The second volume of the first season of BLACK BUTLER is coming out soon from Funimation (like in a week) and I received the disc set from them just recently. I haven’t watched any of the prior episodes, so there’s definitely a lot I’m not getting here, but I could catch enough of the general thrust to want to see more. Unfortunately, the series is only (officially) streaming up until the fourth episode, so this is as far as we’re going to get.
Focusing on what I can comment on, I enjoyed the face-off scene between Sebastian and the Indians; especially how quickly and cordially the prince’s allegiances shifted once he figured out who was the actual aggressor in the situation. I don’t know exactly how many of the same people are involved, but considering how Square Enix is hosting and this is advertised as being “from the same people who brought you FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST” I couldn’t help but see some similar currents with the Ishvalens’ predicament.
Anyway, like I mentioned, this episode is the thirteenth and it’s titled “His Butler, Dependent.” You can’t watch it online, but you get the DVD it’s featured on here.