The Villainous Daughter’s Butler ~I Raised Her to be Very Cute~

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Regaining the memories of his previous life, Cyril realised that he was an otome game’s character, the villainous daughter– Sophia’s butler.

At the rate things were going, Sophia would eventually have the prince stolen away from her by the heroine, fall into darkness, and be executed.

Wanting to save the villainous daughter he was so fond of, Cyril moved to eliminate all the factors that would cause her to fall into darkness, raising her up to be a talented and beautiful girl who could win the prince’s love, however…

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Akuyaku reijou no shitsuji-sama ~ ore ga sodateta kanojo wa totemo kawaii ~
Villainous Butler
悪役令嬢の執事様 ~俺が育てた彼女はとても可愛い~
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KuroInfinity
KuroInfinity rated it
October 11, 2019
Status: v2 epilogue
I'm the translator, so what else did you expect? lol (Yes, I added the tags, I read the RAWs)

Before anything else though... yes, the protagonist is male, but this is a shoujo novel. Please keep that in mind.

This novel is a romance story about two characters. Sophia (The Villainous Daughter), and Cyril (Her Butler) .

Cyril reincarnated into a maiden game as Sophia's butler, and while one of his motivations is his self-preservation to avoid the bad ends where he's executed with her, he also truly wants to save her... more>> as well. He goes about this by polishing her charms (so she could win the prince's love in this life) and by destroying all the factors that could lead up to her execution ends, but his devotion to her unexpectedly ends up directing her love to himself instead.

Make no mistake though, this romance is a slow-burn. Cyril acknowledges her feelings for him, but he doesn't reciprocate them because he does not see Sophia as a love interest due to still having the mentality and preferences of an adult, making her only a child in his eyes. Though his perception of her does change as they grow up together, his number one priority is her happiness, and he doesn't want to involve her with all the complications that might arise from a noble like her being together with a commoner like himself.

For me personally, the main hook for this novel is the main protagonist, Cyril himself. He's the embodiment of what you'd expect from a maiden game capture target (despite not being one). He's loyal, devoted, selfless, honest, and by far the most gentlemanly character I've ever read about.

I really love this novel, and I hope you will too! (^^) / <<less
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TamaSaga
TamaSaga rated it
October 13, 2019
Status: --
It's a new take on the Villainous Daughter story. But unlike those stories where the otherworldly persons become a parent of the Villainess, same gender, or are immediately antagonistic, here is someone who is the opposite gender falling under the same age category and on her side.

Ah...3 strikes. You can see almost immediately why his perfect plans are going to fail...
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OtomeAddict
OtomeAddict rated it
October 16, 2019
Status: c3
The MC of the story is pretty much impossible to hate, he's grown up and realistic and a great shojo protagonist. He's a good guy and you can't help but to root for him. He is outstanding at what he does but the story doesn't push it into our faces just to show how awesome he is so it's not really the OP isekai trope. The FL of the story is also cute and likable.
In short what I'm saying about Cyril's character is that he is like the princely... more>> character of an otome game but he just doesn't really acknowledge it. By no means does this mean he's too dense to detect this or the feelings or the female characters though. This is not a Bakarina situation. He's humble not dense.
The story is paced well and each chapter is pretty substantial so it's satisfying to read. The translation quality is very good! <<less
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BabyDalyn
BabyDalyn rated it
October 13, 2019
Status: v2 epilogue
-As of October 13, 2019

Wew I just finished reading up to the current release on the raws and I must say I like these villainess reincarnation as a mob character and trying to help the villaness reform or save her from ruin. What's more refreshing is the heroine isn't depicted as scheming and evil as most villainess reincartion story goes but rather a friend or love rival in a positive light.

As the synopsis states, you can say this is a shoujo WN having male-demographic content and as of the raws... more>> I have read it was on the MC (Cyril's perspective) and I'm speculating throughout it would change to others.

