Elizabeth Ethel Cordelia Midford
William T. Spears
Specials 2009 | 11 Episodes
Specials of Black Butler premiered on Jan 09, 2009.
1 - Kuroshitsuji Zenhan Digest 02009-01-09A recap episode of the first half of Kuroshituji told by Tanaka-san, aka episode 13.5. Including this recap episode, the series is 25 episodes long.
2 - His Butler, Performs 72009-09-30Ciel is sitting at his desk talking with Sebastian about the play he is hosting from the Phantomhive company. The play is "Hamlet" and is being done for a children's charity. Suddenly Maylene rushes in with bad news. All the actors who were supposed to be in the play will not arrive in town for another few weeks due to a ship wreck. Ciel says the play cannot be postponed and tells Sebastian to fix it. Sebastian gathers the whole group together to be in the play and they are visited by mostly every character in the series in this episode. The play turns out, for the most part, a success.
3 - Ciel in Wonderland (Part 1) 02010-10-27On one particular day at the Phantomhive manor, while jadedly browsing through reports, Ciel catches sight of a white-rabbit-eared Sebastian. Said butler mumbling, "I'm late. I'm late." as he disappears down a hole in the floor. Ciel follows and drops into... another world?! "Kuroshitsuji" characters running around in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland"?! I'm just one hell of a white rabbit.
4 - Welcome to the Phantomhive Family 02010-11-24Elizabeth invites the main character, "Lady", to join her at the ball held at the Phantomhive manor. Welcomed by Ciel, receiving the first-rate hospitality from Sebastian; the story unfolds with the participation of the viewer. An original story with a simulation-game feeling!
5 - The Making of Kuroshitsuji II 02011-01-26From the legendary first season "Kuroshitsuji" to the current "Kuroshitsuji II", t'was a very long road indeed... Starring Sebastian Michaelis, a behind-the-scenes story complete with special footage and interviews with Ciel Phantomhive, Claude Faustus, and Alois Trancy. An epic Hollywood-style original story!
6 - Ciel in Wonderland (Part 2) 02011-02-23Following the white rabbit Sebastian, Ciel wanders into a strange country. Caught up in all manners of "strange", new meetings await Ciel around every corner. A mysterious catapillar's advice, reunion with the Cheshire Cat, and an invitation from the Queen of Hearts during the Mad Hatter's tea party. While continuing his search for the white rabbit, Ciel heads for the castle...
7 - The Tale of Will the Shinigami 02011-04-27Those who hunt for the souls of humans, the Shinigami Dispatch Association. William and Grell are chosen to train the new shinigami students, and while touring the building, explain the rules of the upcoming exam. The last part of the exam requires all shinigami students to find a partner and pass the given challenges. Only those who fully complete the exam can become a full-fledged shinigami. While passing a glance over the nervous students, William recalls back to the time when he was a young rookie shinigami... back to the time when he challenged the shinigami exam with his partner, Grell
8 - Spiders Intention 02011-05-25
9 - Book of Murder: Part 1 02014-10-25The Queen decides to test Ciel's loyalty once more after he killed the children, who were kidnapped by Noah's Arc Circus. Her butlers - the Double Charles, come to the Phantomhive manor and orders that a banquet is held at the mansion. The occasion is the arrival of a German banker, Lord Georg von Siemens. The banquet begins and later, Siemens is found murdered in his room at the manor. Everyone among the guests and the staff has an alibi, except for Ciel. He is then confined to one of his guests – Arthur Conan Doyle, a novice writer. Later that night, someone kills Sebastian. He then visits the other servants, giving over his duties to them, and finally, bids Ciel farewell. The guests find his corpse in the morning. Ciel comes to accept his death, after Sebastian refuses to revive. Soon, another guest is found dead and everyone reassesses their alibis. It is discovered that Sebastian had entrusted Mey-Rin with a letter to be sent by an owl in the morning. The mysterious reverend Jeremy Rathborne then suddenly appears.
10 - Book of Murder: Part 2 02014-11-15Sebastian had "foreseen" his murder and the letter he had sent was addressed to reverend Jeremy Rathborne, calling him to investigate. Soon, it is found out that one of the murders was mistakenly done by a snake that was trained to go after Ciel's scent, later revealed to be sent by Snake from Noah's Arc Circus in an attempt to avenge his friends. The reverend also deduces that Siemens had jokingly faked his own death, but was killed soon afterwards by another guest – Woodley, who wanted to frame Ciel to prevent him from destroying his diamond business. The case is considered closed, but soon, Arthur Conan Doyle notices the inconsistencies in the theory and reveals the truth. Jeremy Rathborne is Sebastian. Sebastian admits and reveals the culprit's identity was known all along – it was Earl Grey, the Queen's butler, whom she had sent to kill Siemens, in order to disrupt Germany's financial stability, and at the same time, jokingly frame Ciel for the murder as a compensation for the accident with Noah's Arc Circus. Ciel and Sebastian simply made use of this occasion, knowing Siemens would be killed either way, and framed Woodley, who deserved to go to prison. For that, Sebastian managed to orchestrate the entire ordeal - do the Queen's secret task, clear the Phantomhive name of any possible murder accusations, and send a guilty businessman to jail. This experience influences Arthur Conan Doyle and he sets off to his career. At the end, Ciel invites Snake to live in the Phantomhive manor as well. Sebastian is made the Phantomhive main butler yet again and he swears his loyalty to Ciel until the day lies become truth.
11 - Book of Atlantic 02017-01-21Ciel boarded the luxury passenger ship Campania, accompanied by his servants Sebastian and Snake. Tagging along with the Midford family, Earl Phantomhive was there to investigate a sinister case of illegal human experimentation, however. A shady doctor appeared to be the mastermind, as he demonstrated to the Aurora Society how he had been bringing the deceased back to life. The reanimated dead were not quite human however, as what was left of the people on board were about to find out.
