Like so many other isekai protagonists, Raeliana has reincarnated in the world of a story (Truck-kun didn’t kill her, though; a mysterious someone shoved her off a building…hmm). The problem is that the story she’s in happens to be a mystery novel, and she’s the murder victim whose death kicks off the tale. To stay alive, she needs to ditch the nefarious fiancé currently plotting to kill her and steal her family’s money. But sleazy fiancé Francis Brooks is persistent, despite her increasingly forceful attempts to dump him. This continues until an evening party, where Raeliana tries to use her outside knowledge of the story to coerce Duke Noah Wynknight into playing the role of her lover to force Brooks to accept their breakup.
Ooh, yeah! The manhwa on which this anime is based is delightful, and this episode lives up to my expectations. It was a little weird changing the protagonist to be Japanese instead of Korean, but it’s not a big deal as far as I’m concerned. The art has a pretty, storybook vibe, and with anime, we can hear the smug confidence of Noah’s voice, Brooks’s desperate anger, and Raeliana’s determination. We also get a taste of the story’s humor through Raeliana’s efforts to force Brooks to break up. I am totally on board with this anime. Definitely recommend trying it.
Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion is available to stream on Crunchyroll.
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2 thoughts on “First Impression: Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion”
A lot of these Korean takes on Japanese Light Novel trends feel more…… sophisticated.
Ooo, this sounds pretty good! I’m definitely putting this on my seasonal watch list! I’m a pretty big fan of this kind of manhwa, so I’m bound to like this one!