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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 Episode Guide

Episode 12: The Woman with the Demon Eyes

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 12, “The Woman with the Demon Eyes,” RudyEris, and Ruijerd were elated to finally get to the ocean. Eris wanted to dive in for a swim. Unfortunately, they mood turned sour when they learned how much it would take to charter a ship back to Eris’ continent. How much was the price? Well, the word “astronomical” came up… What can Rudy, Eric, and Ruijerd do to earn that much money? Who was the frail waif begging for food along the back alley where Rudy walked — because the Man God suggested he walk there? And how many more times will Roxy Migurdia nearly cross their paths, without either of them noticing?

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Episode 13: Missed Connections

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 13, “Missed Connections”, we learn why Roxy Migurdia seemed so terrified when she happened to see Ruijerd Superdia and Eris Boreas Greyrat sparring. Given Eris’ speed and ferocity, Roxy had thought both she and Ruijerd were Superds! Meanwhile, Rudeus Greyrat and Ruijerd go on a mission as Eris recovers from sea-sickness. Can they trust who hired them? Is the job even possible? Or will it all end in disaster?

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Episode 14: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 14, “No Such Thing as a Free Lunch,” Rudy finds himself alone and naked in the beast people’s village prison. He was smart enough to at first wait for Eris and Ruijerd to rescue him. But as the days wore on, worry consumed him. Had they abandoned him? Had they gotten into trouble? And what could he do another either situation, since he was alone and in a prison hanging from a tree?

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Episode 15: Slow Life in Doldia Village

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 15, “Slow Life in Doldia Village,” Eris has thoroughly impressed her new friends in the beast village Doldia. Rudy and Ruijerd, too, have found a way to fit in, at least until the end of the rainy season when they’ll be able to continue their journey. However, Eris’ casual mention of Ghislaine as her sword teacher provoked an angry reaction from Gyes Dedoldia, who turned out to be Ghislaine’s older brother. Why did he react that way? What had Ghislaine done? Why does Gyes hate her so much? And how will Eris respond to an attack on her sword master’s reputation?

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Episode 16: Family Squabble

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 16, “Family Squabble,” RudyEris, and Ruijerd made it to Millishion, capital of a human country. Finally, after a year and a half, they had made it back to human territory! But after declaring a day off, as Rudy lounged in their room at the inn, he witnessed a kidnapping. So, obeying Dead End’s number 1 rule, “Never abandon a child,” Rudy went off in pursuit. However, the leader of the band who had kidnapped the child seemed awfully familiar. Rudy had seen his fighting style before, too. Who was this man? Why had he and his band kidnapped the child? Just what was going on in Millishion?

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Episode 17: Reunion

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 17, “Reunion,” Paul Greyrat remembered the events that had led him to this town, where his reunion with Rudy had gone so wrong. Paul recalled the trip home with daughter Norn, only to discover upon arrival that the Mana Disaster had obliterated his village and countryside. The failed attempts to locate his family, too, came back to him. And now he sat, drunk in the tavern, listening to Geese try to convince him to give his son another chance. Will Paul listen? How persuasive can Geese be? And even if Paul listens, will Eris even let Paul near Rudy?

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Episode 18: Separate Journeys

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 18, “Separate Journeys,” RudyRuijerd, and Eris boarded a ship bound for the Central Continent. Meanwhile, Roxy continued her search for any members of Paul’s family, including Rudy. She met an old friend, Nokopara, who, through the stories of his own family, tried to convince Roxy to visit her home. What made Roxy so reluctant? Why did she experience a panic attack at the very mention of returning? Just what happened to her before she fled her village so many years before?

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Episode 19: Route Selection

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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…

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Episode 20: The Birth of My Little Sister, the Maid

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 20, “The Birth of My Little Sister, the Maid,” Rudy finds himself caught in Pax’s trap. All he can do is reflect on his free accommodations, lacking though they are in some minor features like a bathroom. It is, however, very secure. Will Ruijerd and Eris come to rescue him? Or is the question more of when? And when they do, will the castle survive?

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Episode 21: Turning Point 2

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 21, “Turning Point 2,” Eris saw some red dragons flying overhead, and she was anxious to cross the mountain so she can see them up close. Ruijerd tells her to be patient, and Rudy does his part by not letting her run off the path to try to find them. But suddenly, Eris and Ruijerd freeze in their tracks. Rudy, concerned, peered ahead, at first seeing nothing. Then, the figure of a tall man and a shorter woman come into focus. Who are they? Why have they terrified even Ruijerd, a Superd? And what, if anything, should Rudy do about it?

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Episode 22: Dreams and Reality

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 22, “Dreams and Reality,” Rudy knew what he saw was a dream, but it nonetheless terrified him. He stood in his old room on Earth, surrounded by his dark, untidy room. Throwing open his window, he looked out into the world with ErisRuijerd, and even his parents Paul and Zenith. A world that faded before his eyes. What did the dream mean? Was it a premonition? Is Rudy’s life about to take a bad turn?

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Episode 23: Wake Up and Take a Step

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 23, “Wake Up and Take a Step,” Rudy was absolutely devastated by Eris’ departure. So much so that Alphonse could not even get him out of bed — even by begging he help them continue reconstruction. Has Rudy reverted to his original mental form? Will anything rouse him to action? Just why did Eris leave, anyway? And what kind of progress, if any, is Ruijerd making in his dream to rehabilitate the reputation of his people?

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Episode 24: Eris the Goblin Slayer

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In Jobless Reincarnation Episode 24, “Eris the Goblin Slayer,” Eris Boreas Greyrat decides to hone her swordsmanship while waiting for Rudeus Greyrat to take care of personal business. While visiting the local adventurers’ guild, she heard a commotion. A young mage, Cliff Grimoire, had tried to use his Arrogance Skill to convince some older adventurers to let him in their party. The adventurers were not pleased, and Eris decided to step in to safe the young mage’s life. It worked. The adventurers walked away. But Cliff felt humiliated, so he called Eris “ugly.” Will Cliff live to see another day? And if he does, what influence will his shadowy past have on Eris and Ruijerd?

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