Endo and Kobayashi’s Live Commentary on the Villainess

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『She’s always putting on that grumpy face even though she’s not actually that upset! Oh, why can’t she just be honest with herself…!?』

『She is a tsundere, after all? When her embarrassment levels exceed a certain limit, she will explode into anger. However, the point that she’s suppressing under the surface is that she wouldn’t mind that sort of thing if it were in a less public place.』

As Endo-kun passionately reacts to the antics of Lady Liselotte, the villainess of an otome game, Kobayashi-san provides a painstaking breakdown of her tsundere behaviour.

Suddenly, one person could hear their voices; Liselotte’s fiancée, Prince Siegward.

That is where this story begins.

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Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte (LN)
The Play-By-Play Commentator Endo-kun and Colour Commentator Kobayashi-san's Live Commentary on the Tsundere Villainess Liselotte
Tsundere Akuyaku Reijou Liselotte to Jikkyou no Endo-kun to Kaisetsu no Kobayashi-san
Tsundere Akuyaku Reijō Liselotte to Jikkyō no Endō-kun to Kaisetsu no Kobayashi-san
ツンデレ悪役令嬢リーゼロッテと実況の遠藤くんと解説の小林さん
傲嬌反派千金莉潔洛特與實況主遠藤同學及解說員小林
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Review
33 Reviews


Doktor Baka
Doktor Baka
May 07, 2019
Status: c18
Started out so well but quickly lost my excitement from the first chapters, which leaves me much more disappointed than I would normally be.

The reason for that is that there's no cohesion in the story, no build-ups to anything. It is way too obvious that things just happen because the author wants it to happen, no matter how much it breaks immersion or how s*upid it is.
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Walter vi Britannia
Walter vi Br
May 17, 2019
Status: c32
It's good, but the constantly shifting PoV is really annoying me.

They've all got their own little love stories going on; the commentators, the original heroine and such. It's not bad, on their own I'd be interested to read them, but constantly taking away from the villainess MC (who I want to watch the most) is a bit annoying and makes me not able to focus on the other characters' story cause I just want to get back to her progress with her own love. (As I said, the other characters'... more>> love stories aren't bad, but they started off with the prince and the villainess first, and I really wanna see this through to some extent before I'm able to divide my focus to other things, you know?)

Maybe the author should've kept the PoV changes to a minimal or just only limited it to side stories... or maybe the author should've just progressed the side characters' stories without shifting away from the prince's PoV.

Just what I'm saying is, it feels like cliffhangers within the story itself, moving the PoV away just when you're getting interested.

Other than that I really love this story. The villainess is very cute and likable, I really want to see more of her so the less chapters there are without her making an appearance, the less I like this novel. What an odd way to judge, lol. <<less
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KaitoHeart
KaitoHeart
Apr 06, 2019
Status: c1
Hahaha, starting on an interesting and sweet inducing chapter, indeed. I think this novel is going to be good, with the commentors having a funny personality (oh boi, I can already dream something hot happening between the prince and his fiancee, and the so-called Gods squealing or teasing him lol)

Basically, the MC's fiancee is a HUGE tsundere, and because of that, the prince is always troubled of what to do because her actions/words are problematic for the prince but it's because he does not know her real feelings so... more>> she seems like your typical villainess in an otome game.

Fortunately, the prince can suddenly hear the Gods and maybe that'll be the start of his misunderstanding clearing up. Or maybe even the start of something new.

Too bad there's only once chapter translated for now, but I will be back to see if the plot will be as promising as the first chapter proved. <<less
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Shadowdrop
Shadowdrop
Jun 08, 2019
Status: c32
The story is sweet, cute and fluffy, but I often feel like the cute Villainess has the least amount of screen-time of the 6 main characters. She is talked about a lot, from many points of view, but she herself talks or acts 'on-screen' a lot less than you would expect from a female lead. Kind of like Sleeping Beauty, who only had 18 lines in her own movie. Because of that, her personality is not very developed so far.
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SakuraKoi
SakuraKoi
Apr 09, 2019
Status: c18
Hilarious and cute, the two things I do love to have the most when reading something to relax and this work appears to have both, en masse. Currently recommended for anyone who is like me or just likes the combination, if there is ever a change, then I will update this review but otherwise expect me to have read the latest chapter ASAP.

