I Favor the Villainess

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“I am the heroine of an otome game, so is it wrong to like the villainess?”

Corporate slave OL, Oohashi Rei, reincarnated as the heroine Rei Taylor in the world of the otome game 「Revolution」.

Her preference isn’t capturable princes, it’s the villainess, Claire François.

She merrily accepts Claire’s dislike.

With the protagonist’s involvement, it’s the beginning of a unique romcom.

To make it worse, Rei’s love became directed at the villainess, what does Claire’s future hold?

It’s my second series with a screwball villainess.

A little different from ordinary… I hope you can enjoy the villainess who’s just a little different.

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I Favour the Villainess
IFTV
WataOshi
Watashi no Oshi wa Akuyaku Reijou.
私の推しは悪役令嬢。
내 최애는 악역영애
Related Series
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Recommendations
Quick Transmigration: Fate Trading System (3)
Mistress, I Was Wrong (2)
The Villainess Blooms (2)
Considering the Possibility of Falling in Love With the Villain (2)
The General’s Manor Young Concubine Survival Report (2)
The Second Coming of Gluttony (2)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Hero x Villain
  2. My Only Favorite Japenese Yuri/GL
  3. The Essential Yuri Novels
  4. Isekai [Game World]
  5. Good Completed Series

Latest Release

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08/07/19 Jingle Translations extra 3
08/06/19 Jingle Translations extra 2
07/20/19 Jingle Translations extra 1
06/26/19 Jingle Translations twitter story 1
03/05/19 Jingle Translations epilogue
03/04/19 Jingle Translations c112
03/03/19 Jingle Translations c111
03/02/19 Jingle Translations c110
03/01/19 Jingle Translations c109
02/28/19 Jingle Translations c108
02/27/19 Jingle Translations c107
02/25/19 Jingle Translations c106
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clowred
New clowred rated it
August 17, 2019
Status: Completed
For a story that had a transmigrated protagonist with enough information about the game world to become even an emperor, the plot developed in an surprisingly down to earth manner. I am sincerely impressed on how little impact had the premise on the way the story developed and some of the twists were more or less unexpected even for the protagonist. But even so, there are a few big flaws that lowered the quality by quite a bit.

Starting with the story, while we have an interesting premise, a lot of... more>> events are more or less recycled from the majority of light novels you can find a dime a dozen. While from the beginning we understand the protagonist intentions and some of her plans we are discouraged to find out later on that many of these plans are moving in weird directions, either by being overly complicated or too straightforward. The biggest flaw in the end is one excuse from the protagonist, well, an excuse from the writer himself in the end>
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We are told that a lot of information even about the most important characters was undisclosed for some reason or another and also that quite a lot of the characters were lesbians. At some point we are fed a homosexual theory that spans two chapters just to somehow force the plot to move forward after stagnating for 30 or so chapters, and by plot I mean the relationship between the protagonist and her 'villain'

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Beside these flaws the novel had a good backstory that could have been developed a lot more instead of focusing so much on the characters. Anyway, moving on..

The characters from this story are both the ace of the story and the Achilles heel. The nobles are acting like nobles, planning at every step and either showing no remorse in using humans like objects or being ready to sacrifice everything, absolutely everything to bring a ray of hope. They are the best of the best in terms of characters from this story. Then come the princes with their ability to maneuver both behind the scenes and also in front to obtain more power and stability.
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even if one of them had to become a woman just so the story would have another lesbian couple... something that the protagonist says the developers had hidden which is dumb AF, when would a writer actually hide something about their characters till the very end???

