Black Butler Anime: Season 1Friday, August 02, 2013
Note: I watched the English dubbed version, other versions of the anime have different actors.
Black Butler is an anime based on the manga of the same title. Set in historical England, Ceil Phantomhive inherits not only the family mansion but, also, the father’s profession of watch dog to the Queen, after his parents die in a tragic fire. Plagued with grief, the young boy makes a deal with a demon, who he names Sebastian, and has him pose as his butler until Ceil avenges his parents’ deaths—only then can Sebastian take Ceil’s precious soul.Black Butler was recommended to me by a friend and I wasn’t sure I would like it when she described it to me. It sounded dark and something I would find a little too horrid. However, I was wrong. Black Butler is horror but holds a good amount of intrigue.