Ascendance of a Bookworm

The BEST episodes of Ascendance of a Bookworm

Every episode of Ascendance of a Bookworm ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ascendance of a Bookworm!

Avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian as she had always dreamed of. When she regained consciousness, she was reborn as Myne, the daughter of a poor soldier. She was in the town of Ehrenfest, which had a harsh class system. But as long as she had books, she didn't really need anything else. However, books were scarce and belonged only to the nobles. But that doesn't stop her, so she makes a decision... "If there aren't any books, I'll just create some."

Last Updated: 9/8/2022Network:YTV (JP)
31 votes

#1 - Blessing

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired 6/14/2022

Myne's mana goes berserk as the high priest and Bindewald try to force her to agree to an unreasonable contract. Ferdinand then shows up and faces off with Bindewald. Sylvester and Karstedt also eventually show up. Bindewald and the high priest demand that Myne be punished for threatening them. A judgment will be placed upon all of them. Also, Myne's family is told about a certain decision about her as well...

Dreamlike World
62 votes

#2 - Dreamlike World

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 6/21/2020

Tasked with healing the land ravaged by the trombe, Myne has to put on a show. How that will affect the way the onlookers see her is anybody's guess... and so is how the head priest will react.

71 votes

#3 - Conclusions

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/26/2019

Myne, Gunther, and Eva head to the cathedral for their fateful meeting, knowing that Myne's life is riding on a successful negotiation. But will things really go so smoothly for them?

Wilma and Holy Scriptures for Kids
58 votes

#4 - Wilma and Holy Scriptures for Kids

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/24/2020

With the picture-book production in full sway, Myne must navigate several hurdles regarding the process and, more pressingly, Wilma's condition.

Trombe and Battles
55 votes

#5 - Trombe and Battles

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 6/14/2020

Myne and the head priest set out to join the knights on a mission to take down a rampage trombe. With this being her first exposure to proper noble society, who knows what perils lie in Myne's path?

Baptism and Divine Paradises
65 votes

#6 - Baptism and Divine Paradises

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/19/2019

The day of Myne and Lutz's baptism has arrived. Wearing a fancy dress and a new hair ornament, Myne appears a clear standout from the rest of the kids, but soon she loses her way and finds herself in what she sees as heaven on earth.

Life-or-Death Choices and Family Meetings
68 votes

#7 - Life-or-Death Choices and Family Meetings

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/12/2019

With Myne collapses, everyone she knows comes together in a bid to save her life. But soon, she is faced with a life-or-death decision, one that she must discuss with her family.

Harvest Festivals and Staying Home
56 votes

#8 - Harvest Festivals and Staying Home

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/31/2020

The Harvest Festival is here, and Myne finds the library ransacked. She is outraged at first, but this may be a welcome opportunity for her...

Lutz's Myne
70 votes

#9 - Lutz's Myne

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/21/2019

As Myne and Lutz begin making their paper for real, Myne's excitement gets the better of her, and Lutz's suspicions come to a head. He resolves to talk to her about it after the paper is finished.

To the Second Winter
71 votes

#10 - To the Second Winter

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/5/2019

Myne learns from Frieda that the illness she has is called the Devouring, and that it will flare up if she ever feels anxiety or loses hope. Almost on cue, her fever starts acting up...

73 votes

#11 - Meeting

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/7/2019

Lutz and Myne prepare for the meeting with Otto. But Otto brings someone with him, turning a casual meeting into an interview that will decide both Lutz and Myne's futures.

The Events of Winter
65 votes

#12 - The Events of Winter

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/17/2019

While everyone is snowed in by the harsh winter, Myne has a plan: a plan to craft pseudo-papyrus as the first step towards making a book. Meanwhile, Eva teaches Turi a bunch of skills in order to prepare her for her upcoming baptism in the summer. Myne is told to think about where she wants to apprentice, but as always, books are the only thing on her mind. As winter rolls on, however, the family bonds and grows closer together, and Myne hits upon the perfect gift to give Turi to wear on her baptism day.

The Dedication Ceremony and Spring Arrives
30 votes

#13 - The Dedication Ceremony and Spring Arrives

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/26/2022

The knight Damuel has become Myne's bodyguard. Now that she's able to go places, Myne is excited about going to the library. They hold the Dedication Ceremony where she offers her mana into small holy grails. That was quite tiring for her, but she still goes back into town to see how Johann is doing with her order. Her passion for books just doesn't top. Spring is drawing closer, and Myne can't wait to go back to her family, but then she receives some devastating news.

The Black Protective Charm
24 votes

#14 - The Black Protective Charm

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 6/7/2022

Because of the lack of caution exercised by one of the gate guards, the carriage with the noble from another domain has entered the city. Gunther finds out that Myne is being targeted and gets worked up over protecting Myne. But then, Myne is attacked by some mysterious men. Myne believes what Sylvester told her and presses her blood seal upon the black charm he gave her. But then, Myne's attackers become even more aggressive. Finally, the high priest's true intentions and his plans with Dirk are revealed.

56 votes

#15 - Needs

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/19/2020

With Fran now fully on her team, Myne must then get to work on winning Gil and Delia over.

Blue Robes and Uncommon Sense
59 votes

#16 - Blue Robes and Uncommon Sense

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/12/2020

The stark contrast of the values at the church compared to life downtown continues to bewilder Myne, as she butts heads with her retainers and her expected duties at the church.

The Choice to be an Apprentice Priestess
66 votes

#17 - The Choice to be an Apprentice Priestess

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/26/2019

When Myne brings up wanting to become an apprentice priestess to her family, she learns the truth about the role and what it entails, and soon comes to realize that she is in for the fight of her life.

Forests and Clay Tablets
69 votes

#18 - Forests and Clay Tablets

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/24/2019

Spring has arrived, and Myne is raring to go make clay tablets in the forest. But first, she must convince her family that she can handle the journey.

Seeds of Suspicion
68 votes

#19 - Seeds of Suspicion

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/2019

With the paper-making process about to begin, Myne can't hider her excitement as she and Lutz go to meet Benno as per his invitation. He reveals that he is willing to arrange for all the equipment and materials they need to make paper, but the ensuing conversation makes Lutz see Myne in a very different light.

Baptisms and Strange Fevers
70 votes

#20 - Baptisms and Strange Fevers

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/31/2019

Spring has arrived, and Myne is raring to go make clay tablets in the forest. But first, she must convince her family that she can handle the journey.

The Guild Master's Granddaughter
66 votes

#21 - The Guild Master's Granddaughter

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2019

Benno looks to have Myne and Lutz registered with the Merchant Guild, but the guild master proves to be an obstacle. This results in them making plans to meet Frieda, his granddaughter.

Orphanage Reforms
53 votes

#22 - Orphanage Reforms

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/26/2020

Myne is taken to the orphanage and collapses in shock when she sees the state it and its inhabitants are in. She wants to help the kids, but will she really be able to?

Knight Orders and Requests
55 votes

#23 - Knight Orders and Requests

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 6/7/2020

Myne has to break the news to her family that she has to stay in the cathedral over winter. Meanwhile, the request from the knight order looms large over the horizon.

Cleanups and Star Festivals
53 votes

#24 - Cleanups and Star Festivals

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/3/2020

As newly appointed orphanage director, Myne's first task is to lead a major cleanup of the orphanage and its inhabitants. And as summer comes around, she also has some festivities in mind.

Apprentice Priestess
61 votes

#25 - Apprentice Priestess

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/5/2020

Myne is now an apprentice priestess at the cathedral. How will she adapt to a new life in new surroundings, and how will they react to her?

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