In parallel with the revelation of information about its second season, it was reported that the literary franchise based on the light novels written by Satoru Yamaguchi and illustrated by Nami Hidaka, Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Or also Hamefura) have exceeded four million accumulated copies in circulation.
Yamaguchi began publishing the novels through the independent service Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2014 and they are still in publication. It subsequently began its publication on paper through the Ichijinsha Bunko Iris imprint of the Ichijinsha publisher in August 2015. The publisher published the ninth volume in Japan in April 2020.
In addition to several manga adaptations, the play also inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by SILVER LINK Studios, directed by Keisuke Inoue and scripts written by Megumi Shimizu, released in April 2020. A second season will premiere in July 2021.
Synopsis of Hamefura
After hitting her head particularly hard one day, Duke Claes' daughter, Katarina, recovers all the memories of her past life - that of a Japanese teenager. Just before her untimely death, this girl remembers playing an otome game ... and it is exactly like the world she is living in now! She is now Katarina Claes, the antagonist of the otome game, who harassed the protagonist until the end. Knowing all the possible outcomes of the game, she realizes that all possible routes end with Katarina's murder or exile. To avoid these catastrophic endings, she has to use her knowledge of her game and hers of her own wiles, starting with breaking off this engagement with the prince.
Source: Yahoo! News Japan
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