Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen 2nd Season

Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 2

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Synonyms: Ascendance of a Bookworm 2nd Season
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~ 第2期
English: Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 2
German: Ascendance of a Bookworm Staffel 2
Spanish: Ascendance of a Bookworm Temporada 2
French: Ascendance of a Bookworm Saison 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2020 to Jun 21, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:10 (JST)
Studios: Ajia-do
Source: Light novel
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.101 (scored by 125947125,947 users)
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Ranked: #5032
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Popularity: #1140
Members: 211,989
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When Myne learns that the Holy Church is in need of mana for their relics, she sees it as her chance to be cured of her life-threatening mana disorder. After seeing their bountiful library, she throws herself headfirst into the Church's grasp and begs to join their order. In exchange for her service and her unusually bountiful supply of mana, Myne is given the blue robes of a noble-born apprentice priestess, despite being a commoner. To Myne, all this talk of mana and nobility is trivial, as she now has access to an unlimited supply of books!

As Myne transitions into the next phase of her life in this new world, she soon learns that achieving her dream has come at a heavy cost. Noble society is severe, unforgiving, and fueled by politics and neglect. She must now deal with the class conflict between the noble-born blue robes and the common-born grey robes, the High Priest's attempts to oust her, and constant behavioral issues from her new retainers. With the help of her family, friends, and the enigmatic Head Priest whose loyalties and motives remain unknown, Myne seeks to overcome these obstacles and continue on the path to becoming her ideal self—the ultimate librarian!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iguchi, Yuka


Hayami, Show


Tamura, Mutsumi


Koyasu, Takehito


Nakajima, Megumi


Koyama, Tsuyoshi


Hino, Satoshi


Uchida, Aya


Karino, Shou


Orikasa, Fumiko


Hongou, Mitsuru
Director, Episode Director
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Ueda, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kase, Mitsuko
Episode Director


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"Tsumujikaze (つむじかぜ)" by Sumire Morohoshi


Jun 20, 2020
If you’re watching this, you surely know the gist of the story and enjoy it, so I will save you the details of Bookworm’s plot.

Bookworm II picks up right where the first season left off and does everything the first season did even better. We’ve got a wider range of characters who bring a diverse set of personalities and backgrounds to the stories as well as the continued development of Main as a priestess.

Whereas the first season revolves around Main’s relationship with her family and local friends, the second season mainly focuses on Main’s relationship with the church and her retainers. I enjoyed ...
Jul 19, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Ascendance of a Bookworm is now a well-known anime with a relative unanimity around its quality. I review the S1+S2 here. (english is not my primary language)

I have been quite disappointed by these two seasons...

The anime is the story of a 20-year-old librarian who is reincarnated in a 5-year-old girl body after her death, in a new fantasy/medieval world. All the anime spin around the fact that this new world has not yet invented the printing and so books are rare and expensive.

The anime have a lot of problems in its writing and I will discuss about them, but before, let's talk about the ...
Aug 9, 2022
This review is for both season 1 and season 2, which as of the time of this writing is the entirety of the series. A third season has been announced, but it's not a thing yet.

As a whole, I wanted to like this series more than I actually did. It has modern visuals, an original story, respectable world-building and character development and a few wholesome moments that'll make you feel warm and all that good stuff. However, there are two major, major issues with this series that each colossally detract from my ability to enjoy it and there is just no way around either of ...

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