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Going on, after the higher nobility we are stuck with the side characters, characters that act weird at times, forced by the plot in other situations or simply impossible to understand in others. An example for every situation is first the strongest mage that simply screws around with the protagonist before going all sage mode to encourage her, then we have a former childhood friend that suddenly becomes some sort of villain that disappears in less than 2 chapters, and then we have the biggest screw up, the protagonist, capable of doing tons of things behind the scene only the stumble at even the smallest changes in the plot. Acting like a complete madman only to force on us some sh*tty explication that this was the only to cheer up the love interest, incapable of obtaining more power for herself in a real manner and having to beg at every step for help, disclosing sensitive information in an absolutely re****ed situation and finally losing control completely and being saved by others to finally reach the conclusion of the story. A character so bipolar is a plain pain the ass to follow as nothing seems to go in the right direction, like a drunk man that has to hit every street light in his way to find the path home. Lastly, the love interest is.. a recycled tsundere. The redeeming factor comes at the end when she is willing to show her true value by facing even a potential death.

Having said this the conclusion is one bittersweet. The amount of yuri novels translated is a lot lower than yaoi, which is why this one obtained a high score even with its more than obvious flaws. Even so, this novel was not only an embarrassing attempt of fan service, but an actual story that moved forward because of the plot and not the protagonist intentions or abilities. For this reason I will rate this at 3.5 star with a 4 delivered to encourage future translations. <<less
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VesperNyan
New VesperNyan rated it
August 12, 2019
Status: Completed
The story has a lot of twist and turns with the yuri relationship. I think this story portray many of the real challenges that gay/ lesbian people face such as backlash from society. Their relationship builds over time naturally, although I think the MC acts too possessive with ml.
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EpicYarnBoy
EpicYarnBoy rated it
October 20, 2018
Status: Completed
I have read all the chapters, I love this story as the yuri develops at a good pace, not instantly or after hundreds of chapters

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The yuri starts to pick up around chapter 45 when Claire's sister comes in and makes Rei stop being a maid for a few days, in that time Claire realises she misses Rei and also just before that point Rei starts to realise how she would get depressed if Claire dates someone else, until that point she was thinking she would be happy if Claire is happy

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It ends with Rei X Claire, they have 2 adopted daughters and live together in the country side

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jacobpaige
jacobpaige
October 18, 2018
Status: c10
It's very funny, but if you start empathizing with Claire (the villainess), then it becomes impossible to enjoy. I'd also recommend against it for anyone who's ever been the victim of sexual harassment, stalking, or other sexually motivated crimes as it will likely trigger you. That said, I doubt it will ever have graphic content. It just doesn't feel like that kind of story.

Honestly, it's hard to rate. If you can prevent yourself from seeing things from Claire's point of view, then it's hilarious, and easily a four or a... more>> five, if not though, then it's basically a one, since the whole series hinges on their dysfunctional relationship. <<less
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where are the lesbians
where are the lesbians rated it
October 13, 2018
Status: c15
I honestly wasn't expecting to be so invested in this story. The story is light-hearted and the interactions between the MC and Claire are hilarious. The chapters are rather short but that doesn't take anything away from the flow of the story.

I thought it stay light-hearted with no real depth (in term of characters and plot) but after reading chapter 15, my opinion has completely changed.

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the author's realistic take/explanation and comparison of homosexuality in Rei's original world to her current one really hit hard for me and I was not expecting to see that kind of character depth pertaining to LGBT issues in a WN. And honestly ugh my heart stung at Rei's self-mocking moments. It felt very real for me.

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All in all, this is quickly becoming one of my favourite stories and I can feel it in my bones that the slowburn will be worth it. (I'm begging u author pls)

OH!! And the translator is just amazing! Frequent updates and it's very easy to read the story. Very grateful to them for picking this up!

This is my first time reviewing so I apologise for any mistakes! <<less
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Lesbian
Lesbian rated it
December 27, 2018
Status: c85
EXCELLENT.

At first, it seems kind of typical of the "reincarnated into an otome game" genre with the exception of the main character's laser-like focus on the villainess noble girl, giving a breath of fresh air to the genre and creating a work that can be better enjoyed by yuri or LGBT fans. As the story continues, it deepens its themes and its story, creating a better work out of what may have just been a different take on a familiar genre.

