Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Dai 1-bu - Hon ga Nai nara Tsukureba Ii!
Ascendance of a Bookworm: I'll do Anything to Become a Librarian! Part 1 - If There Aren't Any Books, I'll Just Have to Make Some!
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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!

Alternative Titles

English: Ascendance of a Bookworm: I'll do Anything to Become a Librarian! Part 1 - If There Aren't Any Books, I'll Just Have to Make Some!
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!」

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.801 (scored by 38923,892 users)
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Ranked: #11452
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Popularity: #1454
Members: 9,866
Favorites: 141

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Synopsis

"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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen Dai 1-bu - Hon ga Nai nara Tsukureba Ii! was published digitally in English as Ascendance of a Bookworm: I'll do Anything to Become a Librarian! Part 1 - If There Aren't Any Books, I'll Just Have to Make Some! by J-Novel Club from June 1, 2019 to May 12, 2021, and in print from September 1, 2020 to September 1, 2021.

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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
Jul 29, 2021
zucchinichop (All reviews)
An isekai that I didn't think I would love so much.
It has such a different premise than most isekai's, it really is refreshing.
MC is reborn to a poor as a young, ill child who loved books. Although she doesn't have OP powers like most isekai protags, she has her past knowledge.

Story 8: As the story progresses, and she miraculously isn't so bedridden anymore, she makes it her goal to create books. She has the aid from her loving family and neighborhood friends. One thing dominos into another and she becomes quite the talk of town, and enters the merchant world.
Art 8: Simple and read more
Mar 28, 2019
GrayRealm (All reviews)
Preliminary
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

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