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

Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 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 Part 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)
Licensors: Crunchyroll
Studios: Ajia-Do
Source: Light novel
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.131 (scored by 9114491,144 users)
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Ranked: #4002
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Popularity: #1237
Members: 155,284
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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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Jun 20, 2020
Marinate1016 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 20, 2020
gaussian_ (All reviews)
Ascendance of a Bookworm has a special place in my heart since it is a story that I never knew I wanted. A certified bookworm myself, I've always loved fantasy, but seeing a great fantasy story combined with the deep love of books that this series brings to the fore is absolutely magical.

Now, to the business of the review. If you loved the first season of Bookworm, you will love this season as well. First, the world-building in this series continues to be on point. The medieval period is a popular stomping ground for fantasy, but this series does a much read more
Jun 20, 2020
robert788 (All reviews)
Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen 2nd Season (2020)

What a season, for me the first season and its OVA were very good but not so amazing. I found Maine hard to like at the beginning and the story was a bit slow in my opinion. But here we have a superb second season that blew my expectation away.

For a continuation they really pulled out the stops which shows the author did a great job with their content to allow such an adaptation. This season has twists and turns, the evil and good of noble society and some real read more
Jun 20, 2020
Agent_Redacted (All reviews)
The continuation of Ascendance of a Bookworm felt like a straight line that barely shifts up and down. It felt like an additional to the first season, which of course is totally obvious as this is the second season with the differences being the fact that this season had more society-class discrimination. There's nothing so great about this season yet the story still captivates my heart despite being gone for about nearly half a year.

The only bad thing about Ascendance of a Bookworm is the fact that its main protagonist, Myne is kid. And as I hate kids due to their voice and how read more

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