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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.

Original web novel


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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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Kaezar Translations

Latest Release(s)
v.LN 7 c.1 by World Three (6d ago)
v.LN 7 c.Prologue by World Three (6d ago)
v.24 c.260-261 + Extras (end) by Kaezar Translations (143d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Ongoing)
24 Web Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (649 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9.07 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 3rd 2015, 11:32am PST



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Original Publisher
Media Factory (MF Books)

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Weekly Pos #9 increased(+5)
Monthly Pos #17 (No change)
3 Month Pos #17 increased(+1)
6 Month Pos #16 decreased(-2)

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On 608 wish lists
On 401 completed lists
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Best Girl's for Rudeus 80 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes ago
Mushoku Tensei Final Volume (END) 148 days, 18 hours, 42 minutes ago
Volume 9 Preview Chapters? 360 days, 13 hours, 7 minutes ago
Latest Translated Volume Discussion 385 days, 16 hours, 11 minutes ago
preview? 389 days, 2 hours, 29 minutes ago

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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.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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No reason not to read this. The most emotional book I've ever read.   
Rating: N/A
by Neoreaperblade
August 1st, 2015, 10:47pm
Do yourself a favor and read this book. I won't list on the why it's good, that's something you need figure out yourself. What I can guarantee is that, at the end, you will love this. Unparalled emotional rollercoaster that is pleasing to read
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by CaptainNuja
July 27th, 2015, 3:57pm
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This novel is one of the best I've read in a while. The character development is amazing and at the end, you can really feel how much Rudeus has changed from the beginning. In the beginning, the main character is somewhat detestable. He was just the average perverted freak with no morals. This is slowly changed by the people he meets and events he experiences. He goes from an insecure, weak, apathetic individual to a confident, strong, and caring individual. This shows with his frequent meetings with Hitogami as he is first shown in his old world's body but at the end, he is in the new world's body. This can represent Rudeus's growth and acceptance for who he is.

Everyone has their preferences though, some people may not enjoy this and condemn others for enjoying the novel. That's their choice though. In my opinion, this is one of the greatest light novels/web novels I have read. The only issues I have is that the web novel ended with some questions left unanswered, which is why i gave it a 9.5 instead of a 10. Maybe the sequel will explain them.

Also, a lot of the people are complaining about the harem and how perverted the MC is. The perversion of the MC from beginning to mid-way of the series is definitely a turn-off but after that, it becomes less and less of an issue and unlike other harems, this MC is actually smart and not indecisive.

... Last updated on July 27th, 2015, 4:11pm
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Original and Complete   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Renzonokuken
July 12th, 2015, 5:57pm
Finishing these 24 volumes of Web Novel in one week. I feel satisfied, and easily one of the best light novel/web novel besides some VN/LN that I have read. Even though some of the characters are not explained completely till the end, like Nanahoshi, Rudeus' children, etc,.. it's alright since we read the story from the perspective of the main character, Rudeus.

At first, I don't really expect much and even got annoyed by the prologue's main character and decision. But as it got further, I can get the feel of it.

The best character development I have ever read in a light novel. For the story, you had better read it yourself to find it.
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Loved it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by BlackOrion
May 16th, 2015, 11:10pm
I really feel with Rudeus, I felt bad for him when he was sad, and happy for him when he was happy. It really manages to flesh out the characters enough to allow you to relate with them.
The Novel is always on the perspective of someone, mostly Rudeus, and It really feels like you are watching from their eyes, with their personalities affecting the way the world looks. We have a character growing, and not just with a few "Oh, I have grown" or some super specific decision at times that he wouldn't had taken before, like most books do, but rather with his whole perspective on life changing little by little as he grows older and wiser. You read Rudeus's thoughts on the first few chapters, the middle point, and at the end and can see the same person but different, it's weird enough to be hard to describe.
I would also like to mention that not only were the characters interesting and well done, but so was the world they lived in. It was well defined enough to give you a feeling for it, and vague enough that you didn't feel like a spectator but rather a citizen,you didn't know what you couldn't know, but aside from that you got a good feeling of the common sense of the Universe of Mushoku Tensei.
The battles were well done, and the main character wasn't invincible nor overpowered, while still being strong and growing stronger as time went by. I don't want to say more on this subject so as to not spoil it, so I will limit myself to say that he was well defined.

Anyway, what I loved the most is how nicely it was wrapped. The ending was great and I defy people to try going through it all and not feel even the slightest bit emotional at chapter 260-261

... Last updated on May 16th, 2015, 11:21pm
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