I’m Villainess But So Popular


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I possessed an extra character who is a villainess in a novel.

I tried to live a quiet life without getting involved with the main character.

“If you run away again, I’ll tie you up and take you to the palace.”

The second prince, who only looked at the original heroine, is obsessed with me.

“I didn’t do it for you, so don’t get me wrong.”

My self-proclaimed rival seems to have a crush on me.

“Ahh! She’s so beautiful!”

“If only I had been hit by her magic once!”

Suddenly, there is a fan club.

“Come, let us all pray reverently while looking at the picture of the noble Yerine.”

My favorite heroine became the president of the fan club.

…… Am I really the villainess?

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I'm a Villainess But So Popular
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Drenlith rated it
October 2, 2020
Status: c11
Starting off with maximum 3 stars for the illogical villains/cannon fodders and poor and foolish attempt to illustrate the world of royals and aristocrats.

Transmigrated MC somehow manage to pass with her poor act as a proper successor while her relatives act like savages and don't get tossed away right off the bat.

... more>>

Also acting hostile instead of pretending to be nice to MC in public makes no sense at all, at least for cannon fodders that managed to stow her away until the ceremony of succession)


Narrative lacks strongly in details both atmospheric and situational. You can tell author had done close to no research on the topic they wanted to write about based on a couple glaring mistakes like:

A. There are always some direct and rude dumbass that can't insult with insinuation but completely come off directly insulting considering they're aristocrats and nobles it's hardly the way to socialize.

B. Nobody, absolutely nobody in this story has an entourage, the prince, a frigging royalty goes to get his own chair at a social gathering???? Nobody is being followed by personal guard, maid or butlers.

C. The conversations are downright crass, MC knows what kind of a character she's dealing with, but still asks if directly an actual royalty if they've gone mad, oblivious to all the lèse majesté offenses she commits.

D. On the topic of formalities, nobody seems to address her by Lady, given she's from a duke's family.

Ofc the low-key overly possessive harem troupe is getting out of hand, it's not cute the way author writes it, it's plainly wrong. It's like having a group of kids fighting over a glorified toy.

At best this is a 3star novel, can't be expecting more than that. <<less
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nishiyuokami rated it
October 16, 2020
Status: c27
I’ll keep this short and sweet. This is an uninteresting story. That’s all there is to it. An overpowered protagonist with levels of powers that are unmeasured, uninteresting fight scenes that obviously favor the protagonist with no decent climaxes, is there really anything interesting about this story? Drenlith summed up the other parts pretty well, the author really has no idea about these social structures work and treat the titles are absolutely nothing. The author writes the first thing that comes to mind, without any proper research. Even if it’s... more>> a work of fiction, it still is unnerving. The protagonist has gotten no training on how to be a successor yet she does everything perfectly, she can do anything she wants without a problem. A smart and overpowered protagonist, man does that make it more interesting lol. Even if it supposedly gets better, what point is there for me to continue on if ~20 chapters doesn’t bring me into the story. <<less
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hikachin rated it
March 9, 2021
Status: c16
I--- I'm speechless. Literally how this story goes so far:

Mc: (breathes)

(People gushing at how cool she is) (ML falling more in love with her) (harem getting bigger) (fans fainting)
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Blisfulloblivion rated it
August 21, 2020
Status: c67
Starts off with MC transmigrating into an abused, orphaned villainess. Seems like the original was keeping low for some reason but MC decided to change things to improve her new life as the villainess. Need more to really comment but liking it so far.

Edit: Read more and it's boring. The story meanders like a drunk trying to walk a straight line and failing. Even when the story is on focus its still not very interesting. Almost nothing happens in any chapter just lots of empty words.
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Ruby_078 rated it
November 10, 2020
Status: --
I gotta admit tho, the first few chapters are very satisfying seeing the FL revenge. It was very good but after that, it turns to good slowly to bad. The FL are quite clingy, having a very bad attitude (just my opinion) and what's up with the 'she would be beheaded by the ML if she is not being unfavoured by him and that he can kill him whenever he thinks to' but later on acted like a total bit*h to the ML. Seriously, the ML deserved better😑. Honestly, I... more>> think the FL have this MC syndrome where she thinks the world revolves around her finger. Like come on, can't you control your word? How hard could it be, you b*tch??! (Sorry if my opinion is a little bit too harsh) <<less
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Arha rated it
December 9, 2020
Status: c80
Starts strong, but then, as usual, she has to become a high school student at magic school, where she is naturally the school ace beloved by all because... reasons. Might have been salvageable if she was as gay as she acts most of the time.
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ephemeralleniency rated it
December 17, 2021
Status: c40
To be honest, it's not a very good novel. It is fine if you want to read it in a row, but if you leave it at some point to read later you will not find the motivation to continue reading it.

At least that's what happened to me.

The structure of the novel focuses only on the protagonist, all the characters exist only for her, they have no personality and are like npcs, they only serve to enhance how beautiful and good she is. And those who do not like the... more>> protagonist are enemies of her.