It delves into actual LGBT feelings and themes after a... more>> while, showing that the author is probably an active member of the community over in Japan. Since most works (even yuri) rarely touch on this, it might be a little off-putting at first, but if you can work past it you can get a better insight into how people actually feel. And, speaking frankly AS a member of the LGBT community, it's completely refreshing to see it discussed out in the open.

There are some points that stick out, but are addressed (the way the MC treats Claire, as an example another reviewer brought up, can be off-putting, but are addressed in story) or seem to just be a difference in culture between Japan and the West.

Overall, it's a solid read, and I'd say to give it a chance. <<less
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJellyfish rated it
December 22, 2018
Status: c85
As my first shoujo ai/girls love novel, I came in purely out of curiosity.

The premise of the novel is very simple: A 22 year old female worker is transmigrated into an otome game as the heroine. But instead of trying to capture the male targets, the MC is in love with the villainess and will use all means to be near and flirt with the villainess.

The story is more of a slice of life genre then anything else, so it was an enjoyable and relaxing read up till chapter 50-60s... more>> when the MC starts acting like a mentally ill patient with a bi-polar disorder. The MC will be flirty and happy one moment then become irrationally depressed and self-deprecating the next. For example, in the arc where Claire's onee-sama, M (shortened to make it easier to write), is transferred to Claire's school. The whole idea of this arc is to have M, who is also a homosexual, to question the MC's feelings towards Claire and to act as the "bad cop" so as to move the plot along. Throughout this arc, the MC's mood swings from jealousy to anger to sorrow and all the negative emotions out there because M barged in as a third wheel. All the side characters in the novel are between 15-16 years of age while the MC is mentally 22, but the MC is portrayed like a child throwing a tantrum because her toy (Claire) was stolen away by M. At this point in the novel, I was slightly turned off by the emotional swings of the MC.

As the story goes on, many more conspiracies and characters pop up, but all of the new characters are female and homosexuals?? I understand that this is a girls love novel, but it's very surprising that 3-4/5 characters in the novel is a female and a homosexual. I'm starting to suspect that most of the male characters are actually female in disguise because of the large amount of female homosexuals that are turning up in the story, to the point where it doesn't really make sense.

The largest turn off/con for me is the large amount of political/social issue info dump that are in the story. From a slice of genre, the novel is turning towards a rant of the author's political and social views. It was alright to talk about poverty, the abolishment of a class system, etc. but then the author/MC started mentioning how homosexuals are attracted to others, what counts as bisexual, etc. which got a bit too personal for my taste.

In terms of characters besides the MC, Claire (the MC's love interest), is a noble villainess. With an arrogant and stubborn personality, it's no wonder she's a villainess. Every time the MC teases/flirts with Claire, Claire usually responds with a rude remark disparaging commoners or the like, so it is within reason to believe that the MC is a true masochist as she likes to be verbally abused. After 80+ chapters, there is very little to no character development for Claire as she is a true tsundere. This may or may not be a con for some peeps, but I became a bit frustrated with the way Claire expects the MC to always make the first move or to "take the hints". With the way how Claire has a high upbringing and a wealthy background, there are very little things the MC (who is a commoner) can do to please Claire, so it is highly frustrating to see Claire act all snotty and stubborn, waiting for the MC to "make a move", when the MC has been trying to flirt and get together with Claire for 80+ chapters.

Overall, the beginning parts of the story was very fun and relaxing to read till ya begin to realize that there is really no character development going on... so I am a bit disappointed with the way the plot is moving forward. But I would still recommend ya all to give this novel a try, since it may just be your cup of tea or coffee~ <<less
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Stumpeye
Stumpeye rated it
October 14, 2018
Status: Completed
Just finished the novel. I love it. This goes above and beyond the average WN. The main character's introspectives/narration are fairly interesting; it's not just your typical I have to do this and do that, etc. Her banter is excellent, and if you read it you can kinda tell it's not all cut and dry.

