I Appear to have been Reincarnated as a Love Interest in an Otome Game

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I was reincarnated into a horrifying world. That is… the world of the otome game “I’ll Risk Everything for You”.

In that world I was reincarnated as the hidden love interest character, and decided to never involve myself with the Heroine. My head gets all screwed up whenever I’m around them.

This is a love story of the main character who reincarnated into a love interest and the young woman who served as the villain.

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Douyara Otome Game no Kouryaku Taishou ni Tensei Shita Rashii
どうやら乙女ゲームの攻略対象に転生したらしい
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Recommendations
Akuyaku Reijo Ni Koi Wo Shite (6)
Villainess Brother Reincarnation (4)
Common Sense of a Duke’s Daughter (4)
Expecting to Fall into Ruin, I Aim to Become a Blacksmith (3)
My Death Flags Show No Sign of Ending (3)
Observation Record of a Self-proclaimed Villainess’ Fiance (2)
Recommendation Lists
  1. AntiHero MC or side/Mob character MC
  2. Japanese Light Novel
  3. Male Protagonists in Otome Game World
  4. Villainess MCs in Japanese novels
  5. F!Reincarnate, F!Transmigrate (JP)

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09/11/17 kudarajin v2c1
03/06/17 kudarajin v2 prologue
08/20/16 kudarajin side story 7
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08/20/16 kudarajin side story 4
08/20/16 kudarajin side story 3
08/20/16 kudarajin side story 2
08/20/16 kudarajin side story 1
08/17/16 kudarajin c45
08/16/16 kudarajin idle talk 12
08/15/16 kudarajin idle talk 11
08/14/16 kudarajin c44
08/12/16 kudarajin c43
08/10/16 kudarajin c42
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Potatos
Potatos rated it
June 11, 2016
Status: c12
While I do understand why people are giving some pretty bad reviews because of its linear plot, I don't think you should've expected a serious plot from this in the first place. It's just a light hearted novel that gives you diabetes because of the interactions between characters.

So here's a suggestion to those who are deciding whether or not to read this:
Don't read if you want:
- a heavy plot with extremely realistic characters.
- action
- drama
- no plot holes
- deep romance like in those romance... more>> novels that center around people falling in love and their life difficulties.

Read if you like:
- a light plot
- extremely cute interactions between characters
- a whole bunch of fluffiness
- pretty 2D characters. But who cares because you're here for diabetes, not a good plot
- op butlers!!!!
- expected yet unexpected plot twists

Have fun! You don't have to like the novel as we all have different preferences. Just don't write anything discouraging on the translators blog because they are taking time out of their lives for us to read these.

P.S I know this wasn't really a review, but I didn't know where else to write this so....

Edit: Woah! What a plot twist! The author makes a huge revelation at around chapter 20, that was sort of yet not really expected. That mini arc was a bit cringy..... however, I do feel like the characters got a little more 3D through it. Some people will like that arc, some won't, but afterwards, it returns to fluffiness (at least from what I've read)
Edit2: More plot twists! Fluffiness will probably return in the extra chapters. But those plot twists! Too many plot twists!!!! <<less
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DahAnnaKushina
DahAnnaKushina rated it
June 8, 2016
Status: v1c8
WARNING... VERY LITTLE SPOILERS PRESENT!

Let me begin with a question:

You've died! Oh no, feel free to imagine your death however you wish. But, you realise you're in the world of a dating simulator where you are a prince who is school! What's your first course of action?

... more>> (1) You choose to embrace your royal blood and become a king, even a golden ruler. You resolve to work hard on your studies and aim to be a king that is not an idiot

(2) Screw it! I'm going to be who I want! I want to be a soldier, it's always interested me! Heck, even a scholar, after all since princes are apparently still relevant, you must be in the past! I shall become a legendary person who seeks knowledge!

(3) Oh... I guess since I'm here I must be obligated to do it. And even if there's options such as fame and fortune, I guess I should help out that one character I really liked! I must go against the game's logic and get married to the character I love!

Well, I'd you chose 1, congratulations, you're the people I find my rivals and have no respect for, but I still consider conversationalists who are fun to talk to, after all you aimed high, you shot for the skies! You chose to forge your name into history!

2, we probably wouldn't get along well Because I would consider you my enemy, as you would be in my way and I would have to end you. Being a medieval soldier sounds fun, I've always wanted to try it and being a scholar with your semi-omniscient knowledge would be hilarious!

If you chose 3, well... you're kind of a pessimistic and naïve little idiot... like the protagonist here. Do you think everyone has common sense and not think it's just a phrase to emphasise how people are inattentive. Do you think everyone marries for love? Awww... so innocent.

