A cruising party called ‘Black Butler CRUISING PARTY ~ That Butler, Sailing ~’ was held on January 14 and 15 and it featured advanced screenings of the anime movie Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (Kuroshitsuji: Book of the Atlantic) based on the manga by Yana Toboso.
500 fans gathered to each event (held twice a day), bringing the total to 2000. Visitors gathered in semi-formal attire , and some fans even cosplayed the characters from the series.
The movie was screened in its entirety, and fans could enjoy the scenery of Tokyo Bay sailing from Hinode Futo. The boat was decorated like the luxury cruiser Campania from the movie so that viewers could feel like they were part of the movie. Also, a full course of French cuisine was offered to visitors with dishes like ‘Chef’s special soup based on a phoenix’ and ‘The Butler Sebastian’s Hospitality Salmon Mozzarella Circle’, both associated with Black Butler.
In addition, panels, figures and goods featuring Black Butler characters were displayed on board. The announcements on the cruise were made by Daisuke Ono as Sebastian Michaelis and Maaya Sakamoto as Ciel Phantomhive. Fans enjoyed the 4-hour cruise while Sebastian and Ciel were talking about current affairs and topics that made the fans chuckle.
Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic is a feature-length anime movie based on the Luxury Liner Arc in volumes 11-14 of the manga. The movie will be released on January 21, 2017. The popular characters search for the secret of the resurrection of the dead on a luxury liner named Campania. In addition, a TV spot with the new trailer was released on January 16.
Anime Movie ‘Black Butler Book of the Atlantic’
Showing from Saturday January 21, 2017
Author: Yana Toboso (Serialized in “G fantasy” published by Square · Enix)
Director: Noriyuki Abe
Screenplay: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Character design / Chief Key Animator Minako Shiba
Music: Yasunori Mitsuda
Production: A – 1 Pictures
Sebastian Michaelis: Daisuke Ono
Ciel Phantomhive: Maaya Sakamoto
Elizabeth Midford: Yukari Tamura
Undertaker: Junichi Suwabe
Grell Sutcliff: Jun Fukuyama
Ronald Knox: KENN
William T. Spears: Noriaki Sugiyama
Snake: Takuma Terashima
Baldroy: Hiroki Tochi
Finian: Yuki Kaji
Meirin: Emiri Kato
Charles Gray: Ryohei Kimura
Charles Phipps: Tomoaki Maeno
Edward Midford: Seiichiro Yamashita
Francis Midford: Atsuko Tanaka
Alexis Midford: Joji Nakata
The Viscount of Druitt: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Rian Stalker: Kaito Ishikawa
(c) Yana Toboso / SQUARE ENIX, Project Atlantic