Satoru Yamaguchi and Nami Hidaka’s My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! light novel series is coming to TV in an April 2020 anime adaptation, and the first promo is here to get everyone ready. The trailer also reveals Maaya Uchida as lead character Katarina Claes, so check it out below and read on for more on the staff behind it.
Keisuke Inoue (Ao-chan Can’t Study!) is directing the adaptation, with Megumi Shimizu (Butlers x Battlers) overseeing scripts and Miwa Oshima (Ao-chan Can’t Study!) adapting the character designs at anime studio SILVER LINK.
The series is being released in English via J-Novel Club. Here’s their synopsis:
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!