TV Anime Ascendance of a Bookworm Releases Key Visual, New CM with Soundtrack Music by Michiru

Takehito Koyasu, Satoshi Hino, Tomoaki Maeno, Aya Uchida newly join the cast


The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" light novel Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan wo Erande iraremasen (English edition title: Ascendance of a Bookworm) updated with a key visual featuring its main characters, and posted a 15-second new CM introducing its soundtrack music composed by Michiru (Kakegurui live-action drama, Mitsuboshi Colors).


Key visual:


New CM:



The site announced four more additional voice cast:


(left) Benno: Takehito Koyasu (Mu La Flaga in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed)

(right) Otto: Satoshi Hino (Ainz Ooal Gown in Overlord)




(left) Mark: Tomoaki Maeno (White Blood Cell in Cells ar Work!)

(right) Frieda: Aya Uchida (Kotori Minami in Love Live!)



The TV anime adaptation was revealed in March 2019 and is set to premiere in Japan in October 2019. 


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: Ajiado (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)
  • Myne's mother Eva: Fumiko Orikasa (Rukia Kuchiki of Bleach
  • Myne's father Gunther: Tsuyoshi Koyama (Mercenary in Grimoire of Zero
  • Myne's caretaker boy Lutz: Mutsumi Tamura (Kobayashi in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)



Teaser visual



Teaser PV


Synopsis (from the novel's English edition introduction)


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 Maine, 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. Maine 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!



Source: Happinet press release 


©Miya Kazuki, TO Books/"Ascendance of a Bookworm" Production Committee



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