The anime adaptation of Koharu Inoue’s Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid (The Duke of Death and His Maid) manga series will be getting a second season in 2023. No other details about the new season were revealed. A teaser trailer for the second season was also released. Koharu Inoue launched the manga on Shogakukan’s Sunday Webry digital platform in October 2017, it is currently in its final arc and has produced 15 volumes worth of content.
As the elegant, frail flower petals wither away into lifeless ashes, the young duke is tragically reminded of the despicable power forced upon him—the ability to kill anything he touches. Scorned by his family, he is sent away to live in near isolation. Fortunately, he is not entirely alone, as the manor’s staff—his dutiful butler Rob and the flirtatious maid Alice—keep him company and make his life less miserable.
As the duke’s romantic feelings for Alice grow, so does his continued frustration for the limits set by his unfortunate ability. Therefore, he resolves to break the curse cast upon him all those years ago, not only for his sake, but Alice’s as well—for he is painfully aware of how difficult it is to avoid the touch of a loved one.