Mushoku Tensei Review — B+

A loser is reincarnated, and molests his mother and a variety of underaged girls.

As you all may recall from when I read the entire web novel (fuck, was that really 6 years ago?!) I am a big Mushoku Tensei fan.

Let me just quote myself on the web novel:

I really got into this one novel. It’s called Mushoku Tensei. I read all 25 volumes in a week.

And this novel is complete trash. It’s a horribly written piece of crap, and the translation is even worse. It’s barely at the point of being human language.

The substance of the novel is even worse. Some loser hikikomori reincarnates in a parallel universe with magic. His mind is 39 years old but his body is a baby. He goes on to molest a bunch of women. Including three year old girls. And it all goes downhill from there. He becomes the most powerful person in the world, marries three women (a childhood friend cross-dresser, a loli sensei elf, and a tsundere), and has multiple other women falling in love with him (including imouto maid and imouto student council president). It’s filled with unabashed pedophilia. It’s much more blatant wish fulfillment than Sword Art Online.

And I loved it. Couldn’t stop reading.

I felt the exact same about the anime, except that it was exceptionally well made. Although it still hasn’t got to the trashiest parts of the web novel. It was everything anyone could have ever hoped for and more.

Despite being trash though, it’s an incredibly wholesome and pure story about bettering yourself, overcoming discrimination, reconciliation, and more. Even Marina likes it!

  • Storytelling – A – Very well crafted. (The telling more than the story)
  • Voice – B – It’s unique in some ways lol.
  • Characters – B – Great but I hate how they’ll disappear for so long.
  • Attention Grab – A – Kept me excited each week.
  • Production – A – Damn that was good.
  • Overall – B+

RecommendationsRe: Zero, Welcome to the NHK, Vinland Saga

2 thoughts on “Mushoku Tensei Review — B+

  1. Draggle I can’t believe its been 6 years since your “Trash” post and I can’t believe you’re defending this and I can’t believe I’m now interested in watching this

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