The official website for the television anime of Satoru Yamaguchi and Nami Hidaka‘s My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shiteshimatta…) light novels began streaming a new promotional video for the anime’s second season on Friday. The video reveals a new cast member and the anime’s July 2 premiere date. The video also previews the anime’s opening theme song “Andante ni Koi o Shite!” (Fall in Love at Andante!) by the unit angela.
Kousuke Toriumi joins the cast as Rufus Brode, a butler under the service of the Burke household, and personal attendant to Selena Burke.
Other new cast members include:
Takehito Koyasu as Geoffrey Stuart, the kingdom’s first prince in line of succession
Sumire Uesaka as Susanna Randall, the heiress of House Randall, betrothed to Geoffrey
Yusuke Shirai as Ian Stuart, the kingdom’s second prince
Yui Ogura as Selena Burke, the heiress of House Burke, betrothed to Ian
The second season features a largely returning staff, with the exception of Susumu Matsunaga as the new prop designer, new 3D director Yuki Kuribayashi, and Nichion as the new credit for music production. Junko Nakajima, Sayaka Aoki, and Kanade Sakuma also join the first season’s composers.
Music duo angela returns to perform the opening theme song “Andante ni Koi o Shite!” (Fall in Love at Andante!), while Shouta Aoi also returns to perform the ending theme song “give me ♡ me.”
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!
Keisuke Inoue (Ao-chan Can’t Study!) directed the first season at SILVER LINK. Megumi Shimizu (Butlers x Battlers, Snow White with the Red Hair) oversaw the series scripts, and Miwa Oshima (Ao-chan Can’t Study!, Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts) adapted Nami Hidaka‘s character designs for animation.
Yamaguchi began the original novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō! website in July 2014, and Ichijinsha began publishing the novels with illustrations by Nami Hidaka in August 2015. Hidaka also provides the art for the ongoing manga, which began in Ichijinsha‘s Comic Zero Sum magazine in August 2017.