Black Butler

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Synonyms: Kuro Shitsuji, Kuroshitsuzi
Japanese: 黒執事
English: Black Butler
German: Black Butler
Spanish: El Mayordomo Oscuro
French: Black Butler
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 597123597,123 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #119
Members: 1,153,324
Favorites: 22,353

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Young Ciel Phantomhive is known as "the Queen's Guard Dog," taking care of the many unsettling events that occur in Victorian England for Her Majesty. Aided by Sebastian Michaelis, his loyal butler with seemingly inhuman abilities, Ciel uses whatever means necessary to get the job done. But is there more to this black-clad butler than meets the eye?

In Ciel's past lies a secret tragedy that enveloped him in perennial darkness—during one of his bleakest moments, he formed a contract with Sebastian, a demon, bargaining his soul in exchange for vengeance upon those who wronged him. Today, not only is Sebastian one hell of a butler, but he is also the perfect servant to carry out his master's orders—all the while anticipating the delicious meal he will eventually make of Ciel's soul. As the two work to unravel the mystery behind Ciel's chain of misfortunes, a bond forms between them that neither heaven nor hell can tear apart.

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Three musicals based on Kuroshitsuji entitled That Butler, Friendship, Musical Black Butler: The Most Beautiful Death in The World – A Thousand Souls and The Fallen Grim Reaper, and Lycoris that Blazes the Earth were performed in Japan.

A Nintendo DS game called Kuroshitsuji Phantom & Ghost was developed in 2009 and released by Square Enix.

Starring Ayame Goriki as Genpou Shiori (a descendant of Ciel Phantomhive) and Hiro Mizushima as Sebastian Michaelis, a live action film of Kuroshitsuji was released in January of 2014.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maeda, Toshihiro
Assistant Producer
Shinohara, Toshiya


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Monochrome no Kiss (モノクロのキス)" by SID

Ending Theme

1: "I'm ALIVE!" by BECCA (eps 1-13)
2: "Lacrimosa" by Kalafina (eps 14-24)


Jun 14, 2023
I know that the score of the series not that high, but its a personal favorite of mine ever since I’ve started it.

The story seems unique a other should like this.
I liked the plot, it was suitably dark (although not TOO dark for me), and it was one of the first anime of mine. I enjoyed very well!
The Humor and the characters are great, and in my opinion its very good. Have heard about that the manga is better, but haven't read the manga, although I might. Don't know.

So in short, is Black Butler good? I believe so.

Ron. (:
Aug 5, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Mood. Moody. Moodiness. This is a “different-from-other-girls,” quirky goth girl’s wet dream. Set in Victorian England, a dark depressed rich boy orphan and his relentlessly sexy demon butler take to detective work while not forgoing lessons in etiquette. This is Tim Burton's vision of a Sherlock Holmes Story; I was surprised Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter didn't make a cameo. The characters have all the charm of the Addams Family, and the atmosphere is as rich as Bela Lugosi's Dracula films. Sophisticated sexy. Your guilty pleasure. One to watch on a rainy day. Did I mention it’s gothic and moody?
Aug 28, 2023
This fujoshibait anime was super popular when it first aired, by ticking all the right notes. Cute boy, sexy butler, dark atmosphere, and some mystery in the background. I will admit that Sebastian is the coolest anime butler of all times. I mean, what other candidates were there? That irritating indecisive harem shit archetype one from Hayate no Gotoku, or maybe those trash from Ladies versus Butlers? No sir, the competition was low to begin with and dear Sebastian wins while still making breakfast for his master. As a character, I found him to be the tuxedo wearing offspring of Alucard from Hellsing and Enma ...

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