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‘The Duke of Death and His Black Maid’ anime: Everything you need to know


Bocchan and Alice’s fans will soon see their favorite characters on the small screen with the upcoming The Duke of Death and His Black Maid anime adaptation.

The publishing company Shogakukan, which publishes The Duke of Death and His Black Maid manga, announced the news on its official website. It also revealed the voice actors fans are about to hear, along with the staff, new visuals, and an official trailer.

The new anime’s details and more

Shogakukan Music and Digital Entertainment will be helming the new anime series, and it now gives fans a glimpse.

The accompanying trailer shows the sweet connection the two protagonists have, Duke Bocchan and Alice, his maid.

Despite the threat that comes with being touched by Bocchan, Alice is not afraid to get too close.

Bocchan lives in isolation after a witch cast a curse on him when he was a child, Epic Dope noted. Just by a simple touch, he can kill anyone.

The only friend he has is Alice. These two live together in his isolated mansion, far away from everyone, even his own family, to save their lives.

Despite the drama that comes with the story, The Duke of Death and His Black Maid is a comedic supernatural tale.

With the anime’s announcement, the manga creator himself, Inoue Koharu, celebrated the news. He drew a new illustration for the series, showing Bocchan and Alice together.

“In response to the anime decision, we would like to introduce the comment from the original, Inoue-sensei,” he tweeted. “With a newly drawn illustration!”

The anime’s cast, crew, and more

Natsuki Hanae will play as Bocchan and Ayumi Mano as Alice in The Duke of Death and His Black Maid.

Yoshiki Yamakawa will helm the anime at J.C. Staff, while Shogakuka Music and Digital Entertainment will handle the CGI.

Hideki Shirane will take the composition works, while Michiru Kuwabata will draw the character designs, per Anime News Network. Lastly, Yusuke Suzuki will be the CG editor, and Gen Okuda and Takeshi Watanabe will compose its music.

The manga origin

The Duke of Death and His Black Maid is a supernatural manga series that started in 2017 by Koharu. So far, it has published ten volumes as of October 2020.

The manga launched on Shogakukan’s Sunday Webry site in October 2017. On the other hand, The Duke of Death and His Black Maid will be out soon this year.

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