At Anime Expo 2023, North American anime licensor and distributor Crunchyroll announced that a new anime adaptation of Yana Toboso’s Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) is currently in production. The new anime is slated for 2024 and will be a new season.
Here is the announcement promotional video for the new anime:
English subtitled version:
The event also unveiled the first returning members of the cast:
- 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
The first members of the anime’s production staff were also revealed:
- Director: Kenjirou Okada (Sangatsu no Lion)
- Series Composer: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Code Geass, Magi)
- Anime Character Designer: Yumi Shimizu (Locodol, SuzakiNishi)
- Music Composer: Ryo Kawasaki (Reikenzan: Eichi e no Shikaku, Fate/Grand Order)
- Animation Studio: CloverWorks (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai, SpyxFamily)
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 32 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 have been two anime adaptations, a series of OVAs, live-action films, and multiple musical productions. The first anime series was produced by A-1 Pictures in 2008 with the sequel anime airing in 2010. The series was followed up with a sequel series in 2014 and an anime film.
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.
A new season of the Black Butler anime is currently in production for a 2024 broadcast.
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