“The Duke of Death and His Maid’ is a rom-com anime series that has received fans’ love despite being a 3D animated series, which is generally offputting for anime fans.
The second season of “The Duke of Death and His Maid” recently completed its screening with 12 episodes. Will there be a season 3 for this series? Here is what we know so far.
Despite 3D animation being a “red flag” in the anime community, “The Duke of Death and His Maid” broke all traditions and showed the world how good 3D animation can be.
The story is centered around “Viktor,” a teenage boy whom a witch has cursed, and whatever he touches dies. Accompanied by his beautiful maid “Alice,” we see him spend every day happily, hoping to lift his curse one day.
“The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2” continued its screening from July 9, 2023, to September 24, 2023.
“J.C. Staff” is the studio behind “The Duke of Death and His Maid” since the first season. “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” and “Little Busters” are some of their famous anime series.
Season 3 of “The Duke of Death and His Maid” Possible?
The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 3 has been officially announced. The information comes directly from the official Twitter account of the anime adaptation, who, after the last episode of season 2 aired, tweeted out about season 3.
Fans will not have to wait much longer for the next season. According to the official Twitter account, Duke of Death season 3 will be released in 2024. For now, only the release window has been revealed, with no exact release date.
Duke of Death drew a congratulatory illustration for season 3, which you can see below:
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Where To Start Reading Manga After Season 2?
If you can’t wait for season 3, you can start reading manga from Volume 11. However, there are currently no English translations available after volume 8.
“The Duke of Death and His Maid” is based on a manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Koharu Inoue. The series completed its serialization on May 17, 2023, with 16 volumes. The second season adapted the source volumes 6-10, leaving six more volumes behind.
So, there is enough source material for a sequel adaptation. An English Serialization was given to this manga series by “Seven Seas Entertainment.” So far, eight volumes have been released in English, which you can buy from Amazon.
How did Season 2 Affect the Manga Series Sales?
An anime adaptation is branded as “successful” only if its source material’s sales increase after the airing of that series. These sales can be estimated by analyzing the sales of different outlets online.
Unfortunately, the sales of “Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid” manga series increased exceptionally because it didn’t appear in any Top 30 Best Selling Manga Series on Oricon, Amazon (Romance Manga), and Bookwalker.
The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2 Reception in the Anime Community
The anime series received above-average ratings on different rating platforms like AniList (7.6/10), MyAnimeList (7.7/10), and Livechart (7.80/10). It scored 18th position on the Anitrendz‘s Weekly Popularity List at its best performance.
The female protagonist of this series, Alice, received a mini figurine, showing the popularity of the series.
The Blu-ray & DVD volume release date for “The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2” is yet to be announced.
Streaming Services for this Anime Series
It is recommended to use official streaming websites, which pay royalties to anime series, for streaming anime series.
Since the first season of “The Duke of Death and His Maid,” Funimation, Crunchyroll, and bilibili have been streaming this anime series weekly.
So, for the potential season 3, these services will continue streaming this anime series.
For people who are facing difficulties accessing most anime series on Crunchyroll, a VPN will solve their problem, as Crunchyroll has restricted most of its popular anime series in some countries.