Major spoiler read at your own sake

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Major Spoiler

As we jave known, Cyril is raiaing the perfect Ojou-sama that would charm any person and would be willing to do anything for the cute villainess' happiness but turned he was raising a somewhat yandere for him, neither in his knowledge that this villainous Ojou-sama has a plan of her own. If MC is a schemer, so as the young lady as she was educated by MC and neither the MC has any idea that what he taught the FL would backfire on him which is funny.

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On the side note I'm kind of fond of Alicia, the Otome game's protagonist, she's isn't depicted aa scheming or a wicked reincarnated person but rather a justifyable charcter, she is somewhat innocent but is a strong willed girl, I find her lovely and somewhat rooting for her.

As the general, mid part of between Volume 1 and 2 was kind of mediocre for me but when another twist and revelation was added kinda perked me up again.

It's a nice read in my opinion, for this time not much of character depictions except the main casts, excluding targeta of affection in the game, but the main cast aka Sofia, Alicia, Cyril and the prince, I like all their characters.

I am looking forward for more character developments adn their growth, MFL and otome heroine especially. Shuraba all the way!

P.S. Cyril gets spooked out whenever Villainess or heroine goes kinda yandere mode. <<less
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someoneoutintheworld
someoneoutintheworld rated it
December 8, 2019
Status: epilogue v1
Reminded me a lot of Akuyaku Reijo Ni Koi Wo Shite which I also think is amazing lol

A couple of things I like:
1. The main character understood that his actions have affected the original plot of the game, which earns him mad respects since in a bunch of novels the MCs are super dense and can't understand why the plot is straying from the original.

2. The villainess is smart, cunning, and strong :00 she's able to solve problems without having to always rely on the MC.

Honestly, the only part... more>> that I find kinda off is the fact that a bunch of the 12 year olds are way above their years, but the author also includes some that are simply innocent children which balances things out.

Anyways, check it out! <<less
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YoriMei
YoriMei rated it
December 26, 2019
Status: v2 prologue
So; you know those shoujo mangas with unflappable, perfect male leads that help the heroine and how we usually follow the girl as she fumbles to gain his attention/make him fall in love? That’s exactly that, but from the view of the perfect male lead.

It’s a very cute story nonetheless and even if it’s very cliche and shoujo-esque it doesn’t stop it from being an enjoyable read. The characterization and plot are shallow but what the story sets out to do, it does fabulously well. MC is cool andOP by... more>> being an adult stuffed in a child’s body and almost all-knowing in what to do, how to handle everything, etc. FL is viewed as the perfect lady, the epitome of classiness until she feels her Butler is going to be snatched by someone.

Overall, it’s nothing extremely new but nonetheless it’s enjoyable and if you have any urges for an entertaining story, I highly suggest this one. <<less
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anonmily
anonmily rated it
November 13, 2019
Status: --
Love this so much. MC is both logical and caring and their relationship is just so adorable and trusting. &Lt;3
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Ricelord
Ricelord rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: --
I've long been bored with the Japanese style of writing, but this reminds of the other isekai novel with the heterochromic eyed butler and the "villainous" noble lady. It's very different from the usual trashy stuff; I quite like the protagonist's devotion and sincerity (which was the reason why I dropped the other novel because it was spoiled to be a harem). I also like that although the protagonist obviously has an edge because of reincarnation, everything he has and everything he continues to gain is a result of his... more>> hard work. The only thing that followed him from the previous life was magic, so nothing like pulling plot out of thin air so far.

As long as the quality of the novel doesn't drop and it doesn't become a harem, this will stay a high rated novel for me. Give it a go, if you're into the genre, it's pretty decent. <<less
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tuckyken
tuckyken rated it
October 11, 2019
Status: v1 prologue
Simply reading the prologue is getting me hooked to this. Love the fluffiness that comes with yandere tag. I have only skimmed through raw + translated prologue though.
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Reindeer
Reindeer rated it
December 12, 2019
Status: v1c9
It's not bad but I don't think it's good enough to be read. Since I only tried this because of the translator's other work, I might as well use I'm an Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire! As a reference. I'm aware they're of different genres but I'm mainly going to talk about the writing style.

