Yuka Joins Live-Action "Black Butler" Cast

Former gravure queen to play aunt of movie's original Phantomhive heir

Former gravure queen Yuka has been introduced as a member of the cast of the live-action Black Butler movie. Her Hanae Wakatsuki is the mysterious aunt/guardian of Shiori Genpo, the movie's original Phantomhive heir, played by Ayame Goriki. The role calls on Yuka to play against her typically cheerful public persona, and portray a character seven years her senior.

 

Hiro Mizushima plays demonic butler Sebastian Michaelis. Newly announced supporting cast includes Takuro OhnoKen KaitoTomomi MaruyamaYu ShirotaKen YasudaSatoshi HashimotoTaro ShigakiMasato Ibu, and Goro Kishitani.

 

In a story set 130 years after the manga/anime (2020 specifically), Goriki plays the heir of the Phantomhive family legacy, though the character must assume a male identity to maintain the position. Yuka's Hanae Wakatsuki brings unique knowlege of past events into the equation.


Kentaro Otani (live action NANA) and Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny) co-direct the picture, hitting Japanese theaters next spring.




via NipponCinema


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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