Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen
Ascendance of a Bookworm
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Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen

Alternative Titles

English: Ascendance of a Bookworm
Synonyms: Ascendance of a Bookworm: I'll do Anything to Become a Librarian!
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~

Information

Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 25, 2015 to ?
Genre: Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: None
Authors: Shiina, You (Art), Kazuki, Miya (Story)

Statistics

Score: 8.521 (scored by 21062,106 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1142
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2007
Members: 7,309
Favorites: 325

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Synopsis

Motosu Urano, a book-loving college student who just got her Librarian certification and was supposed to enter the job of her dreams after graduation, was killed during a massive earthquake crushing her underneath a pile of her own massive collection of books.

Wishing for reincarnation in order to read even more, she got reincarnated to a world with a low literacy level and very few books, limited only to the nobility of the world. As she reincarnated as 5-year-old daughter of a lowly soldier, Maine, no matter how much she wants to read, there is no way there are any books around. If there are no books then what do you do? You make them yourself of course... What her goal is, to become a librarian no matter what, and to live a life surrounded by books. For starters she begins from making them.

(Source: MU, edited)

Background

Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen began as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou on September 23, 2013. The first official volume was published on January 25, 2015 by TO Books under the TO Books Ranobe label.

The series has been published digitally and physically in English as Ascendance of a Bookworm by J-Novel Club since May 20, 2019 and September 3, 2019, respectively.

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Characters

Myne
Main
Benno
Supporting
Ferdinand
Supporting
Lutz
Supporting
Gunther
Supporting
Turi
Supporting
Otto
Supporting
Frida
Supporting
Ralph
Supporting
Fran
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Apr 4, 2020
pheonix-ix (All reviews)
This is a review of the first 5 books (official translation) and the rest of webnovel version.

Side note: I spell Main "Myne" because it's easier to read especially for those who are unfamiliar with Ascendance of the Bookworm. Fun fact: the name Main is a reference to the city of Mainz, Germany.

tl;dr
The best things about Ascendance of the Bookworm is worldbuilding and relationship between people. There are lots of people and names in Ascendance of the Bookworm, but each person feels different and memorable (well of course there are some minor that are forgettable). The author takes full advantage of Myne being from another world read more
Jan 2, 2020
OnyLink (All reviews)
Edited as of 3/15/2021
Current Score 10Edited reasons at the bottom.

For those of you who have seen the anime and have already decided to pick this novel up and want a bit of guidance/info, scroll to the bottom:

Right off the bat, I will go ahead and say that I have been craving something akin to Spice and Wolf for a long while, and whilst I thought this was due to Spice and Wolf's fantastic romance and journeying aspect with excellent dialogue, what I discovered from reading Ascendance of a Bookworm is that I was truly missing the excellently written characters.

The first thing I feel I read more
Jan 17, 2020
MissTortoise (All reviews)
**THIS IS A WEBNOVEL REVIEW**

Some background: Honzuki no Gekokujou is a web novel originally published in Japanese online for free. It was completed in 2017, but the Japanese light novel releases are ongoing, and the English official light novel translations are even further behind.
Being aware of this, know that I cannot comment on the specific prose, imagery, etc. of the light novels, and this review deals primarily with themes, characters, and story arcs.
**THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN VERY MINOR SPOILERS (VAGUE&PREDICTABLE PLOT POINTS) FOR THE ENTIRE COMPLETED WEBNOVEL**

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Seeing as the number is right there to the top-right, there is no point in putting it read more
Aug 3, 2019
SpearShake (All reviews)
We all love books, right? What if we died and went to a world where books are so darn expensive only nobles can buy them? That is what happened to one young woman, and this is her story.

Story: So, the middle ages was a dark time. Filthy and unclean people everywhere, no toilets, bad food. And worst of all, books were a luxury for the rich. Oh, how will this reincarnated book-nerd be able to live there? Her family is so poor, they don't even learn to read, let alone buy books because their little five-year-old girl suddenly said she wants books.

Frankly, I read more

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