• Main becomes the main target of mysterious forces
  • "Ascendance of a Bookworm" Season 3, Episode 9 is airing Monday
  • The episode will stream on Crunchyroll

A mistake by the gatekeeper has caused an unknown carriage of a nobleman from another territory to enter the town in "Ascendance of a Bookworm" Season 3, Episode 9. The new episode is titled "The Black Protective Charm."

The official website has released the synopsis and spoiler stills of Episode 9. Gunther, Myne’s father, knows that her daughter is in danger.

Gunther tries his best to protect her but Main and Turi are attacked by mysterious forces. Those who aim to bring down Main finally reveal their true colors.

Meanwhile, the plot of the temple’s head priest concerning Dirk becomes clear.

"Avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian like she had always dreamed of. When she regained consciousness, she was reborn as Main, the daughter of a poor soldier," read the official series synopsis, as per Crunchyroll.

"She was in the town of Ehrenfest, which had a harsh class system. But as long as she had books, she didn't really need anything else. However, books were scarce and belonged only to the nobles. But that doesn't stop her, so she makes a decision... If there aren't any books, I'll just create some," it continued.

The cast of the anime includes Yuka Iguchi as Main, Sho Karino as Fran, Takehito Koyasu as Benno, Tomoaki Maeno as Mark, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Karlsted, Tsuyoshi Koyama as Gunther, Yuichiro Umehara as Damuel, Yuko Sanpei as Gil, Aya Uchida as Frieda, Chiyo Tomaru as Delia, Fumiko Orikasa as Effa, Kiyono Yasuno as Vilma, Megumi Nakajima as Turi, Minori Suzuki as Rosina, Mutsumi Tamura as Lutz, Rika Kinugawa as Corinna, Satoshi Hino as Otto and Sho Hayami as Ferdinand.

The opening theme of "Ascendance of a Bookworm" Season 3, titled "Ano Hi no Kotoba," is performed by Nao Touyama. The ending theme song, "Kotoba ni Dekinai," is by Maaya Sakamoto.

"Ascendance of a Bookworm" Season 3, Episode 9 will air Monday. Fans in the U.S. can watch the episode online on Crunchyroll. The episode will stream in Japanese with English subtitles.

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