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Ascendance of a Bookworm: I’ll Do Anything to Become a Librarian!, Part 4: Founder of the Royal Academy’s So-Called Library Committee, Vol. 2

By Miya Kazuki and You Shiina. Released in Japan as “Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen” by TO Books. Released in North…

Manga Bookshelf

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Animecast: Anime Databases and Review Brigading

The Hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast decide to dive into the interesting realm of anime databases (commonly referred to as Anime Lists). Not only this, but the…

Otaku Spirit

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Animecast: Sony Ate My Crunchyroll

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

Ascendance of a Bookworm: I’ll Do Anything to Become a Librarian!, Part 4: Founder of the Royal Academy’s So-Called Library Committee, Vol. 1

By Miya Kazuki and You Shiina. Released in Japan as “Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen” by TO Books. Released in North…

Manga Bookshelf

Ascendance of a Bookworm: I’ll Do Anything to Become a Librarian!, Part 4: Founder of the Royal Academy’s So-Called Library Committee, Vol. 1

By Miya Kazuki and You Shiina. Released in Japan as “Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen” by TO Books. Released in North…

Manga Bookshelf

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Dragons and Chill: 35 Fantasy Slice of Life Anime Recommendations

Fantasy is one of those genres that comes with certain expectations. Most traditionally, a main character in a fantasy land starts off living a normal life, then is…

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Kemono Jihen Episode 1 First Impression

Kemono Jihen! Funimation recently dubbed the series, and we have voices of Patrick Seitz and Madaline Morris as the two main characters Ajia-Do Studios, which gave us anime-like,…

Art Of Anime

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Anime Series Like The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent

Sei, a young office worker, is summoned to a new world. However, the people who summoned her to banish dark magic from the world only meant to summon…

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Animecast: Anime That Need More Attention

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast give a rundown of many titles that they believe didn’t get enough spotlight in the anime fandom. Listen in and prepare…

Otaku Spirit

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What makes a proper Isekai anime?

What is it about Mushoku Tensei and Ascendance of a Bookworm that makes an Isekai, amazing? Over the past few years, we’ve seen the rise and fall of…

TigerAnime

Ascendance of a Bookworm: I’ll Do Anything to Become a Librarian!, Part 3: Adopted Daughter of an Archduke, Vol. 5

By Miya Kazuki and You Shiina. Released in Japan as “Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen” by TO Books. Released in North…

Manga Bookshelf

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Reader’s Corner: SAO Project Alicization, Evangelion ANIMA, and Cooking with Fluffy Friends

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 3 Recently, I introduced my sister to the Ascendance series, and she’s hooked. As she gobbles her way through the novels…

Beneath the Tangles

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Dr Stone – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Dr Stone   Related: Dr Stone: Stone Wars (season 2 – included in review) Dr Stone Season 3 (TBR) Similar: Log Horizon Cells at Work Full…

Nefarious Reviews

Ascendance of a Bookworm: I’ll Do Anything to Become a Librarian!, Part 3: Adopted Daughter of an Archduke, Vol. 4

By Miya Kazuki and You Shiina. Released in Japan as “Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen” by TO Books. Released in North…

Manga Bookshelf

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Reader’s Corner: The Girl Without a Face, In the Land of Leadale, and Rascal Does Not Dream

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 3, Vol. 4 The newest volume in Miya Kazuki’s Ascendance of a Bookworm series dropped yesterday, and there’s a lot to take in…

Beneath the Tangles

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TheOASG Podcast Episode 118: Every Publisher Had To Announce Stuff Then Huh?

Justin & Helen discuss Seven Seas' localization problems and question why every company spent 4 days announcing titles in this week's episode.

TheOASG

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Anime Series Like So I’m a Spider, So What?

On one normal day in high school, the lives of many students ended unexpectedly. Some were reincarnated as nobles or strong heroes. Others were reincarnated as wondrous fantasy…

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Doki Doki News: Anime Awards, Demon Slayer, and Playstation State of Play

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of February 21st through 27th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

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Review: Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 2

“Myne. You see, I have a baby in my belly. You’re going to be a big sister.” Those simple words singlehandedly send Myne into a panic. For despite…

Beneath the Tangles

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TheOASG Podcast Episode 117: This is All Just Wild

Justin and Helen discuss J-Novel Club, the new manga licenses from Seven Seas, and all the weird news in Episode 117 of TheOASG Podcast.

TheOASG

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Reader’s Corner: One Piece, Orient, and Oregairu

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 1 After passing through the ornate gateway marking the threshold of the temple’s courtyard, lavished with lush floral arrangements, our pure-hearted…

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Review: Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 1, Vol. 3

After having collapsed in Benno’s office due to the effects of the Devouring, Myne wakes up in a luxurious bed, surrounded by dark green curtains. As she’s wondering…

Beneath the Tangles

Manga the Week of 2/3/21

SEAN: February! The most depressing month of the year! Let’s cheer ourselves up with some new titles! Airship has two digital-first light novels: Classroom of the Elite 7.5…

Manga Bookshelf

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Some Personal Anime Favourites From 2020

It is sometimes good to be able to watch anime that have been vetted already.  A check on Wikipedia shows that 158 anime series aired last y...

Tokyo Excess

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Otaku Reader’s Corner: KH3, Eniale & Dewiela, and Reset!

Eniale & Dewiela, Vol. 1 Eniale is an angel. Dewiela is a demon. But the two of them are buddies. It’s an Odd Couple situation with two celestial…

Beneath the Tangles

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Anime Feminist’s Top Picks for 2020

In an exceptionally hellish year, good anime managed to provide some brief moments of reprieve. Here are the staff's 2020 favorites!

