Greetings again fellow fanatical travelers of the great fantastical realms!
This news I bring you is dear to my heart, I have been, for some time, sitting upon it awaiting for the prime moment to spring my glee upon the world! I dearly wish I could have shown you a video of my fan-girl squeal that the youtube link within this article endued from me. I could not have been a more happier fan in such a delightful moment.
I adore Anime and Manga, I also adore that they are often the same stories told in very different formats and recently I am being thrilled with a new trend of bringing the genre of live-action story-telling into the umbrella. There are so many incredible ways to tell one story, with the same characters! It captivates an author such as myself, I simply cannot help but be enthralled in the tentacles of such fantasy. I will always be entertained by such wonders — thus — when I heard that one of my favorite anime/manga “Black Butler – Kuroshitsuji” (written and illustrated by Yana Toboso) was being transformed into a live-action film I was beyond excited; I was ecstatic!
This film is set three hundred and thirty years after original anime/manga, in the year 2020, in a city where Western and Asian cultures seem to freely intermingle. It would appear that though time has moved on, only males can still inherit the family titles and Shiori must don male clothes to lead the massive Phantom Corporation.
The story has been changed, morphed, some of the characters are different — and this has caused great unrest among many, many fans — but me? Hardly – seriously, to me, that premise actually sounds pretty interesting. And I love it that live action is another format to tell a story that I have adored and I simply cannot wait to see how it turns out. Looking at the tiny piece of footage offered thus far, it is going to be just as gorgeous as the anime itself.
Here is the teaser trailer – and yes folks, it is in Japanese.
The film stars Hiro Mizushima and Ayame Gouriki and is directed by by Kentaro Otani and anime creator Keiichi Sato and will premiere on January 18th, 2014. Thus I shall happily be awaiting with great excitement another live-action adaption of an anime/manga in a trend that I really, truly do hope will continue to tell the stories I adore in another format that I also adore.
Isn’t this just fantastic folks!
And now for the awesome poster.
Kylie Leane – Reporter
- Kylie Leane was raised on a healthy upbringing of old classic science fiction thanks to her Dad. Though being unable to spell or write, she was confident that with imagination by her side, someday she would be a writer! Which she is now, writing fantasy and science fiction while illustrating on the side. She has an unquenchable love of Anime/Manga and can’t stop buying books after this novel called Fellowship of the Ring changed her life.