I’m in Love With the Villainess anime announced on Sunday that voice actress Nana Mizuki is joining the series as Manaria Sousse. Additionally, the voice actress’ comments about the anime and her role have also been released. Mizuki expressed how great the chemistry between Rei and Claire is and said that she enjoyed the interactions between her character and Rei. She hopes that the audience will also look forward to the clash between the two. The anime is set to premiere on October 2.
Studio Platinum Vision is animating the anime with Hideaki Oba as the director. Ayumu Hisao is writing the script while Yoko Sato is doing the character designs. Hajime Takakuwa is the sound director. Both opening and ending theme songs performed by the main characters Rae Taylor and Claire François can be heard in the trailer. The series previously unveiled a main trailer that features the already-announced cast which includes the following:
- Aimi as Misha Jur
- Ikumi Hasegawa as Lene
- Sara Matsumoto as Loretta Kugret
- Minami Kurisaki as Pepi Barlier
- Kenn as Rod Bauer
- Daisuke Namikawa as Thane Bauer
- Yoko Hikasa as Yu Bauer
I’m in Love With the Villainess anime adaptation is based on the light novel series written by Inori and illustrated by Hanagata. It was originally published on Shosetsuka ni Naro in January 2018. Ichijinsha acquired it at a later date and has published a total of five volumes. A manga adaptation by Anoshimo launched in June 2020 and it currently has 6 volumes in circulation.
Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the light novel in English and they describe the plot as:
Ordinary office worker Ohashi 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 ladylove react to this new courtship?!