Well, I'm presenting to you... Deus ex machina man and his love story!

Oh, I apologise, I mean "I've appeared to have reincarnated as a love interest in an otome game"

Let me start, and I hated this for "My Death Flags Show No Sign of Ending." There's no reason why they reincarnated into the game, they just ended up there! You're in a fantasy world, and there's not even an explanation why? Or how?

Well, that's me just nagging, I still have a few others which I haven't read yet, they might be interesting!

Do you know what's so lovely about this novel? The characters have no depth and are there to fuel the linear plot.

Angelica: The supposed Villainess with a sense similar to... Heroines. She scolds a guy for leaving their fiancée, because to her it's not just. She is shy and is quite submissive towards the protagonist? Oh, she also seems perfect for the protagonist who loves everything about her? Oh, this is just a happy ending, ain't it?

Robert: True, he's a god damn retard. I just think the author got lazy, I don't know if they did or if this was intended, but I personally think so. He's like the right-hand man of the Villainess, or bit*h as she's commonly referred to. Here's all that Robert has done: Abandoned his fiancée, didn't like that angel girl scolded him, told the protagonist about it and blamed her for butting into none of business, got scolded by said protagonist, then later introduced the infamous bit*h to the protagonist because she wanted to thank him.

Sure, they are programmed like that in the game... but Robert sounds like an average chap. If anything, I just see that Robert is just a guy who prefers another girl instead of a marriage tying him down and is an every man for themselves kind of guy.

I like him, but he's still a retard.

The protagonist, or Kyle. He's a naïve little shit. He thinks everyone gets married for love, can control himself quite well and appears to think he's better than everyone else. Going into detail would make this too long, Kyle is the kind of protagonist who is said to be strong somehow, but is really just like a seven year old who learnt a cheat online.

The bitch, or Michelle, is who I want to talk about. Why? I know nothing about her. She sucks as far as I'm told, but why or how, that's the mystery. Sure, she seduced a bunch of guys, but that's just in the eyes or mister protagonist. I have literally stopped reading because there's nothing for me to go on!

About that, the plot is too linear! It's a boy rejecting a love triangle and acting all Romeo on someone, that's the entire plot I can see. It just seems that every other character is a stock character who has no depth! Daniel for example is just a perfect butler, he has been a Deus Ex Machina for the prorat the entire time!

Oh, I should summarise....

-Main protagonist who is a strong believer in this thing called Love. And refuses to accept any form of reality which is dealing with the idea that he is really the naïve idiot. Who isn't taking advantage of his position.

-The Villainess was always the heroine apparently, as far as I'm concerned she went from not being cliche to being cliche. Not to mention she's perfect for the protagonist.

-Characters aside from the aforementioned two have no depth and are to me just lazy stock characters who are to fill a role to further a linear plot.

-The main protagonist has knowledge of how the entire future will play out, and yet he relies on Kyle's memories? They're irrelevant as far as I'm concerned, everything popping up seems to require his knowledge.

Well my first review and I wanted it to be good... but I could not ignore how bad this looked. <<less
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Shio
Shio rated it
October 29, 2015
Status: --
It’s been a while since I last seen truck-san. Are you well?

This is your usual reincarnated to otome game character story. The difference is that the main character this time is a man who reincarnated into hidden character. I love male PV in josei/ shoujo, and since the other otome series with male MC is more focused on family issue rather than romance, I’m happy that this one is more focused on romance.

Edit after c28
To put it simply, the MC think of the protagonist from game and the rest... more>> of the cast as moron, but he & Angelica themself are idiot couple. ヽ (´¬`) ノ. Actually every character in the novel is. Note that while the majority of the novel were told by Kyle, several events were told in multiple perspective. <<less
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Mikleo
Mikleo rated it
June 15, 2016
Status: --
I like this novel.

The translation quality is a bit on the low side in the first few chapters, but it does get better, but hey, I'm rating the Novel here, not the translation.

Basically, you get the usual Otome Novel premise except the MC is a guy. The MC transmigrated in another world (the Otome World) as a 'Hidden Character' that can be captured by the Otome Heroine (otherwise known as B. tch). Instead, this MC refused to follow the plot and subsequently fell in love with the Otome Heroine's Love... more>> Rival.

The MC and his fiance (the Love Rival) is just too cute! Seeing as this is a Shoujo romance novel plus an Otome Novel, we have a lot of romantic comedy going around. The MC is very annoyed with the Otome Heroine because the B. tch really tries to interrupt his precious 'love' time with the Love Rival (his fiance that he really likes).

