Honzuki no Gekokujou Anime Review – A Bookworm and The Fantasy World

Indotechboy Honzuki no Gekokujou is a fantasy – slice of life anime series (Japanese cartoon animation) adapted from the light novel written by Miya Kazuki and illustrated by You Shiina that was first aired in Fall 2019.

Opening - all characters
The characters. From the opening of Honzuki no Gekokujou anime.

Honzuki no Gekokujou anime centers on the story of Maine, a little girl who loves books and is obsessed with being able to live surrounded by books. But Maine cannot easily fulfill her obsession because She comes from a poor family where the books at that time can only be obtained by nobles. All the more Maine is suffering a mysterious illness while holding up the truth of her true past before she “woke up” to her new world now.

Honzuki no Gekokujou anime info

title Honzuki no Gekokujou
genre Fantasy, Slice of life , Comedy.
studio Ajia-do Animation Works
  • Part 1: 14 episodes, finished (2019)

Honzuki no Gekokujou anime soundtracks

Opening song :

  1. “Masshiro” by Sumire Morohoshi.

  Ending song :

  1. “Kamikazari no Tenshi” by Megumi Nakajima.

Honzuki no Gekokujou anime release schedule info*

OVA (Original Video Animation)
Two OVA episodes of Honzuki no Gekokujou anime series are scheduled to be released in March 2020.
Part 2
The second season or part 2 of the Honzuki no Gekokujou anime series is scheduled to be premiered in April 2020.

* Quoted from the Wikipedia page: Ascendance of a Bookworm

Honzuki no Gekokujou anime quick review

Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Maine, the main character
Maine, the main character in Honzuki no Gekokujou anime series. One motto of the traders there is (fan translation): “If you can make money, then make as much as possible anytime it is, anywhere it is, and however it is” 😀.

What I feels watching Honzuki no Gekokujou anime series is… peace and serene 😀. If you are looking for an anime that is relaxing or need something to wipe away the bitter feelings after watched a drama or serious anime, I think this anime can do the job.

Storyline . Because of its cheerful atmosphere, Honzuki no Gekokujou anime series is also suitable as a family show moreover the story contains a lot of knowledges that is good for kids to learn.

Mother and Maine
Because of her weak body, Maine must be carried by her mother to go to the market.

Moreover, the main character of this anime, Maine, is a bookworm who is so obsessed with books and reading that even she cannot calm if there are no books beside her. And thanks to for being a bookworm that Maine is so knowledgeable, a good lesson for kids showing that if you read a lot, then you know a lot. So, Honzuki no Gekokujou anime is also a good media for kids to build their reading habits.

How to worship a god
This is how to worship the god in Honzuki no Gekokujou anime 🤣.

But maybe if you want to give the Honzuki no Gekokujou anime as a watching material for childrens, perhaps it is better to have an adult guiding along as well because the slice of life element is raising its intensity in the middle of the story. Especially in the last episode, it’s a bit scary, hehe 😖.

Visual and audio. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this review, aside from the storyline and the characters, the visuals and audio in the Honzuki no Gekokujou anime in a medieval city setting are very beautiful and giving somewhat calming aura to the hearts of the audience :v. The opening and ending soundtrack song also fits well with this anime theme.

City view
A colorful city view in Honzuki no Gekokujou anime.

Overall, Honzuki no Gekokujo is a beautiful and relaxing anime series and it is also suitable as a family show. Because the storyline and the characters are cheerful, I definitely will be able to rewatch this anime over and over again without left something bitter in my mouth 😀.

Honzuki no Gekokujou anime synopsis

Chibi - Maine and egyptian civilization
Chibi scenes. Maine is thinking how about to make paper like in the ancient Egyptian civilization 😀.

Motoshi Urano is a bookworm who loves books and has read many books in her life. Finally, Urano was one day accepted at her dream job, which is to become a librarian. But suddenly a disaster happened and Urano was struck down by all the books around her. In her dying state, Urano wished that if she will be able to be born again she would want to live surrounded by books.

But when opened her eyes, Urano is no longer the old Urano but she became Maine, a little girl from a poor family who lived in a world that was very different from her world, where the civilization has a low literacy rate and books were only owned by nobles. Unable to get a book like in her “prevous life”, Maine is determined to start making her own books.

By Disaru

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Doesn't like to interact with many people, Disaru has manga and anime as his loyal friends. Sometimes he felt empty about 1 week - 1 month after finished reading his favorite manga, that's how much he loves manga.

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