Black Butler II

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  • TV-MA
  • 2010
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.4  (2,494)

Black Butler II is an anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures, based on the manga series of the same name by Yana Toboso. The series is a continuation of the original Black Butler anime, with 12 new episodes that were aired in Japan from July to September 2010. The show follows the story of Ciel Phantomhive, a young boy who is the head of the Phantomhive household and the Queen's "guard dog" in Victorian-era England.

The second season picks up sometime after the first, with Ciel still serving as the Queen's watchdog and Sebastian Michaelis still his faithful demon butler. However, things quickly take a dark turn when a series of new threats emerge, including a mysterious organization known as the Noah's Ark Circus and a group of undead that are wreaking havoc in London. Along the way, Ciel and Sebastian must also contend with several new characters, including Alois Trancy, a sadistic young nobleman who has his own demon butler, Claude Faustus.

The main storyline of Black Butler II revolves around Ciel and Sebastian's investigation into the Noah's Ark Circus, a traveling freak show that is more than it seems. Underneath the colorful facade of the circus lies a dark secret, and Ciel and Sebastian must infiltrate it in order to find out what the circus is really hiding. Meanwhile, Alois Trancy and his butler Claude also have their sights set on the circus, but for different reasons. As the two groups clash, the truth behind the Noah's Ark Circus starts to come to light, and the stakes are raised for all involved.

The show is notable for its complex characters and intricate plot, with many layers and twists that keep viewers guessing until the very end. Ciel is still the same determined and somewhat ruthless young nobleman as in the first season, but he is given even more depth in the second season, as his past and motivations are explored in greater detail. Sebastian, meanwhile, remains the charmingly enigmatic and skilled butler we know and love, but even he has secrets and surprises that are revealed over the course of the season.

One of the biggest draws of Black Butler II is the introduction of new characters, particularly Alois Trancy and Claude Faustus. Alois is a stark contrast to Ciel, with his volatile and sadistic personality, but he is also a tragic figure with a heartbreaking backstory that is revealed as the season progresses. Claude, his butler, is equally intriguing, with his seemingly perfect facade hiding a sinister undertone. The relationship between Alois and Claude is also explored in depth, adding another layer of complexity to the story.

Overall, Black Butler II is a must-watch for fans of the original series, as well as anyone who loves dark, complex anime with well-developed characters and intricate plots. The show is beautifully animated and scored, with a gripping story that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

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His Butler, Fulfilling His Duty
10. His Butler, Fulfilling His Duty
September 11, 2014
Sebastian carries out his remaining orders, and as usual, Will is left to clean up the mess.
His Butler, Serene
9. His Butler, Serene
September 4, 2014
The world is never kind to anyone.
His Butler, Sneering
8. His Butler, Sneering
August 28, 2014
Lord Kelvin invites Ciel to replay a certain night from his past, and Ciel's servants receive some unexpected visitors at the mansion.
His Butler, Careful Tending
7. His Butler, Careful Tending
August 21, 2014
Before they pay the baron a visit, Sebastian decides to take some advice from Soma.
His Butler, Liaison
6. His Butler, Liaison
August 14, 2014
Sometimes Sebastian's revisions to a plan can be dangerous.
His Butler, Taking Flight
5. His Butler, Taking Flight
August 7, 2014
Sebastian and Will may well be the most awkward duo in circus history, but Ciel currently has bigger problems.
His Butler, Colleague
4. His Butler, Colleague
July 31, 2014
Sebastian and Ciel have done undercover work before, but this particular job presents some unique challenges.
His Butler, Hired
3. His Butler, Hired
July 24, 2014
The air is thick with trapezes, knives, and pointed jibes as Sebastian and Ciel audition for the circus. Then after the excitement dies down, they see an unexpected familiar face in the rehearsal tent...
His Butler, Taking the Stage
2. His Butler, Taking the Stage
July 17, 2014
After a letter from Queen Victoria, some breaking and entering, and a trip to Undertaker, Sebastian and Ciel go to the circus. The mission: find a large group of missing children. The obstacle: Sebastian loses it a little when he's around cats...
His Butler, Presenting
1. His Butler, Presenting
July 10, 2014
Our favorite butler and master are back with more tea and cakes, more cutlery-based warfare, and more evil to rout from the London underworld.
  • Premiere Date
    July 1, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (2,494)