It Seems Like I Got Reincarnated Into The World of a Yandere Otome Game


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As a precocious child, Lycoris suffers from a strange sense of deja vu. On the day her father told her about her fiancé, she realizes that her fiancé was a character from an otome game she once played in a previous life.

“I am the heroine’s rival from the game?

And in the bad ending, I get stabbed to death?

What a joke.”

A story in which the protagonist is determined to avoid a yandere situation.

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Yandere-kei Otomege no Sekai ni Tensei Shite Shimatta Youdesu
Related Series
Kenkyo, Kenjitsu o Motto ni Ikite Orimasu (6)
Shini Yasui Kōshaku Reijō to Shichi-nin no Kikōshi (6)
I Reincarnated into an Otome Game as a Villainess With Only Destruction Flags… (4)
The Male Lead’s Villainess Fiancée (4)
(Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated! (3)
Common Sense of a Duke’s Daughter (3)
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Doropyan rated it
May 2, 2016
Status: Complete
Reviewed after finishing the webnovel

I like it. I really did. I was on a reading spree where most of the MCs who regain their memory of a past life and reincarnated as a game character have ended up as someone who is completely oblivious to the affections around them. To clarify: it means they believe they’re the matchmaker and don’t even consider the fact the characters could fall for her. What I liked about this character is that
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she accepts the fact her actions have changed characters and interacts with them as if they are human. She slowly becomes part of the world instead of treating herself like an outsider, or treating it like a game. She’s not purposely flamboyant in acting out her villainous role which honestly makes some MC just seem ditzy. Even better, we have a single love interest. I’m not against reverse-harems. Heck I love them but it’s nice to see the feelings between everyone, or a certain pair develop.

The ending was unexpected. I expected the secret character. I knew the heroine would end up liking the MC and somewhat worship her. She was given her own little romance too and that was bonus. What really surprised me was that final scene with the notebook. I had basically forgotten the world MC as living in was a game and the notebook really emphasised it. There’s a little hint to the mysteries of this ‘game world’ she knows. In the end MC really accepts the fact she is alive and living in a real world and not a game. So what if it’s similar to a game she played in her past life? It is of no consequence to her and she is just going to pave her own path in this world.


It was a pleasant read and I recommend it to people who likes a MC who knows when to stand her ground and when to yield. A little yandere drama never hurt. It honestly has a great plot. <<less
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Shio rated it
June 4, 2016
Status: v3c11
If there's something lacking from translated otome-based novel in general, it would be romance. Other novel protagonist are either too busy escaping his/her bad end, too dense to create proper romance, or are still too young for a relationship. It's otome game, where's my sweet romance moment (#`皿´) /

Reincarnated into Yandere Otome Game, while not having too much rabu~rabu~ moment, have one of the best relationship among the novel that I've read. You could really see Wolf and Lycoris's closeness, and how they influence each other's life. The MC is... more>> aware of the feeling around her (and not only love related) and act properly. While I am not a big fans of yandere, I have to say that they are a good thriller source.

+ points for the illustration. I really like Lycoris and Wolf's design <<less
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Khriss rated it
April 22, 2019
Status: Completed

Tips for all readers: don't read the 4th arc. The official story ends at the third, and if you want to keep the feelings of respect you will have for the story, don't read the 4th arc. It's not bad. It's just boring and a waste of time. And it's really off-topic and quite frankly, I don't quite understand why it exists!

So. I'm rating this as of end of arc 3 and short stories.

Great read!

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Ritu rated it
July 18, 2017
Status: --
101% recommend. This is one of the best otome game transmigration stories out there. Very nice plot with good character development. Each character is very likeable. The MC especially is a very level headed and has a clear view of what she wants. She isn't dense like other MC's of otome novels. Regarding the yandere part, it's there but not the focus of the story. The plot progresses in such a way that you are forced to come back and wish for new chapters.
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Delaura rated it
September 10, 2017
Status: v3 epilogue
I love our MC, and she became my fav MC so far.

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MC fell in love with ML, and be true with her feeling. Not like some other, she didn't avoid ML just because it might lead her to happy ending route which was BAD for herself. Well, she even befriends the heroine in a blink.

Without being OP chara, she loves and be loved. Solve every struggle with more or less normal way. Normal... I mean, she act like a human being. A child need adults for some big problems. A girl sometimes should be protected by her lover, brother, or friend. And of course, by no mean she is weak.

MC is strong. She knew when to protect, and when to be protected.


