Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid Season 2 Release Date
There has been no official confirmation of a specific date for the release of Season 2 of The Duke of Death and His Maid from NBC Universal, Studio J.C. Staff, or any other entity involved in the production of the anime. However, on September 19, 2021, it was revealed that a TV anime sequel would be produced. Season two of The Duke of Death and His Maid will premiere in 2023, as announced on May 16, 2022.
We will update this story with any further details once we have received formal confirmation of the news.
Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid Season 2 has yet to receive a release date, but fans can make educated guesses.
Generally, people seemed to enjoy The Duke of Death and His Maid. Review scores were lower than they should have been, although not necessarily because of the animation quality, because the show used 3D CGI at all. Although the Duke anime’s animation doesn’t quite live up to Studio Orange’s standard for 3D anime, it manages to do so without detracting from the tale.
The sales of the manga adaptation of The Duke of Death and His Maid weren’t particularly successful, therefore it didn’t get into the Oricon Top 30. But that’s not that shocking, considering that the different Tokyo Revengers manga volumes very well dominated that list during the Summer of 2021.
The Duke of Death and His Maid Manga Ending in May 2022
The anime adaptation of Koharu Inoue’s The Duke of Death and His Maid manga serves as the source material for the show’s plot. Due to the grim victorian garb the protagonists wear, the series is also known as The Duke of Death and His Black Maid.
The weekly manga, which began serialisation in the Shogakukan Sunday Webry magazine app in October 2017 and reached Volume 14 as of November 12, 2021, had over 200 chapters by the end of 2021.
Seven Seas Entertainment, a publishing company based in the United States, announced in July 2021 that they will be releasing an official English translation of the manga The Duke of Death and His Maid. On May 24, 2022, the printed copy of Volume 1 will be made available, followed by Volume 2 on July 19, Volume 3 on October 11, and Volume 4 on December 20, 2022.
The publisher Shogakukan revealed in early November 2021 that the story’s climax will be found in Volume 14 of the manga series. The Kishtenketsu format, with its four acts, is common in Japanese storytelling.
The climax, or yama, of the story occurs during the Twist phase, which marks a turn toward an unforeseen development.
The Sunday Webry app revealed the manga’s conclusion would be published in the next six chapters of The Duke of Death and His Maid on February 15, 2022, with the release of Chapter 227. This final instalment, Chapter 233, was published in May of 2022.
The Duke of Death and His Maid Manga Compared to the Anime
The anime condensed the manga’s first season by a few episodes so that it could have a satisfying ending that advanced the overall plot. Many of the cut scenes were comic interludes or brief slice-of-life accounts that weren’t integral to the story’s progression.
Episode 6 of the anime’s adaptation covered material from the manga up to Chapter 40 of Volume 3, which marked the conclusion of the Witch’s Sabbath arc. The seventh episode, however, rewrote events in order to incorporate scenes from earlier slice-of-life chapters.
Some of the darker storylines, such as the Christmas party in Chapters 50–54, were adapted for Episodes 8 and 9. Episode 10 then jumped all over the place, with scenes from Chapters 41 (Rob’s singing of “The Owl and the Pussycat”) and 72 (his reminiscences on becoming a surrogate father to the Duke) being intercut.
After that, Episode 11 adapted Chapters 59–62, but with a huge twist that set up Season 2 of The Duke of Death and His Maid’s underlying story. It wasn’t until Chapter 85 that we learned that Sharon, Alice’s mother, was in Daleth’s coffin. Another difference between the manga and the anime is that in the manga, Zain flips the bird at Daleth in the last scene while she is spying on him with the alley cat.
The ending of Season 12 Episode 12 was more darker than the original. Many of the comical moments from the manga were left out of the anime, despite the fact that the tale was still serious and emotional at times. In Chapter 63, for instance, Alice bathes with Bocchan to cheer him up before their encounter at the main estate.
In the manga, Bocchan’s siblings were with him when he was brought to Mother. Mother was quite upset with Viola and Walter when she found out they had visited Bocchan in secret in the past, and she forbade them to go there again.
The anime moved the information that Bocchan’s father was hospitalised to the climactic dinner encounter for maximum dramatic effect. Due to Father’s declining health, Mother must choose between Bocchan and Walter as the new family head, although this crucial backstory is stated early on in the manga, making it easy to forget.
The anime mostly omitted Alice’s time at the main estate, which was the subject of several chapters. However, the anime was careful to highlight the dramatic shift in Mother’s character after Alice’s mother Sharon “died.”
The end of the after-credits scene in Episode 12 of Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid corresponds to Chapter 68 of Volume 5 of the manga.
