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The Duke of Death and His Maid takes what could be a cheap device for titillation and, intentionally or not, transforms it into something far more emotionally powerful. When looking at the show as a story with metaphors about disability and navigating disability in that space, it becomes difficult to remove the fanservice without making the story weaker.
Vrai, Mercedez, Chiaki, and special guest Diana dig into Nanako’s love confession, the series’ influence on Class S stories, and what makes the series such a potent depiction of teenage heartbreak.