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Light Novel 'Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu' Gets Anime Adaptation

by tsubasalover
Mar 15, 3:00 AM | 83 Comments

Story writer Rifujin na Magonote announced via his Twitter account that an anime adaptation for his Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu light novel series has been decided. More information will be revealed later.

Synopsis
Killed while saving a stranger from a traffic collision, a 34-year-old NEET is reincarnated into a world of magic as Rudeus Greyrat, a newborn baby. With knowledge, experience, and regrets from his previous life retained, Rudeus vows to lead a fulfilling life and not repeat his past mistakes.

Now gifted with a tremendous amount of magical power as well as the mind of a grown adult, Rudeus is seen as a genius in the making by his new parents. Soon, he finds himself studying under powerful warriors, such as his swordsman father and a mage named Roxy Migurdia—all in order to hone his apparent talents. But despite his innocent exterior, Rudeus is still a perverted otaku, who uses his wealth of knowledge to make moves on women whom he could never make in his previous life. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Rifujin na Magonote wrote the light novel series via Shousetsuka ni Narou website from November 2012 to April 2015. Kadokawa has released the light novel series under the Media Factory imprint with art by Sirotaka since January 2014, and 20 volumes have been released as of January 25. It made repeated appearances on the site's rankings as the most popular work during its serialization. A manga version, drawn by Yuka Fujikawa, has been serialized via Comic Flapper magazine since the June 2014 issue. MF Comic Flapper series imprint will release the 10th compiled volume on March 23. The Roxy spin-off manga series, drawn by Shouko Iwami, started its serialization via ComicWalker in December 2017, and two physical volumes have been released as of last September. Kadokawa also released a 4-koma manga of the series via Comic Dengeki Daiouji since last October. A drama CD was released last April, featuring Hiro Shimono as Rudeus.

Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the light novels in English. The first physical volume is set to ship on May 21 with an early digital release on April 4. Seven Seas Entertainment has also been publishing the manga adaptation of the novel since 2015. Its ninth volume is scheduled to be released on August 20, while the English physical volume release of the Roxy spin-off manga will debut on April 30.

Source: Comic Natalie

Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu on MAL

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Oh god no. I remember reading this. It's like the most self-indulging self-insert wish-fulfillment power fantasy. So many strange writing choices and unnecessary plot developments. So much sheer nonsense and stupidity. It's like written by a chuunibyou middle schooler.

The worst thing about it though is the main character, honestly one of the most disgusting pieces of shit I've ever seen. Not sure if it's the worst thing I read but it's definitely up there. I'll pass on this one I guess.

Today, 7:17 AM by swordhermit

I put this LN on hold because it got kind of boring and the quality decreased. I'm going to watch this just because of best girl Eris!
Also for the love of God let it have at least 2 cours/25 episodes!

Today, 5:39 AM by Nick-Knight

Meh, i love the LN serie but i'm not sure about an anime, it would need at least 2 saison to get to the really good stuff so i'm not sure if the serie will really benefit from an anime

Mar 31, 3:15 PM by Oriotiar

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Mar 25, 9:12 PM by tsubasalover

PsychoEkin said:
ZArs96 said:
@PsychoEkin

First and foremost, you are terribly wrong, and that's just for letting other people's interpretations affect your critical judgement. Say it's bad AFTER you have read even 1 volume. Yes, you can decide not to read just because it has things you hate, but by not doing it you're missing the full context of almost everything:

Yes, MC is a pedo, and yes, he fucks her cousin. But she is not underage, she is 15, an that's not considered as "underaged" in that world, and believe me she does't look like your average loli, hell at 15 she's even more well endowed than many matured womans. Again, yes, that would sound you like an excuse, but if you say that, it's like you're closing off your eyes of reading, refusing to even try to comprehend the circumstances, a thing almost obligued to enjoy a story.

There is NO INCEST in any inch of the story, at least on MC's part, and if it happens anytime is labeled as BAD. MC is perverted to no ends, but he NEVER lays a finger on his sisters, mother, or woman beside his wifes.

There is polygamy... Does that bother you to the point of not reading the story? Or you prefer other harem stories that never establish a fucking satisfying conclusion? Yes, it's wish fulfillment, but also it's a harem, and I prefer ten times polygamy over the bullshit of "can't decide one of the girls", which is even more irritating imo.

Yes he technically cheats on his wife once, but the way you say it, together with all the criticism you have been raising against the novel, makes it look like you see him like a piece of trash at the moment of comitting the act, when in reality it was practically forced on him.

