Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part III - Reviews

Alt title: Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen: Part III

YuukiAnona's avatar
Jun 13, 2022


so this anime was also one of my most awaited one and was really excited to watch this season 3 and i seriously wish from the bottom of my heart to get a renewal of S4. It definitely live up to my mark...

i liked this so much that i say up till 1:00 am in the watch the next episode ASAP. and today i finished the series and wrote this review...

now for the discussion:

STORY:it was most certainly exciting with all kinds of cliff hangers and i really lookd forward to every episode i stay awake till 00:10 in the starting of the day to watch the episodes it was just that exciting... but there were some parts which i felt kinda boring but overall it was awesome.

Animation: these days all animation and music are outstanding no doubt about that 

CHARACTER: All plots have been crazy devloped and this season reveals many character backgrounds it seriously blew my mind to be frank. and for those people who havent seen any seasons of this anime - "i know 'bookworm' is kinda weird for a title but the popular phrase 'DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER' defineatly applys here. its really good story

and finally anigeeks who like - comedy, fun, adventure , fantasy, drama and MAGIC this anime is right up your alley......go start watching NOW!!!!!!!

well happy watching

signing out;

Yuuki Anona

9/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
MsPink's avatar
Jun 14, 2022

This is definitely my favorite Isekai/Slice of Life anime! Love the growth of characters, the emotional scenes and the wonderfully relaxing intro song for season 3. The story is intriguing from season 1 and it does get a bit slow in season 3 but I'm certain that season 4 will be amazing because the ending of season 3 looked promising. Can't wait to see Myne grow into an even more powerful book-worm!

10/10 story
9/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
DGFischer's avatar
Jun 22, 2022

The third season of Ascendance of a Bookworm is over after ten episodes!?!  Really?  Shocker!

But, as the premise goes,  those three years seem to  develop Myne's ever-changing situation smoothly.  Year one (2019; 14 episodes):  A tragically killed librarian reincarnates as a young girl in a warm loving family of medieval background.  As a commoner, the shrewd Myne rises to the ranks of the merchant class, introducing innovations which make her influential.  Year two (2020; 12 episodes):  Myne rises from the merchant class to the ecclesiastical.  Her mana-power gives her the role of young priestess, and Myne actually gains enemies.  Year three (2022; 10 episodes):  Having so many responsibilities leads to intrigues with afore-mentioned enemies, including the high priest.  Only adoption into the nobility can save the girl who dearly loves her commoner family.  Being the lord's adopted child has certain advantages, hence year four (next week, puleeeeeze!).  Bring it!

The theme of literacy has always been an under-current in the AofB franchise.  The creation of paper, the improvement of ink, the publication of picture books, just shows that Myne has a plan to make reading more than a perk of the noble and ecclesiastical classes.  The closing theme is a brief history of print media, including Gutenberg's press and computer assisted publication..  The edginess of Ascendance of Bookworm is the backlash against Myne, the conspiracy to prevent the key to knowledge gained via reading from falling into the hands of the lower classes.  And this is being contested by Myne, hardly ten years old.

The animation has been honed with each season.  The highlight of the season is the CGI presentation of Myne dissolving into flat animation, truly a keen effect.  It's almost symbolic of the backwardness with which Myne has to contend with every episode.  The music is standard, nothing too sensational.  But it does the job

While capable with her super level of mana, Myne has to deal with extremely calculating types who would love to remove the little reformer.  The plot tries not to get too complicated, but politics can pull the meanest tricks.  Becoming connected with the most powerful lord in the region lends a wrinkle to the next season, but what of Gunther, Eva, Tuli, and the new addition Kamil?  As complex as Myne's life is becoming, perhaps a little simplicity is the right direction.

How shall season four (or any future AofB project) go?

10/10 story
10/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.7/10 overall
KittyCatRose2018's avatar
Jun 26, 2022

This season felt a bit off. It also I will admit felt a little darker than the other two. I just hope that there is another season because it feels almost like a cliffhanger. I want to see what happens to Myne next in her new life. The season's ending was kind of bitter-sweet. It was bound to happen what happened but it felt like it would be a while.

8/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall
offyourocker's avatar
Jun 16, 2022

i thought it was pretty great. my one issue with this season is that i could not feel anything they were trying for at the end. doesn't help that i was still laughing about what just happened before that.

9/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall