Thursday, 30 July 2015

Manga Madness: Black Butler

An nyoung 
Ni hao 

It's another Manga Madness and this week it's Black Butler also known as Kuroshitsuji. After seeing a lot of people Cosplay characters of Black Butler I decided to give it a go and begun with the anime but more on that tomorrow all I will say is that it was good enough for me to decide to read the manga.
Written and illustrated by Yana Toboso it follows the young Earl Ciel Phantomhive and his exquisite butler Sebastian Michaelis. Ciel witnesses the murder of his parents and he himself is then kidnapped and tortured, Sebastian appears and forms a contract with Ciel to help him get revenge for his parents and also to protect him while he plays the role of the Queen's guard dog, as you may have guessed there is something I'm not telling you about Sebastian; he's a demon and when his contract with Ciel is fulfilled he gets to devour Ciel's soul.
The series is set in London during the Victorian Era and one of the stories that caught my eye was they included Jack The Ripper into the story (many of my friends know that this part of history interests me) even though they keep the victims true to history like all stories with Jack The Ripper the killer is changed to fit the plot and even though I've revealed one person from this section in my pictures I kept the other behind for you to find out for yourself, I never saw it coming.
So far 21 volumes have been released and the manga is still on going but as of yet I only have 6 volumes (I've only read 3 so far) and so far there's nothing I can fault them for the story and illustrations are amazing, I love that each volume has an alternate cover and name behind the real cover and each volume has a picture that shows the characters that are introduced in that volume, check out tomorrow's anime post for more character info.

Volume 1
Inside cover
Black Host
Back cover
Mey-Rin, Finnian, Baldroy, Ciel,
Sebastian & Tanaka

Sebastian's choice of weapons

Volume 2
Inside cover
Black Doctor 
Back cover
Grell Sutcliffe, Madam Red, Lau, Ciel,
Sebastian & The Undertaker
Sebastian's weakness 

Ciel dressed as a girl 

Volume 3
Inside cover
Black Ninja 
Back cover
William T. Spears, Grell Sutcliffe,
Ciel & Sebastian

Volume 4
Inside cover
Black Racer
Back cover 
Agni, Prince Soma, Ciel &

Volume 5
Inside cover 
Black Chef
Back cover
Fred Abberline, Arthur Randall, Ciel,
Sebastian, Lau & Ran-Mao 

Volume 6
Inside cover 
Black Golfer
Back cover 
I only know Ciel & Sebastian 
not read this far

I suggest even if you don't read manga but have an interest in all thinks dark for example: Vampires, demons and monsters then check out Black Butler and you could be pleasantly surprised.
You see it's one devil of a manga.
See you soon! 

An nyoung 
Zai Jian 


  1. I love your post dear! Have a nice day:)

    1. Thank you, hope you had a good day :)