Urano Motosu loves books and has an endless desire to read literature, no matter the subject. She almost fulfills her dream job of becoming a librarian before her life is ended in an accident. As she draws her last breath, she wishes to be able to read more books in her next life.
As if fate was listening to her prayer, she wakes up reincarnated as Maine—a frail five-year-old girl living in a medieval era. What immediately comes to her mind is her passion. She tries to find something to read, only to become frustrated by the lack of books at her disposal.
Without the printing press, books have to be written and copied by hand, making them very expensive; as such, only a few nobles can afford them—but this won't stop Maine. She will prove that her will to read is unbreakable, and if there are no books around, she will make them herself!
So far it has been a slow but somewhat interesting show. Main is just an adult trapped in a childs body. She has a goal and that is to start writing books. She was a literature geek back in her old life. Main loves books but since teleporting she lost all her books. Only roalty own books and she lives in a poor family. That does not stop her, she continues to search a way to create paper or anything to write on. She picks up calculating and writing super easily. Mains body is fragile and weaker than avarage. That makes her life a hard.
For example walking maybe 100 meters is already a hard task. She is very talented with her hands. Her family consists of her Mom, Dad and a sister named Turi. There are also other kids we see often, a kid named lutz has a crush on Main. The story is only about wanting to write books so it is not anything special. I would recommend this anime, it is wholesome and cute.
This isn't your average isekai show. Actually I couldn't understand why is this show an isekai? It could be "A random bookworm reincarnated into medieval Europe" and that wouldn't change anything except the hair colors (of course this opinion is valid for only the first 4 episodes, it can be chance in the next episodes).
It has a slow pacing story but still fun to watch. I really liked to watch the stages of Maine's passing. It's not has a special side but it was relaxing to watch.
If you're looking for a show to take away your tiredness at work or school you must definitely watch
this show. But in the otherwise, this show is pretty average.
Instead of going to school to get a degree in Librarian science, just watch this.
Bookworm is not a bad anime. But it's also not a good anime. Reason being? Nothing really happens plot wise. Honestly, I'm 4 episodes in and I am still not really sure what the overall plot is meant to be? A girl gets isekai'd to a world with no books and for the first 4 episodes at least, it seems her goal is to create books and mass produce them for the world to enjoy. Ok, fair enough, pretty original concept(the book thing, not isekai),
but there have got to be some stakes or some type of conflict, whether internal or external in order to make a series have meaning. This series has nothing of the sort. It seems to be day in and day out fluff, which is ok, I like fluff, for example Senko San or Dice club, but at least those series/manga resonate with me and I find a connection, I have really been unable to connect with this series at all. I do really enjoy how cute Main is, the art is nice, the OP is nice and it's a watchable series, but it is about as mediocre as mediocre can be.
I do plan to check out the LN's as part of my birthday gifts so when I start those I'll be able to compare if things have been cut or rearranged, but as of right now, this is basically this season's "If it's for my daughter". I will continue to watch as I have never dropped an anime in my life.
Overall, 6/10, give it a watch if you want to be a librarian.
Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen (2019)
Episode 1 I nearly dropped it from not liking Maine because she came across so entitled but I have stuck it out and I am glad.
Although the season thus far is a bit of a slow burner it is developing forwards nicely. I originally thought not a lot had happened in 4/12 episodes but now I see it contains 14 in total instead of the general 12 I can understand the lack of rushing.
I do suspect with this style it won't be for a while until we get any major developments but
to be honest that is fine.
The art style is of a good standard throughout and suits it really well. If it was any more detailed it would lose the impoverished lifestyle feel.
Overall, as it stands if you are struggling or unsure stick it out remember the show was never going to be crazy with action and adventure, it just is not that type.