Mipon recently conducted an interview with Miya Kazuki, the author of Ascendance of a Bookworm light novel series to celebrate the release of the 3rd season of the anime this spring. In the interview, Kazuki-sensei was asked how much more there is left to tell in the light novel version since the web novel is already done.
According to Kazuki, the light novel version of the series is nearing its final story arc and she is also currently writing Part 5: Volume 9. Moreover, she estimated that the final volume would most likely be Volume 12 of the fifth part. Kazuki-sensei also mentioned in the interview that she’s planning to write a whole new story after finishing the spin-off version of Ascendance of a Bookworm about a young archnoble and student of the Royal Academy. It’s worth noting that the web-novel version is already done.
The author also touched upon the research and preparation that went into writing the story, as well as her involvement in the production of the anime adaptation.
The 3rd season of the series premieres on April 11. The author is also hoping that watchers will enjoy the transition of Myne’s commoner life to a noble one. The Ascendance of a Bookworm light novel was initially serialized on Shousetsuka ni Narou website. It was later acquired by TO Books in 2015. The most recent part of the light novel (fifth) has 8 volumes available at the moment. J-Novel Club is publishing the English version of it with Part 4: Volume 6 releasing this April.
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 amount 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!– J-Novel Club
Read the full interview on the Mipon website.
©Miya Kazuki,TObooks/Ascendance of a Bookworm Project 2020