The TV anime adaptation of Koharu Inoue’s “The Duke of Death and His Maid” (死神坊ちゃんと黒メイド) supernatural romance manga reveals the first promotional video during a special stage at today’s AnimeJapan 2021. The series is also confirmed to premiere in July 2021.
The series centers on the Duke of Death, cursed to steal life from any living thing that he touches. He is accompanied by his maid Alice, who enjoys teasing him, but is the only remaining person devoted to him.
Natsuki Hanae plays the Duke of Death, while Ayumi Mano plays his maid Alice. The anime is directed by “Hi Score Girl” and “DanMachi” director Yoshiki Yamakawa and animated by J.C.STAFF. “DanMachi” script writer Hideki Shirane is in charge of the series script.
Cursed by a witch as a child, a young duke gained the unwanted power to kill every living thing he touches. Forced to move away from his family and into a large mansion deep in the woods, the duke is treated as if he does not exist and is continually shunned by his peers.
However, he is not entirely alone. Rob and Alice, his butler and maid, are always by his side. Alice loves to tease him, and as their relationship grows, the duke makes it his goal to break free from his deadly curse. Of course, he is going to need some help, and who better to do this than the various inhabitants of the supernatural?
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Koharu Inoue [Shogakukan’s Sunday Webry]
Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa
Series Composition: Hideki Shirane
Character Design: Michiru Kuwabata (SMDE)
CG Director: Yusuke Suzuki (SMDE)
Music: Gen Okuda, Takeshi Watanabe
■ Duke – CV: Natsuki Hanae
■ Alice – CV: Ayumi Mano