Ascendance of a Bookworm - Crunchyroll Fall 2019 Spotlight

Get in on the biblia fantasy fun this October!


One of the many shows on the way as part of Crunchyroll's Fall 2019 Simulcast Lineup is Ascendance of a Bookworm, based on Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" light novel series of the same name. The series is set to make its streaming debut on October 2, so now is the perfect time to dive into more of what makes this such a special addition to the season. 






Launch Info

Launch Time: October 2 at 9:30am PT

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East

Show Page (Coming soon!)


Official Trailers






When she woke up, she was in a parallel world...


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 Myne, 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 Myne 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 Myne from wanting to read books, so she makes a decision...


"If there aren't any books, I'll just create some."


Myne 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 Myne actually be able to make some books? Myne's adventure to create books starts now.

Characters and 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)



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!)







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-)


Animation production

Ajiado (Izetta: The Last Witch, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord!)


Additional Info


The Ascendance of a Bookworm novel was originally serialized on Japanese user-generated novel publishing website Shosetsuka ni Narou for 677 chapters from September 2013 to March 2017. TO Books started publishing its print edition in January 2015, 17 volumes have been released, and J-Novel Club publishes the series in English.


Light novel covers for volume 1 and 17:



TO Books also published the manga adaptation, illustrated by Suzuka, and seven volumes are currently available. The series' total print run in Japan has exceeded one million copies!


Manga covers for volume 1 and 7:



Official website



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


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