Black Butler

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (9,059)

Black Butler is an anime series brought to life by FUNimation that showcases an intriguing storyline that captures audiences' attention instantaneously. The show, which aired from 2008 until 2011, follows the story of a young boy named Ciel Phantomhive, who is the heir to the Phantomhive family, a wealthy and wondrous family in Victorian London. Ciel, accompanied by his butler, Sebastian Michaelis, carries out orders from the queen while also investigating mysteries that go beyond mere mortal comprehension.

Tatsuhisa Suzuki plays the role of Sebastian Michaelis, Ciel's butler, and confidant. Sebastian is a handsome demon who can accomplish even the seemingly impossible tasks with ease. His agility in various forms of combat, his cooking and cleaning capabilities, and his undivided loyalty to Ciel make him an essential character in the show.

Emiri Kato plays the voiced character of Mey-Rin, a maid in Ciel's mansion. Mey-Rin has poor eyesight and is incredibly clumsy, but her love and loyalty towards Ciel knows no bounds. Noriaki Sugiyama plays the role of William T. Spears, a grim reaper who works for the queen. William is strict and follows a strict code, but he is also known to break away from his strict personality and showcase a softer side from time to time.

Shunji Fujimura plays the voiced character of Tanaka, Ciel's loyal and elderly butler. Tanaka is an aged butler who always provides sage advice to Ciel whenever he needs guidance. Romi Park plays the role of Edward V, an eccentric and flamboyant German prince. Edward is a whimsical character, but he is also extremely cunning and strategic, making him a valuable ally to Ciel in some parts of the show.

Akiko Yajima plays the voiced character of Lau, a wealthy Chinese businessman who provides Ciel and Sebastian with valuable information during their investigations. Koji Yusa plays the role of Lau's right-hand man, Ran Mao. Ran Mao is a skilled martial artist and acts as Lau's bodyguard.

Daisuke Ono plays the voiced character of the Undertaker, a mysterious, sinister character who is known to possess a vast knowledge of death. Sayuri Yahagi plays the role of Elizabeth Midford, Ciel's fiancée. Elizabeth is a bubbly, cheerful girl who always brings a smile to Ciel's face.

Yukari Tamura plays the voiced character of Elizabeth's maid, Paula. Paula's loyalty is to Elizabeth and will do anything to protect her. Jun Fukuyama plays the role of Grelle Sutcliffe, a flamboyant grim reaper who is known for his peculiar fashion sense. Maaya Sakamoto plays the voiced character of Ciel's aunt, Angelina Dalles. Angelina is an elegant woman who seems to be involved with a sinister plot.

Junichi Suwabe plays the voiced character of Undertaker's assistant, Grell Sutcliff. Grell is flamboyant and eccentric, with a love for flamboyant fashion.

Black Butler is a show that caters to fans of mystery, action, and drama. The show's plot twists and turns, leaving fans on the edge of their seats, waiting to find out what happens next. The show's animation style and attention to detail are mesmerizing and add to the Victorian era's authenticity. The show's soundtrack is also noteworthy, with suiting music sets perfectly blending in with the various scenes' moods.

Overall, Black Butler is an anime series that blends various elements seamlessly, captivating audiences, both young and old alike. The voice actors breathe life into the characters, and the story's execution deserves recognition. It is not surprising why Black Butler continues to have a dedicated fanbase years after its initial release.

Black Butler is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (43 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2008.

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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.
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
    7.7  (9,059)