Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 36 (finale)

Rating: 5 (of 5) This season of Bookworm was only scheduled to be 10 episodes, as that much brings the overall story to its most obvious transition point. Hence it’s quite satisfying that the last episode is also the best and most emotional for part 3 of the series. It also loads up with bombshellContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 36 (finale)”

Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 35

Rating: 4.5 (of 5) This episode proved to be every bit as dramatic as the ending to last episode promised, just not entirely in the way that last episode suggested. Rather than chasing down Main and Tuuli’s kidnappers being a major part of the episode, it turns out to only be a prelude to theContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 35”

Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 34

Rating: 4 (of 5) One of the truest axioms of security is that even the most robust security plans are still only as good as the people carrying them out. Get careless and the enemy will take advantage of the holes. Normally protagonists are the ones who benefit from this in anime series, but thisContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 34”

Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 33

NOTE: Due to me being away at Anime Central this past weekend, I am behind on everything else that has aired since Thursday. Hence I am skipping covering episode 7 of Spy x Family separately and will instead include it with episode 8’s review next week. Rating: 4 (of 5) Due to a combination ofContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 33”

Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 32

Rating: 4 (of 5) The potential threat to Main from forces among the nobles has been growing since the late stages of last season. With this episode, the scheming kicks into higher gear by finally introducing some of the nobles behind it, as well as finally revealing the name of the High Priest: Bezewanst. (AndContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 32”

Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 31

Rating: 4 (of 5) One of the many things that I adore about this series is the very studious way that it examines the potential wide-ranging consequences of its titular character’s actions; that’s something that far too few isekai tales do. Yet that is a major point in this episode, and hardly the only importantContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 31”

Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 29

Rating: 4.5 (of 5) Though its attention to detail can sometimes make the storyline of Ascendance of a Bookworm progress slowly, the series also occasionally has spurts of an almost dizzying level of activity. This is one such episode. So much is going on here that the storytelling jumps around a lot and keeps mostContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 29”

Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 28

Rating: 4 (of 5) Episode 27 was mostly set-up, so episode 28 is the first of the season to delve into the real meat of the story. And that begins by establishing Main’s status while living directly at the cathedral. In fact, the first half of the episode is completely devoted to this. Main notContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm episode 28”

Ascendance of a Bookworm s3 episode 1 (episode 27)

Streams: Crunchyroll on Mondays Rating: 4 (of 5) Ascendance of a Bookworm ranks up with 86 as one of my most favorite series of the past three years, so it may go without saying that its return to anime form was my most-anticipated title of the year, much less the Spring ’22 season. Since IContinue reading “Ascendance of a Bookworm s3 episode 1 (episode 27)”