In last month’s issue of G Fantasy, it was announced that a new anime of Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) is currently in production. This new anime is based on Yana Toboso’s manga, and is expected to follow on from the ending of the second anime series.
In conjunction with this announcement, is the theatrical release of the live action Black Butler film, which released earlier this year. The film stars Ayame Goriki as Genpou Shiori, Hiro Mizushima as Sebastian Michaelis. Additionally, the 18th volume of the Kuroshitsuji manga released as well.
On top of this, Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui has introduced the Black Butler Visa card. With only 1,000 copies, the card features a unique imprint of Sebastian Michaelis drawn by Yana Toboso herself. The card has an annual fee of ¥1,250 (~$12.50 USD), and includes reward points for each ¥1,000 (~$10 USD).
Black Butler, also known as Kuroshitsuji is a manga series created by Yana Toboso. The series started in 2006 and is currently being published by Square Enix in their Monthly GFantasy magazine. To date the series has a total of 18 volumes with more on the way, selling over 5 million copies. The manga also won many awards, including the Best International Manga Award in Germany’s 2011 Animagic. Since its release, there has been two anime adaptations, a series of OVAs, a live action film and 2 musical production. The first anime series was produced by A-1 Pictures in 2008 with the sequel anime airing 2010. The OVAs are a side story to the main story, and the live adaptation film is based on the manga. The musical productions, titled That Butler, Friendship and Musical Black Butler: The Most Beautiful Death in The World – A Thousand Souls and The Fallen Grim Reaper ran in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The latter received a second run mid last year.
Not much information about the new anime series has been revealed, such as whether its a television series or an animated film. More information on the series will be revealed in the upcoming months.
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