Shini Yasui Kōshaku Reijō to Nana-ri no Kikōshi

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On one spring evening when I was eight years old, I realized that I was Erica, Duke of Aurelia’s daughter.

Huh, did I get reincarnated into a fantasy world?

Moreover, it was the romance-fantasy girl game that had the reputation as being bloody, 『Liber Monstrorum ~Phantom Beasts and the Winter Princess~』

The face that was reflected in the mirror was the villainess character of that game.

After repeatedly harassing many characters, including the heroine, she would surely die at the beginning in a bizarre incident. She was a villain who deserved to get the consequences!

—I absolutely didn’t want a destiny like that, though?

No, for me who had remembered the memory of my previous life, there would be no such a thing.

In my previous life, I was harassed by an angry yandere man who said ‘I am absolutely in love with you’ and accused me many things.

My cause of death was also from being stabbed by another yandere man who I only had talked with a few times….

If it was the proud villainess Erica, would the misunderstandings like with the previous life’s yandere men still happen …?

In that case, it would be fine as long as I dealt with the death flags that I had raised.

All right! First of all, before the bizarre incident began at the Magic Academy, I would strike down the death flags accordingly!!

It seemed that I was about to die.

Eeh, how did this happen—!?

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Duke's Daughter Who is Liable to Die and the Seven Nobles
死にやすい公爵令嬢と七人の貴公子
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Recommendations
Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Hata o Tatakioru (3)
I Reincarnated as a Noble Girl Villainess But Why Did It Turn Out This Way? (2)
Tensei Shoujo no Rirekisho (1)
Otome Game Rokkushuume, Automode ga Kiremashita (1)
Mushoku Tensei (WN) (1)
Hachinan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! (1)

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11/13/18 Starry Night Translation c91
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Kerosen
New Kerosen rated it
November 9, 2018
Status: c13
The way MC think is somehow weird to me. Maybe because she is 8 years old? But how she driven to avoid death flag clearly sttate that she is at least 18 years old in mentality. Yet despite knowing how incapabe she is she refused to ask for help. Its so confusing.

How the MC act on situation is far from being rational.
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In arc one it stated that the cause of death flag is ancient alchemist ghost that achived hand of midas alchemist level. MC UNCONSIOUSLY blurted the key item to Klaus and everything work in accordance otome game. The F***. She then trying to salvage the situation by HERSELF who is a TRASH. She did not even try to notice the parent or her relatives. The F***. Why? Is this a 18+ y.o. Normaly think?

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Agecaf
New Agecaf rated it
November 7, 2018
Status: c88
It's good. It's a classic reincarnated-into-the-villainess-of-an-otome-game novel, with a few key twists;

  • The villainess in the otome basically dies as mook #1 in mysterious incidents. This makes the story a mix between adventure, mystery and action, with romance taking a clear backseat.
  • While the MC played the game, she only got to play two scenarios before she was stabbed to death. Thus, while she does have fairly good info in the first few cases, she'll have to do quite a lot of investigation on her own later on.
  • The MC fights on through the combined power of friendship, cunning, and pure dumb luck. The butterfly effect is strong in this novel, and seems to work in karmic ways.
It's good.
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aceclover95
aceclover95 rated it
June 15, 2018
Status: c153
I'm the translator, so maybe I'm biased.

So, first of all, if you were searching for romance you would be disappointed because while there is a romance genre, it would be one-sided from the boys because of Erica's past traumas. The focus of this story is not romance, but mystery and action. Because, throughout this story, Erica would try to uncover the cause of her death flags which usually had a deeper reason or became a plot for the next arcs.

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Every arc, there will be one male lead that became the focus of the story. But that is not to say that everyone would be Erica's suitor.

What I love about this story is, first, the world building. The author build the world of this novel in detail, but each detail was given gradually, each one complimenting the other and made the world more 'whole', but it doesn't feel like an info dump. The history of the continent, the relationship between each continent or country, each country's characteristic, all of those were factoring in how the characters fought and their personality. This bring me to my next point.

