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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Information

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 43464,346 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #442
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1323
Members: 14,699
Favorites: 1,003

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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
Sylvester
Supporting
Tuuli
Supporting
Gunther
Supporting
Hartmut
Supporting
Angelica
Supporting
Frida
Supporting

Reviews

Apr 4, 2020
Preliminary (677/? eps)
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 17, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (677/? eps)
**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 ...
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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Recent Forum Discussion

Volume 30 (Part 5 Volume 9) Discussion
abystoma2 - Mar 26
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Volume 28 (Part 5 Volume 7)
abystoma2 - Dec 9, 2023
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Dec 11, 2023 4:00 PM
Part 3 will be receiving an anime adaptation
Knighthammer619 - Dec 6, 2023
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Dec 11, 2023 3:53 PM
Didn't this novel end?
UaEfAlCoN83 - Jun 9, 2020
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Oct 8, 2023 12:15 PM
Where to start after season 3?
sfloress - Jun 13, 2022
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