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Kuroshitsuji

Kuroshitsuji

Alternative Titles

English: Black Butler
Synonyms: Kuro Shitsuji, Kuroshitsuzi
Japanese: 黒執事

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.231 (scored by 115145 users)
Ranked: #2682
Popularity: #33
Members: 197,194
Favorites: 11,034
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

In Victorian-era Europe, a young boy loses everything he once held near and dear to a vicious plot. In his moment of death, he strikes a deal with a demon: his soul, in exchange for revenge. Ciel Phantomhive is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the underground work for the Queen of England. His new partner is a demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, whose powers as a butler is only surpassed by his strength as a demon.

The story follows the two along with their other servants, as they work to unravel the plot behind Ciel's parents' murder, and the horrendous tragedies that befell Ciel in the month directly after.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kuroshitsuji
Summary: Kuroshitsuji Recap
Sequel: Kuroshitsuji II, Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus
Side story: Kuroshitsuji Special
Other: Kuroshitsuji Picture Drama

Characters & Voice Actors

Michaelis, Sebastian
Michaelis, Sebastian
Main
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
Tatum, J. Michael
English
Tatum, J. Michael
...
Phantomhive, Ciel
Phantomhive, Ciel
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
...
Mey-Rin
Mey-Rin
Supporting
Kato, Emiri
Japanese
Kato, Emiri
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
...
Finnian
Finnian
Supporting
Liebrecht, Jason
English
Liebrecht, Jason
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki
...

Staff

Shinohara, Toshiya
Director
Ogura, Hirofumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshimura, Ai
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director



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Mar 28, 2009
duonoaikouka
Holy flippin' A!!! Where to even begin with this anime?! There is so much here that I look for in an anime; I even added it to my favorites list before I was even done watching. It's got beautiful and THICK plot, hidden meanings, a GORGEOUS musical score, wonderful and zany characters, and enough emotional hitting power to make me keep a tissue box handy for those sad and happy tears. This would be my first review to be an absolute 10 in score if there weren't just a few unanswered questions and assumed understanding after everything was said and done. Even with read more
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Sep 30, 2009
Yammin
So, Kuroshitsuji is an anime that is labelled “shounen” but I don’t really know why - it’s filled with bishounens, pretty clothes and the fancy Victorian age backdrop with massive shounen ai and shota undertones. Oh, and the obvious gay shinigami who keeps trying to kiss the butler.

The story starts off with an eerie atmosphere, showing a 10 year old child who exchanges his soul for a demon butler to help exact his revenge against the people who killed his parents and humiliated him. Two-three years later they are still together; Ciel Phantomhive the 12 (later 13) year old Earl also the head of read more
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Recommendations

Both animes have similar dymanics in the relations between main characters: an older, stronger servant who protects a weaker, younger master. Also, the topic of hell/Abyss that threatens one of the characters is kind of similar. Both animes are very nice in the visual aspect, dramatic but with some humor to lighten the mood.
They both involve solving multiple mysteries in the beginning of the series and end up with a big thrilling finale!

Opening Theme

"Kiss of Monochrome" by SID

Ending Theme

#01: "I'm ALIVE!" by BECCA (eps 1-13)
#02: "Lacrimosa" by Kalafina (eps 14-24)

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Sarulandia Fansub [SF] (Italian) 23 of 25 users approve
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Aino Fansub [AinoF] (Spanish) 9 of 10 users approve
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