Black Butler: Public School Arc New Trailer Features OP and ED; New Character Visuals Revealed

The opening theme is “Fanatic Parade – The Parade of Battlers” by otoha and the ending theme is “Shokuzai” by SID.

© Yana Toboso/SQAURE ENIX, Project Black Butler

The Black Butler panel at AnimeJapan 2024 on Mar 24 unveiled a new trailer & character visuals for Black Bulter: Public School arc anime, which is set to hit streaming platforms worldwide on April 13, 2024!

The trailer features new set of characters, along with a preview of the opening and ending themes. The opening theme is “Fanatic Parade – The Parade of Battlers” by otoha and the ending theme is “Shokuzai” by SID.

In addition, new characters and cast members were revealed as follows:

  • Shun Horie as Maurice Cole
  • Shoya Ishige as Clayton
  • Kikunosuke TOYA as Cheslock
  • Hayami Shun as Johan Agares
  • Haruka Shiraishi as Macmillan

The character visuals for “Prefect 4” (P4), the four heads of the houses, are:

(Edgar Redmond)

(Lawrence Bluewer)

(Herman Greenhill)

(Gregory Violet)

The first trailer and character visuals were unveiled in Sept 2023 while the 2nd trailer came out in Feb 2024.

The staff and cast details for Black Butler: Public School arc are as follows:

<Staff members>

  • Original story: Yana TODO (Published in monthly magazine “G Fantasy” Square Enix)
  • Director: Kenjiro OKADA
  • Series composition: Hiroyuki YOSHINO
  • Character design: Yumi SHIMIZU
  • Sub-character design: Akira TAKADA
  • Chief Animation Director: Yumi Shimizu, Akira Takada, Yusuke Shimizu, Mio Inoguchi
  • Colour Design: Asuka YOKOTA
  • Art Setting: Risa Iraha (KUSANAGI)
  • Art Director: Kuniaki Nemoto (KUSANAGI)
  • Technical Director: Yuya Sakuma
  • Director of Photography: Tsubasa Kanamori
  • CG Director: Katsuaki Miyaji
  • Editor: Rina Oguchi
  • Music: Ryu Kawazaki
  • Sound Director: Jin Akutagawa
  • Animation Production: CloverWorks

<Cast members>

  • Sebastian Michaelis: Daisuke Ono
  • Ciel Phantomhive: Maaya Sakamoto
  • Edgar Redmond: Toshiki Watanabe
  • Lawrence Breuer: Junya Enoki
  • Herman Greenhill: Shunsuke Takeuchi
  • Gregory Violet: Ryumaru Tachibana
  • Maurice Cole: Shun Horie
  • Clayton: Shoya Ishige
  • Cheslock: Kikunosuke TOYA
  • Johan Agares: Hayami Shun
  • Macmillan: Haruka Shiraishi

About Black Butler:

Black Butler is a manga series written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. It has been serialized in Square Enix’s shōnen manga magazine Monthly GFantasy since September 2006. The Black Butler series has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and continues to attract fans from all over the world with its beautifully and intricately drawn world view and diverse characters.

The series received its first anime adaptation in October 2008 by A-1 Pitcures. The anime ended in March 2009 with 24 episodes.

Following this, the second season of the anime, titled Black Butler II, started airing from July 2010 to September 2010.

Funimation has released all three television anime on home video; this includes the Black Butler II OVA project, the Black Butler: Book of Murder OVA, and the Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic anime film.

Yen Press describes the overall plot of Black Butler as follows:

Just a stone’s throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom, its master one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria’s faithful servant . . . and a slip of a twelve-year old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master’s wishes.

Source: Official Site