Anime: Ascendance of a Bookworm

How far would you go to have books in your life?

I stumbled across this anime this weekend. Okay, so the hubby saw it and pegged it as something I would enjoy. And he was right. I sailed through all 14 episodes currently available on Crunchyroll.

Premise: A woman wakes up as a young child in a strange world. She carries both her own memories of her previous life and the child’s memories. The world she left behind looked a lot like our world, books were easily obtained and read. However, in her new life, books are for the nobility and the church. To complicate matters further, her new body is sickly and ravaged by an unknown illness, when she gets upset or downhearted, she gets sick. All she dreams of is being able to read, write and hold her cherished books in her hand. This means figuring out a way to create paper and through paper, books. It is a long hard road. But along the way she helps out her new family, makes friends, and discovers that maybe this new life isn’t so bad after all.

If you a bookworm, an anime fan, or fantasy fan, this series hits all the right notes. I heartily recommend it and then I won’t be alone waiting for the next season to be released.  Cheers, james

Comments and feedback are welcome! I will read and resond to you.

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