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Black Butler / Kuroshitsuji

Black Butler / Kuroshitsuji

Genres: comedy, mystery, supernatural
Themes: bishounen, demons, historical, shinigami
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive’s tenth birthday a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of death Ceil strikes a deal with a demon, his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon becomes his butler and calls himself by name of Sebastian Michaelis, to protect and serve Ciel until the deal has been completed. One month after the fire Ciel returns from being missing, with his new butler Sebastian. Ceil is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the work as the Queen of England’s guard dog and looking for his parents’ murderers.
Number of episodes: 24
Vintage: 2008-10-02

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Black Butler II/Kuroshitsuji II

Genres: mystery, supernatural
Themes: bishounen, dark comedy
Plot Summary: In late-nineteenth century England, one year and three months after the dramatic conclusion of the original series, Kuroshitsuji II introduces a new butler and young master. The sadistic yet cheerful Alois Trancy has faced some harsh times. He was kidnapped as a baby, and was forced to work in a village as a slave. Gradually, he lost his parents, his best friend, and everyone he knew. Alois eventually returned home and became the head of his mansion, but seemed to exhibit some strange behavior ever since. Even more curiously, he returned with Claude Faustus, an enigmatic, emotionless butler with unfathomable talent…
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2010-07-01

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Black Butler: Book of Circus/Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus

Genres: action, comedy, mystery, supernatural
Themes: bishounen, dark comedy, demons, historical, shinigami
Plot Summary: Ciel and his butler, Sebastian, are asked by her Majesty to investigate the mysterious disappearance of small children and they are pointed in the direction of a traveling circus which arrival to town coincides with the disappearances of the kids.
Number of episodes: 10
Vintage: 2014-07-10

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Black Butler: His Butler, Performer (OAV) Vintage: 2009-09-03
Black Butler II (OAV) Vintage: 2010-10-27 to 2011-05-25
Black Butler: Book of Murder (OAV) Vintage: 2014-10-25
Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (movie) Vintage: 2017-01-21

Funimation Adds Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji TV Anime

posted on 2010-03-29 20:08 EDT by Egan Loo
A-1 adapts Toboso’s manga about impeccable butler & his young master

I never really heard of this series before, and I can’t say that I’m especially interested in it. However, I might give it a try later on. I might just surprise myself.

And since Slow posted this, there is probably a pretty boy in it somewhere… :stuck_out_tongue:

This show has been all the rage in some circles…Surprised you didn’t hear about it. Some people can’t stop talking about it…lol.

This from the guy who never heard of GinTama…lol :stuck_out_tongue: I think it just depends on the circle of people.

Cody lol - good comeback. :wink:

Cody… whatever makes you say that? :wink:

I swear I never heard of GinTama…but dear god Black Butler is everywhere. Fangirls gone wild. I do wonder if the show lives up to the hype…lol.

Well, fangirls do have a tendency to over exaggerate things, so I will remain skeptical for the moment. I remember all the fangirl squeeing over Tsubasa…lol

Also to Slow,

I KNEW IT! :slight_smile:

Oh Slow!


Yeah - count me in! :laugh: :wink: :wink:

Or maybe Roy Mustang makes a guest appearance?

Hot Topic Launches Black Butler Merchandise

posted on 2010-06-16 23:57 EDT by Gia Manry
T-shirt featuring Black Butler lead appears in retail clothing chain

Funimation Adds Black Butler II Video Anime Bonuses

posted on 2011-08-22 20:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
N. American distributor also confirms 2nd season’s new cast members

New Black Butler Anime Series Green-Lit

posted on 2014-01-16 07:42 EST by Sarah Nelkin
Film adaptation of Toboso’s manga opens on Saturday

I’m surprised that it took this long for this to happen.

That’s awesome …I loved Black butler

Black Butler: Book of Circus 30-Second Commercial Streamed

posted on 2014-05-29 16:05 EDT by Karen Ressler
Television anime to premiere on July 10

Rock Band Sid Performs New Black Butler TV Anime’s Opening

posted on 2014-05-09 02:00 EDT by Egan Loo
They performed 1st TV anime’s opening “Monochrome no Kiss” as their major debut

DISACODE’s Akira Sings New Black Butler TV Anime’s Ending

posted on 2014-05-09 03:30 EDT by Egan Loo
Kera magazine model makes solo debut with “Aoki Tsuki Michite” in July

Korean Station Lists Summer Anime Episode Counts

June 30, 2014 2:45pm CDT

Black Butler: Book of Circus Anime’s Promo Previews Sid, Akira Theme Songs

posted on 2014-07-01 08:31 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
Television anime inspired by Yana Toboso’s Kuroshitsuji manga premieres July 10

Daisuki to Stream Black Butler: Book of Circus Anime

posted on 2014-07-01 23:30 EDT by Tiara Hamilton
Website to also premiere exclusive animation Sushi Ninja

Funimation Adds Black Butler: Book of Circus

posted on 2014-07-05 23:23 EDT by Karen Ressler

FUNimation Acquires Black Butler Book of Murder OVA Series

08/09/2014 at 3:00pm

Funimation Adds Black Butler: Book of Murder Original Video Anime

posted on 2014-08-17 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Funimation is streaming the Black Butler: Book of Circus TV anime as it airs in Japan

Black Butler: Book of Murder Original Video Anime Previewed in TV Spot

posted on 2014-10-15 08:00 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
Cast, staff returns for OVAs premiering on October 25, November 15

Over 12,000 Fans Choose Which Devilish Black Butler Character is the Best

posted on 2015-05-18 13:00 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Black Butler’s 10th Anniversary Celebrates with New Goodies

posted on 2015-05-29 13:45 EDT

Black Butler Manga Gets Anime Film With Returning Cast

posted on 2015-05-29 13:45 EDT by Carlos Cadorniga

Funimation Reveals Black Butler: Book of Circus & Book of Murder Anime’s Casts, Release Dates

posted on 2016-02-13 20:58 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Book of Circus TV series ships in April, Book of Murder OVA ships in May

Black Butler Manga Gets New Anime Film in Early 2017

posted on 2016-02-17 10:18 EST by Egan Loo
Luxury Liner arc adapted from Yana Toboso’s manga

Black Butler - Book of Circus - Opening Theme “Enamel” by SID

Black Butler - Book of Circus - Official Clip - Devilish Grace Under Pressure

Black Butler Book of Murder: OVAs - Coming Soon

Black Butler Season 3: Book of Circus - Official Clip - ““Questioning Undertaker””