The previously announced Villain Level 99: I may be the hidden boss, but I’m not the demon lord anime revealed its visual and first trailer on Saturday, as well as information about the main cast and crew and a release date of January 2024. Studio Jumondo is animating the series.
Minoru Yamaoka directed the anime and Fumihiko Shimo wrote the script. Hitomi Kaiho and Lo Ho Kim are in charge of the character designs, and Kana Utatane composed the music. The main cast consists of:
- Fairuz Ai as Yumiela Dolknes
- Yuma Uchida as Patrick Ashbatten
- Azumi Waki as Alicia Enlight
- Taku Yashiro as Edwin Walschein
- Haruki Ishiya as William Ares
- Kohei Amasaki as Oswald Grimsarde
Villain Level 99: I may be the hidden boss, but I’m not the demon lordthe anime is based on the light novel series written by Satori Tanabata. It originally launched on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in June 2018. Kadokawa acquired the series and published it in print with illustrations by Tea in May 2019. A manga adaptation is currently underway with art by Nokomi.
J-Roman Clubcurrently licenses the title Light Novel in English and describes it as follows:
Yumiela Dolknes is your average Otome RPG villain – except for the fact that she’s also secretly the overpowering hidden boss. But Eumiela wasn’t always Eumiela, you see. In her past life, she was nothing more than an introverted student and an avid gamer. So when she realizes she’s been reincarnated as a hidden boss, she’s determined to get away from the main characters and avoid her demise at their hands. All he wants is a nice, peaceful life. Too bad when her gamer instincts kick in, Yumiela can’t just ignore her awesome stats… A girl’s gotta work! So, with plenty of time on her hands before starting her life at the academy, she gets a little carried away and maxes out at 99. And when everyone else finds out, they get the wrong idea of her power – now they think it’s the demon lord! Is this OP villain strong enough to get back the peaceful life she always wanted?!