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Ascendance of a Bookworm OVA episodes confirmed for 2020: 2-part Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen OVA releases with light novel Volume 22

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Two new Ascendance of a Bookworm OVA episodes will be released in 2020. Pic credit: Ajia-Do

An upcoming Ascendance of a Bookworm OVA episode has been announced for March 2020. The release date for the Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen OVA episode is scheduled for March 10.

The story for the anime is based on the light novel series by author Miya Kazuki and illustrator Yo Shiina. Previously, the first episode of the anime series was bundled with Volume 20 (or Part 4: Volume 8) of the light novels, which came out in September 2019 before the premiere of the anime series.

The Ascendance of a Bookworm OVA has two parts and the unaired episodes will be released with the limited edition of light novel Volume 22 (or Part 5: Volume 1). The OVA will feature a returning cast and staff from animation studio Ajia-Do, which is probably best known for animating How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord anime in 2018.

The story summary for the OVA episodes has been released on the official website. The first story is called “Justok’s Downtown Invasion”. Based on a side story from Volume 9 (or Part 3: Volume 2), it’s set chronologically between the timeline events of Episode 14 and 15. The OVA will feature friends of priest Ferdinand attempting to gather information on Myne… but can they get over the smell of the downtown area?

The second story is called “Corinna’s House Visit”, which is based on a side story from Volume 3 (Part 1: Volume 3) that was skipped by the anime’s first cour. The episode has Myne, her mother Efa, and her sister Turi visiting the house of Otto’s wife since they want to see Myne’s baptismal clothing.

Turi is delighted to finally meet Corinna, but then Corinna desires to buy the rights to hair ornaments. When the price negotiations begin in earnest, poor Turi is overwhelmed by watching Myne in her full-on merchant mode.

Ascendance Of A Bookworm OVA Episode Preview
Preview clips from the Ascendance of a Bookworm OVA episode. Pic credit: Ajia-Do

Crunchyroll eventually began streaming the two OVA episodes with an English, which isn’t too surprising since the anime streaming service does have a history of picking up OVA episodes.

A continuation of the first season was also announced. Ascendance of a Bookworm Episodes 13 and 14 aired back-to-back on December 25, 2019. The finale for the second season, The Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 2 Episode 12, occurred on June 21, 2020.

It’s expected that Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3 will finish adapting Part 2 of the book series.

Stay tuned for more details!


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