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Light Novel 'Honzuki no Gekokujou' Receives TV Anime Adaptation

by Vindstot
Mar 7, 8:34 PM | 39 Comments

Happinet Pictures opened an official website for a TV anime adaptation of Miya Kazuki and You Shiina's Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen (Ascendance of a Bookworm: Stop at Nothing to be a Librarian) light novel series on Friday.

Synopsis
Motosu Urano, a book-loving college student who just got her Librarian certification and was supposed to enter the job of her dreams after graduation, was killed during a massive earthquake crushing her underneath a pile of her own massive collection of books.

Wishing for reincarnation in order to read even more, she got reincarnated to a world with a low literacy level and very few books, limited only to the nobility of the world. As she reincarnated as 5-year-old daughter of a lowly soldier, Maine, no matter how much she wants to read, there is no way there are any books around. If there are no books then what do you do? You make them yourself of course... What her goal is, to become a librarian no matter what, and to live a life surrounded by books. For starters she begins from making them. (Source: MU, edited)

Staff
Director: Mitsuru Hongou (World Trigger)
Assistant Director: Yoshiki Kawasaki (Shuumatsu no Izetta episode director)
Series Composition: Mariko Kunisawa (Shinryaku! Ika Musume script)
Character Design: Yoshiaki Yanagida (Genshiken 2), Toshihisa Kaiya (Robotics;Notes animation director)
Studio: Ajia-Do

Cast
Maine: Yuka Iguchi (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
Ferdinand: Show Hayami (Trigun)

Teaser PV


Kazuki launched the fantasy slice of life novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in September 2013 and ended it with 677 chapters in March 2017. TO Books began publishing the series with illustration by Shiina in January 2015. The 17th volume was published last December, with the 18th volume scheduled for release on Wednesday. Honzuki no Gekokujou has a cumulative 1 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.

Suzuka's manga adaptation of the novel's first part launched on the Nico Nico Seiga website in October 2015. The seventh and last compiled volume went on sale in August 2018. The first volume of the second part is planned for an April 25 release. J-Novel Club licensed the manga for digital release this past November.

Honzuki no Gekokujou placed fifth in the 2017 edition and consecutively first in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! rankings' Book category.

Official site: http://booklove-anime.jp/
Official Twitter: @anime_booklove

Source: PR Times

Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen on MAL

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Since I've read some comments here and there about Honzuki, I decided to give it a try. The manga had me hooked, then I switched to the translated web novel and now I've bought all available light novel volumes. It's been a damn long time since I've read a light novel, but I'm really enjoying this one so far.

Not expecting too much of the anime though.

Mar 20, 12:30 PM by Kami-Koto

I've not read the novel seeing that it was not my cup of tea. Now that it is getting an anime adaptation I do want to check it out... Is it worth the read though??

Mar 20, 3:56 AM by TwinBlaze1213

Although I am happy to see it's have got so much popularity. As a light novel reader, I actually disagree about making honzuki into an anime. Not everything should be made into anime it just does not work that way. Honzuki is sth you need to slowly progress, it doesn't have a lot of action /fighting scenes like most of the isekai anime does. It has an amazing character plot slowly progress and def one of the best isekai novels out there. I don't think a few episodes of animation will ever build up to the level what a light novel can do, it is also the reason why a lot of criticism on a slice of life anime (that requires building up connections) adapted from the light novel on how plain it is. Not to mention its animation :/

Mar 17, 3:00 PM by KonnoYuukiSenpai

You're welcome.

And J-novel club just announced the licensing of the original Honzuki no Gekokujou novel as well.
source: https://twitter.com/jnovelclub/status/1107199877895913472

Mar 17, 2:08 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
ThreadFazer said:
okey..but after the 17 Volumes? So what fetish/immoral stuf happened in the 17 volumes, Can you tell me? (just put a spoiler tag)

And i dont really mind the incest that much, its The Loli X Adult that i Hate.

