Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continue! When we last left off, Rudy was on the path to healing with a new crew of friends and a blossoming relationship with the mysterious Fitts. Little did he know that Fitts was his long lost childhood friend Sylphy who has always loved him. How will things end up? Can they end up in a better place? Well let’s find out as we discuss volume 9 after the cut!
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Jobless Reincarnation Volume 8: Magical School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!
Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continue! Last time we left off, Rudy had set off on a quest to find his mother but was sidetracked by a long stay in a winter town. There he met the bullish Sara and her friends, but a relationship vanished when things didn’t…rise to the occasion. Now Rudy has to plan his next adventure, but what will that be? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into the eighth volume and find out!
Jobless Reincarnation Volume 6: Cucked: My Sexy Girlfriend Left Me, So I Teamed Up With a Bratty Archer!
Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continue! When we last left off, Rudeus has returned home only to find everything destroyed and Eris’s family killed. After seeking comfort from Rudy and taking his V-card, Eris promptly skips town leaving our hero alone. Yet instead of withdrawing into himself, Rudy picks up stakes and decides to search for his missing mother. We resume our journey as we head into un-adapted territory! Let’s get into it after the cut!
Housekeeping: 2023 Plans and Beyond
Well 2023 is here and I think it is time to sit down and do some housekeeping on the blog. Talk about where we are and where we are going. What can you expect in the next few months? Well let’s get into it all after cut!
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Volume 6: I’ve been Travelling for 3 years and Maxed out my Virginity.
Our look at the light novel version of Jobless Reincarnation continues! When we last left off, Rudeus had met and then made up with his father who had gone out to find the missing people from the teleportation incident. Now fresh with resolve, but determined to return Eris home, we follow Rudeus as he finishes the final stretches of his great adventure. Yet will it be able to stick the landing? After the cut let’s take a dive into the sixth volume and find out!
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Volume 4: Trapped In A Beast VIllage. The World of Fantasy is tough for NEETs.
Our look at the light novel version of Jobless Reincarnation continues! And while we will just ignore the fact that I completely skipped over this entry, we are going to keep things light and speedy this time around. Because compared to the fifth and sixth instalments, this fourth is very much just a series of adventures. That said there is still stuff to talk about, so let’s get into the point form version right after below!
- Like I said above, this volume consists of the parts where Rudy and co make their way from the demon continent and the adventures they partake in. Everything we saw in the anime is present here with little to no major changes aside from some extra dialogue, most of which is not really important.
- Rudeus getting the demon eye helps lay groundwork for this power we see later and it was good to see that Kishrika was as crazy as she was in the anime.
- I do like how Rudy and Ruijerd’s relationship is growing as they are confronted with the realities of trying to travel to the other side of the world. It is forcing Rudy to grow up fast and for Ruijerd to accept that you have to do some bad things for a greater good.
- The beast-village chapters are pretty much exactly as we saw them in the anime. It always surprises me how much worldbuilding author Rifujin is able to do with the limited amount of pages in each installment. Furthermore I was glad he didn’t skimp out on showing the horrors of the children being kidnapped by the slavers.
- Eris’s fight with her beast animal friends is another good example of seeing her character mature from the hot-headed temper tantrum to a more well adjusted young lady. It was also good to see how much Rudeus is starting to respect her boundaries, which will pay off in a later volume.
- I liked that Geese stays around and gives the main cast another person to bounce off of. He’s that sly cowardly thief with a heart of gold and it works pretty damn well.
- But the biggest thing in the light novel is the addition of the Fitz chapters, which introduce a character who will have a big influence after this story arc has finished. I won’t give spoilers to who they are, but I really enjoyed the palace intrigue and relationship between Princess Ariel and Luke Greyrat. All three of them are important and I was surprised the anime didn’t add this in during the runtime, probably saving it for later in the story.
Overall, Jobless Reincarnaton’s fourth volume is a solid venture, though doesn’t really do much to move the story forward that other entries do. Still what happens in the pages is fun to read and is important when looking at the entire tapestry. Give a look if you so desire and I hope you’ll join me real soon for the sixth and final volume of the first major story arc!
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Volume 5: The Father is a Part-Timer!
Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continue! When we last left off, Rudeus and co had navigated some rough waters and ended up in a land of beast people! After some close encounters and some friend drama from Eris, the gang has continued their journey and is making their way to the human lands? What will happen next? Well after the cut, let’s take a dive into the fifth volume of the series and find out!
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Volume 3: The Man God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continues! When we last left off, Rudeus and Eris celebrated their progress and birthdays by being whisked off by a magical spell. Where are they now? How will they be able to survive? Well let’s see how it fairs in the written word form after the cut!
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Volume 2: I Don’t Want to Get Punched, so I’ll Train This Tsundere!
Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continues! Last time we left off Rudeus was reincarnated into a young boy with a penchant for magic. He met a cute elf girl, was trained by a cute blue haired witch and then shanghaied by a busty muscular cat woman to do a job! What happens next? Well if you didn’t watch the anime, or ya did, let’s see what happens in the next volume after the cut!
High School DxD Volume 3: Our Boy’s Boy goes all Sasuke!
Our look at the light novels of High School DxD continues! We have now left the first anime season and moved onto the second. Will the source material continue to impress, or are we reaching a point where one or the other will stand apart? After the cut let’s dive into the third volume of the series: Excalibur of the Moonlit Schoolyard and find out!