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Yuuki Tai, Mayumi Shintani Join Black Butler: Book of Circus Cast

posted on by Egan Loo
Yoshihiro Koyanagi, Ryōhei Kimura, Tomoaki Maeno also star in July TV anime

The official website for the anime of Yana Toboso's Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) manga confirmed more voice cast members for the Black Butler: Book of Circus television series on Wednesday:

The website also unveiled a new key visual by Minako Shiba, a character designer and chief animation director of the new television anime.

Aside from the upcoming new television series, 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 already listed more of the cast and staff for the new projects:

The new Black Butler TV anime series will premiere in the Animeism programming block on Japan's MBS, TBS, CBC, and BS-TBS channels in July. The Blu-ray Disc Box for the first two television anime series and OVA projects went on sale on Wednesday. The box included an entry form for the "Noah's Ark Circus Preview Show" event in Saitama on June 29.

The manga debuted in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine in 2006, and Square Enix will publish the 19th volume on June 27. The first 17 volumes have 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.

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

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