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Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic Gets New PV, VIsual, Cast Details


Soon, the Atlantic will cry out, as innocents try to find salvation amid the waves.

Earlier today, the official Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (Kuroshitsuji: Book of the Atlantic) anime film website updated with a new promo video. The 90-second teaser offers a glimpse of the film in action, and introduces the major cast members.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4xsmmz_black-butler-book-of-the-atlantic-pv2_tech

A new visual was also unveiled, which you can check out below:

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In addition, a trio of new cast members were revealed:

  • Charles Grey: Ryohei Kimura
  • Charles Phips: Tomoaki Maeno
  • Viscount Druitt: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

The three characters were shown off in a new design sheet:

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The site also confirmed that a special screening event for the film will be held aboard the Symphony Moderna luxury cruise liner. The event, known as the “Black Butler Cruising Party – That Butler Ships Out”, will be held on January 14 and 15, 2017. The cruise will depart from Hinode Pier, taking guests around Tokyo Bay. A meal, as well as a screening of Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic are included in the ticket price.

Tickets to the event will go on sale on October 22, with a suggested price of 19,800 yen ($190.70 USD). Semi-formal dress is required for all attendees. The film will see a wide release on January 21.

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.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Sebastian Michaelis: Daisuke Ono
  • Ciel Phantomhive: Maaya Sakamoto
  • Mey-Rin: Emiri Katō
  • Baldroy: Hiroki Touchi
  • Grelle Sutcliff: Jun Fukuyama
  • Undertaker: Junichi Suwabe
  • Ronald Knox: Kenn
  • William T. Spears: Noriaki Sugiyama
  • Snake: Takuma Terashima
  • Elizabeth Midford: Yukari Tamura
  • Finnian: Yuuki Kaji

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.

Source: Twitter (kuroshitsuji2)

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