Black Butler News

Black Butler is a franchise comprised of 5 anime series, 2 manga series
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  • Producer: A-1 Pictures
  • Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy
  • Theatrical Release Date: ?

It's a two-part OVA that adapts the Book of Murder arc (commonly known as Phantomhive Manor Murders Arc) which covers volumes 9-11. The first volume will be released on October 25, 2014 while the 2nd volume will be released on November 15, 2014.


At the Queen's behest, young master Ciel Phantomhive hosts a lavish banquet to be attended by the crème-de-la-crème of London's elite. What begins as a fabulous affair quickly takes a dark turn when guests begin turning up dead! Murder takes center stage in this chilling OVA collection where even a debonair demon butler isn't safe from a killer on the prowl. Should Sebastian and Ciel wish to once more see the light of day, they must join forces with their guests, including the legendary author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to unravel the mystery – and apprehend the murderer before it's too late!

Via ANN and FUNimation

Note: FUNimation's videos are usually region locked. If you want to see the trailer, please contact Daniel Newton.

Staff and Cast


  • Director: Noriyuki Abe
  • Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino
  • Character Design: Minako Shiba
  • Music: Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

For a list of Fall 2014 OVA, I have a list in progress which will be updated periodically.

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This blog is for people who love and appreciate Kuroshitsuji.

If you see something of yours on here and I didn't give you

credit for it, message me and I will gladly credit it.

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SHIVER -The GazettE [Full Song]

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Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi
Qui pius es, factus, prou do, plaustisanet ut actus
Miserere nobis.

I adore the Viscount’s blue lobster hat and I wish to obtain one for myself. I will look most fabulous~

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Lacrimosa - Kalafina [Full Song]

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Black Butler opening 1

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Happy Easter, my darlings~


I’m one hell of a derp.

I had to, guys. XD

Since I posted some pictures of the Kuroshitsuji Paper Dolls I made some people have been asking where to get the patterns. Most of them were found in various places around the web. I decided to make a general list of the dolls and where to find them all.

Keep in mind that the greater part…

Oh my goodness! I love this!

my dad found a dead crow in our backyard


omg, they killed sebastian!

I feel like I would be a hundred times happier if I had a friend like Lizzie in my life


I mean, yeah, she can get annoying at times, but just look at how fucking hard she tries to put a smile on Ciel’s face. Whether it’s working or not is aside the point - I just think that if someone I knew was trying that hard just to make me happy I’d be pretty fucking grateful.

Oh Kuro.


It’s 4:37 a.m

I want Starbucks.

And a butler. Preferably with the name Sebastian.

In his hooker boots.

Is that bad?

No, of course not.


One Month Until…


English dub of Black Butler Season 2!

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This version is amazing! Listen to it!

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It took me awhile to write and edit, but I have finally gotten my content all together and have wrapped up writing most of my experiences at this year's FanimeCon 2011 in San Jose, Califorina. In this first of two segments that highlights my four days of wandering around, taking photos, and interviewing people for this feature, I will discuss what I saw at FanimeCon cosplay-wise, from the basic cosplayers to the elaborate cosplays that left people standing there in amazement. In addition, I have two of the interviews that I conducted for this feature, as well as some cosplay photos that I took during my travels around the San Jose Convention Center over the four-day duration of FanimeCon. I hope that you enjoy reading this feature as much as I did writing about my experiences.

One of many awesome, elaborate cosplays that I came across at FanimeCon 2011 xD
One of many awesome, elaborate cosplays that I came across at FanimeCon 2011 xD


This year, I was able to make the pilgrimage from my hometown of Chico, California down to San Jose for FanimeCon 2011, which ran from Thursday, May 27th until Monday, May 30th at the San Jose Convention Center in downtown San Jose. From the moment I first reached the Convention Center at roughly 11:30 AM Friday morning until I got on the 12:50 PM AMTRAK train back to Sacramento on Monday, I was amazed and thrilled to be surrounded by roughly 15,000 or more fellow anime/manga fans doing what they do best: partaking in four days of Con madness. I was surrounded by a horde of people, ranging from photographers to cosplayers to members of the media and everything in between as FanimeCon 2011 officially got underway at 2:00 PM Friday with the Opening Ceremonies. Armed with my 2009 Canon Rebel XSi D-SLR camera, a pair of 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses, and two 8GB memory cards that could hold 1,350 images apiece, I set forth into the masses and began my 4-day adventure at FanimeCon 2011, taking cosplay images, conducting interviews, and helping my new friend (and fellow photographer) Sam Lau with his photoshoots outside of the Convention Center with dozens of cosplayers.