Black Butler 2008 | 24 Episodes
Black Butler of Black Butler premiered on Oct 02, 2008.
In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of death Ceil strikes a deal with a demon, his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon becomes his butler and calls himself by name of Sebastian Michaelis, to protect and serve Ciel until the deal has been completed. One month after the fire Ciel returns from being missing, with his new butler Sebastian. Ceil is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the work as the Queen of England’s guard dog and looking for his parents murders.
1 - His Butler, Talented 7.32008-10-02Ciel Phantomhive is awakened by his butler, Sebastian Michaelis, who informs Ciel that Damian, the head of one of his factories, is coming for a visit. Sebastian orders the household staff, Baldroy, the cook, Finnian, the gardener, and Mey-Rin, the maid, to prepare for Damian's arrival. However, their attempts result in disaster, as Baldo overcooks the food, Finnian kills the garden by spraying herbicides on it, and Mey-Rin breaks all of the china. To resolve the situation, Sebastian orders them to rearrange the yard into a stone Japanese garden and has Bard make beef tataki. Damian, impressed with the staff's preparations, plays a board game with Ciel in which his character loses his legs and is ultimately incinerated. Following the dinner, Damian calls his associate, commenting that the factory he owns has been sold and he is attempting to fraudulently acquire more money from Ciel. When Damian attempts to return to the lounge, the scenario in the game occurs in real life, as he breaks one of his legs, and Sebastian locks him in the oven, to be burned with the dessert. He later runs away from the mansion.
2 - His Butler, Strongest 7.32008-10-09Ciel is kidnapped for ransom, but Sebastian easily defeats a mob of underlings, with various kitchen supplies, and retrieves his master.
3 - His Butler, Omnipotent 7.32008-10-16Elizabeth, Ciel's fiancee, arrives at the Phantomhive Estate for a visit. While Ciel does not wish to dance with her, Sebastian convinces him to learn to dance for the sake of preserving his social reputation, and teaches him a simple waltz. Later, Elizabeth is unhappy with Ciel wearing his own ring in favour of the one she has brought him, and she breaks Ciel's ring by throwing it on the floor. Ciel comes close to hitting Elizabeth but is stopped by Sebastian, who explains to Elizabeth that Ciel's ring is the Phantomhive family's ring. Elizabeth is upset, but Ciel throws the ring out of the window and declares that he is the head of the Phantomhive family, with or without it. Ciel then wipes Elizabeth's tears away and dances with her. That night, Sebastian finds Ciel depressed in bed and produces Ciel's ring, undamaged. Ciel wonders how many Phantomhives have died wearing the ring. He tells Sebastian to stay by his side until he falls asleep, amusing Sebastian and causing him to comment on Ciel showing his weaknesses to him.
4 - His Butler, Whimsical 7.32008-10-23The news of Jack the Ripper terrorizes the city of London. Sebastian narrows the suspects down to a single man, a Viscount. Madame Red creates a plan for Sebastian, Ciel and Lau to attend a ball to catch the culprit, which involves Ciel wearing a dress and Sebastian pretending to be his tutor. They realise that Elizabeth is attending the ball and dance across the ballroom to avoid her because she would then blow there cover and then they would get caught.As Ciel says that Elizabeth has too much energy. The Viscount takes a liking to Ciel, who attempts to seduce him, while Sebastian distracts Elizabeth and the other guests by pretending to be a magician and gets trapped in a box with all these knifes and chains with using only magic as he says(which is true). Alone in a room with the Viscount, which turns out has a smell that Ciel thinks its just a smell,then Ciel loses consciousness, later awaking to find himself being sold in a large underground auction, tied and blindfolded. When the Viscount removes the blindfold in order to display Ciel's eyes, the latter keeps them closed. After a moment, he opens them and calls for Sebastian. The lights go out, and the cries of many people are heard and the candles are suddenly relit to reveal Sebastian, who takes Ciel home as the police arrive at the scene.
5 - His Butler, a Chance Meeting 7.32008-10-30Ciel and Sebastian continue to pursue Jack the Ripper and come to a confrontation at the house of the latest victim, Mary Kelly. They discover that the murderer is a combination of Madam Red and Grell Sutcliff, her seemingly bumbling butler, who is actually a Reaper. While Sebastian is busy fighting Grell, Madam Red attempts to kill Ciel, but she sees her sister's face in his and is unable to do so. Grell kills Madam Red because of this and her life is played back before his eyes, as Reapers can see a person's memories as they die. It is revealed that she loved Ciel's father, but he chose Rachel, her sister, over her. Eventually, she found someone she loved and married him, and was to have a child, but an accident killed her husband and caused the doctors to have to abort her baby and take out her womb to save her life, rendering her infertile. When one of her patients came to her and asked for an abortion, claiming children were a nuisance, something in her snapped and she followed the patient later that night and killed her. It was then that she met Grell, and the two of them murdered people as Jack the Ripper since then. Sebastian is ordered by Ciel to kill Grell.
6 - His Butler, At the Funeral 7.32008-11-06Sebastian ends Jack the Ripper's reign of terror. Later, Ciel and Sebastian attend Madam Red's funeral and visit the grave of Jack the Ripper's last victim.
7 - His Butler, Travel 7.32008-11-13By the command of the Queen, Ciel is to secure Houndsworth, a village controlled by a nobleman Henry Barrymore. The supposed resort that the company was in for is, in fact, a dark and dreary place inhabited by a demon dog.
8 - His Butler, Training Animals 7.32008-11-20Ciel and his servants confront the real demon dog of the village of Houndsworth and end up taking it home.
