Black Butler

Black Butler is a franchise comprised of 5 anime series, 2 manga series
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Ciel Phantomhive solves different cases for the Queen and is accompanied by Sebastian, his demonic butler.

 

Overview

 Kuroshitsuji (translated to Black Butler) is a manga by Yana Toboso. Currently, it is serialized in Monthly GFantasy. The anime series premiered in October 2008 and was produced by A-1 Pictures (and directed by Shinohara Toshiya). Anime Second season wa premiere in July 1, 2010, and not only the manga/anime franchise was released, a few more merchandise like PVC figure, dolls, nendoroids figures, Voice Actors live events, Musicals and a Nintendo DS game was released within these past years.

Plot

 The time period is 1888, the Victorian era. Sebastian Michaelis, a demonic butler, serves his master Ciel Phantomhive, the earl of the Phantomhive estate and company. Sebastian takes on any order and task given by Ciel. Since the Phantomhive family have been of service to the Queen, Ciel follows the duties Queen gives him such as the case of Jack the Ripper. Sebastian is no ordinary butler however because he can participate in combat and do unhumanly things.  

Live Seiyuu Events        

Event shots
Event shots
Kuroshitsuji ~ Sono Shitsuji, Shuushou ~Saigo no Bansan o Anata to Tomo ni~    (
That Butler, Last Chapter ~a last supper with you~) is a Seiyuu (Voice Actors) live event held on June 14, 2009 in the Tokyo International Forum Co., Ltd center, the event was released later in the Kuroshitsuji DVD 8 limited Edition. The cast who participated on the event were: Ono Daisuke (Sebastian Michaelis), Suwabe Junichi (Undertaker), Hino Satoshi (Ash Landers), Yasumoto Hiroki (Agni), Tachibana Shinnosuke (Prince Soma) Suzuki Tatsuhisa (Viscount Druit, Aleister Chamber), Suganuma Hisayoshi (Fred Abberline), Katsu Anri (Drocell Keinz) Sugiyama Noriaki (William T. Spears) Touchi Hiroki (Bard), Yusa Koji (Lau) and Kaji Yuuki (Finny) as special appearance . In this event the second season of the Anime was announced. Ciel Phantomhive's voice Actress Maaya Sakamoto prepared a voice message and was played at the end of the event!!
DVD Cover
DVD Cover

Event shots
Event shots
Kuroshitsuji ~ Sono Shitsuji, Kyoso ~ Akai Valentine Event
is a seiyuu event held on January 31,2010 in Yokohama Pacific Center, the event was release in DVD on June 23, 2010. In this event the announcement of the new characters and cast was a shock to the public as the main cast weren't announce for the second season, the new Butler Claude Faustus' seiyuu was introduced at the end of the event. Iwasaki Taku the music compositor played one of his songs live.      
Event shots
Event shots
The cast who participated on the event were: Ono Daisuke (Sebastian Michaelis), Suwabe Junichi(Undertaker), Yasumoto Hiroki (Agni), Tachibana Shinnosuke (Prince Soma), Suzuki Tatsuhisa (Viscount Druit, Aleister Chamber), Yusa Koji (Lau), Fukuyama Jun (Grell Sutcliffe), Sugiyama Noriaki (William T. Spears) Kaji Yuuki (Finnian)  Touchi Hiroki(Bard) and Sakurai Takahiro (Claude Faustus)

Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost

Phantom & Ghost Logo
Phantom & Ghost Logo
Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost is a Nintendo DS game developed and released by Square Enix as part of the Kuroshitsuji Universe. The game was release on  March 19, 2009  in two versions: Normal edition and Limited first press edition.  The design of the new characters was made by Yana Toboso.
Normal Edition
Normal Edition
 
