Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder

Black Butler: Book of Murder

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


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 28, 2015 to Feb 25, 2015
Producers: DeNA
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, ComedyComedy, HistoricalHistorical, DemonsDemons, SupernaturalSupernatural, ShounenShounen
Duration: 58 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 9780297,802 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #838
Members: 200,160
Favorites: 939

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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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Abe, Noriyuki
Toboso, Yana
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"Monochrome No Kiss" by SID

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Mar 30, 2015
CecaniahCorabele (All reviews)
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
Apr 7, 2015
eskimoseb (All reviews)
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
Mar 18, 2015
djfred8 (All reviews)
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
Jul 16, 2015
ren6 (All reviews)
What do you think of being invited to a party and then find yourself trying to solve a murder case?
A-1 Pictures bring to us now "Book of Murder", this two-part OVA, after the so commented "Book of Circus", both, the true sequels for the first Kuroshitsuji anime.
Book of Murder have a very simple plot: solve a mysterious assassination case in a mansion, in which all the suspects are trapped inside it on a rainy day. Everyone can be the murderer, you can't trust anyone.
Strongly inspired in the Sherlock Holmes stories, Book of Murder have everything the fans of policial mystery can ask: suspense, read more

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