Username:     Password:      
Manga Info
The Justice of Villainous Woman  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!


Related Series

Associated Names
Agnyeoui Jeong-ui
Cerminan Jiwa
Definicion de una dama malvada
Definition of a Bad Lady
La justicia de una dama villana
Méchante malgré moi
What It Takes to Be a Villain
What It Takes to Be a Villainess
악녀의 정의

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
c.11-12 by Pocket Angel Scans about 1 year ago
c.2-10 by Pocket Angel Scans about 1 year ago
c.1 by Pocket Angel Scans about 1 year ago
Search for all releases of this series

in Country of Origin
137 Chapters (Ongoing)

S1: Chapter 1-60 (Complete)
S2: Chapter 61-110 (Complete)
S3: Chapter 111- (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (87 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.68 / 10.0

Last Updated
September 19th 2020, 9:26am PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
D&C Webtoon (D&C Media)
KakaoPage (Kakao)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Tappytoon (84 Chapters - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #39 decreased(-18)
Monthly Pos #26 decreased(-10)
3 Month Pos #13 decreased(-7)
6 Month Pos #12 decreased(-3)
Year Pos #10 (No change)

List Stats
On 776 reading lists
On 106 wish lists
On 29 completed lists
On 11 unfinished lists
On 176 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preload xmark preload xmark preload
User Comments  [ Order by usefulness ]
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
A severe case of second lead syndrome  
by Zurel
August 16th, 2020, 7:23am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I do like this manhwa a lot. In many ways it is cliched but the pacing is good and the plot is interesting, a decent balance between romance and the more political aspects of the story. The ML is a bit problematic but I guess after seeing so many much worse MLs in other manhwa/manhua, I don't mind him that much. Maybe it's my standard going bonkers but the romance works for me.

But the second ML is such a wasted potential and I find that very unfortunate. The author did him dirty by giving him too little screen time. Honestly, he is much better than the ML in every respect, I'm not even exaggerating, and it makes me think the only reason the ML is winning is because the FL doesn't have much contact with the second ML.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
A great story hindered by the crown prince.  
by Kotomine13
April 14th, 2020, 11:25pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Now before you jump to conclusions, let me explain in detail why I chose to give this score. I have read all 92 chapters up until this point and I intend to read this to the (bitter) end. This is a good romance, political manga with great art that starts out strong and becomes more generic/weaker as time goes by. It is really only based on Isekai around the beginning and is based on the main character's perspective from there.

The female lead (Chartiana).
Upright yet strict. She is a person that was cheated on, died due to drowning from a slip while drunk in South Korea and ended up becoming a girl of the Duke in another world. This girl had apparently died and swapped places with her to be in her body. Getting on with the story, she handles her situation well and manages to get a good grip of the situation once she figures out that she has been thrown to the dogs in terms of politics. Chartiana is clever, calm, calculating and is someone that tries to keep her emotions under control on the surface. Under the surface, she is upright yet can be rather silly, sweet and innocent. This is how Chartiana is for the first part until everything gets flushed down the drain once she meets the crown prince. I say that the manga is getting weaker and worse as the time goes by, due to how she is handling several of the situations. I enjoy the parts where Chartiana is acting as herself and I find this to be the case when she is with her supporters (along with the 5th prince) but I will get to that. To clarify, Chartiana is the main reason why I read this story so I feel that the author managed to make a likeable female lead with all of her flaws (few in number) and strengths. I would like more scenes with her family, maids and the like.

The Crown Prince.
I am not going to mince words so for those who hold him up to esteem, leave now as I will be blunt.

The crown prince is a major problem for many reasons and the more that I see him, the more I dislike him as a character, as the eventual husband for the main character and for his role in the story.
He is a creep and an incredibly jealous, controlling person. He limits Chartiana where he can in his presence, he even intervenes when she is simply going to hug her own brother. His jealousy for her is shown to friend and family alike. This is consistent throughout the story from the start to finish and it is undeniable due to how many times that it occurs (along with directing it for the smallest gestures). You may call it sweet, I call it a gigantic red flag if I have ever seen one. It gets worse as he has no problem with disregarding her personal space (in most of their experiences together), kissing her when she is passed out drunk, is usually getting reports of everyone that she meets and had been doing all of this while giving her the impression that he has a lover. Don't worry, it gets even worse. He is also a sadist that wanted to humiliate her and her family in front of all of the high ranking nobles for his own satisfaction. His jealousy was bad enough for him to almost hurt his own brother during training when his brother mentioned that he had met up with Chartiana to have tea (despite being responsible for the whole situation to begin with). It turns out that this trait isn't exactly a new thing for the crown prince considering that he was incredibly close to being replaced as the heir for the royal crown until an incident occurred (leaving the previous heir dead). It is a problem with how much screentime that the crown prince gets recently and it is clear that he is the male lead. The crown prince only really gets interested when she shows that she is competent and able to solve his problems that he cannot fix. He treats her like trash prior to that and it is rather obvious to see that he does the same for the people surrounding him (including his family). All of these events are being done to set the cliche of "a villain turns sweet through love" as is common in the Shoujo romance genre, it is not pleasing.

