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Kuroshitsuji Manga Begins English Run in Yen Plus Mag (Updated)

posted on 2009-07-12 15:39 EDT
Yen Press serializes Black Butler supernatural story that inspired TV anime

ANN has confirmed that the August issue of Yen Plus magazine has begun the English serialization of Yana Toboso's Kuroshitsuji manga series under the name Black Butler this week. The title character is Sebastian Michaelis, an impeccable butler who can carry out practically any task his master requires of him — partly because he is a demon. His current master is Ciel, the Phantomhive family head who is smart, business-savvy, and all of 12 years old. The publisher Yen Press had hinted in a Wednesday blog entry that a new title will adorn the Japanese side of the magazine issue's double-sided cover.

The action situational comedy story has been running in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine since 2006, and seven volumes have been compiled and published. Director Toshiya Shinohara and Aniplex's A-1 Pictures Inc. adapted the manga into a television anime series that ran in Japan from October of 2008 to March of 2009.

Yen Press is marking the one-year anniversary of its Yen Plus magazine with a pull-out poster from Maximum Ride, another title that runs in the magazine. It is also now offering half-year subscriptions instead of one-year subscriptions, due to reader feedback.

Source: LKK on ANN, AnimeOnDVD forums via Kuriousity

Update: LKK's spelling corrected. Thanks, LKK.


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