Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation is without a doubt one of the best isekai anime series that portrays a degenerate protagonist who slowly learns the true meaning behind life and starts his own family, thus becoming a better person than his previous life.

The inspiration behind such great stories doesn’t come as a surprise since a masterpiece is forged after reading a niche piece of fiction. The same can be applied to this isekai series, as revealed in a recent interview.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Credits: Studio Bind)

The creators of Mushoku Tensei and Re: Monster recently sat down for an interview with Comic Natalie. The former revealed how Re: Monster was fundamental in developing his isekai series, which is now enjoying worldwide fame.

Rifujin na Magonote Revealed He Was Inspired By The Protagonist In Re: Monster

Re: Monster was the inspiration behind Mushoku Tensei
Re: Monster was the inspiration behind Mushoku Tensei (Credits: Studio Deen)

On June 5, 2024, Kogitsune Kakekiru, the author of Re: Monster, and Rifujin na Magonote, the author of Mushoku Tensei, sat down for an interview (via Sportskeeda) together for the first time.

The interviewer started by asking both of them how they started writing. Kakekiru replied by saying at that time, the term ‘isekai’ was not that popular, as Re: Monster began its serialization in 2012, so having to go out of the way was an interesting approach to the author.

On the other hand, Rifujin na Magonote’s journey was a little different. According to the author, he picked up Re: Monster during its development stages and was inspired by the protagonist and the story in general. This gave Magonote the confidence to start his own light novel series, now known as one of the best isekai series in the media.

Magonote also revealed that his series was supposed to be more casual and laid-back than action-centered, but he changed it due to feedback from the fans. The interview ended with Karekiru revealing the plot centerpoint of his future project, which will be centered around a “modern dungeon thing”.

Rifujin an Magonote Already Paid Homage To Re: Monster On X

Re: Monster characters
Re: Monster characters (Credits: Studio Deen)

With the recent surge in new fans following the anime adaptation of Mushoku Tensei, enthusiasts have been exploring deeper into it. According to a 2020 tweet from the author of the series, Re: Monster is one of the reasons behind the existence of Mushoku Tensei.

Rifujin wrote on X:

It all began when I discovered a work called ‘Re: Monster’ in a bookstore, and upon reading it, I found it truly captivating. Subsequently, I came across the website Narou, read various works, and thought, ‘If I publish a novel on this site, it won’t be dismissed.’

Ever since its January 2021 release, the anime adaptation of Mushoku Tensei has gained popularity among isekai fans. On the other hand, the Re: Monster anime, which made its premiere in April 2024, has received very little attention. Despite this, the series has received a stellar 4.5/5 on Crunchyroll based on 30,000 votes.

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