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Black Butler

Manga, vol.19+; Ch: 99+ (2006)

 

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Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural, Demons, Mystery, Historical, Shounen
Tags: Bionic Powers, Celestial Beings, Dark Fantasy, Demons, Hero of Strong Character, Historical, Industrialisation, Magic, Psi-Powers, Verbal Comedy
Release Date: 16.09.2006 ‑ ?
Studios: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Type: Manga (2006)
Volumes: 19+; Ch: 99+

Alternative names:

黒執事
Kuro Shitsuji
Dark Butler
Kuroshitsuzi
Just a stone’s throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria’s faithful servant…and a slip of a twelve-year-old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master’s wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London’s underbelly, there apparently is nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say Sebastian is too good to be true…or at least, too good to be human…
In Victorian era Europe, a young boy loses everything he once held near and dear to a vicious plot. In his moment of death, he strikes a deal with a demon: his soul, in exchange for revenge. Ciel Phantomhive is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the underground work for the Queen of England. His new partner is a demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, whose prowess as a butler is only surpassed by his strength as a demon.
The story follows the two along with their other servants, as they work to unravel the plot behind Ciel's parents' murder, and the horrendous tragedies that befell Ciel in the month directly after.
In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.

Production:

Yana Toboso (Story & Art)

Related anime:

Black Butler TV, 2008, Adaptation
Black Butler: Book of Murder OVA, 2014, Adaptation
Black Butler: Book of Circus TV, 2014, Adaptation

Related manga:

Kuroshitsuji Anthology Comic: Nijishitsuji Manga, 2009, Other

Related characters:

Sebastian Michaelis
Sebastian Michaelis
Ciel Phantomhive
Ciel Phantomhive
Grell Sutcliff
Grell Sutcliff
Mey-Rin
Mey-Rin
Finnian
Finnian
Baldroy
Baldroy
Tanaka
Tanaka
Angelina Durless
Angelina Durless
Undertaker
Undertaker
Lau
Lau
Elizabeth Midford
Elizabeth Midford
Soma Asman Kadar
Soma Asman Kadar
Agni
Agni
Vincent Phantomhive
Vincent Phantomhive
Rachel Phantomhive
Rachel Phantomhive
William T. Spears
William T. Spears
Ran-Mao
Ran-Mao
Joker
Joker
Aleister Chamber
Aleister Chamber
Paula
Paula
Meena
Meena
Ronald Knox
Ronald Knox
Beast
Beast
Doll
Doll
Kelvin
Kelvin
Fred Abberline
Fred Abberline
Charles Grey
Charles Grey
Nina Hopkins
Nina Hopkins
Snake
Snake
Arthur Wordsmith
Arthur Wordsmith
Azzurro Vanel
Azzurro Vanel
Arthur Randall
Arthur Randall
Doctor
Doctor
Peter
Peter
Wendy
Wendy
Dagger
Dagger
Jumbo
Jumbo
Carl Woodley
Carl Woodley
Clause
Clause
Harold West
Harold West
Mary Jane Kelly
Mary Jane Kelly
Patrick Phelps
Patrick Phelps
Georg von Siemens
Georg von Siemens
Irene Diaz
Irene Diaz
Grimsby Keane
Grimsby Keane
John Brown
John Brown
Charles Phipps
Charles Phipps
Ryan Stoker
Ryan Stoker
Gregory Violet
Gregory Violet
Lawrence Bluer
Lawrence Bluer
Edgar Redmond
Edgar Redmond
Herman Greenhill
Herman Greenhill
McMillan
McMillan
Frances Midford
Frances Midford
Maurice Cole
Maurice Cole
Johan Agares
Johan Agares
Derek Arden
Derek Arden
Diedrich
Diedrich
Edward Midford
Edward Midford
Cheslock
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Sieglinde Sullivan
Sieglinde Sullivan