TV Anime Ascendance of a Bookworm Announces October 2019 Premiere, ED Song by Megumi Nakajima

Michiru (Kakegurui live-action drama, Mitsuboshi Colors) provides the soundtrack music


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) announced today that it is set to premiere in Japan in October 2019 and

that its ED theme song "Kamikazari no Tenshi" (The Angel of Hair Ornament) is sung by Megumi Nakajima 

(Ranka Lee in Macross Frontier), who is also cast as the protagonist Maine's sister Turi. 


The site announced three more additional voice cast:


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


In addition, the anime's soundtrack music is composed by Michiru (Kakegurui live-action drama, Mitsuboshi Colors).



As reported, 20-year-old voice actress Sumire Morohoshi (Ichigo Hoshimiya in Aikatsu!) will make her

solo singer debut with the anime's OP song "Masshiro" (Pure White) this fall. 




The TV anime adaptation project was revealed in March 2019 with a teaser PV introducing its two main

voice cast: Yuka Iguchi as its protagonist Maine and Sho Hayami as the chief priest Ferdinand. 


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)



TV anime 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: TV anime "Ascendance of a Bookworm" official website / Twitter


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


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