Ascendance of a Bookworm Anime Season 3's Ad Reveals Maaya Sakamoto's New Song, April 11 Debut
The staff of the Ascendance of a Bookworm television anime unveiled a new commercial for the anime's third season on Friday. The commercial previews the anime's ending theme song "Kotoba ni Dekinai" (I Can't Put It Into Words) by Maaya Sakamoto, and also reveals the anime's April 11 premiere date.
The anime will premiere on Yomiuri TV on April 11; on Tokyo MX, WOWOW, and BS Fuji on April 13; and on AT-X on April 14.
The staff also unveiled new visuals for returning characters Myne and Ferdinand (first two images below), as well as the new character Sylvester (third image below).
Haruka Matsunae joins as a third character designer for the anime 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.)
The other staff members for the new season include:
- Director: Mitsuru Hongo
- Series Scripts Supervisor/Scripts: Mariko Kunisawa
- Prop Design: Ryō Hirata
- Art Director: Ryouka Kinoshita
- Art Setting: Toshiki Amada
- Color Key Artist: Miyoko Ichinose
- Compositing Director of Photography: Naoki Kitamura
- Editing: Tomoki Nagasaka
- Music: MICHIRU
- Sound Director: Jun Watanabe
- Sound Effects: Hiromune Kurahashi
- Sound Production: Shinji Okamura
All main cast members are returning from previous seasons. Kazuhiko Inoue joins the third season's cast as the new character Sylvester.
Crunchyroll, which streamed the previous two seasons of the television anime of Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" novel Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujō - Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen), describes the anime's story:
Ascendance of a Bookworm follows the life of college student and aspiring librarian Motosu Urano who is transported to another world after an unfortunate accident. When she is reborn as Main, the daughter of a poor soldier, she makes it her mission to make books more freely available to everyone in this new world.
The first anime season aired in two parts. The first part premiered in October 2019, and ended in December 2019 with 14 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and it also streamed an English dub. 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.
J-Novel Club is releasing both the light novels and Suzuka's manga adaptation in English.
Source: Comic Natalie