Hiro Mizushima is a Butler (again!)

1 07 2013

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After a three-year long hiatus from acting in dramas and movies, Hiro Mizushima is set to comeback into the movie scene with the live action adaptation of the popular manga Kuroshitsuji (The Black Butler). He will be playing the main lead, Sebastian Michaelis. I am extremely excited for this movie. If you have been following Hiro’s works closely, he is quite popular due to his role in Mei-Chan no Shitsuji a few years back (which I loved to bits).

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His new role isn’t exactly the same as Rihito-sama, he seems all darker and more mysterious here (he’s a demon!!) and I can’t wait! Personally, I haven’t read the manga but according to Wikipedia,

The series follows Sebastian Michaelis, a demonic butler who is bound by a supernatural contract to serve Ciel Phantomhive, the thirteen-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family and the business-savvy owner of the Funtom company, a toy manufacturer. In return, when Sebastian has helped Ciel finish all of his tasks, including avenging his parents’ deaths, Sebastian will be allowed to consume his soul.

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This series already has an anime adaptation and stage play. This movie will not be following the events in the manga itself but will be set 130 years after.

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The leading actress is Ayame Gลriki. ๐Ÿ™‚

From Anime News Network:

Gลriki will play Shiori Genpล, a descendant of the prestigious aristocratic family Phantomhive. Since only males can take the reins of the family, Shiori dons male clothes and the name Kiyoharu to lead the massive Phantom Corporation. This will be first time that Gลriki plays a girl who assumes a male disguise.

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Movie will be released in early 2014. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll try to update with more pictures when I get the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

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