Bibliophile Princess

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Synonyms: Princess of the Bibliophile
Japanese: 虫かぶり姫
English: Bibliophile Princess
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2022 to Dec 22, 2022
Premiered: Fall 2022
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.861 (scored by 2221922,219 users)
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Ranked: #47222
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Popularity: #2553
Members: 66,403
Favorites: 437

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For generations, the Bernstein family has been recognized as a house of nobles who favor books over everything else. Elianna Bernstein, daughter of a baron of the Sauslind Kingdom, is no different. But instead of being called a bookworm, she is known as the Bibliophile Princess.

Four years ago, the crown prince, Christopher Selkirk Asherald, offered Elianna a special arrangement: if she would become his fiancée, he promised that she could continue to spend all her free time reading. Despite having to inherit a title of great responsibility, she agreed to the proposal, enticed by the prospect of gaining access to the royal archives housing a wide selection of books.

To this day, Elianna firmly believes that her engagement is void of romantic sentiment. When she notices Christopher's interactions with another girl, she presumes that the days she spends with him will soon reach an end. Yet, during this period of uncertainty, Elianna and Christopher open a new chapter in their relationship, gradually uncovering their genuine feelings as they grow to better understand each other.

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Opening Theme

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"Prologue" by Yuka Iguchi

Ending Theme

"革表紙" by Kashitarou Itou


May 5, 2023
i won't say that this is excellent but it was good !!as the story is nice kind of felt slow paced (maybe because i am used to fast paced) !the art is decent enough !!the plot itself is okay as there were many instances when it felt like someone was bullying the female lead!! it was kind of sad to watch but the end result or should i say the character development was satisfying !! the side characters were also nice as they get got less screentime as the side characters should get !! so as for me it's -6.6 stars / 10 stars !! ...
May 17, 2023
Mixed Feelings
if miscommunication and anxiety had a baby it would be this anime. Or should I rather say no communication.

But the series is not inherently bad there were some scenes I genuinely enjoyed but it does tent to become boring after a few episodes. But still it’s cute and at the end it showcases a rather healthy relationship. So if you need something cute to shut down your brain to then this is for you but if you want exciting please retain your self from watching the bibliophile princess

The story is not unique in any way and not a good representation of the Shojo ...
Jan 21, 2023
This story is a slow one with some dry humor sparingly used as a nice accent. Overall it’s an okay series and consistent pace. The animation is pretty much nothing special, but is still pretty art and color choices. Voices, music, and sfx are similar pleasant. The cast isn’t anything special but they work well with a solid world setting.

Now, the biggest hurdle this series can never overcome is nuance. There is next-to-no depth given to any scene and, unless you’re already overly familiar and nearly exhausted from this type of genre and its usual tropes, you’ll be left confused. Because everything that’s needed ...

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