On the official site for the animated adaptation of Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Or also Hamefura), the distribution information of the Blu-ray packages was published in compilations. This information confirmed that the series will have twelve episodes, and not thirteen as claimed by a previous leak. The statement also included the covers of the first package:
- Package 1 (episodes 1-3) – September 1, 2021.
- Package 2 (episodes 4-6) – October 6, 2021.
- Package 3 (episodes 7 to 9) – November 3, 2021.
- Package 4 (episodes 10-12) – December 1, 2021.
This second season, officially titled Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta. X (Hamefura X), is currently on air, with Crunchyroll in charge of its distribution in the West, and maintains the same production team for the first season. On the other hand, the first season premiered in Japan in April 2020 and had a total of twelve episodes.
- Keisuke Inoue (Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai) takes over the leadership of the project again at SILVER LINK studios.
- Megumi Shimizu (Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari, King’s Raid: Ishi wo Tsugumono-tachi) is returning to do script writing and supervision.
- Miwa Ooshima (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Chou Henshin Cosprayers, Gugure! Kokkuri-san) returns to be in charge of character design.
Synopsis of Hamefura
After hitting her head particularly hard one day, Duke Clae’s daughter Katarina recovers all the memories of her past life – that of a Japanese teenage girl. Just before her untimely death, this girl remembers playing an otome game and it’s exactly like the world she is living in now!
She is now Katarina Claes, the antagonist of the otome game, who harassed the protagonist to the end. Knowing all the possible outcomes of the game, she realizes that all possible routes end with Katarina’s murder or exile. To avoid these catastrophic endings, she has to use her knowledge of her game and hers of her own wiles, starting with breaking off this engagement with the prince.