Funimation Entertainment Acquires “Black Butler” from Aniplex
Flower Mound, Texas (March 29, 2010) - FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired U.S. and Canadian home video, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the supernatural anime “Black Butler” from Aniplex.
Produced by A-1 Pictures, “Black Butler” was released in 2008 in Japan. Based on the manga written and illustrated by Yana Toboso, the anime of the same name is directed by Toshiya Shinohara. The series follows the story of the 12 year old head of a noble family, Ciel Phantomhive, and his demon butler Sebastian.
For more information about the series, please visit http://www.funimation.com/blackbutler.
FUNimation Entertainment will begin releasing the 24-episode series later this year.