Another hot Japanese manga property is getting the big screen treatment as an adaptation of The Black Butler, or Kuroshitsuji for you purists out there, is getting under way. In related news actor Robert Guillaume is heartbroken about this not being a “Benson” remake.
The manga, created by Toboso Yana, is set in Victorian era Europe and follows Sebastian Michaelis, a demonic butler who is bound by a supernatural contract to serve Ciel Phantomhive, the thirteen-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family and the business-savvy owner of the Funtom company, a toy manufacturer. In return, when Sebastian has helped Ciel finish all of his tasks, including avenging his parents’ deaths, Sebastian will be allowed to consume his soul.
Actress Ayame Gouriki will play Shiori Genpo (the main character’s name has been changed for the film), a young woman who disguises herself as a man and is the demon butler’s master. The butler will be played by Hiro Mizushima.
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