Publisher Seven Seas Entertainment announced that it will release a version of the seventh volume of the Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (Classroom of the Elite) light novels, and that it will "evaluate" its editorial decisions on the volumes of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, then that multiple complaints arose on the internet pointing out that complete sections of both works have been censored or omitted.
Based on the comparisons, the English edition of the seventh volume of Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (Classroom of the Elite) omitted entire paragraphs of descriptive prose and dialogue from the original Japanese novel. Readers complained that the changes made it difficult to understand what was happening in the story. Thus, the publisher will reissue the volume in both print and digital formats.
Similar cases of omissions from the first two volumes of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation were also observed. Several controversial changes, designated as direct censorship, also involved a complete rewrite of some segments. In chapter 3 of volume 2, a scene showing the protagonist Rudeus groping Eris's breasts and trying to remove her panties while she was asleep was replaced by him trying to adjust her blouse to prevent her from catching a cold from it. The scene in its original form was featured in the sixth episode of the animated adaptation.
Another notable change from the first volume involved removing any reference to violations. When Lilia described her past sexual history from her with Paul to Rudeus in the ninth chapter, she mentally referred to Paul's actions as "rape and adultery." This was rewritten in English as "infidel and adulterer." In an earlier section of the same chapter, Lilia recalls the incident where Paul sneaked into her room at night to have sex, describing the act as "forced." This was removed in the English version.
Regarding the changes, the publisher stated: “The localization process, especially for novels, involves several editing stages after receiving the raw translation, so the translation is not a 1: 1 process with Japanese. Our goal is to provide accurate translations that reflect the author's intent while offering workable and enjoyable commercial versions. As for Mushoku Tensei, we are currently re-evaluating our editorial choices, and will make appropriate adjustments soon if they are deemed necessary. '
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Synopsis
Despite being bullied, despised, and oppressed his entire life, a thirty-four-year-old hikikomori still found the determination to try something heroic, only to have it end in a tragic accident. But in a twist of fate, he awakens in another world as Rudeus Greyrat, beginning a new life as a baby born to two loving parents. Preserving his memories and knowledge of his previous life, Rudeus quickly adjusts to his new surroundings. With the mind of an older adult, he begins to display a magical talent that exceeds all expectations, honing his skill with the help of a magician named Roxy Migurdia. Rudeus learns to use the sword with his father, Paul, and meets Sylphiette, a girl his age who quickly becomes his best friend.When Rudeus's second chance at life begins, he tries to make the most of his new chance while conquering. his traumatic past. And maybe, one day, he can find the one thing that he couldn't find in his old world: love.
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