A new anime adaptation is on the way in 2023 that uses a very familiar word these days with I’m in Love with the Villainess. Announced in December 2022, the series had some solid baseline information but has seen some welcome additions. With the show previously set for an October 2023 debut, Crunchyroll previously announced its pickup of the show for streaming. They’re bringing it out this fall with it being available to members worldwide excluding Asia.
The show saw an October 2nd, 2023 premiere and now the official site is bringing out the first preview of the eleventh episode due out on December 10th, 2023.
The anime adaptation has Hideaki Oba directing it with Ayumu Hisao overseeing and writing the scripts. Youko Satou is handling the character designs with Platinum Vision working on the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yū Serizawa as Rae Taylor, Karin Nanami as Claire Francois, Aimi as Misha Jur, Ikumi Hasegawa as Lene Aurousseau, Sara Matsumoto as Loretta Kugret, Minami Kurisaka as Pipi Barlier, and Nana Mizuki as Manaria Sousse.
The English dub is directed by Emily Fajardo from the scripts by Leah Clark. The English cast includes Hannah Alyea as Rae, Lindsay Sheppard as Claire, Marisa Duran as Misha, Corey Wilder as Rod, Oscar Seung as Thane, Ciarán Strange as Yu, Abigail Blythe as Pepi, Erin Nicole Lundquist as Loretta, Bruce DuBose as Torrid, and Kara Edwards as Lene.
The yuri light novel series from Inori began in 2018 and has five volumes out so far with Seven Seas Entertainment releasing them in English. A manga adaptation from AONOSHIMO is also being produced and released in English by the same.
Plot Concept: Ordinary office worker Oohashi Rei wakes up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite otome game, Revolution. To her delight, the first person to greet her is also her favorite character, Claire Francois–the main antagonist of the story! Now, Rei is determined to romance Claire instead of the game’s male leads. But how will her villainous lady love react to this new courtship?!
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