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Black Butler Gets 'Book of Murder' Arc Video Anime

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
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:

In addition, the staff list has been posted:

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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