On July 15, 2022, Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Liselotte released its first trailer and two key visuals hyping the upcoming anime adaptation set to premiere in January 2023. The trailer reveals the anime’s main cast and main staff.
You can watch the trailer on DMM Picture’s official YouTube channel here:
In the trailer we get a first look at our villainess/heroine – the tsundere Lady Liselotte, and her different expressions from extremely angry (tsundere) to cutely bashful (dere).
What is the plot of Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte?
The story begins when Crown Prince Sieg hears the Voices of the Gods out of the blue. The “gods” inform him that his evil fiancée, Liselotte, is actually a “tsun de rais” and that her sharp tongue is just a way of covering up her embarrassment.
Liselotte’s adorable hidden side quickly charms the Prince. Unfortunately, the “gods” also inform him that his fiancée is destined to meet her demise.
Little does Sieg know, but the “heavenly beings” he’s been conversing with are actually two Japanese high school students that have been bestowing this knowledge to him via their game commentary. Will Sieg be able to use their “divine prophecy” to save his cute tsundere betrothed and avoid a so-called “Bad End”?
Liselotte has the tendency to put on a grumpy face even when she’s not that upset. It’s a habit, which she can’t seem to break no matter how hard she tries.
Liselotte bemoans the fact she can’t just be honest with herself. What’s a tsundere to do? T he more she gets embarrassed by something the angrier she acts. However, if only Sieg would make his romantic overtures in a private place she’d be able to gladly accept them.
As high school student, Endo-kun began to passionately react to the antics of Lady Liselotte as a beautiful villainess of an otome game called Majikoi (Magical in Love). He and his friend Kobayashi-san provided a painstaking breakdown of her tsundere behavior – the unexpected happened.
Suddenly, in-game character, Prince Sieg, who is none other than Liselotte’s fiancé, could hear their voices! This is when things get interesting.
It’s easy to figure out why Liselotte has a name that sounds like “Lies a Lot”!
Who are the cast members?
Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Liselotte cast members include:
- Tomori Kusunoki – Liselotte Riefenstahl
- Yuichi Nakamura – Seigwald Fitzenhagen
- Kaito Ishikawa – Aoto Endo
- Kana Hanazawa – Shihono Kobayashi
- Miyu Tomita – Fiene
Who are the production team members?
Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Liselotte production team members include:
- Director – Fumihiro Yoshimura (Jungle Emperor Leo: Hon-o-ji, Kacchikene, Kumi to Tulip)
- Animation – Tezuka Productions
- Scriptwriter – Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni Todoke – From Me to You, Nana, Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%)
- Character designer – Miyuki Katayama (Young Black Jack)
- Music – Tatsuhiko Saiki (The Dawn of the Witch), Natsumi Tabuchi, Sayaka Aoki, Junko Nakajima, and Kanade Sakuma.
It’s interesting to note that the composers collaborated on the popular anime My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! where the main heroine is transported into an otome game.
Tabuchi, Aoki and Sakuma also composed the music for I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss, which is another upcoming anime with a similar theme. You can read more about that upcoming anime here: I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss anime release date in Fall 2022
Suzu Enoshima firstly released her story Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Liselotte on the Shosetsuka ni Naro (Let’s Be Novelists) website. On April 10, 2019, Kadokawa Books began publishing the light novel series with illustrations by Eihi. On August 9, 2019, the second volume was made available.
On September 13, 2019, J-Novel Club began publishing the English translation of the light novel series.
The light novel’s manga adaptation by Rumiwo Sakaki is serialized in Kadokawa’s B’s-LOG COMIC.
Comments by Tomori Kusunoki (plays Lieselotte) about anime
Just from reading the title I knew that this anime would be breaking the fourth wall. When I read the story I realized how cute Liselotte really is despite her outward appearance and actions. The live commentary on the events going on within the game is really interesting. I really like the characters Endo and Kobayashi and how they become emotionally involved in the lives of the characters within the game. Liselotte is oftentimes misunderstood, but it’s really cute how her expression changes when the truth of how she’s really feeling is revealed. The way she ends up acting scary one minute, very cute and then elegant makes everyone around her fall for her.
Tomori Kusunoki commented at Natalie.mu
Comments by Yuichi Nakamura (plays Sieg) about anime
This kind of role is new for me, but I had a lot of fun bringing Sieg to life. The story is different from what I normally read, but once you start you can’t stop reading it. It is a very addictive story. The prince I play not only has a cool, sophisticated side, but also a cute side, so I found that balance difficult to maintain. But as I brought Sieg to life I feel like I grew as a voice actor.
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Comments by Kaito Ishikawa (plays Aoto Endo) about anime
As soon as I landed the role I immediately read the entire story. Its unique plot surprised me and although the theme of “villainess” is very popular right now it’s still very different due to the idea of having a “live commentary”, which affects the characters within the game. I want to portray Endo seriously, so that people can tell that he cares not only about the in-game world, but also about the people in his world.
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Comments by Kana Hanazawa (plays Shihono Kobayashi) about anime
As soon as I read the title I knew I would enjoy the story, and I did! I can relate to Kobayashi being an “otome game otaku” or “fangirl” and getting very excited about certain things. I want to bring that passion to my performance. There are some innocent scenes I get to play with Endo and I want to properly express the emotional gap within her.
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Comments by Miyu Tomita (plays Fine) about anime
I found the premise very interesting about how we’re able to see two different perspectives – Endo and Kobayashi who live in the real world and then we switch to the perspectives of Sieg and Liselotte in the in-game world. I especially enjoyed the comedic elements. As soon as I saw Fine’s character design I wondered if it was alright that I get to play such a cute girl. She’s also strangely strong, so you can look forward to something unexpected in her character.
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Comments by Suzu Enoshima (creator) about anime
Now that the staff and cast are all gathered together I’m sure this anime will be the best it can be! I’m looking forward to its completion and getting to share it with my fans. I hope people will also be interested in reading the original light novels and manga adaptation.
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Comments by Eihi (illustrator) about anime
I just want to thank the readers of the original light novels and the illustrated novels. It’s thanks to their support that this anime was made possible. I’m looking forward to the moment when the cast and staff can sit back and watch the fruits of their labor. I can’t wait to see Liselotte moving around on screen!
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Comments by Rumiwo Sakaki (mangaka) about anime
I was surprised to discover that the manga I’m involved with is being turned into an anime and am filled with feelings of gratitude towards the readers. I just want to thank the fans of the franchise that made this possible. We have a wonderful staff and cast, and we’re looking forward to presenting a great anime.
Rumiwo Sakaki commented at Natalie.mu
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