The Duke's Daughter Wants to be Useless - Reviews

Alt titles: The Bizarre Adventure of Miss Capricious, Xiang Chen Wei Feichai De Gongjue Xiaojie

The Duke's Daughter Wants to be Useless
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Manthika's avatar
Jan 28, 2021

The story of a cat lady who got hit by truck-kun while feeding stray cats and reincarnated in another world... of a novel where the world ends because a character was mean, originally, to a cat.  Thusly, she will use her cat powers to save the world (not literal powers, she just loves cats) by finding that cat first and being nice to it... this manhua is... interesting. 

A comedy filled with nonsensical characters 'canon' to the 'original story' (of the novel in the cat lady's original world) and everything revolving around the cat lady and her new cats... who aren't just cats.  It's... the entire story is probably aimed for cat lovers.  If 'Cats' was a genre tag, it would be the main tag.  It should be called "I Just Want to be a Useless Cat Lady" instead.  You get the idea.  Except they have human forms because of course they do.  Magic and stuff. 

The main character's personality is like 70% Cat Lady 30% Greedy/Money Obsessed and yet 100% Airheaded Bimbo. Basically, somehow, the main character is a complete idiot but she's better than the even more idiotic character who originally inhabited the body in the eyes of the rest of the side characters who are also all idiots.  For an example of the main character's nonsensical stupidity and shortsightedness, see: "I want to be rich and carefree but I don't want to be part of this rich family because that would mean responsibilities, so I should try to get kicked out, I'm sure I'll still have tons of money and no responsibility then!!"  ??????

The art is pretty good, but the cats (and I cannot stress this enough) are creepy.  No I mean.  Who draws the equivelant of an ahegao on a cat for being petted?  With pink blush and human eyes and all??  Throw it in the fire.  It hurts me.  Just saying.  It's even creepier that they can just straight up take on human form like 'nbd' but people can still buy cats, okay?  #SlaveryMuch?

The story leaves a lot to be seen but... it's kind of boring.  Also there's this whole... thing going on in the background that's kind of hard to explain without what would probably be considered spoilers.  But it doesn't make ANY sense.  It also contradicts itself constantly between chapters, like the author forgot what they wrote very quickly. 

3/10 story
4/10 art
2/10 characters
2/10 overall
Yolosans's avatar
Apr 12, 2022

Its very long and slow, the mc is partially extremly stupid, but if u like slow things, this manwha is pretty ok :)

3/10 story
8/10 art
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall
NeiJuzzuo's avatar
Apr 14, 2022

It's stupid and funny!

Everything she does with a goal of failure succeeds. Every investment is successful however much she tries to make it a waste!

She just wants to spend money and be lazy without doing a thing, but everything goes in opposite way (similar to I'm really not a Demon God's lackey). Basically misunderstandings of all the people around her, and her luck and a bit of white cat's dragon magic.

It isn't supposed to be fast nor to have some super deep plotline, it's basically like animes:

Kemono Michi: Rise Up

KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!

Hinamatsuri

Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life!

Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Combatants Will Be Dispatched!

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord

Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy

etc.

There's also a lot of manhuas and manhwas and mangas like this, but I first remembered the animes because they were so funny.

So don't expect much of a story, it is pretty stupid, but that's the point!

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
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machiabeeli's avatar
Apr 8, 2022

This manhua was written in a very stream of consciousness way. It's like the author was telling a very long-winded story to a friend, who was writing down what they're saying, which explains why some of the elements or plot points are inconsistent or oddly told. 

I was willing to give this a try but I really couldn't handle the way they drew the cats. The cats had cat bodies but HUMAN faces. I repeat, HUMAN. FACES. It's so unnerving to look at and it's weird to draw the cats in a way that was supposed to justify them turning into humans at a later time? If they're animals, draw them like they're animals??? 

I couldn't handle how the plot was progressing so I gave up. Not worth losing braincells and time for this. 

Dropped at Chapter 6.

1/10 story
2/10 art
1/10 characters
1.5/10 overall
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Otaku11699's avatar
Dec 15, 2021

It was boring to read. If you feeling Insomniac then this one is a must read but other than that the story is just plain boring. She just wants to be  a useless daughter just as the name suggest but whatever she tries to do turns in her favor and it kept turning in her favor so much that it fell out of mine. I had enough and now I'm just dropping it. I wont even waste my time on describing it in detail. JUST.DONT.READ.IT. 'cause, waste of time.

1/10 story
5/10 art
2/10 characters
2/10 overall
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