Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder

Black Butler: Book of Murder

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Japanese: 黒執事 Book of Murder
English: Black Butler: Book of Murder
German: Black Butler: Book of Murder
French: Black Butler: Book of Murder
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 28, 2015 to Feb 25, 2015
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 58 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.061 (scored by 122292122,292 users)
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Ranked: #5512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #981
Members: 247,431
Favorites: 1,144

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At the behest of the Queen, Earl Ciel Phantomhive hosts a lavish dinner party attended by several of the finest members of polite society—as well as struggling author, Arthur. But as the party reaches its high, a terrible murder takes place and none other than the Earl himself is suspected of the crime.

As a violent storm rages on outside, the death count continues to climb. The Phantomhive household and their eminent guests find they must cooperate in order to solve this mystery before they too fall prey to the mysterious murderer. However, it seems that not even the perfect butler, Sebastian Michaelis, is safe from this horror.

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Episodes 1 and 2 were previewed at screenings in multiple cities across Japan on October 25 and November 15, 2014. The DVDs and BDs were released on January 28 and February 25, 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Abe, Noriyuki
Sinclair, Ian
ADR Director
Toboso, Yana
Original Creator


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Feb 11, 2023
Black Butler is truly the Forrest Gump of anime. If you're watching this I'm going to assume you've watched all the previous arcs. The idea that this 12 year old and his chaotic group of servants are directly involved with all these historical events is incredible. Every time I see it grow more I lose it laughing.
Two episodes. Each an hour long. Fantastic. My jaw was dropping all the time. There's a ton of new characters introduced just for this arc alongside the classics. It's great. I think I felt every single emotion in the 2 hours I spent watching. My heart shattered and ...
Aug 30, 2015
Mixed Feelings
[English and Spanish review]


Why you may want to watch this OVA?

If you love Sebastian, and you probably do, you will feel the need to watch him every time as possible.
But, in my opinion, this is not a really interesting story. A "riddle" quite predictible, with the same structure of an ordinary mistery novel, trying to pay tribute to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle... a little bit boring (and I'm a fan of Sherlock Holmes)
And the worst part is that Sebastian does not appear that much, so, it's not really worth it, even though he is as charming as always.
Sorry! but I would not mind not to ...
Aug 1, 2015
I think I can say with full conviction that I hate Black Butler now. The first season was repetitive and monotonous, but was at least funny enough to keep me going. The second season was a mess, but was surprisingly much better because it shook things up. The third season was more like season one, but at least was really short, more creative, and had pretty art.

Book of Murder was the last straw. Black Butler can officially go fuck itself. Not since Demon King Daimao has an anime pissed me off so much.

I think my biggest problem with Black Butler is the Black Butler ...

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