Posts Tagged ‘Black Butler – Book of Circus’

Conventions 2016 – Making a Turn to Anime Detour

Funimation is making a right turn by going to Minnesota for Anime Detour! Tara (@paraparatara), Tim, and Godswill (@GeneralG23) aren’t going to make any wrong turns getting there as they’re bringing the deals, the panels, and the parties chicken nuggets!


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Funimation Industry | Friday, April 22nd | 6:30pm – 8:00pm | Panel Location: Bloomington Room

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!


Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, April 22nd | 9:30pm – 11:00pm | Panel Location: Edina Room

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford).  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)



Funimation Favorites | Saturday, April 23rd | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Panel Location: Edina Room

Funimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave!






Dealer’s Room Hours:


Friday VIP: 1pm, Public 2pm to 8pm
Saturday VIP 930am, Public 10am to 6pm
Sunday VIP 930am, Public 10am to 4pm


In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth we’re bringing in the Lucky Pin Draw where if you spend a certain amount at the booth, you get to choose the pin you want! Pin tiers are:


  • $75 – 1 pin
  • $125 – 2 pins
  • $150 – 3 pins
  • $200 – 4 pins


With every purchase we’ll be handing out collectible shopping bags and a Funimation Lanyard! Also you can be sure to find special autographed items based on what you buy.





Since last year was such a blast, we’re hosting a party room with more anime, more good times, and of course, more chicken nuggets! Stay tuned to social media for information about the room and the times so that you can join us.






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OVA Dub Premiere  | Saturday, April 23rd | 2:00pm -3:00pm | Room Atrium 7



Season Synopsis:


Ciel and the demon butler Sebastian are summoned by the Queen to investigate multiple reports of missing children. When their underworld contacts reveal the disappearances increase when the mysterious Noah’s Ark Circus comes to town the demonic duo must impress an enigmatic ringmaster in order to go undercover as performers-to Sebastian’s delight and Ciel’s disgust. At the core of the circus is a troupe of unique performers from Dagger the knife thrower to Beast, the beautiful tiger tamer. All are connected by someone who changed their lives, someone who raised them from the gutters of London to the heights of the big top—but at a price.



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English Dub Premiere  | Saturday, April 23rd | 12:15pm -2:00pm | Room Atrium 7



Season Synopsis:


Soji Mitsuka is an ordinary high schooler with an extraordinary obsession. Twin tails are his fire, his air, his will to live! But when a mysterious woman from another world enlists his help to fight hideous monsters with various moe fetishes, Soji much transform into a powerful pigtailed…girl?

With the help of his childhood friend, the class president, and his endless devotion to pigtails, Soji and his crew form a twin-tailed threesome to take on the monsters who feed on the “attribute power” of humans. But Soji’s new pigtailed powers come with a price; his surging popularity as the new heroin in town makes the twin-tailed trend explode, giving the monsters ample attribute powers to feed upon!


You Are Cordially Invited to a Black Butler: Book of Circus Tea Party

In celebration of Black Butler: Book of Circus coming to Blu-ray and DVD with the new English dub, we’re hosting our own Black Butler Tea Party on April 22—and we’d love for you to join in the fun! Here’s the details (plus a little inspiration):



  • We’ll be posting pics of our spread of delicious sweets and savories with your Funimation hosts livetweeting while watching the new English dub episodes—and we may have some special guests from the Black Butler Funimation team drop by! Follow along with our own festivities at 3PM ET on April 22 with hashtag #BlackButlerTeaParty.


  • Host your own tea party and invite your friends! Dress up in your Victorian or Black Butler-inspired finest, put on a lovely pot of tea with some delicious delicacies, and make it a watch party with Black Butler’s long-awaited third season. Share your plans and pictures with us with the #BlackButlerTeaParty hashtag, and we’ll reshare our favorites.



  • Download our printable tea party invitations (click the image above to download) or share them on your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more to invite your friends. Make some places cards for each of your guests to really make it official! 


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  • Not sure how to host a tea party? Check out our list of recipes straight from Sebastian’s own cookbook—real delicacies featured from the show! Or view our Black Butler tea party Pinterest board for some of inspiration on what to wear, how to decorate, what to serve, and of course, tips on brewing the perfect pot of tea.