Even with Yandere attached in title and tag, I find this novel so heartwarming. To the point of the villain looked like a victim, I ended up wish a happy future for him. <<less
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torichowchow rated it
December 29, 2015
Status: --
It's definitely more interesting than some of the other generic "reincarnation otome game"esque stories, but since there is the tag "reverse harem", I somewhat worried it might result into the generic harem ending. Sigh, but that might be what I get for reading it, fully aware it might turn into another burikko novel.
But for now, 5 stars it is.
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IvaAres rated it
July 7, 2020
Status: Completed
This was a very fast and interesting read. There wasn't much confusion or anything going on in this novel. To me it was pretty light hearted. I wanted to see more interaction between the MC and ML during the school arc.

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Especially considering the fact that she confesses to Wolf in that arc


I loved that their weren't like 3 guys fighting over her like in some other novels I've read. I dont like harems or reverse harems. I just want a normal 2 person relation and this novel gave it to me! <<less
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dysry rated it
August 7, 2016
Status: v3c13
The MC is placed in a reverse harem story where all the capturable characters are yanderes due to childhood traumas or random quirks in their personalities. Not wanting to die, she set out to change them, and somehow obtaining their affections in the process. The MC is a cute character, and the male leads aren't so bad since she prevented them from being as warped, but the story itself feels like its missing a huge chunk in the middle. It starts when she's a child, meeting 2 of the male... more>> leads, and after they've settled into their roles, the story just automatically jumps a few years into a new setting to add in the original protagonist, and other capture targets. While we can pretty much make out the missing years, it'd still be nice for the author to include a few chapters as they grow into the role. While the MC would also be given more opportunities to demonstrate her personality. Overall, the characters are quite likeable, and the story itself is cute and has some depth, but the fact that most of these scenes are mostly there to explain why the male leads fall for her or to sideline a major event, somewhat limits their values to reactive actors who just respond to a situation or development that the game/author throws at them. <<less
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Poor_Hero rated it
February 9, 2016
Status: --
the MC regains a bit memory from her past life, that is, she is a villainess of an otome game, which genre includes yandere. She determines to live longer, unlike the original game, she tries to change some of the capture targets' personality, though she thinks not much changed because of the limitation of her memory. The story was quite enjoyable and many of the characters introduced are, be warned, yandere. The plot and the comedy are quite good as well. Her personality is the best XD looking forward to... more>> her ending. <<less
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tinkerbel99xmn rated it
November 16, 2018
Status: v4 extra

I soooo love this. The yandere parts here aren't that excessive but when an event like that happens, the heroine perfectly depicts how she handles the situation and the yandere. The drama is also just enough, not that strong unlike your usual stories with a yandere in it. The pacing might be a bit fast but it's still detailed that you won't be left hanging. Hail all yandere!
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hawlol rated it
July 27, 2018
Status: v4c6
This is the best otome-game novel I've read so far, and I've read them all up to the 1000th rankings.

The characters are liakeable, deep and not one dimentional. There are no evil young masters or spoiled ladies plaguing everyone everywhere. Even the side characters have their own personality.

The story is nice and heartwarming. There are good drama and romance moments.

Most otome-game's novels discards the game settings and events a few chapters in. In this one, however, a lot of events still matter, and even the climax is a secret event... more>> from the game.

The MC is likeable and kind. She solves problems being a nice and civilized girl. No faceslaping, killing, hitting or anything like that.

All being said there are two bad points about this novel:

    • The title: There's nothing yandere in this. While the original game is portraited as yandere, there's no violence in the story, at all. This might annoy some readers that got in expecting horror/gore/suspense.
    • Pacing: The pacing is a little too fast and the game setting ended too quickly. There was a lot more that could be done in that arc, especially more development of the game heroine and main villain relationship. (Not the MC but Lily and Gif)
Still, I consider this a must read for anyone that enjoys the genre. Translation is also on point which is a big plus. A really underrated novel on this site. I'm glad I was bored enough to comb through the rankings. <<less
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liel08 rated it
January 12, 2018
Status: Completed
Very Recommended for all those "Reincarnation into otome game" fans! It's very different from the other novels like this setting, it takes a more mature and serious pace but still with it's funny moments.

The MC in this novel is a realistic person that is not dense like other MC's, she fully realizes her mistakes, able to come up with decisions that will be helpful to those around her, even while having the disadvantage of not knowing what's going to happen in the future while interacting with the capturable targets.

her relationship... more>> with wolf is enviable (i wish I was her! Oh wolf *^*), and she took great part in making the other characters change in a good way. Although I would've liked scenes wherein wolf and lycoris is on a date or something, and I would've wished the 12 yrs old arc was longer, it did not slightly make me want to change my rate of 5 stars to this, her relationship with the heroine is also nice because we get to see a part of the thoughts of MC when she was being bullied and about her past as well, which other novels like this lack.

