Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 7 – Quick Summary
In Jobless Reincarnation II episode 7, “The Kidnapping and Confinement of Beast Girls,” Rudy and Zanoba continued to train Juliette in basic magic. She was a quick learner – far quicker than Zanoba expected! She became so good that Zanoba showed her the statue Rudy had made of Ruijerd Superdia. But when Rudy asked to see the figure he’d given Zanoba of Roxy, Rudy learned a shocking truth. A truth that provoked such a reaction that Juliette hid from his wrath. What did Rudy discover? Will Zanoba survive the results? And if Zanoba wasn’t at fault, who was?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 7
Rudy has no idea just how powerful he really is. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Okay, before we address the herd of elephants loitering in the dead center of the room, let’s get my favorite quote out of the way. Because it’s at the heart of what I like about this series.
Rudy used deeply racist language to provide a reaction out of Rinia Dedoldia and Pursena Adoldia. And it worked. Rinia attacked, but Rudy put her down with ease. Zanoba tried to capture Pursena, but she was faster than him. So Rudy had to incapacitate her, too.
Zanoba was astonished and said as much. Rudy reacted like he had not demonstrated any particularly good skills. He even thought the fight was a bit of a let down.
“Maybe Paul and Eris were stronger than I thought,” he said to himself (11:40).
He’s still carrying so much emotional damage from his time on Earth that he can’t see it. He cannot see that he passed Roxy’s raw power long ago; that he fought beside Ruijerd and learned much from him; and that he’s even using the Orsted’s techniques. He’s one of the most powerful sentients on that planet. And he just doesn’t get it.
Favorite Moment from Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 7
Fitz is one devious person. Rudy would do well to remember that! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Setup: Don’t Pay Attention to My Delaying Tactics!
Remember when Rudy saw the Roxy figure in pieces? Did you see Juliette sneak away from her seat at the table and hide behind Zanoba? Was that hilarious or what? She knows a potential catastrophic event when she sees one!
Plus, Zanoba, and finally Juliette, chanting “Roxy, Roxy!” waltzed right over that line between sane and insane and are even now frolicking in my memory. Where I hope to exorcize them someday.
And yes, I’m delaying. This is tough episode to get my brain around. The good news is that I’ve already renounced virtual signaling (you can see proof in my review of the previous episode). So, before I go on, let’s get this out of the way:
There’s no jurisdiction in our world where this is legal. That I know of. And if there is, I don’t want to know about it. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Kidnaping, sexual assault, and racism are now, and have always been, and always will be, morally impermissible. There. It’s in clear text, and anything I say after this does not take away from the finality of that statement.
Seriously. I’m not going to justify a single thing that happened in this episode. Because here’s the thing: I don’t have to. This is a work of fiction. This is about Rudy’s journey from a destroyed human being to something else. I’m an anime-only viewer, so I don’t know where he ends up. But I know this: he’s a fantastic fictional character, and so are almost all the characters around him.
That includes Rinia and Pursena. And Zanoba and Juliette. And especially Fitz/Sylphie.
So, in this episode, for breaking the Roxy figure, Rudy retaliated against Rinia and Pursena by kidnapping and restraining them. He groped Rinia (as an experiment, he said). We could go on about what happened, but I think you get the point. What interested me about this whole affair is how everyone reacted to it.
Delivery: Making the World More Real – in All Its Sucky Glory
Rinia and Pursena knew Rudy was in control. They didn’t try to threaten their way out of it. They even bargained towards the end: sexual favors for jerky. Juliette certainly didn’t say anything. I think Reddit user Frontier246 put it best by saying, “At this rate she’ll be burying bodies for these two soon lol.” Zanoba? Seemed like a normal day to him. Even Fitz was all like, “Well, as long as you’re not having sex with them, it’s fine by me.”
This episode drove something home in a way that other episodes have not. It’s obvious; I’ve even spoken of it before. I’m sure you’ve thought about it. But this episode made something appallingly clear: this world brutally sucks.
And it’s one of the most vital, realistic, and living fantasy worlds I’ve ever encountered. It took this episode to drive that point home in a new and dynamic ways.
The “Roxy, Roxy!” is going to be stuck in my brain for a long, long time! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
My favorite moment was when Rudy and Fitz released Rinia and Pursena. Fitz had painted humiliating runes and expressions on their faces. She said that if the two turned on Rudy, or did anything to piss him off, she’d chant the spell needed to turn the paint into permanent tattoos. After the two beast girls had left, Rudy asked Fitz what would happen if someone else happened to know that incantation.
“That was a lie,” she said with a smile (19:42). “… That’s just cheap paint for magic circles.”
And Rudy realized that it’s probably wise not to piss off Fitz. I suspect that’s a lesson that will pay huge dividends in the future!
What did you think of… well, your pick! What did you think of anything in this episode and what were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
Jobless Reincarnation II Episode 7: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Season 2 • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 – Episode 7 discussion
- DOUBLESAMA: MUSHOKU TENSEI: JOBLESS REINCARNATION SEASON 2 EPISODE 7 REVIEW
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