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Rekishi ni Nokoru Akujo ni Naru zo Gets Villainous with English-Subbed Trailer

The anime Rekishi ni Nokoru Akujo ni Naru zo (translated as I’ll Become a Villainess That Will Go Down in History) will arrive in October, and ahead of that an English-subtitled trailer has dropped.

The anime is being made at MAHO FILM, with Yuji Yanase of By the Grace of the Gods helming the project as director. The person writing the scripts is Sawako Hirabayashi, whose credits include Wolf Girl & Black Prince. The music is composed by Moe Hyūga, who is known for working on The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten. Credit for main character designa go to Yūko Watabe of Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp as well as Eri Kojima of I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss.

Looking toward the cast, Kanna Nakamura has been cast as Alicia Williams, and Kaito Ishikawa has been cast as Duke Seeker. You can check out both characters in this visual.

The anime gave this description for itself:

I, who hated the “good girl” comments that heroines tend to make, was reincarnated as Alicia, the villainess in my favorite otome game. Now that my wish has come true and I’ve been reincarnated, I’m going to become the most evil villainess in the world and leave my mark on history! To do so, I must be strong and smart! ——That’s just how I tried to be, but the harder I work as a villainess, the more I receive unexpected reactions from those around me…

Will Alicia be able to become a villainess who will go down in history!?

The franchise started out as a light novel series by Izumi Оkido. It has been quite popular, with more than 850,000 copies out in circulation, counting both physical and digital copies. It has not been licensed in English, though.

Source: ANN, Crunchyroll


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