We teased you yesterday about some news… well here it is:
BLACK BUTLER HAS COME TO GAIA ONLINE!
Gaia Online is currently running a special promotion for Black Butler. Joining is free and it only takes a minute. Customize an avatar to interact with millions of other members who share your interests. You can also decorate a virtual home, play games like zOMG! with your friends, join forums, create a cute aquarium and much more!
Let’s face it Sebastian even as an avatar, makes one hell of a butler.
Visually we thought a few of you Black Butler fans might enjoy one of the freshest new anime out of Japan, Karneval. FUNimation Entertainment will premiere it on http://funimation.com on Monday, April 8th and it will be streaming Mondays at 1:35pm ET/ 12:35pm CT.
Want to be kept up-to-date on all the latest simulcast news? Follow the FUNimation Tumblr, or you can sign up for text alerts by texting the word ‘simulcast’ to number 99000. Please be aware that standard messaging rates and fees may apply.
Why? Well, we’re going to tell you that we have loads of new Black Butler merchandise goodies coming (especially for Season Two). But you’re going to have to wait a while yet until we show them off. *cackles maniacally*
In all seriousness they’re still in development. But once we have final product we’ll make sure you guys are among the first to know and see the new goodies!
So that we’re not completely heartless, we’ll leave you with this eyecandy, so go ahead and get carried away — again. ^_~
Happy Black Butler Day - Part 2 - Black Butler Season Two debuts tonight on the FUNimation Channel at 9pm Eastern Standard Time!
Not sure if you have the Channel? Well you can find out what carriers currently are providing the Channel, or if yours isn’t sign-up to let us know you want it by going to the link here: http://funimation.tv/signup.php
P.S. Happy Birthday xliesareentertainmentx! We didn’t do all this awesome Black Butler stuff just because it was your birthday, but let’s face it, it’s still pretty awesome. Have a great day!
Happy Black Butler Day - Part 1 - Volume 9 of the Manga Releases today!
Black Butler is one of those special series, that it doesn’t just have one day of fabulosity, but rather many as we reach various milestones.Today our friends at Yen Press our releasing the ninth English language volume of the Black Butler manga. So if you haven’t already, go pick up your copy today! It’s 192 pages of devilish delight and fun!
Earl Ciel Phantomhive’s quietude is interrupted as Queen Victoria’s very own butlers commandeer Phantomhive Manor for a lavish banquet sanctioned by Her Majesty. Preparations for such an event are quick work in the hands of Sebastian, the house’s most able butler, but corralling the eminent guests may prove to be rather more of a challenge. For this dinner party is anything but festive, and as a stormy night batters the outside of the grand residence, a far more violent storm begins to unfurl within. And no one is safe from the havoc it will wreak—not even one seemingly impervious manservant…
Do you need to have a Black Butler fix at your fingertips so you can indulge your fandom whenever you have a moment to spare? Well now you can instantly watch your favorite hell of a butler on your mobile phone. Trailers, clips, and even episodes are available with a mere touch of your finger.
We have two versions of the mobile app - FUNimation Free and FUNimation. Also if you are an Elite Video Subscriber you can tie in your subscription for even more content and less ads. Here are the details on the differences between the apps and how EVS works with them.
For more detailed information and additional screenshots, check out the full blog post on FUNimation.com/news
A few days ago we posted that we had some secret Black Butler news to share. The speculation and suspense was hellish torment to some of you, and you weren’t shy in letting us know it too! madelezabeth put it most uniquely, “Stop it Funi; the suspense is whipping me like an angel in thigh-high boots”.
Shouldn’t that be a hellish butler in shades of black so deep it’s like the abyss itself? ^_~
Well the wait is now over, and the mystery is revealed!
Our friends at TinierMe are announcing that as of today, there’s even MORE Black Butler awesomeness at their website. TinierMe is a free to join, fun virtual world based on Japanese anime and culture. With users around the world, the site lets you build a tinier version of yourself known as a Selfy so you can chat, play and create online.
While previously on the site you could make your Selfy dress in cosplay so it could resemble Elizabeth, Grell, Bardroy, Finnian, Madame Red, Sebastian and of course Ciel, with this new round of TinierMe goodies you can now also dress your Selfy up as Mey-Rin, Druitt, Undertaker, Alois, Claude, Lau and his faithful companion Ran-mao.
Don’t you just want an army of these Selfys? Think of all the maniacal fun you and your friends could have with these!