Honzuki no Gekokujou ~Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen~ Dai 1-bu 「Hon ga Nai nara Tsukureba Ii!」
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  • Ascendance of a Bookworm ~I'll do anything to become a librarian~ Part 1 「If there aren't any books, I'll just have to make some!」
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 1
  • Honzuki no Gekokujou: Part 1
  • La Petite faiseuse de livres - Ascendance of a Bookworm
  • Власть книжного червя
  • 本好きの下剋上 ~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~ 第一部 「本がないなら作ればいい!」
  • 8.67
  • 8.70
  • 2,011
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  • 822,558
  • 29,667
  • 124
A certain college girl who's loved books ever since she was a little girl dies in an accident and is reborn in another world she knows nothing about. She is now Myne, the sickly five-year-old daughter of a poor soldier. To make things worse, the world she's been reborn in has a very low literacy rate and books mostly don't exist. She'd have to pay an enormous amounts of money to buy one. Myne resolves herself: If there aren't any books, she'll just have to make them! Her goal is to become a librarian. This story begins with her quest to make books so she can live surrounded by them! Dive into this biblio-fantasy written for book lovers and bookworms!

Adapted from web novel (raw) / light novel of same name.
Reading progress:
  • Volume 0/7
  • Chapter 0/33

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Très beau manga , mais beaucoup trop court , il y a toute une partie de l'intrigue qui mériterait d'être développer . Le livre ,qui est au centre de l'histoire au début ,prend de moins en moins de place par rapport aux révolutions sociale , technologique ,esthétique, sociétale qu'entraine l'arrivée du personnage principal dans ce monde. Donc l'auteur a de quoi faire ne serait que sur l'évolution de Myne.
No. Spend two seconds looking at the comments or the related section of the manga.
So it a open ending right ??
Look under the description. MangaDex has this related section to easily tell you if there is a sequel or not.
What’s the sequel?
No, I didn't know that has a sequel. Thank you for the info @Nighthawlc. I will check it out 😏
Thank you so much for picking this piece, i really enjoyed it!
When the story starts to improve the chapter releases stop.

You know there is a sequel series right?
Quite frustrating... same old isekai mainstream idea but poorly developed. The main character doesn't have appeal and the plot doesn't evolve. When the story starts to improve the chapter releases stop.
@Silfir well played. well played

I give exception to the Truck-kun from Mushoku Tensei though, not all truck-kuns are the same. lul
Not anything special. Mediocre manga that doesn't storywise make much sense. Also, how smart does the author think 6 year olds are?
It’s terribly mediocre at times, but I made it through. I just hope that part two’s better (it has a better rating after all)
Thank you kind stranger!

Soo, as a newcomer, I'm just wondering..
Is it worth it to binge read this? and suffer the wait for the next update?

I'll be much obliged if anyone lead me the way~
If you can’t wait for the next chapters it’s showing for free to shorts anime


That is 14.5p1 and right after is 14.5p2 📔

Availability for free users: Mar 16, 2020 until Jun 22, 2020

Chapter 13 and 14 are free also
Last edited 2 mo ago by Wendy.
@Silfir That was pretty good
Don't forget that Motosu Urano canonically died from being trapped under a falling bookshelf. That's pretty outlandish. It's not quite as outlandish as the way Kazuma from Konosuba died, but in both cases the cause of death tells us something significant about their character. In Kazuma's case, the circumstances of his death tell us just how much of a useless waste of space he was in life, but also that he has the slightest touch of a heroic streak (he did try to save that girl, after all - even if she was never in danger in the first place). In Urano's case, it tells us just how much she was obsessed with books to the exclusion of everything else. The cause of death in this genre is (well, should be) meaningful and worthy of being analyzed - unless, of course, it's Truck-kun. That's just a shorthand for "They died, okay? Just roll with it. You know, like that truck", which is valid, too.

Just think about it - how do you actually die from being buried under books? She'd have to be somewhat physically frail (no exercise), the bookshelf would have to be bursting at the seams (two, three rows deep, and the gaps filled in with more books stacked vertically) to lose its balance (loves books so much she forgets about everything else, including basic safety), and it's unlikely she died instantly so she probably lived alone and wasn't found or even missed by anyone for days (no social life).

People often defend her immaturity as the result of living with a five-year-old brain, and I think it's perfectly plausible and a big factor. But I would also suggest that she never really was all that mature to begin with. She died in her early twenties as a bookworm and a hermit, isolated from society at large, without having learned how to have a social life as an adult.
Assuming that the author has no such degree either, it's probably wise to keep it vague in the story. But as a reader I have to follow the standard fantasy story convention of assuming everything that's not stated or heavily implied to work differently than it does in real life, to actually work the same as it does in real life. So I just have to assume possesing a child's body influences her maturity some level even if I don't know the details.
@nroejb , I mean that's a fair inference, and if I were to be completely honest it was something I was sort of considering when I saw her throw that obnoxious fit in the very beginning when she couldn't find a single book to read. (Even though I knew logically that she was an adult, I thought something like; "Christ, she's reverted into the worst kind of kid. Reminds me of my brother catching a smack from my mom, when we were young.")

However, the author has done almost nothing to verify our speculation. And that's all we have. Speculation based on our presuppositions regarding neurological development in small children. I'm not an M.D. or anyone with either a Neuroscience background or a child psychology degree, so I can't really jump to the same conclusions as easily as you have. Rather, I see the emphasis on her knowledge and her business skills as signs of an un-reverted adult mind, that even scared her friend. That scene was actually one of my favorites, since it showed a.) an intelligent adult was lurking in there somewhere, and b.) behaving as herself rather than pantomiming the behaviors of an uneducated child had clear consequences.