Two of the many Black Butler-related cosplays seen at FanimeCon 2011 (Grell and Ciel)
Two of the many Black Butler-related cosplays seen at FanimeCon 2011 (Grell and Ciel)

Cosplay at FanimeCon: From the Basic to the Amazing!

When I attended the opening day of FanimeCon 2010 last year (from 8 AM until 2:30 PM), I managed to walk around the Convention Center taking images of various cosplayers that were making the rounds of the area before I had to leave. This year, I decided to employ the same strategy that I had used for the 6 hours of the previous year, by making constant loops of the 1st floor, 2nd floor, and outside of the Convention Center, taking images of any cosplay that captured my attention or was worthy of being captured with my camera. This year, I began to notice after several hours that there were a ton of VOCALOID, One Piece, Black Butler, and various Final Fantasy cosplays (ranging from FFV all the way to FFXIII) at FanimeCon to behold, and they seemed to be the most popular series/franchises to cosplay as this year. I lost count of how many different cosplays from different series that I came across, but I am quite sure that it was quite a high number in the end. Some of the best cosplays that I came across were from the VOCALOID, Eureka 7, One Piece, Black Butler, Final Fantasy, Puella Magi Madoka★Magica, Code Geass, Street Fighter, Rozen Maiden, and other franchises that I could not name (not familiar with them)

One of the many cosplayers participating in a photoshoot (Cosplaying as Luka Megurine of the VOCALOID franchise)
One of the many cosplayers participating in a photoshoot (Cosplaying as Luka Megurine of the VOCALOID franchise)

In addition, the types of cosplay that I came across at FanimeCon were quite amazing, from the basic cosplays that new cosplayers or low-budget cosplayers donned for convention all the way to the elaborate, high budget cosplays that had photographers swarming them like flies, all trying to capture images of their amazing cosplay from whatever series/franchise it was from. There were dozens of scheduled cosplayer gatherings being held at FanimeCon, which allowed for a large number of cosplayers dressed as the characters of their favorite franchises to participate in mass photoshoots and to interact with each other under the leadership of the leader of their gathering. I managed to attend 5 gatherings (VOCALOID, Pokemon, K-ON!, Valve, and Black Butler) at FanimeCon this year, taking image of the large number of cosplayers that participated in each of their respective gatherings. One of the people that I managed to interview for my feature was the leader of the VOCALOID gathering that was held on Friday at 5:30 PM, and our brief interview is as follows:

Here is Chirstina, cosplaying as Hatsune Miku and leader of the VOCALOID gathering at FanimeCon 2011.
Here is Chirstina, cosplaying as Hatsune Miku and leader of the VOCALOID gathering at FanimeCon 2011.

ShadowKnight508: So, what got you into cosplaying at FanimeCon?

Christina: Just going to the convention and seeing the cosplays and like "That looks like fun!" *laughs*

ShadowKnight508: So, what got you into cosplaying as VOCALOID?

Christina: Um, I dunno...I just love Miku, she's a great character. Um, I'm not really sure...she is just like my favorite, so....*laughs*

ShadowKnight508: So, what was your budget and what was the effort needed for your cosplay?

Christina: Um...budget was about...I wanna say around $200+. Um, it was originally about...maybe I think $75 for the wig and like $80 for the cosplay itself plus shipping, so and then I added on props later, so that total is around $50 or so.

ShadowKnight508: Thanks for participating, Christina! Enjoy the rest of your Con!

Working with Sam Lau (

Around 2 PM on Friday afternoon at FanimeCon 2011, I came across a Sucker Punch photoshoot that featured a Babydoll and other cosplays from the film. As one of the cosplayers posed with a rifle on a bike, the wind began to swirl quite strongly, sending one of the reflector screens that one photographer had set up flying. I grabbed onto it and put it back in place, holding it still until he was finished. After the shoot was over, he introduced himself to me as Sam Lau, a photographer from Toronto, Canada who was attending FanimeCon 2011 to take images for his profile on I decided that he was a neat guy to hang around with, so I asked if I could become his assistant/partner for the day. He agreed, and from that point on, I was assisting him with his photoshoots for the remaining three days of the convention. We took many images as a team, with me assisting him in his shots by holding/angling the light reflecting screen or holding the screen with a Pocket Wizard-enabled flash for additional lighting. While he packed up after he had finished, I would take my quick shots of the subject and then proceed off with Sam to find the next cosplayer to shoot. We spent the most time with a Sailor Mercury cosplayer (Sailor Moon), taking her images at the fountains at the Cesar Chavez Memorial Park and in the one fancy area of the hotel that Sam was staying at.

His images (which turned out much better, due to his impressive Nikon camera and incredible lenses), can be found on under Baron Karza, his profile name.

