Four new cast members, whose characters will be familiar to fans of the Black Butler manga, have been added to the upcoming film Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic. The film follows Ciel Phantomhive and his “hell of a butler” Sebastian on a cruise on the luxury liner Campania.
Edward Midford: Seiichiro Yamashita (Buntaro, Girls Beyond the Wasteland)
Francis Midford: Atsuko Tanaka (Motoko Kusanagi, Ghost in the Shell)
Alexis Midford: Jouji Nakata (Alucard, Hellsing)
Ryan Stoker: Kaito Ishikawa (Genos, One Punch Man)
These four join series regulars Daisuke Ono and Maaya Sakamoto as Sebastian and Ciel.
Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic premieres January 17 in Japan, with a cruising party (including dinner and a screening) planned for the 14th and 15th.
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