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: 6.871 (scored by 2495424,954 users)
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Ranked: #48702
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Popularity: #2538
Members: 71,649
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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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Mushikaburi-hime was released on Blu-ray and DVD in three volumes from January 25, 2023 to March 24, 2023.

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Shimazaki, Nobunaga


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Slade, Sylvia

Yasuno, Kiyono



Opening Theme

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"Prologue" by Yuka Iguchi

Ending Theme

"革表紙" by Kashitarou Itou


Dec 22, 2022
Mushikaburi-Hime is a must watch for any shoujo/josei fan, because for one, we don’t get enough of these shows, and for two, this is a really cute watch with a couple that will quickly become one of your favourites.

Mushikaburi-Hime, like most other shoujo/josei is a character driven slow-burn in which your entertainment depends on how much you like the couple. Fortunately, Chris and Eli have one of the cutest relationships I’ve seen in a while. Premise is straightforward and honestly there’s not much story to speak of. It’s very slice of life based and through their daily struggles Chris and Eli get closer and develop ...
Dec 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Simply put, this show was just not for me. I’m all for more shoujo anime being out in the anime world, but this was not the best showing of what the shoujo genre can offer. It’s just a simple story in a royalty setting, where someone who doesn’t really belong tries to fit in, and people get jealous because she’s the prince’s fiancée. It’s quite the bland story with a very straight forward romance, and boring politics that I couldn’t bring myself to care about.


In a nutshell, Elianna Bernstein, a noble from the Sauslind family, which was not the most renowned family out there, is ...
Dec 22, 2022
This is garbage.

Elianna, the protagonist, has no personality outside of reading books, and the love interest’s only personality trait is being a creepy boyfriend. Yay! Her love for books means basically nothing by the way. It’s pretty much a gimmick to show she isn’t a piece of cardboard. Unfortunately, possibly the most boring gimmick imaginable was used so it doesn’t work. These characters are so bland it’s ridiculous.

Almost every episode goes one of two ways. First, some girls are jealous of Elianna and try to take her place while being gross toward her, and this somehow makes Elianna question whether her obviously obsessed boyfriend actually ...

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