Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Episode 6 Review – Quick Summary
In Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Episode 6, “A Day Off in Roa,” Rudeus’ situation had improved dramatically after he helped Ghislaine save Eris. But if Rudy had hoped for a peaceful stint tutoring Eris, he was in for a rude awakening. He finally got to meet Eris’ mother Hilda, and Hilda didn’t think much of Rudy at all. Even worse, Eris had inherited her temper and delicate touch from her grandfather Sauros, who even Philip feared. What will Sauros think of Rudy? Will he even allow Rudy to stay in the manor? And if he does, given Eris’ extreme temper, is that a good thing for Rudy?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Episode 6
I was with Rudy on this one. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
I can see where Eris gets her temper. Her grandfather is quite an imposing fellow, isn’t he? Fortunately for Rudy, Sauros had been impressed by how Rudy had saved Eris from the kidnappers, so he said Rudy could stay in the manor.
Maybe that gave Rudy a boost in confidence, because when Sauros asked Rudy to teach magic to Eris, Rudy said that Eris should ask for herself. In a booming voice that had to shake Rudy’s bones, Sauros demanded to know what Rudy meant. He said that he was concerned that Eris might grow up to be too proud to ask for what she really needed.
That impressed Sauros, so he called Eris down. And by “called”, I mean he took in a deep breath and yelled his granddaughter’s name in a voice so loud that the house shook. Eris bounded downstairs. She wasn’t happy when Sauros ordered her to ask Rudy to teach her, but even Eris’ boundless temper was no match for her grandfather. So, clutching her hair to make twin-tails, she said (04:04), “P-please teach Eris magic, meow.”
You’d think that would qualify for my favorite quote, wouldn’t you? But no, the best was yet to come. Rudy was absolutely stunned. What would possess Eris to think that was a polite way of asking for something?
The head butler delivered my favorite quote as the answer. He said (04:23), “The masters are fond of beast people. That pose is an imitation of drooping ears.”
Wow. Just. Wow. I felt as stunned as Rudy looked.
Best in Show Moment for Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Episode 6
Ghislaine’s clenched fist says it all. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Setup: The Joy of Teaching is Timeless
Lots of interesting world-building in this episode. I want to know more about Perugius and the Armored Dragon King. But I guess if it’s important enough, we’ll see bits of it dramatized later.
When I graduated high school, I hand intended to become a Catholic school high school teacher. In college, I went through the prerequisites except one, and I forget what that one was. Linguistics, maybe? It’s been awhile. The point is, I loved teaching. Then I learned what a starting teacher’s salary was. I couldn’t raise a family on that! I don’t know how teachers do it! So I ended up working for an insurance company and learned Lotus 1-2-3 and dBASE III.
Regardless of where I ended up, I still miss teaching. I remember teaching a Sunday school class of six graders. Very smart kids. I’d been teacher for a few months when a little girl who never talked or tried to answer a question put her hand up. I didn’t know it at the time, but she had some learning challenges, and other teachers said she’d never tried to answer anything before. For whatever reason, she decided she could trust me enough to try. Her answer was right, and her embarrassed smile is something I remember to this day even thought it was over 35 years ago. It’s still one of my prized memories.
Seeing a student ecstatic about something they’d just learned is just about the most awesome thing on the planet. Any planet — even the one in this show! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Rudy, that lucky little bastard, got to bask in the glow of a similar moment, and he’s not even 10 years old.
Delivery: Math for Badasses
Rudy had a hard time engaging Eris in math. He worked with Ghislaine to incorporate math into her adventurer stories, and that kind of worked. But even that wore off.
But did you notice who Rudy did have some luck with? Ghislaine herself! Apparently, the story she made up to convince math was important wasn’t a fiction. Ghislaine really saw the value in knowing math for commerce and logistics.
When the three of them visited Roa, they stopped in the market. Rudy tried to use tool pricing to show Eris how important math could be. He gave her a word problem: Let’s say she found a merchant to sell a hammer for five large coppers. Now, assume she found another merchant that sold a similar hammer for four large coppers. The problem to solve? If she haggled the price down to three large coppers and sold it for four, how many large coppers would she make?
While Eris panicked and threw up way too many fingers, Ghislaine started with the right number and counted down. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
In the shot, you could see Eris go into panic mode. She couldn’t even figure it out using her fingers! But just beside her, Ghislaine put up four fingers and counted off three. That left her with one. When Rudy announced the answer, Eris wasn’t even close. But Ghislaine clenched her fist and said (16:34), “I did it.”
That is so cool I almost couldn’t stand it. I have no idea what social prejudices kept Ghislaine from learning basic math. But she’s learning now, and even to someone with her sword skills, you could see that solving a simple math problem was still something she felt proud of.
Gotta say: This show’s giving me a higher number of quality moments than I expected or hoped for.
What did you think of Eris and Rudy’s sword training? What was your Best in show moment? Let me know in the comments!
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