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Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder


Alternative Titles

English: Black Butler: Book of Murder
Japanese: 黒執事 Book of Murder

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 28, 2015 to Feb 25, 2015
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 58 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.411 (scored by 31,003 users)
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Ranked: #1472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #883
Members: 66,621
Favorites: 580
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Episodes: /2

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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

Michaelis, Sebastian
Michaelis, Sebastian
Main
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
Phantomhive, Ciel
Phantomhive, Ciel
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Grey, Charles
Grey, Charles
Main
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese
Kimura, Ryouhei
Arthur
Arthur
Main
Asanuma, Shintaro
Japanese
Asanuma, Shintaro

Staff

Abe, Noriyuki
Abe, Noriyuki
Director
Toboso, Yana
Toboso, Yana
Original Creator
Sinclair, Ian
Sinclair, Ian
ADR Director
Mitsuda, Yasunori
Mitsuda, Yasunori
Music


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Sorainnosia
Mar 30, 2015
There is a truth that not needed to discover for our own good

Bringing the old tradition of the classical detective story theme, Book of Murder covers right after Book of Circus arc. The story starts in Phantomhive manor, the queen order Ciel Phantomhive to held a banquet in his manor. The banquet was poisoned by a homicide that quickly turned the banquet into a death zone. Ciel must unravel the truth within the homicide.

This OVA actually did their job well. Although there is no "mystery" in the genres, Book of Murder offers the genres. The mystery have both predictable & unpredictable things, but despite of read more
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eskimoseb
Apr 7, 2015
In a match made in heaven, the Japanese interpretation of English aristocracy finally meets one of the most English of inventions, the mighty Sherlock Holmes! This is Black Butler’s most serious and mature arc yet. Fear not though, because it’s also one of its best. Book of Murder’s two hour long episodes are a very worthy addition the Black Butler universe.

Book of Murder places a stronger focus than is Black Butler’s norm on the details of the storyline, so I am happy to say that story-wise this is one of the strongest entries to the series yet. Chronologically, Murder sits right after the Book of read more
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djfred8
Mar 18, 2015
As I am a adept of mystery anime and gore stuff I was looking forward a lot to this OVA, especially after this delicious book of Circus. If I gotta say something now, it would be UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT storywise.

I like to predict plots and event in anime before they happen and see of things will go how I planned it or they will be innovative. This OVA went perfectly as I planned, nothing too mysterious nor threatening, I predicted the whole thing since I saw the picture on MAL and it happened what did happen. Too many clichés but it was still Kuroshitsuji-style. There was read more
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bbsnypur1
Mar 16, 2015
Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder is more of what makes Black Butler fun, but presented in a different way. The story here takes the form of a murder mystery reminiscent of Clue. A guest is murdered during Ciel's extravagant banquet, which leads to a series of mysteries as more begin to die. Theres plenty of twists, enough to make you wonder what the real truth behind the events may be. The characters are still fine, as well as the comedy. The quality remains the same and more is added to the continuing story from the prequel, Book of Circus. Though read more
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