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/Ascendance of a Bookworm has started streaming a 100-second main PV introducing its OP theme song “Masshiro” by Sumire Morohoshi and main character voices including the protagonist Myne by Yuka Iguchi.
As reported, 20-year-old voice actress Morohoshi, best known as Ichigo Hoshimiya in the Aikatsu! anime franchise, will make her solo singer debut with the OP song. The song will be included in her first mini album “smile” to be released from FlyingDog on October 30, 2019.
In Japan, the anime is set to premiere on WOWOW on October 2, 2019, then on Tokyo MX on October 9 and BS Fuji on its following day. Its first episode’s world premiere screening was already held at Crunchyroll Expo 2019 on September 1, and it is scheduled to be also streamed on Crunchyroll to its members worldwide excluding Asia this fall.
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English-subtitled 1st PV:
- 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)
- 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 ar Work!)
- Frieda: Aya Uchida (Kotori Minami in Love Live!)
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.
Source: Happinet press release
©Miya Kazuki, TO Books/”Ascendance of a Bookworm” Production Committee