The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2 revealed a new trailer and visual ahead of the July 9 premiere. Studio J.C. Staff is animating, with Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment, who are in charge of CGI.
The sequel was announced in September of 2021 after the first season finished airing. The sequel was revealed to be a TV anime in May of last year. The new trailer features the opening theme song Kimi to Revue” by Bocchan (Natsuki Hanae) and Alice (Ayumi Mano) and the ending song “Hoshizuku Requiem” by Nasuo☆.
Yoshiki Yamakawa directed the first season at studio J.C. Staff. Hideki Shirane oversaw the series composition and Mitsuru Kuwabata designed the characters. The staff is returning for the second season and includes:
- Director: Yoshinobu Yamakawa
- Script: Hideki Shirane
- Character Design: Michiru Kuwabata (SMDE)
- CG Director: Hiroya Ishihara (SMDE)
- Character Model Director: Yuya Hatano (SMDE)
- Art Director: Akira Suzuki
- Colour Design: Miho Kimura
- Director of Photography: Shingo Fukuyo
- Editing: Kentaro Tsubone (REAL-T)
- Sound Effect Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Music :Gen Okuda, Takeshi Watanabe
The story is based on Koharu Inoue’s The Duke of Death and His Maid manga, which officially ended in 2022. The manga was serialized on Sunday Web Every platform, with Shogakukan publishing the volumes. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed it in English and describes the plot as:
When the duke was a young boy, a witch made it so that any living thing he touched died. Unable to cope with such a cursed child, his family sent him away to live in an old mansion. Now a young man, his only companions are an elderly butler and his childhood friend, a buxom, blonde maid named Alice. Despite the fact that touching the duke means instant death, Alice is constantly teasing him, getting close and flirting mercilessly. But even though Alice loves to make the duke blush, her affection for him is the real deal. Can the two figure out a way to break the witch’s spell?
Source: Press Release
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