New Black Butler Musical's Video Shows Cast in Costume

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Musical adapting Jack the Ripper arc premieres in September in Tokyo, October in Osaka

The official website for Musical Kuroshitsuji ―Chi ni Moeru Licorice― (Musical Black Butler: Licorice that Burns in the Ground), the third musical adaptation of Yana Toboso's supernatural manga Black Butler, unveiled a promotional video for the musical featuring the cast in costume:

The website is also hosting new photographs of the cast in costume:

Takeuya Uehara as Grell Sutcliff (left), and Akane Liv as Madam Red (right)

Motohiro Ōta as Charles Grey (left), and Yūsuke Hirose as Charles Phipps (right).

Hirofumi Araki as Lau.

Yūya Matsushita as Sebastian Michaelis (left), and Nayuta Fukuzaki as Ciel Phantomhive (right).

The musical will adapt the manga's Jack the Ripper arc and run in Tokyo's Roppongi Blue Theater from September 5 to September 23. The musical will then run in Osaka's Umeda Arts Theater in the Theater Drama City hall from October 2 to October 5. Tickets for the Tokyo performances will cost 8,500 yen (about US$83) and go on sale on July 29. Tickets for the Osaka performances will cost 8,800 yen (US$86) and go on sale on August 3.

Nobuhiro Mōri (Kamen Rider Gaim) is directing off scripts by Yoshiko Iseki (Hunter X Hunter's Pakunoda).

Sono Shitsuji, Yūkō (That Butler, Friendship), the first Black Butler musical, ran in Tokyo in 2009. The second musical, Musical Kuroshitsuji- The Most Beautiful DEATH in The World- Sen no Tamashii to Ochita Shinigami (Musical Black Butler: The Most Beautiful Death in The World – A Thousand Souls and The Fallen Grim Reaper) debuted in 2010 and had a second run in Tokyo in May 2013 and in Osaka in June 2013.

The original manga revolves around a noble English boy named Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaels, Ciel's butler who is more than he seems. The manga already inspired a television anime series in 2008, a television anime sequel in 2010, several original video anime, and a live-action film. The manga also inspired the Black Butler: Book of Circus television series that premiered on July 10.

[Via Comic Natalie, Nijimen]

Image © 2014 Yana Toboso/Musical Kuroshitsuji Project

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