"I'm not interested in the throne." I reincarnated as the person who makes the male lead become a tyrant, "the short-lived childhood friend." I took the blame for him and died, just like the original story. And, I thought that I could finally return to my original world, but… "Why am I back to ten years old??"
(This review may contain possible spoilers.) It's also a review for the first 25 chapters. The story starts off good where the FL dies for the ML after being reincarnated in order for him to achieve his happy ending, his grief after she died was to be sympathised with, and the story has great potential. It starts to go a bit downhill when the FL's ways of thinking and reactions don't match her mental age when she reincarnates again, she's supposedly lived twice before and is on her third life when the story is being set but I don't sense any thinking that would match that age. "You should be attracted to women with black hair" only because the FL of the original novel has black hair, facial appearance wouldn't justify anything, it's more like in the original novel the ML fell for the FL's personality. The FL is also very dense, over the top dense. The ML clearly shows that he holds a romantic interest in her for years yet she still didn't take a hint, she should've taken one the moment he started treating her differently than other ladies. There are also plot points like burrying a time capsule, going to a festival, etc, that don't prove to be of any importance to the plot. The author just wants to create extra opportunities for the main love interests to interact more with eachother other than using the current opportunities to progress their relationship. The FL is also too obsessed with having the ML get the throne, become a tyrant, and follow the original plot line. It's understandable how she'd want him to accend the throne and follow the original novel like most FLs, but at this point it's become an obsession for her to make it that way. After chapter 23 the story starts to progress with the FL going against the original plot line and experiencing "karma" for it, then the ML comes and saves her last second. Also displaying that he has memories from the past too, but chose not to involve himself with the accident judging by his reaction when he heard the FL went after the carriage that was bound to get into an "accident". The plot starts to progress steadily for the better after that, I have a good amount of expectations for this, it has great potential to be an amazing story.
Spoiler-free! I loved how the fl followed the novel first, and how she and the ml both went back in time. Although the fl seems stupid or maybe dense. it kinda feels unrealistic how she wasn't attached to the ml or how she didn't give much thought about his different personality. However, the art is good.