Black Butler

Black Butler

  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.8  (6,741)

Sebastian Michaelis is a demon of the highest order with almost unlimited power and style. Ciel is the remaining heir to the Phantomhive manor, determined to uncover the truth behind the death of his parents. Drawn to Ciel's side by his cries for vengeance, Sebastian forges a contract with the young Phantomhive heir: obedience and servitude to discover the faces of the murderers in exchange for Ciel's soul. Now bound as Master and Butler, Ciel and Sebastian return Phantomhive manor to it's glory in service to the Crown, drawn to investigate strange happenings, murders, and intrigues at the behest of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. Handling the manor are Ciel's ever-faithful employees: Finnian, the youthful gardener with incredible hidden strength; Mey-Rin, the near-sighted maid who keeps a handy arsenal hidden away; Bardroy, the incompetent American cook who can find more than one chemical use for flour; and Tanaka, the steward. It is unclear if anyone in the manor is aware of Sebastian's demonic powers/persona besides Ciel, but that hardly seems to matter. Also stopping by is Ciel's blonde, bouncy, somewhat oblivious cousin by marriage, Elizabeth. Fond of any and all things pink and cute and engaged to Ciel, Lady Elizabeth wants nothing more than to bring a smile to her dearest cousin's face again. In the city of London, while investigating a string of suspicious deaths, Ciel calls upon Undertaker, an enigmatic figure fond of sleeping in coffins and requesting jokes in exchange for information. Along the way, they also meet the Death Gods in charge of harvesting souls, in particular William, the tedious manager of the Grim Reaper Dispatch, and Grell Sutcliff, the sharp-toothed effeminate Grim Reaper as fond of Sebastian as he is of himself. Through twists and turns and horror an fantasy, the Phantomhive household fight the good fight for Queen and country, all to re-establish the good name of the Phantomhive household. And in the meanwhile, Sebastian will attend to Ciel's every beck and call with poise and flash and style. Because, after all, he is one Hell of a Butler.

Black Butler
Filter by Source

Seasons
The Story of Will the Reaper
18. The Story of Will the Reaper
April 27, 2011
As he leads Reaper Association recruits through the process, Will reflects on the past, when he and Grell first teamed up to take the Reaper exam.
The Threads of the Spider¿s Story
17. The Threads of the Spider¿s Story
 
After freeing a butterfly from a spider's web, Alois Trancy faces difficult questions about himself and his relationship with Claude.
Ciel in Wonderland Part II
16. Ciel in Wonderland Part II
 
As the young master tracks his rabbit-eared butler through Wonderland, he meets an enigmatic caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat.
The Making of Black Butler II
15. The Making of Black Butler II
January 26, 2011
Go behind the scenes and watch the cast of Black Butler discuss the ins and outs of making the show's second season via outtakes and candid footage.
Welcome to the Phantomhives
14. Welcome to the Phantomhives
November 24, 2010
As Sebastian leads you on a tour of the Phantomhive estate, you'll witness mysteries unfold and murderous intentions revealed.
Ciel in Wonderland Part I
13. Ciel in Wonderland Part I
 
Strange things are afoot when Sebastian sprouts rabbit ears and vanishes into a hole in the ground, and Ciel decides to follow the butler.
Black Butler
12. Black Butler
September 16, 2010
Hannah's devious game of deception forces Sebastian and Claude to agree to the unthinkable: a demon vs. demon duel where only one butler can win.
Crossroads Butler
11. Crossroads Butler
September 10, 2010
While a struggle rages deep within the mortal form of Ciel Phantomhive, Sebastian and Claude compete for the affections of their masters.
Zero Butler
10. Zero Butler
September 3, 2010
Sebastian must devise a way to reclaim Ciel without violating his Young Master's orders on a perilous mission requiring every ounce of his strength.
Hollow Butler
9. Hollow Butler
August 27, 2010
The appearance of a new grim reaper leads to various mix-ups, and a string of mysterious eye-gougings plagues the streets of London.
Divulging Butler
8. Divulging Butler
August 19, 2010
A series of flashbacks revisits the tragic events of the night Claude and Alois first met. As their story unfolds, a devilish partnership is forged.
Deathly Butler
7. Deathly Butler
August 12, 2010
The "dance of death" is the scheduled entertainment when Sebastian and Ciel attend a private affair at the Trancy estate.
Bedewed Butler
6. Bedewed Butler
August 5, 2010
When a demonic instrument wreaks havoc at the ball, Sebastian uses his unusual musical talent to set the mood for a party.
Beacon Butler
5. Beacon Butler
July 29, 2010
When Sebastian and Ciel attend a masquerade ball at the Trancy estate, it becomes clear that young master Phantomhive has lost his memory.
Terrorist Butler
4. Terrorist Butler
July 22, 2010
When a nobleman's son is kidnapped, the Queen orders Sebastian and Ciel to deliver the ransom aboard a train. But it's a very complicated mission.
Wench Butler
3. Wench Butler
July 15, 2010
Women all over London are being burned alive, and it's up to Sebastian and Ciel to find the criminal before the town goes up in smoke.
Solo Butler
2. Solo Butler
July 8, 2010
Our heroes accompany Lady Elizabeth on a desperate quest to find the legendary white stag, a mysterious creature believed to grant eternal happiness.
Clawed Butler
1. Clawed Butler
July 2, 2010
Devilish butler Claude and his young master Alois must outwit a priest, a viscount and a conniving uncle with an eye on the family fortune.
Description

Sebastian Michaelis is a demon of the highest order with almost unlimited power and style. Ciel is the remaining heir to the Phantomhive manor, determined to uncover the truth behind the death of his parents. Drawn to Ciel's side by his cries for vengeance, Sebastian forges a contract with the young Phantomhive heir: obedience and servitude to discover the faces of the murderers in exchange for Ciel's soul. Now bound as Master and Butler, Ciel and Sebastian return Phantomhive manor to it's glory in service to the Crown, drawn to investigate strange happenings, murders, and intrigues at the behest of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria.

Handling the manor are Ciel's ever-faithful employees: Finnian, the youthful gardener with incredible hidden strength; Mey-Rin, the near-sighted maid who keeps a handy arsenal hidden away; Bardroy, the incompetent American cook who can find more than one chemical use for flour; and Tanaka, the steward. It is unclear if anyone in the manor is aware of Sebastian's demonic powers/persona besides Ciel, but that hardly seems to matter. Also stopping by is Ciel's blonde, bouncy, somewhat oblivious cousin by marriage, Elizabeth. Fond of any and all things pink and cute and engaged to Ciel, Lady Elizabeth wants nothing more than to bring a smile to her dearest cousin's face again.

In the city of London, while investigating a string of suspicious deaths, Ciel calls upon Undertaker, an enigmatic figure fond of sleeping in coffins and requesting jokes in exchange for information. Along the way, they also meet the Death Gods in charge of harvesting souls, in particular William, the tedious manager of the Grim Reaper Dispatch, and Grell Sutcliff, the sharp-toothed effeminate Grim Reaper as fond of Sebastian as he is of himself.

Through twists and turns and horror an fantasy, the Phantomhive household fight the good fight for Queen and country, all to re-establish the good name of the Phantomhive household. And in the meanwhile, Sebastian will attend to Ciel's every beck and call with poise and flash and style.

Because, after all, he is one Hell of a Butler.Black Butler is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (43 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2008.

Where to Watch Black Butler

Black Butler is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Black Butler on demand at Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.

  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (6,741)