What You Need to Know:
- Crunchyroll has officially announced news around two upcoming titles - the English dub 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 voice actors from “Tower of God,” “Carole & Tuesday,” “Hunter x Hunter,” and “Magia Record.”
- The OVA for “Ascendance of a Bookworm” (episodes 14.5 part 1 and part 2) will launch on Crunchyroll on Saturday, June 13, and episode 15 will launch on Saturday, June 20. All upcoming dubbed episodes for “Ascendance of a Bookworm” were safely produced and recorded with a remote cast and crew.
- “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.
- “Rent-A-Girlfriend” is a high-energy romantic comedy that seeks to answer the timeless question: Can you buy love?
- Fans interested in reading the “Rent-A-Girlfriend” manga can find the first volume available online now through Kodansha Comics. Kodansha is also giving away five signed print editions of “Rent-a-Girlfriend” volume 1, with more information available here.
- 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.
Source: Official Press Release
The main cast for the “Ascendance of a Bookworm” English dub will be as follows:
Main will be played by Reba Buhr. Previous credits include:
“Pokémon Masters” - Misty (2019)
“Violet Evergarden” - Cattleya Baudelaire (2018)
“Hunter x Hunter” – Ponzu, Podungo Lapoy, and Coco Loo (2012-2013)
Lutz will be played by Jeannie Tirado. Previous credits include:
“Tower of God” - Endorsi Jahad
“Carole & Tuesday” - Carole
“One PIece” - Koala
Turi will be played by Lisa Reimold. Previous credits include:
“Gundam Build Divers re:RISE” - Hinata (2020)
“Magia Record” - Ui Tamaki, Additional Voices (2020)
Eva will be played by Kirsten Day. Previous credits include:
“Fire Emblem Three Houses” - Constance (2019)
“Arena of Valor” - Natalya / Wisp (2016)
Fran will be played by Chris Hackney
“Tower of God” - Khun Aguero Agnes
Gunther will be played by Kaiji Tang
Ferdinand will be played by Armen Taylor
Benno will be played by Xander Mobus
Delia will be played by Lizzie Freeman
Gil will be played by Laura Stahl
“Rent-A-Girlfriend” Series Synopsis
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!