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]

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