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Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2 and Rent-A-Girlfriend on Crunchyroll

Date: 2020 June 13 10:00

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The good folks at anime streaming service Crunchyroll have sent us news about Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2 along with with OVA dub premiere of Rent-A-Girlfriend.

The OVA for Ascendance of a Bookworm (episodes 14.5 part 1 and part 2) will launch on Crunchyroll on Saturday, 13th June 2020, and episode 15 will launch on Saturday 20th June 2020.

Meanwhile Rent-A-Girlfriend will start on Crunchyroll as part of the summer season.
As we've covered before Crunchyroll are also keen to share that their whole dub cast have been working from home recently.

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Press release as follows:

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Crunchyroll announces "Ascendance of a Bookworm" Part 2 & OVA dub premiere along with"Rent-A-Girlfriend" as part of the summer anime season

Today, 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:

The main cast for the "Ascendance of a Bookworm" English dub will be as follows:

  • The main cast for the "Ascendance of a Bookworm" English dub will be as follows:
    • Pok√©mon 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!

Source: Crunchyroll
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