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From the plot, it was easy to see that Kuroshitsuji was going to be epic and I'm happy to inform you that it truly was. The storyline was highly original as it started out with a twelve year old boy named Ciel who makes a contract with a Demon, named Sebastian, to help him find the perpetrators who murdered his parents. In return, Sebastian is given the chance to devour Ciel's soul. Although a highly dark anime, Kuroshitsuji was filled with laugh out loud moments, and even some scenes where you have to turn your eyes away due to embarrassment. Yes, even I thought some moments were inappropriate, but it definitely lightened up the mood. Of course, the best aspect about this anime was its characters. Sebastian is obviously a personal favorite. After all, who could hate such an impeccable butler? But I also found myself feeling very attached to Ciel, no matter how cold he could be. Tainted and haunted by such a dark past, it's nearly impossible to not feel something for Ciel and to hope that he achieves peace in the end. Although the last scene was hopelessly bittersweet, I'm glad that it ended the way it did for it was only the only possible ending for such a great anime. Overall, I was very pleased with Kuroshitsuji and I know for a fact you all will too. After all, I'm sure that Sebastian will succeed in entertaining you since he is one hell of a butler.
Kuroshitsuji or better known as "Black Butler" has grasped anime fans hearts(and soul) with a immaculate gloved hand. It takes place in early 1900s England and embraces the time period to the fullest with a demonic twist. The anime was proposed as a yaoi but was denied so as revenge gushes out fanservice making fangirls ravenous over the homosexual references and puns. It is unique and has grown extremely popular since it was first released. Each character has an individual story and was obviously well thought out making it one of my favorite animes.
This series was one of the best anime I have seen. The plot is easy to follow and the characters are awesome. There is only 2 episodes that don't follow the plot, but those episodes are great, nevertheless. =D Please watch the series when you can.
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PG-16/18 for sex, violence, gore, blasphemy, and sub-categories (like abortion and undertones of pedophilia); informational website (Wikipedia)
Well, this show ended up scaring the living shit out of me. If you’re not the religious sort, maybe this story about making a pact with hell won’t bother you so much, but if you’re sensitive to the thought of temptation and hatred leading you into the abyss…be careful, because this show doesn't pull any punches.
As is explained in the horribly unfunny and just generally terrible first few episodes, Ciel Phantomhive is a 12-year-old noble in 19th-century London who watches his parents get murdered in their burning estate right before he himself is whisked off to get tortured a lot by masked individuals. Desperate and consumed by hate, he sells his soul to a demon from hell in order to kill his captors, regain his social standing, and exact revenge on whoever destroyed his life. This demon takes the form of Sebastian, a handsome butler who takes on any and all tasks while calmly whispering in the boy’s ear that once his revenge is exacted, he’s going to hell.
In many ways, especially in the earlier episodes, Kuroshitsuji is supposed to be a dark comedy - Sebastian is One Hell Of a Butler, since he’ll dress you in the morning, prepare gourmet meals, and kill your enemies in an ironic fashion. Unfortunately, most of the comedic potential is wasted on a bevy of side characters who couldn't be less funny if they were gassing kittens, and the homo eroticism between Sebastian and his pre-pubescent charge is definitely more disturbing than amusing.
But once Kuroshitsuji eases up on the “wacky” and distasteful humor and moves more toward its incredibly dark premise, things get more interesting. The theme of sin and punishment is always at the forefront, and is reflected by the brutal nature of the comeuppance major characters suffer through. The sadism of the supernatural (and oftentimes evil) characters starts to feel natural and significant rather than, God forbid, “for kink and hilarity value.” The religious referencing is a mixed bag, but it mostly leans toward the Judeo-Christian tradition of good/evil with a heavy dose of mythology and blasphemy - including but not limited to oversexed Grim Reapers with steampunk chainsaws - and manages to be actually interesting at times, which is rare in anime and manga (where Western religious fantasy themes tend to just be distasteful, ala sexy crucifixions). The animation is also tremendously high budget for a show with, in my mind, a pretty niche audience, and the character designs, especially of the adult characters, are crazy and fantastic.
