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Overview

Black Butler is a manga written and illustrated by Yana Toboso, the series has been serialized in Square Enix's shounen magazine "Monthly GFantasy" since it's debut on September 16, 2006.

Publishers:

  • Square Enix (Japan)
  • Yen Press (USA / Canada)
  • Kana (France)
  • Tong Li Publishing Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Planet Manga (Italy)
  • Carlsen Comics (Germany)

Publication History

In Japan Square Enix released the first volume on February 27, 2007 and as of February 27, 2011, eleven volumes have been released!!!

Yen Press license the series and the first volume was released on January 2010, with four volumes currently released.

Kana licensed the series under the "Dark Kana" imprint, and the first volume was released in November, 2009.

Planet Manga announced they will released the first volume in March 2011.

Alterations

The name Kuroshitsuji is translated as Black Butler.

Characters

Sebastian Michaelis
Sebastian Michaelis

Sebastian Michaelis

セバスチャン ミカエリス

Sebastian is the main protagonist of the manga, he is the butler and the personal body guard of Ciel Phantomhive, he also is a demon who made a contract with Ciel where he is binded to his will to fulfill his revenge. His hand has a marking that is similar to Ciel's right eye to show his contract. He is skilled in many household and combat duties. He is perfect in everything he does but has a weak point... Cats!

Ciel Phantomhive
Ciel Phantomhive

Ciel Phantomhive

シエル ファントムハイヴ

Ciel is the second main protagonist in the series, he is head of the Phantomhive family and the "guardian dog" of the Queen. He runs the Funtom Company, which manufactures toys, sweets, and food. He made a contract with Sebastian to help him to fulfill his revenge upon those who killed his parents and took off his pride!!

Story Arcs

  • Introduction Arc (Volume 1, chapters 1 & 2)
  • Kidnapping Arc (Volume 1, chapters 3 & 5)
  • Jack the Ripper Arc (Volume 2 & 3, chapters 6 - 14)
  • Curry Contest Arc (Volume 4 & 5, chapters 15 -23)
  • Noah's Ark Circus Arc (Volume 6 - 8 chapters 24 -37 )
  • Phantomhive Manor Murder Case Arc (Volume 9 - 11 chapter 38 - 50)
  • Zombie Arc (Volume 11, chapter 51 - ongoing)
Manga
Book # Name Rating Release Date
#123
RECYCLE
#17
Volume 17
Aug. 27, 2013
#16
Volume 16
March 27, 2013
#15
Volume 15
Oct. 27, 2012
#14
Volume 14
May 26, 2012
#13
Volume 13
Dec. 27, 2011
#12
Vollume 12
July 27, 2011
#11
Volume 11
Feb. 26, 2011
#10
Volume 10
Sept. 27, 2010
#9
Volume 9
June 18, 2010
#8
Volume 8
Nov. 27, 2009
#7
Volume 7
June 27, 2009
#6
Volume 6
Jan. 27, 2009
#5
Volume 5
Sept. 18, 2008
#4
Volume 4
May 27, 2008
#3
Volume 3
Dec. 18, 2007
#2
Volume 2
July 27, 2007
#1
Volume 1
Feb. 27, 2007
General Information Edit
English Name Black Butler
Japanese Name: 黒執事
Romaji: Kuroshitsuji
Publisher Yen Press
Start Year 2006
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Aliases Kuroshitsuji
Dark Butler
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