For one, it is too slow paced for my taste. Like seriously, I don't care about how using magic makes tea taste better or whatever. It takes every single thing so seriously, things... more>> that I couldn't really care about. On the other hand, Evil Lord gets many things done in a single chapter. Every paragraph has something significant going on and it really feels like the story is going somewhere. It's not a story where it explains how the MC does one thing for 10 paragraphs and the rest of the chapter is everybody else reacting to it. It's not a very interesting story when every other character only serves to praise how talented and competent the MC is despite his age or whatever. I don't particularly hate it when stories do that, but I definitely don't like it when that's the only thing they do.

The second is about the Female Lead. Something about her just doesn't feel right. It's like the joke harem on Evil Lord except it's written unironcally. She's obviously not that crazy of a ret*rd superfan yet, but the vibes that she's getting there is not a very good feeling. She's the master of the MC but she acts like she's his pet cat or something. Defeats the whole purpose of the master-servant relationship. I don't know if this is what other people wanted when reading a novel about a butler, but this isn't what I wanted.

The tendency of Japanese writers to make it as smooth of a journey as possible for the MC just ruins the story a lot of the times. Like the female lead obviously likes her butler but I guess it's okay since her father isn't saying anything about it. Saving child slaves? No problem, just go to the syndicate boss, pretty sure he'll welcome you there. Might as well impress him with your age while you're BECAUSE WHY NOT. This tendency is also shown on Evil Lord. In fact, it's way more than this. Except the fact is that it's part of the joke of the entire series itself that the MC somehow gets his path smoothened out unintentionally by other forces. Seriously, one more thing that's taken as a joke somewhere else written unironcally here.

I had more comparisons to Evil Lord than I thought I would but that's basically the gist of it. This is not just a complain about this novel but the entirety of Japanese webnovels in general. I don't like how they write them and although Evil Lord was somehow an exception to this, I was proven right again by this novel. It's not a horrible novel but when you've read too much for your own good, this is not the type of story you'd enjoy. <<less
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Nyamu
Nyamu rated it
November 21, 2019
Status: v1 epilogue
Its enjoyable and the translation is great. A little dramatic at times and the butler can also be a little "indecisive" since his MO and his master's MO differs... "slightly" < I don't know how else to phrase this.

Most of the other reviews says this already. So I will just "counter review" luisnestea's review.

He said that faction wars is at the very least NOT a life or death matter since they are all 12 year olds playing around. That is not true as children are supported by their parents who... more>> would make use of children incidents to do political stuff. The "friends" they make in school and their "actions/general stance" would also "decide the future course" of the nation. The only "problem" here is that there seem to be too many political savvy 12 years old running around.

Second, there is a fine line between straight up engaging in slavery and "saving kids from slavery and then secretly paying slavers the money after". And the party that got them executed only did so because of reason 1. School faction wars is a matter of life and death. <<less
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Silv0
Silv0 rated it
October 21, 2019
Status: v1c6
The main character has his priorities and sticks to them. He's rational and surprisingly, he's not dense. He knows when other female characters are attracted to him, and isn't completely oblivious like the trend of other Japanese-novel characters with similar traits (i.e. Rational, calm, intelligent). It's really quite refreshing to read.
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MondSemmel
MondSemmel rated it
November 27, 2019
Status: epilogue v1
Solid story with an untypical (albeit still isekai) premise. I rate it highly because the story is well-written with side characters that have, so far, felt like actual characters with strengths and flaws and room for growth, rather than like cardboard.
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veApp9
veApp9 rated it
November 26, 2019
Status: epilogue v1
For me, the biggest hook of this novel are the interactions. Every sentences are one with meaning and the POV takes time to guide you in what is happening. I guess it appears deep to me since I've never really been exposed to conversations beyond shallow small talk. It explores the concept of double meaning and subtlety in everyday talk very well, or at least that's how it seems to an idiot like me.

