Black Butler

Black Butler

Volume 1

Paperback - 2010
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"Just a stone's throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom, its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria's faithful servant ... and a slip of a twelve-year old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master's wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London's underbelly, there is practically nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say Sebastian is too good to be true ... or at least, too good to be human"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st Yen Press ed.
ISBN: 9780316080842
Characteristics: 184 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kimura, Tomo - Translator
Biswas, Tania
Alternative Title: Black butler. Vol. 1


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Jun 05, 2017

Person 1: Hey, what's Ceil's parent's name?
Person 2: Ash and Amber.

Jun 04, 2017

I didn't think I would like it at first, but after reading it I can say that I'm very impressed. The art is a little poor but still cute and you can tell that the author is trying very hard on details. It seriously made me laugh out loud, but the only thing is it gets a little violent toward the end which is good if you're like me. I give this book a thumbs up

Oct 05, 2016

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this manga it's so good and suggust it to any reader.But the the anime is way different, but I like the anime better. Ceil should cross dress more.

Aug 31, 2016

Appreciate Sebastian and Ceil in all their glory

Jun 27, 2016

Black Butler, to be honest, was my first manga and I fraxing loved and still love it!

I love the story and as all female readers (and some male readers, too) would say, Sabby-chan is so fricking hot and cute! How can someone be hot and cute at the same time?! Well, they have to be one heck (I don't want to get reported for saying...ya know) of a butler!

Anyway, I enjoy the story, I love the characters, I love the side-stories, and the art style of this manga is my favorite of any manga I've ever read.

Another note about this series is that I have watched the 1st season of the anime and I do perfer the manga over the anime but I guess it's all about which one you start off with.

The only thing that I have to complain about is that Ceil doesn't crossdress enough.LOL

I will give this series a 10/10!
My favorite characters are Sebastian, Griel (who can hate Griel!), Undertaker, Mai-Rin, and Finny.

Jun 18, 2016

black butler so cute : , 3

Mar 07, 2016

Volume 1 is the best. I could read this manga again and again. Can't get enough of that Sebastian swag. Favourite manga I've read so far! XD

Feb 22, 2015

To be honest, I have to say I liked the anime better. But this is really good too...the plot is more confusing. And in the manga, the first volume is relatively dull...but anyways it's really good; it's one of the best manga/anime series I've read/watched :)

Oct 22, 2014

Wow! That's awesome!!

Jul 24, 2014

I LOVE this series sooo much!!!!!!! Sebastian is so hawt! 0////w////0

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Nov 12, 2014

"Yes, My Lord"

Booklover1235 Jun 28, 2012

a really good book to read when you just want to get away.


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Booklover1235 Jun 28, 2012

in london lies the queens faithful watchdog,Ciel phantomhive, A 12 year- old boy.He is the head of the phantomhive family and has his loyal butler, Sebastian to help him carry out any desire needed. If sebastian is needed at a dinner party gone wrong, or to aid the search of a family's murder, there is nothing sebastian cannot do. He may even be too good to be human...or at least thats what people say.


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