What I love next about this story is the character development and the character building. This novel starts when Erica was 8 and the other main casts either 8, 10, or 20. What happened to each character in each arc developed their characters and their roles in the story. Also, just from few appearances or short conversations, the personality of each character is shown and they don't feel flat. It makes the readers interested in those characters and wanted to get to know more about each characters. For example is Erica's father. In the first arc his only real appearance was in chapter 16. But we can grasp his personality as a serious person that loves his children. For character development, I will give a little spoiler for example. Erica, in the earlier arcs is not a good liar. After she lied so much about her part in each case, she became a better liar. This is just a small example of this.

Third, I love the plot. While the start of the premise is the typical I-reincarnated-as-a-villainess, I love how the author execute this. There are actual reasons for each death flag, not just 'I get executed because I ridicule him/her' but a deeper, and reasonable reason. For example in the arc one, while in the 'actual game' it seems like Erica died because she lured Ann to the ruins and the possessed Ann killed Erica in revenge, the actual reason why she got killed by the evil spirit was because the evil spirit had a deep grudge with Erica's ancestor. Also, I love how the author threw out hints for the plot from the very beginning of the arc, but we will only see the significance of those hints in the later arcs. Like the necklace Erica has in the first arc. This actually tied up to the real antagonist of the story. So for each arc, there are interwoven plots that would be uncovered by Erica.

Finally, I love how everything happens for a reason and not just a plot armor. I will address some of the examples. Her calmness in deathly situations: because she has already experienced death in her first life and knew about her death flags, she has somewhat a resigned view about her own death. Then why is she still struggling to destroy the death flags? Because it impacts not only her, but also the capture targets and the people around her. She doesn't want other people to get hurt or died. Why does she always go head on against the danger? Because rather than sit around and wait for something to happen, she prefers to destroy the source of the death flags once and for all. And how does she know about the composition of wands and golem technology? It turns out that her mother taught her since she was one year old. And why did her mother teach her since young? This will be explained in later arcs.

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So. Just because there is almost no romance, doesn't mean it's a bad novel. <<less
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Koobie
Koobie rated it
June 4, 2018
Status: c15
I binge read all the chapters today. The translation is so smooth that it was a pleasure to visualize the scenarios just by words. The plot was something refreshing from the boring I-reborn-as-a-villainess premise as it packed with fantasy and action rather than romance. The world buiding was amazingly detailed which is fairly rare for an otome setup and OH MY GOD I love the author's dark tone (as expected from a R-15 novel).

If you actually paid attention to the tags above, there were Strategist and Clever Protagonist which are... more>> worth mentioning here. The MC is not overpowered, instead she is the smart and meticulous type. However, she's also one with extreme bad luck to the point you had to pity her.

Spoiler

*Again MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!*

We are at the first acr where Erica currently tried to avoid her death by not bullying the ML's younger sister, Ann. Pretty cliché yet the background story had more. To escape from her dead end, Erica must NOT provoke the sister to enter the Ruins of Visitor where she would be possessed by some evil spirit. And she somehow managed it. However, she could not stop Ann's brother, Klaus (male lead in this arc) from sneaking in, leading to Ann's following him herself. Erica had no choice but to enter the ruins as well, of course after being well-equipped (good job girl).

Here in the ancient labyrinth, she miraculously miserably caught a deadly curse (placed by her big brother Edward lol), assisted the trouble maker brother and sister out of the ruins and still unluckily awoke the evil spirit. With help from the siblings, she battled against it only to realize the primary cause of her later death was not for Ann to be possessed. It was because the evil spirit hold such a deep grude toward Erica's ancestor that it would kill her regardless. The only choice for her was to defeat this evil spirit, which was in a shape of a dragon with enormous power.

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A very good read I must admit. <<less
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Eristol
Eristol rated it
June 13, 2018
Status: c14
Nice change of pace. I always liked game elements and magic and dungeon stuffs and this novel actually perfectly mixed this genre with the otome game genre and it was well executed! For an otome game trope it's an unusual one, death flags or not at least it's full of adventure rather than daily day to day slice of life like the others of this background.
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Chaku
Chaku rated it
June 8, 2018
Status: prologue
What would you do if you were a walking death flag? Our delightful MC is like a cursed being, one who inadvertently triggers death flags without even trying.

