My Next Life as a Villainess is an isekai genre anime that contains many fantasy and comedy elements. We know that the isekai genre, which we can summarize as a journey from earth to alternative universes, is very popular in Japan. Animes made in this genre attract great attention from anime lovers all around the world. One of the latest products of this genre, the anime, is adapted from Satoru Yamaguchi’s light novel series, which has been airing since 2015. The anime adaptation directed by Keisuke Inoue was animated by Silver Link. We also know the studio with popular anime such as Wise Man’s Grandchild or Bofuri, and we know that it has the potential to produce many successful anime in the future. Licensed by Crunchyroll and Sentai Filmworks, the anime first hit the screens in April 2020 and had a second season. The anticipated second season, “My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X“, is aired on JNN from July 3, 2021, to September 18, 2021. The OVA episode was the anime’s last watched episode on September 30, 2021, and fans are now eager for a third season.
What is the Plotline of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom?
Eight years old Catarina Claes, the only daughter of Duke Cleas, lives a happy life with her friends and family. She is peacefully preparing to attend the school festival. But one day, she suddenly hits her head against a rock. As a result of this incident, she suddenly recalls memories of her past life and otaku times. When she wakes up, that is, when she is reborn, Katarina, who thinks that the world she is in looks familiar from somewhere, realizes that this world is actually her favorite game, Fortune Lover. She played this game the night before she suddenly lost her life. She reincarnated as a villain in the world of Fortune Lover. Catarina knows the game very well and decides to try to finish it by avoiding bad situations because the villain of the game usually either dies or is exiled. New characters will be added, and unexpected and mysterious events will increase every day. Catarina won’t be afraid of cheating in the game. But is it possible for a bad character to have a good ending?
Will there be a third season of My Next Life as a Villainess?
My Next Life as a Villainess anime made its finale for its second season on September 18, 2021. As of August 6, 2022, the anime has not yet been renewed for a third season at the time of writing. But there is no need to worry; there is no cancellation status yet. Studio Silver Link and the anime’s official announcement channels remain silent on the matter for now. The new season renewals of anime can sometimes take many years. However, the time between the first two seasons of the series is not that long, and we hope that a renewal of the new season will arrive soon. So does the My Next Life as a Villainess anime meet all the requirements for a new season confirmation? Whether an anime will get a new season approval can be predicted by considering some of the main factors. Let’s see together.
The movie will be released in 2023!
According to the announcement made on My Next Life as a Villainess‘ official website on September 17, 2021, the anime is getting a new movie. It is not yet clear whether the movie will be a sequel or a spin-off, but the news of the movie also supports the possibility of a new season since the franchise will get revenue from the film. On April 3, 2022, it was announced that the movie will be premiered in 2023. A key visual for the movie was also shared. In the visual, Catarina Claes looks like a movie director with a megaphone in her hand. You can watch the commercial video shared for the movie at the end of our article.
Light novels compared to anime series
The light novel, which is the original of the series, is written by Satoru Yamaguchi and illustrated by Nami Hidaka. Published in Japanese by Ichijinsha, the series is also available in English by J-Novel Club. The series, which started broadcasting in 2015, still continues. It’s good news that the series is still running, as the anime can also be an advertisement for written works.
The light novel of My Next Life as a Villainess reached 11 volumes in total, with the volume published on August 20, 2021. The first 2 volumes were adapted into the anime’s first season. In the second season, the events up to the 6th volume took place in the anime. Looking at the remaining source material, it seems to be sufficient for a third season.
L/N adaptation rate
The popularity of the series
Although light novels contain enough source material for a new season, the renewal decisions depend on the popularity of the series because animes are for-profit productions. The official Twitter account of the series is currently followed by 114k people, which is not bad when compared to other animes. In general, an anime is expected to be followed by over 100k for a new season. To give an example from popular anime, Made in Abyss and Overlord also have similar followers and get new season confirmation. Also, we have calculated that 75% of anime with over 100k followers on Twitter have been renewed for a new season at least once.
The light novel and manga of My Next Life as a Villainess have 600,000 copies in circulation as of 2018. Compared to other popular series, it is not a strong sales figure and but the data is old. On the other hand, what matters is how popular the anime series is. Anime ranks 501st in popularity among all anime on Myanimelist. From the search volume on Google, we see that the popularity of the anime is above average but not strong enough to get a new season approval. However, it has a strong audience in Japan, and we think it owes the approval of the second season to this popularity.
When is the third season of My Next Life as a Villainess?
The third season of the anime has not yet been confirmed. There is good news, however. It has been announced that a new movie of the anime will be released, and this news is also a good signal for a third season. When we look at the general popularity and disc sales, we see that the anime has not been very successful, but despite this, the series is quite popular in Japan, and we think that if this popularity is sustainable, it may receive a new season approval. Also, the fact that they have done this before makes us think why not again. Considering the time between the first two seasons of the anime, the necessary production and renewal time, it is possible to see a new season in late 2023. We will be following the official announcements for you. Stay tuned. Till then, we highly recommend you to watch No Game No Life or Re:Zero if you haven’t yet in the isekai genre. Stay tuned.
What can be the plotline of Season 3?
At the end of the My Next Life as a Villainess’ second season, Catarina and her friends make their way home after finding Keith. Now they can celebrate their achievements because they have finally graduated from the Magic Academy. At the end of the party, Keith and Catarina are alone, and Keith confesses his love for Catarina. Catarina is shocked by what she has heard and feels the need to consult others. Before going to sleep, Mary talks and exchanges ideas with Maria and Sophia. She dreams of Fortune Lover 2. She even meets Lanchester and Percy! The next day, when Maria and Catarina go to the Department of Magic, they encounter the same characters from the game.
In season 3 of My Next Life as a Villainess, Catarina is now a graduate and starts working at the Magical Ministry. Her life is so different now. But, as the new episodes of the Fortune Lover game will come, she will soon realize that life won’t be as ordinary and quiet as she thought. Also, the new season will show us more about Keith and Catarina’s awkward relationship. Keith has confessed his love to Catarina twice already. It doesn’t look like he will stop this season either. A love affair is also expected between Dewey Percy and Maria. Get ready for a season full of love and excitement.
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