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NEWS: The Duke of Death and His Maid Anime Gets Sequel




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chrisb
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:44 am Reply with quote
After a weak start this anime ended up being one of my favorites this season. It’s surprisingly emotional at times and genuinely funny. The characters are likable and have more depth than I expected. The CG is just ok, but I love the art direction.
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michizure



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:46 am Reply with quote
This is good news, even if I'm the only one following this show. The source material is similarly slow-paced, so there's a lot of important content that didn't come up by the point the first season ends.

I wonder if the "v-tuber" style animation is easier (cheaper) to implement? Keeping the costs down would explain how a slow-burner like this one got a second cour. It was a little jarring at first, but I've gotten used to it (along with the "canvas" texture on all the backgrounds).
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Zhou-BR



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:48 am Reply with quote
Great news. This show was so much sweeter than I expected, and like on Hi Score Girl, Yoshiki Yamakawa and his team at J.C. Staff somehow made cheap cel-shaded CG really sing. I don't know if the manga has an end date set, but I'd love to see this story animated all the way through.

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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:21 am Reply with quote
Squeee!! So much left to tell, so I'm very excited for this, and frankly flabbergasted. Also glad to see some other folks have been watching.

I ended up liking this so much more than I had expected to. The cgi gave me a kind of Nightmare Before Christmas vibe somehow. That is to say, it works for this piece where it might not with a different story.

Man, Rob sure spoiler[got himself a lot of cats] there at the end, huh. Very Happy
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Stampeed Valkyrie



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:19 pm Reply with quote
I'm surprised at this announcement TBH. The decision to use CGI for this series turned off much of its fanbase. I am enjoying the manga, and it does have a very slow pace overall but the payoffs are worth it.

I think this series would have gotten a much more positive reception without the option to go with Janky CGI character designs.
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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:47 pm Reply with quote
I've really come to love and enjoy the show so the idea that we'll be getting a sequel makes me so happy!

Here's to more Duke and Alice, as well as the rest of the cast!
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yeehaw



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:59 pm Reply with quote
That's nice, I enjoyed this show more than I thought I would, even if it's pretty ugly. I really loved Cuff
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ZiharkXVI



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:00 pm Reply with quote
I've been meaning to try this show. Clearly better than I originally thought it might be.
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Animegomaniac



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:00 pm Reply with quote
From start to finish, this was my pick for the one to watch of the season and I was not disappointed. The mix of low key melancholy and playful romantic comedy is fairly unique.
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Tripple-A



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:27 pm Reply with quote
One of the few good new anime this season, so this news is greatly appreciated.
Yes the CG characters are a bit annoying, but they're at least trying their best unlike the fight scenes of Kumo desu ga, or some scenes in Dai no Daibouken and honestly after a few episodes I actually prefer it to the generic JC Staff style.
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NG_Chloe



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:28 pm Reply with quote
Yes!!!!!!


This is the best news all day
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joeydoa



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:16 pm Reply with quote
This went from a decent show to one of the best of the season. It is an offbeat story with a lot of quirky characters actually a bunch of misfits - very sweet and emotionally engaging.
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Villain-chan



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:31 pm Reply with quote
Minus a few times, the 3D CGI models worked well and look awesome. I don't get why anyone is turned off by it. Looks awesome. Hopefully S2 or whatever the sequel is if Funi is wrong also uses 3D CGI models. I want more of this amazingly sweet and romantic comedy anime and I'm glad a sequel got announced :)
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