Black Butler
Black Butler
Genre(s) Action, Bishonen, Comedy, Historical, Mystery, Supernatural
Written By Mari Okada (Black Butler & Black Butler II), Hiroyuki Yoshino (Black Butler: Book of Circus & Black Butler: Book of Murder)
Directed By Toshiya Shinohara (Black Butler), Hirofumi Ogura (Black Butler II), Noriyuki Abe (Black Butler: Book of Circus & Black Butler: Book of Murder)
Music By Taku Iwasaki (Black Butler & Black Butler II), Yasunori Mitsuda (Black Butler: Book of Circus & Black Butler: Book of Murder)
Studio A-1 Pictures
Network MBS, CBC, TBS, TBC, SBS, RCC, HBC, RKB, Animax
English Network C31, TVS, Animax Asia, Funimation Channel
Original Run October 2, 2008 – March 27, 2009 (Black Butler), July 2, 2010 – September 17, 2010 (Black Butler II), July 10, 2014 – September 12, 2014 (Black Butler: Book of Circus), October 25, 2014 (Part 1) November 15, 2014 (Part 2) (Black Butler: Book of Murder)
Episodes 24 + 1 OVA, 12 + 6 OVAs, 10

Black Butler (黒執事 Kuroshitsuji) is an anime adaptation of the high-grossing manga series by the same name. It was first announced in July 2008, and debuted in October 2008 on the Tokyo Broadcasting System as well as the Mainichi Broadcasting System. The episodes were directed by Toshiya Shinohara, and were produced by A-1 Pictures. On January 1, 2009, a limited-edition DVD package containing the first episode was released by Aniplex. The next three episodes were released on another DVD thereafter, on February 25, 2009.


Black ButlerEdit

Ciel Phantomhive is the most powerful boy in all of England, but he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering. Forced to watch as his beloved parents were brutally murdered, Ciel was subsequently abducted and violently tortured. Desperate to end his suffering, the boy traded his own soul for a chance at vengeance, casting his lot with the one person on whom he could depend: Sebastian, a demon Butler summoned from the very pits of hell. Together, they’ll prowl the darkest alleys of London on a mission to snuff out those who would do evil. They’re a rare sight, these two: the Butler who dismembers with dazzling cutlery – and the Young Master who carries the devil’s marking. Rest assured that wherever they may be headed, it’ll be one hell of a ride.

Black Butler IIEdit

When last we saw dear Sebastian, he was poised to feast on the ripened soul of his young master. Unfortunately for the debonair demon, there’s a new butler in town… Enter Claude Faustus, a malevolent manservant uninspired by the drab flavor of his own contracted master, Alois Trancy. This pedestrian lad holds no allure for Claude, so the bespectacled butler sets his sights on a finer delicacy from the menu of the damned. None other than Ciel Phantomhive. And so begins a devilish dance of death starring crow and spider. The demonic duel rages beyond the limits of good taste, culminating in a debaucherous maze of madness putting butler against butler. Sebastian and Claude: two ravenous rakehells filled with the power of darkness and locked in a macabre battle for the soiled soul of the young master they so long to devour.

Black Butler: Book of CircusEdit

In Victorian London, the breathtaking performances of the Noah’s Ark Circus have captured the attention of people all across the city. But the spell of magic and wonderment woven under the big top is not without consequences. Children have suddenly begun to vanish, and some suspect these mysterious performers are responsible. In an attempt to get to the bottom of these disturbing disappearances, the dashing duo of demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, and his young master, Ciel Phantomhive, will infiltrate the circus and uncover whatever darkness may lie at its core!




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