Villainess or Heroine? First and Foremost, That is the Question?


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I, Margarete Fondine, an Earl’s daughter recovered my past life’s memories when I was hovering at the boundaries of life and death.

I have reincarnated as the heroine in my favorite otome game from my past life.

But, hold on a second.

Am I really the heroine?

In my past life, I also liked web novels.

Particularly stories that featured villainesses as the main characters, reading a trifling amount that roughly exceeded three figures.

In those stories, the heroine was generally a fool who paid for her mistakes through a tragic end.

If I am perhaps not the heroine, then am I not the stalker heroine in the villainess’ story?

Whether I’m the heroine or not, it is necessary for me to investigate this first.

This is all for the sake of not attracting my future destruction!

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09/24/17 Ainushi Translations oneshot
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New Beccablue rated it
June 27, 2019
Status: Completed
It's a fluff piece.

If you want a soft, light hearted and quick read. Then this does the job. It's not super memorable, but it's not something I regret reading.

The translation quality is quite good and it can be read in a short amount of time.
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SayMrrp rated it
September 24, 2017
Status: oneshot
A really good oneshot that I want to be a complete series... it's not missing anything though.

Although there might be cliches, the story is still interesting. Not a lot of characterization because it's short, but I can understand the MC well.

Overall, it's really cute and the romance is predictable but heartwarming/adorable.

The premise of the story is slightly different, since the roles of villainess and heroine are different in the otome game.
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banhana rated it
November 18, 2017
Status: oneshot
It's a really cute oneshot, and although the plot isn't unique, the story is heart-warming enough that I would probably re-read this story sometime again in the future.

The story begins with the protagonist ensuring that her role in the story is either a heroine or a villianess.

She soon believes shes the heroine, and attempts to ensure the well-being of the other characters by not intruding and not stealing the other's fiances. The male MC falls in love first, and helps guide the story. Funnily enough, the male protagonist ends up stalker her, just as much as she is stalking all the other characters.


Overall, it's a pretty short story, so there isn't a long-drawn romance, but it's cute and fluffy. I'd recommend this is you're in the mood for something more heartwarming.
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laexdream rated it
September 26, 2017
Status: oneshot
Wah, what a cute and fluffy story. I didn't really expect it when I first started reading it. It's kind of a typical japanese reincarnated villainess story, cept with a twist.

I recommend you read it, specially since it isn't too long, and does have a good ending.
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Yukina rated it
September 24, 2017
Status: oneshot
A pretty cute story to read to pass your idle time.

Well the although the story is quite the cliche otome game genre, it will still pique your curiosity since it's pretty easy to read and well as you read it you'll just suddenly found out that you've already finished this oneshot.
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Karumin rated it
May 21, 2019
Status: --
I can't believe that I almost missed this!

It's a fluffy story, light and cute!
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September 2, 2018
Status: --
There are stories where a girl is simply the heroine of an otome game and enjoys her position in the story, and then there are stories where the villainess is the main character and the heroine is a side character or worse, a villain. (I love both types.) In here, the heroine is aware of both otome games and villainess novels, which is differrent. It's short, but though it just feels like the heroine and the villainess switched positions in this story, it's still interesting to see a different type... more>> of setting. <<less
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AC253 rated it
April 25, 2018
Status: oneshot
It's a one-shot so I doubt my rating/review will be updated or changed. If you want to try reading it for yourself before reading the reviews then please do so.

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This points out something that I (and many other readers) realize is yet another reoccurring cliche in all these Villainess sub-genre; the existence of the Heroine and how she's often made to be an antagonist.

and I doubt I'd remember her name within a week. The main love interest is nice, and though I like his type, he wasn't particularly different than his contemporaries. Nothing is fully explored, as expected of a one-shot, but the background is adequately described to allow readers to have a vision of the setting. The translator is a veteran at what they do and I personally found it to be an easy read.

I prefer death, plot & politics, and a in-depth lore so know that my rating comes from my personal preferences. This isn't spellbinding, and it isn't revolutionary to this otome-game genre, but it does offer up some new ideas so if you like this genre then do try it. <<less
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