His Butler, Competition

His Butler, Competition is an anime episode of Black Butler that was released on 01/22/2009
    
     その執事、競争   (Sono Shitsuji, Kyousou)
   その執事、競争  (Sono Shitsuji, Kyousou)

 Queen Victoria & Ash 
Queen Victoria & Ash 

             As the Queen walks forward, everyone in the audience starts singing "God saves the Queen." Her attendant explains that she has worried everyone and would like to make her first appearance since her husband's death to taste curry for the competition.

Agni making his curry 
Agni making his curry 

The competition begins. Agni and Sebastian start making their curry dishes and everyone is astounded by the sweet aromas from both dishes. After Sebastian added chocolate to his curry, people started wondering why he would do that. Agni brings out a blue lobster and starts working even more diligently. One of the other competitors sees Agni's furry and decides to add a special powder he got from Angela.

 B lue lobster and seven different curries 
 B lue lobster and seven different curries 

            The competition ends and the judging begins. Persian Tabb's beef curry is up first and it does okay. Next is Agni's dish with blue lobster and seven different curries. His dish gets high praises and awe from the judges and audience. Sebastian's dish is up. He fries a bun looking thing and everyone thinks it is a joke.   

Curry Pan 
Curry Pan 

Sebastian explains that it is curry bread where the curry is inside the bread. The judges give Sebastian's curry high remarks as well. While the judges discuss who should win, the audience starts trying the various curries made by the contestants. The Queen does not taste any curry because she may influence the judges' decision on the winner since she's the one who gives out the royal warrant.

 Giving some of his curry bread to the queen
Giving some of his curry bread to the queen

            The Queen's butler, Ash tells Sebastian that the Queen wants to taste his curry bread. Sebastian gives it to the attendant and the Queen takes it. Under her veil, she tastes the curry bread. The attendant explains that the Queen thinks the dish is convenient for children to eat this who don't know how to use utensils. As Ash continues talking, Mina interrupts and becomes possessed (after eating the curry with the mysterious powder in it) about how a rich country doesn't know anything on equality, the future, and hardship.  

 Minna Possessed
 Minna Possessed

 Other people start becoming possessed too and they try assaulting the Queen. Ciel commands Sebastian to dispel the myth and stop that Kali. Soma tries a bit of the curry and says that it is the demon curry. He further explains to Agni that this curry lets out the darkness within the human heart. It is a forbidden spice used in the curry. After talking about Agni's loyalty and how they've gone through a lot, Soma tells Agni to stop Mina's rampage.

 Ash give the r oyal warrant to the Funtom Company
Ash give the r oyal warrant to the Funtom Company

            Then Ash says to Ciel that if the curry makes people rampage, then why isn't everyone causing an uproar. Ciel notices that the judges are not causing a ruckus and that it seems like Sebastian's curry bread helped with leviating the problem of the forbidden spice in the other curry. The attendant of the Queen says she thinks that the spice that wins against the demon and the kind and gentle curry bread that can heal the people who've become demons deserves the royal warrant.    

 Agni tell Sebastian he is a good friend
 Agni tell Sebastian he is a good friend

            Soma thanks Ciel for making Soma notice his inner spoilt brat behavior. Agni thanks Sebastian in a similar manner. Sebastian says there is no need to thank him. Agni is happy that they've gone to to meet these good friends; Sebastian becomes surprised because this is the first time someone has called him a "friend." 

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Ciel Phantomhive ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Maaya Sakamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sebastian Michaelis ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Ono ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Bard ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroki Touchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Finian ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuki Kaji ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Maylene ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Emiri Katou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Lau ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Koji Yusa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tanaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shunji Fujimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Prince Soma ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinnosuke Tachibana ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ran-Mao ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sayuri Yahagi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Agni ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroki Yasumoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (None)
Aleister Chamber ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tatsuhisa Suzuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ash Landers ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Satoshi Hino ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

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Mari Okada Series Composition
Ian Sinclair ADR Director (English) Ian Sinclair is a US voice actor for the FUNimation company.
Toshiya Shinohara Director
Minako Shiba Character Artist/Designer
Taku Iwasaki Music Taku Iwasaki is a Japanese composer known for Jazz-sounding scores.
Yana Toboso Artist Yana Toboso is a female Japanese manga artist best known for her manga Kuroshitsuji

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