Aniplex began streaming the first promotional video on Monday for the upcoming Black Butler film, Kuroshitsuji: Book of the Atlantic (Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic). The video features original manga creator's Yana Toboso's first visual for the film, and reveals that the film will open in Japanese theaters on January 21, 2017.
The official website also revealed a second teaser visual. Character designer and chief animation director Minako Shiba provided the illustration.
1st Key Visual
2nd Key Visual
The film adapts the "Gōka Kyakusen" (luxury liner) arc, which appeared in the manga's 11th through 14th compiled book volumes. The story is set on the luxury liner Campania and centers around secrets to resurrecting the dead.
Director: Noriyaki Abe (Bleach, Black Butler: Book of Circus)
Script: Hiroyuki Yoshino ( My-HiME, My-Otome)
Character design & chief animation director: Minako Shiba (.hack//Sign, D.Gray-man, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom)
Music composer: Yasunori Mitsuda (Black Butler: Book of Murder, Inazuma Eleven, Pugyuru)
The returning cast includes:
Daisuke Ono as Sebastian Michaelis
Maaya Sakamoto as Ciel Phantomhive
Yukari Tamura as Elizabeth Midford
Junichi Suwabe as Undertaker
Jun Fukuyama as Grelle Sutcliff
Kenn as Ronald Knox
Noriaki Sugiyama as William T. Spears
Takuma Terashima as Snake
Hiroki Touchi as Baldroy
Yuuki Kaji as Finnian
Emiri Katō as Mey-Rin
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