Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 5 Review

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 5 Review

Ranoa University of Magic

Are you ready to attend the Ranoa University of Magic? Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 5 kicks off a new arc. And, this may have been the first episode of the series to have an actual OP.

Now, I was hoping to get a bit more content of Rudeus and Elinalise traveling together. But, whatever; it’s not a big deal. At least we did learn a little more about Elinalise in this episode. According to her, she has a “curse” that will kill her if she doesn’t have sex.

That sounds fake, but okay, Elinalise.

Shortly after arriving at the university, Rudeus is talking to Jenius, a teacher. He asks Jenius if they study mental illness there. And, at this point, I thought Rudeus was talking about Elinalise’s “curse.” But, no, he’s talking about his own ED.

Elinalise Dragonroad wearing the Ranoa University of Magic uniform from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 5
Elinalise wearing the Ranoa University of Magic uniform

We should also keep in mind that curing his ED is Rudeus’s primary reason for attending the school. Yes, he also wants to learn more about the mass teleportation that happened in Fittoa. And he wants to find Sylphiette, too. But, those issues aren’t as pressing as his impotence.

The Man-God claimed that attending the university would “fix” Rudeus. Specifically, he directed Rudeus to look into the mass teleportation event. But, how is that supposed to solve Rudeus’s problem? My guess is that Sylphiette is the answer.

Learning about the mass teleportation itself isn’t going to help Rudeus. But, reuniting with Sylphiette might.

Once he’s with her again, his confidence may return. Or, you know, we could go down the harem route and he could sleep with her. Either is a viable option at this point. But, considering he ran into “Fitz” in the library, this seems to be what the Man-God intended.

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The Special Students of Ranoa

You saw the picture in the previous section. Elinalise Dragonroad also enrolled as a student at the University of Magic. But, unlike Rudeus, she doesn’t appear to be a special student. And, surprisingly, neither is Princess Ariel or Fitz. So, what does it take to be a special student?

As far as we know, there are only six special students currently attending the university. These are Rudeus, Zanoba Shirone, Linia Dedoldia, Pursena, Cliff Grimoire, and “Miss Silent.” I’m going to assume “Miss Silent” is called that due to her demeanor and not because it’s her name.

I’m also going to assume that “Miss Silent” is the small girl we saw with the other special students in the ED. Other than that, we know she spends most of her time in her laboratory. But, what about the other special students?

Linia Dedoldia from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 5
Linia Dedoldia

There’s not much to say about Zanoba. We already know who he is from the first season. However, I wonder what about him makes him qualified to be a special student. Sure, he’s a prince. But he shouldn’t be any more important than Princess Ariel.

Linia Dedoldia is the daughter of Gyes Dedoldia, the older brother of Ghislaine we met in Season 1. Is she a special student because of who her father is? Or does she have a special ability? And as for Pursena, we know nothing about her other than that she’s also a Dedoldian.

To me, Cliff Grimoire is the most interesting special student.

If you don’t already know who Cliff is, it means you need to go watch the Mushoku Tensei Special. The special takes place alongside Part 2 Episode 5 and follows Eris. And in the special, Eris meets Cliff and tells him all about Rudeus. That’s how Cliff knows who Rudeus is.

Fitz Senpai

Princess Ariel has two knights accompanying her at the university. One is “Silent Fitz,” also known as Sylphiette. And the other is Luke Notos Greyrat, cousin of Rudeus Greyrat. The middle name Notos indicates that he’s from the same branch of the family as Paul.

Now, the Greyrat family seems pretty large. So, I’m not surprised that Rudeus doesn’t know all his cousins. But, it appears that Luke is very aware of who Rudeus is. Though, not because of their family ties. He knows all about Rudeus from Sylphiette.

This is a bit surprising. I wasn’t expecting Sylphiette to tell Luke about Rudy. From Episode 0, we know that both Ariel and Luke are aware that Sylphiette is looking for her friend. But, I’m surprised that she told them Rudeus is that friend. Or, maybe they figured it out when they heard his name.

Rudeus holding up a pair of Ariel's panties from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 5
Rudeus holding up a pair of Ariel’s panties

Even though Luke knows Rudeus is the friend Sylphiette was looking for, he doesn’t tell Rudeus. Instead, he just comments on how Fitz told him that Rudeus is forgetful. Rudeus doesn’t know what Luke means by this. But, it’s pretty clear to us.

The forgetfulness Fitz was referring to is how Rudy doesn’t remember her (Sylphiette). However, I can’t blame Rudy in this instance. Sylphiette’s hair is a completely different color now. She’s also covering a large part of her face with sunglasses. And she’s pretending to be male (despite being in the female dorms).

If Rudeus saw Fitz’s eyes and use of wind magic, he might put it all together and realize who Fitz is. Or, even if he doesn’t realize that, it may point him in the right direction. For example, he may ask Fitz if “he” knows of a green-haired elf named Sylphiette.

Conclusion

What do you think of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 5? Do you believe that Elinalise’s “curse” is real? Which of the special students are you most interested in? And why do you think all of the female students can instantly recognize a pair of panties as belonging to Ariel? Let me know in the comments.

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My review of Episode 6 is available now.

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