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Hot Topic Launches Black Butler Merchandise

posted on by Gia Manry
T-shirt featuring Black Butler lead appears in retail clothing chain

Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: Retail clothing chain Hot Topic has added merchandise from Yana Toboso's manga Black Butler to its lineup. The merchandise currently consists of a t-shirt featuring the series' titular butler, Sebastien Michaelis, in red on a black background. The shirts are available in sizes ranging from extra-small to 3XL.

The Black Butler manga launched in Japan in September 2006 in Square Enix's Monthly GFantasy shōnen manga anthology. Yen Press licensed the manga for North American release and began serializing it in its Yen Plus anthology in July of 2009. In October 2008 a TV anime was produced based on the manga, and Funimation licensed it for North America. A follow-up anime series will air in Japan starting this July. The anime inspired a fashion show in Tokyo in 2008.

Thanks to Rachel for the tip.

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