On August 18, 2022, the official website for the TV anime adaptation of Sarasa Nagase’s fantasy romance light novel series I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss (Akuyaku Reijo Nanode Last Boss o Katte Mimashita) revealed more cast and the opening theme song “Kyokan Sarenakute mo Ii Janai”, which will be performed by Rie Takahashi, who plays the main character Aileen.
Rie Takahashi is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with the talent management firm 81 Produce. She played Futaba, the leading role in the anime Seiyu’s Life!, where she became a part of the musical band Earphones.
Rie is also known for her roles as Emilia in Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World, Tagaki-san in Teasing Master Takagi-san, Mash Kyrielight in Fate/Grand Order, Mirai Asahina/Cure Miracle in Witchy PreCure!, Dan Kouzo in Bakugan: Battle Planet and Hu Tao in Genshin Impact. Rie also performed theme songs for the series.
The anime is set to premiere in October on Tokyo MX, MBS, BS-TBS and WOWOW in Japan. You can watch the latest trailer for the upcoming anime on Crunchyroll’s official YouTube channel here:
Who are the newly-announced cast members?
Yuma Uchida will play Isaac Lombard, who is Aileen’s classmate and the son of a pompous aristocrat named count Lombard. He is a handsome young man but has sharp, cold eyes. He owns the management rights of Oberon and Company, which Aileen founded.
Hiroki Yasumoto will play Jasper Varie, who is the President of Varie Newspaper, and a capable newspaper reporter despite his shy personality. Varie calls himself “an ally of justice” and prides himself in the fact his newspaper though written for commoners has a reputation for being well-substantiated and has an unbiased point of view.
Takuto Yoshinaga will play Doni (Denis), who is Aileen’s employee at the Oberon Company. Doni has dexterous hands and a genius talent in manufacturing from architecture and art to weapons.
Shin’ichiro Kamio will play Ruck (Luc), who is an excellent pharmacist who graduated from university as a scholarship student. He is in charge of product development at the Oberon Company. Ruck runs a clinic with his childhood friend Quartz. He’s a nice guy, but beware if you cross him or hurt his friends. His enemies have dubbed him the “black-hearted pharmacist”.
Yu Miyazaki will play Quartz, who is Ruck’s childhood friend, a botanist who graduated from University with him as a scholarship student. Quartz has a hard time dealing with people and isn’t very loquacious, but he’s a kind person. At the same time, he runs the clinic with Luc who works for the Oberon Company.
Who are the previously-announced cast members?
I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss cast members include:
- Rie Takahashi – Aileen Lauren Dautriche (Yen Press spells her name as Aileen Lauren d’Autriche)
- Yuichiro Umehara – Claude Jeanne Elmir (Yen Press spells the name as Claude Jean Ellmeyer)
- Toshiki Masuda – Cedric Jeanne Elmir (Yen Press spells the name as Cedric Jean Ellmeyer)
- Jun Fukuyama – Keith Eigrid
- Yuki Ono – Belzebuth (Yen Press spells the name as Beelzebuth)
- Kana Hanazawa – Lilia Rainworth (Yen Press spells the name as Lilia Reinoise)
- Tomokazu Sugita – Almond
What is the plot of I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss?
The story centers on a young noblewoman named Aileen. When her engagement to the prince ends unceremoniously with him revealing he’s in love with another woman the shock is so great it causes Aileen to awaken the memories of her past life.
Apparently, Aileen used to be a Japanese woman, who used to enjoy playing a certain otome game where the aim was the capture the prince’s heart. Suddenly, Aileen realizes that she’s been living inside the world of her favorite romance game as the villainess of the story, who meets a bad end! She knows she can’t count on the hero/main-love-interest, so decides to turn to the last boss/villain of the game for help instead.
At the very end of the trailer, we see Aileen proposing to the “last boss”. He appears to refuse her marriage proposal but is seen blushing at the very end. Perhaps, this mysterious dark-haired man is a Tsundere? Will Aileen manage to melt the villain’s cold heart and prevent her death?
Find out where you can read the manga and light novel here: I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss anime releases first trailer, key visual and cast
Who are the members of the production team?
I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss production team members include:
- Director – Kumiko Habara (I’m Standing on 1,000,000 Lives, season 1 and 2)
- Animation – Maho Film
- Series composition – Kenta Ihara (Tomodachi Game, Vinland Saga, Saga of Tanya the Evil)
- Character designers – Momoko Makiuchi, Eri Kojima and Yuko Oba
- Music composers – Natsumi Tabuchi, Hanae Nakamura, Miki Sakurai, Sayaka Aoki, and Kanade Sakuma
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