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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: 7.651 (scored by 100824 users)
Ranked: #10972
Popularity: #137
Members: 171,044
Favorites: 2,625
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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)

Background

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Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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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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Yammin
Sep 28, 2010 10:37 AM
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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TypeOfCicada
Feb 17, 2012 5:19 PM
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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IceAndCream
Aug 20, 2010 11:09 PM
Here we have Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), season 2. What is it, and what is it not? (Please, loyal fans, be kind to me, for voicing my opinion.) And please, all you Black Butler fans under age 18, ask your parents before watching this series. I'll say up front that the content is at an overtly ADULT-ONLY level.

Moving on....

What this series is not: It's not at all related to the manga. It's a continuation from the end of season 1, which had begun to diverge from the manga around halfway through. Even though the first season apparently painted itself into read more
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XxXTsubomiXxX
Sep 16, 2010 6:05 PM
Being an avid fan of Kuroshitsuji, and seeing the entire first season, OVA as well as being an avid manga fan, I must say that I'm disappointed in this series for several reasons. This is merely an opinion, but I found myself hating the storyline behind season 2 entirely.

Below are the good, bad and ugly of this series:

The good

The series has amazing artowrk and beautiful sound.The animation was crisp and clear and the music was amazing, especially with songs coming from Yuya Matsushima and Nightmare.

The bad, and the ugly.

As several reviewers stated before, it does not follow the manga, but I don't consider that bad read more
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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. read more 
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