Ascendance of a Bookworm (本好きの下剋上 ～司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません～Honzuki no Gekokujō: Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiraremasen) is an anime adaption based off of the light novels and manga by the same name.
Season 1 of the anime began airing on October 2, 2019 on WOWOW. Season 2 of the anime began airing on April 4, 2020 with ABC TV . Crunchyroll is releasing the English subbed and dubbed versions on their website.
When she woke up, she was in a parallel world...
An avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian like she had always dreamed of.
When she regained consciousness, she was reborn as Main, the daughter of a poor soldier. She was in the town of Ehrenfest, a town that existed in a parallel world and had a harsh class system where the magic-wielding nobles ruled supreme. But Main doesn't really let that get to her. After all, as long as she had books, she didn't really need anything else.
However, this world had a very low literacy rate and no real way of printing books, so books were scarce and belonged only to the nobles. They were completely out of reach for the daughter of some poor soldier. But that doesn't stop Main from wanting to read books, so she makes a decision…
"If there aren't any books, I'll just create some."
Main might not have energy or money, but she has an endless amount of knowledge from all the books she read in her previous life. Will Main actually be able to make some books? Main's adventure to create books starts now.
|1||A World Without Books||2 October 2019|
|2||Life Improvements and Slates||9 October 2019|
|3||The Events of Winter||16 October 2019|
|4||Forests and Clay Tablets||23 October 2019|
|5||Baptisms and Strange Fevers||30 October 2019|
|6||Meeting||6 November 2019|
|7||Seeds of Suspicion||13 November 2019|
|8||Lutz's Main||20 November 2019|
|9||The Guild Master's Granddaughter||27 November 2019|
|10||To the Second Winter||4 December 2019|
|11||Life-or-Death Choices and Family Meetings||11 December 2019|
|12||Baptism and Divine Paradises||18 December 2019|
|13||The Choice to be an Apprentice Priestess||25 December 2019|
|14||Conclusions||25 December 2019|
|15||Apprentice Priestess||4 April 2020|
|16||Blue Robes and Uncommon Sense||11 April 2020|
|17||Needs||18 April 2020|
|18||Orphanage Reforms||25 April 2020|
|19||Cleanups and Star Festivals||2 May 2020|
|20||The Path Ahead of Lutz||9 May 2020|
|21||New Retainers||16 May 2020|
|22||Wilma and Holy Scriptures for Kids||23 May 2020|
|23||Harvest Festival and Staying Home||30 May 2020|
|24||Knight Order Request||6 June 2020|
|25||Trombe and Battles||13 June 2020|
|26||Dreamlike World||20 June 2020|
Cast and Staff
- Director: Mitsuru Hongo (Crayon Shin-chan, Outlaw Star)
- Sub director: Yoshiki Kawasaki
- Series composition: Mariko Kunisawa (Hatsukoi Limited, Magimoji Rurumo)
- Character design: Yoshiaki Yanagida (Tribe Cool Crew), Toshihisa Kaiya (IGPX -Immortal Grand Prix-)
- Anime production: Ajia-do (Izetta: The Last Witch, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord)
Main voice cast:
- Myne: Yuka Iguchi (Index in A Certain Magical Index)
- Ferdinand: Sho Hayami (Maximilian Jenius in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
- Tuuli: Megumi Nakajima (Megumi Aino in HappinessCharge PreCure)
- Eva: Fumiko Orikasa (Rukia Kuchiki of Bleach)
- Gunther: Tsuyoshi Koyama (Mercenary in Grimoire of Zero)
- Lutz: Mutsumi Tamura (Kobayashi in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
- Benno: Takehito Koyasu (Mu La Flaga in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed)
- Otto: Satoshi Hino (Ainz Ooal Gown in Overlord)
- Mark: Tomoaki Maeno (White Blood Cell in Cells at Work!)
- Frieda: Aya Uchida (Kotori Minami in Love Live!)