Crunchyroll is announcing the dub premiere for “Ascendance of a Bookworm” Part 2 alongside the OVA, and the inclusion of “Rent-A-Girlfriend” as a part of Crunchyroll’s summer anime season.
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 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
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.
“Rent-A-Girlfriend” series synopsis: 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!
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