The Black Butler : Season 1

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  • Summary: The Japanese animated series The Black Butler is based on a popular manga and tells the story of Sebastian Michaels, butler to Ciel, the 12-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family. Sebastian is particularly good at his job, able to carry out any task Ciel demands, because he is notThe Japanese animated series The Black Butler is based on a popular manga and tells the story of Sebastian Michaels, butler to Ciel, the 12-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family. Sebastian is particularly good at his job, able to carry out any task Ciel demands, because he is not only a butler - he is a demon.

    Opening theme
    (1 - 24)
    Monochrome Kiss "モノクロのキス"
    by SID

    Closing themes
    (1 - 13)
    I'm Alive!
    by BECCA

    (14 - 24)
    Lacrimosa
    by Kalafina
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  • Genre(s): Animation, Drama, Action & Adventure

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  1. Jul 21, 2013
    10
    I am hooked on this anime right now. I love everything about it from Grell's obsessive love for Sebastian to the Phantomhive servant fails.I am hooked on this anime right now. I love everything about it from Grell's obsessive love for Sebastian to the Phantomhive servant fails. This is one of the best animes I have ever seen. Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2015
    9
    Great anime with beautiful artwork, a very laid back relaxed anime to watch, full of funny moments and outrageous lines from all characters.Great anime with beautiful artwork, a very laid back relaxed anime to watch, full of funny moments and outrageous lines from all characters. Some dark moments are very serious for story telling, but all in all its a chilled out anime with a good story, that has a lot of charm. A couple characters have weird voices and you can tell its an American doing a British accent but you do get used to it and its not noticeable after an episode or two.
    Loving this anime, great humour, great story, GREAT CHARACTERS.
    overall a great anime that I give 9/10. If I give it any lower im scared Ciel will send Sebastian after me...
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  3. May 11, 2011
    8
    Very interesting show. It's dark and a bit morbid, but decently entertaining. The cast of characters are all lively and complex.Very interesting show. It's dark and a bit morbid, but decently entertaining. The cast of characters are all lively and complex. Unfortunately, I didn't find the ending very fulfilling. Despite the anime being simply alright, the manga was quite amazing. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    7
    Story: The story of Black Butler is full of mystery, suspense, and a lot of yaoi fan service. It follows Ciel Phantomhive, SebastianStory: The story of Black Butler is full of mystery, suspense, and a lot of yaoi fan service. It follows Ciel Phantomhive, Sebastian Michaelis, and four other eccentric servants. The episodes usually play out with them getting in wacky adventures. This anime is more mystery orriented, the main one being who killed Ciel's parents, and why. With each episode, another mystery is solved, and another mystery starts, and a clue is shown in regards to the main mystery. It's not a bad way to go about it, but some things could probably be done better. Some of the mystery's answers seem to be a little anti-climatic or a little to drawn out. Add the fact that the more light hearted moments don't mix well with the darker tones. It's not all bad, I like the how they mix in old English culture into the anime. Characters: I have mixed feelings about the characters in Black Butler. The main character, Ciel Phantomhive, is hard to like because he comes off as just a spoiled rich kid, even though you can tell they tried to show he was more than that. Keyword tried. I found myself more attached to the side characters, such as the interesting but cliched servants and the reapers. The reapers are probably my favorite part of the series because of their uh... quirks. Grell is a cross dressing suicidal raging homo and possibly my favorite character, William is the Reapers' manager, as it were, a real by the books type, and finally the Undertaker, the seemingly innocent but crazy grave digger that turns out to be the biggest legend of all the Reapers. Black Butler's cast is varied with pedophile noblemen, gender confused angels, and etc. Overall, I like more of the characters then I dislike. Animation: It's hard to explain, it's almost like a blend between newer style and older style animation. Something you'd have to see for yourself, but I like it. Music:

    Nothing too memorable, but I like the flash back music, the intermission jingles, and one of the season's credits. I'm not sure which season, whichever one had the catchy pop song. Voice Acting: No complaints here, it's pretty good. Or maybe it's just all those British accents. Fan Service: Here's were it gets messy. See what I did there? It's not so much that it's full of yaoi fan service, more over that they try to sexaulize Ciel, who is twelve. I'd knock any anime for that, regardless of gender. Overall:

    I really wanted to recommend this anime, but I can't do it. The flaws just detract from it to much. All the lack luster conclusions and not to mention the anti-climatic last episode. You expect this giant over the top battle and all you get is this angel offering his or her or it's body to Sebastian. Add that with the weird and awkward fan service this is a pass. I don't usually tell someone to pass on an anime with a dual 1911 wielding maid, but I'm afraid I have to. Unless you're into that sort of thing. Status: Rough around the edges Points of Interest: Glasses can change your appearance drastically. Angels are into bondage. Demons can taint and mark you through intercourse and make you see the kings.
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  5. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    The anime was just terrible. i'd say read the manga! there's so much filler omg. the 1st full metal alchemist series is on the same level withThe anime was just terrible. i'd say read the manga! there's so much filler omg. the 1st full metal alchemist series is on the same level with this one... Expand
  6. Mar 22, 2014
    0
    I disliked the Anime portion of it.I disliked the Anime portion of it.I disliked the Anime portion of it.I disliked the Anime portion of it.II disliked the Anime portion of it.I disliked the Anime portion of it.I disliked the Anime portion of it.I disliked the Anime portion of it.I disliked the Anime portion of it. Expand