Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 released episode 9 on Sunday, and Rudy finally met the girl he died saving, which also reminded him of his death in the new world. The episode started slowly, with Sylphy seeing Rudy with Pursena and being jealous again. We see her talk to Ariel and Luke, where they are surprised to learn that she hasn’t even told Rudy her real identity. While it seems impossible to us, Sylphy is afraid that he actually forgot all about Sylphy. That’s the reason she has been anxious and afraid of him not remembering her even after hearing the truth. Ariel encourages her, and we move on the main part of the episode.
Rudy thinks about the similarity between summoning and teleportation, and he asks Sylphy about a summoning specialist. She recommends another student from their class, Silent Sevenstar. He quickly finds her, only to immediately get his PTSD triggered. He recognizes the white mask from his encounter with the Dragon God Orsted. I really liked the way this scene was presented, and the OST really made me feel the panic along with the way they made the cuts back to his flashbacks. The girl follows him and says running away was rude, which makes Rudy pass out.
It was interesting to see Rudy lose his composure so drastically. Usually he maintains a carefree attitude even in serious situations, but this showed just how deeply Orsted traumatized him. After waking up on Sylphy’s lap and realizing it wasn’t a dream, he still can’t stay calm at first. However, the mysterious girl manages to calm him down, saying Orsted wouldn’t come after him for a while (again scaring him), and she introduces herself as Nanahoshi. She’s the girl Rudy tried to save in his previous life, although she got teleported rather than reincarnated.
They speak English, which is shown as the usual Japanese speech, while the new world language is shown the same way it was when Rudy first got reincarnated and heard Paul and Zenith speaking. Nanahoshi asks about the two guys who were with her at the time of the accident, though it’s unclear whether they also got teleported. It’s interesting to learn that she got sent to the world at the same time as Rudeus, but her timing was way different. Due to not being reincarnated, she has no mana, and she also intends to return to her original world. This is the complete opposite of Rudy. It shows the difference between two people where one had a life they were content with and to which they want to return to while the other wanted to die in the past life anyway and has found a second chance at life in the new one.
All the while, Sylphy is left out of the loop, so it kind of made sense when she burst out after hearing that Nanahoshi was the reason of the teleportation incident. This was another strong scene, where Sylphy unexpectedly got mad in a second and tried to take out Nanahoshi. I found it kind of funny that Nanahoshi put on the rings just as she got to the part of saying it was probably her fault, almost as if she anticipated that one of them might go after her. She uses both the blue and green ones as barriers, after which they sort it out and Sylphy apologizes. It really was worded badly towards Sylphy, who, just like Rudy, lost everything after the incident. It’s also the reason she still agonizes over Rudy, so they probably should’ve gone more slowly.
Still, they sort it out and Rudy decides to trust Nanahoshi. She wants his mana to help with her research, and he wants to find out more about the incident. The fact that Man-God lied to him about Orsted is suspicious, and it feels like there’s a really serious backstory connecting everything, and I can’t wait to learn more! We’re finally getting more information about the main topics, though I hope we end the whole ‘Fitz’ thing soon as it’s already gone for a while.
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