Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Dai 1-bu - Hon ga Nai nara Tsukureba Ii!
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Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Dai 1-bu - Hon ga Nai nara Tsukureba Ii!

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Synonyms: Ascendance of a Bookworm: Stop at Nothing to be 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~ 第一部「本がないなら作ればいい!」


Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 47
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 30, 2015 to Jul 2, 2018
Genres: FantasyFantasy
Authors: Suzuka (Art), Kazuki, Miya (Story)
Serialization: Comic Corona


Score: 7.821 (scored by 32003,200 users)
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Ranked: #10902
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Popularity: #1481
Members: 8,313
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"God, even if I'm reincarnated, please let me keep reading lots of books..."

This was the dying wish of Urano Motosu, a university student who loved to read books, no matter the genre or type. She treasured books to such an extent that she aimed to graduate with a librarian's certificate—which she was on the verge of acquiring if it weren't for an earthquake that caused her bookshelf to collapse and crush her to death. Though she may not have been granted the job of her dreams, she was at least granted another chance at life.

Awakening as a frail five-year-old girl named Maine, she finds herself in a foreign medieval city populated by people with strange-colored hair. This new world fascinates Maine, but her lack of strength and the low status of her family and shelter disappoints her. To make things worse, she realizes that public literacy is low and books are rare and expensive in this city. Although Maine's past life has ended, her love for books has not—and thus begins the story of this bookworm's quest to make her own books.

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Oct 11, 2019
ThreeLeggedFrog (All reviews)
I am a sucker for Isekai even though I usually think the stories are sub-par. However, this story has me wrapped around its finger.

The characters are written very well especially the MC. She does not go into the world with the standard OP powers it seems like all Isekai protagonists have. She has even more disadvantages than advantages but she still strives toward her goal. Plus the dad becomes such a great character later on in the story.

It gives me all the feels. Sometimes when I turn the page and see the next scene my heart skips a beat. You don't think that a character read more
Oct 16, 2020
Cat_of_Anodyne (All reviews)
Honzuki no Gekokujou is... alright! My enjoyment, as with other reviewers was severely knee capped by the emotionally turbulent and inwardly focused main character. Her family, who she apparently loves dearly, is living in what appears to be abject poverty. But, despite all the earnings that the main character receives for pulling knowledge from her previous life out of her ass, they don't appear to undergo any appreciation in their material conditions through out the story... I will also agree that the main character does not read as hugely intelligent (which is noted by the story itself) as she frequently does not learn from previous read more
Mar 28, 2019
GrayRealm (All reviews)
Surprisingly, it is incredibly well done, and might as well be one of the best "modern isekai" animes and mangas out there.

You see, the standard mistake a modern isekai does is going through routine processes of game like abilities, guild ranks and so on. Sometimes it has few core ideas, but once those played out, it starts falling apart.

This is not the case here. It is one of the titles where rather than focusing on power fantasies, explosions and harems, the script decided to stick to the story and see it through. The world looks incredibly believable, albeit definitely quite tough, characters have convincing personalities read more
Jul 5, 2018
SovietWeeb (All reviews)
I think this is a fairly good story and especially compared to other stories that feature a female MC reincarnating at a young age. Really, There's just one issue.

That's the boys. I don't like them and feel they take too much screen time. I am more interested in the MC making all these inventions with the help of her sister or by herself.

Something is really interesting about how the story portrays medieval time. It's more of what a realistic look at the time period then you see in most stories.

I was also wanting her to start making her products and become a read more

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