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Jobless Reincarnation Episode 19 Review – Best in Show

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Jobless Reincarnation Episode 19 Review – Quick Summary

In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 19, “Route Selection,” Rudy found himself once again in an audience with Hitogami, the Man God. This time, Man God promised to give Rudy information about his family, but on one condition: That Rudy would start to trust him at their next meeting. Was it a good idea for Rudy to grudgingly agree? Time will tell. But Rudy did meet his sister Aisha, which seemed like a good sign. Then, things seemed to take a bit of a turn for the worse…

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Favorite Quote from Jobless Reincarnation Episode 19

Ruijerd actually looked disappointed! Capture from the Funimation stream.

The last several episodes were powerful. They hit hard. And they were absolutely exhausting! In a good way, sure, but the pacing of this episode, and the level of its emotional impact, felt perfect as a follow up. Especially since the show continued its honest handling of authentic characters. 

Rudy had learned through Aisha that Lilia was being held prisoner in the castle. And may I just say bless Aisha for keeping the holy relic safe! Though it seems to have come at the cost of Rudy’s reputation. Anyway, when Rudy explained the situation, Eris didn’t like that she couldn’t use Rudy’s name in front of Aisha, but she was all for going on the offensive. 

“Still, if that’s how things are,” she said energetically (14:41), “let’s charge right in!” Even Ruijerd wanted in on the action. “I haven’t assaulted a castle in ages,” he said. He even looked disappointed when Rudy said he wanted to proceed cautiously!

Well, when you’re a carpenter, I guess everything looks like a nail!

Best in Show Moment for Jobless Reincarnation Episode 19

Just look at that smile! This little one is going places… At least, I hope she is! Capture from the Hulu stream.

Setup: Aisha and the Holy Relic

Meeting Aisha was an absolute delight. She’s only what, six years old? Yet, she talked to Rudy as if they were practically intellectual equals! I’m not taking anything away from Rudy by saying that. The dude’s smart and he can think on his feet. 

But hearing Aisha examine the evidence that her brother was a pervert? That was smart work. She even calculated that the wearer of the holy relic had to be only 14 years old! Of course, Aisha lacked world-wisdom. She did not know that Roxy’s race is particularly long-lived, so she’s quite a bit older. She also did not take into account that her brother was even younger than 14, so perhaps lusting after a woman his own age wasn’t the worst thing he could do.

Man, did Aisha have his number or what? Capture from the Hulu stream.

And yes, I know his mind is older. Though I’d argue he’s only now starting to develop the maturity that his previous life’s abhorrent treatment denied him.

Delivery: Postage is Expensive

But I digress. This section is all about celebrating my favorite moment from this episode. This week, it actually happened a few minutes before Aisha’s brilliant detective work. It was when she asked Rudy, a.k.a. Shadow Moon Knight (a name that he at least he had the decency to act embarrassed about!), to send a letter to her father. Rudy asked if she knew that sending letters was expensive.

Aisha got this enormous smile and, referencing her mom Lilia, said (11:25), “She taught me that if a little girl begs sweetly to send her father a letter, other people will take care of the rest!”

In one instant, the show had me laughing at her precociousness and feeling a tug of longing to see Lilia again. I’ve missed her, and Zenith, and Sylphiette, too. I admire this show’s skillful way of getting me to care about these characters and what happens to them. 

Well, at least we know what happened to Lilia! If Rudy had been even slightly less naive, he might have been able to do something about it! Capture from the Hulu stream.

Now, if Rudy can just stop being a naive idiot… I mean, falling for Pax’s plan? Dude…

What did you think of the royal palace of Shirone? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Please feel free to let me know in the comments!

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7 thoughts on “Jobless Reincarnation Episode 19 Review – Best in Show

  1. My feeling is the same as Fred. Hi toga I knew that had Rudeus rushed in something would have happened to Lilia. Now Pax thinks he’s won and Eris and Ruijerd are just itching to attack so it won’t take them long.

    I also got the feeling that Pax’s guard don’t exactly like him so I can see a coupe of some kind too.

      1. What’s funny is that when I read your original post, I knew what you meant!

        Though thinking about it, now I’m wondering how Himiko Toga would get along with Rudy…

    1. I wonder if Rudy’s thinking the same thing about Pax — thought I think, if I’m reading the charts here right:

      https://mushokutensei.fandom.com/wiki/Magic

      That King Level is more powerful than Saint level. Though Rudy was Saint level before the Mana Disaster. Not sure he’s been measured lately. But I could see him intentionally holding back out of concern for Lilia.

      I also expect to see some ramifications for his guards’ attitude towards Pax.

      1. Rudeus was a saint level water mage. All the different abilities have their own scale. For example Paul was King level with all three sword styles.

        We didn’t really see Rudeus react other than to listen to Pax so he could be waiting before breaking out.

  2. I think his partners will follow up. You can be a bit naive if that’s your backup.

    That pit may be King level magic but Rudy doesn’t seem too worried. I bet he can figure a way out. IIRC, he’s saint level now. The guy who set up the trap is still a dweeb.

    1. That’s a good point! It’s like having a carrier battle group at your beck and call.

      “I haven’t assaulted a castle in ages…” I actually feel sorry for Ginger and the guards. They really seem to be serving under duress. Though maybe they’ll conveniently drop their weapons when Ruijerd and Eris close in…

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