9 - His Butler, a Phantasm 72008-11-27Ciel assigns his servants to take a photo of Sebastian with a camera that reveals what is most precious to the subject that is not of this world (e.g., dead things). Sebastian evades their efforts over and over again effortlessly. In the end, Sebastian takes a photo of Ciel, who had fallen asleep at his desk, with Pluto behind him at the back window which leads to an amusing photograph that confuses the rest of the servants at the mansion. Sebastian later comments that it was an honor to learn that the thing Ciel most treasures that is not of this world is Sebastian himself. (Sebastian is a demon, therefore he is able to show up in the photo because he is not someone of the normal world). Later, Finny wonders how Sebastian can show up as he thinks that Sebastian is someone of this world.
10 - His Butler, On Ice 72008-12-04Ciel and Sebastian visit a festival held on the frozen Thames River and enter an ice-sculpting contest for the prize, a ring with a slice of blue diamond called the Shard of Hope, which is important evidence in an investigation by Scotland Yard into the kidnappings of several young girls. Sebastian creates an ice model of Noah's Ark, complete with animals inside, but the Shard of Hope is apparently lost in the river following a bombing incident. Meanwhile, Elizabeth desperately looks for a present for Ciel's birthday. She later discovers the Shard of Hope in a toy ship she has bought.
11 - His Butler, Whatever 72008-12-11Elizabeth becomes distraught and goes missing and Ciel and Sebastian head into the heart of London to search for her.
12 - His Butler, Lonely 72008-12-18Ciel finds Elizabeth in a tower and rescues her after a brief battle against Drocell. Sebastian does not pursue a strange puppet that seems to have controlled Drocell as its master is far away. Later, Elizabeth celebrates Ciel's 13th birthday with a party at the Phantomhive Estate.
13 - His Butler, Dependent 72008-12-25Ciel begrudgingly lets Prince Soma and his butler, Agni, who arrived from India in search of someone, take up temporary residence at the Phantomhive Estate.
14 - His Butler, Unusually Talented 72009-01-15Agni is revealed to be working for someone and Prince Soma plans to find out why. Along the way, a new goal is set to compete in the Curry Festival against Agni. At the end, Queen Victoria appears.
15 - His Butler, Competes 72009-01-22Queen Victoria attends the Curry Festival competition. Sebastian creates his curry with chocolate, Agni uses blue lobster, and another chef uses a mysterious spice that was given to him by Angela. Sebastian ends up winning with his curry bread, but the people who ate the curry with the mysterious spice become possessed and start attacking others. Sebastian and Agni fight them off and they are cured after a taste of Sebastian's curry bread. With the competition over, Prince Soma and Agni bid farewell to Ciel and Sebastian and return to their homeland.
16 - His Butler, Alone 7.52009-01-29Ciel is informed that the abandoned Ludlow Castle that his estate owns is haunted by ghosts and the workers are too spooked to continue remodeling it into a hotel, so he and Sebastian head to the castle to investigate. There they encounter the ghosts of two princes who were assassinated four centuries ago, Edward V and his brother, Richard. Ciel plays a game of chess against Edward V to pass the night, but he loses and Edward claims Sebastian as his winnings. Alone, Ciel solves the mystery behind the princes. The ghosts of Edward V and Richard thank Ciel and Sebastian before departing for the afterlife, and the remodeling of Ludlow Castle resumes.
17 - His Butler, Dedicates 72009-02-05Queen Victoria's butler informs Ciel that an abandoned monastery in rural Preston has been taken over by a cult that is possibly planning to overthrow the government, so Ciel and Sebastian head there to investigate with the Undertaker and Grell. They find that the cult uses a strange book known as the Doomsday Book to recruit new members and expose their pasts. Ciel is summoned one night and gets taken away by Angela, who reveals herself to be an angel.
18 - His Butler, Transfers 72009-02-12Angela uses Cinematic Record to force Ciel recall his painful past, including the events surrounding his parents' murder, but Ciel eventually rejects her attempt to rewrite his past. She then attempts to purify the members of the cult, but Sebastian, Grell, and William incapacitate her. Angela destroys the monastery and escapes.
19 - His Butler, Jailed 72009-02-19The body of John Stanley, a man who worked under the Queen, is found murdered in the River Thames. The Queen orders Ciel to retrieve an item from Stanley's body. Ciel goes to Lau, who controls the area where Stanley's body was discovered, for information. Lau does not recognize the name, but mentions a new drug, Lady Blanc, the name of which reminds Ciel of Angela. A large amount of the illicit drug is later found in one of Ciel's warehouses. Lau and Ciel are charged with drug trafficking, but Lau escapes. Ciel is separated from Sebastian, who is taken to the Tower. It is revealed that orders for the arrest were given by the Queen through her butler, Ash, with the drugs planted as a pretext.
20 - His Butler, Escapes 72009-02-26Sebastian is tortured in the Tower of London by guardsmen and Angela. Ciel continues to pursue Stanley's case on his own, though Abberline declares his allegiance with Ciel. Ciel frees Sebastian by summoning him through their contract, and together they manage to get onto Lau's junk. Sebastian duels against Ranmao as Ciel confronts Lau, who turns his dao on Ciel. Abberline intercepts in time to take a fatal blow for Ciel and subsequently dies from the wound before Ciel's eyes. Sebastian strikes a blow at Lau to prevent him from continuing to fight, and escapes from the sinking junk with his master.
21 - His Butler, Hires 72009-03-05Ciel's servants show off their hidden talents in an effort to cheer up their master and protect the Phantomhive Estate. Within the mansion, Ciel teaches Elizabeth about chess until sundown. The backgrounds of Maylene, Bard, and Finian are revealed in a series of flashbacks.
