The official website of the TV anime adaptation of Satoru Yamaguchi and Nami Hidaka’s Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta… (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) light novel series has announced that the series will premiere in April 2020. In addition, a new visual, promotional video, cast and staff were also revealed.
The anime, shortened to HameHura, will begins its broadcast from April next year, during the Spring 2020 anime season.
Here is the first promotional video for the upcoming series:
The first member of the anime’s cast has been revealed where Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) will lead as Katarina Claes.
The leading members of the production staff were also revealed and includes:
- Director: Keisuke Inoue (Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai)
- Series Composer: Megumi Shimizu (Soul Eater and Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter Scriptwriter)
- Anime Character Designer: Miwa Oshima (GJ Club, Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san)
- Animation Studio: Silver Link (Non Non Biyori, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya)
Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta… (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) is a romantic, comedy, fantasy light novel series written by Satoru Yamaguchi with illustrations by Nami Hidaka. The series began as an online novel in 2014, published on Shousetsuka ni Narou. Japanese publisher Ichijinsha started publishing the series as a light novel in 2015 under their Bunko Iris imprint. To date a total of 8 volumes have been published. A manga adaptation began in the following year under Ichijinsha’s Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine, with a total of 3 published volumes. The manga is also drawn by Hidaka.
Here is the MAL synopsis:
Eight-year-old Katarina Claes is the only daughter of a duke, living her life peacefully and without incident until she hits her head on a rock… and then remembers that she is not actually the duke’s daughter. She used to be an otaku who died on her way to school after spending the entire previous night playing Fortune Lover, her favorite otome game. After noticing that her current surroundings seem oddly familiar, she is shocked to discover that she has been reincarnated into the world of Fortune Lover as the villainess.
The villainess in the game usually winds up dead or exiled, so Katarina decides to use her knowledge of the game and its routes to avoid any bad situations. But is it even possible for the villainess to reach a good ending?
The upcoming TV anime adaptation of HameHura will premiere in April 2020 during the Spring 2020 anime season.