The servant of darkness is ready for his next engagements. Are you?
Earlier today, Funimation announced the English dub casts for Black Butler: Book of Circus and Black Butler: Book of Murder. Black Butler: Book of Circus will star the following:
- Sebastian: J. Michael Tatum
- Ciel: Brina Palencia
- Joker: Matthew Mercer
- Beast: Tia Ballard
- Doll: Mikaela Krantz
- Dagger: Michael Sinterniklaas
- Snake: Spike Spencer
- Peter: Vic Mignogna
- Wendy: Rachel Robinson
- Jumbo: Christopher R. Sabat
- Doc: Alex Organ
Black Butler: Book of Murder will cast the following:
- Sebastian J. Michael Tatum
- Ciel Brina Palencia
- Arthur Taliesin Axelrod
- Charles Grey Clifford Chapin
- Charles Phips Brandon Potter
- Grimsby Keane Aaron Roberts
- Carl Woodley David Wald
- Irene Diaz Jamie Marchi
- Georg von Siemens Tyson Rinehart
- Patrick Phelps Brandon McInnis
Ian Sinclair is directing both dubs, while Donald Shults serves as ADR engineer.
Black Butler: Book of Circus is a 10-episode series that ran in the Summer 2014 broadcast season. Noriyuki Abe (Bleach, GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka) directed the project at A-1 Pictures. The team of Chisato Kawaguchi and Minako Shiba (Black Butler, Madlax) provided character designs, while Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Sound of the Sky) took charge of series composition.
Funimation describes Black Butler: Book of Circus as follows:
In Victorian London, the breathtaking performances of the Noah’s Ark Circus have captured the attention of people all across the city. But the spell of magic and wonderment woven under the big top is not without consequences. Children have suddenly begun to vanish, and some suspect these mysterious performers are responsible. In an attempt to get to the bottom of these disturbing disappearances, the dashing duo of demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, and his young master, Ciel Phantomhive, will infiltrate the circus and uncover whatever darkness may lie at its core!
Black Butler: Book of Murder is a 2-episode OVA, which hit Japanese retailers in 2014. Noriyuki Abe directed the series at A-1 Pictures. Minako Shiba provided character designs, while Hiroyuki Yoshino handled series composition on the project.
Funimation describes the series as:
A murder mystery occurs at Phantomhive Manor, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (yes, the author of the Sherlock Holmes series) shows up as a character.
Black Butler: Book of Circus will hit retailers on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 19. Black Butler: Book of Murder will hit a month later, on May 17.
Funimation released an English dub trailer to promote Black Butler: Book of Circus, which you can check out below.
Source: Funimation Blog