You quoted me before I could edit , so putting it back there
"there's some form of pedophilia for a while I think, IIRC the girl is like 14 or something, it's a topic for a while in arc 2 but it's not with the main characters and it's frown upon by pretty much everyone else for the time it lasted.".
I'd like to point out that it's a medieval world, so criteria are a bit different in there than they are in our world for what is immoral or not.
Nobles being able to get commoners killed on a simple word from their part because nobles are always right in a commoner vs noble dispute and stuff like that is a thing for example.
Oh thank you very much, atlest the Pedo stuff is not with the Main Cast (that's a Relief)

Ill instantly watch this when the Anime comes up, for now ill add this to Plan to watch. thank you again.

Mar 16, 3:49 AM by ThreadFazer

ThreadFazer said:
Zefyris said:

No, none of those two after 17 volumes, that's not this type of story.
okey..but after the 17 Volumes? So what fetish/immoral stuf happened in the 17 volumes, Can you tell me? (just put a spoiler tag)

And i dont really mind the incest that much, its The Loli X Adult that i Hate.

You quoted me before I could edit , so putting it back there
"there's some form of pedophilia for a while I think, IIRC the girl is like 14 or something, it's a topic for a while in arc 2 but it's not with the main characters and it's frown upon by pretty much everyone else for the time it lasted." We also don't see it directly happening, we know it's happening and other characters are not happy about it happening.
I'd like to point out that it's a medieval world, so criteria are a bit different in there than they are in our world for what is immoral or not.
Nobles being able to get commoners killed on a simple word from their part because nobles are always right in a commoner vs noble dispute and stuff like that is a thing for example.

Mar 16, 3:40 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
ThreadFazer said:
Can i ask something before putting this as plan to watch.

Are there Any Immoral sh!t in this Light Novel? (Like Loli's x Adults and Incest)

Cause i HATE THOSE STUFF VERY MUCH! pls just put a Spoiler Tag.

No, none of those two after 17 volumes, that's not this type of story.
okey..but after the 17 Volumes? So what fetish/immoral stuf happened in the 17 volumes, Can you tell me? (just put a spoiler tag)

And i dont really mind the incest that much, its The Loli X Adult that i Hate.

Mar 16, 3:35 AM by ThreadFazer

ThreadFazer said:
Can i ask something before putting this as plan to watch.

Are there Any Immoral sh!t in this Light Novel? (Like Loli's x Adults and Incest)

Cause i HATE THOSE STUFF VERY MUCH! pls just put a Spoiler Tag.

No, none of those two after 17 volumes, that's not this type of story. peoples can't even mary before they're 16 in there IIRC, and even peoples like royalty and nobles(who in our world had quite the amount of incest in history) are going for wedding with someone out of the family (or at worst barely related, like having the same great grand father or something).

EDIT : aahh.. wait, there's some form of pedophilia for a while I think, IIRC the girl is like 14 or something, it's a topic for a while in arc 2 but it's not with the main characters and it's frown upon by pretty much everyone else for the time it lasted.

Mar 16, 3:32 AM by Zefyris

Can i ask something before putting this as plan to watch.

Are there Any Immoral sh!t in this Light Novel? (Like Loli's x Adults and Incest)

Cause i HATE THOSE STUFF VERY MUCH! pls just put a Spoiler Tag.

Mar 16, 3:23 AM by ThreadFazer

I am going to declare this here and now, if in the end it would result in a great anime, it will not matter to the people if this is an isekai

Mar 11, 1:56 PM by Fede_5000

this looks interesting. hope it comes out soon

Mar 9, 12:51 PM by stardew

@fabris I think people do not care if the protagonist is OP or not always if the protagonist is not a boy, as shown here with another isekai of a girl with goddess powers https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1709777

Mar 9, 12:47 PM by RayReynolds

iamadragonrawrrr said:
Eh.. your standard is pretty low if you think this is the best isekai novel. This is so meh for me. The MC is dumb, spoiled, selfish, so unlikeable. This isekai is the same with others. Treating the other world only consists of idiots. Truly, I don’t get why this got an anime when there are a lot of much better isekai stories out there.



