On July 2, 2022, a website opened announcing that the South Korean webtoon (manhwa) written by Milcha and illustrated by Whale titled Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion (Kanojo ga Koshaku-Tei ni Itta Riyu in Japanese) is getting a TV anime series.
A key visual teasing what the two main characters will look like in the animated version has also been released:
The trailer was also released on the same day.
What do the creators have to say about the upcoming anime?
I’m excited that we’ll get to see the characters brought to life on the big screen. At first, I was in disbelief about the news, but now it’s beginning to sink in that Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion is actually getting an anime. Be sure to watch it!Whale commented at Natalie.mu
When I first heard that Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion would be getting anime I was thrilled! This is all thanks to the series’ adoring fans. I hope that this anime will bring joy to its viewers. I would like to thank the fans once again for all their support!Milcha commented at Natalie.mu
What is the plot of Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion?
The story centers on an ordinary, modern-day, young Korean woman named Eunha Park, who is desperate to get into college and just have a normal life. Her elation for getting into college is cut short when she’s pushed off a roof!
Eunha Park’s story doesn’t end there, however. Eunha awakens in the body of Raeliana McMillan – the eldest daughter of a nouveaux riche baron.
This new world is strangely familiar to Eunha and that’s when she realizes the startling truth – the world is the same as the one in a novel she once read. Raeliana is living a fairytale life – spoiled and loved by her rich parents.
But Eunha knows that Raeliana’s perfect life is doomed because she knows that Raeliana is actually a mere plot device. It’s Raeliana’s murder at the hands of her fiancé that starts the entire story.
Eunha Park, now the new Raeliana, refuses to die a second time, and is determined to change her fate, no matter what. Raeliana decides to use her knowledge of future events to secure a powerful ally and sets her sights on Duke Noah Volstaire – a vieux riche male protagonist, who is in a position of great power.
Raeliana offers Noah information on the condition that he acts as her fake fiancé, but the Duke’s two-faced nature throws a wrench into her plans. It also doesn’t help that despite his awful personality Raeliana finds herself falling in love with the handsome Duke!
Where can I read Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion?
On September 19, 2016, the manhwa was serialized in Kakao’s digital comic and fiction platform KakaoPage.
In Japan, the manhwa is serialized by the service Pikkoma, and Kadokawa has published the fifth complied volume.
In October 2021, Yen Press announced that they licensed the manhwa for English publication.