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Black Butler Musical Cast Photographed in Costume

posted on 2013-03-22 02:45 EDT by Lynzee Lamb
Taketo Tanaka, Yūya Matsushita star as noble boy Ciel & his devilish butler Sebastian

Yana Toboso's supernatural manga Black Butler will inspiring a second stage play in Tokyo in May. The play, titled Musical Kuroshitsuji- The Most Beautiful DEATH in The World- Sen no Tamashii to Ochita Shinigami, revolves around a noble English boy named Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaels, Ciel's butler who is more than he seems.

An official website for the play has launched with dates, cast photos in costume, and staff lists. The play will run at the Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo from May 17 to May 26, before running again in Osaka's Umeda Arts Theater in June.

The announced cast is as follows:

23-year-old singer Yūya Matsushita is reprising his role as Sebastian Michaelis.

Child actor, 13-year-old Taketo Tanaka (live-action Rurouni Kenshin's Yahiko Myōjin), stars as Ciel.

Shinji Rachi as Eric Slingby

Masataka Nakagauchi as Alan Humphries

Takeuya Uehara as Grell Sutcliff

Takuya Ide as Roland Knox

Teruma as William T. Spears

Noboru Washio as Baldroy

Takuya Kawaharada as Finnian

Saki Matsuda as Mey-Rin

Shun Takagi as Fred Aberline

Takeshi Terayama as Sharp Hanks

Syuhei Izumi as Undertaker

Yoshihide Sasaki as Viscount Druitt

Other cast includes: Kazuya Naranoki, Ryuui Yokoo, Erisa Wakisaka, Mayumi Niwa, Yuki Nakae, Yuika Numata, Tatsuya Kyūtoku, Noriaki Nagasawa, Yūki Yada, Itsumi, Hiroaki Tsuyuguchi, Mirun, and Kana Maehara.

Sakurako Fukuyama is directing and Mari Okada (Black Butler, Rozen Maiden, AKB0048) is handling the scripts and song lyrics with Yukinojo Mori (Dragon Ball Z films). Taku Iwasaki (Black Butler, Persona -trinity soul-) is composing the music.

A live-action Black Butler film starring Hiro Mizushima (Zettai Kareshi - Kanzen Muketsu no Koibito Robot) is planned to begin shooting next month.

Source: Comic Natalie


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