The Last Boss Witch Will Keep Her Past Self’s Crush Until Her Dying Day

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Sonia Carnelian is the only daughter of the Witch of Salvation. However, during the wedding ceremony that was done in accordance with the treaty, the Prince breaks their engagement, and she is condemned as an evil witch.

“In the original work, ‘the last boss’ will get angry, but I’m not that stupid.” ― Sonia escapes the crisis with the knowledge of “anime” gained by peering through the previous life. And she gets the Prince’s Knight in exchange for the insult.

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らすぼす魔女は前世の最萌を飼い殺す
らすぼす魔女は堅物従者と戯れる
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PersonaJXT
PersonaJXT rated it
June 10, 2018
Status: c53
This was more disappointing than anything else.

Complete at 50 main chapters, 14 side chapters, a smattering of extra chapters, and a few chapters of a sequel. It's the story of Sonia, the supposed last boss of an anime, who learns magic to be able to see into the past. She goes beyond the norm and ends up seeing her past life as an anime okaku girl that was a big fan of the anime that is apparently Sonia's current life. With the goal of avoiding her demise, Sonia strives to... more>> make sure things don't go the way of the anime. Things nonetheless progress like the anime despite her not being evil and going around killing people and she ends up arriving at the scene where Prince Rain breaks off their engagement - the start of the story proper. Influenced by her past life, she then takes Bill, the knight of the heroine's party wielding an anti-witch sword, as payment for Prince Rain's actions and then goes back home with him. Not everyone is satisfied with this though and plots abound as people work in the background for their own goals, entangling Sonia (and Bill) despite her general desire to just be left alone.

It had an interesting start (stereotypical for the genre, but interesting nonetheless) and some interesting twists early on, but then it just never stopped. The plot twists kept coming until it started feeling stale and convoluted more than interesting. When half the story is, "Oh, but what actually happened was..." over and over about the same things it starts getting rather annoying.

To give a spoiler example,
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Sonia's mom is the witch that saved the country. But no, actually she's the witch that plotted to seize control of the country. But no, she ACTUALLY planned the war out to mitigate the losses to the country. But no, she really worked with the prince to overthrow the evil king. But no, she actually just wanted to get rid of a rival and steal her research. But no, actually... (not gonna spoil this one and beyond)

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. It just goes on and on and on like that, right up till the end.

It doesn't help that the explanation the author relies on for half the plot points is that
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they're not human (Sonia, Bill, Emelda, a lot of fathers, etc.)

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That's not to say I didn't have fun with it. I did finish the main story and did read some of the side chapters from the villain's point of view. But the more I read the less I enjoyed things to the point the only reason I finished was because I was already almost done anyways. The relationship between Sonia and Bill was fun at times, especially with how Sonia loved teasing him and stuff. Watching Bill fidget was pretty funny. I also enjoyed Emelda as an antagonist in the first half as it really felt like it was leading up to something interesting, though I felt the payoff was rather disappointing and full of plot contrivance.

I can't say reading this was a waste of time as I did finish it, but I also can't say I can recommend it at all. It tries too hard to have plot twists to the point the story is just a mess at the end. I'd say the first half is worth reading, but the second half drops the ball hard. There's currently a sequel in the works, but it's only a few chapters in and I haven't looked at it.

As for the translation, it looks okay. Maybe a "C-" or somewhere thereabout. One of the better examples of machine translation, but still machine translation nonetheless. There are a decent amount of inaccuracies, a lot of things that could've been translated better (missing nuance), and a lot of clunky English. More effort could be put into making things read more smoothly (because if you can't read Japanese you should at least make sure the English is at a high level), but it's far from unreadable and generally gets things correct enough. <<less
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LazyDays
LazyDays rated it
June 21, 2019
Status: c25
A story of a tsundere witch trying to turn a straight laced, witch-hating knight into a kept man.

It's working lol.

