Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Returns for 3rd Season

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A third season of the ongoing Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation TV anime series has been announced after the conclusion of the second season’s finale. More details on the premiere date will be revealed later on. 

The third season’s production was confirmed in a short 15-second announcement video that was released today. 

The anime’s second season aired in two split cours with 12 episodes each. The first cour broadcasted in Japan from July 3, 2023 to September 25, 2023,  while the second cour aired from April 8, 2024 to July 1, 2024. The second cour featured the “Teleportation Labyrinth Arc” and was streamed on Crunchyroll worldwide, along with the previous seasons. 

Ryosuke Shibuya (The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World) directed the second season, with Toshiya Ono (returning) as series screenwriter, Sanae Shimada (returning) and Yoshiko Saito (returning) as character designers, Masakazu Miyake as art director, and Yoshiaki Fujisawa as music composer. Studio Bind was the animation production company. 

Meanwhile, the anime’s main voice cast for the recent “Teleportation Labyrinth Arc” starred:  

  • • Yumi Uchiyama as Rudeus Greyrat
  • • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Paul Greyrat
  • • Konomi Kohara as Roxy Migurdia
  • • Rie Tanaka as Elinalise Dragonroad
  • • Yoji Ueda as Geese Nukadia
  • • Hochu Otsuka as Talhand
  • • Lynn as Lylia Greyrat

Mushoku Tensei began in 2012 as a Shosetsuka ni Naro web novel written by Rifujin na Magonote. It was then published as a series of light novels by Media Factory from January 24, 2014 to November 25, 2022, featuring new illustrations by Shirotaka. A total of 26 volumes were released. 

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The light novels inspired a manga adaptation by Yuka Fujikawa in 2014, as well as multiple spin-off series. A spin-off collection of short stories titled Mushoku Tensei: Redundant Reincarnation was launched in June 2023.

Seven Seas Entertainment releases the light novels and manga adaptation in English. It describes the light novel series as:

Kicked out by his family and wandering the streets, an unemployed 34-year-old shut-in thinks he’s hit rock-bottom—just as he’s hit and killed by a speeding truck! Awakening to find himself reborn as an infant in a world of swords and sorcery, but with the memories of his first life intact, Rudeus Greyrat is determined not to repeat his past mistakes. He’s going to make the most of this reincarnation as he sets off on the adventure of a second lifetime!

Source: Mushoku Tensei Official Anime Twitter 

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William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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