Some people here left bad reviews that just almost made me miss this story (since I often read reviews first to check novels out). But I'm glad I checked the novel out. It's like those people hadn't read OTOME Novels before since this novel has the same plot as Other Otome Novels (but yeah, it's interesting in it's own way).

Go stick with your Chinese novels if you want an MC that focuses on getting strong after being transmigrated. As I said, this is a SHOUJO OTOME NOVEL. What the hell did you expect? They even listed out another Otome Novel that they hated...

It's really interesting to see people reading a genre that they hate and raging about it.

'Akuyaku Tensei Dakedo Doushite Kou Natta' is the only Otome Novel that I know which has a serious plot that involves the MC striving to get stronger. So those who want a Serious Otome Novel, go read that one instead.

What the hell is wrong if the MC wants to marry for Love? And no, the MC said this:

"... According to my common sense, people only marry each other when they are in love. However, in this world there’s probably political marriage as well..."

That's the MC's opinion on marriage, thus stating the word 'common sense' it doesn't mean that he doesn't know political marriages, you'll find that out in the second sentence and as you read along the story. Don't be so stupid please.

Again, go stick with your Chinese Harem Novels where the Cliche Transmigrated MC strives to get strong while bedding chicks left and right.

Run away and never look back once you see an OTOME tag if you don't want to read an Otome Novel. It's a waste of time for everyone. <<less
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caelumsidhe
caelumsidhe rated it
April 17, 2016
Status: --
This novel is really unique. Most stories of reincarnation are either about stupid boys getting a harem or about girls who become the villainess in the stories. I am glad that there is such a good novel like this in the world. Hoping to read more of this in the future!
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LazyLuong
LazyLuong rated it
June 6, 2016
Status: idle talk 2
I have to say, I enjoy reading this novel, especially the idle talk chapters. Basically it is from the perspective that you are trying to woo/court your fiancée (villian npc) but then you have the heroine (player) constantly interupting your date/mood to grab your attention. The heroine tries make you fall for her to build up her reverse harem, but since you have knowledge of the game world, you know her action are all fake.

The novel is well written by the author, plus the text flows nicely thanks... more>> to the translaters. <<less
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OneEyedLich
OneEyedLich rated it
June 23, 2016
Status: Idle talk 3
As a man, I want to pat the shoulder of MC! I love the way he handles things, and the moments he has with Angelica is so sugar coated that it south your heart :)

You want a simple story to heal your heart after all the tragedy stories you've read? Then what are you waiting for? Look forward to the story!
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Darkaeluz
Darkaeluz rated it
December 10, 2015
Status: --
If you want diabetes, this is how you get it, the (Story) heroine is soooo cute, and having the story narrated from a male PoV is amazing! Give it a try!
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rizuya
rizuya rated it
June 7, 2016
Status: v1c10
From beginning the author forcing readers to hate and like characters. MC keep talking about how much he hate some characters, it's only give me a reader awful and annoying feeling. This is more like a cultis bible that forcing readers which one to hate or love.
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Thornq
Thornq rated it
July 4, 2016
Status: c21
I really liked this at the start, It felt like a fresh take on overused tropes and genres. Then came the homophobia and it got real hard to stomach. I mean, I know that Japan have some rather dated views on LGBT and so on but this was a step further. I give it 2 stars for being somewhat new but other than that its an out for me.
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chocholate
chocholate rated it
July 5, 2016
Status: c23
Oh my! This story! Cute overload. Can't help my self to giggling. Soft, light and you don't have to wrinkled your brows because of clash of idea or idealism of the author and you.

Just let it flow and you will be alright lol (*^-^*)
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Elyas
Elyas rated it
June 5, 2016
Status: c6
This is not a great literary work with deep characters and meaning but it does what it wants to really well! Definitely a must if you like diabetes inducing romance stories and I hope the translator will keep it up!
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JinVodka
JinVodka rated it
August 21, 2016
Status: Completed
I was reluctant in reading this cause it has no illustration and with some very weak reviews. But totally happy to read (๑ˇεˇ๑) •*¨*•.¸¸♪ No regrets~ I always like romance with a male lead _ (:3 」∠) _

I’ll miss my dose of Kyle and Angelica best otp ♡ (灬˘╰╯˘) 乂 (˘╰╯˘灬) ♡

If you are tired about harem and dense MC, I recommended this to read but there is no action here.

... more>> It much different to typical VN games genre novels and unique. Many seems to dislike it but I LOVE IT!!!!!