22 - His Butler, Cancels 72009-03-12Ciel and Sebastian head off to the Exposition Universelle in Paris to meet Queen Victoria and become wrapped up in the festivities of the Expo. A taxidermy monkey suddenly springs to life and destroys the lighting equipment, so Sebastian makes Ciel escape ahead to an elevator in the Eiffel Tower. Inside he finds Queen Victoria waiting for him. The two arrive at the top of the tower, where the Queen reveals that Ash granted her youth. Sebastian and Ash engage in a duel, raining debris down onto people below, so Ciel calls Sebastian off to prevent hurting them, which angers Sebastian. The next morning Ciel realizes that Sebastian has left him alone at the hotel and is non-responsive to his summoning, so Ciel attempts to make his way back to London on his own. He barely makes it to the port, where he spends the night sleeping cold and hungry on the docks. Meanwhile at the Phantomhive Estate, Ash takes control of Pluto and sets the property around the mansion on fire.
23 - His Butler, Admires 72009-03-19The Phantomhive mansion is burnt to the ground and Tanaka is seen writing in his diary alone in the debris. Ciel stows away in the cargo hold of a London-bound steamship, where he meets the Undertaker, who informs Ciel that he is about to die. The great fire in London has taken many lives yet it remains unabated, turning the once-beautiful city into Hell on Earth. Ciel wanders through the streets and eventually finds his servants trying to tranquilize a rampaging Pluto. He comes to a decision about his existence and gives the servants the order to kill Pluto. Ciel then makes his way to Windsor Castle, where he discovers Queen Victoria dead. The palace guards believe that Ciel murdered the Queen and shoot him. When the guards try to shoot him again, Sebastian appears and saves Ciel. The pair takes off toward the heart of London.
24 - His Butler, Swift 72009-03-26Ciel heads to the Tower Bridge that is still in mid-construction with Sebastian, where he finds the angel Ash. Ciel commands Sebastian to kill the angel. Ciel's servants have taken down Pluto, the Shinigami cut off the supply of souls that fuel Ash's strength, and Sebastian reverts to his true demonic form to defeat Ash. In the aftermath, a fake Queen Victoria emerges and urges London to begin rebuilding. Ciel wakes up being ferried by Sebastian on an ominous river to an unknown location. Sebastian hands Ciel Tanaka's diary, in which Tanaka details the former Lord Phantomhive's knowledge of his impending death. Sebastian and Ciel land at the rubble of a mansion, where Ciel calmly waits for Sebastian to take his soul. Ciel's final order to Sebastian is to make the process as painful as possible, so as to carve the pain of his life into his soul, to which Sebastian agrees. It is not known what happens to Ciel.
Black Butler 2 2010 | 12 Episodes
Black Butler 2 of Black Butler premiered on Jul 01, 2010.
In late-nineteenth century England, one year and three months after the dramatic conclusion of the original series, Kuroshitsuji II introduces a new butler and young master. The sadistic yet cheerful Alois Trancy has faced some harsh times. He was kidnapped as a baby, and was forced to work in a village as a slave. Gradually, he lost his parents, his best friend, and everyone he knew. Alois eventually returned home and became the head of his mansion, but seemed to exhibit some strange behavior ever since. Even more curiously, he returned with Claude Faustus, an enigmatic, emotionless butler with unfathomable talent...
1 - Black Butler 72010-07-01The new season starts out with the protagonist, Alois, repeating "darkness" over and over again. He lies naked on a bed, his body full of bruises. As he walks towards the window, he makes a contract with a demon, causing a spider to appear to form a seal on his tongue. In the next scene, Alois wakes up and his butler Claude announces his uncle is coming to visit. Although the mansion has already been redecorated, Alois orders Claude to return it to the original state because his uncle suspects Alois's legitimacy as the former head's son. After his uncle leaves, a storm breaks out and a cloaked man appears asking for shelter. In return for revealing the contents of his luggage, the cloaked man requests entry into mansion basement. There, he takes out a box of 'New Moon Drop', which is also known as Black Tea. When Claude attacks the man, his identity is revealed to be Sebastian Michaelis, hiding the lifeless body of Ciel Phantomhive in his suitcase. Alois is surprised but also glad he "finally found Ciel Phantomhive" and orders Claude to capture them both. However, after Sebastian knocks out the lights, Alois is terrified and holds on to Claude, begging him not to leave. Sebastian escapes by breaking through the window and runs through the forest in the storm. At the end of the episode, Sebastian opens the tea box and reveals Ciel's blue ring. As he places it on Ciel's finger, Sebastian says, "It's time to wake up, young master".
2 - Solo Butler 72010-07-08Ciel Phantomhive makes remarks about the sound of water and the warmth of the sunlight, but feels uneasy about opening his eyes. After hearing Sebastian's voice, he opens them to find Elizabeth sitting across from him on a boat. Bard, Maylene, and Finny are nearby in a boat as well. They arrive at a newly built bridge, where Ciel makes an announcement concerning its opening. Ciel then runs into Elizabeth, who wishes to seek a rare white stag that lives in the forest. Ciel promptly refuses but eventually agrees once Elizabeth starts crying. In the meantime, Lau and Ranmao hold bets on whether or not they will find the stag. When a storm comes, Ciel wants to stop the search and promises to come back another day. He also says he can just hire people to find the stag for him, which upsets Elizabeth a great deal. She runs away, saying through her tears that Ciel doesn't understand her feelings. After a short while, Finny appears and informs Ciel that Elizabeth is in trouble. Ciel rushes over to find that Elizabeth is trapped on a boat in the fast river currents. Lau points out that the old dam is about to burst. Ciel orders Sebastian to stop the flood and vows to save Elizabeth by himself. Surprisingly, Sebastian breaks the dam upriver, causing a huge amount of water to rush in. The boat is flipped over but Ciel manages to grab hold of Elizabeth. Ciel wakes up in Sebastian's arms and Elizabeth hugs him, apologizing in tears. Ciel yells at Sebastian for not stopping the flood, which prompts Sebastian to say that he changed the shape of the river to prevent future floods. Elizabeth is still upset that they were unable to find the white stag, but Sebastian replies that the white stag is just over the hill. The group runs over to look and discover that the white stag is a hill figure. While Ciel and Elizabeth hold hands, Elizabeth explains that if they finds the white stag, their life will be filled with happiness.
