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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 (6d ago)
v.LN 7 c.2 by World Three (57d ago)
v.LN 7 c.1 by World Three (133d 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 (716 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.99 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 25th 2016, 2:33am 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 #19 decreased(-8)
Monthly Pos #14 (No change)
3 Month Pos #15 decreased(-4)
6 Month Pos #12 increased(+4)

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On 2095 reading lists
On 668 wish lists
On 502 completed lists
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Forum Posts
Best Girl's for Rudeus 207 days, 7 hours, 19 minutes ago
Mushoku Tensei Final Volume (END) 276 days, 1 hours, 19 minutes ago
Volume 9 Preview Chapters? 487 days, 19 hours, 44 minutes ago
Latest Translated Volume Discussion 512 days, 22 hours, 48 minutes ago
preview? 516 days, 9 hours, 6 minutes ago

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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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Why doesn't this novel have an anime adaption?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by covaloid
September 23rd, 2015, 10:26am
Like others mentioned I didn't really enjoy the harem aspects of this novel. The main character was also a bit obnoxious at times with his perverted nature. In all honesty, even though I would give this series a perfect 10, after the first six novels of the boyhood arc the story sort of went downhill. I really loved the whole fantasy-adventure aspect where they got stranded on the magic continent and had to fight for their survival. The aftermath of that arc, where he pretty much settled down, got a little boring though.

I did like Eris's side story and that alone kept me interested throughout the Adolescence arc. I never really liked the characters Roxy and Sylphiette and felt their characters weren’t nearly as developed as Eris's was; the author really neglected Sylphiette especially and seemingly forgot about her for many of the novels.

The Young Man arc had some nice plot twists that caught me off guard and I liked that it got back more to the fantasy-adventure aspects that made me love the first six novels. I didn't really care much for the novels that focused on Cliff and Zanoba though. Towards the end, probably after the 20th novel, I was starting to lose interest with how the story was dragging on and sort of just wanted it to end. I really wish the author could have recaptured the feeling that the first 6 volumes had, with the RPG-like setting of putting your life on the line and exploring unknown lands. Despite that though the ending was satisfying I must say, which is rare for a drawn out series like this which usually disappoints or leaves the reader hanging.

I sort of wonder why this series has never garnered a manga or anime adaption...

... Last updated on September 23rd, 2015, 6:49pm
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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thatguy098
August 16th, 2015, 4:35pm
This is one of the first Japanese books I have read and let me say it will probably stay as my favorite for a very long time. The reader gets to know and love the MC through out the book, and by the end if you don't have even a little bit of dust in your eyes then you don't have emotions. I get teary eyed just from remembering it. I would recommend this book to any reader that loves
fantasy or just any one with nothing to do, you will not regret it at all.

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Huge Spoiler at the end of the book. I absolutely love how Rudeus at the end just walks past his nemesis leaving after watching his descendants finish his work with sealing Hitogami.

... Last updated on August 16th, 2015, 4:49pm
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ayami123
August 14th, 2015, 7:40am
damn i was wondering where are the hate comments. i mean every popular manga must always have hate comment or it will not be real! haha

anyway this is actually good and very decent novel.
though i won't give it 10/10.
it's actually on a decent level. it's quite good biggrin
give it a try.
It's more about redemption and anything.

since I have given this comments. hate comment come on aboard and spam it with 1/10 rating like what you did with tate no yuusha haha biggrin

... Last updated on August 28th, 2015, 12:02am
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Have to give my 2 cents   
Rating: N/A
by Wickian
August 12th, 2015, 12:48am
I've been using this website for over 10 years and have never bothered to make an account, but I need to give my opinion of this novel.

Besides one glaring flaw, this is an amazing read.

Character development is fluid and feels believable.

Supporting characters who don't immediately befriend the MC, who in other stories would feel insulted or jealous and turn into enemies only to see the error of their ways later in the story after losing a fight, instead have more than one brain cell and either grow up or let it go.

The only real enemies are REAL enemies, not comic relief or plot devices. They have things they want and the MC is getting in their way. They aren't really evil, just on opposing sides.

Back to why I made this comment, the one thing I really think drags this story down is the harem factor. I get that the Japanese are obsessed with almost every underage girl flirting with adults and harems where every pretty girl the MC meets falls in love with him or is at least attracted enough to want to get into his pants, but I was really hoping that wouldn't happen in this novel.
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Especially him actually getting away with marrying every female childhood friend he ever had...
Unfortunately it did, so I can only give it a 9/10.

The above turned what could have been a near masterpiece into a just a really good novel.

... Last updated on August 12th, 2015, 2:00pm
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