The author of the literary franchise Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, Rifujin na Magonote, recently referred to the criticism circulating in networks about the protagonist of the series.
His posts on the subject are translated as follows.
“There are many people who cannot accept how in Mushoku Tensei, the protagonist continues to be a pervert even after reincarnating. It is the same in the original work. But it's not like he regrets being a pervert in his previous life. That's why in isekai he doesn't necessarily think “This time I'm going to live seriously! And that also means that I will stop being a pervert! ”Tentatively speaking, in the original work, he is 100% a pervert and 0% serious the moment he is born into the new world. When you decide to "live life seriously" the percentages settle into 20% pervert and 80% serious, but since the animated adaptation did not include that moment of change, the proportion of "pervert" feels much higher compared to the original work. I also think that when he did that to Roxy's panties, he was not yet acculturated to the other world, and he kind of perceived other people besides himself as characters from a video game. I think he was still not aware of them like other people living their own lives. Your understanding of the people around you increases at the end of the second episode and onwards, so wait for it! I think that as your understanding level increases, you will do less criminal actions and other things that ignore other people's feelings. . However, the fundamental nature of him as a pervert will not change, so if you are one of those people who thinks that being a pervert in itself is a bad thing, I hope you don't get too upset! "
In other posts, Rifujin na Magonote also addressed the need to represent the dark parts of Rudeus' previous life, mentioning: “One of Mushoku Tensei's concepts is that when you reincarnate in another world you will face many dilemmas similar to your own world. above (particularly in the sense of human relationships), so people who think, "He's going to rebuild his life when he reincarnates, right?" (lol) Ouch, I hope they continue to watch the anime even if they are disappointed. "
The series has been on air in Japan since last January 10 and is confirmed with a total of 23 episodes, with its transmission divided into two parts that will be broadcast separately. Although it has not been officially confirmed, the distribution of its volumes indicates that the first half will have eleven episodes, while the second, which is estimated to premiere in the Summer-2021 season (July-September) will have twelve episodes. Finally, Funimation owns the distribution rights.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Synopsis
Killed while saving a stranger during a traffic accident, a 34-year-old NEET reincarnates in a new world of magic under the name Rudeus Greyrat, a newborn. With knowledge, experience, and regrets from a past life, Rudeus vows to lead a full life and never repeat his mistakes. Now gifted with tremendous magical power, as well as the mindset of a grown man, Rudeus is seen as a genius in power by his new parents. He soon, he will find himself being trained by powerful warriors, such as his father, a swordsman, and a mage named Roxy Migurdia. But despite his innocent exterior, Rudeus remains a perverted otaku, using his vast knowledge to make women his own that he never enjoyed in his previous life.
(c) 理 不尽 な 孫 の 手 / MF ブ ッ ク ス / 「無 職 転 生」 製作 委員会