The official website of Mushoku Tensei revealed a brand new key visual for the upcoming arc of season 2 of the anime on July 31, 2023.
The new arc will focus on “Ranoa Magic Academy,” and is set to begin with the fifth episode, which is scheduled to air on Aug 6, 2023.
The visual features the protagonist Rudeus Greyrat in his university uniform, Fitz, who played a significant role in episode zero, and Ariel, the second princess of the Asura Kingdom, alongside her loyal guardian knight, Luke.
Additionally, Elinalize, who appeared in the fourth episode, Zanoba, who appeared in the first season as Rudeus’ puppet-making mentor, and Cliff, who appeared in the first season’s extra episode “Eris the Goblin Slayer,” are all depicted in the visual.
The plot of Ranoa Magic Academy arc follows Rudeus, who decides to enroll in the university after receiving a letter of recommendation from Ranoa Magic University and advice from “Hitogami.”
The season will have a total of 25 episodes.
Mushoku Tensei season 2 saw a change in staff members.
Hiroki Hirano has replaced Manabu Okamoto to direct the new season, with Toshiya Ono handling the series composition. Sanae Shimada will be in charge of the character designs.
Staff that will be reprising their roles include:
- Art Director: Masakazu Miyake
- Music: Yoshiaki Fujisawa
- Animation Production: StudioBind
It was previously revealed that Yumi Uchiyama will continue voicing grown-up Rudeus, after her auditioning for the role.
LONGMAN performed the opening theme song “spiral,” while the ending theme song “Musubime” is performed by Yuiko Ohara.
An advanced screening of the first two episodes of Mushoku Tensei season 2 was held on June 25, 2023.
Crunchyroll will be simulcasting the Mushoku Tensei season 2 along with Japan in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.
Season 1 of the anime aired from January to December 2021 in two cours.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation is a Japanese light novel series by Rifujin na Magonote and illustrated by Shirotaka. Originally published on the internet web novel website Shosetsuka ni Naro in November 2012, a year later it was announced the series would receive a print release under Media Factory’s MF Books imprint with illustrations done by a Pixiv user called Shirotaka.
A manga adaptation by Yuka Fujikawa began serialization in the June 2014 issue of Monthly Comic Flapper. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the tankōbon volumes of the manga for localization in North America. The company also has licensed the original light novels.
As of February 2022, over 10 million copies of the light novels have been sold worldwide.
Source: Official Website