Japanese: 無職転生 ～異世界行ったら本気だす～
Airing date: 4/10/2021 (Monday release)
Genres: Isekai, fantasy
Studio: Studio Bind
Synopsis: Part 2 of Jobless reincarnation is an immediate continuation of events from season one therefore it is highly recommended you watch part one before seeing this. For newcomers to the series Jobless Reincarnation is an isekai series that tells the tale of a pervy 30-year-old NEET shut-in who dies and is reincarnated as baby boy named Rudeus Greyrat.
Growing up in a loving family it is soon becomes clear Rudeus is a talented magic user and because of his talents is trained under Roxy to develop his skills further. The story in season covers Rudeus as he grows up and when he reaches his teenage years is assigned the role of teacher to the unruly, Eris. It is here where we discover the political dynamics of the world and are introduced to the social strives that is rife in the land. All these issues are rolled with a sense of adventure and a slice of ecchi! The series climaxes with Rudeus and Eris becoming stranded on an island far away which is where part 2 takes off from.
Thoughts: The story summary may sound generic and the genre oversaturated but as they say: don't judge a book by its cover! Jobless Reincarnation was one of the better series to originally air in the winter 2021 season. I would recommend giving it a go but just beware there is some ecchi scenes in this one. The main protagonist Rudeus is a pervert but more than that while we never see sex we do hear his parents going at it several times in season one. Not only that but one of the main girls; Roxy gets swept up in the ecchi action and decides to do a little self-service! Those are the main ecchi bits that separate this from the usual anime ecchi affair. There is also another scene of a similar nature in season two so keep that in mind before going into this.
I will say that while there is certainly ecchi in Jobless Reincarnation this is primarily a fantasy story and the anime mainly focuses on storytelling. If you are after pure ecchi avoid this title and for people who are not interested in ecchi don't fret. This is a good story with a ecchi thrown in. It is not the dominate theme so if you came for a good story then you are likely to enjoy this!
As for the opening two episodes, things kick off in a decent fashion as we find Rudeus and his team are figuring out how to get back home. What I found good about this starter is while the show does follow Rudy and Roxy they spend time showing things from both perspectives giving us a better idea of what is going on in this strange island. The episodes also do a good job in reminding us about how the key players behave so for newcomers or people who simply watched the original series in time it was good intro to get us up to speed.
We also get some decent plot developments as a notable chance encounter gives something of significance to Rudeus. How this thing is used is an open question but important it will be. They also solve some problems but then the resolution lands them in heavy water and that is where the second episode ends. Yes a cliff-hanger already after only two episodes. I will add nestled in all this story are not one but two perverts so prepare some lewd moments. Promising start so I give this a 7/10 after two episodes.