Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Episode 8) – Turning Point 1

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It’s almost Rudeus’ tenth birthday and Eris is planning a surprise party. Of course, he’s realised and plans on having a bit of fun with it. Just what will Ghislaine do to keep Rudeus from finding out?

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What happened?

So, Rudeus caught Eris and Ghislaine planning his tenth birthday party. Rather than ruin the surprise, he decided to see what he could get away with. Once the day came, Ghislaine was tasked with keeping Rudeus busy while the final preparations were completed. He worked it out and decided to show her a figurine of her he’d been working on. Only he could work out how her tail connected to her body and asked if he might see it! She didn’t even hesitate, turning around and dropping her pants.

A maid arrived while this was going on to let them know the dinner was ready and was not prepared for the sight that greeted her. At the surprise birthday party, Rudeus managed to get Sauros to declare that he would remove the head of the Notos branch of Greyrats and have Rudeus made the family head. Philip’s wife even embraced Rudeus and offered to adopt him, no, she demanded that he marry her daughter Eris. Things got out of hand!

Meanwhile, the strange object in the sky started to gather mana and caught the attention of eyes all across the lands. Rudeus was about to show Ghislaine and Eris his most powerful spell, but they were attacked by someone from the sky. Ghislaine fought him off, but then the object erupted, catching everyone in the explosion!

Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation Episode 8 Rudeus tries his new staff

What did you think?

Amazing! This was a great episode. It started off as normal with Rudeus wandering around the manor. I liked how he saw what was going on and decided to see what he could get away with. His performance at the party was hilarious and I loved that they had to drag two family members out for getting too passionate about things that you shouldn’t decide on a whim.

The scene with Rudeus and Eris in his bedroom was quite awkward and I’m glad it didn’t go any further. That said, I feel like they are getting closer as characters and that was quite well done, especially considering how they reacted when they first met. However, Ghislaine does it again. She is absolutely fearless. Literally, nothing fazes her!

Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation Episode 8 The maid walks in on Rudeus looking at Ghislaine's bum

What have you learnt?

Well, this episode ended with a bang! This is where the adventure really begins. Everything up to now has been about setting the stage. I love this series and I can’t wait for the next part, especially with season two only days away. This series took its time to set the stage and introduce the players. Often that would be considered too slow for modern audiences. It worked with Lord of the Rings and as a result, this feels like a homage to the fantasy stories of old.

The best thing about this is that either way can work. Mushoku Tensei took a more considered approach whereas Goblin Slayer threw us into the deep-end and left us to sink or swim. There’s no right way to do things, despite what some people will tell you. The best thing you can do is experiment and see what works. I feel like I now need to look into the light novels to get an idea of how this was developed in the book. Basically, this story is fascinating and I can’t get enough.

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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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