The Duke of Death and His Maid combines many and possibly contradictory elements. Romantic teasing, humor, fairy-tale and gothic aesthetics are all part of the day-to-day interactions of the awkward Duke and his maid, Alice. While by no means complex, the J.C. Staff anime is pretty good at what it does, managing to be fun and light-hearted despite the Duke's tragedy. Without a doubt, those who have already warmed up to the show will be wondering when will The Duke of Death and His Maid be dubbed in English.
September 2021 UPDATE: As of Sunday, the 12th of September, Funimation released the first episode of The Duke of Death and His Maid in English! The cast includes Clifford Chapin as the Duke and Kristen McGuire as Alice. The rest of the episodes are expected to follow weekly.
First, a short overview. The Duke of Death and His Maid is based on a manga of the same name. Not exactly plotless, and not exactly a slice of life show, it still relies heavily on the daily life of a young man whose interactions with the outside world are extremely limited for a horrifying reason; when young, the Duke was cursed by a witch so that every living being he touches, human, animal or plant, dies immediately.
The Duke's mother turned her back to him and exiled her to a faraway family property to live alone, where he would not come in close contact with others. The only ones who happily stay with the Duke are his maid, Alice, and his butler, Rob. Alice is the daughter of the duke's family maid and his childhood friend. The woman is deeply in love with him, and the feelings are mutual, so you can expect a fair deal of teasing and angst, as the Duke can't even touch his true love. Will he manage to break the curse and be with her?
The Duke of Death and His Maid airs weekly on Funimation, where you can stream the new episodes with English subtitles. At the time of writing, the English dub is not available, nor has it been announced. Funimation is known for its high-quality dubs, so this could possibly change in the near future, but fans might have to be patient, as more popular shows are likely to take precedence.
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That being said, the anime's aesthetics are quite Anglocentric, with the mansion, gothic, and fairy-like elements echoing of works such as Black Butler so an English dub would definitely fit the show. Once we have definitive information, we'll update you, so watch out this space to find out first about the English dub of The Duke of Death and His Maid.