His Butler, Strolling

His Butler, Strolling is an anime episode of Black Butler that was released on 11/13/2008
    
   "Sono Shitsuji, Yuukyou" ( その執事、遊興) 
   "Sono Shitsuji, Yuukyou" ( その執事、遊興) 

 Arriving to the "resort"
 Arriving to the "resort"

             All of the residents in the Phantomhive estate are heading to The Queen's own resort - a planned construction site for the resort. Before going there, Ciel and Sebastian talk about "bear baiting" and its loopholes in the law. Houndsworth is a village famous where humans train dogs to maul other dogs as entertainment. The "trip" to the resort is an order from the Queen to see this case.

 A Dog's skull
 A Dog's skull

Ciel's servants run into an old lady who spouts a black, disobedient dog that has eaten things. Ciel says that he's heard rumors that people in the village have been murdered or are missing. One of his jobs is to investigate and resolve this situation. As they continue traveling, they notice a huge lake. Sebastian says that he doesn't like the will of dogs being bendable to humans and he reveals he is a cat person and doesn't like dogs in general. Ciel barks to mock him.

 A Chihuahua and it's butler
 A Chihuahua and it's butler

            A maid named Angela welcomes the party to . As she leads them to their rooms full of dogs' heads mounted on the walls, she gets whipped by a man for bringing a "chihuahua" instead of the Queen's envoy. Ciel tells Sebastian to stop the man (revealed to be Lord Henry) as Ciel explains that he is the one who was called. Lord Henry refuses Ciel's proposals because he's not willing to sell due to a curse. He says a terrible fate occurs if someone goes against the Barrymore family in the village. Ciel doesn't seem fazed by this. 

 Murder of James
 Murder of James

            Ciel's servants interact with Angela and Finian becomes infatuated with her. When Angela was called to the bedroom, Lord Henry is seen groping at Angela's feet and Maylene sees this act. Afterwards, Angela goes to Ciel's room and asks him to leave the village because of the Devil Dog and its disaster punishment to the village for those that disobey the Barrymore family. The villagers and Ciel's company find James, another villager who broke the rule of having more than five dogs per person. The villagers start chanting about a cat, a white dog who is good, and a black, disobedient dog as they take away James's body.

 Swimming at the lake
 Swimming at the lake

            Since Bard, Finian, Maylene & Tanaka were depressed after those events, Sebastian suggested they enjoy their time there since its a resort. As the others have fun swimming, Ciel and Sebastian talk about the Devil Dog and Sebastian recieves an order from Ciel. The villagers go after James's black dog since it needs to be punished. The villagers let their dogs maul James's dog for being bad. Finian starts yelling that this kind of thing is too much and stops all of the dogs mauling the one dog. The villagers start saying that Ciel and company are all bad dogs.  

 Sebastian fighting the wild dogs
 Sebastian fighting the wild dogs

They all get tied down and Lord Henry gives Ciel a chance to redeem himself but Ciel says that Henry is trying to preserve his own "minitiare" kingdom. As the villagers released their dogs, Sebastian stops them all. Sebastian's eyes shine and the dogs stop growling and lie down. Ciel then says that there is no Devil Dog and showed proof with a skull, projections, and phosphorus powder. Further proof is in James's dog where a part of Henry's fabric was in its teeth. The villagers all haul Henry away to jail as they spout "you killed James!"

 Lord Henry murder
 Lord Henry murder

            After everyone was released, Finian starts crying over the dog for protecting its master until it died. Sebastian murmurs to himself this is another reason why he hates dogs. Ciel plans to leave the village after the rain stops. Maylene screams at the surprise to find no where Lord Henry, when all the servant arrive, they found a hole on the wall and lots of blood, the scene cuts and Lord Henry is seen  massacred very bloodily without half of his arm. 

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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)
Finian ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuki Kaji ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Bard ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroki Touchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Maylene ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Emiri Katou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tanaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shunji Fujimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Angela Blanc ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akiko Yajima ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

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

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