The avoid death flag trope in stories like these has an added twist usually foreknowledge of certain events will enable you to prevent a gruesome end further along, but in our MCs case, just doing that will trigger yet more death flags, its as though the story is staying true to her end destruction.

The MC herself is resourceful, clever, and quick-witted, she struggles... more>> to overcome each obstacle with everything she has, doomed to suffer death flags till she eventually resolves the original trigger to that event (hopefully she dies from old age..) You refuse to accept her fate, constantly rooting for her as she desperately avoids every deadly encounter. The supporting cast so far is interesting, characters that you want to invest time getting to know, overall an enjoyable read which I fully recommend being added to your reading list. <<less
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lazynoodles
lazynoodles rated it
June 8, 2018
Status: c18
I normally love the villainess in an otome trope and I can admit I love isekai in escapist un-ironic sense. However, I LOVE how this particular story subverted my expectation in an amazing way. This is how I felt when I first read about bakarina in another version of these tropes and somehow this ended up being better than that! Though, those who expect and want romance to happen are going to be waiting for it maybe up onto forever due to the MC's past life's trauma. The author does... more>> write how this factor impacts everything in a funny way but the author makes it no laughing matter. As in it impacts the way the MC behaves, how she moves to deal with it, and how it drives the story. It has a lot adventure, mystery, and the translation is handled AMAZINGLY - in my humble opinion. Shout out to Starry for bringing this story to the English reading public. <<less
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lollipopmixclo9
lollipopmixclo9 rated it
June 8, 2018
Status: c18
Honestly, the first arc just finished, and I felt so lost.

However, I am not lost about the plot. I am just lost on how the story is going to proceed. The worldbuilding is interesting as well as the mechanisms for using magic or tools. And even though it only has few chapters, the characters are cute and interesting too! Moreover, the translator devotedly explains more about the meaning of proverbs, names, and the story itself. They also provide more clarification about the use of magic in the setting, making the... more>> story engaging for us. So, thanks for the detailed infos, translator~

And as the tag suggested, the main character "reincarnated into a Game World". So, much like most "Shoujo" tags, the main character has reincarnated into the Villainess of that world. In contrast to most Villainess stories though, this one has the "Mystery" genre attached to it. It's strange for a "Shoujo", "Villainess Main Character", and "Reincarnated into a Game World" novel to have a mystery tag, at least, for me. But, that's what makes this Villainess novel to be interesting.

Spoiler

When Erica Aurelia knew that Ann will come hunt her if she dies, Erica realized that Ann didn't come after her for revenge, but she came back because the spirit, Zaratan, wanted the Aurelias to be dead.

Spoiler

The spirit later on realized that he wasn't killed by his creator, but that the creator was killed separately from him.

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Also, I adore the fact that Erica's game knowledge is quite limited
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given the fact she was killed three days after getting the game, and she was only able to capture two main leads in game.

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But, with that limited knowledge, she is meticulous, resourceful, and careful. She manages to quickly grasp her situation and quickly act on how to prevent the downfalls.
Spoiler

When Klaus Harvan, one of the main leads, venture through the Ruins of Visitor, Erica thoughtfully collected wands and items she knew she'll need when going into the unknown.

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In truth, this novel reminds me of Tensei Oujo wa Kyou mo Hata o Tatakioru especially because of the main characters being proactive, so for anyone who reads that novel, one should also check this one out too!

∠ (ᐛ 」∠) _ <<less
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Ai chan
Ai chan rated it
October 20, 2018
Status: c86
Ohh! Ai-chan is very pleased with this novel. Normally, Ai-chan would stay away from 'villainess' novels but this is a very good one. Unlike other villainess novels, this one retains the purity and sincerity of youth and also provides rich reading experience. It's like reading a detective novel set in a fantasy/magical dating sim. The protagonist while having a special power is not overpowered. It's actually the capture targets who are overpowered.

She's more like a savant who have strong talent in one area but extremely debilitated in another area. Anyway,... more>> I want to see Battleship Erica! <<less
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Shinichioiyx
Shinichioiyx rated it
October 17, 2018
Status: c42
This is not my cup of tea.