Rudeus is a piece of trash indeed, but only at the beginning at the story, Mushoku Tensei is all about redeeming himself into a responsible, psychologically matured person.

If you're going to critique this work in any aspect, please read it first and critique the things that you didn't like AND you read about, not the ones you haven't.

Don't skip it because you hate wish fulfillment stories, because for the last time, yes, it is pure wish fulfillment, but also there is a message behind it all.


I am not gonna read this novel because I know I'll hate it.

The thing that is most important for me in an anime/manga/novel is the MC. I can't enjoy an anime if I dislike/hate the MC. The biggest reason because I am not gonna read this is because the MC is a pedo.

I hate Pedofilies. They disgust me. There is nothing I hate more. I am not gonna read a manga about a 40+ man who lust after 7 year old girls and steals their panties. I can't believe that people are alright with the MC being a pedo. Just because you can fuck a 15 year old in the world that you transferred too, doesn't make it ok. People don't fuck kids because that's disgusting and the right thing to do, not because the law prevents them from doing it. Your even saying that it is ok because she looks old. Dude, I don't know if you know this, but it is not okay for a 40+ year old man to fuck a 15 year old even if she looks older than she is.

When I said there was incest, I meant the relationship between the MC and his cousin. A lot of people don't consider that as incest, but I do.

I hate polgamy, But I am ok with it if I like the MC. As you might have already guessed, I don't like the MC.

It doesn't matter if he was practically forced to cheat on his wife. It is still cheating. Your just making a lot of excuses. Your even trying to defend the MC for being a pedo.

I don't know how a 40+ year old man who steals panties from 7 year old girls and fucks a 15 year old girl can redeem himself.

I don't care if it has a message behind. If I want to read something with a message behind it, I will read something where I don't hate 95% of the story.



Ok, this is the last time you'll hear my excuses.

When you say you hate 95 % of the story are you referring to the part you read? Because all the pedo stuff doesn't go beyond 30 % of the full story, just until volume 5 (of 24) I think I'm screwing up the maths, but maybe you get my point here.

I'm making those "excuses" because as I said, it's necesary to enjoy the story. And just because I enjoy this work (let's say it's one of my favorite novels ever), doesn't mean I support pedophiles in the REAL world. I despise them much as you do.

Yes in the end cheating is cheating, but you're trying to force a radical mindset of "it's bad whatever the context" when the context DOES matter, and that is wrong.

I also do not relate the words cousins/incest, but that depends of each one.

Soooo why do you hate polygamy? Is it established that polygamy is like slavery when a man can take any woman regardless of her will, like in some places of the real world? Here again you're forcing your own mindset. But the real baffling thing is when you later say it's ok if you like the MC...? Ooookay, logic not found here, but whatever...

I'm defending the MC not for being a pedo, but because his evolution as a character is incredible, and as I've read 100% of the story, can tell you so. Also because it takes a very pessimistic view of humanity to say someone who "steals panties from 7 year old girls" can't redeem himself, when he NEVER HARMS anyone. Dude even people who literally KILL other person can be redeemed, because again, the context matters. It's not the same when someone kills a person full intended or by accident... And here you're saying because MC "fucks a 15 year old girl" ignoring that she thinks like an adult person and was even more willing to do it, can't be redeemed...? For fucks sake...

I know Rudeus is the biggest problem everyone has when starting this novel, but I can't stand most of them being people like you who can't diferentiate the line of reality and fiction, because in the end, this is a work of FICTION, and if you're not capable of knowing the diference, you'll not enjoy 70% of anime/manga/LNnovels, because the entire otaku media revolve around these things, you like them or not.

Just because I said all of this doesn't mean I can't get behind any potential reason making you decide to not read the novel. I could accept them, it's your opinion after all, but what truly bothers me to no end, is someone who spread false and biased accusations after letting his judgment be carried away by others.

There, moving on.

Mar 19, 1:13 PM by ZArs96

PsychoEkin said:
I was gonna read the LN, but I'm gonna skip this because I've heard a lot of bad things.

Minor spoilers:

-MC is a pedo. MC is 40+ years old in the body of a little boy and he is lusting after other little kids ( I think the girls were 7 years old or even smaller). When he is 13 he even fucks his cousin who is underage.

-MC is a big pervert. He gets aroused the moment he sees a little skin, and he’s always trying to peek on girls (MC is like 40+ and the girls 10-15), or steal their unwashed panties.

