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Release Date:
2 October 2008 (Japan) See more »
A young boy sells his soul to the devil in order to avenge his family's death and successfully lead their influential toy manufacturing company. The demon takes the form of a loyal butler who's always dressed in black.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 23)

Brina Palencia ... Ciel (24 episodes, 2008-2009)

Monica Rial ... Mei-rin (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
J. Michael Tatum ... Sebastian (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jason Liebrecht ... Finny (17 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Directed by
Toshiya Shinohara (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Yana Toboso (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mari Okada (5 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Original Music by
Taku Iwasaki (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Minako Shiba .... character designer (22 episodes, 2008-2009)
Toshiya Shinohara .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Sound Department
Stephen Hoff .... adr recordist (6 episodes, 2009)
Series Animation Department
Minako Shiba .... animation director: opening and ending animation / character designer (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Music Department
Becca .... theme song: performed by (1 episode, 2008)

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Also Known As:
"Kuroshitsuji" - Japan (original title)
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J. Michael Tatum, who voices Sebastian Michaels, also voices as France from Hetalia.See more »
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4 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
unbareable..., 18 July 2012
Author: ununchanged from Germany

If you wanna suffer through days of brain-dead plot-holes obnoxiously annoying characters and writing that seems to hint arrogance in its-self, go on and watch this... the only good thing about this i can possibly find is the beautiful, but then again very typical anime art that reminds me a lot of D.Grey-man but lacks that series variety...

If you wanna watch a tired master-slave philosophy, clumsily disguised sadomasochism and hints to pedophilia have fun. There are amazing anime series and its hard to say, how they turn out in the end, since many series tend to change drastically over their course. But after now 12 episodes i can't take anymore of this nonsense. Weak and childish humor mixed with "blend-away-gore" which worsens this desperate attempt to make something that is dull and mainstream look somehow classy... It's a big mass of nobility pandering for little princesses, who replaced pink for black in hopes of sticking out of the crowd just the same way... Tim Burton á la stupid.

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