Black Butler


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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.

User Rating: 3.85 ( 2 votes)


English: Black Butler
Japanese: 黒執事
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Square Enix, Yomiko Advertising, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Movic, Trinity Sound
Licensors: Funimation, Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Mystery, Comedy, Historical, Demons, Supernatural, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p, 1080p, 480p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Toshiya Shinohara – Director
Tetsuo Ichimura – Episode Director
Hirofumi Ogura – Episode Director, Storyboard
Naokatsu Tsuda – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Monochrome no Kiss (モノクロのキス)” by SID
ED1: “I’m ALIVE!” by BECCA (eps 1-13)
ED2: “Lacrimosa” by Kalafina (eps 14-24)

Episode List

01: His Butler, Able
02: His Butler, Strongest
03: His Butler, Omnipotent
04: His Butler, Capricious
05: His Butler, Chance Encounter
06: His Butler, At the Funeral
07: His Butler, Merrymaking
08: His Butler, Training
09: His Butler, Phantom Image
10: His Butler, on Ice
11: His Butler, However You Please
12: His Butler, Forlorn
13: His Butler, Freeloader
14: His Butler, Supremely Talented
15: His Butler, Competing
16: His Butler, in an Isolated Castle
17: His Butler, Offering
18: His Butler, Transmitted
19: His Butler, Imprisoned
20: His Butler, Escaping
21: His Butler, Engaging Servants
22: His Butler, Dissolution
23: His Butler, Up in Flames
24: His Butler, Fluent
25: His Butler, Performer


My friend: This was originally going to be a BL manga
Me, one episode in: Oh OH OHHH I see that, nice


Oh, poor Ciel. This anime toyed with my heart. Why do all of the characters have to be so precious?


Dark and love the Victorian styles, also I love stories that include demons or another world/ creature(s). This series is amazing.


Who doesn’t need a hot Demon butler? A thirteen year old? Nah


Well-realised gothic aesthetic and a colourful cast of characters. Lacks tension and the plot progressively deteriorates in quality.


A quite deep story with a lot of originality. Dark and emotional with some points of humor.


A good anime with an interesting setting and characters. The quality decreased a bit in the second half, but it was still a good show.



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."

    CoyoteStarrk (Kaycee)

    A hooman who hates anime. PS: Get me a Doge pls :/ for I am Japanese Inside *inserts Intel logo in Jap*