Main staff, key visual, teaser trailer and more revealed for upcoming light novel adaptation
Get ready to root for the bad girl, because a new key visual, a new teaser trailer, the main staff, and more have been revealed for My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (known in Japan as Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shiteshimatta...), an upcoming TV anime based on the romantic comedy light novel series written by Satoru Yamaguchi and illustrated by Nami Hidaka about a young woman who realizes she's reincarnated at the mean-spirited antagonist in an otome romance video game.
The main staff for the series includes:
- Original work: Satoru Yamaguchi (published by Ichijinsha under their Ichijinsha Bunko Iris label)
- Original character draft: Nami Hidaka
- Director: Keisuke Inoue
- Series composition: Megumi Shimizu
- Character design: Miwa Oshima
- Animation production: SILVER LINK.
Additionally, voice actress Maaya Uchida plays Katarina Claes, the titular villainess / heroine.
J-Novel Club publishes English language versions of the My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! novels, and they describe the story of the series as follows:
After hitting her head particularly hard one day, Duke Claes' daughter, Katarina, suddenly recalls all the memories of her past life: that of a teenage Japanese girl. Just before her untimely death, this girl recalls playing an otome game... that is exactly like the world she's living in now! She is now Katarina Claes, the antagonist of the otome game, who nastily hounded the protagonist until the end. Knowing all the possible outcomes of the game, she realizes that every single possible route ends with Katarina being murdered or exiled! In order to avoid these Catastrophic Bad Ends, she has to use her knowledge of the game and her own wiles, starting with breaking off this engagement with the prince... Will Katarina survive while making her way through this world, where bad flags trip at every turn? Find out in this reverse-harem rom-com, led by everybody's favorite villainess!
My Next as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! will begin broadcasting in Japan in April of 2020.
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