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Mushoku Tensei (Novel)  
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A 34-years-old NEET otaku is chased out from his house by his family. This unattractive and penniless guy 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 already 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 ~

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v.20 c.4 (c.203) by Baka-Tsuki (10d ago)
v.20 c.3 (c.202) by Baka-Tsuki (10d ago)
v.20 c.5 (c.204) by Baka-Tsuki (10d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Ongoing)
20 Web Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (234 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.9 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 27th 2014, 7:24am 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 #18 decreased(-12)
Monthly Pos #5 (No change)
3 Month Pos #3 (No change)
6 Month Pos #3 increased(+2)

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On 1103 reading lists
On 351 wish lists
On 9 unfinished lists
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Best Girl's for Rudeus 5 days, 6 hours, 8 minutes ago
Latest Translated Volume Discussion 15 days, 21 hours, 49 minutes ago
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Change Request 21 days, 4 hours, 14 minutes ago
Anime? 35 days, 11 hours, 33 minutes ago

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Mature, epic fantasy story   
Rating: N/A
by ththth12
September 29th, 2014, 9:07am
Itís funny how this series has got very positive ratings, yet almost half of the written reviews are very negative. This post is partly answer to these reviews.

First of all, MC starts of as a failure of human being. Heís pervert, coward, and pedo. Yet when story goes on, he slowly grows up. It takes a lot of effort and a very long time, but he finally becomes a decent human being. There is no any magical transformation; itís very slow progress, so it seems some have missed it. He learns to truly care about other people, and their feelings. He never becomes a noble hero, nor does he want to save the world. He becomes a man who loves and cherishes his family.

As for otaku self-insert/Gary Stu, well, what kind of self-insert suffers from ED? Thatís just bit too uncomfortable. He thinks his previous self as a human trash, and his being shut-in as sickness. There is no glorification of the otaku culture; instead he deeply regrets his previous lifestyle, and considers it as wasting his life. It takes very long time for him to get over his past. As for Gary Stu, do you even know what it means? MC is very far from perfect, and never becomes cool, noble hero. Heís aware of his shortcomings, and that makes him very likeable.

What I like about this story is the lack of shounen tropes. There is no sudden powerups, and nobody tells their life stories or reveals the secret of their moves in the midst of battle. Everyone has to do years of hard practice to gain any skills, and new skills are built on previous ones. MC starts practicing magic when he is 2-3 years old, and trains it every day. He has an advance of having the mind of adult while being in a childís body, because small children can learn new skills much faster than adults. Thatís why he becomes so good at it so quickly. It still takes years of effort, compared to likes of Bleach with 3-days training sessions.

There is also refreshing lack of the harem tropes, as relationship with all girls develops separately, and they all have their reasons to fall for him. They also have their own lives and motives. Every woman in the story will not mysteriously fall to him ; instead they have their own love interests. MC is not afraid of women, he actually wants and gets some, becomes married, have children, and still story goes on.

I recommend this series to anyone who wants to read mature, epic fantasy story with interesting plot twists.
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Wish fulfillment masterpiece <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kamgich
September 27th, 2014, 6:32pm

A friend suggested this to me, but after reading some reviews, it seems you either love or hate Mushoku Tensei.

People who hate it seem to see pedophilia everywhere in it. Not sure if they're reading a different novel, but there's no sex with kids. All the MC's relationships are with adults (at least in their world). I think the reason people are so obsessed with exaggerating the pedophilia is that the author teases with the pedo theme quite often. If you can't handle that, MT isn't for you. Otherwise, no worries, no illicit relationships with little girls.

People who love it seem to like the plot, characters, and writing. I think the plot has its up and downs, but the character development is great. MT has some of the most memorable personalities I've read about in a while. Hilarious synergy between a weak protagonist and a strong love interest, a certain child lovin' baldie, etc.

Awesome writing + wish fulfillment paradise = a super fun read!
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Way Overrated   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by thefistone
September 27th, 2014, 1:20am
1. The MC is pathetic, like really pathetic. 90% of anything he has accomplished is handed to him. He always has some strong being watching over him, and if he is ever in "real" danger the story deus ex's his safety. They even refer to it in the story as his "strong fate." He is a coward, and for no reason. Even if he was a loser in the real world, he has had 20 years to change. He has been able to make himself work, but not able to overcome his fear of everything. Even weak people are less afraid of things than him. He is not a pacifist, he is a coward.

