The previously announced Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss but I’m Not the Demon Lord anime revealed its visual and first trailer on Saturday, as well as the main cast and staff information and January 2024 release date. Studio Jumondo is animating the series.
Minoru Yamaoka is directing the anime with Fumihiko Shimo writing the scripts. Hitomi Kaiho and Lo Ho Kim are in charge of the character designs and Kana Utatane is composing the music. The main cast consists of:
- Fairouz Ai as Yumiella Dolkness
- Yuma Uchida as Patrick Ashbatten
- Azumi Waki as Alicia Ehnleit
- Taku Yashiro as Edwin Valschein
- Haruki Ishiya as William Ares
- Kohei Amasaki as Oswald Grimsarde
Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss but I’m Not the Demon Lord anime is based on the light novel series written by Satori Tanabata. It initially launched on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in June 2018. Kadokawa acquired the series and published it in print with illustrations by Tea in May 2019. A manga adaptation with art by Nokomi is currently ongoing.
J-Novel Club is currently licensing the light novel title in English and they describe it as follows:
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?!
Source: Official Twitter and Website
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