, 12:09am
Frankly I was pretty excited to read this series when I first heard about it, since I had seen it recommended quite a few times and most of the reviews were positively glowing. However I have to say I just don't understand what everyone sees in this story. It's not very exciting, suspenseful, romantic or even well written. In fact I suspect that this story only got popular because it's pretty much the epitome of wish-fulfillment. I mean our main character is basically the best ever at magic, has multiple people mentioning how brilliant he is all the time and of course charms his harem with only some minor hiccups along the way.

Now you might think I completely hate this story but it's not all bad. Even though the story isn't very well written it does flow pretty good at least, very few times was I bored or just wishing for the author to move things along. There's also moments with the side characters where you can see that they're slightly deeper than you thought they were, though ultimately not by much.

This series is alright if you just wanna read about the main character getting stupid powerful, boning chicks and I guess doing some sorta plot stuff. If you're looking for an engaging story or romance you might be interested after a while but you have to slog through a lot of junk first.

... Last updated on April 21st, 2016, 12:10am
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This novel ain't that good.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by evanbond
April 7th, 2016, 7:32am
I have read lots of Web novels including Chinese and Japanese novels but this is one of those Japanese novels that made me so irritated that I had to drop it before finishing half of the novel. Useless words everywhere. In fact so many useless words that it hurts your brain! Also many stupid examples of comical words which doesn't make sense.i really enjoyed the manga and I would vote 9 out of 10 for anime adaptation but this novel!!! Aaaghhh....
I am okay with pedophilia plot but I just can't accept a wimpy, coward MC especially this mc knows advance level magic and learned some swordmanship.
Sigh... if the author had redacted the useless words and gave some courage to this wimp it could've been an awesome novel.

... Last updated on April 7th, 2016, 7:42am
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Definitely needs an anime with 50 episodes   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bronx819
April 5th, 2016, 11:47pm
This is honestly my favorite light novel ever, nevermind Zero no Tsukaima and Highschool DxD, Mushoku Tensei easily takes the cake, I'm rereading it for the 3rd time.

It's following the recent trend of reincarnation/transportation to a fantasy world, which some people are getting tired of, but this one is definitely worth the read. The MC is pretty OP, but the only reason is because of all the magical power he has, and he had to work hard to get that much, and it can be done by other residents. Another plus is that there isn't a game system where it shows his level and titles and whatnot. There is an adventurers guild with a ranking system which is a good point.

The characters are nice and fleshed out, you have a nice variety that don't get stale. The MC himself is a bit of a pervert, but he works hard to better himself in the new world and acts pretty selflessly, but isn't completely altruistic. He makes plenty of friends and allies, he also has his fair share of friends-turned-enemies and enemies-turned-friends that adds some spice to the plot. Also, slight spoiler, this is one of the few series I've seen where the MC actually makes a harem and goes all the way with them, and he has kids with all of them.

The universe itself is pretty in depth, the backstory is nice as well, the author even provided a map so you can know what the world looks like. Since the story takes place in about 22 years of the MC's life he visits almost every corner of the world so its pretty interesting.

And it has a kind of rags to riches theme that I'm particularly fond of. In the beginning he starts well off, but because of an incident he's left stranded in one of the most dangerous places in the world with nothing but his staff and traveling companions. By the end of the story he turns into a wealthy and influential figure.

This story is honestly amazing, and it definitely deserves to be called an epic, also long as hell, well worth the read.
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It really starts strong. stays okay but goes soft.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Zetser
January 13th, 2016, 12:25am
The story started off as an interesting fantasy novel where even the main character is not spared suffering consequences of any unintelligent actions, as well as no one being spared pain and suffering due to injury or misfortune.

But after that arc, it's all sunshine and rainbows. Any form of adversity has a quick and non-taxing resolution. They even resolve and fix almost everything from the previous arcs. Everything is metaphorically child proofed and kid gloved. Good guys win, get rich, and prosper and bad guys lose.

It also becomes
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a harem setting. I'm pretty sure that while this was a self published web novel the author was at the peak of their creativity and wrote whatever they wanted. But after the Magic School arc, I bet is when the author got picked up for publishing. Now "Publisher-san" is telling said author that his target audience wants to see the good guys win, and wants training arcs so characters can go "Over 9000" and that since the main character knows many females( and used to be an otaku shut-in antisocial nerd - you know just like your reader base?) He totally needs to not just go for the one girl that makes sense... he needs them all!

So yeah, I'm bitter about the sudden change of pace. It went from fantasy novel to anime in less than 10k words , it's really sad.
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wish for Anime, maybe Ufotable   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lehur
December 4th, 2015, 2:06am
This is not a story about dungeon, fantasy, or magic
It's all about Rudeus, kind of like a diary of Rudeus Greyrat
(+) Why I like this series
1. The way author narrated this story, It' like we are watching the life of Rudeus, and because of it, I get very attached to the character (how they felt not just their name) especially Eris.
2. From the beginning author knew to where the story ended up, there are 3 Turning Point chapter, it's totally different compare to trolling or neverending story
3. Read and you will know it, how awesome it's.

(-) ....
1. other say MC is smart, I doubt it, it's steoreotypical chara, he totally clueless about Eris's feeling.
2. another cliche and stereotypical MC, again, yeah again, no matter what other did to himself or toward other person around him, he will eventually forgive it in the end. Author should be realistic luke should behe*d. (a bit emotional, anyway not makes sense for me)
3. He is closet pervert, well it's common in LN, so it does not make differences. at least he does not horny over norn, like typical harem that included incest story.
4. Author too focus on romance (actually i'm okay, coz i love Eris), but it will be great, if there is a journey or arc about exploring dungeon, research on world history, means we can see the full fantasy story not a romance in the fantasy setting. I know vol 3 is adventure, but it's only a small fraction, if we see the map that author drew
4. after 19th Vol, the story somewhat rushy, preparation for ending.
5. If author going for romance not adventure, Eris POV should added more, means a lot.

... Last updated on December 4th, 2015, 2:09am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by JKjoker
November 9th, 2015, 5:03pm
This series is simply superb, it does not waste a single chapter, great writing, well developed characters, and a interesting plot that is always moving.

I am not entirely convinced by the ending, but i didnt hate it at least, i will definitely look forward to anything written by Rifujin na Magonote in the future

... Last updated on November 9th, 2015, 6:02pm
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Slice of life feel   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jdniff
November 3rd, 2015, 4:48pm
It really starts out interesting and even stays interesting till the very end or so I'd like to say. However, it focuses more on the love interests and drama than the actual magic/fighting. Also when ever the mc becomes stronger rather than showing his growth it simply says he's become stronger and tells us all he's learned. It certaintly is worth a good read but it's more of a slice of life/drama with magic and fighting as a side dish.
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One of the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ICHIBANnerdy
September 28th, 2015, 4:10pm
Probably one of the best written light novels ever. The story is really well written as nothing feels rushed or out of place. Reading this novel though, can really get you emotional as you really do care about the characters.

The MC can be a bit too perverted, but he at least knows when to be and not. He also actually gets with the girls that he likes and knows how to deal with them, well after a certain incident he does. The side characters are also well developed and have a place in the novel. They're just not there to be the side character.

Honestly again, this is one of the best light novels ever written.
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One of the best novel I've ever read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kiriee
September 8th, 2015, 10:28am
I read all 24 volume in 1 week, this is record for me, who basically read novel 50 pages a day. This novel is truly addicting there's up and down but some of it is truly a gem. I especially love how author from time to time take other people POV. YOU MUST READ THIS BEFORE YOU DIE.
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