-There is incest (I hate incest)

-MC cheats on his wife ( I hate people who cheat on their loved ones)

-There is polygamy (Polygamy is when you marry more than 1 woman). I hate MC who can't just choose 1 wife. It can't be that hard to just fuck 1 girl


Mushoku Tensei is pure wish fulfilment. I hate those kind of storys.




So much valid reasons to avoid this piece of shit

Mar 19, 12:01 PM by tragedydesu

ZArs96 said:
@PsychoEkin

First and foremost, you are terribly wrong, and that's just for letting other people's interpretations affect your critical judgement. Say it's bad AFTER you have read even 1 volume. Yes, you can decide not to read just because it has things you hate, but by not doing it you're missing the full context of almost everything:

Yes, MC is a pedo, and yes, he fucks her cousin. But she is not underage, she is 15, an that's not considered as "underaged" in that world, and believe me she does't look like your average loli, hell at 15 she's even more well endowed than many matured womans. Again, yes, that would sound you like an excuse, but if you say that, it's like you're closing off your eyes of reading, refusing to even try to comprehend the circumstances, a thing almost obligued to enjoy a story.

There is NO INCEST in any inch of the story, at least on MC's part, and if it happens anytime is labeled as BAD. MC is perverted to no ends, but he NEVER lays a finger on his sisters, mother, or woman beside his wifes.

There is polygamy... Does that bother you to the point of not reading the story? Or you prefer other harem stories that never establish a fucking satisfying conclusion? Yes, it's wish fulfillment, but also it's a harem, and I prefer ten times polygamy over the bullshit of "can't decide one of the girls", which is even more irritating imo.

Yes he technically cheats on his wife once, but the way you say it, together with all the criticism you have been raising against the novel, makes it look like you see him like a piece of trash at the moment of comitting the act, when in reality it was practically forced on him.

Rudeus is a piece of trash indeed, but only at the beginning at the story, Mushoku Tensei is all about redeeming himself into a responsible, psychologically matured person.

If you're going to critique this work in any aspect, please read it first and critique the things that you didn't like AND you read about, not the ones you haven't.

Don't skip it because you hate wish fulfillment stories, because for the last time, yes, it is pure wish fulfillment, but also there is a message behind it all.


I am not gonna read this novel because I know I'll hate it.

The thing that is most important for me in an anime/manga/novel is the MC. I can't enjoy an anime if I dislike/hate the MC. The biggest reason because I am not gonna read this is because the MC is a pedo.

I hate Pedofilies. They disgust me. There is nothing I hate more. I am not gonna read a manga about a 40+ man who lust after 7 year old girls and steals their panties. I can't believe that people are alright with the MC being a pedo. Just because you can fuck a 15 year old in the world that you transferred too, doesn't make it ok. People don't fuck kids because that's disgusting and the right thing to do, not because the law prevents them from doing it. Your even saying that it is ok because she looks old. Dude, I don't know if you know this, but it is not okay for a 40+ year old man to fuck a 15 year old even if she looks older than she is.

When I said there was incest, I meant the relationship between the MC and his cousin. A lot of people don't consider that as incest, but I do.

I hate polgamy, But I am ok with it if I like the MC. As you might have already guessed, I don't like the MC.

It doesn't matter if he was practically forced to cheat on his wife. It is still cheating. Your just making a lot of excuses. Your even trying to defend the MC for being a pedo.

I don't know how a 40+ year old man who steals panties from 7 year old girls and fucks a 15 year old girl can redeem himself.

I don't care if it has a message behind. If I want to read something with a message behind it, I will read something where I don't hate 95% of the story.


Mar 19, 11:43 AM by PsychoEkin

This was one of the first Isekai LN I read back when the Isekai craze was kicking off in 2014 and out of all the Isekai I read and watched over the years nothing comes close to Mushoku Tensei. I hope it's at least 2 Cours. I really hope they don't mess this up.

Mar 18, 8:51 PM by Holmes15

omg finallyyyyyy

Mar 18, 6:05 PM by SkyFullOfStars

@PsychoEkin

First and foremost, you are terribly wrong, and that's just for letting other people's interpretations affect your critical judgement. Say it's bad AFTER you have read even 1 volume. Yes, you can decide not to read just because it has things you hate, but by not doing it you're missing the full context of almost everything:

Yes, MC is a pedo, and yes, he fucks her cousin. But she is not underage, she is 15, an that's not considered as "underaged" in that world, and believe me she does't look like your average loli, hell at 15 she's even more well endowed than many matured womans. Again, yes, that would sound you like an excuse, but if you say that, it's like you're closing off your eyes of reading, refusing to even try to comprehend the circumstances, a thing almost obligued to enjoy a story.