Anime Feminist

Ascendance of a Bookworm: I’ll Do Anything to Become a Librarian!, Part 3: Adopted Daughter of an Archduke, Vol. 3

By Miya Kazuki and You Shiina. Released in Japan as “Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen” by TO Books. Released in North…

Manga Bookshelf

Pick of the Week: White Roses

SEAN: It’s an embarrassment of riches the first week of 2021. There’s the new Ascendance of a Bookworm novel, the new Sweat and Soap, and any number of…

Manga Bookshelf

Manga the Week of 1/6/21

SEAN: It’s almost 2021! A year that is not 2020! Let’s start it off well, with manga. ASH: Yes, let’s! SEAN: We start off with J-Novel Club, who…

Manga Bookshelf

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Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 1 Volume 1 (Manga Review)

AstroNerdBoy reviews Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 1 Volume 1. Motosu dies, but her soul is sent to a child's body in another world.

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Holiday Review: WHO SAYS WARRIORS CAN'T BE BABES?

That being said, there was a lot more fantasy manga starring women this year, especially after the success of series like Ascendance of a Bo...

The Manga Test Drive

Anime Series Like By the Grace of the Gods

After leading a miserable life, Ryouma Takebayashi passes away at age 39. Three deities, taking pity on him, reincarnate him into a fantasy world with an aptitude for…

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Fushi no Kami: Rebuilding Civilization Starts with a Village, Vol. 1

By Mizuumi Amakawa and Mai Okuma. Released in Japan as “Fushi no Kami: Henkyou kara Hajimeru Bunmei Saiseiki” by Overlap. Released in North America by J-Novel Club. Translated…

Manga Bookshelf

What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!

One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite…

Beneath the Tangles

Manga the Week of 11/4/20

SEAN: November, and there’s still a lot coming out every week. And we start with a bang, as Dark Horse has the manga version of the highly-acclaimed series…

Manga Bookshelf

Ascendance of a Bookworm: I’ll Do Anything to Become a Librarian!, Part 3: Adopted Daughter of an Archduke, Vol. 2

By Miya Kazuki and You Shiina. Released in Japan as “Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen” by TO Books. Released in North…

Manga Bookshelf

Pick of the Week: Waves, Sneezes, and Flags

MICHELLE: It’s all about the W’s for me this week. Wotakoi and Whisper Me a Love Song are high on my list, but I’m most excited to continue…

Manga Bookshelf

Manga the Week of 10/21/20

SEAN: Is this Phase Three of Manga reopening? Cross Infinite World gives us a third volume of I Became the Secretary of a Hero!. J-Novel Club has Ascendance…

Manga Bookshelf

Manga the Week of 10/7/20

SEAN: It’s October, and we are all having pumpkin spice something! Dark Horse debuts Blade of the Immortal!… again. Deluxe hardcover this time, 576 pages, even has a…

Manga Bookshelf

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Outlander Magical Girls

Briggs N. Stratton: Welcome blog readers new and returning. This time on Hearts of Furious Fancies; simulated banter about a tradition in Japanese Magical Girl tropes presented in…

HEARTS OF FURIOUS FANCIES

Ascendance of a Bookworm: I’ll Do Anything to Become a Librarian!, Part 3: Adopted Daughter of an Archduke, Vol. 1

By Miya Kazuki and You Shiina. Released in Japan as “Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen” by TO Books. Released in North…

Manga Bookshelf

Manga the Week of 9/2/20

SEAN: It’s always September, somewhere in Manga Land! What do we have for you this first week of the month? Cross Infinite World has a 2nd volume of…

Manga Bookshelf

Failing is Fine For Myne - The Power of Book(s)

I find that what determines whether or not you're into Ascendance of a Bookworm is how much you buy into Myne as a character. It's very easy to…

Kamimashita

Ascendance of a Bookworm: The AniTAY Review

It’s become cliche in anime discourse to discuss how contemporary isekai shows are bland and far too numerous. However, I, along with DoctorKev, Thatsmapizza, and Requiem are here…

AniTAY

Ultimate Isekai Guide: 50+ of the Best Isekai Anime Series Out There

Over the past decade, isekai has proven to be the trend that isn’t going away. Like moe, it may very well shape the future of anime in a…

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Understanding Isekai: A Basic Introduction

#isekai A brief introduction to some major general outlines on Isekai, otherworld stories. What are they? Where do they come from? Why did they proliferate? Warning: it heavily leans…

Pause and Select

The Speakeasy #115: My Next Life As A Villainess, Listeners, More Spring 2020 Wrap-up, + A Whisker Away

We wrap up another anime season with reviews of My Next Life As a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom, A Certain Scientific Railgun T, Wave Listen to…

Reverse Thieves

Anime Feminist Recommendations of Spring 2020

Just because several spring shows were delayed to summer and fall doesn’t mean there wasn’t some absolutely dynamite anime this season! We talked about three kinds of recommendations:…

Anime Feminist

Ascendance of a Bookworm Review

Nonon checks out one of the surprise anime isekai hits in the past year, Ascendance of a Bookworm, where one girl obsession with books starts a long tale.

TheOASG

Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 059 – Spring 2020 Season Review

00:00 Intro 01:37 Listeners 04:22 Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle 05:15 The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? 07:43 Tsugumomo 08:50 Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2 13:28 Arte…

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