Another point is that after reading the entire novel or only a part of it, no part of the plot leaves enough impact for it to stay in your memory. Honestly it hasn't been that long since I stopped reading it, but I don't remember anyone's names.

It's a novel that's fine to pass the time and you have nothing better to do, but if you have another novel you want to read don't read this one. <<less
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Bellcits rated it
June 24, 2021
Status: c17
i wrote a lot about hte plot but because my internet ddn't work I am writting a little and I don't want to elaborate again, bt the rating of 2 is me just having pity, it should be only 0.

1. Character are poorly written.

2. Male lead is annoying AF.

3. MC is Mute, she just reacts in her mind and does nothing, there's literally a annoying guy and she talks nothing about him or say to him "go away, I'm not into you or you're not my type", no actually she... more>> just shut ups and let him does everything he wants, he can even r*pe her, she probably won't even react or stop him, like saying "he royalty" doesn't make him protected, actually she has proof of harassment and witnesses, like the entire country for it, if it happened in the past what would happen would be conflict between the dukedom and the the emperor, but she would have huge advantage, the author ddn't research enough?! If that happened the prince would be punished by the emperor and most likely been removed of his position as a prince.

4. There's a lot of plot holes

the Original Owner of the body already had planned to do what the MC wanted to do, so nothing changed of the "original plot" from this, she would meet the prince anyway, even if she ddn't show her eye color or use magic the prince would be a annoying prick, so there's no way she would be killed in the original, the author is like the worst writter I even seen, the "original" and this should have no difference or just in case only one that was her magic being shown or not but she would be alive and the prince be annoying anyway


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Slowday rated it
January 12, 2021
Status: c28
Dropped it after 28 chapters... only reviewed after 90 chapters translated bc I really can't continue reading. The early chapters were fun to read, the MC discovering she had magic along the way and faceslapped the greedy relatives. But after that it became so meh.

The MC is way too overpowered, the ML seems to be on a super clingy side, fight scenes that felt bland (well I know it's shoujo but really... it's not satisfying at all). If you love a story with a school life background this might suit... more>> you, but it's not for me. It's even more boring than some school life JP transmigration novels.

The translators did great job tho. <<less
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Evellyn rated it
May 22, 2021
Status: c127
I finished this novel, so I think I can make a review now. Without spoilers.

Sorry for the mistakes I'm not english.

So, you can say why did she read 127 chapters of a novel she doesn't really like ?

... more>> Simply, this novel truly is not bad.

More than that, I rather like it.

Good points :

If you like reverse harem, this is for you. The heroine is strong, admired by all, revenge is satisfying and fast, improvement of the FL is fast too and she did great things. I sincerly like her.

The other character are all likeable (beside the bad guys : of course). Romance is cute.

It is well writen, made to be addictive during the read.

So I will begun by that : just doesn't listen all the negative comments and make yourself your own opinion of this novel.

Now, the bad points, and I'm afraid there are a lot. Because if I said I liked this, it's also because I love a lot reverse harem in manga / anime too, even when it's sometimes bad.

So this novel isn't bad but very lacking to me.

Bad points :

1- The romance. Without talking of the fact I preferred the second male lead, I didn't felt ANY alchemy between the ML and the FL. At most, the romance was cute, lovable, sweet and even lovely ! Yes ! But I need alchemy, I need attraction, I need more goosepumps because at the end I even find this romance... Boring. The relation isn't developped, the guy liked her for the beggining, there isn't anything between their relationship, there are both of the same standing, hansome, great... The perfectly boring relationship.

I wanted so much a reversal of the script... But no. So predictable. And I didn't understood why her heart fluttered TOO with the Second Lead for... Nothing.

And the finally declaration... pratically non-existent.

Second bad point : the story herself

A lot of person critized the fact the FL is so strong directly, is just perfect with everyone that loves her and can at everytime resolves all. That's true first. But that isn't the reason I didn't like it because I'm someone who in fact love things like that and that wasn't that damaging in fact. If in the first chapters you are not upset with that, the rest will go smoothly.

But just. One thing. The final fight with the principal and foremost villain of this novel.

I mean, FL is so strong, know a loooot of sorts, developped her magic for... Nothing ? I will just say for non spoilers the final fight was very desapointing for me.


I know of course it was possible because she is so strong...... But... ONE WISH ?! One wish and "op" all is resolved, she almost died because of the magic consume of course but that's just for the suspens because "op" one another wish from the useless ML and her useless friends and "op" GOOD END : say I was disappointed is just a little of what I think of this scam. Simply, there isn't pratically any fight at all and that's just bad sorry. We don't even see the end of Iker wtf and what of the other Dukes ? Were they just all useless ? Isn't they are the most powerful ? SO WHY DO THEY ARE SO USELESS. Sorry sorry I will stop here


Also, the fact the villain isn't developped, the others characters are pratically useless and just admire her... Yes that's a lot and there is more to say but I stop here.

BUT I saw some good comments on the last chapters so it's mean some people really liked it so just please make your own view of this. <<less
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Psychobunny rated it
January 31, 2021
Status: c110
I love this novel, but then again, I like reverse harem novels.