In certain chapters, I can feel influence taken from the 3d world. At the very least, it's a cute story about a girl hanging out with her crush, the villain girl.
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SovietWeeb
SovietWeeb rated it
October 6, 2018
Status: c7
I love this story really. I just love how the story kind of jokes about the genre and the relationship between the Villainess and the MC is my favorite. I've wanted a story like this for a while. I always think it'd be more interesting instead of the cliche harem of guys around the MC If the MC decides to go for the girl like the Villainess.

I don't really like Mish, She's not funny how she will Real In the MC. Even looking past how annoying she is. Her type... more>> of character is best reserved for MC's IMO. It's funnier seeing the MC real in an overly energetic character than the other way around.

Overall it's a pretty fun story. <<less
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hawlol
hawlol rated it
February 6, 2019
Status: c50
This lacks a NTR tag. (Edit: For me, Netorare is when the MC is chasing after someone that loves or is interested in a third party. Some might say that it's only when there's adultery but I disagree. The feeling of chasing someone that is clearly interested in others is enough. Take your own conclusions, but whether there's physical contact or not, the fact that the MC is chasing after someone that cares for a third party remain.)

It's like watching that friend of yours being rejected over and... more>> over by a local b***h and being humiliated while being rejected, over and over again. It's painful.

The MC is a lesbian and Claire (the villainess) is heterosexual and in love with a prince. The MC serves the villainess as a maid, and helps her with the Prince. In the meantime they have comedy skits that might sound cute, but Claire is always treating the MC like sh*t.

Even after the MC has proven herself, helping in time of need, saving her and the prince's life, etc, she keeps calling her a commoner and denying simple things as having tea with her and telling she should leave the academy.

Unlike other novels in this genre, the villainess is a really bad and unlikable person, thinking herself superior to everyone. I don't think the term tsundere covers her actions and ideals.

Her ideals include the fact that she actually believes nobles are superior and commoners inferior beings who should be happy with the scraps they get.

Maybe this will sort itself out in future chapters and have a happy ending, but it's really hard to stomach the abuse the MC suffers though this 'relationship' with such a terrible person.

If you dislike NTR or abusive relationships like I do, stay away. <<less
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WindyWind
WindyWind rated it
November 28, 2018
Status: c56
Its a yuri novel, with active translation, instantly gets 5star. Like seriously, the disparity between yuri and yaoi active translations is sickening. Good to see even a little change.

Anyway the novel itself can feel a little bland. It is a slice of life type with not much action.

But the MC is the saving grace, with her carefree attitude always teasing claire. Really is fresh and novel. Solely on that would recommend this.
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fireutsie
fireutsie rated it
February 19, 2019
Status: epilogue
To clarify on the other review, there is no NTR in this novel, NTR basically means cuckhold, usually related to sexual acts. And there is none of that in this story. You can rest assured.

The 2nd thing that needs to be said is that this novel is very politics heavy. Both from the authors view on homosexuality, gender indentity to society. And the plot in the novel being about the MC solving political issues. This really isn't a school yuri romance after the initial chapters.

Onto the review then:

The good parts... more>> are that it's a decently written yuri novel. The characters show development in their feelings, they become much more likable later. The MC works hard towards winning over the villainess while she tries to "fix" certain events of the otome game. I like mc's that work hard for their goal. The villainess is also an interesting character. While at first glance she might seem like a selfish abusive tsundere, later on she becomes a bit more dere, starts opening up more and shows character growth as she tries to solve the issues that she is burdened with.
There are also some fights here and there, but not really the main focus of this novel. Therefore you shouldn't go into this novel expecting great fighting scenes. Though, sometimes the references are hilarious.

Now there are some bad points too. Mainly because I feel like I'm being spoonfed about the author's views on sexuality, gender indentity and politics. Like I get it, you want to preach about it, it happens in a lot of novels, but if you dedicate entire chapters to it then I'll start feeling that it's a bit excessive.
Other than that, a lot of the time certain developments feel forced and rushed. Major plot events get introduced on a whim and end way too quick. And some of the major characters fade into obscurity for seemingly no reason. I felt like they should've taken a bit more time to flesh the world building out a bit more. But this story takes place in the world of an otome game, so again, it's not like you could've expected much.

