Kuroshitsuji: Sono Shitsuji, Kougyou

Black Butler Special

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Synonyms: Kuroshitsuji Special
Japanese: 黒執事 その執事、興行
English: Black Butler Special
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 30, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.531 (scored by 5552355,523 users)
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Ranked: #16072
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Popularity: #1687
Members: 107,997
Favorites: 225

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Earl Ciel Phantomhive's Funtom Corporation is sponsoring a charity performance of Hamlet to be shown to a group of poor children as a celebration of its third anniversary. However, when the theater company hired for the stage play is suddenly delayed and won't make it in time for the scheduled performance, the company is faced with a dilemma. With the promise of plenty of press coverage, Ciel must find a way to rectify the situation and commands his butler, Sebastian Michaelis, to ensure the success of the play.

But with a haphazard ensemble of amateur actors—including Ciel, his fiancée Elizabeth Midford, his servants, and many others—how can they possibly put on the show in time?

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Ichimura, Tetsuo
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Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Toboso, Yana
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Opening Theme

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"Monochrome no Kiss (モノクロのキス)" by SID

Ending Theme

"Lacrimosa" by Kalafina

Jul 5, 2010
To watch or not to watch, that is the question of this review for Kuroshitsuji’s Hamlet.

And so begins the production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in the Phantomhive household. Master Ciel had intended to put on a play for the disadvantaged children as a means to gain publicity for his company by coming off as a philanthropist. But what’s this – a sudden mishap had occurred meaning his professional actors won’t be able to make it?! Whatever shall they do? Well, his faithful and most competent butler, Sebastian has an idea: cast themselves in the play!

The OVA is a nice little side story that quenches the ...
Jan 23, 2010
The OVA was very fun to watch.

First of all the idea was very nice. And it ended well done. It had the regular Kuroshitsuji's climat and humor, the OST was fitting and seyius did a great job. Nothing to be mad about.

Though it wasn't a perfection. I'd like to see more practicing before the actual 'Hamlet' play. The OVA could've been done better than that but still it was a real fun to watch.
Apr 24, 2010
Now I wasn't expecting that I would love this equally to the main show's episodes.
I watched it after I finished the whole anime and I recommend you to do the same. Watching it like this, it felt like a last "farewell" to all the characters in a very enjoyable kind of way!
The OVA had all those elements that the anime holds, even in just this one episode.
I found it both entertaining and emotional.
I gave a 10 to all aspects as it still has top notch quality in story, art, sound and character's design and interaction. The opening and ending theme are the same as in ...

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