Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 8 Review

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 8 Review

Elinalise’s New Man

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 8 revealed Cliff Grimoire’s crush. Is it Eris? And is that why Cliff seems to hate Rudeus? That would make sense, based on what we saw in the Special Episode. But, it’s not Eris whom Cliff has a crush on.

It’s Elinalise.

Cliff also has a misunderstanding about Elinalise’s nature. He heard other students spreading rumors that Elinalise will spend a night with any boy. And when he tried to defend her honor, he got beat up. But, as we know, those aren’t rumors; they’re the truth.

So, does Cliff react when he finds out that Elinalise does actually sleep around? Well, I can’t say he reacted as I expected. I thought that once he found out, he’d feel betrayed by Rudeus, for some reason. However, the opposite is what happened. He seems fine with Elinalise’s curse.

Elinalise Dragonroad from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 8
Elinalise Dragonroad

Previously, Elinalise said that she needs to sleep with a man every day or almost every day. If she doesn’t, she’ll die. In Episode 8, however, she also adds the detail that she can’t stick to one partner. I don’t think this is part of the curse, though. I believe she was trying to say that no man has the libido to keep up with her.

With that in mind, she was going to turn Cliff down. But, she claims that his proposal was so manly that she decided to take him up on his offer. They’re a couple now, and Elinalise is going to try her best to stay faithful to Cliff.

For his part, Cliff has also vowed to figure out how to break Elinalise’s curse. Though I have to say, I’m still not convinced that she has a real curse. We still haven’t seen any tangible proof that she’s cursed.

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Challenging the Boss

Last week, Rudy was wondering why Pursena suddenly started calling him “Boss.” The answer seems pretty clear now. She did this so she could tell potential suitors that Rudeus is her boss. And that means those suitors are going to challenge Rudeus for marriage duels.

If they beat him, they get to marry Pursena (and Linia). But, of course, Pursena knows that none of the beastkin on campus are strong enough to win. So, they don’t have to worry about Rudeus losing. Oh, and if Rudeus wasn’t their “Boss,” then the girls would have to fight the suitors themselves.

Now, you may be wondering if Pursena would really plan this out. Is she smart enough to do that? I’m going to say yes. From what we’ve seen of Pursena and Linia, Pursena is the brains of the pair. And, her specialty is using and manipulating others.

A girl watching Rudeus from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 8
A girl watching Rudeus

We see this every time Pursena offers Linia’s body to Rudeus as a reward. She knows what Rudeus wants, but she’s not going to offer up herself. So, she uses Linia. And that’s exactly what’s going on here. But, this time around, Rudeus is the one she’s offering up to others.

The first beastkin to challenge Rudeus is accompanied by a pretty cute girl who appears to be human. She’s the girl wearing blue and with blue hair pictured above. Later, when there’s a line of challengers waiting for Rudeus, Fitz mentions that one of them is a girl. I’m assuming this is the same girl.

But, why would this girl want to challenge Rudeus? Does she want to marry either Linia or Pursena? Or, does she believe that she can marry Rudeus if she defeats him? I’m not sure. But, she’s cute, so I hope she joins his harem.

Demon King Badigadi

It’s quite a coincidence that Demon King Badigadi would show up in Episode 8. Just last week, I mentioned his fiancée, Kishirika Kishirisu, whom we haven’t seen in a while. And, now that we’ve met Badigadi, I can understand why the two of them are engaged.

Both Kishirisu and Badigadi do whatever they want. If something seems fun or entertaining, they’ll do it. And that’s even the case if it means putting themselves in degrading positions. Wasn’t Kishirisu living (starving) on the streets when Rudeus met her? And now, a Demon King is going to be teaching at Ranoa University.

Well, at least, my understanding from how Episode 8 ended is that Badigadi is going to be a teacher. He could be attending the university as a student, based on his outfit. But, my assumption is that he’s going to be a teacher.

Demon King Badigadi from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 8
Demon King Badigadi

Anyway, something important about Badigadi is that he’s the Demon King. I assume this means he rules over the entire Demon Continent. And, that also probably means he’s one of the strongest demons, alongside Kishirisu. But, notably, he isn’t called the Demon God.

As we already know, Orsted is the Dragon God. And then, there’s the Man-God who visits Rudeus in his dreams. While Badigadi says he doesn’t know anything about the Man-God, I’m pretty sure he does. He asks Rudeus where he heard that name from, which implies he has some knowledge of it.

And, while he also didn’t say anything about Orsted, he clearly knows about him, too.

But, there was something I thought of during this conversation between these two. Is Rudeus the reincarnation of the Man-God? He has a mana pool larger than most people and is visited by the Man-God in his dreams. So, is that his destiny?

Final Thoughts

Based on what we see of Elinalise in the OP for this arc, I actually think she’s going to stay with Cliff. I’m also predicting that the girl who wants to challenge Rudeus believes he’s a beastkin. And, as I already mentioned, my assumption is that Badigadi is going to be a teacher, not a student, at the University.

But, what do you think of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 8? Do you think Elinalise and Cliff are going to be together long-term? Why do you think a girl wants to challenge Rudeus to a duel? And, what are you expecting from Badigadi going forward? Let me know in the comments.

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