Fans of demon butlers got some good news today, as Funimation Entertainment announced that it has acquired the 2014 live-action movie adaptation of Black Butler, due out in North America later this year.
The Black Butler live-action movie takes a different route from the manga and anime, but it still follows the demon butler Sebastian, played by Hiro Mizushima, who this time around serves Earl Kiyoharu Genpo. Together, the pair work to solve a mummy mystery, as well as a mystery tied to Kiyoharu, and there is a possibility that the two may be linked.
Funimation will be releasing Black Butler -The Movie- on Blu-ray and DVD, beginning May 2, 2017. The film will include Japanese and English audio options, as well as English subtitles. The English voice cast can be found below, and includes many familiar voices for fans of the anime.
Sebastian – J. Michael Tatum (Sebastian in the original Black Butler)
Kiyoharu Genpo – Brina Palencia (Ciel Phantomhive in the original Black Butler)
Hanae Wakatsuki – Lydia MacKay (Madam Red in the original Black Butler)
Rin – Monica Rial (Mey-Rin in the original Black Butler)
Narrator – Ian Sinclair (Bardroy in the original Black Butler)
Akashi – Christopher R. Sabat
Anthony – Anthony Bowling
Aoki – Newton Pittman
Kujo – Kent Williams
Matsumiya – Zach Bolton
Nekoma – Cris George
Charles Bennett Sato – Alex Organ
Tokizawa – Robert McCollum