The second season of ‘Ascendance of a Bookworm’ picks up right where the first one left off. This time around, the anime includes all the right ingredients that made the first season so popular but along with that, it brings in some new elements of its own. For instance, the second season’s emphasis on Myne’s relationship with the church and her retainers brings a whole new refreshing edge to the season as compared to season 1 which only focused on Myne, her friends, and her family.
From an artistic standpoint, there haven’t been any drastic changes in the show’s animation style and it is as simple as it has ever been. This simplistic approach works well with the light-hearted themes of its storyline and also its childish characters. ‘Ascendance of a Bookworm’ is a surprisingly good anime and anyone who has been watching it all this while must be wondering if it will ever return with another season. Well, here’s everything you need to know about ‘Ascendance of a Bookworm’ season 3.
Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Ascendance of a Bookworm’ season 1 premiered on October 3, 2019, and with a total of 12 episodes, it finished airing on December 26, 2020. This was then followed by a second season which aired from April 5, 2020 to June 21, 2020. Despite being very simplistic and linear with its storyline, ‘Ascendance of a Bookworm’ became somewhat of a sleeper hit right after the release of its first season. Surprisingly, with its season 2, the anime further cemented its hold as one of the best Isekai anime of all time. So even if it gets renewed for a whole new season, it won’t really be all that surprising.
As you may already know, ‘Ascendance of a Bookworm’ is an adaptation of a light novel series of the same name written by Miya Kazuki and illustrated by Yō Shiina. As of June 10, 2020, 23 volumes of the light novel have been published and another one is scheduled to release on September 9, 2020. Considering how the author of the light novels has been creating as many as 4 volumes ever single year, a lack of source material content for the anime should certainly not be a problem.
The ending of ‘Ascendance of a Bookworm’ is pretty conclusive. However, right after the end credits of the finale of the season, the anime drops a brief catchphrase which says “The Stories Continues…” Now, this isn’t exactly a confirmation for another season as previously, many anime have ended on a similar note. Even so, this still suggests that the creators of the anime have planned some sort of a sequel for the series in the future. This sequel could either be a movie, an OVA, or even a full-fledged season. Although no official announcements regarding its renewal have been made yet, considering its popularity and the demand for its sequel, we expect ‘Ascendance of a Bookworm’ Season 3 to release sometime in 2022.
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Ascendance of a Bookworm English Dub
You can stream ‘Ascendance of a Bookworm’ on Crunchyroll with its original Japanese audio and English subtitles.