Black Butler is one of the most popular shonen franchises among the female demographic. The story of the series is a bit of a mess rife with inconsistent thematics and confusing connotations. However, the fans can’t get enough of the series because of the pair of handsome butler and cute master. But the butler is not all look. He can slip in and out of a room without anyone noticing. All this helps when the butler kills with knives and forks and can disengage his master from any sticky situation.
The series has lots of filler with story firmly faithful through volume 5 and a few anime that has completely strayed from the manga source material. However, it didn’t affect the overall story of Black Butler. It kept the viewer engaged with a mix of mystery, comedy, action, and a significant amount of complex characters. There are several anime seasons and a theatrical movie of the series.
If you are planning to watch Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), then watch it according to this order.
Black Butler Watch Order Guide:
01. Black Butler
02. Black Butler Special
Alternative Title: Kuroshitsuji: Sono Shitsuji, Kougyou
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03. Black Butler II
04. Black Butler: Book of Circus
05. Black Butler: Book of Murder
06. Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic
Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) is a mystery thriller anime series produced by A1 Pictures based on the popular manga of the same name written and illustrated by Yana Toboso.
Synopsis: Young Ciel Phantomhive is an orphan who lost his parents in a house fire. He suspects his parent’s death to be a murder due to his family’s prestigious name. He enters a contract with a demon named Sebastian Michaelis with his soul as payment to get revenge on his parents’ murderers.
The demon now serves him as a loyal butler and helps him in various situations. Ciel also serves as Queen of Victorian England’s watchdog known as the Queen’s Guard Dog. He takes care of the different tasks that Queen tells him to do with Sebastian, always ready to use whatever means necessary to get the job done.