Episode 1: I Avoided My Doom Flags, So I Got Carried Away at the Cultural Festival…
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 1 Review
In My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 1, “I Avoided My Doom Flags, So I Got Carried Away at the Cultural Festival…,” Catarina Claes was feeling pretty good about her self. After all, she had worked relentlessly to avoid myriad doom flags in the first season, and now she had to be free and clear. Right? Well, she’s still waging a war she’s completely unaware of as her “woman’s intuition” draws completely the wrong conclusion every time Mary and Keith fight. Or every time Gerald praises Maria’s cooking. Or, well, pretty much any time she’s awake! And there’s the whole engagement thing she still doesn’t know how to handle…
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Episode 2: I Turned into a Villain…
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 2 Review
Hey, everyone! Welcome to the collaborative review of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X, episode 2, “I Turned into a Villain…” As Irina explained in our review of episode 1, Irina of I Drink and Watch Anime, Karandi of 100 Word Anime, and I have decided to combine our powers to bring you the most amazing review that has ever been written.
Or a pleasant way to spend a few minutes. I get confused on that point. But it’s important to have goals!
So, how are the two of you doing this week? Anything of note happening in Canada or Australia?
Episode 3: I Was Captured…
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In My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 3, “I Was Captured…,” Catarina Claes woke up in a strange bed, which she learned was in a strange house. A new maid, Lana, helpfully said that she would now attend to all of Catarina’s needs. Even Catarina realized this was not her beautiful house. The situation got even more complicated when Selena entered and confirmed that Catarina had been kidnapped — based on Selena’s own plans! Will Catarina cleverly try to look for ways to escape — or will the delicious sweets and new romance novels Lana gives her distract her? What her Gerald do to get his betrothed home safely? And who will be first out of the door to search for Catarina — Mary, Sophia, or Maria? And just why the heck would Selena orchestrate a kidnapping?
Episode 4: I Had a Friendly Tea Time With an Attractive Butler…
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In My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 4, “I Had a Friendly Tea Time With an Attractive Butler…,” the evil butler Sebastian/Rufus or whatever his name is made something clear to Catarina Claes: Her captivity would not end well for her. With her friends nowhere in sight and with Sebastian/Rufus completely controlling Selena Berg, her only potential ally, Catarina realizes she has to rely on her wits and guile to escape. Well, maybe “realizes” is too strong a word. And maybe guile is beyond her reach. Let’s just say Catarina’s on her own here. Is there any hope she can escape before Sebastian/Rufus’ nefarious plan comes to fruition?
Episode 5: Love for the Younger Brothers Poured Forth…
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Welcome, everyone to our weekly talk about My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X! In episode 5, Catarina may have survived the kidnapping from episode 3 and episode 4, but now she faces two even more intimidating dangers: a flash-back (retconned, at that!) and an enraged harem! But before we get into that, I want to ask Irina (from I Drink and Watch Anime) and Karandi (from 100 Word Anime) how their weeks have gone? Any news? Anything special happen?
Episode 6: I Had a Summer Adventure…
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In My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 6, “I Had a Summer Adventure…,” Catarina struggled with her feelings for Gerald. She didn’t know to interpret his kiss in last week’s episode! Apparently wanting to emphasize his feelings for her, Gerald invited her to his estate for a quiet day together. Keith found out and tagged along with Catarina; Alan found out and invited Mary; and before you knew it, Catarina’s entire harem had arrived! Gerald, ever a good sport, accepted the change of plans. As the day wore on, Catarina slipped away to think, still uneasy about the direction her life had taken. First Maria, then Mary and Sophia joined her, and they decided to explore the forest for old times’ sake. Is the story of the ghost in the woods true? And if it is, what will they do when or if they find it?
Episode 7: My Wish Was Granted…
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In My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 7, “My Wish Was Granted…,” Catarina Claes and friends visited the Department of Magic. There, they saw Sirius Deek, Sora Smiths, and another woman named Varna, who Catarina did not immediately recognize. That woman was actually Susanna Randall, who was such a master of disguise that Catarina only realized it was her after the introduction. Susanna took the group on a tour, but when she showed them a room full of mysterious magical gear, she got called away. She asked them to wait for her. She had just Catarina alone, with her friends… in a room full of dangerous magical devices. What could go wrong? Well, it all started when Catarina started playing with the cursed dollhouse…
Episode 8: I Had an Arranged Marriage Meeting…
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In My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 8, “I Had an Arranged Marriage Meeting…”, the focus of the episode is not on the arranged marriage of Gerald and Catarina. The focus was on Nicol! Having decided he could not betray his best friend Gerald, and having decided to give up on Catarina, Nicol told his father he was ready to find the best marriage for his family. So he asked his dad to arrange to meet potential brides. Was there even a chance he could find someone to dislodge Catarina from his heart?
Episode 9: Keith Disappeared… Part 1
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In My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 9, “Keith Disappeared… Part 1,” Gerald had ramped up his gift-giving game to shower Catarina in flowers and sweets on a daily basis. She began to feel overwhelmed. Keith tried to comfort her, but it became more and more clear that there was no way he could compete with Gerald. One day, Keith disappeared, and no one had any idea where he went. That is, until Catarina’s mother read the letter Keith had sent. He said he couldn’t bear the pressure of being the Duke’s heir, so he left. But Catarina’s mom thought she knew the truth: It was Catarina! She’d been such a burden that Keith couldn’t take it anymore. Is Catarina’s mom right? Was the letter right? Or is something else going on?
Episode 10: Keith Disappeared… Part 2
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In My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X episode 10, “Keith Disappeared… Part 2,” Catarina, Maria, Larna, Gerald, and Sora continue their search for Keith. The magic bear, Alexander, wasn’t much help finding Keith. However, he developed quite a dislike for Catarina. A tiny magic teddy bear can’t do anything bad to Catarina — right? Meanwhile, one of Keith’s captors, Sarah, decides to go above and beyond the original mission of the kidnapping. She begins to conduct dark magic experiments on Keith. Can he withstand those experiments? Will Sora ever let Gerald and Catarina have a quiet moment together? And can Larna market the new cell phones she invented using wind magic?
More importantly: Are they advertising for a spin-off series where the characters visit local restaurants? Because they’ve sure done that a lot lately! I almost thought I was watching the Catarina equivalent of Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family…
Episode 11: Keith Disappeared… Part 3
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In My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 11, “Keith Disappeared… Part 3,” now that she knows Keith was kidnapped, Catarina is actually desperate to save her brother. Which means Gerald and Maria are serious, too. Larna and Sora are no less desperate, but they understand that just rushing into the heavily guarded mansion where Keith is imprisoned is probably a bad idea. Can Larna convince Catarina to wait for reinforcements? Or will they simply rush in and rely on Catarina’s plot armor to see them through?
Episode 12: My Graduation Ceremony Happened…
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In My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X Episode 12, “My Graduation Ceremony Happened…,” Catarina and her friends have actually made it to graduation. Partly because Catarina had managed to attract a dark magic familiar, Larna had recruited Catarina and Maria to join the Department of Magic. But to get to that point, Catarina will have to navigate the graduation party at Gerald’s family’s castle. How many more members will she add to her ever-expanding harem? Will she take Keith’s advice and stay in her room with Maria, Mary, and Sophia? Is she safe even there?
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