Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 19 Review

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 19 Review

Travel by Teleportation

After a one-week break, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 2 Part 2 is back. Episode 19 begins the Begaritt Continent arc. This arc looks like it’s going to be a lot more action-packed than the previous Ranoa University of Magic arc. And that’s exactly what I want.

For me, the main draws of Mushoku Tensei are the adventure and world-building. When Rudeus stays in one place too long, like the University, things start to get stale. I want to explore new places and see Rudeus doing things like going on quests and raiding dungeons.

This is why I liked the Demon Continent arc so much. And, from the looks of it, the Begaritt Continent arc should be similar. The main difference seems to be where the adventuring is taking place. This time, it’s going to be in a dungeon rather than across an entire continent.

Sylphie seeing Rudeus off from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 19
Sylphie seeing Rudeus off

Now, as we already knew, this is going to be a long journey. Rudeus estimated that it would take a year of traveling each way. But, after talking about his intention to go with Elinalise, she tells him it should be more like 8 months each way. That’s an improvement, but still a long voyage.

However, as Rudeus was saying his goodbyes, Nanahoshi gave him a parting gift. She secretly had maps of the teleportation circles around the world. One of those teleportation circles connects the Central Continent to the Begaritt Continent. By using that, the trip should only take a month each way.

From what I remember, Nanahoshi and Orsted used teleportation circles for travel. So, they should be safe. But, after using the teleportation circle, Rudeus discovers something strange. The teleportation isn’t instantaneous — there’s a time lag. I’m looking forward to how that’s going to come up again later.

Traversing the Desert Continent of Begaritt

It didn’t take long for the adventuring content to begin in this new arc. Rudues and Elinalise explored some ruins surrounding the teleportation circles. Then, they had to traverse the massive desert that might take up the entire continent.

They had a run-in with a succubus, fought a giant scorpion, and were even ambushed by two griffons. So, before they even made it to the labyrinth, we got to see some pretty good action. But, the key takeaway of this action, for me, was that it showcased Rudeus’s and Elinalise’s strengths and weaknesses.

I forget what rank adventurer Rudeus is. But, I want to say that he’s an A-rank adventurer. Elinalise is an S-rank adventurer, which, as far as I know, is the highest rank. However, I feel like there was some technical reason for Rudeus only being A-rank.

Elinalise and Rudeus traveling across the desert from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 19
Elinalise and Rudeus traveling across the desert

Obviously, Rudeus is a powerful mage. He has a massive supply of mana since he’s been practicing with it since he was a small child. He’s also mastered incantation-less spellcasting. And, he’s proficient with a sword on account of his demon eye that can see a few seconds into the future.

Because of all these things, he’s actually a stronger fighter than Elinalise. We see proof of this during the griffon fight. Rudeus manages to take down his griffon and then assists Elinalise in taking down hers. And by Rudeus assists, I mean Elinalise assists. Rudeus is the one who deals the fatal blow.

Okay, but does that mean Rudeus is all-around better than Elinalise? No. Elinalise has far more experience as an adventurer. She illustrates this by saving Rudeus from the succubus. And she’s also a different kind of fighter. She’s a frontline fighter, which makes Rudeus’s job as a mage easier.

The Labyrinth City of Rapan

At the end of Episode 19, Rudeus and Elinalise can see their destination: The Labyrinth City of Rapan. If you’ve played Breath of the Wild or Tears of the Kingdom, this city may look familiar. It looks just like the leviathan skeleton out in the Gerudo Desert.

Rapan is located beneath the massive ribs of a skeleton, which is definitely a cool location for a city in a fantasy series. But I also can’t help but think that it’s a terrible location for a city.

I guess it provides the city with a bit of shade from the sun. That could be why the city was built there. Or, it may have been built there because that’s where the dungeon happens to be. However, I wouldn’t build my city directly under a giant skeleton that will inevitably collapse.

The Labyrinth City of Rapan from the anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Part 2 Episode 19
The Labyrinth City of Rapan

Let’s talk about Rapan’s epithet: The Labyrinth City. I assumed that this epithet referred to the city itself. I thought it might refer to the complex layout of the city. And, that may end up being true. But after seeing the city from a distance, it doesn’t particularly look like a labyrinth.

Instead, it seems more likely that this epithet comes from the fact that there’s a dungeon nearby. Well, I assume it’s nearby. Rapan was Rudeus’s and Elinalise’s destination. So, either the dungeon should be within the city itself or in the general vicinity.

Also, I’m now realizing that there may never have been a mention of a dungeon. I don’t exactly remember. But we know there’s a dungeon — it’s featured in the OP. Whether or not this dungeon is the “labyrinth” of the Labyrinth City of Rapan, I don’t know. But, I’m excited to explore the city and see what it has to offer.

Final Thoughts

What do you think about Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 Episode 19? Do you think the teleportation time lag is going to come up again? Is what we saw in this episode the full extent of Elinalise’s combat potential? And where would you rank Rapan among all the locations we’ve seen in the series so far?

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My review of Episode 20 is available now.

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