Hey, fellow weebs! On Wednesday, December 7, 2023, TO Books made an announcement that has the Ascendance of a Bookworm fandom buzzing. For those not familiar, Ascendance of a Bookworm (also known as Honzuki no Gekokujō) is a fantasy light novel series by Miya Kazuki. Well, it looks like we’re getting a brand new Ascendance of Bookworm Season 4 from the animation studio Wit Studio!
This upcoming season will cover Part 3 of the story, Adopted Daughter of an Archduke. It can be tough for new Isekai anime to stand out in the crowded genre, but Ascendance of a Bookworm has been a breakout hit from the start. Between the down-to-earth storytelling and top-notch animation, the series has built a loyal following. We already have three full seasons available to watch! But Myne’s journey is far from over. I think I speak for all of us when I say we can’t wait for Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 4! More adventures in this charming fantasy world? Yes, please!
Ascendance of Bookworm Season 4 News
The highly acclaimed Wit Studio revealed that it will be taking over production of the next installment in the Ascendance of a Bookworm anime series. This unexpected news came directly from Wit Studio’s official X account, where the studio confirmed that the upcoming season will be adapting Part 3 of the popular light novel series, titled Adopted Daughter of an Archduke.
This decision marks the first time that Wit Studio will take over an ongoing anime series, as the studio is better known for ending anime adaptations before their source material is complete. Wit Studio has become rather infamous in recent years for cutting anime short, which makes this announcement particularly surprising and exciting for Ascendance of a Bookworm fans. Currently, Wit Studio is considered one of the most popular and successful anime studios, largely thanks to its stellar work co-animating the hit series Spy x Family alongside the renowned CloverWorks studio.
However, despite this thrilling update, a definitive release date for Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 4 remains unknown for now. Still, with Wit Studio’s impressive track record and reputation for high-quality animation, fans can feel confident that whenever Season 4 does drop, it is sure to exceed expectations and continue the Ascendance of a Bookworm anime’s success.
Ascendance of Bookworm Season 4 Plot
The Ascendance of a Bookworm anime tells the story of a college student who dies in an earthquake while reading. She reincarnates into the body of a 5-year-old girl in a medieval world where books are rare and only accessible to nobles. Using memories from her previous life, the girl, Myne, creates and prints her books.
Unlike many fighting and action-focused anime, Ascendance of a Bookworm revolves around books and bibliophiles. But don’t let the name fool you – this anime has something for everyone, which explains its worldwide popularity.
The third season covered events leading up to Part 2 Volume 4 of the light novel. So, Season 4 will likely start with Part 3 Volume 1.
After a disastrous encounter in the noble society, Myne decides to leave her family and friends in the lower city. She changes her name to “Rozemyne” and starts a new life as the Ehrenfest’s archduke’s daughter. However, her days as an archnoble are brutal. Rozemyne undergoes rigorous etiquette and magic training on top of her duties as High Bishop and forewoman. It’s too much for a weak little seven-year-old girl to handle.
But the High Priest offers her access to the temple’s book room as a reward. If Rozemyne could get her hands on those books, she’d finally be able to read to her heart’s content! Though her name has changed, Rozemyne’s passion for books remains. She charges into this next chapter, eager to grow the printing industry and gain access to more precious books. Here begins Part 3, continuing the bibliofantasy that booklovers around the world have come to cherish.
About Ascendance of Bookworm
Ajia-do Animation Works animated the previous anime seasons of Ascendance of a Bookworm. They are known for other fantastic isekai anime like How Not To Summon A Demon Lord and DD Fist of the North Star. Both feature stunning animation quality. So when Ajia-do was announced as the studio adapting Ascendance of a Bookworm, fans were thrilled. The studio has continued to impress.
Now Wit Studio has taken over production despite their packed slate. Wit is still working on new seasons of hits like Spy x Family. They also recently revealed a trailer for their Suicide Squad isekai anime with Warner Bros. Japan and DC.
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However, Wit has become known for kicking off anime that gets passed to other studios later on. For example, Attack on Titan shifted from Wit to MAPPA for the final season. Vinland Saga and The Ancient Magus’ Bride also changed studios after their first seasons helmed by Wit.
Given their tendency to hand off anime series, some anime fans speculate Ascendance of a Bookworm may follow suit. But others remain confident in Wit Studio’s stellar animation abilities. Only time will tell how many seasons Wit steers this beloved bookworm’s journey.
The mangaka Miya Kazuki first began the Ascendance of a Bookworm story in 2013 on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website. She eventually concluded the web novel in 2017 after captivating readers. Illustrator You Shiina brought the print edition to life, mesmerizing fans. The 33rd and final volume (part 5, volume 12) released on December 9, 2023, concluding Kazuki’s epic literary journey.
The Ascendance of a Bookworm universe expands beyond the main series. In 2017, the spinoff Hannelore no Kizokuin Gonensei started on the same website, unveiling more layers to this rich world.
For English readers, J-Novel Club offers light novels and manga adaptations. These manga versions visualize Kazuki’s story with artistic flair. Suzuka handled adaptations of Parts 1 and 2, while Ryō Namino and Hikaru Katsuki illustrated Parts 3 and 4, respectively. J-Novel Club also publishes manga for Parts 1-3, letting fans immerse themselves deeper.
The anime brought Ascendance of a Bookworm to screens starting in October 2019. A second season followed in April 2020, with Crunchyroll streaming internationally and providing English dubs. Two OVA episodes also debuted in March 2020. Finally, season 3 premiered in April 2022, continuing the Crunchyroll streams and dubs.
Through novels, manga, and anime, Ascendance of a Bookworm has captured the hearts and minds of countless fans worldwide.
Ascendance of a Bookworm has resonated with readers and viewers across the globe.
For those yearning for more adventures in this book-filled universe, the anime, manga, and spinoffs allow continued exploration. While the book may be closing on Myne’s journey, her bibliophilic spirit lives on in the minds of readers and watchers worldwide. Stay tuned for more anime updates!
Frequently Asked Questions
J-Novel Club publishes the manga adaptations in English for Parts 1 through 3 of the story. These allow fans to visualize the story through art.
So far there have been three seasons of the Ascendance of a Bookworm anime, which aired in 2019, 2020, and 2022 respectively.
Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 4 will stream on Crunchyroll when it releases, as the previous seasons have been Crunchyroll exclusives. It is unlikely to be available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or other platforms.