The second season of the television anime adaptation of Koharu Inoue’s manga “The Duke of Death and His Maid” concluded on Sunday, leaving fans with an exciting announcement of a third season set to premiere in 2024.
This second season, which premiered on July 9, has been available for streaming on Crunchyroll with an English dub option.
The anime’s creative team paints a vivid picture of the narrative:
“Once enchanted with the devastating curse of ‘Kill anyone he touches,’ a young noble boy named ‘Bocchan’ has lived a life plagued by rejection. However, he has never truly been alone, for he finds unwavering support in his dedicated maid, Alice, and the faithful old butler, Rob, who has cared for Bocchan since childhood.
Recent events have led to an unlikely friendship with a witch, and even his distant relationship with his own family has seen some improvement. Yet, the elusive solution to lift the curse that keeps him from touching the one he loves remains a puzzle.
Now, as Bocchan and Alice embark on a quest to unravel this enigmatic situation, their fates take an electrifying turn. Despite their ardent desire, they are forbidden from touching one another, igniting a captivating romance between the two.”
Adding to the anime’s allure, Natsuki Hanae and Ayumi Mano have joined forces to perform the opening theme song, titled “Kimi to Revue,” while Nasuo☆ graces us with the enchanting ending theme song, “Hoshikuzu Requiem.”
The staff includes:
- Character Model Director: Yūya Hatano (SMDE)
- Series Script: Hideki Shirane
- CG Director: Hiroya Ishihara (SMDE)
- Director: Yoshinobu Yamakawa
- Character Design: Michiru Kuwabata (SMDE)
- Director of Photography: Shingo Fukuyo
- Sound Effect Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Art Director: Akira Suzuki
- Color Design: Miho Kimura
- Editing: Kentaro Tsubone (REAL-T)
- CGI: SMDE
- Music: Gen Okuda, Takeshi Watanabe
- Animation Production: J.C.STAFF
The debut season of the television anime made its Japanese premiere in July 2021, comprising a 12-episode run. Funimation simultaneously streamed the anime during its Japanese broadcast.
In October 2017, Inoue initiated the manga’s serialization on Shogakukan’s Sunday Webry web manga platform. The manga concluded its storyline in May 2022, with the 16th and concluding volume published by Shogakukan in July 2022. Seven Seas Entertainment has undertaken the task of English manga publication.