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Mushoku Tensei Part 2 release date confirmed for October 2021 by preview trailer

Mushoku Tensei Part 2
The Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 release date has been delayed to October 2021. Pic credit: Studio Bind

The Mushoku Tensei Part 2 release date has officially been confirmed to be on October 3, 2021, the Fall 2021 anime season.

A Mushoku Tensei Part 2 trailer was released on August 3, 2021.

The 2nd Mushoku Tensei Part 2 trailer was released on September 19, 2021.

The Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 release date was originally planned for the summer of July 2021. The cause of the delay was blamed on “various circumstances.”

“Due to various circumstances, the second season [cour] of Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu, which was scheduled to start airing in July 2021, has been postponed and changed to start airing in October 2021,” stated the official website. “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to our customers who have been looking forward to the broadcast of the second season [cour] of the TV anime and the release of the products. We thank you for your understanding.”

Mushoku Tensei Episode 12 Anime
The exact Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 release date comes thanks to a key visual released in August 2021 showing the new release time frame. Pic credit: Studio Bind

Mushoku Tensei Part 2 is the second cour of the first season of the anime TV series. The first season is being released as a split-cour anime.

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.

A “split-cour” is where a single anime season takes a multi-month break before resuming TV broadcasting.

The second cour will start up with Mushoku Tensei Episode 12. The first season will have a total of 23 episodes released as four Blu-Ray/DVD volumes.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2
This key visual shows that the Mushoku Tensei Part 2 release date has been delayed. Pic credit: Studio Bind

When the delay announcement was made, a new key visual for Mushoku Tensei Part 2 was released. Animator Ryo Imamura provided an explanation for what was being depicted.

“It’s an image of the road to Wenport, the old stories of the veteran warrior Ruijerd, and even the animals (Eris and the continental lizard are asleep after a hard day’s work),” the animator tweeted.

  • Updated September 19, 2021: Added Mushoku Tensei Part 2 OP info and 2nd trailer.
  • Updated August 31, 2021: Added Mushoku Tensei Part 2 trailer.
  • Updated August 16, 2021: Exact Mushoku Tensei Part 2 release date confirmed!

Why was the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Episode 12 release date delayed?

Although animation Studio Bind states that there were “various circumstances” that caused the delay, it’s unknown exactly why the Mushoku Tensei 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 during the first half of 2021.

But it’s also possible the decision was made in order to give animators more time in their production schedule to keep the animation quality high.

Whatever the case may be, the anime has been a success. In fact, anime news leakers are already claiming that the anime is following in the footsteps of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 by having both Mushoku Tensei Season 2 and Season 3 planned out.

Mushoku Tensei Blu-Ray/DVD release date also delayed

The Mushoku Tensei Blu-Ray/DVD schedule will also be impacted by delays.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Blu-Ray Volume 3 (Episodes 12 – 17) is being delayed from October 20 to January 19, 2022.

Volume 4 (Episodes 18 – 23) is being delayed from December 22 to March 16, 2022.

4 thoughts on “Mushoku Tensei Part 2 release date confirmed for October 2021 by preview trailer”

  1. I cannnot understand japan, I am so done, ith their stupidity, just it alays take years to make the next seasons, but no they do this to the part 2, slime gets the part 2 right away andre zero gets part 2 right away. So why this has to be delayed when this 2 I just said they get the part 2 right away

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    • Actually, even Slime Season 2 and its counterpart Slime Diaries were delayed. The entire anime industry is overworked so it’s inevitable that big-name productions are pushed back.

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    • This is an insanely uneducated comment. First of all, most anime are intended to promote LN and sometimes manga sales. If they do well, the studio may consider another season. If they don’t do well, the anime will most likely end after the first or second seasons. In cases where there is a “part 2”, the studio has usually already planned to animate the series for another 12 or so episodes. For example, Re:Zero finished fairly quickly because they had already announced this ahead of time and where working on the project from the start. Same goes for other series like SAO Alicization War of Underworld and 86 (Even though it’s season 2). Also it’s extremely dumb to call out Mushoku Tensei in particular for this. Studio Bind was created entirely to animate Mushoku Tensei, taking some of the best animators there are in the industry. Most likely, we’ll see at least 5 more seasons of this show as the Studio officially put out the statement that Seasons 2 and 3 are currently in the works. This project has been in the works for about 3 years now so please don’t make hot takes like this anymore.

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