Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion anime has released the creditless version of the opening and ending videos following the premiere of its first episode yesterday. Typhoon Graphics is animating the series, with Junichi Yamamoto as the director. Watch the opening video, featuring the opening theme song “Survive” by MindaRyn:
SERRA is performing the ending song “Always and Forever,” which you can hear in the ending video:
The cast for the anime includes Yume Miyamoto as Raeliana McMillan, Yuichiro Umehara as Noah Volstair Winknight, Shuichiro Umeda as Adam Taylor, Akira Ishida as Heika Demint, Tomokazu Sugita as Justin Shamal, Shunichi Toki as Keith Westernberg, Junichi Suwabe as Siatrich Newreal Chamos, and Yumika Yano as Vivian Shamal.
Besides Junichi Yamamoto as the director, the staff includes Mitsutaka Hirota in charge of the series composition, Haruna Hashimoto as the character designer, Kio Edamatsu on the prop design, Yasunori Ebina as the sound director, Kenji Kato as the art director, and Yuzuru Funakoshi as the photography director. Tetsuya Watanabe is in charge of the series’ 3DCG work.
Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion was originally a web novel written by Milcha which was serialized from 2016 to 2018. A manhwa webtoon adaptation with art by Whale was serialized on KakaoPage from September 2017 to March 2022. Tappytoon is publishing the webtoon digitally, while Yen Press licensed it in English. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime adaptation, and they describe the story:
Living inside a fairy tale may sound like a dream, but for this heroine, it’s more of a nightmare. After her mysterious death, Rinko is reborn as Raeliana—a loved and wealthy character in a novel. But she knows the ending: her murder at the hands of her fiancé. So, she hatches a plan to stay alive, one that involves a devilish duke and a phony engagement. Can she rewrite her story?