The anime adaptation of The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior has been revealed to have a July 6 (effectively July 7 at 1AM JST) Japanese premiere date. A new trailer, which includes a preview of the opening song “Kyuuseishu” by Tsukuyomi, was released as well.
Additionally, more cast members were revealed, including:
• Junichi Suwabe as Val
• M.A.O as Sefekh
• Shizuka Ishigami as Khemet
The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen is based on the Ichijinsha-published light novel series written by Tenichi and illustrated by Suzunosuke. The books, which fall under the Iris NEO label, began publication in 2019 and have six volumes as of November 2022.
Seven Seas Entertainment describes the plot as:
Pride Royal Ivy is only eight years old when she realizes that she’s been reincarnated, destined to become the future wicked queen and final boss of an otome game. She’s got it all in this new life: razor-sharp wit, boss-tier powers, and influence over the kingdom as crown princess. Determined to sow despair and destruction across the land, she… Wait, what kind of a rotten future is that?! Princess Pride decides to drop the maniacal villainess act and protect the male love interests instead, cheating her way to saving everyone she can! Will this final boss end up earning the adoration of her kingdom?
Norio Nitta (Odd Taxi assistant director, Kira Kira Happy Hirake! Cocotama director) is directing the anime. Other staff include:
• Series composer: Deko Akao (My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex, Komi Can’t Communicate)
• Character designer: Hitomi Kouno (Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout chief animation director)
• Music composer: Hanae Nakamura (I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss co-composer)
• Music composer: Tatsuhiko Saiki (The Dawn of the Witch), Kanade Sakuma (I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss co-composer)
• Music composer: Junko Nakajima (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X co-composer)
• Animation production: OLM Team Yoshioka
Meanwhile, the anime’s cast includes Fairouz Ai as Pride, Maaya Uchida as Stale, Haruka Tomatsu as Tiara, Junya Enoki as Arthur, Kikuko Inoue as Roza, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Albert, and Kouji Yusa as Gilbert.
The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen was originally a Shousetsuka ni Narou web novel that began serialization in 2018. The light novels inspired a manga adaptation by Bunko Matsuura, which ended serialization late last year due to Matsuura’s health.