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From the producers of Fullmetal Alchemist.

Season One is from the Director of the InuYasha movies

Based on the New York Times Best Selling Manga

From the Studio that brought you Fairy Tail and Sword Art Online

  • Genre: Action,Bishonen,Comedy,Historical,Mystery,Supernatural
  • Rating: TV-14,TV-MA
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Episodes: 37
  • Number of OVAs: 6
  • Sequence:
    Season 1 (Eps 1-24)
    Season 2 (Eps 26-37)
    (OVAs are all side stories)

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Black Butler brings a gothic sensibility to anime

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may very well steal your heart away.

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pretty boys in Victorian garb performing murderous acts

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has enough twists and turns, shocks and surprises to give even the most popular live action television series a run for their money.

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Story

SEASON 1

Ciel Phantomhive is the most powerful boy in all of England, but he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering. Forced to watch as his beloved parents were brutally murdered, Ciel was subsequently abducted and violently tortured. Desperate to end his suffering, the boy traded his own soul for a chance at vengeance, casting his lot with the one person on whom he could depend: Sebastian, a demon Butler summoned from the very pits of hell. Together, they’ll prowl the darkest alleys of London on a mission to snuff out those who would do evil. They’re a rare sight, these two: the Butler who dismembers with dazzling cutlery – and the Young Master who carries the devil’s marking. Rest assured that wherever they may be headed, it’ll be one hell of a ride.

SEASON 2

When last we saw dear Sebastian, he was poised to feast on the ripened soul of his young master. Unfortunately for the debonair demon, there’s a new butler in town…

Enter Claude Faustus, a malevolent manservant uninspired by the drab flavor of his own contracted master, Alois Trancy. This pedestrian lad holds no allure for Claude, so the bespectacled butler sets his sights on a finer delicacy from the menu of the damned. None other than Ciel Phantomhive. And so begins a devilish dance of death starring crow and spider. The demonic duel rages beyond the limits of good taste, culminating in a debaucherous maze of madness pitting butler against butler. Sebastian and Claude: two ravenous rakehells filled with the power of darkness and locked in a macabre battle for the soiled soul of the young master they so long to devour.

 

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  • His Butler, Able
    Episode 1 - His Butler, Able

    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.

  • His Butler, Strongest
    Episode 2 - His Butler, Strongest

    Plans to suppress an uprising of the vermin variety are put on hold when the Young Master is abducted. The Butler is obligated to act decisively in such matters, and no one sets the table better than Sebastian.

  • His Butler, Omnipotent
    Episode 3 - His Butler, Omnipotent

    When the Young Master’s fiancée 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, Capricious
    Episode 4 - His Butler, Capricious

    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, Chance Encounter
    Episode 5 - His Butler, Chance Encounter

    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, at the Funeral
    Episode 6 - His Butler, at the Funeral

    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, Merrymaking
    Episode 7 - His Butler, Merrymaking

    At the behest of the Queen, the Young Master and his underlings travel to a dreary land supposedly haunted by a demon dog. This new mission makes the Butler uneasy, but he’s always been more of a cat person.

  • His Butler, Training
    Episode 8 - His Butler, Training

    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, Phantom Image
    Episode 9 - His Butler, Phantom Image

    The Young Master’s latest acquisition is a haunted camera which can photograph beings not of this world. Calamites are sure to follow when the servants set out to snap a shot of the elusive Butler.

  • His Butler, on Ice
    Episode 10 - His Butler, on Ice

    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, However You Please
    Episode 11 - His Butler, However You Please

    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, Forlorn
    Episode 12 - His Butler, Forlorn

    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, Freeloader
    Episode 13 - His Butler, Freeloader

    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, Supremely Talented
    Episode 14 - His Butler, Supremely Talented

    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, Competing
    Episode 15 - His Butler, Competing

    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, in an Isolated Castle
    Episode 16 - His Butler, in an Isolated Castle

    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, Offering
    Episode 17 - His Butler, Offering

    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, Transmitted
    Episode 18 - His Butler, Transmitted

    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, Imprisoned
    Episode 19 - His Butler, Imprisoned

    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, Escaping
    Episode 20 - His Butler, Escaping

    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, Engaging Servants
    Episode 21 - His Butler, Engaging Servants

    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, Dissolution
    Episode 22 - His Butler, Dissolution

    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, Up in Flames
    Episode 23 - His Butler, Up in Flames

    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, Fluent
    Episode 24 - His Butler, Fluent

    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, Performer
    Episode 25 - His Butler, Performer

    Hoping for some favorable publicity, Ciel arranges a staged production of Hamlet for some orphaned children. What he finds instead is a valuable lesson in the futility of revenge.

  • Clawed Butler
    Episode 26 - Clawed Butler

    Devilish butler Claude and his young master Alois must outwit a priest, a viscount, and a conniving uncle with an eye on the family fortune. As if that weren’t excitement enough for one day, a mysterious guest pays a visit to the mansion.

  • Solo Butler
    Episode 27 - Solo Butler

    Lady Elizabeth desperately seeks the legendary white stag, a mysterious creature believed to granted eternal happiness. Eager to assist the lady in her quest, our heroes take to the river for an adventure that knows no depths.

  • Wench Butler
    Episode 28 - Wench Butler

    Women all over London are being burned alive, and it's up to Sebastian and Ciel to find the criminal. When the town goes up in smoke, a fabulous grim reaper arrives to lend a helping hand - or perhaps a scythe!

  • Terrorist Butler
    Episode 29 - Terrorist Butler

    When a nobleman’s son is kidnapped, the Queen orders Sebastian and Ciel to deliver the ransom. The exchange is to be made on a train, but a host of suspicious passengers - and an outbreak of cholera - complicate this mission of mercy. 

