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New 'Kuroshitsuji' Anime Series Announced [Update 3/22]

by Wind_Sr
Jan 16, 2014 5:04 AM | 251 Comments
According to a scan of the cover from the upcoming issue of GFantasy magazine, it will be announced that a new Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) anime series has been green-lit. No other information on the series has been given at this time.

Two anime seasons have aired thus far. The first season aired in October 2008 and adapted the manga. The second season aired in July 2010 and was anime-original, introducing a new butler and master. It is currently unknown if the new anime will follow the manga or be an anime-original story.

Source: Scan via IEEE802.11 blog, Natalie


Update March 22
It was announced that the new Kuroshitsuji anime will be both a TV series and an OVA series.

The TV series is subtitled Book of Circus and will air July 2014 in the Animeism block. It will adapt the Noah's Ark Circus Arc, picking the manga story back up from the point at which they diverged. This arc immediately follows the Curry Contest Arc in the manga, which ended at episode 15 in the first season of the anime.

The OVA is subtitled Book of Murder and will pre-screen in theaters Fall 2014. It will adapt the Phantomhive Manor Murder Case Arc, which follows the circus arc in the manga.

Book of Circus Additional Cast
Joker: Mamoru Miyano
Doll: Ayahi Takagaki
Beast: Yuko Kaida
Dagger: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Snake: Takuma Terashima

PV: http://youtu.be/wWwHYbmLPk0 (region blocked)

Source: Official site

Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus & Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder on MAL

Discussion continues from here.

20 of 251 Comments Recent Comments

yehey! i can't believed it, they'll be doing an ova series for noah's ark circus arc. I can't wait to watch it! Its one of my favorites in kuroshitsuji manga.

Apr 29, 2014 7:50 AM by nume-chan

i just cant wait !

Apr 29, 2014 6:57 AM by Naoki_katsura

Kerozinn said:
season 2 was pretty much garbage ..not sure i will touch this again.


I agree that season 2 was garbage (I think I dropped it before even finishing the first ep) but that was because it was completely anime original.

Being an avid fan of the manga, I recommend you to give this adaptation a try because it is soooooooo much better than the anime original crap they come up with.

Apr 22, 2014 1:07 AM by KatsukiYukie

OHH YEAH SEBBY

Apr 21, 2014 9:42 PM by moeprincess

YESSSSSSA;LKSJF;ASJF;KSJA;FJ;LSKAJF;KJSA ;JF;SAJ F;SJA;FL S;FJ ;KLSA!!!! ....got a little too excited there >_<

Apr 20, 2014 2:05 PM by slcmmt

season 2 was pretty much garbage ..not sure i will touch this again.

Apr 16, 2014 7:22 AM by Kerozinn

TheCoolAlchemist said:
Hopefully it'll be more than just the circus arc. I really, REALLY, want to see the zombies, and put the
to rest.


It's called "Book of Circus" I really doubt it. The arc after that is being animated too, in OVAs, "Book of Murder". At this point in time, I really doubt anything will come after that. It all depends on how they sell/what A-1 wants to do, I guess.

Apr 16, 2014 4:12 AM by Laciie

Hopefully it'll be more than just the circus arc. I really, REALLY, want to see the zombies, and put the
to rest.

Apr 15, 2014 9:23 PM by TheCoolAlchemist

RedReaper said:
This is good but I really hope they add in extra appearances and cameos from Grell who hardly appears in the manga at all. He's totally my favourite of all time!
That or they do the ship voyage arc as well as the circus one. Because in the manga for the circus arc there's no Grell at all!!!

Considering how much they butchered Grelle in the anime, I really hope they don't put him in the Circus Arc.

Apr 6, 2014 11:01 PM by Xybirk

Hopefully they follow the manga this time since I didn't like the season 2

Apr 6, 2014 9:22 PM by rekcah_123

Didn't expect this, what good news! :D

Apr 6, 2014 3:38 PM by dinesj21

This is good but I really hope they add in extra appearances and cameos from Grell who hardly appears in the manga at all. He's totally my favourite of all time!
That or they do the ship voyage arc as well as the circus one. Because in the manga for the circus arc there's no Grell at all!!!

Apr 5, 2014 8:10 AM by RedReaper

Definitely cant wait ..

Apr 4, 2014 3:21 PM by AceraScaxe

I'm really glad they're adapting some of the manga arcs. If everything goes well and they don't screw this up, we may get more manga arcs and less of season 2. Can't wait!

Apr 3, 2014 8:41 PM by Sakarii

YES!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE MANGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok ok calm down....... YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
..........i might cry guys

Apr 3, 2014 10:28 AM by epona999

I can't wait!

Apr 1, 2014 4:34 PM by cupcakeanimecake

The best arc in the series thus far imo so I really hope its executed well.

I'm so excited, really cant wait to see Doll and Joker animated!

Apr 1, 2014 3:18 PM by Nilly

I really liked this arc and hope that the anime adaptation would be as good!

Apr 1, 2014 1:21 PM by JirachiGirl

fearthefuz said:
After the way season two went compared to the first one i am almost worried about what they will do it when they animate such a great arc. i think it could go either way, either good like the first season or bad like the second. i saw that it was coming out on May 7th, is that right or no?


No. It's coming out sometime in July this year.

Mar 31, 2014 10:26 AM by lovelyphantom

After the way season two went compared to the first one i am almost worried about what they will do it when they animate such a great arc. i think it could go either way, either good like the first season or bad like the second. i saw that it was coming out on May 7th, is that right or no?

Mar 30, 2014 3:05 PM by fearthefuz