Loop 7-kai me no Akuyaku Reijou wa, Moto Tekikoku de Jiyuu Kimamana Hanayome Seikatsu wo Mankitsu Suru (In Her 7th Loop, The Villainess Wants to Enjoy a Carefree Life as a Bride in a Former Enemy Country)
Title: Loop 7-kai me no Akuyaku Reijou wa, Moto Tekikoku de Jiyuu Kimamana Hanayome Seikatsu wo Mankitsu Suru (In Her 7th Loop, The Villainess Wants to Enjoy a Carefree Life as a Bride in a Former Enemy Country)
Author: Touko Amekawa
Publisher: Overlap (info)
Volumes: 1 (ongoing)
Webnovel: 82 chapters (ongoing)
Manga: 3 chapters (ongoing)
"Rishé! I'm breaking off my engagement to you!
"Yes, I understand."
The life of Rishe, a duke's daughter who loses her life at the age of 20 and then loops back to the moment of breaking off her engagement, is in the seventh iteration.
In her past lives, she's enjoyed living as a merchant, a pharmacist, and a knight, but this time, she wants to live long and laze around! As she's about to set out and run away, she bumps into an incredibly beautiful man.
The man is Crown Prince Arnolt, the man who would cause the war a few years later and was the reason for Lishe's death!
And then he asks for her hand in marriage, perhaps taking a liking to the way she had acted in her life as a knight...?
In order to figure out Arnolt, the cause of her own death, Lishe agrees to the marriage proposal.
The story is about a young girl named Lishe, who, in spite of her determination to laze around, attracts attention when she uses her experience from her past lives. Will she be able to survive her seventh life?
Why license this?
This one was only recently published in Japan, but the webnovel got to 3 arcs already, despite only starting in February 2020. I've only read a little, but it seems promising. It opened with a funny take on the engagement breaking trope, with a girl who's "yeah whatever let's get it over with so I can pack up my luggage", which is kind of fourth-wall breaking if you're a longtime reader of the villainess genre. What interests me is that the MC is a go-getter who has lived her life to the fullest each time, and is now using the skills she acquired from her past life jobs. The war is a recurring theme in her past lives, so when she encountered the person who'd be responsible for it, she decided to accept his proposal, thinking "I may not have another opportunity like this again, besides I haven't visited his country yet". Please consider licensing this lively, take-charge MC's story!
This sounds really fun. I want to read it.
Yeah this one seems my flavor. Snarky protag. I'm down.
Edit: I read the 2 manga chapters that are available <on that one website> and gotta say... this is pretty great.