>modern LN isekai
>high standards

Pick one, and just one, dude.

At least the protag of this one does not get 48759475897696 cheat habilities and max level in episode 1 (why TF the japanese think this makes a compelling premisse?), neitheir is a NEET loser who gets an harem.
Sound solidly above average to me. What "much better isekais" you talking about. They are almost all the same.


What really bothers me is the excessive condescension that it has only because of the fact that the protagonist is a girl, if it were a boy everybody would be throwing shit and saying that it is just another absurd self-insertion story of a loser Neet and blah blah ... in their day rimuru and satou told them the same thing since none of them was a loser since both had jobs, people do not give their opinion only invents lies



Most people welcoming this are readers of the novel themselves. Or just happy is a isekai without OP protag who gets an harem.

Mar 9, 11:54 AM by Fabris

An anime about the hardest of reads...Well Wakaokami wa Shougakusei did wonders for me last year. Let's see if this will do the same.

Mar 9, 11:42 AM by Tarotist

RayReynolds said:

I am speaking from the point of view of the people who do not know that, those who only will know of the history for the anime, who have not read the novels
if the protagonist were another, I'm sure by my mother that people would have another reaction

Well, I get you, but there's also plenty of peoples that will drop this series or refuse to watch it just BECAUSE the main protagonist is a little girl, without letting her a single chance.
So since it goes both way, I don't think there's a point in being annoyed by this.

Mar 9, 10:36 AM by Zefyris

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Zefyris said:
RayReynolds said:


What really bothers me is the excessive condescension that it has only because of the fact that the protagonist is a girl, if it were a boy everybody would be throwing shit and saying that it is just another absurd self-insertion story of a loser Neet and blah blah ... in their day rimuru and satou told them the same thing since none of them was a loser since both had jobs, people do not give their opinion only invents lies

Dude, female or male, that character is well written, has a lot of character development, is not a self insert character since she's actually reborn FAR WEAKER than her previous incarnation (who was already a young woman who was spoending her time reading so not strong even for human standards), she wasn't a neet at all since she was just finishing her studies and had got a job as librarian waiting for her as well.
She was just autistic with a restricted interest in books (and that's why her personality at the beginning is liek this, contrary to some stupid isekai out there, she didn't change personality just because she was reincarnated, she actually requires time and meeting peoples to change), but that's it. She wasn't a loser, a neet or anything.
The fact that she's female has little to do with her being appreciated and loved for how good of a character she is.


I am speaking from the point of view of the people who do not know that, those who only will know of the history for the anime, who have not read the novels
if the protagonist were another, I'm sure by my mother that people would have another reaction

Mar 9, 10:29 AM by RayReynolds

RayReynolds said:
Zefyris said:

Uh no, the protagonist here is very likable after a while. She just STARTS as someone not likable, and since those novels are well written, guess what, character change and grow through experience and encountering each others.
As for why peoples are excited about that one maybe ;
-because the source material for this one is extremely good
-because it's something fundamentally different of the "I was brought in another world with OP power and a harem is waiting for me" stuff?
Do you know that for some, fights like in naruto , bleach and the like are far more boring than a whole good slice and life episode will ever be?
Maybe you should simply accept that not everyone find the same things enjoyable. Just because slow paced fantasy without fights bores you doesn't mean that it will bore other.

it's... really just that. If there's anyone who doesn't like slow paced stories but somehow has any kind of expectation for Honzuki, then that would be wrongly placed expectations indeed, of that I agree. This isn't a shounen battle stuff or anything. If they're having expectation precisely because they think it's going different from those type of stories, then they're far more correct.~




What really bothers me is the excessive condescension that it has only because of the fact that the protagonist is a girl, if it were a boy everybody would be throwing shit and saying that it is just another absurd self-insertion story of a loser Neet and blah blah ... in their day rimuru and satou told them the same thing since none of them was a loser since both had jobs, people do not give their opinion only invents lies

