Ascendance of a Bookworm – Chapter 103: A Family Council in the Temple

Well, all good things come to an end. Sadly this applies to this fan translation of Ascendance of a Bookworm as well. It was a short journey, but well, that’s how life goes.

Let me use this opportunity to advertise the follow-up project for Ascendance of a Bookworm that will start from next week on:

I will translate Tale of Mismarca Kingdom. It’s a fairly old series that has finished at 12 Volumes + 1 Extra Volume. You can already check the Table of Contents here. There exists a manga of it and the first 2 or 3 chapters of volume 1 have already been translated elsewhere a few years back, but I will start from the scratch.

Give it a chance and check it out!

The final chapter of Bookworm has been edited by ApoWo, Endless and Terrin!!



P.S.: And here one last goodie from me:

Ascendance of a Bookworm – Chapter 101: Lutz’ Running Away from Home

Heyas folks,

two important bits of information.

First off, some might have seen it already, but here’s the official PV for the anime of Ascendance of a Bookworm:


Second, J-NovelClub has announced its licensation of the novel.

I already said it in my initial blog post when I picked up this novel that I will drop it once it’s officially licensed by an English publisher. As such I will translate the novel up to chapter 103, which is the end of the ongoing Light Novel volume. After that you have to either read the raws or wait for JNC to catch up with the current fan translation.

Naturally the chapters will be taken down once JNC starts on the current LN volume.

Well, either way, this chapter has been edited by ApoWo, Endless and Terrin.


Ascendance of a Bookworm – Chapter 100: Lutz’ Path

Heyas folks,

first off, yesterday it was announced that Ascendance of a Bookworm will get an anime adaption by Ajia-do Animation Works. Mitsuru Hongo (»World Trigger«) and Hideki Kawasaki will be the directors. The voice actor for Maïne will be Yuka Iguchi, who voiced Index in To aru Majutsu no Index, and another character that hasn’t yet appeared in the translated story will be voiced by Sho Hayami, who recently voiced Azami Nakiri in Shokugeki no Soma. A date hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s something to look forward to (below you can also check the first visual for the anime production). 🙂

This chapter has been edited by ApoWo, Endless and Terrin. Enjoy~



Ascendance of a Bookworm – Chapter 99: After the Festival

Heyas folks,

first off, let me welcome ApoWo and Endless, who joined the team as editors!! Together with Terrin, they did their best to make this chapter a nicely readable experience to you guys.

Also, I finally added the Table of Contents page. If you want to see the book cover for the first volume of the second part (The Temple’s Priestess Apprentice I), go and have a look here.

Otherwise, enjoy the chapter~

Ascendance of a Bookworm – Chapter 98: The Star Festival

Heyas folks,

first off, thank you very much for this many people offering their help as editors. I was truly overwhelmed and also very happy to see that this series has such a lively readerbase! Many readers enjoying, discussing and helping out also gives me, as translator, more motivation to put an extra effort into said series. 🙂

As result of the editor search, please welcome Terrin as new editor. He has edited this chapter and I’m pretty sure that you will immediately see the effect of having someone decently correct my subpar English. 😀

Lastly, feel free to join us on our Discord server. You can find the link on the right side. ^^

Enjoy the chapter~

Ascendance of a Bookworm – Chapter 97: Preparations for the Star Festival

Heyas folks,

just as I mentioned the other day on the NU Forums, I will pick up Bookworm on a bi-weekly release schedule for now. I really love this series and as such I’d like it to be translated even after blastron threw the towel.

As some of you might know already, I’m no native English speaker. Thus I’m effectively searching for 1 or 2 editors to help me out on this to give the chapters a better flow. Naturally you should be a native English speaker and interested in a long-term project. Please contact me at or on our Discord server which you can join here.

Please notice that any increase in release speed (towards weekly) will depend a.) on how much time I can avail for this series and b.) having editor(s) for this. Also, should an English Publisher like JNC for example pick this novel up, I will drop it in support of their work. 🙂


Enjoy Chapter 97~