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The Black Butler, Highly Skilled and Most Evil
Sebastian is a demonic butler, perfect at the preparation and serving of exquisite meals, and in providing service and protection. He has an extensive knowledge of all fields. Sebastian is bound by a secret contract to serve his master, Kiyoharu, and in return for support of his master's mission, Sebastian will receive Kiyoharu's soul. Based on the best-selling comic series written and illustrated by Yana Toboso, "Black Butler" has finally been made into a live-action film. The demonic butler, Sebastian, is played by Hiro Mizushima of "BECK", who portrays the perfect, but arrogant, butler with elegant movement and stylish action. The film is directed by Kentaro Otani of the "NANA" series, and Keiichi Sato of "Asura".
Mummified dead bodies of various dignitaries from around the world are being discovered, a mysterious tarot card left beside them at the scene. The world is headed towards chaos... Kiyoharu is the young head of the Genpo noble family, owners of a massive toy manufacturing enterprise. He also functions as a secret watchdog for the Queen, a service that his family has provided for generations. The Queen orders Kiyoharu to solve the mummification incidents, and he starts to investigate. He is supported by his perfect butler, Sebastian, who is actually a demon.
Kiyoharu has been hiding his true female identity since his parents' tragic death 10 years earlier. In return for perfect service to his master in public and private, Sebastian will receive his master's soul after Kiyoharu achieves revenge for the murder of his parents. Who is really behind the serial mummification deaths? Will Kiyoharu finally find out who killed his parents?
About the Original Comic
The original comic "Black Butler" is written and illustrated by Yana Toboso, being serialized in the monthly G-Fantasy, published by Square Enix. Since the start of the comic in 2006, the series has been very popular and has sold 18 million copies worldwide. It has been translated into over 20 languages, and sold in 42 countries and territories.
Hiro Mizushima "BECK" (2010) "Mei's Butler" (TV, 2009)
Ayame Goriki "Gatchaman" (2013) "The Kiyosu Conference" (2013)
Yuka "A Letter to Momo" (Voice, 2012) "Reincarnation" (2005)
Mizuki Yamamoto "The Kirishima Thing" (2012)
Directors: Kentaro Otani "NANA" series "Thirty Lies or So" (2004)
Keiichi Sato "Asura" (2012) "Tiger & Bunny - The Beginning" (2012)
Screenplay by: Tsutomu Kuroiwa "The After-Dinner Mysteries" (2013)
Cinematographer: Terukuni Ajisaka "Seaside Motel" (2010)
Action Director: Takahito Ouchi "SP" series
Release in Japan: 18 January, 2014 / 119min / Cinema Scope / 5.1ch
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