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Black Butler - Season One Part One

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)


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  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: FUNIMATION
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00477VLXM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218,895 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Episode 01 commentary

Episode 07 commentary

Musician profile

Textless opening song

Textless closing song

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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.

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series, but the manga tops the cake January 7, 2011
Format:DVD
I love this anime a lot, though I have to agree with other reviewers and say the manga is better. But hey, what manga ISN'T better than the anime(other than ones that were written after the anime). I am not going to make this review very long, seeing how I personally hate reviews that pick at every little thing in the series, and are 5 pages long. (plus I am a bit lazy to make it very detailed)

Art/Animation:
I liked the art. I totally disagree with the other reviewer saying it was hard to recognize Sebastian in the anime. Seriously? What? Are you partially blind or something? Animation and drawings are completely different, so there obviously be some differences. I enjoyed both greatly.

Story:
I've read up to the most recent chapter releases of the manga, in Japan and I can't tell even begin to tell you how far way this anime strays from the plot of the manga. Though I suppose it'd be boring for both the anime and manga to be completely the same. Yes, there was some slight fillers in the first season, but nothing too bad that made me even begin to dislike the series. I wasn't a big fan of where the plot went at the ending of the series though, mainly because it got sort of dumb and freaky.

Characters:
The characters are amazing in BOTH the anime and manga. I love all the characters, (okay, all of them except Lizzy) and think their personalities are shown very well.

Overall:
I'd highly recommend this series. Especially if you are a fan of BL (there are some nice hints). I LOVE all of Yana Toboso works, and will be a fan for a very long time. While this series has it's -.- moments. I still very much enjoyed it.

Ps. I haven't purchased this product but I plan to. I just wanted to leave a review that this series was very good, since it got such a bad review.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great anime, but English Version...? January 12, 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Okay, I gotta admit I watched the fansubs for this looong before it was announced for an American release and - I LOVE IT! The manga is awesome, the anime is awesome too! The plot is pretty good, the characters highly interesting, the art beautiful, the music great. All around well worth watching by any anime fan, especially if you're a fangirl (who can say no to Sebastian's demon grin?) So, even though I had already watched the entire series when it was released in the US I grabbed it up on pre-order (and got a dang good price here too!) But I gotta say the English version's voice acting drove me insane! As good as the translation and adaptation was the fake British accents were...well horribly grating on the ears. I can't actually watch it in English because of this! Funimation has a Youtube channel with a few episodes in English, I say try them on there first! I normally like British accents too but I can't take this! However, if you set it in Japanese with English subtitles, it's pretty good! The packaging is pretty too! Sebastian and Ciel on one side of the box and Grell and Madame Red on the other (plus Sebastian on the individual DVD covers and the covers are reversible with more art on the inside!), a nice and shiny black box will also be able to hold the second part of season one perhaps...there is definitely extra space in there for some reason! The only let down of the limited edittion seems to be well, what exactly is different? The limited edition comes with a pretty box...but the DVD's don't seem to have any extra's that aren't on the standard edition...no special goodies either like I was told on ANN. If you want a collector's box it's worth it, but if you want something more you will be disappointed. Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have! January 4, 2011
By Ock
Format:DVD
This is an absolutely brilliant anime that I'd highly recommend. It has a well rounded story and very clever plot lines. The characters are very well made and unique, and the characters develop throughout the anime. And the art style is a perfect 5 star, I can't recall another anime with such elegant and unique art style.
There are a few questionable yaoi moments, but it doesn't overtake the anime and it's mostly noticeable only if you look into it. The 'yaoi' of this anime is probably over advertised and isn't used nearly as much in the actual anime. So it's just however you wan't to look at it.
I would recommend watching it in Japanese though, it sounds right and it's worth reading the subtitles.
Overall it is a must have.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must See For All Anime Fans November 24, 2010
Format:DVD
This is the most amazing anime I have ever seen! It has just about everything from, dark, depressing moments to 12 year old boys in dresses to laugh out loud comedy and (let's not forget) the questionable yaoi. I would say mostly for fans of Vampire Knight, Blood+, and Will O Wisp. It has such an interesting story line and the cast looks amazing. I can't wait to see the 'corset scene' in english ;D That's a classic scene!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's paint the town red...if you can stomach it that is. November 22, 2010
By Yamila
Format:DVD
Kuroshitsuji has hit America! First time I saw this or heard of it was when I was radomally looking on mangafox to discover more manga. And I stumbled upon this. Now, usually what makes me want to really read something is by the art work or the title to it. And seeing as how I like things dark and depressing, I chose to give this a little shot. Maaan, I LOVE THIS!!! You guys would probably drop dead with laughter if you ever stumble upon the scene where Sebastian puts Ciel in a corset. That was classic! But I'm not going to spoil it 'cause that would be evil, but I can't get off into it that much because I'm only on vol. 5 and I've had some sneak peaks with the episodes on youtube, but by far what I've seen, Square Enix is once again at it. If any of you have heard Vampire Knight and or Will O' Wisp (All time favs), then you'll TOTALLY love this one. If not, there is something incrediably wrong with you guys. But be forwarned, the anime and manga don't exactly have the same story line as I found that out the hard way. The circus one is only in the manga cause I didn't see it when I was watching some of the anime. But get this, you'll love the dark humor, sad moments, and...I'm not too sure about the questionable yaoi...but I love it! Let's paint the town red for the best shinigamii; Greil!XD
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Its pretty good.
Like other people have said this anime is very good but the manga is a lot better. However its totally okay to see both to see how they are alike and different. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Pamela Garza
3.0 out of 5 stars Now and Again
I wasn't a fan of the ending, but I liked most of it. The characters aren't very dynamic and some of them are more annoying than anything. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jessica Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
The Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) series is an excellent one. Very interesting and enjoyable. A good balance of dark and light moments, and a good plot as well. Read more
Published 9 months ago by P. S. Kiesling
5.0 out of 5 stars Great anime to watch!
When I first got it I just couldn't stop watching it over and over again because its that good because it's something worth buying and watching.
Published 9 months ago by Malcolm Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Love
I was so happy to find this DVD on Amazon at a great price. Anime is so expensive which is why my anime collection is not as big as I would like. Thank you, Amazon!
Published 9 months ago by Kristen Brusstar
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Butler season 1 part 2
Love it!!! Was just what my daughter wanted. She was very happy and it saved me a load of money.
Published 15 months ago by Stacy Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful animation style!
I was really impressed with the high quality of animation put into this. When I ordered it, I wasn't sure what to expect. It's definitely worth the money! Read more
Published on March 28, 2012 by ArahKai
5.0 out of 5 stars The First Anime to Hook Me
I don't generally get very involved in anime. I'm a "social watcher". My friends watch it, so I do too. But Black Butler hooked me. It's immensely enjoyable and never dull. Read more
Published on February 29, 2012 by Ms Meep
5.0 out of 5 stars Best anime show ever!!!
I love Black Butler. It's a good historic fiction anime. I love the Limited Edition of the 2 DVD set. It's really beautiful! The anime has a good dark side.
Published on February 1, 2012 by Cory L
5.0 out of 5 stars Voices
I love the Black Butler anime, and am currently working my way through the manga series. Here are my thoughts SOLELY BASED on the Japanese vs. the English versions. Read more
Published on January 23, 2012 by Claire
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So what comes with the Limited Editoin
I should be getting mine today, so I'll be able to tell you later...my guess is you might want to wait for a price drop if you can resist buying it now, though. I don't know that it really comes with anything special other than the packaging -although Hetalia did come with a bandana when I bought... Read more
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