The author of the literary franchise Mushoku Tensei: reincarnation without work, Rifujin na Magonote, recently referred to the criticism of the protagonist of the series circulating in networks.
His posts on this topic are translated as follows.
«There are many people who cannot accept, as in Mushoku Tensei, The protagonist remains a pervert even after reincarnation. This is also the case in the original work. But it's not that he regrets being perverted in his previous life. Because of that At isekai you don't necessarily think: “This time I will live seriously! And that also means that I will stop being perverted! ".
Provisionally, In the original work, he's 100% perverted and 0% serious once he's born in the new world. If you choose to "live life seriously" The percentages are 20% perverse and 80% severe, but since The animated adaptation did not include this moment of change, the part of "pervert" feels a lot older than the original work.
I also think that when he did that to Roxy's panties I was not yet acculturated in the other worldand half other people other than themselves perceived as characters in a video game. I think I was still unaware of them like other people who lead their own lives. His understanding of the people around him increases by the end of the second episode. and on, so wait for it!
In my opinion As you understand, you will become less likely to engage in criminal action and other things that ignore other people's feelings. However, his fundamental nature as a pervert will not change, in order to If you're one of those people who think it's a bad thing to be a pervert in and of itself, I hope you don't get too upset!»
In other publications, Rifujin na Magonote also addressed the need to depict the dark parts of Rudeus' earlier life, mentioning: «One of the concepts of Mushoku Tensei is that When you are reborn in another world, you will face many dilemmas similar to those of your previous world (especially in terms of human relationships), people who think, "He'll rebuild his life when he's born again, right?" (lol) Ouch, I hope you keep watching the anime even if you are disappointed».
The series has aired in Japan since January 10th and has been confirmed with a total of 23 episodes. The broadcast is divided into two parts, which are broadcast separately. Though not officially confirmed, the distribution of its volumes suggests that the first half will have eleven episodes while the second, which is expected to premiere in the summer 2021 season (July-September), will have twelve episodes. After all, Funimation owns the distribution rights.
Mushoku Tensei: Unemployed Reincarnation Synopsis
A 34-year-old NEET who saved a stranger in a traffic accident is reborn in a new world of magic under the name Rudeus Greyrat, a newborn baby. With knowledge, experience and regret from a past life, Rudeus vows to lead a fulfilling life and never repeat his mistakes.
Endowed with tremendous magical power and the mentality of a grown man, Rudeus is now viewed as a potential genius by his new parents. Soon he will be trained by mighty warriors like his father, a swordsman and a wizard named Roxy Migurdia. Despite his innocent appearance, Rudeus remains a perverted otaku who uses his vast knowledge to make women of his own whom he has never enjoyed in his previous life.
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