My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Anime's Promo Video Reveals Staff, Cast, April 2020 Premiere
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The official website for the anime adaptation of Satoru Yamaguchi and Nami Hidaka's My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shiteshimatta...) light novel series began streaming the show's first promotional video on Sunday. The video reveals the show's main voice actress, staff, and April 2020 premiere.
The site also revealed a visual for the series.
Maaya Uchida will star in the series as Katarina Claes. Keisuke Inoue (Ao-chan Can't Study!) is directing the series at Silver Link. Megumi Shimizu (Butlers x Battlers, Snow White with the Red Hair) is overseeing the series scripts, and Miwa Oshima (Ao-chan Can't Study, Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) is adapting Nami Hidaka's character designs for animation.
J-Novel Club is digitally publishing the novels, and it describes the story:
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!
Yamaguchi began the original novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō! website in July 2014, and Ichijinsha began publishing the novels with illustrations by Nami Hidaka in August 2015. Hidaka also provides the art for the ongoing manga, which began in Ichijinsha's Comic Zero Sum magazine in August 2017.
Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English.