The story takes place between chapter 13 and 14 of the manga, Ciel Phantomhive and his workers are sent to the Brighton Mansion by Queen Victoria in the quest to resolve a mysterious appearance of Ghosts in the Mansion. 
The limited Edition, contains a special box illustrated, an extra DS jacket cover drawn by Yana Toboso, The Phantomhive Crest signet ring, Stationary set, a stick of the Phantomhive crest signet blue wax and a cellphone/ Nintendo DS cleaner strap.
Limited Edition Box
Limited Edition Box
Characters and Cast: Ciel Phantomhive: Maaya Sakamoto        
Inbox image illustrated by Yana Toboso
Inbox image illustrated by Yana Toboso
Sebastian Michaelis: Ono Daisuke   
Maylene: Katou Emiri
Baldroy: Touchi Hiroki
Tanaka: Fujimura Shunji
Finnian: Kaji Yuuki
Elizabeth Middleford: Tamura Yukari
Lau: Yusa Koji
Undertaker: Suwabe Junichi
Patrick: Maeno Tomoaki
Stella: Nakajima Megumi

Drama CDs

  Before the anime release one drama cd was release, based on the first volume of the Manga, different voice actors/actress were select when the anime was announce.
Kuroshitsuji Drama Cd
Kuroshitsuji Drama Cd
First Drama CD ~ Kuroshitsuji (08/10/2007) The First drama cd is base in the first volume of the manga
Tracklist:
1.That Butler's First Story, Talented 
2.That Butler's Second Story, Omnipotent 
3.That Butler's Third Story Story, Strongest 
4.That Butler's First Story, The Greatest Evil
 Cast:
Sebastian Michaelis: Morikawa Toshiyuki
Ciel Phantomhive: Sawashiro Miyuki


Kuroshitsuji Kareinaru
Kuroshitsuji Kareinaru
2nd Drama Cd ~ Kuroshitsuji Kareinaru (11/26/2008)
The 2nd drama cd is set in the Jack the ripper storyline

Cast:
Sebastian Michaelis: Ono Daisuke
Ciel Phantomhive: Maaya Sakamoto
Lau: Yusa Kouji
Lee: Sugita Tomokazu
Grell: Fukuyama Jun  

Kuroshitsuji The Musical:  That Butler, Friendship

Kuroshitsuji the musical
Kuroshitsuji the musical
Kuroshitsuji:  That Butler, Friendship is a musical adaptation of the manga series Kuroshitsuji, the musical was performed at the Sunshine Theater in Ikebukuro.
Opening date: May 28, 2009  Closing date: June 7, 2009  DVD release date: December 2009  
The musical was about Ciel Phantomhive preparing his manor for a ball party, when 3 Japanese guest arrived at his mansion and invited them to his party. at the party an unwelcome intrusion occurs and it is the star of the mystery surrounding the 3 guests. 
The Cast:
Yuya Matsushita & Shougo Sakamoto
Yuya Matsushita & Shougo Sakamoto
Shougo Sakamoto as Ciel Phantomhive  Yuya Matsushita as Sebastian Michaelis 
Tsuyoshi Koyama as Baldroy 
Shouta Minami as Finnian 
Atsuko Igari as Mey-Rin 
Takuya Uehara as Grell Sutcliff 
Ryuuya as Lau 
Shuuhei Izumi as Undertaker 
Naohiro Ise as Fred Abberline 
Ran-Mao 
Agni 
Prince Soma 
Ruito Aoyagi as Yuuki 
Yuya Miyashita as Kirito 
Daichi Oshino as Kai 

 Kuroshitsuji: The Most Beautiful DEATH in The World - 千の魂と堕ちた死神 

Kuroshitsuji: The Most Beautiful DEATH in The World is the second part of the musical based on the manga Kuroshitsuji, the new characters design was made by Yana Toboso.
The most beautiful death in the world
The most beautiful death in the world
Opening date: May 3, 2010  
Closing date: May 23, 2010  
DVD release date: October 27th, 2010. 