Edit for until Chapter 18: It only gets better and better~
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YoriMei
YoriMei
Jan 07, 2020
Status: c41
While the plot is cute and straightforward, the ones that actually got me to stay were Endou and Kobayashi!! Their commentary is hilarious, Endou's backstory is quite saddening and Kobayashi is too smooth!! Personally I'm excited to see those two get together!!! Please, get together alreadyyyyyyyyy!!!! Even the entire school is waiting!!!!

The twist on keeping the game a "game" and having the transmigrators become the voice of "God" was a refreshing take on the otome villainess plotline. I really enjoy how interspersed we see how things are in the otome... more>> world and also the "real world" where E+K reside. While the prince falls in love with Rise-tan at the speed of light, Rise-tan is cute so all is forgiven. Everyone is running around with the "Cute is Life" mindset, so be warned if that isn't your thing. <<less
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Snowman256
Snowman256
Jan 19, 2022
Status: Completed
It's short, simple, and to the point. It keeps up a delightful balance as we trade off the romcom of the main actors with the romcom of the "gods", and the ending is overall happy. The author knew what they were trying to write, did it well without overstepping their world building, and added some comedy here and there to boot. The translation was also great. 5/5 stars for sure.
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Angry
Angry
May 02, 2019
Status: c25
It's cute, kind and fun to read. I didn't expect this little novel to be so entertaining. If you feel down or worse, take solace while reading this, you will have a peace of happiness welcomed in this period.

Plus, for reading really to much LN and WN for my own good, I can affirm that this one adopts a really cool type of narration. I salute the author for having this really good idea for this format. In fact, the story continues to grow at his rhythm without losing in... more>> quality.

I don't like rating, in my opinion, it's harsh and hard because there is always a better find. So my five stars are not here to say "IT'S THE BEST", but just to encourage you to give a try. <<less
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Bizmatech
Bizmatech
May 01, 2019
Status: c25
A lot of series tend to drop in quality once they get past introducing the premise, so I wanted to wait a while before I gave this one a review. Now that I'm half way through, I can definitively say that this is not one of those series.

The plot is straightforward, but engaging. I like that doesn't try to constantly throw in twists to extend the story. The author had a clear goal with writing this, and sticks to it.

The characters, though clearly based on archetypes, are well rounded and... more>> rarely tropey. No overpowered self-insert MCs here!

The humor is also on point, and I find myself laughing with almost every chapter.

I also like that it's relatively short, so I can easily come back and reread it again a year from now. <<less
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YuliaNight
YuliaNight
Apr 21, 2019
Status: c11
IT IS SO CUTE!!! I definitely recommend this novel, Liselotte is such a Tsundere! (you are going to be filled with fluffyness after reading this...)
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Mahesvara_
Mahesvara_
Apr 14, 2021
Status: c22
So the story had 6 Main Characters.

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Spoiler

Endo - Commentator (real world)
Kobayashi - Commentator (real world)

Liselotte - Tsundere Villainess (game)
Siegward - Prince (game)

Finne - Otome game's Heroine (game)
Baldur - Knight (game)

Overall three couples.

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Yes, as the other reviews said.. It's funny and cute, the story is predictable but still quite interesting, but the deliver of the story makes the things above not worth it at all, at least for me.

The thing is, I just can't get into it.. The feels and characters; I can't get into them because the story doesn't allow me to, I can't because every chapter there's a change of POV, everytime I find things getting interesting the pov will then shifted to another character so the immersion is ruined for me because of it.

