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)
Studios: Ajia-do
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.981 (scored by 162606162,606 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #774
Members: 311,187
Favorites: 2,894

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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

Gunther

Supporting
Koyama, Tsuyoshi
Japanese

Tuuli

Supporting
Nakajima, Megumi
Japanese

Frida

Supporting
Uchida, Aya
Japanese

Otto

Supporting
Hino, Satoshi
Japanese

Eva

Supporting
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese

Ralph

Supporting
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese

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"Masshiro (真っ白)" by Sumire Morohoshi (諸星すみれ)
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Reviews

Sep 1, 2023
No spoilers:
I recommend this if youre okay with slow pace and slice of life. The world building is wonderful and I really enjoy watching the MC overcome her hurdles as she gets closer to her dream of reading more books.

Its not all about books though, the overall story is pretty interesting but like I said before its slow, theres not a lot of fighting or anything like that.

I teared up a few times watching it, its not your typical isekai, but it does have common isekai elements like magic and knights. But i say gice it a try, if you want to drop ...
Aug 27, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Like many others I picked up this series due to the high score and many good reviews. I generally like fantasy isekai so it was going to make it on my list eventually, but the good reviews pushed it up the "watch asap" list. I don't usually write reviews for things I watch, anime or otherwise, so excuse the lack of structure. However, I just felt the need to express my opinion for this one because I have some pretty strong mixed feelings about it after watching all 3 seasons. This series can be summed up as having an interesting premise, a good story but ...
Jul 11, 2023
FunnyFunny
Well... this was both boring and intellectually insulting.

Another Isekai but the hook here is that it's a girl and she's a bookworm reincarnated in an era where literacy takes a backseat to everything else.

Ok, I'll bite. How does she prove herself? How does she use the knowledge she has? What hurdles will she face? Will she find it hard as an adult to be treated like child that nobody takes seriously and detective conan this?

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Plot/story = 1/10

This was horribly written. It's character driven but not really, their are certain points the plot wants the characters to reach so they do even if it doesn't make ...

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