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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. The anime was produced by Ajia-Do.

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 [1]. Crunchyroll is releasing the English subbed and dubbed versions on their website.[2]


An avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident, right after landing her dream job as a librarian.

When she regains consciousness, she is reborn as Myne, the daughter of a poor soldier. She lives in Ehrenfest, a city with medieval-era technology and a strict class system where the magic-wielding nobles rule supreme. But Myne doesn't let that get to her. After all, as long as she has books, she doesn't really need anything else.

However, the new world has a very low literacy rate and no printing presses, so books are scarce and belong only to nobles. They're completely out of reach for a commoner like Myne. But that doesn't stop her from wanting to read books, so she makes a decision: "If there aren't any books, I'll just create some."


Season 1

No Title Released
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

Season 2

No Title Released
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's Order Request 6 June 2020
25 Trombe and Battles 13 June 2020
26 Dreamlike World 20 June 2020

Season 3

No Title Released
27 The Beginning of Winter 11 April 2022
28 The Story About Winter Stays and the Future 18 April 2022
29 The Dedication Ceremony and Spring Arrives 25 April 2022
30 Spring Prayer 2 May 2022
31 The Gift from the Blue-Robed Priest and Going Home 9 May 2022
32 The Abandoned Child of the Cathedral and Making Colours 16 May 2022
33 Delia and Dirk 23 May 2022
34 Ominous Developments 30 May 2022
35 The Black Protective Charm 6 June 2022
36 Blessing 13 June 2022


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Header.pngCast and Staff

Main 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)

Header.pngMain Voice Cast:

  • Myne ("Main"): Yuka Iguchi (Index in A Certain Magical Index)
  • Ferdinand: Sho Hayami (Maximilian Jenius in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
  • Tuuli ("Turi"): Megumi Nakajima (Megumi Aino in HappinessCharge PreCure)
  • Effa ("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!)
  • Freida: Aya Uchida (Kotori Minami in Love Live!)


  1. Official Website[1]
  2. Crunchyroll website[2]