We learned in March 2023 that the Villainess Level 99: I May Be The Hidden Boss But I’m Not the Demon Lord light novel series is getting a TV anime adaptation. No staff, cast, or other plans were revealed at that initial announcement. Now, the show has been set for the winter 2024 period and we’ve got the staff and cast for it as well as the first promo and a new group key visual below.
The series has Minoru Yamaoka directing it from the scripts overseen by Fumihiko Shimo. Hitomi Kaiho and Lo Ho Kim are handling the character designs while studio Jumondo is on board for the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Fairouz Ai as Yumiella Dolkness
- Yūma Uchida as Patrick Ashbatten
- Azumi Waki as Alicia Ehnleit
- Taku Yashiro as Edwin Valschein
- Haruki Ishiya as William Ares
- Kōhei Amasaki as Oswald Grimsarde
The light novel series comes from Satori Tanabata with artwork by Tea which is being released in English by J-Novel club.
Plot Concept: Yumiella Dolkness is your run-of-the-mill villainess in an otome RPG—except for the fact that she’s also secretly the overpowered hidden boss. But Yumiella wasn’t always Yumiella, you see. In her past life, she was nothing more than an introverted college student and devout gamer. So when she realizes that she’s been reincarnated as a hidden boss, she’s determined to steer clear of the protagonists and avoid her demise at their hands. All she wants is a nice, quiet life. Too bad when her gamer instincts kick in, Yumiella can’t just ignore her awesome stats… A girl’s gotta grind! So, with plenty of time on her hands before starting life at the academy, she gets a little carried away and maxes out her level at 99. And when everyone else finds out, they get the wrong idea about her power—now they think she’s the Demon Lord! Is this OP villainess strong enough to win back the peaceful life she always wanted?!
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