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Black Butler: Complete First Season (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

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Editorial Reviews

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. Together, they’ll prowl the darkest alleys of London on a mission to snuff out those who would do evil. They’re a rare sight, these two: the Butler who dismembers with dazzling cutlery – and the Young Master who carries the devil’s marking. Rest assured that wherever they may be headed, it’ll be one hell of a ride.

Special Features

Episode 1 commentary
  • Episode 7 commentary
  • Episode 16 commentary
  • Episode 21 commentary
  • The Story Thus Far with Narration from Tanaka (English 5.1 & Japanese 2.0 with subtitles)
  • Bonus episode: His Butler, Performer (English 5.1 & Japanese 2.0 with subtitles)
  • Musician profile with bio information on Becca Textless opening song – Monochrome Kiss
  • Textless closing songs – I’m ALIVE! and Lacrimosa
  • Trailers

  • Product Details

    • Actors: Daisuke Ono, Maaya Sakamoto, J. Michael Tatum, Brina Palencia, Monica Rial
    • Directors: Toshiya Shinohara
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Widescreen
    • Language: Japanese, English
    • Subtitles: English
    • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
    • Number of discs: 7
    • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
    • Studio: Funimation Prod
    • DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012
    • Run Time: 600 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: B0071LEH14
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,025 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

    Customer Reviews

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    60 of 67 people found the following review helpful By annabell on May 1, 2012
    Format: Blu-ray
    I love this anime, it is absolutely insanely awesome. I highly recommend it. Sebastian is the most bad ass butler I've ever heard of. This whole series is spectacular. There are demons, grim reapers, people you'll adore, people you'll have fun hating, it has everything.

    Aku made shitsuji desu.
    That's Sebastian's catch phrase of sorts, roughly translating to "I am one hell of a butler" or "I am a devil of a butler"
    But in Japanese it has two meanings, also sounding like this:
    Akuma de shitsuji desu.
    That means "I am a devil and a butler"

    Also instead of Grell saying "Bassy" it's actually "Sebas-chan" which in Japanese would be like a disrespectful (since Sebastian hates him) pet name.

    Hope you found that interesting!
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    23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By L. Delaney on April 1, 2014
    Black Butler is the first anime I've watched and it was nothing I was expecting and more than I was hoping for. You probably know the bare bones of the story but I'll give you a quick rundown. Ciel Phantomhive is a 12 year old boy whose parents were killed and he is now the head of the expansive and lucrative Phantomhive business and estate. He has four servants. Three are sort of goofy and then there's Ciel's butler, Sebastian. Sebastian's not just any butler. He's a demon with whom Ciel has entered into a contract. Sebastian does Ciel's bidding, keeps him alive, and searches for the people who killed Ciel's parents. Once the culprits are dead, Sebastian gets to eat Ciel's soul. As Sebastian and Ciel search for the killers there are also mysteries to solve because Ciel has also fallen into the role of the Queen's guard dog now that his parents have died. It's a lot. It's a whole lot.

    Let's start with the characters. Most people focus on Sebastian but it was Ciel who stole the show for me. He's the most complex and ruthless 12 year old ever. He's dedicated to revenge, married to his hatred for whoever killed his parents, and quite comfortable with the fact that he's going to Hell. He's the guard dog for the queen, both the supernatural and adults all but bow to him even though they do it grudgingly. You would think that a child could not be convincing as such a powerful and exacting character but Ciel is more than convincing. The scene where he sticks a gun in an adult's mouth while demanding information is made all the more chilling when he calmly says "children are not very patient". If any 12 year old could run the underworld, demand people's death, defy death himself, and make a pact with a demon, that child is Ciel.

    And then we have Sebastian.
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    23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By AudreyT on April 5, 2012
    Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
    This show is one of the best animes I've seen in a while, (although the manga is a bit better for those who want to check it out), but overall this anime is very well done with lots of mystery, action, and humor. If you haven't seen it yet you're missing out!
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    In 2006, mangaka Yana Toboso ("Rust Blaster") began working on his second manga that year for Square Enix's "Monthly GFantasy" magazine. The series nown as "Kuroshitsuji" (Black Butler) would receive a large fanbase due to its bishounen characters.

    By 2008, "Black Butler" would receive an anime adaptation featuring production by A-1 Pictures ("Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode", "El Cazador de la Bruja", "Valkyria Chronicles") directed by Shinohara Toshiya ("Lupin III: Crisis in Tokyo", "Gurren Lagann", "Samurai Deeper Kyo"), a screenplay by Mari Okada "CANAAN", "Aria the Natural", "Red Garden", "PoPoLoCrois"), music by Taku Iwasaki ("Angel Heart", "R.O.D. - The TV", "Soul Eater"), character designs by Minako Shiba (".Hack/Sign", "Letter Bee", "Madlax") and art direction by "Hiromasa Ogura" ("Ghost Hound", "Aquarian Age", "Appleseed"). The opening theme "Monochrome Kiss" is by SID and the ending theme "I'm Alive" is by BECCA.

    And since the release of the original manga series and anime series, the popularity of "Black Butler" has led to a musical, drama CD's, a video game and books have been released in Japan.

    While the manga is still ongoing in Japan, the anime series has continued with two full seasons at 48 episodes long and now both seasons are being released on Blu-ray/DVD courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment.


    "Black Butler" is a violently, dark and bloody anime. Anime production by A-1 Pictures, Inc. is well done as artistic backgrounds of London during the Victorian Era is painted with great shadowing and the action sequences are also well-done as we get several styles which include a serious to more fun and hilarious style of animation.

    What I enjoy about the series are the overall character designs and the costume designs.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Raven on January 14, 2013
    Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
    Black Butler, Season 1

    This set includes 3 DVD and 2 Blu Ray discs. Playback, color, clarity, and sound are outstanding. The animation, scenes, and artwork are amazingly detailed and realistic, You won't be disappointed. and it all begins as follows

    Ciel Phantomhive is the son of lord Victor Phantomhive who's parents are brutally murdered, and then suffers a horrible experience of his own. Wanting revenge he summons and makes a pact with demon Sebastian the deal is made and and both sides agree, Ciel is marked and bears Sebastian's mark until the bargain has been fulfilled. Sabastian is very charismatic, intelligent, classy, well spoken, and handsome he works as a servant for Ciel. This series is a mix of comedy, drama, murder, and mystery, with a dash of romance thrown in every once in a while it has plenty of action along with some great plot twists

    One great example of the action content is seen in one episode where Ciel is kidnapped and held for ransome by a large group of mafia men. A letter is sent to Sabastian Mey Rin swiftly brings it to Sabastian who then sets out to rescue the young lord. inside the vast estate is when you get to see Sebastian's assassin like abilities when he uses the most surprising things as weapons against armed men with a skill that would make a ninja and samurai proud

    Sebastian goes into the back room where Ciel being held by the mob boss. Ciel remains calm and seemingly uncaring while waiting to be rescued by Sebastian.
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    Is there any benefit to buy the blu ray version if you already own the...
    Its a upscale for sure BD. Not that great either, you are better off using a DVD upscaler.
    Since its combo if you dont own it, its nice anyway.

    Only has special S2 His Butler, Performer
    Missing S1 13.5.
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