Black Butler II 2 Seasons 2012

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Season 2
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18. The Story of Will the Reaper TV-MA

Will and Grell are tasked with training the new students of the Reaper Association. As they lead the recruits through the process, Will reflects on the past, when he and Grell first teamed up to take the Reaper exam.

Runtime:
25 minutes
Original air date:
April 3, 2012

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Season 2

Product Details

Season year 2012
Network FUNimation
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Jason C. Ditz on May 4, 2012
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The first series of Black Butler was a fascinating story, involving some very dark comedy, some downright weird historical anachronisms, and some nice interplay between the characters. Little girl Queen Victoria and crazy angels and a "New London Bridge" being constructed of human souls. It was just a fun watch from start to finish.

The second series is by no means bad, and I did enjoy it, but the introduction of Alois Trancy (which ended up being the whole storyline) was really uncomfortable. It took all the weird molestation undertones that Sebastian-Ciel's relationship had (buried behind a "demon devouring a soul" motif) and brought it really far out into the open. Alois is damaged goods from the ground up, he's literally molested by his adopted father and he's got his own father-figure demon to devour his soul, just like Ciel does. But where Ciel comes off as vulnerable (and desperate to hide it), resigned to relying on Sebastian even with the knowledge that the "devouring" is coming sooner or later, Alois is cruel, and seems to relish his fate, and flies off the handle when his own demon decides he'd rather "devour" someone else.

Overall the second series is good, and if you're a huge fan of the first you won't be sorry you watched it. Some of the bonus OVAs included are also tremendously fun. Just be prepared, there will be some awkward moments.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By AggieZ on April 4, 2012
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GORGEOUS packaging!
Full of the entire season on both blu-ray and dvd, and it contains all the OVAs listed!
The box and the series is absolutely stunning!!
WELL worth the 3 month pre order wait if you ask me!! LOL
I love it! I recommend it to EVERYONE!!!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Shrek433 on April 3, 2012
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I must say, I bought this the day it came out and honestly, I have no regrets. the case is HUGE and there is a surprise for everyone. I am not dissapointed at all. FIVE STARS! Sadly it's only 12 episodes but I hope they go on. This is a good series.

It's SOOO worth it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott on June 13, 2012
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The Black Butler franchise is a very artistic but dark series, especially the 2nd season. The 1st season had more of a whimsical side but this is a good season as well. If you loved the first season, you will either love or hate this one as it has a different feel to it. If you are familiar with the manga, then none of the 2nd season is cannon. But that doesn't mean it isn't interesting.

I don't want to spoil anything about this, but basically you are getting the 2nd season on blu-ray and dvd. That consists of the show's 12 episodes and 6 OVAs (extra stories). There are also some commentaries and extras like outtakes. It has 2 blu-ray discs and 3 dvd discs of the same material. It also has reversible covers. The case is pretty solid as well. One thing to take note is that the box and containers are blu-ray size. So if you were planning on fitting your non-blu-ray, season one dvd set in here, that's not going to happen.

The reason I put 4 stars is because even though the 2nd season is good, it's not as good as the first to me. Also, some characters don't really get as much screen time in this. But it is worth the watch and buy. The 1st season is definitely worth the watch and buy and is a must own for any anime fan.

Black Butler is similar to Death Note and xxxHolic so if you happened to like either of those series, then maybe this is your cup of tea. And if you are older then 14, then you should have one heck of a time enjoying this. Get this set and bring out your inner demon. >:p
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Crystal T. on July 8, 2012
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I loved the first season and the second season is no different. Although, I have to say I'm not too fond of Alois Trancy and Claude. But I love how there is a lot more Grell in this season. He's one of my favorite characters. The extras were great and I love the "The Story of Will the Reaper". I wish there was a spin off series of just the reapers. It would be cool to find out more about them. ^_^
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Komatsu on June 6, 2012
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Black Butler 2 has a solid storyline and in my opinion it is way better than season 1. It is like everyone on here is saying, "it is disturbing." I don't want to give too many details about what happens on this season but you will not regret purchasing this limited edition box set. It is a great story and you are for sure want to watch it again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KT on May 4, 2012
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I was excited to hear that this season of Black Butler was coming out on DVD in the U.S. because I tried looking everywhere online for the OVAs and could find some of them, but not all. This was the selling point for me!
I had watched this season already once before I bought this, and can say that I liked it because of the return of a lot of my favorite characters --Grell :3-- but I feel like it ended like a bad fan fiction. That's just my opinion though. This season is definitely radically different from the first, which follows the manga to some extent, for those of you familiar with that. However, this one is still wildly entertaining, and includes new characters and another sexy demon butler, so I would suggest it to anyone who's a fan of the series!
I was also pleased that it contained both DVD and Blu-ray! A must have for any anime or Black Butler fan!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 1, 2012
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I sooooooooo approve of the english voices for all the new charaters! I was a bit worried I have to say about what dear Alois's beautiful voice was going to sound like because of how amazing his Japanese one was....being a hardcore Kuroshitsuji fan I can say that the American cast did a glorious job and the extra OVAs are super cute.....i deeply recommend this to anyone who loves sweetly twisted plots and dark humor!
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