Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen
Ascendance of a Bookworm: I'll do Anything to Become a Librarian!
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Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen

Alternative Titles

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~
English: Ascendance of a Bookworm: I'll do Anything to Become a Librarian!
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Volumes: 33
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 25, 2015 to Dec 9, 2023
Genre: Fantasy Fantasy
Themes: Isekai Isekai, Reincarnation Reincarnation
Serialization: None
Authors: Shiina, You (Art), Kazuki, Miya (Story)

Statistics

Score: 8.751 (scored by 47294,729 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #452
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1274
Members: 15,373
Favorites: 1,040

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Synopsis

Urano Motosu's lifelong dream to become a librarian comes true. Luck is not on her side, however, as a plethora of books falls on her during an earthquake. On the verge of death, she begs God to be reborn surrounded by nothing but books.

Her wish is fulfilled, albeit not how she expected: Urano is reincarnated as Myne—a sickly five-year-old child with an ardent desire to read—in another world where the upper class controls knowledge, and only the privileged have access to written works. As a commoner, Myne is distraught that she will never be able to find what she is yearning for.

To obtain books, Myne decides she should make them herself. Currently, she is but a kid thrust into an unknown place—but nothing will not stop Myne from achieving her goal.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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. TO Books has released a revised and illustrated version of the series since January 25, 2015 under its TO Books Ranobe label. On Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!'s ranking in the best book category, the series placed fifth in 2017; first in 2018 and 2019; second in 2020 and 2021; and third in 2022.

The series has been published digitally in English as Ascendance of a Bookworm: I'll do Anything to Become a Librarian! by J-Novel Club since May 20, 2019, and in print since September 3, 2019.

The light novel has been adapted into drama CDs by TO Books since September 9, 2017.

Characters

Myne
Main
Ferdinand
Supporting
Benno
Supporting
Lutz
Supporting
Sylvester
Supporting
Gunther
Supporting
Tuuli
Supporting
Hartmut
Supporting
Angelica
Supporting
Frida
Supporting

Reviews

May 19, 2024
Other people have described the plotline and its pros/cons already. Here's why I think this stands out from other light novels. As someone who has primarily read highly-regarded natively English fantasy books, the translation is incredibly well-written and the series itself holds up amazingly. Unlike many animes/mangas/ln, it's obvious that the author has carefully thought out and designed the overall story and world before even beginning the novels. Instead of appealing to power fantasies and other dopamine-dumping trends prevalent in anime, this focuses on steadily developing a good story yet still being interesting and exciting to read consistently throughout. I think this means that there ...
Feb 22, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (5/? eps)
(very mild spoilers; no plot reveals)

I wasn't a fan of how messy the MC's 'age-conscience' is. In the beginning, she explicitly leaves her older self (around 18 or so) and has the mind of a younger girl (cant remember the age, around 5?).

She remembers some concepts (like books) from when she was older, which makes sense.

BUT then the author continues to go back and forth on if her 'consciousness' is truly 18 or 5. This makes it a little creepy...the way an 18 year old is interacting with children and describing children. She refers to herself as older, younger, older, younger... which would ...
Apr 7, 2020
Preliminary (50/? eps)
I have no idea why this has as of this review, a high score. the pros are few and the cons are many.
Pros:
It's like a less boring documentary about paper, I guess.
and that's the pros, let's move on to the con.
Cons:
The protagonist behaves like a child despite being 20 years old. i think child is way to nice because even the other children in the story behave better than her. She doesn't really give a shit about her family despite them taking care of her and being extremely poor. the only thing you'll hear is moaning and complaining. She throws temper tantrums and is ...

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