Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic Anime Film Announced

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

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Plans for a new Black Butler anime film have been announced. The film will be titled Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic and is set to premiere sometime in 2017. The new anime film will be produced by A-1 Pictures and will be distributed by Aniplex. It will be directed by Noriyuki Abe and the music will be composed by Yasunori Mitsuda.

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic will adapt the Ship Voyage arc and is a follow up to the 2008, 2010 and 2014 anime adaptations of the manga. The Ship Voyage arc covers volumes 11-14 of the manga. The arc involves Sebastian and Ciel investigating illegal human experiments in Campania. The experiments aim to revive the dead.

You can check out more details on the cast and staff for the film below.

Staff

Original Creator: Yana Toboso (published in “G Fantasy” from Square Enix published)
Director: Noriyuki Abe (Black Butler: Book of Circus/Murder, recently Heroic Legend of Arslan, Divine Gate)
Screenplay: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Code Geass)
Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Minako Shiba (all the previous Black Butler anime)
Music: Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger)
Production: A-1 Pictures
Distributor: Aniplex

Cast

Sebastian Michaelis: Daisuke Ono
Ciel Phantomhive: Maaya Sakamoto
Elizabeth Ethel Cordelia Midford: Yukari Tamura
Undertaker: Junichi Suwabe
Grell Sutcliff: Jun Fukuyama
Ronald Knox: KENN
William · T · Spears: Noriaki Sugiyama
Snake: Takuma Terashima
Baldroy : Hiroki Tōchi
Finnian : Yuki Kaji
Mey-Rin: Emiri Katō

You can check out the Twitter post announcing some of the staff and cast below. There is also a Twitter post revealing the key visual for the film.

 

 

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic is set to premiere sometime in 2017. Aniplex will promote the film and sell advanced tickets at AnimeJapan from March 26-27.

If you’re interested in the film at all please check out the official website HERE and the official Twitter account HERE.

SOURCES: 1, 2

 

About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is a Mechanical Engineering student and an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was in Pre-K. He grew up watching shows like Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Rurouni Kenshin. His favorite anime of all time is Code Geass. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He is very fond of Sinon (Asada Shino).