List of Kuroshitsuji episodes
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The episodes of the 2008 Japanese animated television series Kuroshitsuji ( lit. Black Butler) are based on the Kuroshitsuji manga series drawn and illustrated by Toboso Yana. The episodes are directed by Toshiya Shinohara and produced by A-1 Pictures. The plot of the episodes follows Sebastian Michaelis, a demonic butler who is obligated to serve Ciel Phantomhive, the twelve-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family, due to a contract he made with Ciel.



The episodes started airing on October 2, 2008 on Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting and Mainichi Broadcasting System. Other stations that air the episodes at later dates include Hokkaido Broadcasting, Kumamoto Asahi Broadcasting, RCC Broadcasting, Shizuoka Broadcasting System, Tokyo Broadcasting System, and several other broadcasting networks. The anime adaptation of the manga was confirmed on July 11, 2008 by Gakken's Animedia magazine, and the official website of the anime began to stream a trailer of the anime on July 26, 2008. Two DVD compilations are planned for release by Aniplex; the first compilation is to be released on January 21, 2009 and the second on February 25, 2009.

Three pieces of theme music are used for the episodes: one opening theme and two closing themes. The opening theme is "Kiss of Monochrome" by the Japanese rock band Sid, the current closing which began airing with episode 14 is "Lacrimosa" by Kalafina, while the first closing theme is "I'm Alive!" by the American singer Rebecca Hollcraft, commonly known as Becca. Two singles containing the theme music and other tracks have been released; the single containing tracks from Sid was released on October 29, 2008 and the single from Becca was released on October 22, 2008. The third single containing tracks from Kalafina has a release date of March 4, 2009.


01"His Butler, Talented"
"Sono Shitsuji, Yūnō" (その執事、有能) October 2, 2008
Ciel Phantomhive is awakened by his butler, Sebastian Michaelis, who informs Ciel that Damian, the head of one of his factories, is coming for a visit. Sebastian orders the household staff, Bard, the cook, Finian, the gardener, and Meirin, the maid, to prepare for Damian's arrival. However, their attempts result in disaster, as Bard overcooks the food, Finian kills the garden by spraying herbicides on it, and Meirin breaks all of the silverware. To resolve the situation, Sebastian orders them to rearrange the yard into a stone Japanese garden and has Bard make beef tataki. Damian, impressed with the staff's preparations, plays a board game with Ciel in which his character loses his legs and is ultimately incinerated. Following the dinner, Damian calls his associate, commenting that the factory he owns has been sold and he is attempting to fraudulently acquire more money from Ciel. When Damian attempts to return to the lounge, the scenario in the game occurs in real life, as he breaks one of his legs, and Sebastian locks him in the oven, to be burned with the dessert. He later runs away from the mansion.

02 "His Butler, Strongest"
"Sono Shitsuji, Saikyō" (その執事、最強) October 9, 2008
Ciel is kidnapped for ransom, but Sebastian easily defeats a mob of underlings, with various kitchen supplies, and retrieves his master.

03 "His Butler, Omnipotent"
"Sono Shitsuji, Bannō" (その執事、万能) October 16, 2008
Elizabeth, Ciel's fiancee, arrives at the Phantomhive Estate for a visit. While Ciel does not wish to dance with her, Sebastian convinces him to learn to dance for the sake of preserving his social reputation, and teaches him a simple waltz. Later, Elizabeth is unhappy with Ciel wearing his own ring in favour of the one she has brought him, and breaks Ciel's ring on the floor in a fit of pique. Ciel comes close to bitting Elizabeth but is stopped by Sebastian, who explains to Elizabeth that Ciel's ring is the Phantomhive family's ring. Elizabeth is upset, but Ciel throws the ring out of the window and declares that he is the head of the Phantomhive family, with or without it. Ciel then wipes Elizabeth's tears away and dances with her. That night, Sebastian finds Ciel depressed in bed and produces Ciel's ring, undamaged. Ciel wonders how many Phantomhives have died wearing the ring. He tells Sebastian to stay by his side until he falls asleep, amusing Sebastian and causing him to comment on Ciel showing his weaknesses to him.

04 "His Butler, Capricious"
"Sono Shitsuji, Suikyō" (その執事、酔狂) October 23, 2008
The news of Jack the Ripper terrorizes the city of London. Sebastian narrows the suspects down to a single man, a Viscount. Madame Red creates a plan for Sebastian, Ciel and Lau to attend a ball to catch the culprit, which involves Ciel wearing a dress and Sebastian pretending to be his tutor. They realise that Elizabeth is attending the ball and dance across the ballroom to avoid her. The Viscount takes a liking to Ciel, who attempts to seduce him, while Sebastian distracts Elizabeth and the other guests by pretending to be a magician. Alone in a room with the Viscount, Ciel loses consciousness, later awaking to find himself being sold in a large underground auction. He calls Sebastian, who disposes of the audience and takes Ciel away as the police arrive.

