Muse Malaysia Streams My Next Life as a Villainess, SAO: Alicization Part 2 Anime

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Also: Muse Malaysia streams Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 anime

Southeast Asian anime distribution company Muse Asia's Muse Malaysia Facebook page announced on Saturday and Sunday that it will stream the My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Part 2, and Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 anime.

The anime 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 novels will premiere in Japan on April 4 at 25:30 (effectively, April 5 at 1:30 a.m.) on the Tokyo MX and BS11 channels. The show will have 12 episodes.

J-Novel Club is digitally publishing the novels in English, 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!

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. The duo angela are performing the opening theme song "Shōjo no Route wa Hitotsu Janai!" (There Isn't Just One Route for a Girl!). Shōta Aoi is performing the ending theme song "Bad End."

Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Part 2, the second cours (quarter year) of Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld, the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime's second half, will premiere in Japan on April 25 at 24:00 (effectively, April 26 at midnight) on the Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 channels and on the Abema TV service.

Sword Art Online: Alicization premiered in Japan in October 2018. The series is adapting the entire "Alicization Arc" of Reki Kawahara's original novels and will air for four cours, or four quarters of a year. Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld, the second half of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime, premiered in Japan last October. In October, the website had listed the anime with 23 episodes, with a three-month gap between the first four home video volumes and the last four home video volumes.

Manabu Ono (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Saki, The Asterisk War) is directing the Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld anime at A-1 Pictures. Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale animation directors Gou Suzuki and Tomoya Nishiguchi are joining Shingo Adachi for the character designs. Yuki Kajiura is returning to compose the music. ReoNa's performs the new opening theme song "Anima." Eir Aoi will perform the ending theme song "I will…"

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2, the second season of the television anime of Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen) manga, will premiere on April 11 at 11:30 p.m. on the Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11 channels, as well as on the Abema TV service.

New cast members in the new season include Miyu Tomita as Miko Iino and Rina Hidaka as Kobachi Osaragi.

The new season will include returning staff members, such as director Mamoru Hatakeyama, script supervisor Yasuhiro Nakanishi, character designer Yūko Yahiro, composer Kei Haneoka, and studio A-1 Pictures. Returning cast includes Aoi Koga as Kaguya Shinomiya, Makoto Furukawa as Miyūki Shirogane, Konomi Kohara as Chika Fujiwara, and Ryōta Suzuki as Yū Ishigami.

The first television anime premiered in January 2019 and aired for 12 episodes.

Source: Muse Malaysia's Facebook page (link 2, link 3)

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