Muse Asia Licenses Ascendance of a Bookworm Anime Season 3
Muse Asia announced on Sunday that it has licensed the third season for the Ascendance of a Bookworm television anime. The company has already uploaded the two-part “Episode 26.5” recap episodes on its YouTube channel, with the main anime’s distribution details to be revealed at a later date.
The anime will premiere in Japan on Yomiuri TV on April 11; on Tokyo MX, WOWOW, and BS Fuji on April 13; and on AT-X on April 14.
All main cast members are returning from previous seasons. Kazuhiko Inoue joins the third season’s cast as the new character Sylvester.
Haruka Matsunae joins the season as a third character designer alongside returning designers Toshihisa Kaiya and Yoshiaki Yanagida. Noriko Otake joins as chief animation director alongside returning chief animation director Emiko Endo. (Previous chief animation directors Toshihisa Kaiya and Yoshiaki Yanagida are not credited for this role in the third season, but only credited as character designers.)
Nao Tōyama performs the anime’s opening theme song “Ano Hi no Kotoba” (Words of That Day). Maaya Sakamoto performs the ending theme song “Kotoba ni Dekinai” (I Can’t Put It Into Words).
J-Novel Club is releasing both the light novels and Suzuka’s manga adaptation in English, and it describes the story:
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 Myne, 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. Myne 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!
The first anime season aired in two parts. The first part premiered in October 2019, and ended in December 2019 with 14 episodes. The second part premiered in Japan in April 2020. Two original video anime (OVA) installments debuted with a limited edition of the first novel of the series’ fifth part in March 2020.
The second season premiered in October 2020.
Source: Muse Asia’s Facebook page