Overall you got to read it to fully to understand what I love about this novel, it only took me about a 2 days to read all of it. And I did not regret reading this! <<less
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Sinking Ship rated it
August 12, 2019
Status: Completed
At three volumes (and fourth volume of random side stories unrelated to the main plot) this story is short for being in the "otome villainous reincarnation" genre and it shows. Despite there being five "capture targets" only two of them get fleshed out to any degree and the MC falls in love with the first "capture target" she interacts with and sticks with him throughout the story.

Compared to other examples in the genre where the MC interacts extensively with all the capture targets, fully fleshes out their various backstories and... more>> engages in annoying will-they-won't-they stuff for chapters on end this story seems really short and succinct. Whether that's a good or bad thing is up to you. In my opinion, if you just read this as a simple love story it's pretty good. But if you expect it to do much with "otome reincarnation" premise you might be disappointed. <<less
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someoneoutintheworld rated it
July 24, 2019
Status: Completed
It’s my favorite novel of this genre, and I wish it was even just a bit longer so I could enjoy the characters more.

However, I highly advise against reading the 4th arc unless you just want to have the satisfaction of having completed a novel. The 4th arc is long, tedious, and has nothing to do with the main story. I only pushed myself to finish it because I didn’t want to have dropped such an otherwise amazing novel.
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Aisha Ann rated it
December 16, 2018
Status: Completed
This is not bad, not good. Not my type. My first impressive toward male lead is he doesn't deserved MC, he is so arrogant who look down to world. MC is so weak who is scare of being killed off and male lead. I feel funny when this adult MC scare of small arrogant ML in their first meeting. How she speak polite to him. She is so useless, weak.

I like most character is heroine and step brother, I ship them. Heroine is decent, not like scheming b*tch. Step brother... more>> is good too. I will give five star if they both had their relationship and is protagonist of novel. <<less
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Gluttony rated it
November 6, 2018
Status: v4 extra
What begins and perhaps progresses as a relatively average but enjoyable novel becomes incredibly powerful because of the surprising themes and observations which come through at times within Lycoris’ relationship with others. The last volume, almost perceived as an ‘extra’, provides a strong sense of thematic closure and growth that strangely ties the whole novel together despite being quite estranged from it,

The novel was overall really fun, fruity, and easy but left me feeling contemplative which I think is the best feeling of all.
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etherealbao rated it
October 27, 2018
Status: --
I don't quite remember the ending, but I really love this! From the way it's written (I don't expect it to be that detailed) and the characters chemistry. It has the tag reverse harem, but I think only two people in the harem? (Sorry it was a while ago since I read this). I also love the MC, she is not the dumb and dense MC.

If there is one thing I don't like, probably the length. I expect it to be longer, at least 50-60ish chapter because there is still... more>> a lot of potential to continue the story. <<less
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KKristen rated it
April 15, 2018
Status: v4
This is a very charming coming-of-age story.


After feeling a sense of deja-vu for her entire life, young noble girl Lycoris suddenly awakes memories of a previous life at the age of ten. She learns that she was the "villian" who opposed the main character and met a violent end in a yandere pc dating game -- where the characters are all twisted and have possible bad endings. This novel follows Lycoris's life as she tries to change her fate.

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While the reincarnated-as-the-villainess-in-an-otome-game plot has been done before in other novels, this story still has its own charm.

The heroine is likable, level-headed, and not OP or all-knowing. The side characters have interesting and complex personalities. The romance is gradual and believable (and not just a reverse harem, which is refreshing).

The translation quality is also pretty good. I'd give it 4-4.5 out of 5.

Overall, even if you've read other novels with similar plots, I still recommend that you try reading this.


The last book -- the extra "stage ghost" arc -- is long and dull. It has no relation or impact on the plot. You don't need to read it to enjoy the rest of the story. I actually recommend you DON'T read it. If you stop reading when the book is focused on the main character, you won't be bored and disenchanted at the end like me. That last arc lowered my rating by a full star. <<less
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eremedy rated it
March 31, 2018
Status: v3c23
Not complete yet but the arcs it currently has are worth re-reading. MC is interesting to read about, her character is great. Most of the characters love her and it's written well, but she has a 1v1 romance with her ML... who is, of course, very very into her. Love the romance.
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procrastination_day rated it
December 2, 2017
Status: Completed
The plot runs smoothly and progresses at a steady pace. It has often an easygoing feel to it inspire of the protagonists many worries. But occasionally and suddenly shocking scenes may turn upp- the Yandere aspect.

The different characters are fairly mature so they may pleasantly surprise.

There's also a minor, but nice twist at the end. May leisurely enjoyed.
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