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Ascendance of a Bookworm Fantasy Novel Gets TV Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yuka Iguchi, Sho Hayami star in Ajiado anime about book fan transported to world with few books

A website opened on Friday to announce that a television anime adaptation of Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" novel Honzuki no Gekokujō - Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen (Ascendance of a Bookworm) has been green-lit.


J-Novel Club is releasing Suzuka's manga adaptation in English, and it describes the story:

A certain college girl who's loved books ever since she was a little girl dies in an accident and is reborn in another world she knows nothing about. She is now Myne, the sickly five-year-old daughter of a poor soldier. To make things worse, the world she's been reborn in has a very low literacy rate and books mostly don't exist. She'd have to pay an enormous amounts of money to buy one. Myne resolves herself: If there aren't any books, she'll just have to make them! Her goal is to become a librarian. This story begins with her quest to make books so she can live surrounded by them! Dive into this biblio-fantasy written for book lovers and bookworms!

Yuka Iguchi voices Myne, and Sho Hayami voices the chief priest Ferdinand.

Mitsuru Hongo (Kasumin, Crayon Shin-chan films, World Trigger) is directing the anime at Ajiado (Genshiken, Spirit of Wonder) with assistant director Yoshiki Kawasaki (Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON episode director), and Mariko Kunisawa (Hatsukoi Limited, Magimoji Rurumo) is in charge of the series scripts. Yoshiaki Yanagida (Genshiken, Spirit of Wonder) and Toshihisa Kaiya (Ruin Explorers - Fam & Ihrie, Spirit of Wonder, World Trigger) are designing the characters.

Kazuki began the original novels on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" website in 2013, and You Shiina illustrates the print edition. Suzuka's manga adaptation of the first part had a total of seven compiled volumes between June 2016 and August 2018.

The novel series has over 1 million copies in print, and it topped the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi book's tankōbon ranking list for the most recent two years in a row.

Source: Ascendance of a Bookworm anime's website, Comic Natalie


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