I'm in Love with the Villainess TV Anime Gets Same-Day English Dub
Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it is streaming an English dub for the television anime adaptation of Inori's I'm in Love with the Villainess (Watashi no Oshi wa Akuyaku Reijō) light novel series on Monday at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the same day as it debuts in Japan.
- Hannah Alyea as Rae
- Lindsay Sheppard as Claire
- Marisa Duran as Misha
- Corey Wilder as Rod
- Oscar Seung as Thane
- Ciarán Strange as Yu
- Abigail Blythe as Pepi
- Erin Nicole Lundquist (Erin Lundquist) as Loretta
- Bruce DuBose as Torrid
- Kara Edwards as Lene
Additional voices include C.J. Critt, Monica Flatley, Christopher Wehkamp, Patrick Mealey, Dio Garner, Chase Kloza, Brandi Price, Jacob Wilson, Katie Wetch, and Stephanie Sakovich.
Emily Fajardo is directing the English dub., Zach Bolton is producing. Leah Clark is writing the English script. Andrew Tipps is the ADR mixer, and August Cline is the engineer.
The series premiered on Tokyo MX on October 2. The anime is also streaming on d Anime Store and ABEMA.
The series stars Yū Serizawa as Rae Taylor and Karin Nanami as Claire Francois.
The cast also includes:
- Aimi as Misha Jur
- Ikumi Hasegawa as Lene Aurousseau
- Sara Matsumoto as Loretta Kugret
- Minami Kurisaka as Pipi Barlier
- KENN as Rod Bauer
- Daisuke Namikawa as Thane Bauer
- Yōko Hikasa as Yū Bauer
Hideaki Oba (Love of Kill) is directing the anime at Platinum Vision. Ayumu Hisao (Love of Kill, Devils' Line) is both writing and overseeing the series scripts. Youko Satou (7SEEDS, Saiyuki Reload Blast) is adapting AONOSHIMO and Hanagata's character designs for 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 ending theme song "O.C. ~Optimum Combination~."
Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the light novels in English, and it describes the story:
Ordinary office worker Oohashi Rei wakes up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite otome game, Revolution. To her delight, the first person to greet her is also her favorite character, Claire Francois–the main antagonist of the story! Now, Rei is determined to romance Claire instead of the game's male leads. But how will her villainous lady love react to this new courtship?!
Inori launched the series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in January 2018. GL Bunko began publishing the story in digital volumes with the first volume in February 2019, and it published the fifth and final volume in August 2021. Hanagata draws the illustrations for the novels.
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 spinoff story titled Heimin no Kuse ni Namaikina! on Shōsetsuka ni Narō in May 2021, and ended it in October 2021. GL Bunko released the story in a digital novel volume in February 2022. Seven Seas Entertainment also released the novel spinoff with the title I'm in Love with the Villainess Spin-Off: She's so Cheeky for a Commoner.
Source: Crunchyroll (Liam Dempsey)