Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Episode 7) – What Lies Beyond Effort

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Another tutor approaches Rudeus to ask if she can take some of his lesson time as Eris is falling behind in her dance and elocution. Her tenth birthday is approaching and it would be a disaster if it went poorly!

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Episode 7) – What Lies Beyond Effort

What happened?

With all this newfound free time, Rudeus decides to learn some new languages and asks Philip if he can borrow some books. Well, it turns out Philip is a massive furry too and is happy to help. As such, he recommends the Beast-God language which is the common tongue among beast-people. Rudeus also adds Battle-God and Demon-God. However, Demon-God is frustrating him so he writes to Roxy for some advice.

Amazingly, Roxy replies and sends a textbook that she wrote by hand to aid him in his studies. She also revealed that a statuette that looks just like her has made its way to her student. It’s quite disturbing. Of course, that’s not all, Rudeus has been pressured into helping with Eris’ dance lessons. She’s not interested, but he sees her running away as he did in his past life, and it troubles him.

At Eris’ tenth birthday party, she tried to dance with a noble, but it goes horribly wrong. Rudeus steps up to save the day and tells her to imagine she’s facing a feint in sword fighting and that seems to do the trick. The next morning, Rudeus stumbles upon Lord Sauros with one of the beast-girls. Then, Sauros shows Rudeus a strange object in the sky.

Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation Episode 7 Rudeus and Ghislaine

What did you think?

This was yet another slow episode, which makes three so far, however, it was still good and showed a lot of growth within the characters. Rudeus had a chance to do something perverted and decided against it. Even Eris showed how she has grown up a little and even thanked Rudeus for giving her a wand. The best thing about these changes is that they have been gradual and still have a long way to go. It’s crazy to expect someone to suddenly change overnight.

The dance was fun and strangely awkward, but it gave Rudeus a chance to show how he can take a lesson from one subject and use it to enrich another. It proves that he is quite intelligent, even if he was unable to get past the bullying in his past life. Not only that, but he expressed his regrets for how he behaved and wanted to pass that on to Eris. They are fascinating characters, even with their flaws.

Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation Episode 7 Eris Dancing

What have you learnt?

It’s all too easy to see a character doing something that you don’t approve of and labelling them a bad character. However, that’s not always the case. Lots of memorable characters from fiction are horribly flawed people. If you met them in real life, you probably wouldn’t want to hang with them. On the flip side, I don’t think anyone would want to hang around with someone that is perfect.

I guess the point I’m coming to is that it’s the flaws in the characters that we see in ourselves that make a story resonate. Most people have lost their temper at some point or gotten frustrated because something wasn’t working out the way they thought. It’s these tiny connections that draw us closer to the characters and the story. Without these elements to latch on to, it would be incredibly boring. Give me brilliantly flawed characters every time. Other than Ghislaine, of course. She’s perfect!

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Series Information

English TitleMushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Japanese TitleMushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu
GenresActionComedyEcchi, FantasyIsekaiMagic


Season One – Part One
SeasonSeason One – Part One
ReleasedWinter 2021
Animation StudiosStudio Bind
1Jobless Reincarnation
3A Friend
4Emergency Family Meeting
5A Young Lady and Violence
6A Day Off in Roa
7What Lies Beyond Effort
8Turning Point 1
9A Chance Encounter
10The Value of a Life and the First Job
11Children and Warriors
Season One – Part Two
SeasonSeason One – Part Two
ReleasedFall 2021
Animation StudiosStudio Bind
12The Woman with the Demon Eyes
13Missed Connections
14No Such Thing As a Free Lunch
15Slow Life in the Doldia Village
16Family Squabble
18Separate Journeys
19Route Selection
20The Birth of My Little Sister, the Maid
21Turning Point 2
22Dreams and Reality
23Wake Up and Take a Step
Season One – Side Story
English TitleEris the Goblin Slayer
Japanese TitleEris no Goblin Toubatsu
ReleasedWinter 2022
Animation StudiosStudio Bind
Season Two – Prequel
English TitleGuardian Fitz
Japanese TitleShugo Jutsushi Fitz
ReleasedSummer 2023
Animation StudiosStudio Bind
Season Two – Part One
SeasonSeason Two – Part One
ReleasedSummer 2023
Animation StudiosStudio Bind
1The Brokenhearted Mage
2The Forest in the Dead of Night
3Abrupt Approach
4Letter of Invitation
5Ranoa University of Magic
6I Don’t Want to Die
7The Kidnapping and Confinement of Beast Girls
8The Fiancé of Despair
9The White Mask
10These Feelings
11To You
12I Want to Tell You
Season Two – Part Two
SeasonSeason Two – Part Two
ReleasedSpring 2024
Animation StudiosStudio Bind
13My Dream Home
14Wedding Reception
16Norn and Aisha
17My Older Brother’s Feelings
18Turning Point 3
19Desert Journey
20Into the Labyrinth
21Magic Circle to the Sixth Stratum
23Let’s Go Home

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