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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (9,162)

Kuroshitsuji is an anime series that aired from 2008 to 2011. The show is based on the manga of the same name and is set in Victorian England. The series follows the story of a young boy named Ciel Phantomhive, the head of the prestigious Phantomhive family. The Phantomhive family has long been known for its success in business and its loyalty to the Queen of England. However, behind Ciel's public persona, there is a much more complex and mysterious character.

Ciel's parents were killed in a tragic accident when he was a young child, and he was subsequently kidnapped and sold into slavery. However, he manages to escape with the help of a demon named Sebastian Michaelis. Ciel then summons Sebastian and makes a pact with him: in exchange for helping Ciel exact revenge on those who killed his parents, Sebastian will be allowed to consume Ciel's soul when the time comes.

The show is divided into two main story arcs. The first arc deals primarily with Ciel and Sebastian's adventures as they carry out missions for the Queen of England. These missions often involve investigating supernatural occurrences in Victorian London. Along the way, Ciel and Sebastian encounter a variety of interesting characters, both friend and foe.

The second arc of the show delves deeper into the mythology of the Kuroshitsuji universe. It introduces more supernatural elements and explores the relationship between Ciel and Sebastian in greater detail. The second arc also introduces a host of new characters, including some of Ciel's estranged family members.

One of the standout features of Kuroshitsuji is its stunning visuals. The show is known for its distinctive Gothic aesthetic, with intricate Victorian-era costumes and detailed, ornate backgrounds. The animation is smooth and fluid, and the fight scenes are particularly well-choreographed.

The show's theme song, "Monochrome no Kiss" by SID, is also a fan favorite. The song perfectly captures the dark, brooding atmosphere of the show, and is regularly cited as one of the best anime opening themes of all time.

Kuroshitsuji deals with a number of heavy themes, including death, revenge, and the corrupting influence of power. However, it also has its fair share of humor and lighter moments. Ciel's snarky comments and Sebastian's deadpan humor provide plenty of laughs throughout the series.

The English dub of Kuroshitsuji features a strong cast of voice actors. J. Michael Tatum does an excellent job as Sebastian, capturing both his sinister and suave sides. Michael C. Pizzuto brings a depth and complexity to the character of Ciel, while Brina Palencia shines as the no-nonsense maid Finny.

Overall, Kuroshitsuji is a must-watch for anime fans who enjoy darker, more Gothic-themed shows. Its stunning visuals, complex mythology, and memorable characters make it a standout in the genre, and its English dub is one of the best out there.

