Black Butler

Black Butler

Season 1, Part 1

DVD - 2011
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Ciel Phantomhive is the most powerful boy in all of England, but he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering. Forced to watch as his beloved parents were brutally murdered, Ciel was subsequently abducted and violently tortured. Desperate to end his suffering, the boy traded his own soul for a chance at vengeance, casting his lot with the one person on whom he could depend: Sebastian, a demon Butler summoned from the very pits of hell. Contains episodes 1-12.
Publisher: United States : FUNimation, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781421022758
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 BLA
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (300 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Oct 10, 2017

The story follows a young noble boy named Ciel Phantomhive who lived with his wealthy parents in England. One night on his tenth birthday his parents are killed and he is surrounded by flames. He was kidnapped by the unknown culprits. After a month of humiliating torture the unknown culprits put a mark on his body called "Noble Beast" - Ciel unknowingly summons a demon in human form and signs a contract with him. He has to save Ciel in his pain and help him to get revenge for his family and serve him by being his butler and in exchange he will take Ciel's soul. Ciel named his demon butler Sebastian Michaelis. Ciel's family were the queen Victoria's guard and they were named evil noble among people because they knew all of the Queen's secret plans at that time. Since he's from the Phantomhive he has to do what his family was doing before, executing the queen's secret plans and dealing with underworld criminals. In the entire story Ciel can't do much, he only orders around his butler Sebastian. He found a lot of criminals until he finally found the people who killed his family and got revenge on them with the help of Sebastian who has supernatural ability with the fastest speed and amazingly strong. After he got revenge from the criminals who made him suffer and murdered his family he decides to give his soul to Sebastian since his contract has been finally accomplished. The last scene in the anime season 1 of Black Butler, Sebastian took his soul and that was how it ends.
This review is only for black butler anime season 1. Unlike others I didn't enjoy this anime or the manga so much because I thought Ciel as the main character was very useless and evil hearted. Main characters should be nicer usually but I did like Sebastian's powers. I hope you liked my story. Thank you very much. Rating 6/10.
- @animelover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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