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Synonyms: Dark Butler, Kuro Shitsuji
Japanese: 黒執事
English: Black Butler
German: Black Butler
Spanish: Black Butler
French: Black Butler
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Sep 16, 2006 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Historical Historical, Mythology Mythology
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: GFantasy
Authors: Toboso, Yana (Story & Art)


Score: 8.411 (scored by 6402864,028 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2132
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #66
Members: 159,750
Favorites: 16,506

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Black Butler
Volume 1


Tucked away in the English countryside lies the ominous manor of the Phantomhives, a family which has established itself as the cold and ruthless "Queen's Watchdog" as well as the head of London's criminal underground. After a tragedy leaves the Earl and his wife dead, many are shocked when their son, a young boy named Ciel, claims his place as the new Earl of the Phantomhive house. At first, many perceive him only as a child surrounded by a few eccentric servants. But they soon begin to realize that it is foolish to meddle with Ciel and his demonic butler Sebastian.

Taking place at the end of the 19th century, Kuroshitsuji follows these two as they face countless mysteries and dangers that plague England and threaten the Queen, uncovering the truth about what really happened to Ciel's parents in the process.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Kuroshitsuji has been adapted into three anime series—one of which is an original which aired in 2010; multiple OVAs; drama CDs released on August 10, 2007 and November 26, 2008; games; a musical titled Kuroshitsuji: The Most Beautiful DEATH in The World held from May 3 to 23, 2010; and a live-action film on January 18, 2014.

The series has been published in English as Black Butler by Yen Press since January 26, 2010 and digitally since April 8, 2014, and has appeared multiple times in New York best selling ranking. It is also published in French by Kana since November 2009, in German by Carlsen Comics, in Italian by Panini Comics, in Polish by Waneko since February 2011, in Spanish by Norma Editorial since November 2011, in Finnish by Punainen jättiläinen since July 2012, and in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics since July 2012.

In 2014, it was announced via the official Twitter that Kuroshitsuji has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.


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Spears, William T.


Feb 14, 2010
Preliminary (41/? eps)
At first this series annoyed me to hell. Not because I'd read it, mind you. But because every time I'm go to check for some freaking updates there would be Kuroshitsuji at the top of the list, taunting me and singing "na-na-na-na you don't read me!". The obvious solution would be to read it but I was stubborn and the title looked like a shounen which i was not in the mood for.

Finally I gave in and clicked the link on onemanga, which gave me the most misleading synopsis I'd ever read. It went:

"To what extent must a housekeeper do things to be acceptable? One ...
May 22, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (115/? eps)
...I wish I liked this series better than I do. Aspects of it, and a few entire arcs, are great enough that I want the whole thing to be a masterpiece. But as it stands, there's just too many things I dislike about the series for me to pursue it any further. This is long, so if you want a short version of this review, there's a TL;DR at the bottom.

Viewed holistically, it isn't bad by any means; I can understand why it has so many fans. I don't care much for fanservice (as much as I like bishonens), but for those who do, or ...
May 9, 2024
Preliminary (140/? eps)
It’s no surprise that Black Butler is popular. It’s a story full of mystery, cool Victorian-era fashion, death and destruction, and a sexy, sexy butler.

Well, not just a sexy, sexy, butler. Also a sexy, sexy 12 year old boy.

Ah shit, I just acknowledged the elephant in the room.

Okay, so…

I’m not usually one to complain about fanservice in animanga. I’m not a fan, but complaining about fanservice is like talking to a brick wall. It’s just part of the story, so if you don’t like it, either ignore it or don’t read it. At the end of the day, it’s not real nor ...

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