Another aspect I love about this novel is Cyril's complete devotion to Sophia. Almost every single action... more>> he takes are for her and her alone. Although sadly he still doesn't realize just how extremely infatuated she is with him. It's funny how he is so committed to her happiness when he can just do things that will make her the happiest girl in the world. I understand his aversion to putting Sophia in situations that will undermine her status and authority but damn just f*ck already lol this extremely long foreplay is making me hot and bothered

Okay the real reason I like this novel is Sophia's love and jealousy. I'm so lonely god <<less
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Anotherguy
Anotherguy rated it
November 8, 2019
Status: v1c15
Honestly this is good in the sense that what the characters do is reasonable for their characters. I like that not everyone is as they are first presented. Knowlage of the future doesn't seem to play a big role. Most of the protagonist's edge comes from his previous life and the skills he gained there, not to mention his dedication to studying to better himself. I do not want this to become too much about teen drama and all that stuff when there is so much potential for the political... more>> schemes. I do believe that this

may just eventually become one of those stories where they try to change aristocratic society to their own ideals. I would rather there be complex schemes and plots to gain power and influence to get what they want and it should not come without cost. <<less
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ImSnipingYou
ImSnipingYou rated it
October 29, 2019
Status: v1c10
I. Need. More.

For the me that was getting bored of the reicarnated otome game villaines kind of stories, this is definetly very fresh.

The MC is a BOY, in a SHOUJO story. And he is not your regular beta MC in this kind of stories. He is aware of everything around him, finally a reborn MC that acts their (true) age. (Don't take this wrongly, he still makes a couple mistakes here and there, but if you read the novel, you will see those mistakes are completely OK)

And also, can't... more>> hate the (incoming) Yandere.

I. Need. More.! (However, each chapter is EXTREMELY long, and the translator releases chapter very frequently in my opinion. So, I don't lie saying that I actually need more, but I am not pushing the translator in any ways, 100% satisfied with the release schedule/rate) <<less
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Meif
Meif rated it
October 16, 2019
Status: c3
Took a chance on this one and so far it is enjoyable.

The translations are quality and Kuro is known for fast releases as well. Only 3 chapters out at the moment but I'm getting hooked. Check it out for yourself.
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Kumarae
Kumarae
November 21, 2019
Status: v1c18
I want to write review this novel that I had been hold off for while. I don't fan read male pov on romance tag to date girl. I was fear summary is not what I thought.

However, it beat my expects because female lead is so amazing that she is not clingy or cried (cough common shoujo weak girl or weak girl in shounen) I would said it really similar how I would read OP female MC with op ML but this time OP male MC with op FL.

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I like how story plot focus on how deal in school system where there are faction; common and elitist. Bonus that a MC actually focus to be shadow for his master aka FL since he want to be truly butler for FL to escape death flag and bring FL's happiness. Too bad that his charm and skills is very amazing to be stay in shadow.

I really amazed how author put story plot on volume 1 with school faction and how overcome with royals at first crisis. MC is amazing male, I would love to read from female lead pov on MC since many reader think MC is perfect ML on romance book.

cough.. I don't read all chapter but I can see FL could be Yandere or similar, she already claimed that she will against god if they take MC away from FL.

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luisnestea
luisnestea rated it
November 18, 2019
Status: c15
The history is good, romance is nice, and high society etiquete and interaction is accurate. However, when you realice the age of the characters is 12, things become utterly ridiculous. Whathever a bunch of 12 old kids decide in their playing around is meaningless, the ¨faction¨wars is plain stupid and taking it as a life or dead matter is paranoic.

If slavery is forbidden in your country you will more likely get in trouble when you go to the mafia and pay for a ilegal slave you have rescued (you don´t... more>> get away calling it a gift) than just simply disregarding the other party (mafia) , even more so when that party GOT YOU EXECUTED in the game by PROVING YOUR WRONGDOINS.

The author creates and unrealistical setting (making out everyone to be some sort of genious schemer) and ends up outsmarting himself. <<less
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Kintona
Kintona rated it
November 17, 2019
Status: v1c18
A very nice novel indeed~ It follows the ideals and struggles that Cyril and Sophia faces and they’re really interesting to read. They are both really lovable and adorable~! They’re so perfect for each other! I ship those two so hard! CyrilxSophia for the win! Also, the yandere, jealousy, in Sophia and her love for Cyril is really good and strong in this one. So wonderful. Period.
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