3 - Prostitute Butler 72010-07-15The episode begins with Grell Sutcliffe poetically commenting on a young couple who've just taken pictures. The female suddenly bursts into flames and despite the best efforts of her husband, who takes off his coat to douse the flames, his young bride is burned to ashes. Ciel is asked to investigate the cases, so he approaches Sir Randall and a man who seems to be Abberline. According to Randall, spontaneous human combustion seems to be occurring throughout the city. Randall denies Ciel any information concerning the cases, as it is classified. So, Ciel goes to the one person who might have ready information: The Undertaker. After making the Undertaker laugh, he shows Ciel the recent corpse: ashes in a tiny vial. The young bride is nothing more than ashes now as she was burned in frightfully high temperatures. Ciel then notices the ashes are glittering. At the funereal, the photographer and his overweight wife present the groom with the last photograph the couple took together moments before her death. The man tries to take it, but his bandaged hands cause him to drop the photo frame, causing it to break. The photographer's wife, Margaret Turner, makes a odd expression and Ciel notices a glittering substance akin to the ashes following her. Upon further investigation, they find out that all the victims had two things in common: they were newlywed women and they all went to the Turner Photographers to take their photos. Lau also informs them that he sold his largest shipment of magnesium to them. When they arrive at the photo studio, they see Turner's wife has destroyed the building because her life is miserable without passionate love. She proceeds to go completely insane, sprinkling everything with magnesium and igniting it with her camera's flash. Grell then appears to collect her soul. Surprisingly, Ciel does not remember him, but is vaguely reminded of Madam Red through Grell's overcoat. Turner takes refuge on Big Ben and starts attacking Ciel, who has followed her. Sebastian and Grell stop her before she can do more damage. When Ciel tries to interrogate her, she suddenly bursts into flames, stating the man with golden eyes told her to do this in order to be happy. Later, Ciel discovers that the information was classified because the Queen had asked the Earl of Trancy to investigate the previous cases. Sebastian explained that three years ago, the head of Trancy family died but his son took over as the Earl and head of the family.
4 - Terror Butler 5.52010-07-22Ciel and Sebastian begin the episode in a train station as Finny, Bard, and Mey-Rin send them off. Finny becomes so excited, he bumps into a luggage carrier heaving a large crate onto the train, causing the man to drop the box onto his hand. Ciel briefly observes the scratches on the man's hand as the three servants apologize profusely. The owner of the crate then explains its contents, a mummy in a sarcophagus, are extremely valuable. On the train, it is revealed Ciel was sent by the queen to settle a kidnapping case, and during their investigation, they meet a number of suspicious people, ranging from a tattooed priest to a hot-headed Japanese man. The policeman resembling Abberline arrives on the scene, but causes mass hysteria when he reveals there is a murderer held by police on the train. In the dining car, the policeman reveals himself to be Abberline's twin brother, though Ciel has no recollection of the Abberline he once knew. Afterword, Ciel encounters the luggage carrier from the station, recognizing him by the scratches on his hand, and concludes he's the kidnapper. The man flees to the last car while Ciel and Sebastian give chase, but the kidnapper disconnects the car to escape. Inside the isolated car, the kidnapper demands the ransom from the noble whose son is held hostage, but Sebastian stops him. After the kidnapper explains he put a bomb on the train that will detonate once the train stops, Sebastian kicks him out of the car and pursues the rest of the train. Meanwhile, Abberline begins to suffer from a terrible stomach ache that is assumed to be cholera, and Ciel finds the kidnapped boy in the luggage car where the mummy should be. Before the boy can be released, Ciel is taken hostage by the aforementioned murderer, Jack-Knife Hayward, who demands the train be stopped. However, not only is it revealed to all that the train cannot be stopped due to the bomb, but the train is headed for a broken bridge, and there may be an outbreak of cholera. Many of the passengers rise to aid the situation, including the ex-killer of a priest, and the bomb-savvy archeologist. But even after this grand unity of the passengers, Sebastian insists on taking care of everything himself. He amends the crisis by getting rid of Hayward, tearing off the dining car roof containing the explosives, and halting the train just before it reaches the broken bridge. It also turns out Abberline had not contracted cholera, but abdominal pain caused by a mixture of eel and plums, which is "cured" by a simple gastrointestinal medicine. After all problems have been solved, Claude, who had been in the dining car this entire time, confronts Sebastian. With Ciel out of hearing range, he presents Sebastian with an invitation to the Trancy estate, claiming it would resolve Ciel's revenge.
5 - The Monster Butler 02010-07-29The episode begins with Sebastian warning Prince Soma, Agni, and the rest of Ciel's friends that Ciel has lost his memory, and in order not to cause him any trouble, they must pretend nothing is wrong. However, Soma bursts into tears around Ciel when he arrives at the Trancy estate for the ball, but thanks to the efforts of Agni and Sebastian, Ciel has no real suspicions concerning his memory. Ciel warns Sebastian to be on his guard, because he feels uneasy in the mansion. During the ball, a passing maid spills red wine all over Ciel's costume, so she takes Ciel to a private location to clean the mess before it stains. After Ciel notices the spill hasn't been thoroughly cleaned, the maid begins acting strangely; she comments on Ciel's eye and licks his ear before ultimately running off his the eye patch. Ciel runs after her, eventually reaching the cellar, where Ciel begins seeing and hearing things that occurred during the first episode of this season. The visions cause Ciel to become frantic, so much that he vomits before fleeing to the woods outside. The maid is waiting for him to continue their "game", but Ciel has already figured out she was really Alois all along. Claude and the triplet servants join Alois as Sebastian returns to Ciel's side. Confident his butler is superior to Ciel's, Alois threatens to slaughter everyone attending the ball if Ciel does not willingly give himself up. To Alois's surprise, Ciel refuses. Alois then orders Claude to capture Ciel, while Ciel commands Sebastian to protect him, no matter the cost.
