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Ascendance of a Bookworm OP ”Mashiro’ by Sumire Morohoshi is sweet and lovely — Best Anime Songs

Ascendance of a Bookworm Opening Song — Best Anime Songs

The new slice of life/isekai anime series Ascendance of a Bookworm currently has just one episode out on Crunchyroll, but its opening song has already captivated me enough to already be on Leo Sigh’s Best Anime Songs list.

Called ‘Mashiro‘ and sung by Sumire Morohoshi, the song has a gentle melody that starts out quite slow, but then develops into a track with the sweetest chorus. A song that actually sticks with you quite a long time after you first hear it.

Especially as it illustrates the fantasy world of Ascendance of a Bookworm sound-wise so well.

Ascendance of a Bookworm, aka Honzuki no Gekokujō, is based on a Japanese light novel series that takes place in an isekai world.

The anime tells the story of Motosu Urano, a young college student who loves books. One day, right after she finds out she will finally be able to work as a librarian, something she has longed to do all her life, she is killed in an earthquake. As she dies, she prays that in her next life she will be able to be surrounded by books.

Soon after she wakes up as Myne, the daughter of a poor soldier. But in a world that is far less developed than where she used to live, and a world where only the rich have access to books.

Now Myne has to not only adjust to her new life, but also to figure out how to get access to the books she loves.

With just one episode released so far, if you love books as much as I do, you will adore Ascendance of a Bookworm and Myne.

Animated by Ajia-do Animation Works (How Not To Summon a Demon Lord) and directed by Mitsuru Hongo (World Trigger), the series will ultimately have 14 episodes.

With just one out so far, it is off to a promising start.

Ascendance of a Bookworm premiered earlier in October, and is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.

Related reading: Check out the key visual for Ascendance of a Bookworm and watch its trailer