The 7th Time Loop offers a fresh twist on the traditional villain story, allowing both die-hard fans and those looking for something new to enjoy. Rishe, the main character, may not be an isekai from the real world, but she possesses the same knowledge and experience as the other villains. Despite the unique nature of the series, it still falls under the villainous isekai genre, albeit with a unique and interesting story.
Warning: Spoilers for 7th Time Loop!!
The 7th Time Loop is an adaptation of the light novel series by Touko Amekawa.
New Crunchyroll series Time Loop 7: The villainess enjoys a carefree life while married to her worst enemy! it seems like it would be a regular villain isekai just because anything related to villains hinted in such a direction. Even though it isn’t, ironically the 7th Time Loop not only works but feels like a traditional villain story. Therefore, die-hard fans of this famous game can still enjoy what they love about them, and those who want something new can appreciate the fun it brings.
Adapted from the light novel series by Touko Amekawa, this anime can basically be defined as Re:Zero with a villain twist – minus the isekai. That’s because Rishe is a woman from the fantasy world where the series takes place and is caught in a time loop that returns her to the same location every time she dies.
Even though Rishe is not a girl from the real world whose isekai was injected into an otome game or romance novel, she is still equipped with the same knowledge as most villain characters. are all there. However, instead of knowing what could happen because she’s read novels or played games in real life, it’s because she keeps reliving her old life. This particular situation thus allows Rishe to gain traction in the seventh and present time loop as she is proposed to by the man who indirectly killed her the first five times and who literally stabbed her black in her sixth life.
Rishe is a classic villain in the best of ways
Manufactured by Pony Canyon
Of course, even though Rishe is not a product of a game or novel, she still has many of the same qualities of a fictional villain. They almost always have their impending engagement broken off in a humiliating public spectacle, sending them spiraling until they embrace a life of villainy. As a result, the villain is completely misunderstood, even though they strongly approve of the villain’s personality. All this actually happened to Rishe. In fact, she is continuously reincarnated the moment her engagement is called off in front of everyone. Furthermore, she was apparently accused of crimes she didn’t commit, which clearly falls under the “misunderstood villain” category.
Most importantly, the stereotypical villain will die or experience tragic loss by the end of the game or novel, or much worse, somewhere in between. Therefore, the goal of the isekai villain is to save themselves or the isekai heroine, who knows the truth about the villain, to restore their reputation. It’s funny that Rishe is experiencing a similar defining phenomenon. No matter what she did in her six lifetimes, she was always caught up in war and died. However, this seventh loop seems the most promising, as the cause of these wars appears to be in Rishe’s hands. This is very similar to the more usual Crunchyroll series I’m the Villain So I’m Taming the Final Boss.
Of course, many fans will rightly point out that this new Crunchyroll series is actually a villainous isekai since Rishe is a villain who is always reincarnated, seeing reincarnation as a key metaphor of overall genre. However, because Rishe was reincarnated as himself instead of a real-life person reincarnated as a character from a novel or otome game, Time Loop 7: The villainess enjoys a carefree life while married to her worst enemy! can be safely understood as an anime about unique villains.
Time Loop 7: The villainess enjoys a carefree life while married to her worst enemy! available on Crunchyroll
Watch now on Crunchyroll