Funimation to Stream Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Anime
posted on by Adriana Hazra
Funimation announced on Sunday that it will stream the television anime of Rifujin na Magonote's Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel series this coming winter season. The company will stream the series in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, and Brazil. Funimation also posted a promotional video for the anime.
Funimation describes the anime:
The story follows a 34-year-old man who is killed after trying to save someone from getting hit by a car. He soon finds himself reincarnated in a magical world as Rudeus Greyrat, except that he gets his whole life reset, starting as a baby.
With all of his knowledge from his previous life, and a new heaping helping of magical ability, Rudeus quickly becomes a formidable warrior ready for adventure. Oh, and he's still a total pervert.
The cast includes:
Ai Kakuma as Eris Boreas Greyrat
Konomi Kohara as Roxy Migurdia
Ai Kayano as Sylphiette
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Paul Greyrat
Hisako Kanemoto as Zenith Greyrat
Lynn as Lillia
Daisuke Namikawa as Ruijerd Superdia
Tomokazu Sugita as Rudeus Grayrat's former self, before he was reincarnated in an alternate world.
Manabu Okamoto (Gamers!) is directing the series at Studio Bind. EGG FIRM is also credited for production. Kazutaka Sugiyama (animation director for DARLING in the FRANXX) is designing the characters. Yuiko Ōhara is producing, writing, scoring, and singing both the opening theme song and the ending theme song.
The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 channels on January 10 at 24:00 (effectively, January 11 at midnight). It will also air on Sun TV, and run on the d Anime Store and Niconico services as it airs on the television.
Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed both the light novel series and Yuka Fujikawa's manga adaptation. The company has also licensed Shōko Iwami's Mushoku Tensei: Roxy Gets Serious (Mushoku Tensei: Roxy Datte Honki desu) spinoff manga.
Kadokawa published the first volume of the light novel series with illustrations by Shirotaka in April 2014. Fujikawa's manga adaptation began in Kadokawa's Comic Flapper magazine in October 2014. The novels ranked at #8 on the 2019 Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! tankōbon list. The novels and manga have a combined print total of 2.2 million copies in Japan as of October 2018.
Developer Aiming and distributor Beaglee are planning to release the Mushoku Tensei ~Game ni Nattemo Honki Dasu~ (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - I'll Seriously Try Even If It's Made Into a Game) role-playing game as a free-to-play title (with fees for in-game items) on iOS and Android devices next year.
Source: Funimation's website