Sebastian’s ready to take his services to the high seas.
Earlier today, the official Black Butler Twitter account revealed that a theatrical adaptation of the manga’s “Luxury Liner” (Gōka Kyakusen) arc is in the works. The film, titled Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (The Kuroshitsuji Book of the Atlantic), will open in Japanese theaters in early 2017.
Series creator Yana Toboso created a visual to promote the film, which you can check out below:
Noriyuki Abe (Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files) is directing the film at A-1 Pictures, while Minako Shiba (Madlax, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE) fills the dual role of character designer and chief animation director. Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Guilty Crown) will write the script. Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda was tapped to compose the soundtrack.
Fans attending AnimeJapan 2016 will be able to purchase limited-edition advance tickets to the film. Aniplex Plu swill sell passes on March 26 and 27, which will feature an exclusive illustration by Black Butler creator Yana Toboso.
The returning voice cast includes:
- Sebastian Michaelis: Daisuke Ono
- Ciel Phantomhive: Maaya Sakamoto
- Elizabeth Midford: Yukari Tamura
- Undertaker: Junichi Suwabe
- Grelle Sutcliff: Jun Fukuyama
- Ronald Knox: Kenn
- William T. Spears: Noriaki Sugiyama
- Snake: Takuma Terashima
- Baldroy: Hiroki Touchi
- Finnian: Yuuki Kaji
- Mey-Rin: Emiri Katō
The Black Butler manga spawned six anime adaptations, three of which were OVAs while the remaining projects were TV series. Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to the Black Butler anime. The company will release Black Butler: Book of Circus on April 19. Black Butler: Book of Murder will hit stores a month later, on May 17.
Yen Press currently releases the Black Butler manga in North America. The publisher aims to release the 22nd collected volume in North America on May 24.
Source: Comic Natalie