The official website for the television anime adaptation of Inori’s “I’m in Love with the Villainess” (Watashi no Oshi wa Akuyaku Reijō) light novel series has started streaming the main promotional video on Tuesday. The trailer provides a glimpse of the opening theme song “Raise Y/Our Hands!!” and the ending theme song “O.C. ～Optimum Combination～,” both performed by the main cast members, Yū Serizawa (Rae) and Karin Nanami (Claire).
Both theme songs will be included in a single set to launch on November 15.
The series is scheduled to premiere on Tokyo MX at 12:30 a.m. JST on October 2 (effectively October 3) before being broadcasted on other networks. Additionally, the anime will be available for streaming on d Anime Store and ABEMA. An advanced screening of the first three episodes is scheduled for September 24 at Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas.
The series stars Yū Serizawa as Rae Taylor and Karin Nanami as Claire Francois.
The cast also includes:
- Sara Matsumoto as Loretta Kugret
- Ikumi Hasegawa as Lene Aurousseau
- Aimi as Misha Jur
- Minami Kurisaka as Pipi Barlier
- Yōko Hikasa as Yū Bauer
- Daisuke Namikawa as Thane Bauer
- KENN as Rod Bauer
Hideaki Oba, known for his work on “Love of Kill,” directs the upcoming anime adaptation under Platinum Vision’s helm. Ayumu Hisao, a versatile talent involved in “Love of Kill” and “Devils’ Line,” takes on the role of both writer and series script overseer. Youko Satou, recognized for contributions to “7SEEDS” and “Saiyuki Reload Blast,” skillfully transforms AONOSHIMO and Hanagata’s character designs into animated form. Handling sound direction is Hajime Takakuwa, while Noriyuki Asakura and Usagi to Uma collaborate to compose the captivating music for the series.
Seven Seas Entertainment, renowned for their dedication to bringing captivating stories to English-speaking audiences, is set to release the light novels. The plot unfolds as ordinary office worker Oohashi Rei unexpectedly awakens in the protagonist’s body within her beloved otome game, Revolution.
Much to her delight, her first encounter is with none other than Claire Francois, the story’s central antagonist and Rei’s personal favorite character. With determination burning in her heart, Rei sets out to court Claire, deviating from the game’s traditional male leads. The question remains: how will the once-villainous lady react to this unexpected courtship?
Inori commenced this captivating narrative on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website back in January 2018, and it found its way to readers through digital volumes published by GL Bunko, starting in February 2019, concluding with the fifth volume in August 2021, all adorned with Hanagata’s evocative illustrations.
The tale’s charm extends further with AONOSHIMO’s manga adaptation, which debuted in Ichijinsha’s Comic Yuri Hime magazine in June 2020. English-speaking fans can also enjoy this adaptation courtesy of Seven Seas Entertainment.
In a delightful spinoff, Inori introduced “Heimin no Kuse ni Namaikina!” on Shōsetsuka ni Narō in May 2021, wrapping it up in October 2021. GL Bunko swiftly converted this into a digital novel volume in February 2022. Seven Seas Entertainment ensures fans won’t miss a beat by releasing the novel spinoff under the title “I’m in Love with the Villainess Spin-Off: She’s so Cheeky for a Commoner.”