It's not bad and the translation is actually great, but this type of story would be better if it was animated instead. <<less
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davaling
davaling
Aug 06, 2019
Status: c34
I came across the manga and so I decided to also read the novel. I love the commentaries soooooo much! I also adore Rize-tan and her cuteness! So worth reading!
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KPRhmn
KPRhmn
Apr 18, 2019
Status: c9
It's so cute... but I think my favorite pairing is endou and kobayashi... they're so cute after all
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yorozuyaginchan
yorozuyaginc
Mar 28, 2019
Status: c1
Basically what the synopsis says. The prince's family has the ability to hear the voice of Gods and he hears the voice of two gods discussing about the tsundere nature of his fiancee
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dippityboppity
dippityboppi
Dec 12, 2021
Status: c28
Am I really the only one who can't give even a single sh*t about side characters' romance?

The whole premise of the series is basically having a tsundere translator in the main character's head, but then for some reason there's just some other romance going down with two utterly uninteresting characters that takes up half the screen time.

Like really, who cares about f*cking Baldur and Finne? They just... Like each other, immediately, without anything interesting about their relationship. Why is their viewpoints half of the story?

The few moments where the author... more>> actually follows through with their original premise are not worth slogging through the worthless parts. <<less
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BrunoVilla
BrunoVilla
Nov 11, 2021
Status: c1
This novel should get an anime adaptation (Doga Kobo would be the right studio to do it), 12 to 15 episodes would cover the entire 2 novels.

It's a really fun and light story that almost every character is likeable (except for 2 of them). The only problem is that feels rushed and short at the end. However, it's one of the best "Otome Isekai Villainess" stories.
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Asphyxia778
Asphyxia778
Aug 13, 2021
Status: Completed
The premise was interesting but the execution style was choppy. This is an interesting take on a villainous lady genre and I did enjoy it but it's not without flaws.

Also the villainess herself doesn't get much screen time. We know about her from other characters pov but I think more focus should have been on her.

A very popcorn esque read
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Brasdf
Brasdf
Jun 02, 2021
Status: c40
Pretty bad. This story is the equivalent of a waiter shoving a chocolate cake down your throat. Sweet, sure, but not a recommend experience. Some finesse is sorely missing.

The characters just feel fake and silly. The humor is pretty poor. The only character that at least works a little bit is the short cute heroine who one punches monster boars for breakfast. The translation is okay, but after chapter 38 the quality drops.

How else to say it ? You know how you sometimes have a cookie cutter character in a... more>> series that is over the top and is there mostly as a running joke ? All the characters here are like that. Everything just feels soulless and empty. <<less
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RandoNLG
RandoNLG
Mar 23, 2021
Status: --
Literal diabetes. Never gets too deep into it but it's literal diabetes in terms of fluff.

If you aren't looking for sweets you might want to put this down for later, but as a novel to cheer you up this is just perfect.
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chande
chande
Oct 10, 2022
Status: Completed
This novel gave me a different experience of reading otome game based story. We didn't only read the story from the leads inside the otome game's POV but also from the spectators, Endo and Kobayashi's POV, who played the game from another world. It made this novel felt so refreshing although the story inside the otome game itself wasn't something new.

The story started from Endo and Kobayashi who felt pity for the villainess of popular otome game, Lisolette, who always met a bad ending in almost every route. They decided... more>> to play the game together and magically, their voices could be heard by the prince from inside otome game. The prince mistakenly thought that Endo and Kobayashi were God and he listened their instructions wholeheartedly.

Spoiler

From Endo and Kobayashi, the prince came to know that Lisolette was a tsundere. She's often quite harsh towards the heroine, Finne, but she actually didn't have bad intention but somehow, she couldn't convey it with a better sound words. In the original story, Lisolette was misunderstood by the prince and Finne because of her tsundere behaviour but after listening to Endo and Kobayashi's comments, the prince realized that Lisolette was actually a lovely girl.

Actually, sometimes Lisolette couldn't control her words and actions also because she was possessed by an ancient witch. And the story after that revolved around the prince who teamed up with Finne and another capture targets to save Lisolette from the witch.

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Aside from scene from the otome game, we could also see Endo and Kobayashi's interaction in their school life. Their interaction was also as sweet as the prince and Lisolette's interaction inside the game.

What happened in the end was predictable but the ending still gave me a satisfying feeling. <<less
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