Black Butler was a memorable anime and manga series in many ways, and as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, the original author Yana Toboso is prepping with some special goods. Hit the jump for a preview!
The official website for Musical Black Butler-Lycoris That Blazes the Earth-, the latest musical adaptation based on Yana Toboso's popular manga series, has updated with new main visuals featuring 27-year-old Yuta Furukawa who will play Sebastian Michaelis in the 2015 version. Check the latest information after the jump.
Maybe you can't afford your very own demonic butler, but for a limited time, Sharp will provide a tiny robotic substitute to see to your cleaning / companionship needs. Hit the jump to learn more.
The log jam on Black Butler is not only over. Not only are multiple companies releasing figures, we're now starting to see figures besides Sebastian and Ciel! Kotobukiya is certainly stepping up, with Sebastian scheduled for April, Ciel scheduled for May and now Grell Sutcliffe scheduled for August. The 1/8th Book of Circus ARTFX J went on sale this weekend with the 24.5cm figure selling for 12,420yen. Get a look after the jump.
Animate's ACOS cosplay label has launched their latest Black Butler custome items. Pre-orders are now being offered for Book of Circus print leggings with inspired by Ciel's tights, Beast's prosthetics and Doll's garters. These sell for 3240yen, accompanied by mini-hats in Ciel, Sebastian, Joker and Doll motifs, selling for the same price. Get a look after jump
For some reason, while bishoujo characters typically get elongated body pillows, bishonen often get "L" shaped dream cushions. Such is the with Kotobukiya's new Black Butler - Book of Circus Ciel and Sebastian duo. Pre-sale is now available on Kotobukiya's site at 4860 yen each ahead of July release. More after the jump.
Yen Press had a killer week in the New York Times' latest manga best seller listing. Volume 1 of Attack on Titan managed the #3 slot and volume 2 of the No Regrets Levi prequel got the #4 slot but beyond that, the top was all about Yen Press debuts. Volume 1 of Akame Ga Kill! premiered at #1, Black Butler vol. 19 hit #2 and Sword Art Online: Progressive vol.1 was at #5.
Character goods maker Movic is set to warm up winter with cute guys. Fans looking to stay in can cuddle with a Black Butler - Book of Circus hug pillow cover, shipping in February for 9,000yen. And, for fans looking to go out, there are Haikyu!! Shōyō Hinata scarf (3000yen) and Kageyama and Hinata hats (1,850yen each). Get a look after the jump.