Katarina Claes is the eight-year-old daughter of a duke. One day, she hits her head and recovers the memories of her past life, and she comes a horrifying realization—she is in a world similar to that of an otome game she once played, and she is the main villain! To make matters worse, in every possible conclusion, whether exile or death, she is met with a terrible end.
Using her knowledge of how the game unfolds, Katarina must now do whatever it takes to change her fate. Whether she must cultivate her skills as a farmer or befriend every character that comes her way, nothing is ever too much for her to handle.
As the years go on, everything seems to be going as planned. However, Katarina realizes that she made a mistake in her previous life, as she never actually finished the game before death; and so a new, secret route may just prove to be her undoing.
As the name suggests, Katarina has reincarnated in a game where she is a villainess and will experience destruction should any of the game scenarios come true. Determined to prevent this she starts working on countermeasures. Problem is, she is kind of an airhead, so the countermeasures she come up with aren't realistically viable. However, she has a bubbly, cheerful and carefree nature, different from the villain in the game scenario who was cruel and will make the heroine suffer. Unknowingly she starts befriending everyone and they all get caught up in her pace as a result.
This is a slice of life comedic story
about a reincarnated girl who is an airhead, trying to avoid the "destruction flags" whilst accidentally changing the game scenario and befriending everyone.
The manga can feel a bit rushed at times, with many details omitted or watered down compared to the novel. Furthermore, the perspective of the story has been entirely from Katarina's' POV and no one else, different from the novel which clearly shows the POV of others and shows us how Katarina has impacted their lives and made it more enjoyable. Therefore there isn't much in terms of character development. The art is good and this story is comparatively different from other Isekai genres which is refreshing. Recommended for anyone looking for some good laughs.
I Reincarnated into an Otome Game as a Villainess With Only Destruction Flags... doesn't look like much at face value. The "otome game" (Referring to a genre of visual novels that generally revolve around a heroine protagonist trying to woo one of several male "princes.") setting has been explored in various other manga and light novels. Some have done the same as this and explored the trope of the villainess, the main love rival to the heroine. Not to mention how well trodden over the isekai genre has become in both shoujo and shounen manga.
So, in order to be worth reading a manga like this
needs to either do something different or do at least something else better than everything else like it. So, how does Otome Game Villainess stack up?
As with a lot of shoujo romantic comedies, the story is mostly used as a frame for the characters to interact with one another. Because of this, the story is somewhat in the background and certainly less important than in other genres. There is at least a little more meat to the story than some others in the genre, but it certainly isn't the reason to read this manga.
What is there is decent enough. The story has moved along pretty quickly for now, with two or so "arcs" being completed as of 14 chapters. While there is slight drama, it never goes far enough to throw off its lighthearted tone. The tension that results never really feels all that threatening either. With the latest chapters, it seems to be gearing the story up a bit more, but time will tell.
The art is perfectly fine. There isn't really any need for the art to be anything above and beyond. The general art style is clean and cute, and all of the characters are easily distinguishable and attractive. You can't really expect a lot more out of the genre.
Here is where we get into the real reason to read this manga. Katarina Claes. A lot of the isekai series go in one of two directions with their main characters. Incredibly overpowered and/or intelligent (most series), or a complete idiot in over their head (Re:Zero). Katarina certainly falls much closer to the second option, but in a very different way than in other series.
Katarina is that really nice person that just isn't all there. They can be really, really dumb, but they are just so sweet you can't help but love them. Kind of like a dog.
Katarina bumbles her way through life doing what she thinks will save her from the bad ends she knows are coming. A lot of the humor comes from this, as what she thinks of kind of makes sense, but only in her dumb little way.
She is also unbelievably oblivious to the feelings and thoughts of people around her. She inadvertently causes every single one of the possible "princes" and even the other girls in the story to fall in love with her. It's from this that most of the rest of the humor originates.
Speaking of the other characters, they are all fairly entertaining, though some are better than others.
The princes are her brother-like cousin Keith, her fiance and the prince Gerald, the prince's brother Alan, and the son of the prime minister Nicole. So far Gerald and Keith have generally been funnier and more interesting than the other two, but Alan and Nicole are also perfectly fine.
Maria and Mary round out the rest of the main cast. Maria is the original heroine from the game and is a very sweet character. Mary is Katarina's best friend and the fiance of Alan. Both end up falling for Katarina as well, with Mary being a bit more proactive in trying to claim her for herself.
Overall, the cast is very likable, and it is hard to hate any one character. Katarina remains the standout through the series so far though.
This is a very funny and enjoyable series. There are a lot of running gags involving Katarina's behavior, and almost all of them continue to work. Really the entire series just works. There isn't really a lot of depth here, but that also helps to keep the story from bogging down its humor. If you have even a passing interest in romantic comedy mangas, then you should give this series a chance.
I also surprisingly don't hate that it's Male leads. Normally I can't stand them.
I like how this girl is building a Harem. She even started making all the girls attracted to her. Maria I am willing to bet already has a crush on the MC after chapter 9. I think the friends also have some type of crush on her. Hell, Both the Two friends are the best couple. I can defiantly see Mary ( I think) and Sophia be together.
I do got to admit that I find it sad that she died. We do see one seen of the
MC comparing her to her previous lifes friend. So, I'm not gonna lie and say there is a possibility that there might be something like all these character are all reincarnated friends and the MC wll find this out and go throwing rocks at peoples head to wake them up.
I also love how oblivious this MC can be. I swear that the god must have blessed her with a body that will always stay the same as to what the body looked like in game cause the amount of shit she eats would fatten anyone up. I also do like the paring with the Oblivious MC and the Mischievous Prince. They go well together.
I'm not gonna lie, I am not the biggest fan of Kieth. I'd much rather there be a Little Sister that was adopted instead. Hell, Even if Maria ended up getting adopted instead I think that'd be more interesting.