6 - Night Dew Butler 02010-08-05The episode opens as a flashback to the end of season 1, beginning where Sebastian had leaned in to take Ciel's soul. However, just before he is able to feast, he is stopped by an unforeseen problem. The scene then cuts to the present, where the triplet servants continue their fight against Sebastian, in which they are defeated. Meanwhile back at the party, the ball is in full swing. Suddenly, Hannah arrives, carting a strange instrument (later called an armonica) that she plays for the guests. Though the guests are at first memorized, the tune starts to harm them physically. Outside, another fight erupts between the triplet servants and Sebastian. Hannah's music has taken control of the majority of the guests and have turned them into hostile, weapon-toting zombies. While Ranmao and Lau have corks in their ears, Agni assists Prince Soma and his friends to retain control of themselves while fending off the controlled guests. Eventually, the haunting tune reaches the outside, and after Sebastian frightens the triplet servants off for good, he rushes towards the castle with Ciel in his arms. Just as Soma is overwhelmed by the hostile crowd, Sebastian arrives to counter Hannah's melody with his own produced by water-filled glasses. As the armonica shatters, the guests are completely freed and applaud Sebastian's performance. Alois and Claude take this chance to make an entrance, and soon after, Sebastian and Claude agree to have a private conversation. On a lake, Sebastian and Claude duke it out, and during their squabble, it is revealed that Sebastian could not devour Ciel's soul because he had "become a void". It appears Claude somehow snatched Ciel's soul before Sebastian, but could not use it due to it being "incomplete." They strike up a deal afterward in which Alois Trancy will be the new target of Ciel's revenge, and form a contract by dripping their blood into the petals of two roses. Elsewhere, Elizabeth is forced into a dance with Alois, so Ciel joins the dance to get closer to her. As Ciel and Alois pass one-another, they each make a separate vow; Alois whispers "You will be mine" while Ciel promises to kill him.
7 - Killer Butler 02010-08-12Once again, Sebastian and Ciel are invited to the Trancy estate. Ciel initially rejects the invitation, but after discovering some clues pertaining to the murder of his parents, he decides to pay Alois a visit, though only for the purpose of killing him. At the Trancy Estate, Alois has already prepared an enormous chessboard for Sebastian, Claude, the triple servants, and Hanna to battle on while the two young lords observe from afar. Before they can begin, Viscount Druitt appears for the costume ball, but he is a week late. So, he chooses to watch the fight with Ciel and Alois. The triple servants try to take down Sebastian first, but they are easily defeated after Sebastian impales their heads with a spear. Next is Hannah, who also fails after her bullets are unable to so much as graze the Phantomhive butler. Claude stops Sebastian from making another move, as it is tea time for their masters. After a short food fight between Claude and Sebastian, the two serve desserts to their lords and Druitt, who needs the restroom after fawning over both snacks. After the break, Claude and Sebastian resume their "dance." Claude retrieves a strange blade, the Laevatein, from Hanna's stomach and begins to attack Sebastian at full throttle. Meanwhile, Ciel asks Alois to take him inside the mansion for a brief tour, but once they're inside, he challenges Alois to a duel. Following Ciel's unsuccessful attempts to decapitate Alois, Alois gains the upper hand by pushing Ciel from the second story to the ground floor. Just as he intends to finish Ciel off, Ciel grabs Alois's blade. The two butlers outside hear the clang of swords, drop the fight, and track down their lords. However, they are too late. Ciel has stabbed Alois in the side, causing the latter to writhe on the floor. Ciel prepares to finish Alois despite his claims of also losing his parents and pleas for mercy, but is stopped by Claude. Ciel slaps Claude for this, which causes some of his blood to stick to Claude's face. Claude nonchalantly licks the blood, and is immediately entranced. Sebastian scoops Ciel into his arms, informs Claude they'll have to finish their "dance" another day, and leaves. Alois repeatedly orders Claude to help him, but Claude is preoccupied with the blood left over on his cheek. As Alois vomits blood, Claude finally pays attention, but still does not assist Alois. Alois then collapses, presumably dead.
8 - Confessing Butler 02010-08-19Alois has survived the stabbing from the last episode, but still suffers from the horrible injury. When Alois refuses to let Hannah change his bandages, Claude comes in to do so. Alois asks Claude if he is enticed by the blood and Claude admits his desire to devour Alois and smiles for the first time, which disturbs Alois. Later, Alois interrupts Hannah as she is cleaning, crying on top of her and ordering her to take him to Ciel Phantomhive. In a separate room, Claude neatly folds a document into a ring after the triplet servants whisper something into his ear. The scene shifts to Hannah driving a carriage with a bleeding Alois inside. In his flashback, it appears Alois's real name is Jim McCain and the red-haired boy (shown in the first episode) is his little brother, Luca. Alois confesses to his younger brother that he wishes the villagers would die because of how they were treated after becoming orphans. Believing his brother has the power to accomplish such a thing, Luca declares, "Yes, Your Highness." That night, they discover all the inhabitants of the village are dead, which causes Alois to erupt in a delirious joy. Luca is initially happy with him, but seems concerned. Together, they raid the dead for their personal belongings. After a while, Alois feels a chill and decides it's time to leave. He goes on a search for his brother only to find him dead. He then screams with anguish saying that he doesn't want to be alone. Years later, Alois and some other boys are brought to Lord Trancy, a pedophile. After being rejected by Trancy, Alois overhears a method to summon a wish-granting fairy, but instead of a fairy, Alois encounters Claude, but is unable to think of a wish. Alois uses his sex appeal to win over Trancy, and presumably some time after that, he makes a contract with Claude. In the present, the carriage crashes and Grell arrives to take Alois' soul. Alois starts crawling away as Hannah fends off Grell. More flashbacks of encounters between Alois and Claude are shown. In one of the flashbacks, Claude told him that it was Sebastian who destroyed the village as an order from his former master, though his current master is Ciel Phantomhive. It is this information that caused Alois to seek out Ciel and make him suffer, so that he can make Sebastian suffer for killing Luca. Back in the present, Claude arrives just in time to rescue Alois from a hungry wolf, causing Alois to break down on his knees and explain that he needs Claude more than anything. Claude kneels to touch his master's face, but suddenly crushes his head, killing him out of disgust for his unwanted affection, saying that he could never work up an appetite for a soul that would give its love to a mere butler. Taking Alois's ring, Claude states that there is still an use for Alois's soul. Grell appears and shows no hostility towards Claude but has taken interest in the state of affairs. After the credits roll, a once-impaled Hannah looms over Alois's body, gouges out Alois's left eye and whispers something about his wish, putting her face near Alois's affectionately.
