The Summer 2022 anime season is nearly over, and that means anime fans can eagerly look forward to the Fall 2022 season’s many offerings, from the long-awaited return of Bleach to the debut of Chainsaw Man‘s anime. Meanwhile, anime fans looking for something a little more easygoing may try I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss.
The Fall 2022 season promises to be action-packed, but not every anime involves chainsaw devils or superhero action. The charming I’m the Villainess anime promises to appeal to fans of shojo and romantic shonen anime as well, and it may compare favorably to similar titles such as My Next Life as a Villainess. The world of otome isekai anime is bigger and better than ever.
The Plot & Characters of I’m The Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss
I’m the Villainess is an otome isekai anime, just like its predecessor My Next Life as a Villainess, with a game-loving young lady finding herself teleported from her hospital room to the story world of her favorite otome game. However, like Katarina Claes before her, this girl was reborn not as the charming protagonist but as the game’s villainess — the well-dressed but mean-spirited Aileen Lauren d’Autriche. Characters like that tend to meet a sticky end when an otome game’s story is over, and the reborn Aileen knows it, so it’s her mission to rewrite this game’s story and invent her own storybook ending — one where she does not end up disgraced, exiled or worse.
However, unlike Katarina Claes, the reborn Aileen believes she can survive not with a wholesome co-ed harem of friends but with one man: the demon king himself, the sinister but handsome Claude Jean Ellmeyer. Aileen’s fiancé, prince Cedric, publicly calls off his engagement with Aileen in favor of Lilia, so Aileen teams up with Cedric’s wicked half-brother Claude to turn this otome game world on its head. Cedric thinks Aileen’s love story is already over by ditching her for Lilia, but little does the brash prince know that Aileen’s otome adventure is just beginning, and the Aileen-Claude team may prove unstoppable. Armed with her knowledge of the game’s lore and Claude’s vast resources as demon king, Aileen will show her ex-fiancé who’s boss and become an otome queen like none before her.
Where to Watch & Read I’m The Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss
Fans of otome isekai anime and storybook-style romances are bound to love I’m the Villainess, and they can dive right into this story in one of three ways. Anime fans can tune in this October to watch the I’m the Villainess anime, which begins airing on October 1st on the streaming giant Crunchyroll, among many other much-anticipated fall 2022 titles.
Meanwhile, online retailers offer digital and/or print editions of the I’m the Villainess light novel series and the manga adaptation, with the light novel series being a work in progress. Interested readers can find the print and digital volumes of both the light novel and manga in Amazon’s online book catalog, and fans can also find these volumes in print and digital format in Barnes & Noble’s online catalog. Meanwhile, Right Stuf Anime stocks the print versions of both the manga and light novel series.