Black Butler: Book of Circus Discussion

Topic started by Bigheart711 on June 1, 2014. Last post by Iju 6 days ago.
Post by Bigheart711 (4,206 posts) See mini bio Level 21
Welcome to the Black Butler: Book of Circus discussion thread.
Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.
Black Butler: Book of Circus (黒執事 Book of Circus Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus)
Aliases: Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus, Kuroshitsuji 3

Producer: A-1 Pictures
Type: Based on a Manga
Genres & Themes: Mystery, Bishounen, Dark Comedy, Horror

Release Date: July 1, 2014

Plot: In Victorian London, the breathtaking performances of the Noah’s Ark Circus have captured the attention of people all across the city. But the spell of magic and wonderment woven under the big top is not without consequences. Children have suddenly begun to vanish, and some suspect these mysterious performers are responsible. In an attempt to get to the bottom of these disturbing disappearances, the dashing duo of demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, and his young master, Ciel Phantomhive, will infiltrate the circus and uncover whatever darkness may lie at its core!

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Post by Marshal Victory (2,646 posts) See mini bio Level 14
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1st off I am a fan of the original series. As well as its season 2. This pilot helps new to the show people get up to speed fairly quickly. An reminds me I really should be buying the 1st an second seasons asap.

Always was a fan of that era in England as a story setting.An this combines that with one hell of a butler. An this show lives up to the other seasons right off the bat. Curious how it fits in the other season time line tho.

Post by takashichea (14,340 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

I found out Crunchyroll had the rights to stream this show, but it wasn't for the USA.

  • Simulcast Date: every Thursdays at 12:30pm Pacific Time starting on July 10 at 12:45 PM
  • Territories: South and Central America, UK/Ireland, Australia/New Zealand.
  • Watch legally at Crunchyroll

FUNimation has it, but I don't use FUNimation. I use both HULU and Crunchyroll. I'll be late with the comments. I think HULU is one week behind with its simulcasts after learning its pattern. I used HULU for almost a year now.

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@takashichea: If it holds true to how it used to then 1 week at best 2 weeks at worst. Funimation has messed up fan subs for some shows to even tho they do not show the series on their online network! Detective Conan is one of them. Always amazed how Anime is expensive an yet leaves money on the table for wanted shows.

Post by phantomrant (1,499 posts) See mini bio Level 10

the first episode was an original, right?

Post by Macki_sohma (1 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Where can I watch the new season at none of the sites I watch anime have it yet
Post by takashichea (14,340 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Macki_sohma:

Crunchyroll has it for certain territories: South and Central America, UK/Ireland, Australia/New Zealand while FUNimation with Elite Subscription has it for the states. HULU will be late with their simulcast.

In this site, we don't mention pirated sites rather if you had to use them, it's all right. Just don't mention or link to their names and URLs publicly in this site.

I hope you enjoy your stay in Anime Vice. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,646 posts) See mini bio Level 14
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2nd episode was great. love the style an pace of the story with its visual gags. The plot thickens with this episode. Really like the design of the circus members look as well as the characters.

@phantomrant: According to some this is closer to the manga that was already published. While this is being worked on seems we will get a OVA to "Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder" . But have not read the manga my self so not sure how close it is. Those that have seem to be praising this for combining the anime series look with the manga story. No clue on where this would fit in the story time line either. Just happy this is on atm.

Post by takashichea (14,340 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Looks like Hulu streams the series every Thurs, starting on July 17. First episode felt like a filler. At least, we got to see the the Circus characters at the end.

Post by phantomrant (1,499 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@Marshal Victory said:

According to some this is closer to the manga that was already published. While this is being worked on seems we will get a OVA to "Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder" . But have not read the manga my self so not sure how close it is. Those that have seem to be praising this for combining the anime series look with the manga story. No clue on where this would fit in the story time line either. Just happy this is on atm.

Well I know that the second episode and so on is canon, cuz I read the circus arc in the manga.

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@takashichea: @phantomrant: So the 1st episode wasnt in the manga an it felt like filler. Hmm maybe it was done that way to fit into the anime universe so to speak?

Im just happy to have more of this series. Either ill break down an buy 1 an 2 on blue ray next month of buy a cheep drawing tablet.

Post by takashichea (14,340 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

I looked it up. It was loosely based on chapter 23. Because Black Butler season 2 was anime exclusive while Black Butler I had canon material with fillers, I guess you could say it help transition it.

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@takashichea: Hmm thanks for looking that up. Was thinking the manor burned down in season 2? Memory is not what it used to be :/ But if it did then that would explain the coment about the manor being rebuilt so fast in the 1st episode.

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3rd episode was pretty great. Seems those that follow the manga are fairly happy with the anime. An those like me who have not yet, but still enjoyed season 2 well enuff are happy as well.

After the tight rope part I thought the butler would LOL but he hid it well enuff with covered giggles.

@takashichea: I broke my watching the opening rule. So this opening is creative an does not spoil the story. Will anime learn from this? Probably not. But last intro that was creative with no spoilers that sticks in my mind is Cowboy Bebop into. :/ They really need to learn better or at least learn from the more popular shows that have a spoiler clean intro.

Post by LHWKnight (2,805 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@Marshal Victory: Episode 1 was hilarious lmao

episode 2 Sebastian openly flirts with a Tsundere tiger, XD Goddammit, now they are putting archetypes on animals lmao.

Dude was glowing while they were walking away from the circus. Also 13:15 the tiger eyes were wide as if to say even she was surprised.

Not to mention Sebastian got to see the lovely miss Beast's "panties" I hope lmao. now every-time she sees him miss Beast is all Tsun-Tsun with no Dere-Dere.

Episode 3 had me laughing my ass off, Sebastian is a straight dick to Ciel and a damn showoff. lmao

and then the damn uncover reaper.

Post by takashichea (14,340 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@LHWKnight:

I agree this was the best moment of episode 2.

I'm an episode behind because of HULU.

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Episode 3 was fun. Sebastian was enjoying Ciel's pain. The little recaps are helpful towards new fans. Prince Soma is my only normal comic relief.
Post by LHWKnight (2,805 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Okay Ceil really needs to start training himself, because he is seriously weak.

Reapers and demons really can't stand each other.

That girl really should not be involved with that guy if she hesitates to murder people, but what is wrong with her eye I wonder.

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4 was good. Same quality as the early episodes. Reading that this would fit some where at the half way point of season 1? If that makes sense? not read the manga so no clue.

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5 best line for me was "Oi get off me." Also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asthma was a story hook. Something I am more than familiar with. The mint oil treatment mentioned would be similar to taking a cough drop today. Not the best but at least it was not harmful as many treatments of that time were.

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