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While the plot itself is good, MC is literally a hindrance in combat scenes from the beginning until where I got so frustrated that I stopped.

1. Despite knowing that she is powerless, she does almost nothing to rectify that. She should've first inform an adult of the situation and not charge in head first with no plans.

2. As a person with memories of the modern world and believes it to be accurate, the fact that she did not use it to her advantage is plain stupidity, especially when she knows that the chances of her getting killed is high.

3. After the almost disaster of the first incident, she did not learn from her past mistakes and try to ensure that at least her safety is guaranteed before going to save others. Almost no character development whatsoever.

4. Having died from an attack by her yandere stalker, she barely showed any signs of trauma. It's clearly not something a person can just simply brush it off.

5. For some reason, the author seems to likes to put her in a 'damsel in distress' situation. Coupled with the fact that everyone else around her seems to be so OP, that when they're put beside her, her weakness became even more glaring obvious.

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Having said all that, maybe you'd like this type of story so I strongly suggest you read it first before making any assumptions based on my comment. <<less
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Lily Noir
Lily Noir rated it
October 7, 2018
Status: c75
Excellent!

This is, in my opinion, one of the top three novels in this genre. There is balance between the setting, plot and character development, and the characterisation of individuals is superb - none of them feel dry or cardboard cutouts.

The translator also does very good work. The translation reads nicely, and there are footnotes that explain certain terms and names (since the author themself draws from western folklore), as well as clarifications if certain chapters have setting explanations - for ease in comprehension.

All in all - 5 stars.
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cherries
cherries rated it
October 2, 2018
Status: c54
when I found this novel, one thing that attracts me the most is the cover.

It seems like "magic" + "dark", which is rare for a "shoujo" to have a light novel cover that way. From there, I read the tags and summary, got interested (plus point to the "isekai" genre), and decided to read the first few chapters.

after reading some, I concluded that this is one of the best shoujo light novel that I've ever read. The action and mystery make it really unique, the adventure in every arc is... more>> amazing too. And moreover, every arc have a backstory in the future of it's own (which I found it fun because the way Erica die is not sickness, exiled from the country, etc normal villainess flags—)

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rather, the cause are real fantasy. Like, being eaten with an angel, being killed by Ann who is possessed by an evil spirit uwuwu.

overall, the characters are great, and I hope that this won't be a harem (currently there're two boys, Klaus and Auguste).

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right now I'm in the start of arc 3, but I enjoyed the previous arcs and feel like this one will be enjoyable too.

the "world" in this light novel is very detailed, which is rare for a light novel to be described this detailed (it's not bad but I'm quite lost sometimes since there're so many names).

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and Erica is one of my favorite type of character, always smiling with a thin smile which seems like "don't come near to me".

I ship klaus with her~

also, one thing that I hope didn't happen in the future is Erica collecting the local beasts. I hope it won't happen.

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luvhiyorimi
luvhiyorimi rated it
August 22, 2018
Status: c56
I love the development of the story and how Erika comes to face life threatening situations where were friends would help her! I also love how she wouldn't be strayed by the male characters into falling in love with them. I am excited to see more future development and what will happen in 6 years time considering how she has changed her fate for 2 of the characters so far! It is nicer by the fact that she isn't swayed by the mental powers of others. I don't know if... more>> she is really dense but that characteristic of hers makes her loveable! <<less
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LittleGeneral
LittleGeneral rated it
August 7, 2018
Status: c48
World building x in-depth history and culture x clever and funny protagonist x likeable supporting characters x high-tier translators = what more could I ask for!
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nhattminhh
nhattminhh rated it
July 25, 2018
Status: c42
Well, the world building by this novel is ok and acceptable. However, the fact that the author make the Female lead give away her secret to so many people diminish the only reason why reincarnated novel is good in the first place. Reincarnated novels are good because it is a secret that give the MC mysterious atmosphere. It's was the biggest secret that the reincarnated character hold that make him/her special. Carelessly give away that secret turn the character away from mysterious type into a generic MC type that every... more>> slice of life novel already did to the death and they did it 100 times better.

