Well now it has ended I have some things to say for this anime, I really liked the concept of the anime in which the irl characters could communicate with ingame characters, it gave this anime it's own unique touch, one thing about this show was halarious to me is that they are giving advices and fixing love relation between Seig and Lieselolette even though in reality they don't even understand thier own relation (＾▽＾), but at the end lieselolette help them confess to eachother and have a happy ending, though it is an average anime I still enjoyed it.
If you like watching/reading villainess manga/anime this one is really original and unique
its like watching "My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!" but the prince character can hear you talk to them and you guide him to save the villainess
the story is about two high school students bonding through playing this villainess game together, trying to save the villainess. the prince in the game and hear these two high school students somehow and considers them "god". it's like 2 stories in 1, you see the high school students develop their friendship and you also see how the "game" story plays out differently bc of how these two interfer
I must say that I enjoyed this far more than I thought I would. I was expecting just another tsundere villainess show like the others. What I got was more.
While trying not to give away too much, I enjoyed the layout of this show better than its counterparts that are, "its a game I am playing" or "somehow I woke up in the body of a villainess". I really enjoyed the interaction between the game players and the in-game characters which gave it more of an alternate world feel. Then the fact that you have parallel stories for the IRL and in-game folks going at the same time. Plus the story had various twists in it, and despite the IRL girl knowing most she didn't spoil the game for the guy. It was a good spin on this genre.
The character building was good too. Sieg, Liese, Fiene, and Baldur the in game characters were given good histories, you got to watch them grow in the show, and turn out to be lovable. The IRL character Endo was also given a good history, and watched him grow too. Kobayashi's character is fun but pretty generic, as you get no real look into character's motivation until the last episodes or two. But great characters all around, and even some of the tertiary characters were fun too.
Lastly, the nuts and bolts of the show were solid. The animation was nothing super special, but it was solid. The audio levels were stable, and the music was brilliantly done.
All in all if you like the tsundere animes then you will most likely love this one. Its also enjoyable enough for normal anime fans that don't normally venture into this type of series. All in all I highly recommend this for anyone looking for enjoyment and maybe looking for that good warm feeling.
If your looking for a short series with a conclusive ending that's a little sweet and cute with a few feels that has a tsundere main, this is for you. Its ending does get a little crazy however, but i still think its a solid ending for a short series and it was a very otome gameish ending so it fits. I guess the side characters are kind of lacking as well, but the MC's and especially the tsundere are entertaining so can't ask for more in a 12 episode series. I think that goes for most elements of the show as well. It was short so don't expect lots of depth just a quick in and out on a bit of everything from romance, drama, lols, feels etc. So its a decent watch for a quick binge, but not going to blow you away.
Seriously, this show is so underrated. It's got everything: a great opening, beautiful animation, adorable characters, and a sweet love story (or two). I love how Endo and Kobayashi focuses on not one but two (main) couples, which makes rooting for them even more fun and adds variety to the various romantic scenes/situations. Also, I appreciated how rather than taking the easy way out and making the villainess the stereotypical evil woman, Endo and Kobayashi puts Lieselotte's actions into context using her past experiences and current intentions. Rarely if ever does anime attempt to explain a tsundere's personality, let alone incorporate it into the plot. If you're a romance and/or shoujo fan, give Endo and Kobayashi a chance. You won't regret it!