Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid

The Duke of Death and His Maid

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Synonyms: Young Master the Grim Reaper and the Black Maid
Japanese: 死神坊ちゃんと黒メイド
English: The Duke of Death and His Maid
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2021 to Sep 19, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: Romantic SubtextRomantic Subtext
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.641 (scored by 6638566,385 users)
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Ranked: #12292
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Popularity: #1080
Members: 176,844
Favorites: 1,397

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Mano, Ayumi


Hanae, Natsuki


Kuramochi, Wakana


Kamiya, Hiroshi


Minase, Inori


Ootsuka, Houchuu


Uchida, Yuuma


Hikasa, Youko

Lendrott, Sharon

Inoue, Kikuko

Bocchan's Mother

Ohara, Sayaka


Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Hanae, Natsuki
Theme Song Performance
Mano, Ayumi
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Mangetsu to Silhouette no Yoru (満月とシルエットの夜)" by Bocchan (Natsuki Hanae) & Alice (Ayumi Mano)

Ending Theme

Sep 19, 2021
Stark700 (All reviews)
Imagine living with a beautiful maid everyday who serves you, pleases you, and wants to be with you at all times. The only problem? You can't touch her. It almost sounds appaling but that is the fate of Bocchan, a noble man who suffers a curse where he kills anything he touches.

When I heard news of the manga getting the anime adaptation, it wasn't a bit surprising. It's one of the most popular manga from Sunday Webry and contains a premise that is suitable for a fantasy rom-com. With the manga running over 190 chapters, it also seems clear the anime doesn't have enough read more
Sep 19, 2021
Garbagepickles (All reviews)
This show, though it appears to be tragic, at its heart it is just another romcom(that will make us smile and feel good for the rest of the day) with a nice premise. I'm saying this, because I'm sure some of you came to this show after hearing it's premise, and though it was gonna be a tragic show with complex characters.


So, I'm gonna make this short, this anime is really good. The premise is very interesting; so close, yet so far. Tragic, yet wholesome, and I think it would make an interesting story. And they absolutely nailed it.

Let's get the small read more
Sep 19, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Me: "Oh hello, busty Takagi-san. Is that you trying to entice the love of your life, if in an alternate world where Nishikata was cursed and he cannot touch you?"
Takagi: "Nope, my dear male MC Nishikata is trying to be Code:Realize's MC Cardia Beckford, a lady whom can decay anything at the slightest touch. He's trying his very best to break out of his curse, just like Cardia. And thank god that he's not in a harem."
Nishikata: "Yes, I'm cursed, so busty Takagi can only do her teasing through sexually harassing me to the best of her abilities and make that her usual running gag read more
Sep 19, 2021
TheHolyMuffin (All reviews)
Pain. An unpleasant feeling that everyone has experienced once in their life. Be it a small cut while doing geometry homework or getting rejected by your first crush with a small letter that she didn’t even hand deliver herself, it’s a feeling that no one wants to experience, but they don’t have the liberty of choice. Now imagine living a life, completely isolated, with no interactions with friends or family and an inability to touch or feel anything. It sounds like a nightmare, a fever dream that you want to quickly wake up from. Unfortunately for our favorite duke, it’s a harsh reality.

The duke of read more

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