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Mushoku Tensei Episode 12 release date: Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 delayed to Fall 2021

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Episode 12 will continue the story in Summer 2021. Pic credit: Studio Bind

The Mushoku Tensei Episode 12 release date has been officially delayed to October 2021, the Fall 2021 anime season.

The news comes thanks to a key visual showing the new release time frame. It was originally officially confirmed for July 2021, the Summer 2021 anime season.

Rather than Mushoku Tensei Season 2, the new episodes will be released as Mushoku Tensei Part 2, which means the anime’s first season has two cours.

What’s a “cour,” you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 is considered to be a split-cour anime. A “split-cour” is where a single anime season takes a multi-month break before resuming TV broadcasting.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2
This key visual indicated that the Mushoku Tensei Part 2 release date had been delayed. It’s unknown why the production was delayed. It’s possible the delay is linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit Japan in multiple waves and caused repeating health emergencies in the Tokyo area. But it’s also possible the decision was made in order to give animators more time in their production schedule to keep the quality high. Pic credit: Studio Bind

The Mushoku Tensei Episode 11 release date is scheduled for March 22, 2021. The anime will then take a broadcasting break until the Mushoku Tensei Part 2 release date in October 2021.

Thus, the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 finale, Mushoku Tensei Episode 23, releases in December 2021.

Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation Part 2
When Episode 11 ended, this Mushoku Tensei Part 2 anime art was released. Pic credit: Studio Bind

The Mushoku Tensei Part 2 OP (opening) theme song music and ED (ending) haven’t been announced yet.

The Mushoku Tensei anime is streaming on Hulu, FUNimation Now, and Netflix Japan (but not Netflix U.S.). FUNimation’s Mushoku Tensei English dub released starting on February 14, 2021, so it was behind the English subtitles version.

The Mushoku Tensei Blu-Ray/DVD release dates will also be impacted by the delays. Episodes 12 through 17 are releasing in Japan on January 19, 2022, delayed from October 20, 2021. Episode 18 through 23 release on March 16, 2022, delayed from December 22, 2021.

  • Updated May 19, 2021: Mushoku Tensei Part 2 release date delayed based on key visual.

This article provides everything that is known about Mushoku Tensei Part 2 (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2/Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Part 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Episode 12 compared to the light novels/manga

The story for the anime TV series is based on the Mushoku Tensei light novels by author Rifujin na Magonote. The books are based on a self-published web novel series that’s completed and it’s expected that the final ending chapter will be adapted by Mushoku Tensei Volume 26 in 2021.

In May 2014, Magonote began working with illustrator Yuka Fujikawa to serialize the Mushoku Tensei manga adaptation in Monthly Comic Flapper. As of January 21, 2021, the manga was up to Volume 14: Chapter 68.5 (which corresponds to light novel Volume 9).

In early 2021, the author wrote in his blog that he intended on writing a Mushoku Tensei sequel, but first he wanted to wrap up the Orc Hero web novel and then focus on healing his health problems.

The anime has been adapting each light novel with an average of four episodes. Thus, it’s expected that Mushoku Tensei Episode 12 will pick up the story again in light novel Volume 4 (or manga Volume 6).

Kishirka Kishirisu
The anime’s first cour briefly introduced demon girl Kishirka Kishirisu. In Mushoku Tensei Part 2, she will play a larger role. Pic credit: Yuka Fujikawa

Mushoku Tensei Part 2 anime story summary

Magical calamity has sent Rudeus to the opposite end of the world! But the journey itself is not without its own excitement.

Meanwhile, Roxy is traveling to the Demon Continent in hopes of tracking Rudeus down.

On the way to his hometown, Rudy comes to the aid of a rather scantily-clad young girl, one Kishirka Kishirisu. The supposed Great Empress of the Demon Realm has recently been reborn and is starving, seeming more like a beggar than a powerful ruler. In return for his aid, the girl offers to grant him a wish, anything that he wants.

Not realizing that he was speaking to the real Kishirika, Rudeus takes her suggestion that he be granted a demon eye, the Foresight Eye that allows him to see possible outcomes in the future. The ability he receives is certainly powerful and Rudeus soon finds himself getting glimpses into the future–but even a fancy new power can’t keep him out of trouble!

Unfortunately, anime fans will need to wait until the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!

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