One of the noble families of England Phantomhive's butler Sebastian Michaels
has got unquestionably perfect knowledge, manners, talent with materials, martial arts et cetera but is also able to serve a 12 year old master.
Wearing a grey tailcoat, gracefully brewing the worlds strongest red tea, please read on to see how such a perfect butler copes with such a master...
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Alternative Names: Dark Butler, Black Butler, Kuroshitsuji
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Historical, Mystery, Supernatural
Based on the manga, Black Butler - Manga by Toboso Yana, serialised in GFantasy. Also adapted into Black Butler II, Black Butler: Book of Circus and Black Butler: Book of Murder.
This one is my baby of the season. So shiny, and pretty, and new. If i hadn't known the cast in advance, I'd of had no clue that Ciel was voiced by Sakamoto Maaya. It's got to be the deepest I've heard her yet, and she's just that much greater. But Ono Daisuke is why i'm in this for the long haul. His character Sebastian, is the Black Butler. Mixes in comedy within the dark, supernatural aura this one gives off well.
Grell.. episode 5/6 i believe. Fukuyama Jun pulls of yet another excellent performance. Too funny and too great for words.
o_O but in a good way.
The demon butler is a cool concept but the main characters are too creepy to identify with, and the comic relief isn't developed enough. It's still a good starting point for a series.
Kuro Shitsuji doesn't disappoint. In fact, I find this horror story refreshing from the hack and slash gore or shocker horror. It's simple yet brilliant in it execution... even of the guest. :) Well written, well paced, well acted.
Review Date: Oct 26 2008
Part of our horror double bill along with Shikabane Hime: Aka
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