Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 4 – Quick Summary
In Jobless Reincarnation II episode 4, “Letter of Invitation,” we see the story of Rudy and the 20 member party slaying the dragon – from the party’s perspective. It wasn’t quite what I expected! Later, drawn by the stories extolling Quagmire, Elinalise Dragonroad entered the bar where Rudy was eating. She attracted quite a lot of attention, including Rudy’s. She had been looking for Rudy. Her message, though, surprised him. What news did she have to give him? Will she try to seduce Rudy – like she has with almost everyone else? And how will Rudy react if she does?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 4
Did you notice how much more confident Rudy seemed? Very different from his earlier conversations! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
It’s been a while since we saw the man god/Hitogrami, hasn’t it? Rudy thought so, too, because one of the first things he asked was why Hitogami didn’t answer when he prayed for help searching for Zenith.
Apparently, Hitogami can twerk now. I believe I could have lived my whole life without knowing that.
Be that as it may, Hitogrami earned my favorite quote in this episode. Rudy tried to do the responsible thing. He tried to continue his search for Zenith before fulfilling his desire to further his education.
Hitogami was in no mood for Rudy’s magnanimity. After performing his dance right in front of Rudy’s face (seriously, Hitogami, WTH?), he said Rudy really should go to college.
“Do this, and you shall regain your manly potency and pride,” Hitogami said (19:59).
Talk about hitting below the belt!
Favorite Moment from Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 4
So that’s what a tour de force looks like! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Setup: It’s OP Week!
This is my week for OP characters getting to cut loose. First, I got to watch Tsugaru Shinuchi unleash a world of hurt on a vampire in The Headliner Appears, episode 4 of Undead Murder Farce. In this episode, we get to see Rudy show us what he can do.
I think curb-stomping a blizzard like he did a couple of episodes ago might be a greater achievement, but man, what he did in this episode felt nothing short of amazing.
Remember near the end of the previous episode, when Elinalise heard the story of a 20 member party taking down a dragon? She knew immediately that the party included Rudy. So when this episode started and we saw Rudy with Soldat’s party, I thought, “Cool! We get to see how it happened.”
I think the dragon might be in a bit of trouble here… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Soldat’s party was just about to finish up a fight against some grizzly bears when the dragon just dropped out of the sky. It had used the cover of snow to sneak up on them. Now, its eyes flicked this way and that, looking for targets.It surged forward. Now, before I go on, I want to mention that I’m bit of a dragon connoisseur. My favorite anime dragon is likely the fire dragon from Gate, especially episode 17. Was this dragon on par with the fire dragon? It was close. The design was solid. Overall, I prefer the dragon from Gate, but I’ll tell you what: when this dragon surged forward, all four legs propelling it onward, it had weight. It had presence. I felt terrified on behalf of Soldat’s party.
Delivery: Rudy Steps Up and Stomps
I was completely wasting my time.
Rudy told them to scatter – that he’d cover for them. He “covered” for them by conjuring sharp, massive rocks and hurling them through the dragon’s wings, grounding it. When he tried to crawl to him, he liquified the ground. As it sank, he froze the ground. Then he smashed its head with an even bigger boulder (03:02).
Soldat’s party could not believe their eyes. Well, except for Soldat. He looked like a proud father!
Doesn’t Soldat look like a proud papa here? Well, a proud papa with a dash of blood lust thrown in… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
A party of 20 with Rudy in it didn’t kill the dragon. Rudy killed the dragon with a party of 20 spectators. And yet, even after that display, Rudy remained humble. He said the dragon was half dead anyway. But that scarcely mattered. He took it down, single-handedly, with freaking ease.
Remember the last time we saw someone handle a dragon with even less effort? That was back in episode 8, when a dragon landed, too one look at Orsted, and noped it way back into the sky. I wonder what that says about Rudy?
What did you think of Elinalise’s approach to recreation? What were your favorite moments in the episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 4: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Season 2 • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 – Episode 4 discussion
- DOUBLESAMA: MUSHOKU TENSEI: JOBLESS REINCARNATION SEASON 2 EPISODE 4 REVIEW
- The Otaku Author: Mushoku Tensei II: Jobless Reincarnation (Episode 4) – Letter of Invitation
This Site (Crow’s World of Anime!)
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 0: Guardian Fitz
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 1: Brokenhearted Mage
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 2: The Forest in the Dead of Night
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 3: Abrupt Approach
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 4: Letter of Invitation
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 5: Ranoa University of Magic
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 6: I Don’t Want to Die
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 7: The Kidnapping and Confinement of Beast Girls
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 8: The Fiancé of Despair
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 9: The White Mask
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 10: These Feelings
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 11: To You
- Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 12: I Want to Tell You