9 - Hollow Butler 02010-08-26Claude has gathered his fellow household demons and informs them that his plan is in motion. He explains that Ciel and Alois are more alike than they appear, which he plans to use to his advantage. At the Phantomhive estate, Sebastian receives an order from the Queen, in which Ciel must solve another case. During the carriage ride to the victim's house, Ciel recalls his battle with Alois and how he said both of them are alike - this memory seems to disturb him. Ciel asks Sebastian if he's hiding anything from him regarding Alois Trancy, but Sebastian insists that he has not. The victim, a poor boy, states that a strange, rich boy had gouged out his eyes. Sebastian and Ciel are attacked before they can return to the carriage, so Sebastian asks Ciel to remain concealed in a crate. Ciel feels that he has forgotten things and slowly begins to recollect the time Sebastian had put him in a trunk and told him to stay there. This bothers him so much, he bursts from the crate and flees the scene. Meanwhile, Sebastian battles William Spears and Ronald Knox, who are still investigating Alois's soul. Sebastian eventually escapes. In another part of town, Ciel is framed for the crime he's investigating as Hannah tells the police he is a mentally ill, hostile Alois Trancy. Despite Ciel's protests, he is taken to psychiatric doctors who try to rid him of his "confusion" through torture. These doctors are later killed by Claude, who steps in as Ciel's psychiatrist. Using the shock induced by torture, hypnosis, and Alois's ring that contains his soul, Claude reveals that Luca had made a contract with Sebastian to burn the village and combines the memories of Alois and Ciel. They resemble each other so well ("deep blue to midnight blue"), Ciel believes it was Sebastian who killed his parents. After Sebastian defeats Hannah, who served as a diversion, he arrives to discover an enraged Ciel. Upon Claude's intervention, Ciel commands Sebastian to disappear from his sight. Claude then takes Ciel back to the Trancy manor as his new young master. In the meantime, Sebastian begins to radiate with demonic energy, indicating the battle for Ciel's soul has escalated to greater heights.
10 - Zero Butler 02010-09-02Due to an order given to him in the last episode, Sebastian Michaelis is forced to watch the Trancy estate from the woods surrounding the mansion. He becomes increasingly perturbed as Claude basks in many of Ciel's favorable qualities. In the manor, Claude follows Ciel's every order to please him, but he only succeeds in annoying him. Claude attempts to convince Ciel to break his contract with Sebastian and forge a new one with him as his servant, but Ciel quickly refuses. Claude encounters Sebastian outside the manor, and reminds him that per his master's order, he cannot be seen by Ciel. Sebastian sees Grell and persuades him to help gather information about Luca and the village he and his demon destroyed, Arachnophile. There, an ex-prostitute informs them of the carnage she witnessed at the hands of Luca - only she was spared due to the kindness she showed him. Before she can explain further, she is killed by the triplet servants, who immediately engage Sebastian in combat. Sebastian easily defeats them and binds them upside-down to a tree, and Grell finishes them off with his death scythe. As Grell slices into the three, their cinematic record plays, showing they were present during the great fire that destroyed Arachnophile. The record also shows Ciel helping Hannah stand after he accidentally hit her with his cane, which aggravates Sebastian to the point that he sprints back to the Trancy estate, leaving Grell to follow him. Back at the mansion, Ciel has broken a mirror, under the impression he saw Alois's reflection. At first, Claude assigns Hannah to clean up the mess while Claude returns Ciel to his room, but Ciel then orders Claude to clean the mess in Hannah's place. In his bedchamber, Ciel laments to Hannah that he wishes to return to his own mansion. As he notes the "mysterious" color of Hannah's remaining eye, she abruptly tells him to look into her mouth, which opens to reveal a gaping abyss. Within, Alois's eye squirms and stares back. Ciel cannot only see the eye, but himself from the eye's point of view, which causes the Ciel to scream from terror until he faints. Outside, Sebastian confronts Claude, and their rose-contract is severed. As they begin to battle one another, Ciel's voice can be heard from a thorn-covered clock tower. As Ciel calls for Sebastian, informing him that he'll climb to the top, Claude claims Sebastian is no longer a butler because he violated an order; he must have been seen by his young master. However, Ciel's voice gradually becomes that of Alois Trancy, revealing that the soul in charge of Ciel's body is now Alois. Alois taunts Sebastian from the clock tower's edge, shouting that he will inevitably fall. Before the two can act, Hannah appears before the two butlers and smiles.
