8.3
101 votes
Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Asahi Broadcasting Corporation 2019

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 as 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, which had a harsh class system. But as long as she had books, she didn't really need anything else. However, books were scarce and belonged only to the nobles. But that doesn't stop her, so she makes a decision... "If there aren't any books, I'll just create some."

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The 10 Best Episodes of Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E14

#1 - Conclusions

8.47

Season 1 - Episode 14

Myne, Gunther, and Eva head to the cathedral for their fateful meeting, knowing that Myne's life is riding on a successful negotiation. But will things really go so smoothly for them?

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 49 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E26

#2 - Dreamlike World

8.36

Season 1 - Episode 26

Tasked with healing the land ravaged by the trombe, Main has to put on a show. How that will affect the way the onlookers see her is anybody's guess... and so is how the head priest will react.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 44 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E22

#3 - Wilma and Holy Scriptures for Kids

8.25

Season 1 - Episode 22

With the picture-book production in full sway, Main must navigate several hurdles regarding the process and, more pressingly, Wilma's condition.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 40 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E12

#4 - Baptism and Divine Paradises

8.11

Season 1 - Episode 12

The day of Myne and Lutz's baptism has arrived. Wearing a fancy dress and a new hair ornament, Myne appears a clear standout from the rest of the kids, but soon she loses her way and finds herself in what she sees as heaven on earth.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 45 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E11

#5 - Life-or-Death Choices and Family Meetings

8.11

Season 1 - Episode 11

With Myne collapses, everyone she knows comes together in a bid to save her life. But soon, she is faced with a life-or-death decision, one that she must discuss with her family.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 46 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E25

#6 - Trombe and Battles

8.08

Season 1 - Episode 25

Main and the head priest set out to join the knights on a mission to take down a rampage trombe. With this being her first exposure to proper noble society, who knows what perils lie in Main's path?

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 38 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E23

#7 - Harvest Festivals and Staying Home

8.05

Season 1 - Episode 23

The Harvest Festival is here, and Main finds the library ransacked. She is outraged at first, but this may be a welcome opportunity for her...

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 38 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E8

#8 - Lutz's Myne

8.04

Season 1 - Episode 8

As Myne and Lutz begin making their paper for real, Myne's excitement gets the better of her, and Lutz's suspicions come to a head. He resolves to talk to her about it after the paper is finished.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 45 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E10

#9 - To the Second Winter

8.04

Season 1 - Episode 10

Myne learns from Frieda that the illness she has is called the Devouring, and that it will flare up if she ever feels anxiety or loses hope. Almost on cue, her fever starts acting up...

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 48 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E6

#10 - Meeting

7.98

Season 1 - Episode 6

Lutz and Myne prepare for the meeting with Otto. But Otto brings someone with him, turning a casual meeting into an interview that will decide both Lutz and Myne's futures.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 50 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E3
#11 - The Events of Winter
7.98
Season 1 - Episode 3

While everyone is snowed in by the harsh winter, Myne has a plan: a plan to craft pseudo-papyrus as the first step towards making a book. Meanwhile, Eva teaches Turi a bunch of skills in order to prepare her for her upcoming baptism in the summer. Myne is told to think about where she wants to apprentice, but as always, books are the only thing on her mind. As winter rolls on, however, the family bonds and grows closer together, and Myne hits upon the perfect gift to give Turi to wear on her baptism day.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 42 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E4
#12 - Forests and Clay Tablets
7.83
Season 1 - Episode 4

Spring has arrived, and Myne is raring to go make clay tablets in the forest. But first, she must convince her family that she can handle the journey.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 46 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E17
#13 - Needs
7.81
Season 1 - Episode 17

With Fran now fully on her team, Main must then get to work on winning Gil and Delia over.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 37 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E16
#14 - Blue Robes and Uncommon Sense
7.80
Season 1 - Episode 16

The stark contrast of the values at the church compared to life downtown continues to bewilder Main, as she butts heads with her retainers and her expected duties at the church.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 40 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E9
#15 - The Guild Master's Granddaughter
7.80
Season 1 - Episode 9

Benno looks to have Myne and Lutz registered with the Merchant Guild, but the guild master proves to be an obstacle. This results in them making plans to meet Frieda, his granddaughter.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 44 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E13
#16 - The Choice to be an Apprentice Priestess
7.76
Season 1 - Episode 13

When Myne brings up wanting to become an apprentice priestess to her family, she learns the truth about the role and what it entails, and soon comes to realize that she is in for the fight of her life.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 46 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E5
#17 - Baptisms and Strange Fevers
7.75
Season 1 - Episode 5

Spring has arrived, and Myne is raring to go make clay tablets in the forest. But first, she must convince her family that she can handle the journey.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 48 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E7
#18 - Seeds of Suspicion
7.74
Season 1 - Episode 7

With the paper-making process about to begin, Myne can't hider her excitement as she and Lutz go to meet Benno as per his invitation. He reveals that he is willing to arrange for all the equipment and materials they need to make paper, but the ensuing conversation makes Lutz see Myne in a very different light.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 43 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E24
#19 - Knight Orders and Requests
7.73
Season 1 - Episode 24

Main has to break the news to her family that she has to stay in the cathedral over winter. Meanwhile, the request from the knight order looms large over the horizon.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 37 votes.

Ascendance of a Bookworm - S1E15
#20 - Apprentice Priestess
7.65
Season 1 - Episode 15

Main is now an apprentice priestess at the cathedral. How will she adapt to a new life in new surroundings, and how will they react to her?

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm from 43 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020

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This was one of those must watch Slice of Life anime(s). Character animation was very unique and lovable. It started off as a anime for books but later became a bit of trade based anime. Plot was very heart-warming, especially of the last episode of Season 1. **Edit:** Now I've watched Season 2 but I still need more. Hoping for more seasons.

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How could I have missed this show for so long!

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