In Quantity 1 of Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie, we met reincarnated villainess Cecilia, who attends faculty as her male alter ego Cecil, in hopes of avoiding all her unhealthy ends. Naturally, nothing goes to plan. Cecil has discovered herself embroiled in what ought to have been the protagonist’s storyline. To make issues worse, Prince Oscar (engaged to Cecilia), is beginning to suspect one thing’s fishy about Cecil’s identification…
As we reunite with our heroine, we discover her racking her brains to work out the best way to get one in every of her classmates to take over her position as heroine. Ordinarily, this position ought to belong to Lean; sadly, this Lean isn’t the identical as within the recreation as a result of it seems that on this life, she has inherited the soul of Cecil’s otaku pal from her previous life. Fairly than comply with the protagonist’s route from the story, she’d reasonably stand on the sidelines and watch over Cecil’s antics.
Fortunately for Cecil, there’s one different candidate to grow to be the Holy Maiden (the protagonist’s position) – a lady known as Emily. Nonetheless, Emily received attacked simply earlier than the beginning of the varsity 12 months and has been in a coma ever since, so if Cecil desires to push her into the position of protagonist she’ll first have to determine who attacked her, why, and the best way to restore her well being. On prime of that, Cecil’s snooping round causes the attacker to begin concentrating on her pals!
On the entire, this quantity is extra of the identical, with Cecil desperately attempting to maintain her actual identification hidden and working round sticking her nostril the place it doesn’t belong in a bid to keep away from her unhealthy ends. Due to her brother Gilbert, and Lean, it does show extremely entertaining even whereas following the same old villainess tropes. I discover myself particularly keen on the truth that Lean can be a reincarnation since not solely does it give Cecil somebody to depend upon who additionally has in-depth information of the setting, however their relationship is totally different to any of these Cecil has solid since being born into this world.
This guide additionally tones down Gilbert’s love-hate relationship with Oscar, which I recognize since that usually took away from each of their charms in Quantity 1. Gilbert on the entire continues to be slightly too possessive of Cecil for my liking, however I feel writer Hiroro Akizakura has managed to tone his character down appropriately, helped by giving us a glimpse into his historical past earlier than being adopted into Cecil’s household.
Like Quantity 1, this instalment is available in at slightly below 200 pages which makes it a handy guide a rough learn that doesn’t overstay its welcome. It’s actually simpler to get pleasure from Cecil’s adventures after they’re brief and candy versus in the event that they had been a bigger outing (and I think there isn’t sufficient substance, ought to which were the case). This additionally means we get to spend small quantities of time with all of the solid with out something having the possibility to harass us, which actually may have been a risk, given the variety of quirky personalities offered right here. Actually, it’s nonetheless not all that authentic, however Akizakura has written a enjoyable story and that’s what issues most.
Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie Quantity 2 involves the West because of Yen Press and continues to be translated by Sarah Tangney. The interpretation reads nicely with no points to notice. As soon as once more, there aren’t any color illustrations which is uncommon for a lightweight novel sequence, however that’s the identical in Japan as nicely. Quantity 3 of the sequence is scheduled for an English launch in July and the primary quantity of the manga is now additionally out there in English because of Yen Press as nicely, for those who fancy seeing Cecil’s antics depicted pictorially.
Total, Quantity 2 of Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie proves one other entertaining learn, supplied you’re a fan of the villainess style. There’s nothing notably authentic on provide right here, however I’m okay with that, given the solid and storylines are completely fulfilling as they’re. In case you had been on the fence after Quantity 1, that is unlikely to alter your thoughts – however for those who preferred it, then you definately’ll be proud of what this one brings to the desk too.