Dude, female or male, that character is well written, has a lot of character development, is not a self insert character since she's actually reborn FAR WEAKER than her previous incarnation (who was already a young woman who was spoending her time reading so not strong even for human standards), she wasn't a neet at all since she was just finishing her studies and had got a job as librarian waiting for her as well.
She was just autistic with a restricted interest in books (and that's why her personality at the beginning is liek this, contrary to some stupid isekai out there, she didn't change personality just because she was reincarnated, she actually requires time and meeting peoples to change), but that's it. She wasn't a loser, a neet or anything.
The fact that she's female has little to do with her being appreciated and loved for how good of a character she is.

Mar 9, 9:52 AM by Zefyris

Zefyris said:
RayReynolds said:
I really do not understand the great expectation that this anime is receiving, if people are already bored of overlord or slime, here they will be bored 100 times more since there is no action or fight or a plot more intriguing than the theme of the books, and the protagonist is as unbearable more than any other male protagonist in any other isekai, but I think people will forgive him simply because he is a girl :/

Uh no, the protagonist here is very likable after a while. She just STARTS as someone not likable, and since those novels are well written, guess what, character change and grow through experience and encountering each others.
As for why peoples are excited about that one maybe ;
-because the source material for this one is extremely good
-because it's something fundamentally different of the "I was brought in another world with OP power and a harem is waiting for me" stuff?
Do you know that for some, fights like in naruto , bleach and the like are far more boring than a whole good slice and life episode will ever be?
Maybe you should simply accept that not everyone find the same things enjoyable. Just because slow paced fantasy without fights bores you doesn't mean that it will bore other.

it's... really just that. If there's anyone who doesn't like slow paced stories but somehow has any kind of expectation for Honzuki, then that would be wrongly placed expectations indeed, of that I agree. This isn't a shounen battle stuff or anything. If they're having expectation precisely because they think it's going different from those type of stories, then they're far more correct.~




What really bothers me is the excessive condescension that it has only because of the fact that the protagonist is a girl, if it were a boy everybody would be throwing shit and saying that it is just another absurd self-insertion story of a loser Neet and blah blah ... in their day rimuru and satou told them the same thing since none of them was a loser since both had jobs, people do not give their opinion only invents lies

Mar 9, 9:35 AM by RayReynolds

RayReynolds said:
I really do not understand the great expectation that this anime is receiving, if people are already bored of overlord or slime, here they will be bored 100 times more since there is no action or fight or a plot more intriguing than the theme of the books, and the protagonist is as unbearable more than any other male protagonist in any other isekai, but I think people will forgive him simply because he is a girl :/

Uh no, the protagonist here is very likable after a while. She just STARTS as someone not likable, and since those novels are well written, guess what, character change and grow through experience and encountering each others.
As for why peoples are excited about that one maybe ;
-because the source material for this one is extremely good
-because it's something fundamentally different of the "I was brought in another world with OP power and a harem is waiting for me" stuff?
Do you know that for some, fights like in naruto , bleach and the like are far more boring than a whole good slice and life episode will ever be?
Maybe you should simply accept that not everyone find the same things enjoyable. Just because slow paced fantasy without fights bores you doesn't mean that it will bore other.

it's... really just that. If there's anyone who doesn't like slow paced stories but somehow has any kind of expectation for Honzuki, then that would be wrongly placed expectations indeed, of that I agree. This isn't a shounen battle stuff or anything. If they're having expectation precisely because they think it's going different from those type of stories, then they're far more correct.~


Mar 9, 5:01 AM by Zefyris

I really do not understand the great expectation that this anime is receiving, if people are already bored of overlord or slime, here they will be bored 100 times more since there is no action or fight or a plot more intriguing than the theme of the books, and the protagonist is as unbearable more than any other male protagonist in any other isekai, but I think people will forgive him simply because he is a girl :/

Mar 9, 4:38 AM by RayReynolds