Mushoku Tensei

A 34-year-old NEET otaku was chased out from his house by his family. This virgin, plump, unattractive, and penniless nice guy found that his life was heading towards a dead end. He recalled that his life could actually become much better if he can get over the dark history of his life.

Just when he was at the point of regret, he saw a truck moving at a high speed with 3 high school students in its path. Mustering all his strength, he saves them but ended up getting run over by the truck, which kills him.

The next time he opens his eyes, he had reincarnated to a world of swords and magic, as Rudeus Greyrat. Born to a new world and a new life, Rudeus declared, "This time, I'll really live my life to the fullest with no regrets!" Thus begins the journey of a newly made man.

My Opinion: An interesting reincarnation story. This is a completed story with a manga adaption. Oddly the magna has an official English translation on Amazon but not the novel version. I read the free fan translated novel version online but I also bought the Amazon manga just so the author could get paid for their work.

It takes a little while to get to the action since volume one of the project is all about the reincarnated main character growing up from infancy to about the age of about 10. It’s mostly backstory and character development. During that time he learns some sword skills and gets great at magic but not much else happens to further the plot. Volume 2 is where the action starts.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, Vol. 1 (manga)

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 2 (manga)

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 3 (manga)