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

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Score: 8.671 (scored by 31433,143 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #572
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Popularity: #1559
Members: 10,845
Favorites: 624

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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.

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Characters

Myne
Main
Ferdinand
Supporting
Benno
Supporting
Lutz
Supporting
Tuuli
Supporting
Gunther
Supporting
Frida
Supporting
Sylvester
Supporting
Otto
Supporting
Eva
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Apr 4, 2020
Preliminary (677/? chp)
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 ...
Jan 2, 2020
Preliminary (60/? chp)
Edited as of 3/15/2021
Update as of 4/24/2022
Current Score 10
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 ...
Jan 17, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (677/? chp)
**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 ...

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