Since Bocchan was summoned to the main estate, this is the most fitting place to end the story. His mother issues him a deadline of springtime to end the curse or her brother Walter, the Duke’s younger brother, will take over the family’s leadership. But the Duke counters by announcing to his shocked mother that he is engaged to Alice.
The thematic tension introduced throughout the course of the previous episodes is resolved by this conclusion. As much as Alice feared that the Duke would abandon her if the curse were lifted, he has instead found the resolve to confront his own family head-on. Chapter 68 was heavily reduced for the after-credits scene so that the Duke could explain his choice to Alice.
The good news is that the manga has more than enough material for a second season of the anime TV series The Duke of Death and His Maid. The main concern is whether or not the second season will conclude the story begun in the manga, or if it would just condense the plot into a single cour of 12 or 13 episodes. It’s possible that the anime will wrap out the plot in two seasons, or that Season 3 of The Duke of Death and His Maid will serve as the conclusion.
If you want to read the manga ahead of the anime, you can begin at Chapter 69 of Volume 6. However, you should read the slice-of-life chapters in order and not move forward.
Unfortunately, English-speaking manga fans will have to patiently wait for a very long time before they can start reading the physical volumes ahead of the anime TV series.
The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2 Anime Spoilers
The Duke and Alice will have many exciting adventures as they try to devise a strategy to end the curse in the upcoming episode of the anime. For instance, kids become engrossed in yet another enchanted retelling of the “Little Red Riding Hood” tale.
Another chapter that will likely be adapted is 73, where Cuff and Alice assume bikinis and swim in a pool heated by magic in the dead of winter.
Walter, the duke’s second son, is interested in finding a means to remove the patriarch from the picture. While everyone is playing golf indoors, Viola “helps” by suggesting that Walter cross-dress as a pretty lady. Walter’s strategy is to romance the Duke, start a scandal with false reports, and then get the Duke to give up his first son status and his due patrimony.
Also undergoing a metamorphosis, Viola finds herself looking much older than she does now. Can she write her own Cinderella story out of this unexpected turn of events and tell the butler Rob how she feels?
Cuff and Zain’s employment at Circus Gemini is revealed in a flashback. Staying in town would allow them to be closer to the Duke and Alice, but when the circus runs into financial difficulties, they see an opportunity. Cuff and Zain’s addition to the major event brought in more viewers, but they’re worried that their true identities as witches may be revealed sooner rather than later.
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Sometime afterwards, Daleth goes to see the Duke to make a request. The witch has asked him to persuade Zain to utilise her dark magic, which includes the capacity to alter the flow of time.
As it turns out, young Zain has been a magical prodigy with the ability to manipulate time. At first, when Zain and Cuff were just kids, he would wow her with his skills. Zain tries and tries to prevent the death of Cuff’s parents, but to no avail.
Daleth tries to bribe the Duke by having a witch named Amelia, who specialises in disenchantments, come to the estate when Bocchan refuses to convince Zain to utilise his time powers. This so-called witch uses tentacles from an octopus for her legs, although a more fair description would be that she is a magical octopus.
Amelia is confident in her ability to lift the spell, but Bocchan is hesitant to put himself beholden to Daleth. Bocchan is still tempted to let Amelia touch his curse, but she recoils in horror when she realises who set the spell on him.
It turns out that the powerful witch who cursed the Duke was Daleth’s dead older twin sister Sade. Amelia, moreover, has never been successful in defeating Sade’s spells. Amelia rapidly comes to terms with the fact that she will not be able to reverse the Duke’s curse since even in death Sade is too potent.
After this is discovered, the mystical octopus makes an urgent request to be returned to the sea, as she is practically perishing from being removed from its natural habitat. Together, Bocchan and Alice make a pact as they gaze out over the sea that they would return to Alice’s hometown once the curse is lifted.
But in the meantime, the witches have a plan to return Zain to his family. Daleth wants to wake up Alice’s mom, Sharon Lendrott, from the spell that has her locked in a coffin like a sleeping beauty.
Years ago, Sade sliced Daleth’s face with a nail because she looked too much like her. Since then, Daleth has refused to remove her mask in public.
Bocchan and Alice end up in a circus, but the Duke has trouble coming up with an act. However, instead of turning his curse into an asset, he pursues juggling.
At the end of the episode aired on May 10, 2022 (Maid Day in Japan), the anime series teased that an announcement would be made on May 12, 2022 (the same day that manga Volume 12 would be released). Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid Season 2’s release window was revealed in a teaser image on May 16, 2022. You can do so by going to digitalnewsexpert.com