But more than anything, this show is unforgiving - pun intended. It manages to be alluring, what with Sebastian being incredibly attractive, his affection for Ciel being sometimes sweet, and Ciel himself learning about kindness after tragedy…but Kuroshitsuji never forgets that it’s a tale about evil temptation, and that nothing good can come out of a deal with dark forces. I was really surprised with this show - with the grim nature of it, with the huge budget, with the story choices that I’m certain were anime-original, with the risque sex and sexuality thrown in, with the ending. I guarantee that, at the very least, this show is nothing like anything you’ve ever seen before.
…Unless you’ve seen Loveless. I guess it’s got a little in common with Loveless.
This has got to be one of my top picks for anime and manga. I have to admit the story line is dark and can get serious at times, but the comedy lightens it up "a bit". (Not all serious, there's still room for some immaturity)
Many great twists. There isn't "much" bloodshed (Thank God) for people with weak stomaches or don't like blood that much. And for people who favor Japanese music, then you HAVE to listen to the Openings and Endings. I was clinging to each song. And I'm pretty sure when your done watching this anime and reading the manga you'll go crazy for having Sebastian (The Butler) as your servant. (I know I am ;3) -- He is truly "one hell of a butler."
I'd recommend this Anime/Manga to anyone who wants to visit the dark side of society, history, and supernatural beings. Also people who love Gothic fashion here and there. [Don't forget to check out the "Kuroshitsuji Musicals" while your out at it]
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i think the overall of kuroshitsuji was great, the storyline about the adventures of ciel phantomhive the head of phantomhive company and the mysterious butler sebastian michaellis, the story was great thinking tha ciel want revenge on the people who made his life a living hell, while under the protection of his butler, the art was great too, in the end ciel was taken by sebastian so that sebastian could take his soul, but ciel would be revived in kuroshitsuji II.
This anime is a part of my "all-time favorite" anime list.
The story evolves around the two main protagonists, Ciel Phantomhive and and a demon, Sebastian Michaelis. It shows a young master and demon butler relationship. Sebastian and Ciel are connected to each other for they are bound by a contract, that contract is about having Sebastian as a demon butler for Ciel and help him gain his revenge in exchange for his soul.
The story is so good that it wants you to keep on watching. It seems that I was hooked and being swallowed by the story for it could capture everyone's hearts and minds by just watching and make you be a part of the story. You'll never regret if you watch it.
You will absolutely love it~!!! ♥♥♥ (two thumbs up) You'll love Grell and Sebby~!!!
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I actually picked it up because it reminded me of GodChild.At first,the chapters were random and there was no plot(kinda bored me).But when you get to the last chapter of the first volume,it starts to get interesting.You'll see more of the plot and story in the second volume,and
it's a yaoi tease.It's not shounen ai or yaoi,but it gives alot of fanservice or hints of yaoi or relationship between the master and the demon butler.The summary you'll find online doesn't really tell the actual story.
The story focuses on Ciel Phantomhive and his contract with his butler,which is a demon.Ciel is looking for revenge when his mansion was burned and his parents were killed.He claims not to be doing it for his anyone but himself and that he wants to humiliate the people who killed his parents and burned his mansion the same way they did to him,or kill them.He formed a contract with Sebastian(demon) that when
he has his revenge on those who humiliated him Sebastian can take his soul.The story also has mysteries in it like in GodChild which Ciel (well,he orders Sebastian to) has to solve because he is the queen's guard dog. The story is set in 19th century englnd,Victorian Era.This is not only for girls but for boys too,although the fanservice is mostly for girls.
One of my favorite anime/manga out there.
I love the characters, all of them are so unique and funny in there own special way.
And Sebastian omg..... *drool* He is certainly one HELL of a butler.
I've seen all the episodes and now i feel like watching it a second time. well here i go again haha.