2. MC is a pedo. 15 is the age of adulthood in their world, and I have no problem with that. High mortality likely creates a need for a high birthrate. 2 15yos or even in his first case, a 12yo and a 15yo seems reasonable for the setting, but we see him groping and eye raping kids, not teens, kids. Even the setting of a different world does not change this fact, as his body may be of that world but he is not. So all of their traditions and viewpoints don't apply to him. His tendencies may be more acceptable there, but they are what they are.

Minor annoyances : obsession with class based speak (something the world does not seem to use), obsession with rice, worship of panties.

Overall, the setting had the opportunity to be something interesting, but nothing came of it.
Reasons why people seem to rate it highly: wish-fulfillment and lolicons.
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Wish fulfilment...   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Jeitron
September 24th, 2014, 9:49am
This is probably the epitome of self insertion wish fulfilment that's very common in other light novel series *cough* SAO *cough* where a loser/nobody suddenly becomes OP.

...there I said it, but with that out of the way I thought that this story had some potential since the NEET turning into a shota in a fantasy world seemed funny but it then goes on about him trying to score with a bunch of lolis, which is just creepy(even if he's technically a kid or the world has different adult ages).

Edit @thefistone,
I agree, Rudy is a gary-stu(having way too many conveniences for the sake of the story) and I also find that way too many people defending Rudy and his loli harem, it's just weird..

... Last updated on September 27th, 2014, 6:03pm
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Seinen light novel with a fresh interesting narrative   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zanayiz
September 19th, 2014, 11:33am
So far, this novel has definitely been one of the best in its genre.
The storytelling is much higher quality compared to its peers, especially in the way it captures different point of views. I absolutely love how the author explores those perspectives and gives minor characters a voice.

Unless you're just a fan of magic and adventure, one of the best parts is how the different characters meet, interact and grow.

There is some pretty mature stuff though, so recommended to adults who aren't easily offended by things outside of their comfort zone.

Props to the English translators for bringing us this masterpiece!
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Another one of these?   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
September 18th, 2014, 8:18pm
Yet another Gary Sue story that gets showered with unending praise for something only those who praise seem to be able to recognize.

Loser in our world dies, reincarnates in a swords-and-magic world with his memories/knowledge fully intact and proceeds to become a magical wielding savant on account of the fact that hes a 30-something year old in a 3-year old's body. Yes, thats right, he is self-teaching himself water magic at the age of 3. Before hes age 10, hes already surpassed his Elven magical tutor and by that point I stopped reading.

If I was told that this was originally a fanfic with some key words identifying the source material removed, I would have believed it.
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novel for young male adult   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kint
September 15th, 2014, 11:04pm
like the tittle state this novel is not for every one . i would highly recommend this series because of the story and how author craft every character.( i do wish for more chapter on how the another character view of thing ) . this is the story of change, the MC change form a closed closet jerk into an
"pervert" family man that willing to ANYTHING to protect his family and friends.

... Last updated on September 15th, 2014, 11:25pm
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Wow, I love this   
Rating: N/A
by HeartlessIndigo
September 15th, 2014, 6:20pm
I've been on-off reading this to and from school on my bus every day. It's been a decently enjoyable. The story generally stayed that way, for the beginning at least. In the latter volumes of the book, to put it bluntly, sh*t hits the fan.

Not trying to spoil no too much, but what happens is a plot-twist without much foreshadowing, which I generally don't like. But the actual potential plot brought on by this plot twist more than makes up for the unfairness of it being sprung up out of the blue.

... Last updated on September 15th, 2014, 6:21pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rollokost
September 15th, 2014, 2:09pm
Damn this novel is killing me, gotta stop pulling all nighters to read and finish my work, think the last time i was so engrossed was vinland saga

I'm usually a manga fan and got a referral but i was surprised by how interesting the story was. I guess its rare to find a protagonist who's an ordinary guy with no ambition dealing with stuff in an anime-ish world? mushoku tensei feels like an anime or manga got turned into a reality drama lol

The plot is awesome and the pacing is smooth. It starts off really slow and doesnt rush anything. Its built very patiently until it just explodes in the later volumes. There are some chapters just about life, but thats just the calm before the storm biggrin

There's lots of comedy and some tearjerking tragic moments too, all of it is written sincerely.

I just have one big problem: cant decide between charmander, squirtle, and bulbasaur ;_;
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by bnad
September 15th, 2014, 12:41am
Let me guess. The author was (or still is?) a Neet, with a paedophilic tendency, who sole desire was to have a palace full of harem devoid of personality, but because the author was not a tyrant in dark age, instead the author decided to write about it and wrapped it with fantasy setting and genre cliche?

But since 183 people gave the LN an eight plus rating, they probably did relate with the author.


I'm not even a prude. But damn, this novel was creepy.

... Last updated on September 15th, 2014, 11:45am
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