Seven Seas Entertainment, a leading publisher, recently revealed its plan to venture into the realm of audiobooks, and their first target is none other than the beloved light novel series, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. The exciting news was announced on Monday, July 24, 2023. Fans can look forward to immersing themselves in the world of Mushoku Tensei through the soothing narration of the talented Cliff Kurt. The audiobook for the first volume of the series is all set to hit the virtual shelves in September 2023.
A Journey from Web Novel to Multimedia Sensation
The roots of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation trace back to its humble beginnings as a web novel on the renowned Shosetsuka ni Naro website. Created by the imaginative author Rifujin na Magonote, this isekai gem joined the ranks of other legendary series like Overlord, KonoSuba, and Re:ZERO, all of which also started their journey as web novels on the same site. The concept struck a chord with readers, and its popularity soared to new heights.
From Page to Screen: An Expanding Universe
The success of the web novel paved the way for Mushoku Tensei’s expansion into various formats. The story progressed into a print novel, a manga, a light novel, and a captivating television anime series. The world it offered captivated fans across the globe, and the demand for more adaptations grew.
Adding Audiobooks to the Arsenal
With the audiobook adaptation scheduled to debut in September 2023, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation continues its journey of adaptation under Seven Seas Entertainment’s Seven Seas’ Siren audiobook imprint. Seven Seas Entertainment has already licensed the series for its light novel and manga adaptations, including the delightful spinoff manga series titled “Roxy Gets Serious.”
A Tale of Creators and Collaborators
Rifujin na Magonote’s imaginative storytelling comes to life through the artistic talent of Yuka Fujikawa and Shirotaka, who illustrate the mainline manga and light novel adaptations, respectively. As for the thrilling spinoff “Roxy Gets Serious,” it was both written and illustrated by Rifujin na Magonote, with the artistic contribution of Sohoko Iwami.
A Journey with a Legacy
As the story winds its way through different formats, fans have eagerly followed its progression. The spinoff series concluded on July 14, 2023, with the upcoming release of its 13th and final compilation volume. Meanwhile, the original light novel series found its conclusion in November 2022, while the web novel, where it all began, reached its end back in April 2015. The manga adaptation continues to evolve, keeping readers eagerly turning the pages.
Anime Adaptations and Beyond
The captivating tale of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation also made its way to the small screen with its television anime adaptation. The first part premiered in January 2021, while the second part, initially planned for a July release, was delayed to October 2021. Funimation brought the series to streaming platforms, and fans can now enjoy it on both Crunchyroll and Hulu. Even a delightful OVA episode, “Eris the Goblin Slayer,” found its way to eager viewers.
Continuing the Anime Saga
The anime’s popularity led to a highly anticipated second season, which premiered on July 2, 2023. Crunchyroll now streams it internationally as it airs in Japan. The second season is set to span two cours, with the first half airing from July to September and the second from April to June 2024. Anime enthusiasts can relish the prospect of 25 episodes, mirroring the episode count of the first season (excluding the delightful OVA).
As Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation ventures into the world of audiobooks and continues to amaze audiences through various adaptations, its engaging tale of reincarnation and adventure keeps captivating fans worldwide.