Subtitled and English Dub Versions to Screen in Select Theaters June 12 & 14FLOWER MOUND, Texas, May 15, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — Funimation® Films announced today that advance tickets are now available for the upcoming release of "Black Butler: Book of The Atlantic," the newest film based on the New York Times Best Seller "Black Butler" manga series. The film, produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Noriyuki Abe ("Black Butler: Book of Circus," "Black Butler: Book of Murder" and "Yu Yu Hakusho"), will screen in theaters across the United States on June 12 and 14, 2017 in both the original Japanese version with subtitles as well as the English dub. Each version will be available on separate days of the engagement, beginning first with the subtitled version. Tickets are available beginning today and can be pre-purchased via the official movie website at funimationfilms.com/blackbutler.
"We're thrilled to bring 'Black Butler: Book of The Atlantic'– the newest film in the immensely popular Black Butler franchise – to theaters this spring," said Gen Fukunaga, founder and CEO of Funimation. "Black Butler fans, both new and old, can look forward to an exciting night at the movies. And for the very first time, they will be able to watch and enjoy a Black Butler mystery on the big screen."
To coincide with today's ticket sales announcement, Funimation Films also released the full-length theatrical trailer for "Black Butler: Book of The Atlantic" and is available here for viewing.
"Fans will not want to miss this latest Black Butler mystery brought to life by A-1 Pictures,'" said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. "We're pleased to present 'Black Butler: Book of The Atlantic' in both subtitled and dubbed versions and we encourage everyone to purchase advance tickets to this limited, two-day release."
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For more information including tickets and theater locations for "Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic" visit FunimationFilms.com/BlackButler.
About Funimation Films
Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation Entertainment, acquires both anime and live action movies from prominent international filmmakers that appeal to the interests and passion of all types of fans and distributes them throughout North America. The division was launched in December 2014 following the box office success of "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" earlier that year. Its debut release, "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'," was an instant blockbuster and became the #9 highest-grossing anime movie of all time in North America. Funimation Films has gone on to release numerous movies including most recently "Shin Godzilla" and the global hit "Your Name." Funimation Entertainment is a subsidiary of Group 1200 Media, a fully integrated, next-generation, independent entertainment studio based in Dallas. For more information on Funimation Films, visit funimationfilms.com.
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