We’re lingering on the edge of a new year that’s bringing the Black Butler movie Book of the Atlantic. The latest anime adaptation of Yana Toboso’s gothic manga, slated for January 21st in Japan, has added a few names. While the characters will be familiar to readers, by turns their actors will be familiar to anime fans all over.
Enter three members of Lizzie Midford’s family, plus a certain doctor and Aurora Society founder, cast as follows:
Seiichiro Yamashita (Orange‘s Kakeru Naruse) as Edward Midford
Atsuko Tanaka (Ghost in the Shell‘s Motoko Kusanagi) as Francis Midford
Jouji Nakata (Hellsing‘s Alucard) as Alexis Midford
Kaito Ishikawa (One Punch Man‘s Genos) as Rian Stoker
The anime’s returning cast were previously announced as follows:
Daisuke Ono as Sebastian Michaelis
Maaya Sakamoto as Ciel Phantomhive
Yukari Tamura as Elizabeth Midford
Junichi Suwabe as Undertaker
Jun Fukuyama as Grell Sutcliff
Kenn as Ronald Knox
Noriaki Sugiyama as William T. Spears
Takuma Terashima as Snake
Hiroki Touchi as Baldroy
Yuuki Kaji as Finnian
Emiri Kato as Mey-Rin
Ryohei Kimura as Charles Grey
Tomoaki Maeno as Charles Phipps
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Viscount of Druitt
During October’s spooky season a new trailer was unveiled, giving us a look at those illegal experiments on the dead aboard the Campania. The video previews the opening theme ‘Glass no Hitomi’ (‘Glass Eye’) by the returning voice of Black Butler, SID.
Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic PV2 via pKjd
In addition, plans are in place for a special screening event to be held aboard the Symphony Moderna luxury liner. Black Butler CRUISING PARTY – The Butler Ships Out is set for January 14th and January 15th, departing from Hinode Pier and touring Tokyo Bay, and including a meal as part of the tour package. Tickets to the event go on sale on October 22nd, costing 19,800 yen which also includes drinks. To participate, a semi-formal dress code is required, but getting dressed up is all part of the fun.
Are you excited? We’re very excited. And will we keep you updated on any more movie news? The answer, as ever, is “Yes, my lord”.