Seven Seas Entertainment is excited to announce, through its Airship light novel imprint, the license acquisition of the light novel series It’s a Little Hard to be a Villainess of an Otome Game in Modern Society (現代社会で乙女ゲームの悪役令嬢をするのはちょっと大変) by Tofuro Futsukaichi and KEI. A woman is reincarnated as the villainess in a retro otome game…where she has to navigate the incoming Great Recession of 2008!
When an exhausted career woman is reincarnated as Keikain Runa, the villainess of an otome game born in the 1990s, she’s determined to win at any cost. She may lose the love interest’s heart, but she refuses to be ruined. Armed with the foreknowledge of the economic crash looming on Japan’s horizon, Runa must revitalize her father’s company and secure her freedom for herself and her new family.
There are currently 3 volumes available in Japan. While the author is new, the artist KEI had done illustrations for a number of light novels including If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord and the recently announced Dahlia In Bloom.
Seven Seas will publish the series It’s a Little Hard to be a Villainess of an Otome Game in Modern Society (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1 will be released in April 2022 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas’ Airship imprint.