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Black Butler Anime Movie In The Works


The servant of darkness is back in action.

Earlier today, the official Black Butler Twitter account revealed that an anime film was greenlit for production.

Rough Translation: [Breaking] “Black Butler” theatrical film finally announced! Please wait for further information. #kuroshitsuji

Square Enix opened a website for the film shortly after the reveal. Daisuke Ono and Maaya Sakamoto will return to the project as Sebastian Michaels and Ciel Phantomhive, respectively.

Black Butler is based on Yana Toboso’s manga series of the same name. The series has spawned a trio of anime TV shows, a two-part OVA series, and a live-action film adaptation.

FUNimation currently holds the rights to the Black Butler anime series. The company released the first two seasons on DVD and Blu-Ray, and streamed 2014’s Black Butler: Book of Circus as it aired in Japan.

The latest OVA, Black Butler: Book of Murder, also received a theatrical run in 2014.

Source: Otakomu

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