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
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.521 (scored by 5927859,278 users)
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Ranked: #18022
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Popularity: #1879
Members: 116,721
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Ichimura, Tetsuo
Episode Director
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Lacrimosa" by Kalafina


Jan 14, 2015
A very well made special 9/10 overall.

As it is, the end of Kuroshitsuji made be cry even though the ending is completely filler even now. Ciel's circumstances and his interactions, especially around the end of the series, with Abberline and Sebastian were such a mass of contradiction! I felt the same sort of contradiction from the dialogues between Ciel and Sebastian in this special.

Sebastian came out fantastically as a demon who toys with Ciel's thoughts. He says things which would be considered good advice and yet he'll also force Ciel to accept the point of no return that he has already crossed. And ...
Feb 13, 2013
After getting too many feels at the end of Kuroshitsuji's first season, I didn't even hesitate in watching the first OVA, not even knowing what it was about. Twenty-three minutes and forty-seven seconds later, here I am.

A stage play for poor children to enjoy and a group of very inexperienced actors make the plot of this OVA simple yet entertaining. As you can imagine, it mainly focuses on the humorous part of the main plot rather than the dramatic part, which is quite big if I might add. It's made to get some laughs out of the fans and to feed that hunger for more ...
Feb 7, 2011
I saw this after I saw both seasons of Kuro *-*
well. First of all I must admit that I've only read Hamlet after I saw the special, so I was kindda "unknowing" the story. Now I know and I can imagine why they've chosen this tragedy.
Still, I saw the speccial, hoping that as the episodes, it would be great (sorry for the crappy english XD)
Naturally, Hamlet is a Shakesperian tragredy, famous all over the world, and the story of the prince that wants to revenge his father fits completly on Kuroshitsuji's story. After all, Ciel Phantomhive wants to revenge his parents, with the help of ...

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