"Mushoku Tensei" animation production studio "gets serious" in drawing! -I want to see the future of the "Omaore" hero [One of 2021 selected by the editorial department]
One that left an impression in 2021 selected by the editorial department.
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“TV Anime” Mushoku Tensei-If You Go to Another World, You’ll Get Serious “Key Visual” (C) Unreasonable Son’s Hand / MF Books / “Mushoku Tensei” Production Committee
What is “Mushoku Tensei”?
The original is a novel by “Unreasonable Son’s Hand” serialized from September 2012 to April 2015 on the website “Become a Novelist”. Since 2014, it has been made into a book by MF Books (published by KADOKAWA), and is called the pioneer Okawa fantasy of “Reincarnation in another world”, which is the mainstream of “Naro-kei novels”. Works serialized around the same time include “Re: Life in a Different World from Zero” (written by Tappei Nagatsuki) and “Blessing this wonderful world!” (Written by Natsume Akatsuki), “Overlord” (written by Kugane Maruyama), etc.
In addition to novels, he also develops a wide range of media mixes such as comicalize “Mushoku Tensei-If you go to another world, you’ll be serious”, spin-off manga, and drama CDs.
The first course of the TV animation was broadcast from January to March 2021, and the second course was broadcast from October to December 2021. The cast includes Yumi Uchiyama, Tomokazu Sugita, Konomi Kohara, Ai Kakuma, Ai Kayano, and Daisuke Namikawa.
Anime in 2018! Anime! In “What is the light novel / novel you want to be animated?” “Let’s become a novelist” has remained popular in the cumulative ranking for a long time even after the serialization ended, and when it was decided to animate it in March 2019, fans’ joyful voices were raised on Twitter.
The main character is a 34-year-old virgin, neat, and pull-in man.
As the title suggests, the story begins with the reincarnation of an unemployed man. The man dies in an accident, but when he wakes up, there is a different world of swords and magic. The man grew up as a boy, Rudeus, and decided to live “seriously” on the basis of his previous life’s memories and regrets.
It seems to be a royal road story that a dull man in this world reincarnates and acquires cheat ability, but the axis of this work is not adventure or battle. Starting with a newborn baby, the story progresses by capturing how the body and mind grow from various encounters and interactions with the family.
The “regret” of a man from the previous life is the key point of the story, and he tries to overcome the “weakness”. As a tendency of recent anime works, scenes such as effort, setbacks, and conflicts are omitted, and you become the strongest character and win straight in battle! There are not a few developments. You may feel the progress of the story of this work slowly, but there should be something that remains in your heart.
There are two casts who play the main characters. Tomokazu Sugita will play the man of the previous life, and Yumi Uchiyama will play Rudeus, the figure after reincarnation. In the anime, Rudeus’s childhood-boy part was broadcast, but it is interesting to hear the voice of a cute boy and the voice of the heart of a man (34 years old) from the previous life.
In the early stages, his depiction of the negative part is conspicuous, but on the other hand, there is also a part that can be sympathized with, such as “Omaore”. Sugita, who plays, commented to the man of the previous life, “I can’t blame this man of the previous life” and “I can’t deny the possibility that he was like his previous life.”
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The director is “Gamers! Okamoto Manabu, who worked on the animation, is in charge of animation production by Studio Bind. This studio was newly established for this work by WHITE FOX, which produces “Re: Life in a Different World from Zero”, and EGG FIRM, a production company involved in “Sword Art Online Alicization”.
The image is a powerful finish that seems to be packed with that enthusiasm. With Rudeus visiting various countries and villages, the OP that changes for each story that reflects the cityscape and landscape is produced, making it feel as if the viewer is traveling together. And I was surprised at the realistic and detailed drawing.
In addition to the stage art settings, there are also detailed settings for “another world language”. Three languages are created in the work, and even if the characters speak fluently, there are even scenes that the viewer cannot understand without looking at the subtitles.
Tutor, childhood friend, ferocious lady … Which heroine do you choose?
The main story is a human drama in which a man from a previous life reincarnates and grows, but there is also a romantic comedy element in which many heroines appear. Roxy (CV. Konomi Kohara) who came as a tutor of Rudeus and became a magical master. Sylphyt (CV. Ai Kayano) becomes Rudeus’s first friend. Rudeus is a ferocious young lady Ellis (CV. Ai Kakuma) who will be a tutor.
Rudeus is still a boy, so there are few love patterns. However, even if he is reincarnated, the contents are still scraps, so he does some tricky things such as sneaking Roxy’s pants and worshiping him as a “God”.
However, the relationship with them is good, and the heroine who makes Rudeus think about it … In the 22nd episode “Reality (Yume)” of the 2nd cool, it is a short while to be connected with one of them, and they pass each other immediately.
But this is life. Where will Rudeus go in the future? What will happen to the relationship with the heroines? I hope that his story will continue to be seen in anime.