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Yen Press releasing novels, manga about player reincarnated as rival to otome game heroine
Writer Sarasa Nagase announecd on their Twitter account on Friday that their I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss (Akuyaku Reijō Nanode Last Boss o Katte Mimashita) light novels are inspiring an anime adaptation. They did not reveal any further details about the project.
When her engagement to the prince ends unceremoniously, details of the young noblewoman Aileen’s past life come rushing back and help her realize she’s living inside the world of one of her favorite otome games—as the heroine’s greatest rival! However, her memory has more plot holes than bad fan fiction…and the only certainty is that if she doesn’t do something quick, her death is all but assured. The hero/main-love-interest can’t be relied on, so why not see what the last boss has to say?
The novel series debuted on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let’s Become Novelists) website in 2017. Kadokawa published the first print volume with illustrations by Mai Murasaki in September 2017. The ninth volume shipped in Japan on Friday. Anko Yuzu launched the manga adaptation in Kadokawa‘s Comp Ace in June 2018. The third and final compiled book volume shipped in Japan in December 2019. Yen Press will release the first novel volume on October 12, and the first manga volume on October 26.
Source: Sarasa Nagase‘s Twitter account