Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus

Black Butler: Book of Circus

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Synonyms: Kuroshitsuji Circus Hen, Kuroshitsuji Shin Series, Black Butler 3, Kuroshitsuji III
Japanese: 黒執事 Book of Circus
English: Black Butler: Book of Circus
German: Black Butler: Book of Circus
French: Black Butler: Book of Circus
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Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2014 to Sep 12, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:19 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.081 (scored by 192377192,377 users)
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Ranked: #4772
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Popularity: #513
Members: 360,735
Favorites: 3,349

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Full of wonder and excitement, the Noah's Arc Circus troupe has captured audiences with their dazzling performances. Yet these fantastic acts don't come without a price. Children have mysteriously gone missing around London, correlating to that of the groups' movements. Unsettled by these kidnappings, Queen Victoria sends in her notorious guard dog, Ciel Phantomhive, and his ever-faithful demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, on an undercover mission to find these missing children.

Trying to balance their new circus acts with their covert investigation under the big top, however, proves to be quite a challenge. With the other performers growing suspicious and the threat of the circus' mysterious benefactor looming overhead, what the two discover will shake Ciel to his very core.

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Abe, Noriyuki
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Sep 11, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
Entertainment is a broad word to be honest. People tend to define entertainment as something of enjoyment and value that is provoked. And what better place to get entertainment than at a circus? As an attraction and adaptation, Black Butler: Book of Circus adapts the Noah's Ark Circus arc from the manga. (Volumes 6-8, chapters 24-37) Previously, the arc was skipped from season 1 (occurs after the Curry Arc). Nonetheless, the show establishes the assumption that you are already familiarized with the franchise; either anime or manga. Taken for granted though, Black Butler: Book of Circus continues the fantasy adventure of a young boy and read more
Sep 26, 2014
defunctmaluser (All reviews)
Can you imagine how frustrating it is to be a heterosexual male who HATES paedophilia who also happens to like Kuroshitsuji? Damn it, A-1 Pictures why did it take you guys THIS long to do Kuroshitsuji right, especially after all the shit you guys did to sour everyone else's view of the series? The first season had a lot of problems behind it that could've easily been fixed with a little more foresight and Kuroshitsuji II was a pointless cash-grab that just REEKED of corporate greed and yaoi-fangirl pandering that would make even make Hetalia fan fiction look like Dr. Seuss. With all of this read more
Oct 19, 2014
CecaniahCorabele (All reviews)
In the year of 2008, appear an anime that draws all the female audience into the front of the screen. Yes, it's Kuroshitsuji.
The Book of Circus is a sequel from the middle of the 1st season.

Basically, at the early episode, the story doesn't have an orientation on its way, but after that episode, the story continues with a well-organized plot, it is successfully done well in a short periodic of time (10 episodes), although there are some points that lack in source.

As for the animation, the Book of Circus have the same animation like the other previous season, the characters have unique designs read more
Sep 14, 2014
Outori (All reviews)
I didn't find this to be one of the "typical" Kuroshitsuji stories, the "Boy with demon hunts down England's bad men in the name of the Queen" kind of story.
Still, I liked it. Maybe I liked it for that difference, maybe out of nostalgia. Maybe a mix of both. I do love Sebastian, Ciel, the crazy Phantomhive servants, the general wit of Kuroshitsuji, and the darkness around it all, Book of Circus had that, so I found it enjoyable.

And yet, this arc had a different feeling to it. All in all, it was such a desolate story. What happens doesn't leave you with read more

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