English Dub Review: Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation: “The Woman with the Demon Eyes”
Overview: Rudeus (Madeleine Morris, Ben Phillips), Eris (Lindsay Seidel) and Ruijerd (Christopher Wehkamp) come together in an attempt to solve their currency problems as they attempt to navigate the continent.
Our opinion : Likewise, with the hot, freshly brewed cup of coffee in my hands, Rudeus’ still hungry libido and wide-eyed innocence of Eris are a perfect gift to wake up to as I reunite with these beloved characters.
What made this feeling even more pronounced were the constant money problems that Rudeus, Eris and Ruijerd continue to have during their merry adventures. It’s a long time until he ends up thinking outside the box to God-human, again tempting Rudeus with great gifts if he followed his advice. There is a constant guessing game going on with God-Man and what advice to follow and what not to follow, not to mention how to interpret as well. This makes his role a constant pleasure, as in addition to his constant punches and thrusts, there is an unpredictability factor that he is either antagonistic or beneficial. In this case, he stumbles upon the latter with the introduction of a new character and Rudeus obtaining a new power.
Coming out of his tease from last season, Demon Lord Kishirika is finally making his debut. It’s a fun and energetic mind ball that doesn’t take long to charm you. But even with her younger demeanor and characteristics, Kishirika also retains a certain wisdom that comes from her many years of experience. Of the gecko, it’s hard not to like it, besides being intrigued. Specifically, they’re an air of mystery as to why she wanders the world and she hasn’t conquered any land if she’s a demon lord. Or the one surrounding the spare demonic eyes that she apparently keeps in her pocket and her incredibly violent and bloody delivery to Rudeus’ skull.
Rudeus has been established as one of the fastest developing wizards with immense potential and incredible aptitude for magic as a whole. But now even his one weakness with which he’s always been a step back from Eris is no longer with his new demonic eye seemingly having foresight of an opponent’s next moves. It’s good that this comes with its potential drawbacks in a sensory overload of too many possible future outcomes. The fight is also surprisingly lively with Studio Bind once again bringing their incredible continuous batting average.
As astonishing and surprisingly satisfying as Rudeus’ victory over Eris was, it was the feelings it elicited in our characters that really made it shine. Eris is constantly brimming with exuberance, but her insecurity of her abilities when it comes to Rudeus has always been a weak point. A common internal struggle of not living up to other people’s standards, without being abruptly resolved and / or swept under the rug, but being an ongoing issue that gnaws at it, continues to show how naturally complex each character is in it. ‘Isekai. On all fronts, Mushoku Tensei pushes his characters to learn and grow. Rudeus subconsciously lets his selfishness get in the way of helping the group with their financial woes, as he realizes the difference between how the power of the Demonic Eye was bestowed upon him rather than earned. Ruijerd is willing to sacrifice parts of himself so Rudeus doesn’t have to continue to be the one to do so, while still being openly honest about it. It also highlights their phenomenal friendship, as they are so much more sincere and clearer than stereotypical male relationships that can be bolstered by simple bravado and postures.
While all of this is happening, Roxy and Rudeus continue to play an exciting game of ring-around-the-rosey in the harbor as they narrowly avoid crossing paths and circling around in circles. With that in mind, it can only mean that we are heading towards a memorable master and student reunion that the fantastic start of Reincarnation without a job second court established.