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Villainess Level 99 Anime Unveils 2nd Video, More Cast & Staff, Songs, January 9 Debut

Kadokawa posted the second English-subtitled promotional video and a new visual for the television anime of author Satori Tanabata and illustrator Tea‘s () light novel series on Wednesday. The video announces the anime’s theme songs and previews the opening theme song. The staff also announced more cast and staff members and the anime’s January 9 premiere.


Mayu Maeshima performs the opening theme song “LOVE or HATE?” The characters Eleonora Hillrose and Yumiella Dolkness (as voiced by Rina Hidaka and Fairouz Ai, respectively) perform the ending theme song “Suki ga Rebechi” (Love on a Different Level).

In addition to performing the ending theme song, Hidaka is joining the cast as the same Eleonora Hillrose character (who is seen and heard towards the end of the video above).

The newly announced staff members include:

  • Prop Design: Shiori Shirazaki
  • Art Director: Kazuhiro Arai
  • Color Key Artist: Hitomi Fujii
  • Editing: Emi Onodera
  • Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
  • Sound Effects: Toshiya Wada (Swara Pro)

The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX channel on January 9 at 24: 30 (effectively, January 10 at 12: 30 a.m. JST or January 9 at 10: 30 a.m. EST). It will also run on MBS, BS11, and AT-X.

Image courtesy of Kadokawa

The anime stars:

  • Fairouz Ai as Yumiella Dolkness
  • Yūma Uchida as Patrick Ashbatten
  • Azumi Waki as Alicia Ehnleit
  • Taku Yashiro as Edwin Valschein
  • Haruki Ishiya as William Ares
  • Kōhei Amasaki as Oswald Grimsarde

Minoru Yamaoka (, , ) is directing the anime at Jumondo. Fumihiko Shimo (, , ) is overseeing the series scripts, Hitomi Kaiho (key animator for , ) and Lo Ho Kim (chief animation director for ) are designing the characters for animation, and Kana Utatane (, ) is composing the music.

J-Novel Club is releasing the novels in English, and it describes the story:

Yumiella Dolkness is your run-of-the-mill villainess in an otome RPG—except for the fact that she’s also secretly the overpowered hidden boss. But Yumiella wasn’t always Yumiella, you see. In her past life, she was nothing more than an introverted college student and devout gamer. So when she realizes that she’s been reincarnated as a hidden boss, she’s determined to steer clear of the protagonists and avoid her demise at their hands. All she wants is a nice, quiet life. Too bad when her gamer instincts kick in, Yumiella can’t just ignore her awesome stats… A girl’s gotta grind!

So, with plenty of time on her hands before starting life at the academy, she gets a little carried away and maxes out her level at 99. And when everyone else finds out, they get the wrong idea about her power—now they think she’s the Demon Lord! Is this OP villainess strong enough to win back the peaceful life she always wanted?!

The novel series’ sixth volume will ship on January 10. Nokomi launched a manga adaptation in 2020, and it currently has three volumes.

Source: Press release

Disclosure: Kadokawa World Entertainment (KWE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation, is the majority owner of Anime News Network, LLC. One or more of the companies mentioned in this article are part of the Kadokawa Group of Companies.



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