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Black Butler 

Kuroshitsuji (original title)
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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael C. Pizzuto ...  Drossel Keinz (2010) 36 episodes, 2008-2010
Daisuke Ono ...  Sebastian Michaelis / ... 31 episodes, 2008-2010
Gloria Ansell Gloria Ansell ...  Ciel Phantomhive 24 episodes, 2008-2009
Brina Palencia ...  Ciel 24 episodes, 2008-2009
Monica Rial ...  Mei-rin 24 episodes, 2008-2009
J. Michael Tatum ...  Sebastian Michaelis 24 episodes, 2008-2009
Jason Liebrecht ...  Finny 17 episodes, 2008-2009
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Storyline

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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Japanese | English

Release Date:

2 October 2008 (Japan) See more »

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Trivia

Sebastian never refers to Ciel by name and only refers to him as "My lord" or "Young master". This stays true throughout the entirety of season one and two, Book of Circus, Book of Murder, and Book of the Atlantic. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sebastian: I'm simply one hell of a butler.
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Crazy Credits

A sneak peak of the next episode is shown after the end credits of each episode narrated by Sebastian. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hyper Japan 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Alive
(1st Ending Theme)
Performed by Becca
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Not as good as Death Note but still an awesome anime show
16 September 2014 | by pascaloetterliSee all my reviews

"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!

8/10


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