Some spoilers and more clarification about the bad parts:
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The MC is a masochist who throws herself onto the villainess, (an actual child and not a mentally mature person like the mc), with emotional scars. It literally became sexual harassment at some point. But lets put that on the side shall we since it gets better later on.

In this story we constantly get fed on the political views of the author. Monarchy is failing, and thus it is concluded that everyone should be treated equally. I mean it's fine and all but with how the MC is "guiding" the villainess love interest on her political views I really feel like I'm being spoonfed politics. Which isn't what I was looking for.

Another thing is the authors view on homosexuals. Yes, I get it, homosexuals aren't accepted everywhere, there is need to preach about it, and since this is a yuri story I was expecting some kind of talk about that since it is part of the character development. What I didn't expect was again, the authors political views on homosexuals being spoonfed on us. Also, they mentioned at the start of the story that homosexuals were RARE, then how come we keep getting important people introduced that are homosexual? Or is it just purely for the yuri harem the MC creates unintentionally?

Also in the later chapters we get a bombshell dropped on us that one of the males is actually a female and we get an entire lecture arc about gender identity. Like why? How is this even relevant to the plot of two girls trying to love eachother? The MC didn't even know that since it wasn't in the original Otome game.

I have no problems with homosexuals, otherwise I wouldn't be reading this novel, but I was looking for romance, not politics.

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All in all it's enjoyable as long as you don't mind the excess amount of politics in this novel.
It's a 2.5/5. <<less
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YoriMei
YoriMei rated it
November 10, 2018
Status: c59
at the very shortest; it's pretty good and if you enjoy or want to see what a story written from a shoujo manga male lead's point of view, you'll like it. If you're familiar with Usui from school president is a maid (a shoujo manga), this story is what it would be like if we followed his POV.

Yes there are some holes in the plot and it does get a little confusing here and there if you can't suspend disbelief but it's a solid read. I think the stand out... more>> is rei's characterization honestly.

If I were to break it down, Rei is a woman who is written like a shoujo manga male love interest who fell in love with the protagonist first. A little flirty, cold to everyone else, she's very focused on her sole goal of supporting Claire in love and life with a disregard for all else. Claire herself is a "tsundere" who at first attempted to bully Rei but recoiled due to rei's abnormal reactions. The three princes who are capture targets fall to the side. They kinda feel like friends (except for one who feels a little like rei's rival for Claire's love) but kinda feel mostly there to move plot. Mish is kinda weak and honestly fades into the background very quickly. She's supposed to be rei's "handler" but she shows up only a few times and then is forgotten quickly.

Overall, I think your love of this novel depends on how much you like shoujo manga. If you do, you'll like this story because it reads very similar as long as you slide past the few chapters until Rei becomes Claire's maid. <<less
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OtakuIsMe
OtakuIsMe rated it
June 22, 2019
Status: epilogue
This is one of (if not) the best Yuri novel I've ever read. MC is not gender-bender, she's a lesbian from her past life. And she only have one love interest and the relationship between them also develop as the story goes on. By the end of each arc, Claire accepts Rei more and more. The ending was also satisfying and make story worth reading if you want the good Yuri story which MC is not a gender-bender.
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EndlessSky
EndlessSky rated it
June 23, 2019
Status: c45
I came looking for gold, instead, I found some diamonds. This series is a good work, fusing comedy, yuri and action in it. The MC is comedic with a light hearted feeling that you can feel as you read more about her. Love it!
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Hatsune Izuma
Hatsune Izuma rated it
November 6, 2018
Status: c38
Well, I can say is, It's great! It's different from the usual Isekai power play I read.

As the synopsis says, the MC which is called Rei, she's then Isekaied to her fav love sim game and goes with the villainess route. It is very light-hearted and cute, Rei just messes around with the Tsundere Villainess/Heroine which is called Claire, on a daily basis.

