Sumire Morohoshi Performs Opening Theme for Ascendance of a Bookworm TV Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" novel Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujō: Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen) revealed on Friday that Sumire Morohoshi (voice actress in Aikatsu franchise) will perform the show's opening theme song "Mashiro" (Pure White). Morohoshi is making her solo debut with the song.
Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web entertainment news site is also listing that the anime will debut this fall. Before the anime airs, the show's first episode will bundle on DVD with the eighth novel in the fourth part of the novel series on September 10.
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 will star in the anime as Myne, and Sho Hayami will co-star as 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.