It's nice reading a story where there is no s*upid misunderstandins, the FL is smart and get along with her friends, no jealous crazy unreasonable villain/villainess.

It remind me a bit of Harry Potter, with the teachers not helping at all and the students taking charge of whats going on. Also the magic school and magical world.. you know?

I laugh at many chapters and there's also a bit os mistery about herself and other characters, it progress a little slow... more>> but the chapters are long, so every update is enjoyable.


she is aware of the romantic interests feelings, just not into romance right now, she has other concerns, a lot of responsabilities, but that doesn't stop her from enjoying a good eyecandy... btw, not yuri, just a helthy stan/simp relationship lol

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Starla_Blue rated it
September 29, 2020
Status: c36
So far so good! It was cute how Erica and Cassius follow Yerine around. I hope Yerine will show her stronger side in the upcoming chapters. Well, I’m pretty sure all the characters aren’t introduced yet. (Or am I the only one who thinks like that?) Anyhow, I really am loving this.
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November 14, 2022
Status: c43
Translation is good, story is rather similar to some others I enjoyed, but something is just missing. It feels like all the ban*l parts of better novels while missing the interesting things. It was interesting at the start, but the whole revenge part goes out very quickly and the story is left without a real antagonist or anything to drive the plot forward. Its just more and more examples of how someone or the other loves the MC and acts like a crazy fanatic.
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RaraRosette rated it
January 15, 2022
Status: c156
The overall plot is exciting but the storyline is so-so. At first, I don't like the MC. Especially when she meet the Crown Prince (real Villain). I thought she was s*upid. Why would you follow someone you didn't even know to some secluded place? That just like giving a chance to anyone who has a grudge on you to kill you. I also nearly didn't want to finish reading the side stories with them all just about their fluff moments. Sigh.
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calypsoxin rated it
August 21, 2021
Status: c65
The MC is a Mary Sue.

She adapts unusually quickly to the fact that she had apparently transmigrated and has a keen eye for detail, instantly recognising the novel and character she transmigrated into. Her newfound powers are extremely powerful; not OP enough to be a god-level cheat, but enough to take the top spot between the other successors, which is far-fetched considering they've probably spent their entire lives working on their magic whereas the original host was self-taught and everything came from her abundance of mana. She has everyone falling... more>> at her feet with the smallest of actions, to the point where the original heroine set up a fanclub for her, with the ML as a member too.

The ML was supposed to be ruthless, cruel, and most importantly, the cause of the original host's death, but when they meet for the first time, he is introduced as someone who is incredibly smitten with her thanks to [something related to their childhood that the MC doesn't remember]. As the novel progresses, he is seen to be obsessive and clingy towards her; he transferred into her school when he knew she'd be leaving her territory to attend school in the capital. He's also forked out entire gold bars to buy one picture of her. Like the MC says, how is the country going to survive with a second prince like this?

Plot progression is slow, with some chapters just being conversations or just a single battle. The translations aren't helping either, because descriptions of whatever's happening doesn't make any sense and the words chosen are so ill-fitting that it ruins whatever momentum that was building up. Examples of phrases from chapter 65:

    • I was sung there, and I wasn't very pleased with his order to talk here while he talked there.
    • Still, it was not without light at all, so as time passed, I began to see my eyes little by little.
    • "No problem. I don't want to talk about it anymore. I'm going back." That's how I turned around. But at that very moment, the man snapped my shoulder. "Let it go."I lightly shook off the man's hand and moved my steps. But the moment I turned my head straight away, there was definitely a man pushed from behind, standing in front of me.
Do you see what I'm working with here? I want to enjoy this, I really do, but how can I do so with this quality? I'm grateful that the translations are free, but for the love of god, I hope they get an editor.

Edit: Drenlith and nishiyuokami's reviews included points I missed, so do check theirs out too if you've managed to read through all of mine! <<less
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bloodywonderful rated it
September 24, 2020
Status: c1
Well so far not bad, it seems quite interesting. At least I hope it continues like this and that instead of getting better, in the end it gets worse (Ah, it sounds pretty bad, what I mean is that it is quite good, that is, I like it, I just don't want the ending to be bad)
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znukhsoc rated it
January 8, 2023
Status: Completed
I felt like people are being unfair to this novel. Honestly, it was not as bad as mentioned. Since there was a balanced story flow... IT WAS better than MOST novels on this site. DEFINITELY doesn't deserve a 3.2 average. Well, the final arc's ending is a bit quick but the side stories conclude the story of the side characters well enough.
One more thing I didn't like about the final arc was...
... more>>

Everything was solved with wishes + dragon lady, it cheapened the whole meaning. Also big bad crown prince just... disappeared. It didn't feel right, he tortured killed many, tormented ML since childhood but he just... disappeared.

UGH I wish I could give this a FULL 4 but remembering the crown prince's end, I don't wanna.
WELL I enjoyed all the other arcs so I can't classify this as a bad novel. 3, 5 STARS. <<less
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