Originally published as a web novel, ‘I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss’ is an isekai light novel series by Sarasa Nagase and illustrated by Mai Murasaki. Kadokawa Shoten publishes the novels in Japan while Yen Press releases them in the United States. The Japanese animation studio Maho Film picked it up for an anime adaption directed by Kumiko Habara and released by Crunchyroll in North America, which is also producing a dub.
Crunchyroll announced the cast on their website:
- Alexis Tipton (Kaguya in Kaguya-sama: Love is War) as Aileen
- John Burgmeier (Clayman in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) as Claude
- Hayden Daviau (Priestess in GOBLIN SLAYER) as Lilia
- Kyle Igneczi (Bisco in SABIKUI BISCO) as Cedric
- Brandon Johnson (Arc in Skeleton Knight in Another World) as Beelzebuth
- Kyle Phillips (Denki in My Hero Academia) as Keith
- Anthony Bowling (Alciel in The Devil is a Part-Timer!) as Almond
- Kamen Casey (Tsurayuki in Remake Our Life!) as Marcus
- Sean Hennigan (Yoshimura in Tokyo Ghoul) as Rudolph
- Emily Fajardo (Bojji in Ranking of Kings) as Ribbon
Jad Saxton works on the project as the ADR with Natalie Van Sistine, and Macy Anne Johnson serving as the scriptwriters.
You can watch the trailer below:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“Being acutely ill, a young girl has spent most of her life in a hospital room playing otome games to fill her time. However, she one day finds herself in the midst of a scene from one of these games as the story’s villainess, Aileen Lauren Dautriche.
At the banquet to celebrate the end of the academy’s winter term, the crown prince and Aileen’s childhood friend, Cedric Jeanne Elmir, publicly annuls his engagement with Aileen and announces that he is in love with Lilia Rainworth, the game’s female protagonist. Aware of the tragic future ahead of her and determined to change it, the young girl resolves to conquer the game’s final boss, the “Demon King” and Cedric’s half-brother, Claude, by making him fall in love with her instead.
With time running out, can Aileen succeed with her plans, or will she remain bound to the ill-fated ending that awaits her?”
The series was adapted into a manga series published in ‘Comp Ace’ magazine with illustrations from Anko Yuzu collected in three volumes.