I’m in Love with the Villainess has been Better than I Expected

Key points for I’m in Love with the Villainess mid-season review:

  • “I’m in Love with the Villainess” surprises with psychological and deep conversations about love, going beyond the typical Yuri rom-com expectations.
  • The protagonist, Rae, stands out with her complex feelings and willingness to sacrifice for Claire, creating a compelling and entertaining dynamic between the characters.
  • While the animation and art style are average, the show’s content and character relationships make up for it, earning a 7.5/10 with potential for a higher score in the final review.

I just got off talking about Ron Kamonohashi and how it didn’t quite meet my expectations of the show. At least, not yet anyway. And no we are here talking about a show that went beyond anything I ever expected in I’m in Love with the Villainess.

This show should have been a simple Yuri rom-com with the usual related troped involved. It is just that for the most part but, sometimes, suddenly this anime turns to psychology and deep conversations about love. And I absolutely love it for that.

So welcome back to yet another mid-season review. This once we are talking about I’m in Love with the Villainess. Let’s get started.

What do I think of I’m in Love with the Villainess so far?

On the surface, this show is a pretty typical Yuri rom-com with related tropes involved. Throw in some of those Otome Game tropes too and you can pretty much guess how this anime is for the most part. I personally don’t mind this side of things either. Because the tropes aren’t played to death here and they’re kept fresh as they are punctuated by some decent magic-related explanations and fights. I can understand why some people may not like these aspects of the show. But as I said, I don’t really mind it.

On the flip side, this show sometimes really delves down into how Rae feels. And just how much she is willing to sacrifice for Claire. She had the opportunity to make Claire do anything for her. Go on a date or something but no, Rae asked Claire to never give up on herself and her life, ever on both of those opportunities. I really like Rae as a character. At one moment, she is this omega simp for Claire and yet another moment, she is this really caring individual who’d do anything to make Claire happy and keep her safe.

On top of that, her and Claire’s dynamic is really well done. It is always entertaining to watch. On the production side of things, there is not much to say. The animations and art style are fairly mediocre. The same goes for the OSTs. They get the job done, but that’s about it. It probably won’t happen but I wish that this anime gets a 2nd season too.

That is all for now!

Yeah, man, this anime has been much better than I expected and I am not complaining at all. I love watching every episode of this. A 7.5/10 is more than a fair score. I might even raise it to an 8/10 by the time of my final review depending on how things go. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. I will take my leave here. See ya!!

Also, check out my thoughts on Ron Kamonohashi here!

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