The winter 2021 anime adaptation of the Mushoku Tensei: Roxy Gets Serious property is getting some new promotion. With the series makings its January 17th, 2021 debut, Funimation is about to kick things off with the simuldub for it. That’s set to premiere on February 14th, 2021 at 11:00 am ET and they’ve now brought out a nearly 3-minute clip from the first episode where the narrator definitely sounds like they’re done some work for Audible.
Funimation previously announced that they’ve acquired the series for streaming with it set to be available to viewers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, and Brazil.
The series is directed by Manabu Okamoto with character designs by Kazutaka Sugiyama. Studio Bind is on board for the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yumi Uchiyama as Rudeus Greyrat, Ai Kakuma as Eris Boreas Greyrat, Konomi Kohara as Roxy Migurdia, Ai Kayano as Sylphiette, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Paul Greyrat, Hisako Kanemoto as Zenith Greyrat, Lynn as Lillia, Daisuke Namikawa as Ruijerd Superdia, and Tomokazu Sugita as Rudeus Grayrat’s former self.
The English dub was directed by Jeremy Inman based on scripts by Madeleine Morris with a cast that includes Ben Phillips as Rudeus, Madeleine Morris as Rudeus Greyrat, Bryn Apprill as Zenith Greyrat, Dani Chambers as Lilia, Jared Smith as Paul Greyrat, and Michelle Rojas as Roxy Migurdia.
The series from Rifujin na Magonote and illustrator Shirotaka is part of the imprint MF Books. The light novels began in 2014 and a manga adaptation kicked off in the same year. Seven Seas Entertainment has the rights to both and is currently releasing them.
Plot Concept: The story follows a 34-year-old man who is killed after trying to save someone from getting hit by a car. He soon finds himself reincarnated in a magical world as Rudeus Greyrat, except that he gets his whole life reset, starting as a baby.
With all of his knowledge from his previous life, and a new heaping helping of magical ability, Rudeus quickly becomes a formidable warrior ready for adventure. Oh, and he’s still a total pervert.