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Ascii Media Works is the publisher for Masamune and Muramasa. Kagurazaka works as an editor here. It is located on the 14th floor of a large building.

Outisde of the anime, it is an actual Japanese publisher based in Shinjuku, Tokyo that published the light novel version of Eromanga Sensei and Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai through its Dengeki Bunko imprint.

It is also a subsidiary of the Kadokawa Corporation

Dengeki Bunko series referenced in the animeEdit

  • A Certain Magical Index
    • Volume 1 of A Certain Magical Index can be seen near "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner", behind volume 1 of Sword Art Online Progressive in episode 2.
    • Volume 4 of A Certain Magical Index can be seen on the bookcase near Masamune when asking for Yamada Elf's autograph in episode 2.
    • Volume 4 of A Certain Magical Index can be seen on the bookcase behind Masamune and Tomoe in episode 6.
    • A poster for volume 8 of A Certain Magical Index New Testament can be seen at Ascii Media Works across from the Yotsuba&! cutouts
    • Izumi Kotetsu can be seen reading volume 5 of the light novel, A Certain Magical Index New Testiment just before Masamune tells him that he will become a professional author in episode 11.
    • Volume 1 and 5 of A Certain Magical Index can be seen in the bookstore that Masamune visits in Akihabara in episode 11.
  • Accel World
    • Volume 20 of the light novel can be seen in Tomoe's Recommendation Corner next to Dark Elf of Bursting Flame in episode 3 during Masamune's talk about Yamada Elf's novel.
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be seen on a wall bookshelf behind Masamune while he reads Dark Elf of Bursting Flame in episode 3.
    • Tin Writer appears over the shoulder of Kirito from Sword Art Online during the montage in Yamada Elf's speech in episode 8.
  • Circlet Girl
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be seen in Tomoe's Reccomendation Corner next to Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World in episodes 5 and 6
    • Agi Meizel can briefly seen, saying "I love seeing tall people grovel like that" during Tomoe's discussion about heroines with Masamune in episode 5.
  • Heavy Object
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be seen on the bookcase near Masamune when asking for Yamada Elf's autograph in episode 2.
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be seen on the wall bookcase in episode 5, when Masamune and Tomoe talk about heroines.
  • Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World
    • Volume 11 of the light novel can be seen in "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner" in episodes 5 and 6, between volume 1 of Toradora and Circlet Girl
  • Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
    • Ruri Gokou and her little sisters can be seen in a TV street interview in episode 8.
    • Throughout the last act of episode 11, there are various references and guest appearances as Masamune walks through Akihabara:
  • Shakugan no Shana
    • Volume 22 of the light novel can be partially seen in "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner" in episode 1, behind Volume 16 of The Devil is a Part Timer and Yamada Elf's light novel.
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be seen on a wall bookshelf behind Masamune while he reads Dark Elf of Bursting Flame in episode 3.
    • Shana can be briefly seen saying "Shut Up! Shut Up! Shut Up!" when Tomoe ask which type of heroine Masamune is looking for in episode 5.
  • Spice and Wolf
    • A poster for Spice And Wolf New Theory: Wolf and Parchment, can be seen near the Ascii Media Works exit in episode 2.
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be seen near "Tomoe's Recoomendation Corner", in the shelf above A Certain Magical Index Volume 1 in episode 2.
    • In episode 8, Holo can be seen in a montage holding her gold coins and saying "You mean me?" during Yamada Elf's speech on defeating Dengeki Bunko.
  • Sword Art Online
    • Volume 18 of Sword Art Online  can be seen behind Yamada Elf's novel and Volume 3 of The Silver Wolf's Reincarnation in "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner" in episode 1.
    • Eromanga Sensei holds a promo picture featuring Asuna and the other females from the movie Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale during her live stream in episode 1.
    • Volume 18 of Sword Art Online and volumes 1,2, 3 and 4 of Sword Art Online Progressive can be seen among the novels in "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner" in episode 2.
    • Volume 10 of Sword Art Online can be partial seen inside Ascii Media Works above one of the bookshelves in episode 2
    • Volume 17 of Sword Art Online can be seen in "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner" next to Dark Elf of Bursting Flame in episode 3 during Masamune's talk about Yamada Elf's novel.
    • Volume 1,2, and 3 of Sword Art Online can be seen on a wall bookshelf behind Masamune while he reads Dark Elf of Bursting Flame in episode 3.
    • Volume 19 of Sword Art Online can be can seen among the novels in "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner" in episodes 5 and 6. (though when a close up of the books are shown, it returns back to Volume 18 and then back to Volume 19 again when Megumi arrives)
    • A poster for Volume 18 can be seen near the register in episode 5 when Masamune and Tomoe are talking.
    • Kirito can been seen with Tin Writer from Accel World, holding his swords and calling out his sword skill, "Starburst Stream" in a montage during Yamada Elf's speech on defeating Dengeki Bunko in episode 8.
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be briefly seen on Masamune's desk on top of volume 1 of The Devil is a Part Timer in episode 11.
  • The Devil is a Part Timer
    • Volume 16 of the light novel can be partial seen in "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner" in episode 1, behind volume 6 of Yamada Elf's light novel.
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be briefly seen on Masamune's desk, underneath volume 1 of Sword Art Online
  • The Irregular in Magic High School
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be seen in the shelves across from "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner" in episode 2.
    • A poster for Volume 16 of the light novel can be seen inside Ascii Media Works in episode 2.
    • Volume 9 of the light novel can be partial seen in "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner" in episode 3, next to Senju Muramasa's light novel.
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be seen in the wall bookshelf behind Masamune and Tomoe in episode 6, (though it is heavily obscured)
    • Tatsuya Shiba can be seen laughing in a montage during Yamada Elf's speech in episode 8.
  • Toradora!
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be seen among the novels in "Tomoe's Recommendation Corner" in episode 2.
    • Volume 1 of the light novel can be seen on a wall bookshelf behind Masamune while he reads Dark Elf of Bursting Flame in episode 3.
    • Taiga Aisaka can be briefly seen saying " You Stupid Dog!" when Tomoe ask which type of heroine Masamune is looking for in episode 5.
  • Yotsuba&!
    • A cutout of Yotsuba Kowai and Cardbo can be seen at Ascii Media Works in the background near a pillar in episode 2.

Notes Edit

  • The name of the publisher is not specified in the Light Novels.