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Black Butler’s Latest Installments Come to Home Video in Book of Circus and Book of Murder! + Cast Announcement


We’ve got some big announcements today for Black Butler fans out there— new installments of the series are coming to home video, and we have your English dub cast announcement AND season 3 trailer!


Black Butler: Book of Circus is the newest season, completely based on the Noah’s Ark Circus arc from the original manga by Yana Toboso. See Ciel and Sebastian infiltrate a traveling circus and meet its glamorous performers—who all hold a dark secret. This is definitely one of the most shocking, emotional, and frankly beautiful installments yet in the Black Butler series.


The complete third season is being released on April 19. The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack features a handsome chipboard box, as well as a premium disc packaging in the form of a long fold-out digipak that displays tons of detailed artwork from the covers of the original Japanese releases—definitely the release of choice for ultra-fans of Black Butler and its gorgeous art style.


You can pre-order here! 


 A standard edition in a normal single disc case is also available, here!


We’ll also be releasing Black Butler: Book of Murder, a two-part OVA series about 2 hours long— think of these as two short movies. A murder mystery occurs at Phantomhive Manor, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (yes, the author of the Sherlock Holmes series) shows up as a character. Pre-orders for Book of Murder will begin next week, and the OVA set will be released on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on May 17.


Here’s the cast list of new and returning characters for Black Butler: Book of Circus:

SEBASTIAN J. Michael Tatum
CIEL Brina Palencia
JOKER Matthew Mercer
BEAST Tia Ballard
DOLL Mikaela Krantz
DAGGER Michael Sinterniklaas
SNAKE Spike Spencer
PETER Vic Mignogna
WENDY Rachel Robinson
JUMBO Christopher R. Sabat
DOC Alex Organ
ADR Director Ian Sinclair
ADR Engineer Donald Shults



And the same for the characters of Black Butler: Book of Murder:

SEBASTIAN J. Michael Tatum
CIEL Brina Palencia
ARTHUR Taliesin Axelrod ……………………..,,
CHARLES GREY Clifford Chapin
CHARLES PHIPS Brandon Potter
IRENE DIAZ Jamie Marchi
ADR Director Ian Sinclair
ADR Engineer Donald Shults



Check out the preview for Black Butler Book of Circus:


Black Butler – Book of Circus Contest



The time has finally come for the last episode of Black Butler – Book of Circus. As we reminisce about this season, we’d love to know your thoughts. Of course, we’re giving you a little incentive to share with us as well!


From now until Sept. 19th you have the chance to win an adorable Black Butler Pop! Vinyl figure from Funko!  All you have to do is answer the following question: “What do you love most about Black Butler – Book of Circus?”


You can reply in the comments of this blog post, on the designated Contest Thread on our official Facebook page, or Tweet us @FUNimation and use the hashtag #BlackButlerContest


2 winners will be chosen at random to win either a Pop! Vinyl Ciel and Sebastian or a Pop! Vinyl Grell and Undertaker! Click here to see complete rules and details.


Prize 1:

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Prize 2:


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If you haven’t watched Black Butler – Book of Circus, now’s a great time to catch up and marathon the series! The last episode streams tomorrow (Sept. 11th) for FUNimation subscribers. The episode will be available for free 1 week later for non-subscribers. Click here to watch now!


Here’s a clip from the series!




Congratulations to fullmetalgirl21 ( member) and Maryanne Sanders (from Facebook). If you have not done so already, please check your messages for information on how to claim your prizes.


Thanks to everyone who entered! We’ve really enjoyed watching Black Butler: Book of Circus this season, and we’re thrilled to see that so many of you have as well.



Kick-Ass Anime Openings and Endings from Summer 2014

As many fans know, music is an important part of anime. An epic soundtrack can elevate the viewing experience when watching a series; and conversely, you may forgive a few weak plot points if the music is spot on. Each season brings new shows and that means new openings and endings! Take a look at some of the ones from this season below:



Tokyo Ghoul - Opening Song
Song: Unravel
Performed by: TK from Ling Toshite Sigure


Reasons you’ll love it: TK is the vocalist and guitarist for the J-Rock band Ling Tosite Sigure. You may remember them from the opening theme for Psycho-Pass. The haunting vocals and progressive rock sound perfectly capture the intense feel of this show.

Tokyo Ghoul streams Thursdays at 12pm ET. Click here to watch episodes now.