Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic Film Casts Atsuko Tanaka, Jouji Nakata

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New characters include Francis, Alexis Midford

The official website of Kuroshitsuji: Book of the Atlantic (Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic), the upcoming Black Butler anime film, revealed additional new cast members on Saturday.

The new cast members include:

  • Atsuko Tanaka (Ghost in the Shell's Motoko Kusanagi) as Francis Midford
  • Jouji Nakata (Hellsing's Alucard) as Alexis Midford

The website also confirmed the cast members for Edward Midford and Ryan Stoker, who were revealed in Kadokawa's Monthly Newtype magazine along with their character designs. The official Twitter account posted both character designs:

Seiichirō Yamashita (Orange's Kakeru Naruse) as Edward Midford

Kaito Ishikawa (One-Punch Man's Genos) as Ryan Stoker

The film's confirmed returning cast includes:

  • Daisuke Ono as Sebastian Michaelis
  • Maaya Sakamoto as Ciel Phantomhive
  • Yukari Tamura as Elizabeth Midford
  • Junichi Suwabe as Undertaker
  • Jun Fukuyama as Grelle Sutcliff
  • Kenn as Ronald Knox
  • Noriaki Sugiyama as William T. Spears
  • Takuma Terashima as Snake
  • Hiroki Touchi as Baldroy
  • Yuuki Kaji as Finnian
  • Emiri Katō as Mey-Rin
  • Ryohei Kimura as Charles Grey
  • Tomoaki Maeno as Charles Phipps
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Viscount of Druitt

The film will open in Japan on January 21.

The film adapts the "Gōka Kyakusen" (luxury liner) arc, which appeared in the 11th through 14th volumes of Yana Toboso's original Black Butler manga. The story is set on the luxury liner Campania and centers around secrets to resurrecting the dead.

Noriyuki Abe is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures, and Hiroyuki Yoshino is writing the script. Minako Shiba is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Yasunori Mitsuda is composing the music. All are returning from the earlier Book of Circus and Book of Murder anime, and A-1 Pictures and Shiba have been involved in the franchise since the first Black Butler anime. The band SID is performing the film's theme song, "Glass no Hitomi" (Glass Eye).

Thanks to crosswithyou for the news tip.

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