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Kuroshitsuji (Manga)


Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Sep 16, 2006 to ?
Authors: Toboso, Yana (Story & Art)
Serialization: GFantasy


Score: 8.601 (scored by 25628 users)
Ranked: #892
Popularity: #17
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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 prowess 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.

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Other: Kuroshitsuji Anthology Comic: Nijishitsuji
Adaptation: Kuroshitsuji, Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder, Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus


Michaelis, Sebastian
Phantomhive, Ciel

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Feb 14, 2010
At first this series annoyed me to hell. Not because I'd read it, mind you. But because every time I'm go to check for some freaking updates there would be Kuroshitsuji at the top of the list, taunting me and singing "na-na-na-na you don't read me!". The obvious solution would be to read it but I was stubborn and the title looked like a shounen which i was not in the mood for.

Finally I gave in and clicked the link on onemanga, which gave me the most misleading synopsis I'd ever read. It went:

"To what extent must a housekeeper do things to be acceptable? One read more
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Nov 30, 2014
A fair notice to those of you who've completed the anime before ever giving the manga a read: A-1 Pictures hasn't done the best job adapting the manga. If you found the anime rather lacklustre and consider the manga to be more of the same, I encourage you to read through this review first before making any judgements. This review will also be periodically updated every few chapters.

Kuroshitsuji is published in North America by Yen Press. Both seasons of the anime, the Book of Circus TV series, and the upcoming Book of Murder OVAs are licensed by Funimation Entertainment in North America, Manga Entertainment in read more
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Both stories have similarity, between the Contractor and the Demon. They also have similar style and era. Characters wear Victorian-dress and Gothic style. The main characters have same deep conflict regarding their past times.
Both of these manga have a master/servant in the front in center. Also both the master and servant are pretty remarkable. There is also the old English feeling and the sense of dark political secrets and a hint of the mystical.

Art style is also similar.

Kuro Shitsuji has a smidge more humor and Godchild has more gore.

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