  • Beacon Butler
    Episode 30 - Beacon Butler

    When Sebastian and Ciel attend a masquerade ball at the Trancy estate, it becomes clear that young master Phantomhive has lost his memory. Later in the evening, Ciel is lured away from the party for an eerie encounter with Alois.

  • Bedewed Butler
    Episode 31 - Bedewed Butler

    When a demonic instrument wreaks havoc at the ball, Sebastian uses his unusual musical talent to set the mood for a party. Later in the evening, he takes to the water in a butler against butler battle for his young master’s soul.

  • Deathly Butler
    Episode 32 - Deathly Butler

    The “dance of death” is the scheduled entertainment when Sebastian and Ciel attend a private affair at the Trancy estate, and only teatime can persuade the butlers to lay down their weapons and stop the bloodshed. 

  • Divulging Butler
    Episode 33 - Divulging Butler

    A series of haunting flashbacks revisit the tragic events of the night Claude and Alois first met. As their story unfolds, a devilish partnership is forged, and their unholy interest in Sebastian and Ciel is finally explained!

  • Hollow Butler
    Episode 34 - Hollow Butler

    The appearance of a new grim reaper leads to various mix-ups, and a string of mysterious eye-gougings plagues London. Sebastian and his Young Master suspect different culprits, but Ciel might not be around long enough to investigate!

  • Zero Butler
    Episode 35 - Zero Butler

    Sebastian must devise a way to reclaim Ciel without violating his Young Master’s orders. It is a perilous mission that will require every ounce of the dashing butler’s strength and cunning - and perhaps a scandalous pose or two!

  • Crossroads Butler
    Episode 36 - Crossroads Butler

    Sebastian and Claude compete for the affections of their masters while attempting to navigate a treacherous labyrinth! Meanwhile, a struggle between two tortured souls rages deep within the mortal form of Ciel Phantomhive.

  • Black Butler
    Episode 37 - Black Butler

    Hannah’s devious game of deception forces Sebastian and Claude to agree to the unthinkable: a demon verses demon duel where only one butler emerges victorious!

  • Ciel in Wonderland Part I
    OVA 38 - Ciel in Wonderland Part I

    Strange things are afoot at Phantomhive manor after Sebastian sprouts rabbit ears and vanishes into a hole in the ground. When Ciel decides to follow the butler, he finds himself in a strange and familiar Wonderland.

  • Welcome to the Phantomhives
    OVA 39 - Welcome to the Phantomhives

    Prepare to experience Sebastian’s hospitality first-hand as he leads you on a tour of the Phantomhive estate. As a guest of Ciel and his butler, you will witness mysteries unfold and murderous intentions revealed.

  • The Making of Black Butler II
    OVA 40 - The Making of Black Butler II

    Go behind the scenes and watch the cast of Black Butler discuss the ins and outs of making the show’s second season. Featuring outtakes and candid footage, this documentary will change the way you see your favorite anime.

  • Ciel in Wonderland Part II
    OVA 41 - Ciel in Wonderland Part II

    As the young master tracks his rabbit-eared butler through Wonderland, he meets an enigmatic caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat. After joining the Mad Hatter for tea, Ciel’s adventure takes a dark turn when he’s accused of a crime by the Queen of Hearts.

  • The Threads of the Spider's Story
    OVA 42 - The Threads of the Spider's Story

    After freeing a butterfly from a spider’s web - and removing one of the insect’s wings to ensure it never flies away - Alois Trancy faces difficult questions about himself and his relationship with Claude

  • The Story of Will the Reaper
    OVA 43 - The Story of Will the Reaper

    Will and Grell are tasked with training the new students of the Reaper Association. As they lead the recruits through the process, Will reflects on the past, when he and Grell first teamed up to take the Reaper exam.

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elaine
elaine

10-09-2013

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"best anime ever"

only 2 seasons, but this was the most creative and original series ever! the 1 season was tragic and humorous, beautifully sad ending. 2nd more complicated, more PG 13. Gothic, beautiful. original... more

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12-03-2013

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"amazing "

this was actually the first anime i've ever watched, it's also the best one i've ever watched. in all honesty i've not watched many. This literally haunted, is still haunting my thoughts for weeks. it... more

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12-27-2013

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"Amazing Anime (the ending was horrible though)"

This dark, gothic, supernatural anime is a fav of mine. While it is dark, it also has lots of comedy relief. Its enthralling story & colorful cast of characters is a relief.
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Chocolicius

01-20-2014

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"Amazing."

This was one of the first few animes I watched. The plot was amazing, and very creative. I've probably watched it about five times, but I never get tired of it. I don't think it's even possible. I hop... more

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kikabeth

01-21-2014

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"Simply 1 Hell of an Anime"

The fandom initially scared me off. However, this is beyond a shadow of a doubt one of the best animes I have watched. It goes from funny and cute to dark and tragic seamlessly. I found my laughter of... more

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  • $54.98 $41.24 Add

    Includes: Eps 1-24

    Ciel Phantomhive is the most powerful boy in all of England, but he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering. Forced to watch as his beloved parents were brutally murdered, Ciel was subsequently ab...

    Rating: TV-14

    Available Now!

  • $54.98 $41.24 Add

    Includes: Eps 1-12; 6 OVAs

    When last we saw dear Sebastian, he was poised to feast on the ripened soul of his young master. Unfortunately for the debonair demon, there’s a new butler in town…

    Enter Claude Faustus...

    Rating: TV-MA

    Available Now!

  • $59.98 $44.99 Add

    Includes: Eps 13-24

    Sebastian Michaelis is more than just one hell of a butler. He’s is a lonely boy’s everything. Summoned from darkness, Sebastian serves Ciel with a sly smile. He brews the morning tea with care...

    Rating: TV-14

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