Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Episode 5) – A Young Lady and Violence

Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation Title

Ghislaine gives Rudeus a letter from his father explaining what just happened. He’s got Rudeus a job, but he will have to stay there for five years and not see Sylph until then. Seems extreme, but then so is the job!

A Young Lady and Violence

Well, it turns out that the job is working for his uncle… or more specifically his uncle’s daughter. Rudeus is to teach her reading, writing, arithmetic, and magic, however, she is quite strong-willed and doesn’t seem to take too well to tutors, especially one younger than her. After an intense first meeting, Rudeus returns to the safety of the meeting room and is asked if he intends to quit.

Rudeus refuses, saying that his father would make his life unbearable if he did. His uncle is impressed. No one has got this far before… Rudeus comes up with a plan to show Eris how useful it is to be able to read and write, calculate numbers, and perform magic. He goes to bed and waits.

When he wakes, it’s in a wooden box with his hands bound. There’s another box, this one has Eris in. They’ve been kidnapped. Or at least, that’s how it’s supposed to look. Rudeus is impressed and tries to show Eris why she should allow him to teach her, but then one of the kidnappers comes in and literally stomps on Eris’ head, breaking her teeth. Rudeus partially heals her and offers her the chance to escape, but she can’t shout or be violent.

They make it back to Eris’ home town, but she is captured once more, forcing Rudeus to fight to get her back. He seems to be doing all right, but then one of the kidnappers throws his sword at them. It looks like it’s all over, but then Ghislaine arrives, destroys the sword and the kidnappers. They return home and Rudeus is hired for his first-ever job in this life and the last one.

Episode Thoughts

Firstly, hooray for Ghislaine. I was getting a little worried I was turning into a furry after watching Killing Bites, and now, it seems to be all but confirmed… although, without the ears and tail, Ghislaine would still be spectacular.

Now, down to business. Eris is already a massive pain in the ass and I can only see that getting worse and worse. She’s certainly no Sylph. And, talking of Sylph, Paul knocked out Rudeus and sent him away because he was too dependent on Sylph. However, Rudeus just vanishing isn’t exactly going to do anything for his relationship with her, but then we’ve never been led to believe that Paul was that bright.

It was nice to see some serious action in the series. Rudeus’ movements reminded me of Bakugo from MHA, which brings me to the guy throwing the sword. Surely, Rudeus could have moved his flight path with a blast of wind and not relied on Ghislaine and her bodacious body to save them.

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