His Butler, Hires

His Butler, Hires is an anime episode of Black Butler that was released on 03/05/2009


Opening Theme- 
"Monochrome no Kiss"  by SID    
Maylene's past is shown, where she was hired by Sebastian to become a maid. For some reason, she left her job as a sniper and agreed to work for Ciel. Presently, Ciel seems distressed, so the staff decides to cheer him up by doing their jobs particularly well that day, but as usual, they all mess up and Sebastian steps in to fix it. Based on his reflections, Ciel seems down due to Abberline's recent death.

Finny, Bard & Maylene approach Elizabeth to ask what Ciel was like before they came to work for him. Elizabeth describes the manor as being a place filled with laughter, so the servants and Elizabeth decide to recreate this for Ciel. Returning to the manor, Elizabeth requests that Ciel teach her how to play chess, which he agrees to do. Sebastian begins to play violin for them, which annoys Ciel but pleases Elizabeth.
While playing, he continues to contemplate the recent events and the upcoming exposition.  Outside, gunmen are attacking the staff, who the servants work on taking down. Bard's past is shown, where he was a sergeant in an army, and Sebastian eventually approached him to come work for Ciel. 
Finny's past reveals that he underwent constant injections to give him superhuman strength, which frightened Finny. After an injection, Sebastian approached him and offered him great pay, but Finny stated that he just wanted to be outside. After a while, the attackers become frightened and flee the estate. When the servants approach Ciel, who is coming down for dinner, all of them smile widely, which seems to amuse him.    

Ending Theme-  
"Lacrimosa" by Kalafina

Characters & Voice Actors

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Maylene ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Emiri Katou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
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)
Tanaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shunji Fujimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Elizabeth Middleford ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yukari Tamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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


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