The official Twitter account of the anime adaptation of Yana Toboso’s Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) manga has announced that an anime film is currently in production.
— アニメ「黒執事」 (@kuroshitsuji2) October 10, 2015
The first cast members of the upcoming film were revealed, which are returning from the TV anime series:
- Daisuke Ono (Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) returns to voice Sebastian Michaelis
- Maaya Sakamoto (Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell) is back to voice Ciel Phantomhive
Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) is a historical, thriller manga series written and illustrated 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.
Here is the synopsis series from MAL:
In Victorian-era Europe, a young boy loses everything he once held near and dear to a vicious plot. In his moment of death, he strikes a deal with a demon: his soul, in exchange for revenge. Ciel Phantomhive is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the underground work for the Queen of England. His new partner is a demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, whose powers as a butler is only surpassed by his strength as a demon.
The story follows the two along with their other servants, as they work to unravel the plot behind Ciel’s parents’ murder, and the horrendous tragedies that befell Ciel in the month directly after.
An anime Black Butler film is currently in production. Further information about the movie will be revealed at a later date.
Source Article – Anime News Network
Source Article – Black Butler Anime Twitter
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