Ascendance of a Bookworm - General Discussion


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    @LurkingMcLurk said in Ascendance of a Bookworm - General Discussion:

    Part 4 (manga) Chapter 1 comes out on Christmas Eve

    Rozemyne and Ferdinand by the new artist.

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    @LurkingMcLurk Damn I was able to avoid the tea set but the mugs....
    Also on her schedule on the one hand I am happy to see it grow but on the other I want more content lol

    @hiroto wow that artwork is nice I’m guessing the artist was chosen for the action scenes?


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    @hiroto The art look good so far. I like that Super Deform image of Rozemyne doing the Gilco pose in High Bishop outfit.
    I just wish she pick a better studio to do the anime. The studio that does Wandering Witch Elaina would be good

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    This was the sample art for Part 3 Manga. It looks pretty good, but it then it didn't turn out so well in the manga imho. The art was inconsistant



  • So I have read Volume 3 Book 3 and story is progressing steadily but one thing bothers me. She is 8-8.5 years old (officially) so that means there are still at least year and half until she goes to academy (it was mentioned in previous books that kids go to academy at 10 yo) and we know that this arc has 5 books. Also usually last book is generally half book main story and other half are stories from perspective of others. That means that next one and half book needs to cover 1.5 years of main story. Why do I have feeling there will be some kind of time skip?

    What do you think?


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    @Sekki said in Ascendance of a Bookworm - General Discussion:

    So I have read Volume 3 Book 3 and story is progressing steadily but one thing bothers me. She is 8-8.5 years old (officially) so that means there are still at least year and half until she goes to academy (it was mentioned in previous books that kids go to academy at 10 yo) and we know that this arc has 5 books. Also usually last book is generally half book main story and other half are stories from perspective of others. That means that next one and half book needs to cover 1.5 years of main story. Why do I have feeling there will be some kind of time skip?

    What do you think?

    I think that you're making a couple of assumptions there.

    • If Part 4 covers Rozemyne's time at the Academy (and doesn't start before Rozemyne goes to the Academy)
    • And if she goes to the Academy at the normal time for her presumed age
    • And if the remaining 1.5 years don't fit into the remaining 1.5 books
    • Then, yes, there'd have to be a timeskip.

    I don't think any of those are safe bets.

    The Academy is in season only during the winter, so either Part 4 will have to cover Rozemyne's life during the other three seasons (which means there's no reason it can't start before 1.5 years pass), or Rozemyne will be in some non-standard situation where she's in the Academy year round (which means there's no reason she can't be sent to the Academy before 1.5 years pass).

    It's also possible that things will be glossed over or omitted entirely once they become routine - we were told that the Temple gets calls from the Knights' Order ever year, for example, but we've not seen one after the first Trombe subjugation mission. Now that we're getting used to Rozemyne's life as an archnoble, it's possible that the remaining year after her second Autumn ingredient harvest could be fit into one volume on fast forward.

    I think it's more likely that she'll have a very eventful Autumn and then get pushed off to the Academy a year early under unprecedented circumstances - but then, I've been predicting a disaster since before Hasse's spring gathering and I've been wrong every time.



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    Well yes, I made lots of assumptions since I have no idea what will happen. Thing is I always analyze things and search for patterns and behaviors (proffesional deformation :). My assumtion is mainly based on writting of previous books. Author does not do much skips except in winter since nothing much is going on there. If we assume something big will happen (like in last two arcs at end) it will most likely happen in last book. So we will see how next book goes. Since it is fantasy novel anything can happen :)

    In first arc "enemy" was devauring. She "defeated" it by going to temple. There we met next Bezewanst and it was made clear he was enemy. At end of temple arc that was resolved. In Noble arc she does not really have any enemies left. Shikikoza mother just do not have enough power to be threat. Ahrenbach is also not problem since if they were going to war over "Toad" it would already happen. I presume she will collect mats, resolve her health problems and then it would be all is fine, year has past, time to go to academy. Not every arc needs to end up in battle.

    I just have to say that I find each new books to be better and better. Lots of writters have fatigue and quality starts to drop but not here. Maybe they changed something in books from light novel (usually they change things a bit when making books) but I hope quality keeps up until end (in around 2.5 years when last book should be translated :).


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