Black Butler Public School Arc

Interview: Black Butler’s Brina Palencia and J. Michael Tatum Dive Into The Public School Arc

We sat down with the voice actors behind Black Butler‘s Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian, Brina Palencia and J. Michael Tatum. Black Butler follows the exploits of Ciel Phantomhive, a young earl acting as the Queen’s watchdog, and his demon butler, Sebastian. The anime has kept its popularity over the years, running for two seasons in 2008, followed by a few movies, with the latest arc returning to seasonal form.

The Public School Arc is a beloved piece of the story, finding Ciel enrolling at the prestigious Weston College to investigate several missing students. Ciel has to navigate a new environment while searching for answers and dealing with the school’s traditions and students.

Brina said about Ciel’s current situation, “We’re seeing a different side of Ciel that we’ve never seen before…it’s so fun and satisfying to see him struggle so much with school politics.”  Meanwhile, Sebastian gets a job as a House Master, dealing with Ciel’s needs and the rest of the student body. Michael commented, “Sebastian is having a delightful time. He loves the challenge…his persona comes from observing Ciel and adjusting to his needs, even if it’s counterintuitive to what Ciel thinks he needs.”

Watch the full interview below!

Black Butler is currently airing its Public School Arc on Crunchyroll, with the previous seasons and movies available.