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I’m in Love with the Villainess Anime Receives Dub Same Day as Premiere

I'm in Love with the Villainess

Only a handful of anime get dubs released on the same day the anime comes out in Japan. It turns out I’m in Love with the Villainess is one of them! The series, which is known as Watashi no Oshi wa Akuyaku Reijō in Japan, has premiered in both Japanese and English. Crunchyroll is streaming it.

Looking toward the dub cast, Hannah Alyea plays Rae, Lindsay Sheppard plays Claire, Marisa Duran plays Misha, Corey Wilder plays Rod, Oscar Seung plays Thane, Ciarán Strange plays Yu, Abigail Blythe plays Pepi, Erin Lundquist plays Loretta, Bruce DuBose plays Torrid, and Kara Edwards plays Lene.

C.J. Critt, Monica Flatley, Dio Garner, Jacob Wilson, Christopher Wehkamp, Patrick Mealey, Chase Kloza, Katie Wetch, Brandi Price and Stephanie Sakovich are also listed as sharing their voice talents.

The dub is being directed by Emily Fajardo, with the ADR scripts being written by Leah Clark. The task of producing goes to Zach Bolton, and the ADR mixer is Andrew Tipps.

Meanwhile, here is the Japanese cast: Yū Serizawa plays Rae Taylor, Karin Nanami plays Claire Francois, Aimi plays Misha Jur, Ikumi Hasegawa plays Lene Aurousseau, Sara Matsumoto plays Loretta Kugret, Minami Kurisaka plays Pipi Barlier, KENN plays Rod Bauer, Daisuke Namikawa plays Thane Bauer, and Yōko Hikasa plays Yū Bauer.

The anime is based on a light novel series by Inori, and is published in America by Seven Seas Entertainment. Seven Seas gave this description for it:

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?!

Source: ANN

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