Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen


Ascendance of a Bookworm

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Japanese: 本好きの下剋上 ~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~
English: Ascendance of a Bookworm
German: Ascendance of a Bookworm
Spanish: Ascendance of a Bookworm
French: Ascendance of a Bookworm
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Type: TV
Episodes: 14
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2019 to Dec 26, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Crunchyroll
Studios: Ajia-Do
Source: Light novel
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.011 (scored by 131908131,908 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #818
Members: 251,488
Favorites: 2,314

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Synopsis

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 Myne—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 Myne. She will prove that her will to read is unbreakable, and if there are no books around, she will make them herself!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Myne

Main
Iguchi, Yuka
Japanese

Lutz

Main
Tamura, Mutsumi
Japanese

Ferdinand

Supporting
Hayami, Show
Japanese

Benno

Supporting
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese

Tuuli

Supporting
Nakajima, Megumi
Japanese

Gunther

Supporting
Koyama, Tsuyoshi
Japanese

Frida

Supporting
Uchida, Aya
Japanese

Otto

Supporting
Hino, Satoshi
Japanese

Eva

Supporting
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese

Ralph

Supporting
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese

Staff

Hongou, Mitsuru
Director
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Kunisawa, Mariko
Script, Series Composition
Mori, Takeshi
Storyboard


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Dec 25, 2019
You’ve probably heard the phrase “knowledge is power”. One of the fundamental elements of power comes from books and even in our modern world today, that phrase remains as true as ever. Ascendance of a Bookworm attributes to a bookworm named “Myne” who is reincarnated into another world as she hopes to regain her ability to read.

With the amount of isekai anime coming out in recent years, it’s easy to paint this show as another clone. However, you should actually take a careful look into this anime and see it more of as a slice of life isekai. What does that mean? In some ways, ...
Dec 25, 2019
To round off this year of abysmal drops in the bucket from the rusty spigot tapped into the vast ocean of low-effort isekai anime still waiting down the pipeline, “Ascendance of a Bookworm” hit me like a brief mouthful of ambrosia that I desperately desired.

There are only so many ways to frame an isekai anime nowadays, it’s like when Fox announces they’ve renewed The Simpsons for another 3 seasons and realizes, “Haven’t we already done everything?” In this regard, Bookworm isn’t exactly novel when you think about how it recontextualizes this tired concept. It’s not an original concept, but it’s one that recognizes the ...
Jan 24, 2020
The premise of the anime, at least in the Synopsis section made it feel like it was going to be something interesting and out of the ordinary. Turned out to be one whiny anime riddled with plot holes and plot armor left and right.

Even in the first episode when the protagonist gets the memories of the body it now inhabits, she doesn't get all of them and starts looking through the house for books as if she doesn't already have the memory of the body that there are no books there.

This trend of things not making any sense continues as the anime develops. The most ...

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