Over the 4 days we worked together, we took images of at least 60 different cosplayers, most of which had some stunning outfits or amazing props to go with their cosplay. Below are some of the many cosplay photos that I took at FanimeCon 2011 this year. The rest (meaning the other 150 or so) can be found on my DeviantArt profile (which will be linked down below the images):

Overall, my experience at FanimeCon 2011 was a great one, for spending almost four days engulfed by all things anime/manga with over 15,000 people is nothing short of epic. I took roughly 500 images at FanimeCon, with around 280 of them turning out to be the best of the bunch, so those 280 or so are being uploaded onto my DeviantArt account (around 70% of them are loaded up as we speak). In part two of my feature on my trip to FanimeCon 2011, I will post the other three interviews that I managed to conduct, more cosplay images, photos from several of the gatherings, my Con pass, the FanimeCon 2011 guidebook, and show the band of religious protestors that show up and heckled the con attendees (which led to some funny moments with cosplayers mocking them, horsing around them until the cops showed up, and ended with a Jesus cosplayer walking in front of their group, arms spread wide and looking towards the heavens as the crowds cheered him on).

ShadowKnight's DeviantArt Profile:

*ShadowKnight508 is a frequent user of AnimeVice, with almost 24,000 Wiki points worth of work to his name and many blogs to his credit. You can find him watching anime, taking photos, gaming, or working on the Honey Blonde/Maid Bride wiki pages.*

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2 days ago I went to look info on a well know forum dedicated to Kuroshitsuji, there I found some scans which tells that an official doll was to be release the 18, the doll is created by the company Polygonia which is know for PVC figure maker in joint with a well know doll company Fairy Land!!! the doll will be only available in Japan for the amazing price of 92,000 Yen (about 1100 USD), the release time is limited to April 18 to June 26!!!! For what I could understand he is series 1, so I think they will release other Kuroshitsuji characters!!!

*Personal opinion*
Although I already have my very own customized Sebastian doll, I really like this babe, he is like a poseable PVC figure like figma or something but in greater scale sizing 70cm  with removable clothes, his features are so anime like, I really find amazing!!!the clothes looks great not mention the shoes which are exquisite!!!  he is in my wishlist and I hope I can get one!!If  the company decides to release other characters I think I'm ruin and I'll have to sell some organs!! 
my customized doll:

Asian Ball Joint Doll Sebastian Michaelis by Psicomaniatica
Asian Ball Joint Doll Sebastian Michaelis by Psicomaniatica
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Every week, new collection of AMVs. The collection goes: fun, sad, strangely fitting, epic, and funny. Enjoy!
  Tao Cruz - Dynamite, anime: mix
  Fucking Perfect - P!nk, Anime: Mix
  Sherlock Holmes - 2009 Trailer, Anime: Kuroshitsuji
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  Tik Tok Parody - Midnight Beast, Anime: Mix
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So I've heard a lot of mixed reactions to Alois Trancy. He's been called 'lame' 'psychotic' and 'stupid'. But he's also been called 'epic', 'bad-ass' and 'cute'. I've also heard people rip on Ciel  calling him 'annoying' or 'moe tool-bag'. But he's also been called 'cute' and 'awesome'. For all you Kuroshitsuji goers, what's your opinion on Alois and Ciel? Is there one you hate or prefer?
Personally I love Ciel and i love Alois. I like Alois more because his characterization is really strong, and I think he's a total bad-ass on top on being a nut case. But I don't hate Ciel (as a lot of Alois fans do), I love him 'cause he's cute, and he's also a bad-ass.
You guys?
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My Kuro dolls 

A few days ago I realized that I cant get over my obsession with dolls portraying an anime character, I have my Sebastian Doll for over 2 years, and a few months I had to "cosplay" other 2 dolls as Claude Faustus & Alois trancy, now I want a Ciel & a Grell...........and also I want a Heiwajima Shizuo doll!!! I'll be homeless before I get them!! 

I'm so proud of my Sebby, he is the most awesome doll I ever had!!!!!! 


I read the latest chapter and I want to say that OMG Sebastian is such a beast (duh he is a demon you know!) I didnt imagine that Yana would use Zombies for an Arc, the thriller thing here is that Ciel, Sebastian, etc are on a cruise to New York and the ship is now filled with the undead kyaaaaa I'm scare!!! Yana just made my day Kuroshitsuji + Zombies = awesomeness!!!! Why the had a complete different story??????why???? I'm so jealous of those series who keep the original manga plot!!!
 I wish I could write an review about chapter 54, but as you can see up there, I'm not even good at  writing my thoughts on anything even for my fave manga!!!
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OMG when I knew about the plushies, I was so happy because they are so cute in specially Sebastian, the released of the plushies will be in April, 2011. 

by the way I'm so cold right now, the temperature right now is  settling at 13 degree Celsius below 0.
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