If you are gonna make your character give away the biggest secret, do it in a grand event where everything is coming down or when the secret no longer matter. <<less
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LazyDays
LazyDays rated it
June 21, 2018
Status: c63
Its great action packed mystery of a villainous-reborn-in-otome-game setting. With wonderful translation.

Like, seriously. The first arc was practically Action/Mystery/Suspense. With some fluff padded at the start and end of the arc.
The second arc had worldbuilding galore and then buckets of suspense.

What I particularly enjoyed was how the protagonist was ridiculously outmatched by the arc boss. Like seriously, it felt that a Deus ex Machina was needed to get out alive but the solution was set up chapters ago.

For people who like the Otome setting in small doses, and Fantasy... more>> Action Mysteries. <<less
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Jullyenne
Jullyenne rated it
July 3, 2018
Status: c31
Oh wow oh wow oh wow. Such a pleasure to read, high quality translation, thrilling plot line and with just the right amount of romance and comedy, and at this point it isn't the highlight of the novel. The characters are developing incredibly well and it's such a pleasantly different take on the reborn-as-the-villainess trope, for instance there's a lot of action and adventure allowing it to be fully immersed in the fantasy world and only serves to enhance the reader's experience.

Absolutely, fully recommend. You won't get bored reading this... more>> and it deserves a binge reading session. The MC is an active participant in the plot and quite admirable, the 'love interests' are unique and are undergoing in depth development through the story arcs which is such a refreshing change, even though most of the interactions are from a singular viewpoint you don't miss out on their development at all. The pops of other viewpoints are appreciated though and really exposes the other characters. <<less
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Iika
Iika rated it
June 20, 2018
Status: c17
This is what I looking for!

I rarely like romance novel/light novel/manga, but this one is different. I really like Klaus's dere-dere reaction. And his sister... sometimes I think that Ann is the older one. Oh I love Erica and her bad luck. She reminds me of Harold Stokes from My Death Flag. I know these two not even similar, but...i don't know, when Erica hit every jackpot on that labyrinth, it always reminds me of him.

Well, thanks so much for translating this one.
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elite3
elite3 rated it
June 15, 2018
Status: c22
This novel was disappointing. I thought that it's a 4.5 rating so it might be good and I like otome game novel but this one doesn't interest me at all. If you like fantasy and the like then maybe this novel is for you. The balance isn't there, I feel like the author try to balance the novel with action and romance but it just feel shallow to me. Hey maybe I am just the problem or I have been reading too much top tier quality and Just being a... more>> picky person. <<less
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Evelyn008
Evelyn008 rated it
November 4, 2018
Status: c87
This was one of the best transmigration/reincarnation.. Novels that I've read so far. I loved and still love it.

It starts with the typical ''I need to crush death flags'' and ''I'm the villainess'' and ends with an WOOOAH, HOW IS SHE STILL ALIVE -you will understand what I mean-.

I really recommend this light novel. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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drollawake
drollawake rated it
September 15, 2018
Status: v5c1
Like most reincarnated in an otome novels, the MC gets caught up in a mystery that's bigger than what the original game lets on. Where this novel stands out is in its lore and pacing. Not only do we have a world that's rich in plot-relevant mythology and history, the unraveling of the mystery isn't bogged down by the usual romantic subplots and fanservice common in the genre (and shojo in general).

This is one of those rare female MC novels with a lot of plot, little romance (including baiting), and... more>> definitely no romance with the controlling creeps found in many Chinese novels. Oh, and she's NOT the loner type that some authors use as cover for writing what would typically be a male character. <<less
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PureBolt
PureBolt rated it
July 19, 2018
Status: c18
The fact that me an introvert like me made an account to review this novel speaks it all. Its a pretty amazing book that I would like to recommend to to avid readers of the otome reincarnation genre. The plot line is amazing and but its still too early to tell if its going to be a masterpiece but I would definitely put my money on this novel. Of course I would also like to thank the translator for the high quality translations 10/10 that makes this book more of... more>> a reason to be listed in my favourite novels of all time. <<less
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