Two new key visuals and a PV trailer have been released for the upcoming isekai fantasy anime I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss. The anime series begins broadcasting in October 2022 and information about the main voice and production staff has also been revealed.
The key visuals feature the characters Aileen Lauren d’Autriche and Claude Jean Ellmeyer, in both his human and beast forms.
Rie Takahashi is voicing the main heroine, Aileen Lauren d’Autriche, while Yuuichirou Umehara voices Claude Jean Ellmeyer. Toshiki Masuda is playing Cedric Jean Ellmeyer.
Kumiko Habara (I’m Standing on a Million Lives) is the director for the anime series and Kenta Ihara (Mieruko-chan) is handling scriptwriting. Momoko Makiuchi, Eri Kojima (In the Land of Leadale), and Yuuko Ooba (I’m Standing on a Million Lives) are in charge of the character designs for the anime. MAHO FILM is in charge of the animation production for the series.
An all-female team of music composers is providing the score for the anime, consisting of Natsumi Tabuchi (Adachi and Shimamura), Hanae Nakamura (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X), Miki Sakurai (Machikado Mazoku), Sayaka Aoki (Girlfriend Girlfriend), and Kanade Sakuma (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X).
I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss is based on a light novel series that was first published on September 1, 2022. It is written by Sarasa Nagase and illustrated by Mai Murasaki. Nagase first launched the series as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou in May 2017. The series was later picked up for formal publication by Kadokawa Shoten under their Kadokawa Beans Bunko imprint. Nine volumes of the light novel have been published so far.
The light novels also inspired a short manga adaptation. Both the light novel and manga series have been licensed for the English market by Yen Press.
I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss is described by Yen Press as:
Villains Have Their Own Routes Too!
When her engagement to the prince ends unceremoniously, details of the young noblewoman Aileen’s past life come rushing back and help her realize she’s living inside the world of one of her favorite otome games—as the heroine’s greatest rival! However, her memory has more plot holes than bad fan fiction…and the only certainty is that if she doesn’t do something quick, her death is all but assured. The hero/main-love-interest can’t be relied on, so why not see what the last boss has to say?