But at times the plot turns serious, hinting on events that could destroy the Rei everyday life with the Claire. I really like the change of atmosphere in... more>> the novel and when that does happen I get worried and excited how the MC's going to handle the problem.

As for the characters, as the story goes on the relationship between Rei and Claire gets deeper and more Yuri, no echii thou. We also get a glimpse of the MC's past little by little and the reason the MC's so addicted to the Villainess/Heroine. The interaction between the two is, Rei teases Claire and declares her love anytime she can, this direct approach gets Claire closer to Rei, and Tsundere Claire goes Dere~ more often. (Love it when this happens!)

Finishing this off, I really like this and hope it continues to get better. I think you should totally read this if you like your light-hearted and cute novel but also like a bit of drama included. For the Isekai consumer like me, give it a try as it's a similar concept but new at the same time. <<less
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ShadowkingMS
ShadowkingMS rated it
November 6, 2018
Status: c38
This part isn’t really a review, but more of just a way to let everyone know that Xen’s review has skewed info: no gender bender, the MC was always a girl, always.

My short review for this novel is that it’s hilarious and great for most people. If u aren’t homophobic, can ignore Claire’s p.o.v. (Which I could, didn’t even think of until I read jacobpaige’s review which makes complete sense, bless your empathy), AND aren’t already sick of/hate the genre in general, then this will be a gem.
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ZxRin
ZxRin rated it
July 29, 2019
Status: c115
A definite read for yuri lovers. Its I good story that mixes humor and drama very nicely. There are times where it feels that the plot sidetracks a bit, but it all comes together for a satisfying ending
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Auratic
Auratic rated it
July 10, 2019
Status: epilogue
Actual rating 4.8/5

I'm honestly struggling to put my feeling into words that'll convey what a journey it was. After all I'm just a plebeian reader not a writer.

It starts and ends in a well thought out clear objective in mind with a theme that's consistent. And it's ending also hit me like how TenSura hit me (but with different nuances, mainly satisfaction and yearning for more however leaving it to the reader's imagination is perhaps for the best yet I still wouldn't mind reading how the story of Rei and... more>> Claire continues).

There are obvious crinkles and wrinkles, somewhat loose and open ended plotlines, still they don't really subtract much from the story and the enjoyment. That may be because of my habit of trying to deal in absolutes. Of course the story isn't perfect, it's not the next literary masterpiece that will be remembered by generations to come. In my opinion that's fine. A perfect story would dissatisfying after all, since nothing would surpass it, leaving nothing to the future. A perfect 5/5 is something to chase for and never reach.

With that being said, this novel is something I can confidently recommend to my friends and acquaintances heck even strangers in some forum without any shame or apprehension. Sure the settings, theme and content of it is anything but conventional (besides being blatantly isekai'd also not by truck-san but instead it's mr. Overwork), if one gives it a chance with a open mind it is my belief they'll find something in it that they can relate and like.

And lastly it holds a message of overcoming fate through cheats, (of near omniscient knowledge of the environment) determination and preservation to create truly unique story that which never could have existed within in the confines of the 'game' or life. In a sense, Oohashi-san really did create a masterpiece she would've died for didn't she?

That is something I can be satisfied with. <<less
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Playful Death
Playful Death rated it
May 30, 2019
Status: Completed
This is truly one of the most enjoyable novels I've read in a good while. Massive reccomendation. Good story with great characters with a holistic writing style. No obvious annoying holes to speak of. Just a great experience.

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0mniessence
0mniessence rated it
May 24, 2019
Status: epilogue
I LOVE this story! I am too lazy to write a review but this was my first yuri light novel I've read and I finished it in ONE day because I was so obsessed with the story and the cute main character and female lead! Claire and Rei are ADORABLE! Claire is a bit of a tsundere while Rei is more straight-forward with her feelings and is a genki-type character. They work very well together. I hope the author continues to write more stories!
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EndFrost
EndFrost rated it
May 18, 2019
Status: c101
The story is dramatic fun relaxing etc. The MC has a perfect balance of being smart or cunning and being stupid. Love it!
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