Rudeus Greyrat’s story is ending in the light novels with the release of volume 26, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see more of the Mushoku Tensei world. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel author, Rifujin na Magonote revealed that he has plans to write a sequel Mushoku Tensei story that will be set eighty years after the Mushoku Tensei events.
Magonoto won’t be writing the sequel story right away. As revealed in his Tweet, the author will wait for the whole Mushoku Tensei story to be animated, which will take around 3 to 8 years, before starting to write again. The new story won’t be focusing on Rudeus, but it will be set in the Mushoku Tensei fantasy world. Characters from the Greyrat family will play an important role in the sequel, but we don’t know if they will be the main characters of the new story.
While answering the fan’s questions on Twitter, the Mushoku Tensei author wrote:
It would be the story of “Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation” eighty years after the end. It will depend on how long until the end of the anime adaptation and serialization of the “Orc Eiyuu Monogatari: Sontaku Retsuden” light novels, maybe 3-8 years from now? Also, I do not intend to write this story as a sequel to “Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”
The Mushoku Tensei anime series became popular because of the animation quality of Studio Bind, which was solely created to animate Mushoku Tensei (although the studio is now animating other works too). The first season aired in January 2021, while the 2nd season is scheduled to release in 2023.
Rifujin na Magonote began publication of the Sirotaka-illustrated light novels in January 2014 through Kadokawa’s MF Books. The final light novel volume (26) is set to release on November 25. The manga adaptation by Yuka Fujikawa has been published since May 2014.
The story follows a 35-year-old man, who is reincarnated in another world as a baby. He lived his former life with regrets, but he pledges not to make the same mistakes again and to enjoy his life to the utmost.