 One day Count Phantomhive  and his butler Sebastian Michaelis set out to investigate an outbreak of random killings in London. meanwhile in the shinigami dispatch association, William T. Spears is trouble with a plague of non collected souls. 
The cast: 
 Yukito Nishii as Ciel Phantomhive 
Yuya Matsushita as Sebastian Michaelis 
Tsuyoshi Koyama as Baldroy 
Shouta Minami as Finnian 
Atsuko Igari as Mey-Rin 
Takuya Uehara as Grell Sutcliff 
Takashi Izumi as Undertaker 
Yosuke Crawford as Ronald Knox
Ise Nao as Fred Abberline
Taisuke Saeiki as Eric Slingby
Matsumoto Shinya as Alan Humphries
Nagaoka Takuya as William Spears
Fujita Rei as Aleister Chamber
Aoki Takatoshi as Sharpe Hanks   
The Shinigami from left to right:
The Shinigami from left to right:

Merchadise 

PVC:  

 
      
      
Static Arts Sebastian Michaelis 
Manufacturer: SQUARE ENIX
Height: 24cm
Material: PVC
Release Date: October, 2008
Regular Price: 7,140 yen
(Animate JP Exclusive)
  


Static Arts Ciel Phantomhive
Manufacturer: SQUARE ENIX
Height: 19cm
Material: PVC
Release Date: November, 2008
Regular Price: 7,770 yen
(Animate Exclusive)


 
Static Arts Komadori Ciel
Manufacturer: SQUARE ENIX
Material: PVC
Release Date: October, 2010
Regular Price: 9,500 yen


 
 
 

Nendoroid Series:



Sebastian Michaelis
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Scale: Non
Material: ABS , PVC
Producer: Plastic Arts(Maruhige)
Series: Nendoroid
Release Date: July, 2009  (Re-release: September, 2010)
Regular Price: 3,334 yen
 

Ciel Phantomhive
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Scale: Non
Material: ABS , PVC
Producer: Takumi Abe(Capone Dan)
Series: Nendoroid
Release Date: September, 2010
Regular Price: 3,334 yen

Nendoroid Plus Plushie #28: Ciel Phantomhive
Manufacturer: Gift
Specification: Non
Series: Nendoroid Plus Plushie Series
Release Date: April, 2011
Regular Price: 3,500 yen
 
     
  

            
           
Nendoroid Plus Plushie #29: Sebastian Michaelis
Manufacturer: Gift
Specification: Non
Series: Nendoroid Plus Plushie Series
Release Date: April, 2011
Regular Price: 3,500 yen  

Dolls:



Sebastian Michaelis
Manufacturer: Jun Planning
Scale: Non
Material: ABS , Cotton , etc.
Series: Taeyang
Release Date: April, 2009
Regular Price: 13,000 yen
 


Ciel Phantomhive
Manufacturer: Jun Planning
Scale: Non
Material: ABS , Cotton , etc.
Series: Dal
Release Date: April, 2009
Regular Price: 13,000 yen
 

Grell Sutcliffe
Manufacturer: Jun Planning
Scale: Non
Material: ABS , Cotton , etc.
Series: Pullip
Release Date: April, 2009
Regular Price: 13,000 yen

    

 
Sebastian
~Home Tutor Ver.
Manufacturer: Jun Planning
Scale: Non
Material: ABS , Cotton , etc.
Series: Taeyang
Release Date: September, 2009
Regular Price: 13,000 yen
 
Ciel Komadori Ver.
Manufacturer: Jun Planning
Scale: Non
Material: ABS , Cotton , etc.
Series: Dal
Release Date: September, 2009
Regular Price: 13,000 yen
 


Ciel Phantomhive
Manufacturer: Azone International
Scale: Height 21cm
Series: Asterisk Collection Series
Original: Black Butler
Release Date: December, 2010
Regular Price: 12,000 yen
   
General Information Edit
Name: Black Butler
Name: 黒執事
Romaji: Kuroshitsuji
Aliases: Kuroshitsuji
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