New Black Butler Anime Titled Book of Circus + Book of Murder OVA

It has been revealed that the newly announced Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) anime will be titled Book of CircusKuroshitsuji: Book of Circus will be airing this July and will indeed be a full televised series. Additionally, an OVA titled Book of Murder was also announced, which will have a sneak peak in theatres later this year.

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Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus will be adapting the Noah’s Ark Circus Arc from Yana Toboso’s manga, and Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murders will cover the Phantomhive Manor Murder Case Arc, set after Book of Circus.

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A promotional video for the Book of Circus  anime was also released:

Additionally, the cast and crew have been revealed for both anime:

  • Daisuke Ono as Sebastian Michaelis
  • Maaya Sakamoto as Ciel Phantomhive
  • Mamoru Miyano as Joker
  • Ayahi Takagaki as Doll
  • Yuko Kaida as Beast
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Dagger
  • Takuma Terashima as Snake
  • Hiroki Touchi as Baldroy
  • Yuuki Kaji as Finnian
  • Emiri Katō as Mey Rin
  • Shunji Fujimura as Mr. Tanaka
  • Noriaki Sugiyama as William T. Spears
  • Director: Noriyuki Abe
  • Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino
  • Scripts: Hiroyuki Yoshino, Ichiro Okouchi, Yuka Miyata
  • Character Design/Storyboard Director: Minako Shiba
  • Art Director: Manabu Otsuzuki 
  • Editing: Masahiro Goto
  • Music: Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

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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.

Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus will be airing in July this year. Book of Murders, the follow up OVA will be out later this year. Though a date has not been announced.

In the meantime, visit the anime’s official site:

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