Totally enjoyed this "much love, too sweet, so diabetes" (ノ◕ヮ◕) ノ*:・゚✧

I recommended to prepare insulin♡... <<less
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Cmdt_Aeon
Cmdt_Aeon rated it
July 29, 2018
Status: v2c1
Okay, first things first :

The MC is not dumb, don't have unfounded prejudice nor is homophobic.

The MC is a normal guy (well a reincarnator, sure, but no genius and he never said otherwise) who never felt love, yet fell at first sight for the "antagonist" (Angelica).

The story takes place in a school for noble. There a girl named Michelle enter, at the arm of a bethroted noble who forgot his fiancée. And this girl decide to go for the "reverse harem" route, breaking at the very least two engagement. There... more>> she got nicknamed bit*h by the MC and his friend. (Wow, what and unjust prejudice *facepalm*)

The MC is straight and bethroted to Angelica, yet for some reason, two guys who swing that way fell for him, yet he clearly isn't interested in them, nor in BL. There the reaction is pretty much obvious, he will try to avoid the two guys until he can't do that. So for who is this homophobia ?

now that the elephant in the room is adressed, let's talk about what I think :

This novel is sweet, like way too sweet, sweet enough that I got diabetes just by reading. Yup, it is as straightforward as it can get, but hey, that what was promissed, so no surprise, and yet the story is enjoyable. The romance is just adorable, and to be honest, I'm waiting for the next chapter.

Don't ask for too much, the point of the story is just putting the sweetest romance it can.

Quick edit just because I'm now bethroted to Elodie Aoustin, author of "Le Grimoire double monde" and got her opinion on the topic (and this is in answer to the bad reviews) : (yes we are french and yes I translated at the best of my skills, so sorry if there is still issue in the wording)

First things first, the job of the author is to depict characters from a certain point of vue. So in a sense EVERY author forces you to like or dislike characters, they are just more or less straightforward. So it is nonsensical to say that it's bad because the feeling is "forced", it would be better to say "it's bad because the feeling is badly depicted" (there a girl which steals fiancé, how would you call her ? (With or without love in the marriage, because they are noble)).

Second thing, that is not because you feel like someone is narcissistic that he is. There you see a Prince that work his ass off to have intel and make sense out of it (remember that the Daeva that is his butler don't have to tell him everything, in fact he don't tell anything if he isn't asked). He isn't that smart, but he is above the norm. And he isn't even boasting about it (IMO).

Lastly, every genre has his codes and the critics must take them into account. The main issue here isn't the fact that it's straightforward, no the issue is that there is some potential that isn't used, and even then if the author don't want to talk about it because that is not the point of the story, why crying about it ? Yeah we don't know why they reincarnated inside this world which is like that game, so what ? I mean, you know why we are living in our world ? Nope, we live and that stops here. That is not what was important there, no the important part was the love story between the protag and his better half, and especialy what sh*t will hit the fan when he goes against fate. <<less
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Renovartio
Renovartio rated it
May 11, 2017
Status: side story 7
I don't know what's wrong with some of the reviewers here. I get the feeling they haven't actually read the series, or that they're getting upset at nonsensical things. like getting upset about how the MC thinks of another character and thinking that they're telling you what to think... and then you, a reviewer tries to tell the readers what they should feel. Or getting upset about the stories "being reincarnated into a game" premises. If you don't like the premises, why the hell did you even read it?! It's... more>> like they read a completely different story. What's this about the MC being lazy? wtf are you talking about? He's a hard working guy.

Contrary to what some of these people are saying, the series is actually quite intriguing and is so sugary sweet that you might get diabetes.

Story:

MC died, gets reincarnated as a otome game target character.

When he played the game, he thought of the main female protag (the character you played as when it was a game) was a bitch... which she is if you actually think about. The MC loves his fiancees character (from in-game) and decides to avoid being "captured" by the games MC. By the way, the fiancee character was demonized in the games original story because it was convenient. (which is apparently a common trope in these sort of games) The story is about how the MC works hard at capturing his love interesting and becoming a hard working prince to rule the country. <<less
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AC253
AC253 rated it
January 8, 2017
Status: side story 7
My review will contain bits and pieces of spoilers. If you want to dive into this with a fresh mind or dislike spoilers, I recommend that you skip or skim through this.

This is one of the novels where I wish a 10-star system exist. It's not completely trash, but it doesn't quite reach mediocre either. I'd say that it's somewhere a 3/10. The translations have some grammatical error and the sentence structure may seem a bit off (as is common in many other translations), but it's generally easy to understand... more>> and gets better in the future chapters.