05 "His Butler, Encounters"
"Sono Shitsuji, Kaikō" (その執事、邂逅) October 30, 2008
Ciel and Sebastian continue to pursue Jack the Ripper and come to a confrontation at the house of the latest victim.

06 "His Butler, at a Funeral"
"Sono Shitsuji, Sōsō" (その執事、葬送) November 6, 2008
Sebastian ends Jack the Ripper's reign of terror. Later, Ciel and Sebastian attend Madam Red's funeral and visit the grave of Jack the Ripper's last victim.

07 "His Butler, in Pleasure"
"Sono Shitsuji, Yūkō" (その執事、遊興) November 13, 2008
Ciel and all of his servants visit a village haunted by a demon dog to get rid of that dog.

08 "His Butler, Tames"
"Sono Shitsuji, Chōkyō" (その執事、調教) November 20, 2008

Ciel and his servants confront the real demon dog of the village of Houndsworth and end up taking it home.

09 "His Butler, in an Illusion"
"Sono Shitsuji, Genzō" (その執事、幻像) November 27, 2008
Ciel assigns his servants to take a photo of Sebastian with a camera that reveals what is most precious to the subject, but Sebastian evades their efforts over and over again. In the end, a photo of Ciel from the camera reveals his most treasured person to be Sebastian.

10 "His Butler, on Ice"
"Sono Shitsuji, Hyōjō" (その執事、氷上) December 4, 2008
Ciel and Sebastian visit a festival held on the frozen Thames River and enter an ice-sculpting contest for the prize, a ring with a slice of blue diamond called the Shard of Hope, which is important evidence in an investigation by Scotland Yard into the kidnappings of several young girls. Sebastian creates an ice model of Noah's Ark, complete with animals inside, but the Shard of Hope is apparently lost in the river following a bombing incident. Meanwhile, Elizabeth desperately looks for a present for Ciel's birthday. She later discovers the Shard of Hope in a toy ship she has bought.

11 "His Butler, Whatever"
"Sono Shitsuji, Ikayō" (その執事、如何様) December 11, 2008
Elizabeth becomes distraught and goes missing and Ciel and Sebastian head into the heart of London to search for her.

12 "His Butler, Lonely"
"Sono Shitsuji, Sekiryō" (その執事、寂寥) December 18, 2008
Ciel finds Elizabeth in a tower and rescues her after a brief battle against Drocell. Sebastian does not pursue a strange puppet that seems to have controlled Drocell as its master is faraway. Later, Elizabeth celebrates Ciel's 13th birthday with a party at the Phantomhive Estate.

13 "His Butler, Dependent"
"Sono Shitsuji, Isōrō" (その執事、居候) December 25, 2008
Ciel begrudgingly lets Prince Soma and his butler, Agni, who arrived from India in search of someone, take up temporary residence at the Phantomhive Estate.

14 "His Butler, Unusually Talented"
"Sono Shitsuji, Inō" (その執事、異能) January 15, 2009
Agni is revealed to be working for someone and Prince Soma plans to find out why. Along the way, A new goal is set to compete in the Curry Festival against Agni. At the end, Queen Victoria appears.

15 "His Butler, Competes"
"Sono Shitsuji, Kyōsō" (その執事、競争) January 22, 2009
Queen Victoria attends the Curry Festival competition. Sebastian creates his curry with chocolate, Agni uses blue lobster, and another chef uses a mysterious spice that was given to him by Angela. Sebastian ends up winning with his curry bread, but the people who ate curry, with mysterious spice become possessed and start attacking others. Sebastian and Agni fight them off and they are cured after a taste of Sebastian's curry. With the competition over, Prince Soma and Agni bid farewell to Ciel and Sebastian and return to their homeland.

16 "His Butler, Aloof"
"Sono Shitsuji, Kojō" (その執事、孤城) January 29, 2009
Ciel is informed that the abandoned Ludlow Castle that his estate owns is haunted by ghosts and the workers are too spooked to continue remodeling it into a hotel, so he and Sebastian head to the castle to investigate. There they encounter the ghosts of two princes who were assassinated four centuries ago, Edward V and his brother Richard. Ciel plays a game of chess against Edward V to pass the night, but he loses and Sebastian is taken away from him. Alone, Ciel solves the mystery behind the princes. The ghosts of Edward V and Richard thank Ciel and Sebastian before departing for afterlife, and the remodeling of Ludlow Castle resumes.

