‘The Duke of Death and His Maid’ is a Japanese romantic comedy manga series by Koharu Inoue that kicked off in October 2017 in the pages of Sunday Webry. Its popularity led to an anime being released in July 2021 by J.C.Staff and Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment. Funimation announced that they are releasing an English dub version of the show on their streaming service.
“Comedy? Romance? Drama? What more could you ask for? We’re excited to announce that The Duke of Death and His Maid English dub is officially on its way to Funimation, and it premieres sooner than you might think,” Funimation wrote on their website. “Episode 1 of The Duke of Death and His Maid English dub will arrive on Funimation, so if you haven’t been keeping up with the simulcast or just want to kick it off from the beginning again, it’s almost time.”
“The English cast for the series includes Clifford Chapin (My Hero Academia) as The Duke, Kristen McGuire (Dr. STONE) as Alice, Kayli Mills (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) as Viola and Kent Williams (The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED) as Rob,” they continue.
The cast also includes Sarah Wiedenheft (How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord) and Ricco Fajardo (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!) with Natalie Rose serving as ADR Director.
Check out the trailer:
My AnimeList describes the synopsis:
“As the elegant, frail flower petals wither away into lifeless ashes, the young duke is tragically reminded of the despicable power forced upon him—the ability to kill anything he touches. Scorned by his family, he is sent away to live in near isolation. Fortunately, he is not entirely alone, as the manor’s staff— his dutiful butler Rob and the flirtatious maid Alice—keep him company and make his life less miserable.
As the duke’s romantic feelings for Alice grow, so does his continued frustration for the limits set by his unfortunate ability. Therefore, he resolves to break the curse cast upon him all those years ago, not only for his sake, but Alice’s as well—for he is painfully aware of how difficult it is to avoid the touch of a loved one.”
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