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2 October 2008 (Japan) See more »
A young boy sells his soul to a demon 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 and is required to protect, serve and arrive whenever summoned by his young master Ciel.
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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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Did You Know?

The Black Butler manga was originally supposed to be hardcore yaoi hentai (boy-on-boy porn) but the author, Yana Toboso, finally decided that it would be better if she just revealed hints and small scenes of their relationship.See more »
[repeated line]
Sebastian:I'm simply one hell of a butler.
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Not as good as Death Note but still an awesome anime show, 16 September 2014
Author: pascaloetterli from Switzerland

"Black Butler" started a bit disappointing. It was clear from the beginning, that the anime would walk in the footsteps of "Deathnotes". After some time, the typical anime plots (Faustian Pact, Lost Parents, Revenge, Friendship) are revealed but then the Victorian Age feeling gets much better and bigger attention. There's a ton of really well researched stuff and the tension rises as the main story unfolds.

The show is not as good as "Death Note" and has imho a lot of homosexual content in it, which is more or less openly shown. I assume it is, among other things, to attract more female and viewers. The funny thing is, that females are either shown as dolls, clumsy servants, killing machines or just some extras. While Walt Disney is getting really feminist lately, the Japanese have yet to invent better female - believable - anime characters.

Including all flaws - this is one of the best anime shows at the moment. A mixture of Steampunk, Gothic Horror and Crime. Not too violent and gory but at times very thrilling!


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