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2nd ‘Ascendance of Bookworm’ Anime Season Cast Expands

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Are you coming back for the second season of this series?
© Miya Kazuki, TO Books / Ascendance of a Bookworm Production Committee

The fall 2019 anime adaptation of Ascendance of Bookworm wrapped up at the end of last year and we’re now going through the second season which got underway on April 4th, 2020. With the show moving right along with no real delays because of the pandemic, a new update has hit with some cast expansions for it. The official site has revealed the addition of Toshiyuki Morikawa, a knight commander, Yuichiro Umehara as Damuel, and Haruki Ishiya as Shikikoza. Check out the character profiles (ordered as here) for them below with a look at the actor as well.

Crunchyroll brings out new episodes week with a same-day premiere that will arrive at 2:45 pm ET for their viewers. Availability is set for audiences in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The show comes from director Mitsuru Hongo based on the series composition by Mariko Kunisawa. Yoshiaki Yanagida and Toshihisa Kaiya are on board for character designs with Ajiado handling the animation production. The first season of the series saw an October 2019 debut.

The announced cast includes Megumi Nakajima as Turi, Fumiko Orikasa as Eva, Tsuyoshi Koyama as Gunther, Mutsumi Tamura as Lutz, Takehito Koyasu as Penno, Satoshi Hino as Otto, Tomoaki Maeno as Mark, Aya Uchida as Frieda, and Hiroshi Naka as Gustaf. Additional second season cast includes Yuko Sanpei as Gil, Shō Karino as Fran, Chiyo Tomaru as Delia.

The first season opening theme song is “Masshiro” as performed by Sumire Morohoshi while Megumi Nakajima is on board to perform the ending theme song “Kamikazari no Tenshi” for the show. The second season opening theme song is “Tsumujikaze” as performed by Sumire Morohoshi while Megumi Nakajima is on board to perform the ending theme song “Ephemera Wo Atsumete” for the show.

The series began ints print run in 2015 and has seventeen volumes to date plus a manga adaptation that’s at seven volumes.

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Plot Concept: 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.

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