‘So close, yet so far’ phrase perfectly fits the romantic anime series ‘The Duke of Death and His Maid.’ Ironically, this phrase also best describes the wait for its second season.
The anime’s first season ended on a bittersweet note with the Duke finally confronting his mother and accepting her ultimatum. The Duke also surprised his mother by declaring that he will marry Alice.
Fans praised the series for its engaging storyline and intriguing characters. The critically acclaimed anime’s production committee has already greenlit its sequel.
Release Date: When is season 2 coming?
Right after season 1 ended, an announcement for the production of an anime sequel was made.
The Duke of Death and His Maid season 2 has been officially confirmed and is expected to premiere by late 2022 or early 2023. Funimation will stream the series once it is released. The sequel is likely to have 12 episodes like season 1.
Sequel production decision
The sequel decision celebration illustration from the original Inoue sensei has arrived!
Two cute shots of Bochan & AliceEnglish Translation, Twitter Translate
The franchise as of yet has released no official date.
Funimation also announced on their website that, “We won’t have to live with the curse of no more ducal romance, because The Duke of Death and His Maid is officially getting a Season 2!”
Key Visual/ Illustration
With the announcement of The Duke of Death and His Maid”s sequel production decision, a congratulatory illustration has arrived from the creator, Inoue-sensei.
The young Duke and his maid Alice are seen in the illustration each holding a white rose which conveys a message of hope, respect, and love.
On September 19, 2021, after the final episode of Duke of Death and His Made season 1 aired, a teaser for season 2 was released.
The short 15-second clip features the scenes from various fated moments in the first season, from the ballroom dance to Duke’s confession. Overall, the teaser has a very somber mood, befitting the gothic aesthetic, which has become the anime’s trademark.
The Duke of Death and His Maid Manga Compared to Anime
The Duke Of Death and His Maid manga has a total of 13 volumes, and is ongoing. The first season of the anime did skip several scenes from the manga.
Most of the skipped elements were comic moments or short slice-of-life stories that weren’t necessary to advance its storyline. The first season used a total of 67 chapters and found its stopping point at volume 5.
Studio JC Staff has more than enough source material to make The Duke of Death And His Maid season 2. They can use the content from the remaining eight volumes to create the anime’s sequel.
The upcoming season will once again focus on the Duke and Alice figuring out a plan for breaking the curse, but they will have many adventures along the way.
Walter will plan to seduce the Duke and then spread fake rumors so that the Duke will give up his rightful inheritance as the first son.
Daleth will likely approach the Duke with a request to convince Zain to use secret magic, the ability to manipulate time. Daleth will attempt to bribe the Duke by introducing a witch named Amelia to the Duke as she specializes in disenchantments.
About The Duke of Death and His Maid
The Duke of Death and His Maid is a 2017 supernatural manga by Koharu Inoue. The manga was serialized on Shogakukan’s Sunday Webry website and finished its run in May 2022.
The story revolves around a young duke named Bocchan who was cursed by a witch in his childhood. His curse can kill anything he touches, making him completely isolated from his loved ones to save their lives. He lives in a mansion on his own but is accompanied by his maid and butler.
He has quite the relationship with his maid Alice and the two grow closer throughout the story.
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