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His Butler, Fluent
24. His Butler, Fluent
March 26, 2009
Having regained the services of his Butler, the Young Master issues a chilling order to kill. Sebastian is eager to please, but this task will require a revelation of his true nature.
His Butler, Up in Flames
23. His Butler, Up in Flames
March 19, 2009
The Young Master arrives in London only to find the city engulfed by flames. After an ominous warning from the undertaker, Ciel attempts to visit the queen, but he's shocked by his treatment at the hands of the palace guards.
His Butler, Dissolution
22. His Butler, Dissolution
March 12, 2009
The Young Master's journey to Paris leads to another showdown with the Queen's angelic butler and a painful parting of the ways with someone dear to his heart. Can Ceil survive without the demonic assistance he's grown so accustomed to?
His Butler, Engaging Servants
21. His Butler, Engaging Servants
March 5, 2009
A series of flashback reveals the secret pasts - and hidden talents - of the Phantomhive staff. While the servants go about their daily duties, the Young Master gives a chess lesson to pretty lady.
His Butler, Escaping
20. His Butler, Escaping
February 26, 2009
While the Young Master continues his investigation into the opium-filled, counterfeit candy wrappers, the Butler is chained and tortured in the Tower of London.
His Butler, Imprisoned
19. His Butler, Imprisoned
February 19, 2009
There's a potent new drug plaguing the backstreets of London, and it's being sold in stolen Phantomhive candy wrappers. The Young Master is being set up, but what manner of man wants him to take the fall?
His Butler, Transmitted
18. His Butler, Transmitted
February 12, 2009
An angel abducts Ciel and attempts to rewrite his unhappy memories of the past. The Butler is powerless to assist, but fortunately, the Young Master has an unhealthy attachment to his hatred.
His Butler, Offering
17. His Butler, Offering
February 5, 2009
The Queen orders young Master Phantomhive to investigate reports of a cult that promises to "purify" its unclean members. The mission is complicated by the appearance of a familiar reaper.
His Butler, in an Isolated Castle
16. His Butler, in an Isolated Castle
January 29, 2009
When the Young Master is defeated in a supernatural chess match, he must surrender his most prized possession to a ghostly prince. Locating a very old and very specific skull is the key to bringing Sebastian back.
His Butler, Competing
15. His Butler, Competing
January 22, 2009
The Queen is on hand as the Butler wages culinary warfare against Prince Soma's royal servant. The competition reaches an unprecedented level of ferocity when someone's secret ingredient unleashes the demon god of curry.
His Butler, Supremely Talented
14. His Butler, Supremely Talented
January 15, 2009
Prince Soma has been betrayed by his manservant, and the Butler must put his hellish talents to the test in a curry-cooking competition against the blessed right hand of an Indian deity.
His Butler, Freeloader
13. His Butler, Freeloader
December 25, 2008
A postcolonial conflict boils over when an Indian prince visits the Phantomhive estate. Later, the Butler's prowess with a blade is unexpectedly matched by his foreign counterpart.
His Butler, Forlorn
12. His Butler, Forlorn
December 18, 2008
The Master's birthday approaches, but rescuing Elizabeth is of far greater importance than celebrating. A vile puppeteer is terrorizing London, and only the Butler can cut down his army of marionettes.
His Butler, However You Please
11. His Butler, However You Please
December 11, 2008
When his betrothed is abducted by a deranged doll maker, the Young Master travels to London to investigate. Little does he know, the search will be complicated by a lovesick reaper who's lost his scythe.
His Butler, On Ice
10. His Butler, On Ice
December 4, 2008
Already a man of many talents, the Butler adds ice sculpting to his repertoire in an attempt to acquire a priceless-but-cursed gem for his Young Master.
His Butler, a Phantasm
9. His Butler, a Phantasm
November 27, 2008
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His Butler, Training
8. His Butler, Training
November 20, 2008
The Butler puts on an exhibition in the art of training demonic canines to shake, roll over, and refrain from terrorizing gloomy villages. Meanwhile, the Gardner gets his first, painful taste of love.
His Butler, Travel
7. His Butler, Travel
November 13, 2008
Coming soon.
His Butler, At the Funeral
6. His Butler, At the Funeral
November 6, 2008
Sebastian continues his gruesome battle with the rogue reaper, and the Young Master takes special care to ensure that his beloved aunt is buried in the proper colors.
His Butler, a Chance Meeting
5. His Butler, a Chance Meeting
October 30, 2008
The Butler and his Young Master scour the seedy back alleys of London in search of an infamous butcher. Imagine their surprise upon discovering that the ripper may actually a reaper!
His Butler, Capricious
4. His Butler, Capricious
October 23, 2008
The Young Master dons an evening gown to apprehend a monster who's been butchering women of the night, but if his talent for cross-dressing is discovered, the Phantomhive name will be irreversibly sullied.
His Butler, Omnipotent
3. His Butler, Omnipotent
October 16, 2008
When the Young Master's fiancee drops by for an unannounced visit, the Phantomhive Estate experiences a sickening outbreak of "cuteness." Meanwhile, the Butler has his hands full with a suicidal apprentice.
His Butler, Strongest
2. His Butler, Strongest
October 9, 2008
Having regained the services of his Butler, the Young Master issues a chilling order to kill. Sebastian is eager to please, but this task will require a revelation of his true nature.
His Butler, Able
1. His Butler, Able
October 2, 2008
The Phantomhive estate bustles with preparations for an important meeting between the Young Master and a slithering captain of industry. The maid, the gardener, and the cook are fools, but the Butler is a man of hidden talents.
  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (9,162)