「ロアの休日」 (Roa no Kyuujitsu)
“A Day Off in Roa”
Let’s Get This Out of the Way First
Rudeus, really? I remember he had his weird moments with Eris. Mainly around the time of the birthday celebration. But I actually completely forgot about this incident where he groped Eris while she was sleeping in the stables. It does put an unfortunate damper on his character development. At least Eris puts an affirmative stop to his actions by punching him in the guts. Maybe that incident will teach him a lesson or two.
The Boreas Greyrat Familia
So it seems the Greyrat family have proclivities for certain fetishes. Namely Beast Women, Big Breasts, etc. Which is why most of the servants in the Mansion are Beast Women. And probably why Ghislaine was hired too, now that I think about it. Upon closer inspection, you can see where Eris gets her attitude from. I don’t remember her mother coming across as such an scornful or intense women. Maybe because we didn’t get an illustration back with the web novels.
However, I would never forget Sauros. That man is the definition of intense and from how he would punch his son across the room but makes an exception by specifically pampering his granddaughter, it’s not difficult to see why this heated personality skipped a generation. And well, it helps explain why Philip is such a clever and crafty man. If you’re never going to beat your father in a fist fight, the only way to avoid getting beaten up would be to use smarts to maneuver around tricky situations. Rudeus takes the cue too, realising he needs to be diplomatic in the course of his dealings with Sauros by rephrasing requests – such as praising Eris and explaining how certain actions would be beneficial for her personal development.
Educating a Little Tyrant
Anyhow, we receive some insights on how Rudeus is faring with regards to tutoring Eris. She’s definitely not an easy student. But I think it’s not necessarily her fault. You can say she doesn’t apply herself. However, if her talents seem to be elsewhere – namely sword fighting – it seems counter productive to focus on stuff she’s less good at. Though I suppose a basic education never harmed anyone. Everyone has a learning style – and Rudeus figures out that you have to motivate Eris through telling her how a basic education can help her adventure in the future. Or make her feel like she can’t be outdone by a servant like Ghislaine – who’s learning with her side by side. Also, giving her lots of breaks.
Incidentally, during their visit to Roa, I really loved the world building. Where we’re told about Perugius and his flying fortress – keying us into this notion that the world of Mushoku Tensei is so much huger than we’ve actually seen so far. And even as someone familiar with these concepts, my blood still boiled with excitement. Too bad this epic scale and awe got interrupted by the silly aphrodisiac skit. But I hope this still gives new viewers insights as to what they can expect from Mushoku Tensei. And I can tell you something else. This is merely the tip of the iceberg. It’s going to be so much more than this.
Anyway, that’s about everything I wanted to discuss. As always, thanks for reading this post and see you all next week!