Akuyaku Reijou, Cecilia Silvy wa Shinitakunai no de Dansou suru Koto ni Shita.
Title: Akuyaku Reijou, Cecilia Silvy wa Shinitakunai no de Dansou suru Koto ni Shita.
Translation: The villain, Cecilia Silvie, doesn't want to die, so she decides to dress as a man.
Publisher: Kadokawa (More specifically, Kadokawa Shoten I believe)
Imprint: Kadokawa Beans Bunko
Author: Akisakura Hiroro
Book count: 1 volume (incomplete, from what I can tell? Might make this a longshot, but I'll try anyway.)
At the age of five, Cecilia Silvy realized that she'd been reincarnated as the villainess of an otome game. What's more, she had been reincarnated as a character fated to die - no matter what route the protagonist took, the only difference was whether it was an instantaneous death or a long, suffering one.
Well, since the events of the game involved being the protagonists rival as a potential, future Saint - and Saints can only be women.... She'll just cross-dress as a man, and avoid all the death flags!
Of course, things don't go that smoothly. In fact, she ends up having to masquerade as one of the knights meant to protect the saints. In other words... One of the capture targets! So much for a peaceful life...
The concept seems humorous. While it's true that only one volume has been released, so far, the webnovel is ongoing so I believe there will be more - Kadokawa is also publishing the manga, so they certainly seem to be sticking with the title.
I, personally, have found the manga entertaining - having trouble with the web novel translations, but that's due to the translations rather than the content.
I know it's a long shot, but I thought I'd give this a shot. I think it would make a cute addition to J-novel heart in particular.
A villainess isekai where the villainess cross-dresses and becomes a capture target for the 'protagonist'? Yes please! Sign me up! This would be a great one for J-novel heart.
I've skimmed through the manga scanlation and found it quite interesting, I really would like to read the novel as well. So, upvote!
Seems really interesting, I would love to read it!