Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it is streaming an English dub of the anime television adaptation of Inori’s I’m in Love with the. The light novel series Villainess (Watashi no Oshi wa Akuyaku Reijō) will air on Mondays at 12:00 noon. EDT, same day of launch in Japan.
Other voices include CJ Critt, Monica Flatley, Christopher Wehkamp, Patrick Mealey, Dio Garner, Chase Kloza, Brandi Price, Jacob Wilson, Katie Wetch and Stephanie Sakovich.
Emily Fajardo will direct the English dub, with Zach Bolton producing. Leah Clark is writing the English script. Andrew Tipps is the ADR coordinator and August Cline is the engineer.
The series premiered on Tokyo MX on October 2. The anime is also streamed on d Anime Store and ABEMA.
The film stars Yū Serizawa as Rae Taylor and Karin Nanami as Claire Francois.
The cast also includes:
Hideaki Oba (Love of Kill) is directing the anime at Platinum Vision. Ayumu Hisao (Love of Kill, Devils’Line) both wrote and supervised the series. Youko Satou (7SEEDS, Saiyuki Reload Blast) is adapting the character designs of AONOSHIMO and Hanagata into animation. Hajime Takakuwa is the sound director, and Noriyuki Asakura and Usagi to Uma are composing the music.
Main cast members Yū Serizawa (Rae) and Karin Nanami (Claire) perform both the opening theme song “Raise Y/Our Hands!!” and the ending theme song “OC ~Optimum Combine~ .”
Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the light novel in English and describes the story:
Ordinary office worker Oohashi Rei wakes up in the body of the main character of her favorite otome game, Revolution. She was delighted when the first person to greet her was also her favorite character, Claire Francois – the main antagonist of the story! Now, Rei is determined to date Claire instead of the game’s male protagonist. But how will her villainous lover react to this new courtship?
Inori launched the series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in January 2018. GL Bunko began publishing the story digitally with the first volume in February 2019, and published the fifth and final volume in August 2021. Hanagata illustrated the novel.
AONOSHIMO launched a manga adaptation of the novel series in Ichijinsha’s Comic Yuri Hime magazine in June 2020. Seven Seas Entertainment is also publishing the manga in English.
Inori launched a spin-off story titled Heimin no Kuse ni Namaikina! on Shōsetsuka ni Narō in May 2021 and ended in October 2021. GL Bunko released the story as a digital novel in February 2022. Seven Seas Entertainment also released a spinoff novel titled I’m in Love with the Villainess Spin-Off: She’s so bold for a commoner.
Source: Crunchyroll (Liam Dempsey)