J-Novel Club Licenses Ascendance of a Bookworm Novels
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
J-Novel Club announced on Sunday that it has licensed author Miya Kazuki and illustrator You Shiina's Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujō - Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen) light novel series.
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!
Kazuki began the original novels on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" website in 2013. 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 has topped the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi book's tankōbon ranking list for the last two years.
Source: J-Novel Club's Twitter account
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