Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 9 Review

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 9 Review

The White Mask

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 9 was a giant lore dump. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. One of my favorite things about this series is the lore. So, any time we get a bunch of lore, I’m happy.

One of the first things we learn is who the final special student at Ranoa University of Magic is. Previously, Zanoba referred to her as “Miss Silent.” And, when he did so, I assumed that wasn’t actually her name. But, it turns out that it is. Her name is Silent Sevenstar.

Rudeus visits her in her laboratory because she’s an expert in teleportation magic. But, that little piece of information doesn’t really make sense. As we learned earlier in the season, teleportation magic is forbidden. And, why was the existence of a teleportation expert not mentioned until now? Isn’t that important?

Silent Sevenstar from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 9
Silent Sevenstar

Both Rudeus and Fitz have been trying to uncover the mystery of the mass teleportation. And while Rudeus didn’t know that’s what Silent specialized in, Fitz did. So, why didn’t Fitz ever visit Silent before? Why didn’t Fitz ever mention Silent’s area of research to Rudeus before? It doesn’t make sense.

Anyway, when Rudeus comes face-to-mask with Silent, he realizes that he’s met her before. She was accompanying Orsted back when he killed Rudeus. Naturally, seeing Silent again causes Rudeus to have a panic attack. But, according to Silent, the reason Rudeus is alive today is because she asked Orsted to revive him.

Silent may have been traveling with Orsted, but that doesn’t make Rudeus her enemy. Whatever beef Orsted has with the Man-God doesn’t matter to her. Orsted may decide to kill Rudeus again in the future. But, if he does, it won’t be because of Silent. She doesn’t work for him.

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Silent Sevenstar / Shizuka Nanahoshi

As it turns out, Silent Sevenstar isn’t her real name. And, this isn’t actually the second time Rudeus has run into her — it’s the third. The first time he saw her was before he was reincarnated, back in his old world. She was there when he died.

So, who is Silent Sevenstar actually? Her real name is Shizuka Nanahoshi, which is just Silent Sevenstar in Japanese. It’s a bit unclear why she chose to use her name translated into English as her alias in this world, but whatever. The point is, she’s Japanese, just like Rudeus.

However, there are some key differences between Shizuka and Rudeus. For starters, Shizuka wasn’t reincarnated into this world; she was teleported. That’s significant because it means that, unlike Rudeus, she didn’t grow up in this world. She appeared in it exactly as she was in their old world.

Shizuka Nanahoshi from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 9
Shizuka Nanahoshi

Now, if Shizuka wasn’t reborn in this world, why doesn’t she appear older? She should be in her 30s by now. Well, as she explains, she doesn’t seem to age in this world. She looks the same as she did the day she arrived there. Though, she doesn’t believe this means she’s immortal.

On top of that, Shizuka says that she only appeared in this world 5 years ago. Meanwhile, Rudeus has been living in this world for something like 16 or 17 years by now. So, what’s the deal with that?

My assumption was that Shizuka was caught up in Rudeus’s reincarnation. But if that’s the case, why did Shizuka appear in the world 12 years after Rudeus did? Surely, there’s a reason for this delay and it wasn’t random. But, what could that reason be?

Oh, and since Shizuka wasn’t reincarnated, she also has no mana. She’s a normal human.

The One Who Caused the Mass Teleportation

Despite all the information we got from Episode 9, we still don’t know the cause of the mass teleportation. Though, we do have a few more clues thanks to what we learned from Shizuka. She seems to believe she’s the cause.

Now, if Shizuka believes she’s the cause, doesn’t that mean we know the cause? After all, she appeared in Asura shortly before the mass teleportation event happened. So, it makes sense to assume that her appearance is what caused it. And, I don’t doubt that’s true.

But, saying that Shizuka was the cause doesn’t really answer the question. All this would mean is that the mass teleportation was a side effect of Shizuka’s summoning. So, who summoned Shizuka and why? The best answer we have for who is Orsted. But, we don’t have any information about the why.

Silent creating a magic force field from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 9
Silent creating a magic force field

Are we supposed to believe that Orsted just happened to be nearby when Shizuka appeared in Asura? And that he decided to take in a girl with no mana and travel the world with her? It seems more likely that he’s the one who summoned her, doesn’t it?

Well, I’m not so sure about that. There’s someone else we know of who was in Asura at the time who could have summoned Shizuka: Rudeus. We know Rudeus has far more mana than most people. So, even if he didn’t intend to summon Shizuka, he still may have been the one to do it.

Of course, there’s also something the Man-God said that we need to keep in mind. He told Rudeus that Orsted was connected to the mass teleportation somehow. But, since we know Orsted and the Man-God are enemies, I’m not sure how much we can trust that information.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 9? Did you remember that we met Shizuka back in Season 1 before she mentioned it? Why do you think there was a delay in her summoning? And, who do you think is responsible for summoning Shizuka?

I’ll admit that I completely forgot we had met Shizuka before. And, as for why there was a delay in her summoning, I’m not entirely sure. Was she lost in the void between worlds for 12 years? Or, did she cross both space and time to arrive in the same world as Rudeus 12 years later?

Also, I’m going to make the prediction that neither Rudeus nor Orsted summoned Shizuka. Orsted seemed to be trying to return her to her old world. But, his involvement could be that he interrupted someone else performing a summoning. And, as a result, Shizuka appeared instead of the intended summoning target.

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