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“My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!” Anime Gets First Trailer, Visual, Staff, & Cast

Earlier today, the official My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! anime website updated with a key visual and trailer, as well as the first cast and crew members attached to the project. We break the details down below.


The 50-second promo sees lead character Katarina Claes as she arrives at a grand academy. Maaya Uchida, who plays the character, narrates.

Key Visual

The image features a panicked Katarina, as she rushes thorugh images of various possible “bad ends.”

My Next Life as a Villainess Anime Visual


Keisuke Inoue (Ao-chan Can’t Study!) is directing the project at Silver Link, with Miwa Oshima (The Story of Saiunkoku, Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts) providing character designs. Megumi Shimizu (Butlers x Battlers) is in charge of series composition.


The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Katarina Claes: Maaya Uchida

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! airs in April 2020.

J-Novel Club holds the rights to the My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! manga, which they describe as:

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!

Source: Comic Natalie

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