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Ascendance of a Bookworm Anime Reveals 14-Episode Length, October 2 Debut

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Based on Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" novel

The official website for the television anime of Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" novel Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujō - Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen) revealed on Thursday that the anime will premiere on WOWOW on October 2, on Tokyo MX on October 9, and BS Fuji on October 10. The site also lists the anime's Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases with 14 episodes.

The anime's DVD release will consist of five volumes that will ship on October 18, November 8, November 29, December 20, and December 27. The Blu-ray Disc release will be a single box set that will ship on December 27.

The anime's cast members include:

Yuka Iguchi as Myne

Shō Hayami as Ferdinand

Megumi Nakajima as Turi

Fumiko Orikasa as Eva

Tsuyoshi Koyama as Gunther

Mutsumi Tamura as Lutz

Takehito Koyasu as Penno

Satoshi Hino as Otto

Tomoaki Maeno as Mark

Aya Uchida as Frieda

Hiroshi Naka as Gustaf

Before the anime airs, the show's first episode will ship on DVD with the eighth novel in the fourth part of the novel series on September 10.

J-Novel Club is releasing both the light novels and 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!

Mitsuru Hongo (Kasumin, Crayon Shin-chan films, World Trigger) is directing the anime at Ajia-do (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. Sumire Morohoshi will perform the show's opening theme song "Mashiro" (Pure White). Morohoshi is making her solo debut with the song. Nakajima performs the anime's ending song "Kamikazari no Tenshi" (Hair Ornament Angel).

Kazuki began the original novels on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" website in 2013, and You Shiina illustrates the print edition. J-Novel Club will start releasing the novels in print this fall.

Sources: Ascendance of a Bookworm anime's website, MoCa News

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