Lately I feel like we’ve had a lot of good luck when it comes to live action adaptations–just look at Rurouni Kenshin & xxxHOLiC! So of course I also have high expectations for the upcoming movie Kuroshitsuji, which is set to air in 2014! Admittedly I didn’t watch the anime/read the manga so I can’t really compare the live action to the original. But I am very excited about Mizushima Hiro’s comeback for this movie (he has been on hiatus for a while)! He is playing the lead role of the butler, Sebastian, while the actress Goriki Ayame is playing the role of Ciel. Not too excited about the casting of Goriki Ayame as I feel other actors could’ve definitely fit the role much better. Goriki Ayame is still a relatively new actress and I doubt her screen presence will match up to Mizushima Hiro’s. Also the character of Ciel is a boy, not a girl. O_O” Kinda a large discrepancy there, although I guess they are going for the androgynous look for Goriki?
Anyways the trailers look great so far, can’t wait for this movie to air! 😀 For fans who have watched the anime or read the manga, what do you think of the trailers? Do you think the live action will match up to the original…or perhaps might not follow the original completely but still be a good interpretation of it?
Teaser (turn on CC for sub)
Source: Official Site