Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3

Alt title: Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen 3rd Season

TV (10 eps)
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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?


This series has continued to get even worse, this encompasses the previous 2 parts as well. The very common and often average at best general premise of "I was a NEET/shut in(or close enough) to I'm OP in this new world but I still just am going to try and live my previous lifestyle" is used and happens to be a primary reason why the show gets worse the longer it goes. It tries to fool you into believing that Main is just going to try and read/make books, meanwhile it progressively has less and less of the "here's how I'm going to attempt to get/make materials for scribing. Which was a bit stupid in the first place based on the fact that they're assuming materials in a different realm of existence would be exactly the same or close enough that every type of creation: food, beauty products, clothing... whatever it may be is able to be replicated from her previous IRL information. Of course as stated it strays from the base concept of "let's just try and read" to I'm OP magical girl pretty early on but then still makes that boring as possible. It feels confusing whether or not it's trying to be partially educational about the history of evolution of recording documents because it doesn't go into much depth on them but feels the need to present an unnecessarily long rant about them ie the printing press in this season. There may not be a single character that isn't excessively annoying. That's really all that needs to be said about the characters tbh. They really just all kind of suck hard. Main may have been an adult pre series storyline, but she's not even 10 in season 3s beginning, proceeds to mention how '"she wouldn't mind being seen in the underwear her family made her." So randomly horny as a physical literal child but kind of mentioned how she didn't really have interest in physical/sexual connections or would rather be reading than anything else in her previous life pretty early in the first season. The animation is very pretty, however a good bit of it is pretty lazily animated as well. 

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