What would you do if books were practically non-existent? That’s a situation a certain college student and voracious reader finds herself in when she dies in an accident and is reborn as a five-year-old girl named Maine in a strange new world with a very low literacy rate. With no affordable books in sight, Maine decides to make her own books and eventually become a librarian in Ascendance of a Bookworm.
That’s the setup for Miya Kazuki’s “biblio fantasy” light novels, and there’s now an anime adaptation in the works. An official website and Twitter account recently went live along with a promo that introduces its leads. Meet Maine (voiced by Yuka Iguchi) and chief priest Ferdinand (Sho Hayami) in the debut trailer below.
Mitsuru Hongo (Crayon Shin-chan, Outlaw Star) directs alongside sub-director Yoshiki Kawasaki, with Mariko Kunisawa (Hatsukoi Limited) on series composition and Yoshiaki Yanagida (Tribe Cool Crew) and Toshihisa Kaiya (IGPX) on character designs for the Ajiado (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord) production.