There's also a lot of shady politicking in the background and a dark backstory.
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digitalreader
digitalreader rated it
June 11, 2018
Status: c2
I have only read the first 2 chapters released but I found the it interesting. It might be a bit too soon to judge but I think this novel deserves a chance.

The MC has her engagement broken on her wedding day... she spins things to her advantage
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Luukia
Luukia rated it
February 23, 2019
Status: c20
I love that the MC, ML, FL is not a good or a bad guy. Especially the MC. She's so much human than the other MC in another novel. I can relate to a lot of her thoughts. I mean, just being kind and pretty won't cut it to survive in this cruel world. You need to be able to be realistic. Yes, I think the MC is really realistic.
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cheeto
cheeto rated it
July 8, 2018
Status: v1c6
Though it is kind of easy to foretell what will eventually happen by the end of the story, it is well written and translated. The chapters so far were easy to read, hopefully the characters will develop further as the chapters go on.

I'll give it a chance since it promises many bitter-sweet moments.
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samspd71
samspd71 rated it
July 24, 2019
Status: c25
3/5 - C Tier - Read It

What I liked most were the dialogues. Not only did they feel real, but they also weren’t just there for info dumps. Each conversation reveals more about a character, whether it be personality or philosophy.

Another point would be the writing. The style itself is already fairly unique, but the descriptions and pacing are also excellent. They are, however, not 'top-level' descriptions. Though it does serve well with the pacing and feel of the story itself.

Everyone seems to be scheming against one another left and... more>> right. Even allies seem like enemies just waiting to stab you and some enemies feel more like allies.

The characters and the world itself are not tied down by Sonia (the MC) and continue to move with or without her. Within the book, if it were not for her beauty and obvious skill with magic, she would seem like any other witch who just so happens to be smart and cunning.--Except, she's still at the center of most things, a spiral of mysteries and antics surrounding her.

The main plot is deep enough to soak your legs into but also shallow enough to be easily entered. It isn’t a mess nor is it as simple as ‘Get from A to B’. Yet, the author sucks at writing twists, the twists suck.

The translation quality, if I was to say, is not on the better end. Decent but not anything worth worshiping.

As a story of its kind, it deserves praise. However, as a warning, this is a review based solely on the current chapter count of 25. <<less
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Myky
Myky rated it
July 6, 2019
Status: c25
This is a pretty cute and enjoyable novel to read. The MC is eccentric and is literally only here for a good time and wants to just live and the ML is innocent and cute. Its fun watching their interactions. Its not too much and easy to like. (In my opinion ;0)

This isnt actually a spoiler, but a theory that some ppl have probably thought of already but..

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honestly I wouldnt be too suprised if emerald was the person looking for the rose gem. Shes got a short life span and maybe with the rejuvenation magic, she'd be able to live longer. While I understand that in the "original novel" things happened differently but emerald seemed SUPER adament about Sonia being guilty. If Sonia had just lived her "second life" as its been depicted, shouldn't emerald's vision thingies change? Idk

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anyway im patiently waiting for more chaptersss <<less
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Lady Lullaby
Lady Lullaby rated it
May 2, 2019
Status: c23
I loved this! I'm weak for this ML! He's just too cute!

The story is pretty confusing with the 'twists' on the "tragedy of 20 years ago" but it was not annoying in my case.

I say, try reading it! I enjoyed the story very much that I finished till this chapter.

... more>> The translation is done very well! Thank you so much for your hard work.
She/he also accepts all typo notifications and help to improve the translation! Can anyone help him/her? I want to but unfortunately I don't know Japanese.

Anyway, thank you for this fun read! I'll be back after a few months so chapters get piled up!
I wish you good health, translator! Thank you for translating this! <<less
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zavita
zavita rated it
August 8, 2018
Status: c9
Interesting story equipped with a formidable protagonist who is able to maintain his common sense in difficult situations and respond perfectly. Also some mysteries that add color to the critics.

I hope the reason for the witch hunt done by the previous king was revealed.
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