The Duke of Death and His Maid manga revealed the cover illustration for the final volume on Twitter. To commemorate the finale, the main characters, the Duke and the maid Alice Lendrott grace the cover of the volume. The release is scheduled for July 12 in Japan.
The editor of the manga series shared a photo of the final volume on July 2. The cover shows the two characters smiling with white and red roses in front of the Duke and Alice Lendrott. “I hope for your attention to the finale of the two’s innocent love.” the editor stated.
Inoue was running The Duke of Death and His Maid manga on Shogakukan’s Sunday Webry from October 2017 to May 2022. The manga released Volume 15 in June 2022. The series inspired an anime adaptation animated by J.C. STAFF with CGI by Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment. The anime aired from July to September 2021 with a total of 12 episodes, and the show is receiving a second season in 2023.
Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga for English releases and describes the plot of Volume 1 as:
The manga that inspired the anime: a gothic romcom between a cursed duke and his flirty maid!
When the duke was a young boy, a witch cast a powerful curse upon him, making it so that any living thing he touched would die. Now a young man, he lives in a sprawling mansion with only servants for his companions: an elderly butler, and his childhood friend, a busty blonde maid named Alice. Despite the curse, Alice is constantly flirting with him and seems to delight in making him blush! But how close can they truly grow as long as the curse is in place?
Source: Official Twitter