On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga, written and illustrated by Koharu Ikami, Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid (The Duke of Death and his Black Maiden) announced the postponement of the special event scheduled for next January 15 in Japan, where important announcements for the project were expected. The site wrote a press release describing the voice actor Natsuki Hanae (Bochan's voice) had contact with a person with COVID-19:

Β«Thank you for your continued support of Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid. Natsuki Hanae, who was scheduled to attend the special event on Saturday, January 15, 2022, was in close contact with COVID-19. We have decided to reschedule the event, with the safety of the public, artists and staff being our top priority. We sincerely apologize to everyone who was looking forward to this event, but thank you for your understanding. We will inform about future ticket refunds, so please wait for the next announcements. Details of a new date for this event will be announced as soon as they are determined.Β».

The parallel statement of the representative authority of Natsuki Hanae wrote more details about it: Β«(…) An employee we worked with today has informed us that he has tested positive for COVID-19 on his routine PCR test. As a precaution, we have placed Hanae in voluntary quarantine pending a decision from the health authorities.Β».

Shinigami Bocchan

The series premiered during the Summer 2021 (July-September) season for a total of twelve episodes, while the platform entertainment takes care of sales in the West. For his part, Ikami publishes the manga through the portal Sunday Webry from the publisher Shogakukan as of October 2017. Production of a sequel is confirmed, but it's not confirmed if it will be a second season or a feature film.

Summary of Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid

As the flower's elegant and fragile petals wither to lifeless ashes, the young duke is tragically reminded of the despicable power bestowed on him: the ability to kill anything he touches. Despised by his family, he is sent into isolation. Luckily he's not entirely alone, as the mansion's employees - his dutiful butler Rob and his flirtatious maid Alice - keep him company and make his life less miserable. As the Duke's romantic feelings for Alice grows, so does his enduring frustration at the limits of his unfortunate abilities. Therefore, he decides to break the curse that was placed on him all those years ago, not only for himself but also for Alice, as he is painfully aware of how difficult it is to avoid contact with a loved one .

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