There is NO INCEST in any inch of the story, at least on MC's part, and if it happens anytime is labeled as BAD. MC is perverted to no ends, but he NEVER lays a finger on his sisters, mother, or woman beside his wifes.

There is polygamy... Does that bother you to the point of not reading the story? Or you prefer other harem stories that never establish a fucking satisfying conclusion? Yes, it's wish fulfillment, but also it's a harem, and I prefer ten times polygamy over the bullshit of "can't decide one of the girls", which is even more irritating imo.

Yes he technically cheats on his wife once, but the way you say it, together with all the criticism you have been raising against the novel, makes it look like you see him like a piece of trash at the moment of comitting the act, when in reality it was practically forced on him.

Rudeus is a piece of trash indeed, but only at the beginning at the story, Mushoku Tensei is all about redeeming himself into a responsible, psychologically matured person.

If you're going to critique this work in any aspect, please read it first and critique the things that you didn't like AND you read about, not the ones you haven't.

Don't skip it because you hate wish fulfillment stories, because for the last time, yes, it is pure wish fulfillment, but also there is a message behind it all.

Mar 18, 5:51 PM by ZArs96

Just the pinnacle of isekai LN, so meh, I'm not hyped at all.

I see the community is divided between people who hasn't read the LN, and people who has. That's good, because it will either be a good adaptation that converts haters to cultists, or be a shit adaptation that will be spitted upon by readers and non-readers alike.

Mar 17, 12:55 PM by XXXXXXXXXIII

The Synopsis looks okay lets see how it will turn out...

Mar 17, 11:47 AM by ZainKean

another isekai... yay...

I'll try to give it a shot tho

Mar 17, 6:50 AM by Dagvi

PsychoEkin said:
I was gonna read the LN, but I'm gonna skip this because I've heard a lot of bad things.

Minor spoilers:

-MC is a pedo. MC is 40+ years old in the body of a little boy and he is lusting after other kids. When he is 13 he even fucks his cousin who is underage.

-MC is a big pervert. He gets aroused the moment he sees a little skin, and he’s always trying to peek on girls (MC is like 40+ and the girls 10-15), or steal their unwashed panties.

-There is incest (I hate incest)

-MC cheats on his wife ( I hate people who cheat on their loved ones)

-There is polygamy (Polygamy is when you marry more than 1 woman). I hate MC who can't just choose 1 wife. It can't be that hard to just fuck 1 girl


Mushoku Tensei is pure wish fulfilment. I hate those kind of storys.



YES!! I totlly hate this type of Garbage animes. Now How can i Spread this? 😁

Mar 17, 5:46 AM by ThreadFazer

i've heard nothing but good things about this Isekai LN, Hope it lives up to the Hype.

Mar 17, 3:48 AM by Luna_Estlin

Wow, I actually didn't expect them to adapt this into an anime. As someone who has read a lot of WN/LN this is one of my personal favorites of all time. I hope they adapt the first 6 volumes into a 2 cour. :D

Mar 16, 12:49 PM by Chtholly39

I am looking forward to seeing Roxy's panties Roxy in an anime adaptation.

Mar 16, 8:49 AM by hassasin-1001

raisin-kun said:
Read some of the manga adaptation and its pretty boring. Wouldn't call it "bad" but it's kinda creepy the way the wish-fulfillment parts are shown. This will not be anything groundbreaking but no doubt this will be gobbled up pretty easily.
thats cuz u read the manga read the novel which is the actually source before passing any judgement.

Mar 16, 8:14 AM by moodie

I was gonna read the LN, but I'm gonna skip this because I've heard a lot of bad things.

Minor spoilers:

-MC is a pedo. MC is 40+ years old in the body of a little boy and he is lusting after other little kids ( I think the girls were 7 years old or even smaller). When he is 13 he even fucks his cousin who is underage.

-MC is a big pervert. He gets aroused the moment he sees a little skin, and he’s always trying to peek on girls (MC is like 40+ and the girls 10-15), or steal their unwashed panties.

-There is incest (I hate incest)

-MC cheats on his wife ( I hate people who cheat on their loved ones)

-There is polygamy (Polygamy is when you marry more than 1 woman). I hate MC who can't just choose 1 wife. It can't be that hard to just fuck 1 girl


Mushoku Tensei is pure wish fulfilment. I hate those kind of storys.



Mar 16, 7:42 AM by PsychoEkin

Had eyes on this one for a while..nice to see an adaptation

Mar 16, 7:09 AM by Bloe