English Title: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Japanese Title: 乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった… — “Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shite shimatta…” — “Bakarina”
Author: Satoru Yamaguchi — 山口 悟
Illustrator: Nami Hidaka — ひだかなみ
Translator: Shirley Yeung
Genre: Comedy, Video Game Isekai, Romance, Otome
Original Run: August 2015 – ongoing
English Run: November 2018 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Ichijinsha Bunko Iris (Ichijinsha)
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 9 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 9 (In Progress)
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
- English Website — Japanese Website
- MAL Entry — Forum — Anime-Planet
- Baka Updates — LNDB.info — Novel Updates
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!
Reviews of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
- English Light Novels: Vol 1 — Vol 2 — Vol 3
- Justus R. Stone: Vol 1 — Vol 2
- Manga Bookshelf: Vol 1 — Vol 2 — Vol 3 — Vol 4 — Vol 5 — Vol 6 — Vol 7 — Vol 8
- HeavensDoorKnob: Vol 1
- ANN (Rebecca Silverman: Vols 1-3 — Vol 4 — Vol 5
Season One MAL Entry — 12 episodes. Aired April 2020 to June 2020. Covered volumes 1 to 2 of the light novel series.
Season Two – Announced at the end of Season One.
If you liked My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, you might also want to try…
- Obsessions of an Otome Gamer — isekai, otome game, romance, drama, heroine tries to avoid game route
- Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! — isekai, clueless heroine, comedy
- Tearmoon Empire — comedy, romance, MC trying to avoid a “bad end”
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