The worst part is that Chartiana actually does have a great catch by her side the entire time that has been ignored for the most part. The 5th prince (Cailanden) is exactly what I would expect from one of these manga. It is a guy that respects her, has been her ally the entire time, are always having pleasant interactions when they interact and is someone that has been rather selfless most of the time. This is shown not only in his interactions with Chartiana and his family but to other characters. It puzzles me why he has been consistently thrown to the sidelines and his screentime is less for someone that is much worse, overall. The worst and let me stress this, ONLY mistake is when he didn't deny the rumours of which he was put on the spot suddenly and had no idea of what was occuring (due to no experience with the matter along with conflicting feelings on it). That's it and it is not a problem in the grand scheme of things.

I actually do enjoy the villainess and her rivalry with Chartiana, it brings a little bit of excitement into the story.

I should mention that I enjoy this manga, that it is nowhere near as bad as some others (like The Emperor's Companion). I find the crown prince and his involvement to be a major flaw, not an asset to this story.

The story, characters and the art all have their good points. It is the direction and the crown prince that has me disappointed in it as it has a lot of potential. I don't expect it to turn out like I want it to but I know the author can continue to surprise me so I will continue to read and enjoy it.

... Last updated on April 15th, 2020, 12:26am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by ChildofSecrets
November 22nd, 2019, 9:34pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
**There are 91 chapters out currently, rather than just 12 that are listed. It can be binged !!

This kind of 'reincarnated to another world' genre has been so popular in the past few years, it's easy for them to all blend together and be cliche, boring, and cringey. But this one stood out to be very well-composed and thorough in terms of world building and intricacies. Overall, it's good, maybe great-ish. It has a sophisticated, well-crafted plot, and strong, independent characters. The female lead is very consistently intelligent and strong. She uses her knowledge from modern times to her advantage, but can sometimes come off a little too perfect and knowledgable about the world that isn't her own. However, I forgive that a little because she is authentically intelligent and quick-witted, rather than just hot-blooded and resilient like so many other "strong" female leads. She is what drives the series, and has yet to disappoint!

Despite this, I've realized that while everything else in this series is great, it lacks emotional depth and relatability to its characters. The acting is borerline mediocre, and I almost feel no attachment for the male lead because of his flat range of emotions. The character growth could also be better, and they all could be a little less perfect. I know this is more of a political drama than a tragic hero's journey, but I think this is setting it apart from truly being great. I do recommend it overall, it is a fun and entertaining read!

... Last updated on November 28th, 2019, 11:28pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by DandelionLilyPetals
November 22nd, 2019, 6:14am
Rating: N/A
Yoo Hwayeong is the main character's old name before she dies and is reincarnated into Chartiana Altizer Cailon, although, in the beginning of the story she was called Satiana or Sati instead of Chartiana or Charti in the later chapters. She proves to everyone around her that she isn't who they think she is. There are misunderstandings between her love interest and her now, but I'm praying like hell for the misunderstandings to be over! I feel that in most romance/rebirth manhwas, the European setting is common, though, it is beautiful and fun to see an era that I've only heard about and never imagined being in. Also, common trend for rebirth comics is how they suddenly turn fierce and courageous because they now know what they should do and who they should trust. This manhwa's great for knowledge too. I've learnt things I would've never learnt in class. Overall, I really love this story 👍❤
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by PZcolo
September 12th, 2019, 4:01am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Another story about a girl teleported to a middle ages European kind of society, an overused setting for sure. In this one the MC at least doesn't have any powers nor knows the future or any sort of mystical advantage, similar to "Empress from another world" thou not as good imo.
MC is a girl a little too uptight who gets cheated by her BF with her best friend, after that she's in an accident, death and transmigration. From there she is sent to te palace as Empress candidate but is surrounded by enemies so decides to act against her nature as a "villain" to get herself in a better position. Well it has it's fuzzy places but as a story it makes some sense and in any case, the MC is interesting enough to carry the manhwa, she's the "good person" kind of MC but she can look at reality and adjust. Unfortunately, I'm tired of seeing this, the author makes a good MC only to make the male lead a piece of sh*t kind of character that will transform into a great guy as if by magic but still, I don't get this obsession that women who like this kind of novels have with the bad prince stereotype? really. I get the turn the bad guy around thing, "my love will change him" kind of nonsense. But I would like at least one story to get over this dumb notion and actually have the MC choose a good male lead (and I don't mean by it that he has to be ghandi), in this case, the prince is not even smart, just with his first move he's already antagonizing loyal subjects and later if the MC didn't help he would screw the countries economy.

In any case, so far (35 ch) the prince has had little coverage and mostly bad one, the story is centered around the MC and her ladies in waiting. It's somewhat interesting so far but not particularly deep in any sense, rather, it's a bit simplistic but at least it doesn't resort to petty characters and bullying to move the story forward and show the MC's precarious condition but rather this is shown by explaining the political situation.

It's a bit too soon to tell anything but so far it's been decent and somewhat entertaining.

... Last updated on September 12th, 2019, 4:02am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
 per page 
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.