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Kuroshitsuji II

Kuroshitsuji II

Alternative Titles

English: Black Butler II
Synonyms: Kuroshitsuji 2, Black Butler 2
Japanese: 黒執事II

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2010 to Sep 17, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.681 (scored by 91848 users)
Ranked: #10442
Popularity: #132
Members: 155,207
Favorites: 2,524
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Synopsis

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...

(Source: ANN)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Jul 2, 2010 to Sep 17, 2010
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Prequel: Kuroshitsuji
Side story: Kuroshitsuji II Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Faustus, Claude
Faustus, Claude
Main
Douglas, Jason
English
Douglas, Jason
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
...
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
...
Trancy, Alois
Trancy, Alois
Main
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Mizuki, Nana
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
...

Staff

Ogura, Hirofumi
Director, Storyboard
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Yoshimura, Ai
Episode Director, Storyboard
Endou, Tetsuya
Episode Director



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Feb 17, 2012
TypeOfCicada
Kuroshitsuji II (Black Butler II) is not a true sequel to the original, or at least I refuse to hail it as such, but it is still an interesting addition to the series and appears to experiment with several archetypes, something I as a writer and literature major can appreciate.

I've heard it called an abortion, a sort of a tragic death to the tragic series about death and mortality, and taken in the aspect of a literal sequel - a direct followup to the Black Butler that received high acclaim - this would indeed be the case. However, what Black Butler II does is not read more
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Sep 28, 2010
Yammin
Sequels can be a dangerous territory to tread on. Especially ones for shows that already do not follow the manga but instead, creates its own story. On one hand it has the job of following and wrapping up the previous season’s (to an extent, “original”) storyline and on the other hand, pleasing the fans. To many, Black Butler II has done neither and to others it has done more than that: in other words, there is a clear division between fans.

Let’s get the technicalities out of the way. The art and animation is as beautiful and Victorian-Gothic as the first season, though the animation read more
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Jan 29, 2011
pistolkiss
Kuroshitsuji II embarks with the debut of Alois Trancy, the sadistic, erratic, and creepy-as-hell lord of the Trancy estate. Alois’ backstory is disturbing, though in an incredibly enjoyable way. His character is endearing; a classic anime psycho that you can’t help but be immediately drawn to. His character design is one of the best I’ve seen in a while. He was such a complex character that had so much development potential. He really could have held the series up on his own.

Until he dissipates into a sniveling excuse of a train wreck along with the rest of the cast. Let’s hope all those fanfics read more
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Mar 24, 2014
PeachyBubbleTea
I don't know if it's because I already poured my cereal in my bowl this morning and I didn't have any fucking milk, or if it's because this anime truley sucked. What I do know is this anime pissed me off. It introduces a set of new characters, Alios and Clyde, these two domininating the second season.

Story: 4
The story was mediocre at best. It honestly wasn't in the least bit interesting, and was a waste of time to even watch. The storyline of the first one was great, amazing I'm fact. But this one was appealing, and made me think they should've ended it with read more
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Recommendations

Similar setting, both are based around a rich kid bound by a life-binding curse and both having an older servant sworn to protect them in some way.
same Gothic atmosphere . both have comical relief while Kurishitsuji (black butler ) has a dark ambiance it very similar to vampire knight .

i would also like to say vampire knight manga is way better than i anime !!
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1. Both series are tragic.

2. Both series have a lot of deceiving and mind screwing plot twists.

3. Both series involves bloodshed.

(Although Requiem for the Phantom has a more realistic feel while Kuroshitsuji II has a supernatural-fantasy feel.)

Note:

1. The first Kuroshitsuji is not a strong as the second one and is more focused on comedy. On the other hand, Kuroshitsuji II is darker, more serious, has more action, bloodshed and definitely more mind screwing plot twists. But still, you must see the first one before you could dive into the main course.

2. The same thing goes for Requiem of the Phantom. It started out pretty slow, although it is good, it is not as good as the next time shift and it gets better as it shifts further into the future.
Wel... where should I start? The relationship between Shinku and Jun (Rozen Maiden) and Ciel and Sebastian (Kuroshitsuji) are somehow similar, because they both have a master and slave relationship. Both series also present themselves as a dark anime, which they aren't except in the end. Both animes are filled with a lot of humor. The plots also don't match with their manga.
Similarities-
Both have a figure in which protects the helpless protagonist.
Both figures that protect the helpless protagonist are voiced by the same person.
Contains 2 voice actors that voice for both Kuroshitsuji II and Gugure! Kokkuri-san. (As far as I know)

Differences-
Kuroshitsuji II does not share the same comedy in which is protrayed in Gugure! Kokkuri-san.
Although, both anime contain sort of the same supernatural situation, Kuroshitsuji II (contract with a hungry-azz demon) and Gugure! Kokkuri-san (summoning of a loner fox ghost), they do differ from theme and atmosphere, as well as drawing style.

If you are looking for a comedy and supposedly romance in Kuroshitsuji II that you see in Gugure! Kokkuri-san, stop.

or

If you are looking for a sort of mystery and screwed up plotline in Gugure! Kokkuri-san that you see in Kuroshitsuji II, stop.
The atmosphere and setting are both the same although with Kuroshitsuji it's focused around a butler and the supernatural were Emma it's around a maide and a love story.

Opening Theme

"SHIVER" by the GazettE (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

#1: "Bird" by Matsushita Yuuya (eps 1-7, 9-11)
#2: "Kagayaku Sora no Shijima ni wa (輝く空の静寂には)" by Kalafina (eps 8, 12)

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