I did initially have high hopes for this since it's a male being reincarnated for once in the middle of the game setting, but there's little world-building or information of the country's working. Of course, the protagonist also easily adapts without any mentions of his former life whatsoever (which is another common fault in many reincarnation novels.) His position as a Prince (and therefore involvement in politics, scandals, and relationship troubles) was rarely explored and only used as a plot device to up his ever influential power.

My problem, however, lies in the characters. I'm not the only one who thinks this if you look at the other reviews. The main character has a strong prejudice against the Heroine. You would think that he'd know better to judge especially if the villainess was in actuality a gentle lover, but the author forces the readers to hate on every other love interest and the Heroine. Just because. Especially the Heroine, nicknamed "Bitch", because she's the opponent of the ever perfect Angelica. Then there were the lackluster, one dimensional side characters. I'd say that I'd even prefer to read about their story instead where their faults would make for some interesting character developments. This wasn't all bad, though, and Kyle and Angelica's romantic interactions were very sweet. It was a shoujo-like romance, and I have nothing against that. I would've actually loved Kyle's teasing character and Angelica's mother-like disposition if only 1) they weren't portrayed as perfection that could do nothing wrong, and 2) Kyle's prejudice and homophobia against the others wasn't seen in a good light.

Basically this was a very interesting concept with a disappointing execution. I'd say you should skip it. However, if you like fluffy, sweet, baka-couple leads, a linear plot, and a rose-colored romance, this might not let you down as much as it did me. <<less
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Lawkz
Lawkz rated it
September 12, 2019
Status: v1c45
Very sugary romance but very poor conflicts.

The conflicts boil down to "MC knows trouble is coming, can solve it with a snap of his fingers but doesn't. Good thing our crew comes in just in the nick of time to save the day!"

In this spoiler box I talk about one of the conflicts and why it pisses me off to no end.
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Spoiler

That Brad situation really pissed me off. There's no f*cking way the school wouldn't do something about it immediately. The guy is raping people in his free time, even if those people didn't press charges he would still be arrested immediately.

The fact that the MC doesn't use his authority to fire whoever was responsible (or in this case irresponsible) for not doing anything, pisses me off to no end. MC should also have a deep grudge against his father for also not doing anything when the safety of his fiancee was on the line.

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dysry
dysry rated it
July 4, 2016
Status: --
The MC reincarnates into a game where he prefers the female antagonist over the lead.

The concept is simple and decent enough, which is more than what I can say about the story itself. Appearing as the female antagonist's fiance, they easily fall into a very cheesy relationship, where they pretty much both love everything about each other just coz, and the MC nitpicks at everything female lead and everyone on her side does as a comparison - because you can't support one woman without demeaning another... >>

There's probably... more>> a deeper plot developing, and it's possible the story could get better later on... but it's a steep climb to reach 'enjoyable' since the story's just too biased and skewed just to justify the MC's opinion.

Similar stories: It resembles Common Sense of a Duke's Daughter in the fact that the MC can do no wrong, though the writing and 'twists' are weaker. But there's a lot of these types of stories. <<less
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LIght Novel San
LIght Novel San rated it
October 31, 2017
Status: v2c1
Hmmmm... How the story was written was quite bland but the story itself is very very interesting.

You need to have perseverance to read this bc sometimes the undertone/air/pace suddenly becomes boring.

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Spoiler

The Novel have it all! There's a BL, Drama, Comedy, Romance.

The BL, yes, I never expected that. It is just one sided though.

  1. The Prince Kyle (Reincarnated) -he's really hilarious. I can feel his sweetness towards Angelica but he became a sore dumb to me. But, I really like him.

Daniel, he has the Sebastian Michaelis air.

Louis, the demon lord in the shadow.

Unexpectedly, the antagonist that I, unfortunately like was Prince Henry. He has this obsession for a certain girl and plans to kill Prince Kyle because of her and when his plans goes upside down, and the girl got together with another man, he plans to kill him this time but his hate suddenly turns into obsession but never acknowledged it.

Angelica,.... okay?

Michelle, I don't particularly like nor hate her... but she's really an idiot.

Jessica,... Mn

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The title itself is perfectly befitting to the story. <<less
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Frozen tentacled ink
Frozen ink rated it
March 5, 2017
Status: side story 7
... Ok long story short.. diabetes.. its got romance its got action a non dense indecisive harem seeking male and a heroine thats adorable..... don't get me wrong it does have its short comings but its short and sweet so it a pretty good read~
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