Black Butler

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Black Butler is a manga series by Yana Toboso. The manga started in 2006.

Plot[change | change source]

In Victorian era London, the butler Sebastian takes care of his 12 year old master, Ciel Phantomhive. Ciel's parents were killed when he was 10 years old. He made a deal with a demon to help him get revenge on his enemies. The demon butler can have his soul in return.

Media[change | change source]

A radio drama was released on CDs on August 10, 2007[1] and November 26, 2008.[2] The anime was first shown in October 2008.[3] The English version is produced by Funimation.[4] Two musicals are based on the manga called That Butler, Friendship and [5] Musical Black Butler, The Most Beautiful Death in The World, A Thousand Souls and The Fallen Grim Reaper.[6] A video game called Black Butler: Phantom & Ghost was released in 2009.[7]

Reception[change | change source]

The manga has printed over 10 million copies in Japan.[8] A music distributor in Japan took a poll of anime characters that people would like to marry. The demon butler Sebastian was included in the final results.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ドラマCD 黒執事: イメージ・アルバム, セバスチャン・ミカエリス(森川智之), シエル・ファントムハイヴ(沢城みゆき), タナカ(麦人), バルド(小山力也), メイリン(折笠富美子), フィニ(高城元気), エリザベス(斎藤千和), アズーロ(平田広明), クラウス(染田清之), マダム・レッド(勝生真沙子), 森川智之, 沢城みゆき, 勝生真沙子, 遊佐浩二, 麦人: 音楽" (in Japanese). Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B000RG1362/. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
  2. "黒執事 華麗なるドラマCD: ドラマ, 小野大輔, 福山潤, 坂本真綾: 音楽" (in Japanese). Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B001H37B92/. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  3. "Kuroshitsuji Anime Confirmed to Premiere this Fall". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-07-11/kuroshitsuji-anime-confirmed-to-premiere-this-fall. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
  4. "Funimation Adds Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji TV Anime". Anime News Network. 2010-03-29. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-29/funimation-adds-black-butler/kuroshitsuji-tv-anime. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  5. "音楽舞闘会 黒執事 〜その執事、友好〜" (in Japanese). Entertainment Plus Inc.. http://eplus.jp/sys/web/s/kuro/index.html. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  6. "Cast & Staff" (in Japanese). Entertainment Plus Inc.. http://eplus.jp/sys/web/s/kuro/cast.html. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  7. "黒執事 Phantom & Ghost" (in Japanese). Square Enix. http://www.square-enix.co.jp/kuroshitsuji/. Retrieved 2008-12-24.
  8. "Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji Manga Will Have 10 Million+ Copies". Anime News Network. 2011-12-18. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-18/black-butler/kuroshitsuji-manga-will-have-10-million+copies. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  9. "Survey: K-ON's Mio, Reborn's Hibari are #1 Bride, Groom". Anime News Network. 2009-06-12. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-06-12/survey/k-on-mio-reborn-hibari-are-no.1-bride-and-groom. Retrieved 2009-07-17.