Crunchyroll has officially announced some news on two upcoming titles, namely the English dub premiere for Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2 and the OVA and an upcoming summer title, Rent-a-Girlfriend. The English dub cast for Ascendance of a Bookworm includes star voice actors from popular anime such as “Tower of God,” “Carole & Tuesday,” “Hunter x Hunter,” and “Magia Record.”
Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2 and OVA Dub
The OVA for Ascendance of a Bookworm (episodes 14.5 part 1 and part 2) will launch on Crunchyroll on June 13, and episode 15 will launch a week later on June 20. It’s also important to note that all upcoming dubbed episodes for Ascendance of a Bookworm were safely produced and recorded with a remote cast and crew.
For those wondering, Ascendance of a Bookworm follows the life of college student and aspiring librarian Motosu Urano who is transported to another world after an unfortunate accident. When she is reborn as Main, the daughter of a poor soldier, she makes it her mission to make books more freely available to everyone in this new world.
Ascendance of a Bookworm is a heartwarming and wholesome anime and I believe everyone should get to see it. Luckily, the subtitled series is also currently airing on Crunchyroll, with new simulcast episodes airing every Saturday at 11:45 AM PT. Both series will be available to fans exclusively on Crunchyroll worldwide outside of Asia.
The main cast for the Ascendance of a Bookworm English dub is as follows:
- Main played by Reba Buhr (also played Misty in Pokémon Masters)
- Lutz played by Jeannie Tirado (Endorsi Jahad in Tower of God)
- Turi played by Lisa Reimold (Hinata in Gundam Build Divers re:RISE)
- Eva played by Kirsten Day (Constance in Fire Emblem: Three Houses)
- Fran played by Chris Hackney (Khun Aguero Agnes in Tower of God)
- Gunther played by Kaiji Tang
- Ferdinand played by Armen Taylor
- Benno played by Xander Mobus
- Delia played by Lizzie Freeman
- Gil played by Laura Stahl
The next announcement, Rent-A-Girlfriend, is a high-energy romantic comedy that seeks to answer the timeless question: Can you buy love?
Kinoshita Kazuya is a 20-year-old failure of a college student. He managed to kiss his girlfriend once, but was dumped after a month. “Ugh… Damn it. I never want to go through that again.”
Completely spiteful, Kazuya uses a certain method to date a girl. He goes to their meeting place and suddenly hears,”You’re Kazuya-kun, right?” A beautiful girl brushing her long, black hair behind her ear was there, smiling at him. Her name was Mizuhara Chizuru. Something real is born after just a single rental! A reckless rom-com filled with love and excitement is about to begin!
Fans interested in reading the Rent-A-Girlfriend manga can find the first volume available online now through Kodansha Comics. Kodansha is also generously giving away five signed print editions of Rent-a-Girlfriend volume 1, with more information available here.
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