My Next Life as a Villainess anime continues with season 2 announced

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The finale of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! announced a second season is coming in 2021.

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! is based on Satoru Yamaguchi and Nami Hidaka’s light novels of the same name. The anime’s first season recently premiered the final episode of the 12-episode season.

With fans wondering if a second season might be coming, the final episode ended on an announcement of the second season! Slated for 2021, Hidaka drew a colorful graphic to go along with the news.

My Next Life as a Villainess Season 2 Synopsis

Crunchyroll’s synopsis for the first season describes the anime as the following:

Wealthy heiress Catarina Claes is hit in the head with a rock and recovers the memories of her past life. It turns out the world she lives in is the world of the game Fortune Lover, an otome game she was obsessed with in her past life… but she’s been cast as the villain character who tries to foil the protagonist’s romances! The best ending the game has for Catarina is exile, and the worst, death! She’ll have to find a way to avoid triggering the flags of doom, and make her own happy future! The misunderstanding-based screwball love comedy now begins!

Season 1 began airing in April

The first season of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! began airing on April 4, 2020. Crunchyroll also began streaming the anime as it was airing in Japan. The English dub premiered in May and new dubbed episodes are airing every Saturday via Crunchyroll. The dub cast was able to record remotely due to COVID-19.

Light novels and manga behind the anime

J-Novel Club is digitally publishing the original light novels by Hidaka and Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi started the series by posting it on Shōsetsuka ni Narō in 2014 before a publishing company picked it up.

In August 2015, Ichijinsha, a Japanese publishing company that focuses on manga-related publications, started publishing the novels with Nami Hidaka’s illustrations. Since then, Hidaka has been providing art for the manga that is currently ongoing.

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