Bernard-jou Iwaku.

Miss Bernard said.

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Japanese: バーナード嬢曰く。
English: Miss Bernard said.
German: Miss Bernard Said.
Spanish: Miss Bernard Said.
French: Miss Bernard said.
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2016 to Dec 23, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Creators in Pack
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.031 (scored by 1012110,121 users)
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Ranked: #98582
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Popularity: #4603
Members: 22,876
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​Sawako Machida—or "Miss Bernard," as she prefers to be called—can frequently be found in the school library with a book in hand. Whether or not she has read it, however, is another matter entirely. In her own words, Sawako finds it too much work to actually read, and would rather just make others believe she spends a lot of time reading. But in the same library where she constantly hangs out, there are other students who love books and are quite upset with her disdainful approach to reading their favorite titles.

As she pretends to read and discuss great literary works amid eccentric book lovers, Sawako finds herself learning something after all, as well as making new friends along the way.

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Feb 6, 2024
Miss Bernard Said is a fun, engaging little anime, filled to the brim with fast-paced comedy and literary references. Beginning with the story, it's a simple format, centered around a bunch of friends in a library, and their relationships with the books they read. Being so short, the jokes come at a lightning-fast pace, and that only adds to the upbeat, energetic vibe this anime exudes throughout. I also learned a surprising deal, either through the dialogue itself or through the dense walls of text. In short, it is everything it should be. The art is rather simple, and lacking in places, but still managing ...
Dec 31, 2016
Bernard-jou Iwaku has no right to be as good as it is. It's just a set of very quick gag shorts that proceed at lightning pace, shoving a ton of book references and witty book-nerd rants into just a few seconds of decent, but ultimately uninspired, animation. So...blah, right?

Well, no. I admit that I was drawn to this short because I love books and I couldn't resist the premise. I kept watching because the antics of Machida Sawako, the laziest reader of all time, were hilarious. And I just couldn't get enough of her hilarious trolling that inevitably led to regular meltdowns on the part ...
May 24, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Between the four characters we are given, we see the book lover contrasted with the pseudointellectual, portrayed in such a light that although the pseudointellectualism is mocked, the light satire also extends to the vague hypocrisies and personal weaknesses of the "bibliophile", most tellingly when ever Pynchon's very easy Crying of Lot 49 was too difficult for her. There is the development of their friendship, in which the intellectual realm seems to be cast into a seperate and isolated sphere, which seems a juvenile attitude toward art. Additionally, despite the show's effort to convey literary information, the obsession with books turns into idolatry, a theme ...

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