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Black Butler Gets 'Book of Murder' Arc Video Anime

posted on 2014-03-22 03:25 EDT
Book of Circus TV anime to premiere in June with returning & new cast members, including Nobuhiko Okamoto

The AnimeJapan panel for Yana Toboso's Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) manga and anime announced more details on future works on Saturday, and also unveiled a new promotional video. The video reveals that, aside from the upcoming new television series titled Kuroshitsuji Book of Circus, an original video anime (OVA) titled Kuroshitsuji Book of Murder is also in producion. The OVA will be screened in Japanese movie theaters this fall. The website also posted the first key visual for the OVA (pictured below).


The website lists the main cast:

    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 Kato as Mey Rin
    Shunji Fujimura as Mr. Tanaka
    Noriaki Sugiyama as William T. Spears
    Kenn as Ronald Knox
    Jun Fukuyama as Grelle Sutcliff
    Shinnosuke Tachibana as Soma Asman Kadar
    Hiroki Yasumoto as Agni
    Yukari Tamura as Elizabeth Midford
    Koji Yusa as Lau
    Sayuri Yahagi as Ran-Mao
    Junichi Suwabe as Undertaker
    Hisayoshi Suganuma as Fred Abberline

In addition, the staff list has been posted:

    Director: Noriyuki Abe
    Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino
    Scripts: Hiroyuki Yoshino, Ichiro Okouchi, Yuka Miyata
    Character Design/Storyboard Director: Minako Shiba
    Sub Character Design: Senri Kawaguchi
    Art Director: Manabu Otsuzuki
    Color Key: Kanako Hokari
    Director of Photographer: Nozomi Shitara
    Editing: Masahiro Goto
    Music: Yasunori Mitsuda
    Sound Director: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
    Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

The new Black Butler TV anime series will premiere on Japanese television in June.

The manga debuted in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine in 2006, and its 17 volumes thus far have nearly 18 million copies in print, including those published in 42 countries and territories. The manga already inspired a television anime series in 2008 and a stage play in 2009. A second television series followed in 2010 with a new butler and master. The manga won the top prize in the shōnen manga category of France's Japan Expo Awards in 2010 and the Best International Manga Award in Germany's Animagic in 2011.

Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip

[Via NicoTubeAnime]

Images © Yana Toboso/Square Enix
© Yana Toboso/Square Enix, Black Butler Project, MBS


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