17 "His Butler, Offers"
"Sono Shitsuji, Hōnō" (その執事、奉納) February 5, 2009
Queen Victoria's butler informs Ciel that an abandoned monastery in rural Preston has been taken over by a cult and possibly planning to overthrow the government, so Ciel and Sebastian head there to investigate with the Undertaker and Grell. They find that the cult uses a strange book known as Doomsday Book to recruit new members and expose their pasts. Ciel is summoned one night and gets taken away by Angela, who reveals herself to be an angel.

18 "His Butler, Transfers"
"Sono Shitsuji, Tensō" (その執事、転送) February 12, 2009
Angela uses Cinematic Record to force Ciel recall his painful past, including the events surrounding his parents' murder, but Ciel eventually rejects her attempt to rewrite his past. She then attempts to purify the members of the cult, but Sebastian, Grell, and William incapacitates her. Angela destroys the monastery and escapes.

19 "His Butler, Jailed"
"Sono Shitsuji, Nyūrō" (その執事、入牢) February 19, 2009
The body of John Stanley, a man who worked under the Queen, is found murdered in the River Thames. The Queen orders Ciel to retrieve an item from Stanley's body. Ciel goes to Lau, who controls the area where Stanley's body was discovered, for information. Lau does not recognise the name, but mentions a new drug, Lady Blanc, the name of which reminds Ciel of Angela. A large amount of the illicit drug is later found in one of Ciel's warehouses. Lau and Ciel are charged with drug trafficking, but Lau escapes. Ciel is separated from Sebastian, who is taken to the Tower. It is revealed that orders for the arrest where given by the Queen (through her butler, Ash), with the drugs planted as a pretext.

20 "His Butler, Escapes"
"Sono Shitsuji, Dassō" (その執事、脱走) February 26, 2009
Sebastian is trapped by the Ferro Family in Tower of London and receives whipping from a menacing Angela. Alone and helpless, Ciel continues to pursue the case on his own.

21 "His Butler, Hires"
"Sono Shitsuji, Koyō" (その執事、雇傭) March 5, 2009
Ciel's servant show off their hidden talents in an effort to cheer up their master.

22 "His Butler, Cancels"
"Sono Shitsuji, Kaishō" (その執事、解消) March 12, 2009
Ciel and Sebastian head off to the Exposition Universelle in Paris under Queen Victoria's orders and learn of the reason behind her command soon enough.


23 "His Butler, Ablaze"
"Sono Shitsuji, Enjō" (その執事、炎上) March 19, 2009
Surrounded in flames, a series of disasters occur in Paris. Sebastian vanishes from Ciel's side.
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you can all find it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kuroshitsuji_episodes
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Ep 20 made me cry...
Ep 21 made me laugh...
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iS THERE G0iNG T0 BE A SEAS0N 2 ?
i REALLy WiSH THERE WAS..
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Where can you see all the anime episodes, I went on one site but they only had to episode 18. Aside from that when is it and the manga suppose to be brought to stateside??
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Tenoko wrote:

Where can you see all the anime episodes, I went on one site but they only had to episode 18. Aside from that when is it and the manga suppose to be brought to stateside??


I can answer your first question. Have you been to Anime Ultima? If you have, then disregard this.

http://animeultima.com/category/kuroshitsuji-episodes/

It has episodes past 18, but the episodes aren't subbed episodes 20-22. If you were looking for subs, they only have the episodes 1-19.

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Tenoko wrote:

Where can you see all the anime episodes, I went on one site but they only had to episode 18. Aside from that when is it and the manga suppose to be brought to stateside??


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kuroshitsuji_episodes for the list of episodes...

check veoh^^ i havent watch the episodes, waiting it to finish till ep26^^ wish there's season 2
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I've only seen up to ep 22, it seems like Sebastion and Ceil are really butting heads, and
I just wish I understood why. Sebastian never makes any real sense, he's so hard to figure out. I thought he'd come to like Ceil personally, rather than just after his soul, but it's like, the less heartless Ceil is, the more annoyed Sebastian seemed to get with him. I haven't read the manga yet... is it much different and has it ended yet?
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Tenoko wrote:

I've only seen up to ep 22, it seems like Sebastion and Ceil are really butting heads, and
I just wish I understood why. Sebastian never makes any real sense, he's so hard to figure out. I thought he'd come to like Ceil personally, rather than just after his soul, but it's like, the less heartless Ceil is, the more annoyed Sebastian seemed to get with him. I haven't read the manga yet... is it much different and has it ended yet?


Hello^^ im in Kuroshitsuji v06 ch31... and it's really different. i think the anime production add some fillers or scenes to make it more interesting - maybe there's season 2...

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