11 - Crossroad Butler 02010-09-09Ciel's soul awakens inside his body to see himself looking down from the clock tower. Hannah explains that Ciel's body has been taken over by Alois, and that she will have them journey through the maze made by Alois. Ciel realizes he has been taken over and sifts through the memories in his head to decide which ones are his. The butlers begin their journey through the maze, and soon realize that the answers to the questions are being altered by Alois(and that he has given Claude a handicap). Grell arrives to help Sebastian after he gets a wrong answer, while Alois scratches frantically at Ciel's body. Ciel begins to remember some events of last season, and Alois notes that Ciel is struggling to get back control of his body. As Ciel remembers that his revenge is complete, the maze begins to shift. Ciel begins to question why Sebastian did not eat his soul, so it appears as a question in the maze. Sebastian was unable to eat Ciel's because he lost the arm with the seal of the contract on it, which provided a window of opportunity for Claude to steal Ciel's soul. Claude reaches the place of the final question: why did Claude kill Alois? Claude answers that he killed him because he could ultimately be used as a tool to obtain Ciel. That isn't the answer Alois wants to hear, so he drops Claude down a chute. Alois begins to cry but Hannah tells him that he shouldn't cry, and that Big Brother is always the best, something Luca used to say. Claude reveals in his answer to a question that it was actually Hannah who contracted with Luca. Hannah confirms it and said she had grown tired of eating human souls, as they had become boring. She tells him that Luca was different, and that when she fulfilled his wish, he thanked her for killing the townspeople, something no one had ever done. Hannah, very attached to Luca and Alois, asks Alois to make a new contract with her, to be reunited with Luca. Claude and Sebastian reunite at the place of the final question, and Ciel takes over his body, saying that until Sebastian eats his soul, that he is his butler. However, Alois quickly snatches back Ciel's body, saying that he's found those who love him, and as the butlers race to him, he makes a contract with Hannah. Alois faints after he tells Claude that he wanted his love, and Hannah informs the butlers that she has contracted with Alois and Ciel.
12 - Black Butler 02010-09-16Sebastian, Claude, and Hannah row a boat with Ciel's body to a remote island. Hannah says that both Sebastian and Claude will fight a true Demon's Duel for the right to claim Ciel's soul. After removing the Demon Blade from her body, Hannah places the sword in a cave and the two demon butlers begin their duel. Both butlers take the sword back and forth between them but neither manages to make a fatal blow. Sebastian, feeling confined by the cave, uses the sword to split the island in half creating a large fissure in the ground. In limbo, Ciel and Alois comment on the fight, with Ciel saying Alois doesn't understand Sebastian's motivations. Alois concedes the point, and apologizes for using Ciel for his own purposes. The battle appears to be a stalemate until Claude lands on a rock that gives way under him, causing him to lose his balance. The momentary distraction allows Sebastian to plunge the Demon Blade through Claude's body. Sebastian comments that Alois has been 'playing' with Claude all this time and he never realized it. As he dies, Claude comments that Alois managed to make a 'small ripple' in the long, boring life of a demon, so perhaps Alois's soul was more precious than he thought. Hannah sheds tears of joy and reveals that the contract Alois made with Hannah was to get Claude to acknowledge him. Sebastian comes for Ciel, but Hannah falls to the ocean below with him speaking unheard words that shock Sebastian. He dives in after Ciel and after reaching him, he kills Ciel just as he awakens. Back on the island, Hannah lies down with Claude's body, saying that she, Claude, Alois, and his brother can now all be together. Some time later, Ciel awakens in bed with Sebastian preparing him tea. As Ciel is dressed by Sebastian, his eye takes on a demon glow. It is revealed that as a condition of Alois's wish being fulfilled, Alois asked that Hannah makes Ciel's soul unattainable by either Sebastain or Claude. She did this by causing Ciel to be reborn as a demon. As a result, Sebastian can no longer consume Ciel's soul, but is still bound by their contract. Ciel sends goodbye notes to everyone he knew, dismisses his helpers, and leaves with Sebastian. The final scene has Sebastian carrying Ciel through a field of black and white roses towards a cliff. Ciel says that he feels that a great curse has been lifted from him, with Sebastian responding that in exchange he is 'cursed' to service Ciel forever. Ciel remarks that Sebastian is his butler and wants to only hear one response from him. Sebastian jumps with Ciel from the cliff into the darkness to a place where man and demon are equal, all the while saying, 'Yes, My Lord'.
Black Butler: Book of Circus 2014 | 10 Episodes
Black Butler: Book of Circus of Black Butler premiered on Jul 11, 2014.
Ciel and his butler, Sebastian, are asked by her Majesty to investigate the mysterious disappearance of small children and they are pointed in the direction of a traveling circus which's arrival to town coincides with the disappearances of the kids.
1 - Book of Circus: His Butler, Presenting 72014-07-11Our favorite butler and master are back with more tea and cakes, more cutlery-based warfare, and more evil to rout from the London underworld.
2 - Book of Circus: His Butler, Taking the Stage 02014-07-18After a letter from Queen Victoria, some breaking and entering, and a trip to Undertaker, Sebastian and Ciel go to the circus. The mission: find a large group of missing children. The obstacle: Sebastian loses it a little when he's around cats...
3 - Book of Circus: His Butler, Hired 02014-07-25The air is thick with trapezes, knives, and pointed jibes as Sebastian and Ciel audition for the circus. Then after the excitement dies down, they see an unexpected familiar face in the rehearsal tent...
4 - Book of Circus: His Butler, Colleague 02014-08-01Sebastian and Ciel have done undercover work before, but this particular job presents some unique challenges.
5 - Book of Circus: His Butler, Taking Flight 02014-08-08Sebastian and Will may well be the most awkward duo in circus history, but Ciel currently has bigger problems.
6 - Book of Circus: His Butler, Liaison 02014-08-15Sometimes Sebastian's revisions to a plan can be dangerous.
7 - Book of Circus: His Butler, Careful Tending 02014-08-22Before they pay the baron a visit, Sebastian decides to take some advice from Soma.
8 - Book of Circus: His Butler, Sneering 02014-08-29Lord Kelvin invites Ciel to replay a certain night from his past, and Ciel's servants receive some unexpected visitors at the mansion.
9 - Book of Circus: His Butler, Serene 02014-09-05The world is never kind to anyone.
10 - Book of Circus: His Butler, Fulfilling His Duty 02014-09-12Sebastian carries out his remaining orders, and as usual, Will is left to clean up the mess.
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