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Kuroshitsuji  
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Description
From Yen Press:

Just a stone’s throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and 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 apparently is 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…

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
Чёрный дворецкий
الخادم الأسود
黑管家
黒執事
Black Butler
Hắc Quản Gia
Kuro Shitsuji

Groups Scanlating
Black Asylum
Bleach Asylum
Mazoku
MsLaundry
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Latest Release(s)
c.96 by Black Asylum (4d ago)
c.95 by Black Asylum (35d ago)
c.94 by Black Asylum (64d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 21 (story splits at Episode 15)

User Reviews
Kuroshitsuji by Akari

Forum
33 topics, 283 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1195 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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6+
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5+
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Last Updated
June 20th 2014, 4:46pm PST

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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
GFantasy (Square Enix)
Yen Plus (Yen Press)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (16 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #114 increased(+21)
Monthly Pos #125 decreased(-31)
3 Month Pos #89 increased(+10)
6 Month Pos #90 increased(+4)

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On 4892 reading lists
On 1544 wish lists
On 225 unfinished lists
On 562 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Black Butler end of the first season 16 days, 8 hours, 17 minutes ago
Which (if any!) is the best Kuroshitsuji pairing?(based off of the manga - does NOT include anime only characters) 44 days, 23 hours, 4 minutes ago
Should/ will CielxSebastian happen? 116 days, 8 hours, 8 minutes ago
The queen and undertaker 134 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes ago
There might be a new anime 214 days, 18 hours, 46 minutes ago

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definitely a 10   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by comics
November 19th, 2008, 7:14am
I just read 2 volumes, and I have to say it's great. Awesome art for a shounen series, great sense of humor, likeable main characters, and what's more, both of them are hot ^^. As for BL fangirl like me, I also feel the slash so I am more than happy with that. It's been some time since I've read such an interesting manga, so I hope it will get better in the next volumes biggrin
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Ciel   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by deeperblue
October 26th, 2008, 8:20pm
I usually determine how much I like the manga by the protagonists and art. In this case I feel that Ciel Phantomhive is definitely everything I'm looking for in a main character. He's the kind of character you can't help but fall in love with. Kuroshitsuji definitely has it all. There's no bullshit romance, no shoujo topics, and no ecchi. The only character I disapprove of is Elizabeth, but she gets better throughout the story. It reminded me of Nabari no Ou, even though they are in no way similar. The art is alright. It's not overwhelmingly great, but much better than tolerable. The reason "tolerable" is used is because there are certain manga where the art can only be described as impossible, or intolerable. Manga is what puts food on the mangaka's table, and pays their rent; in other words their livelihood, so they inevitably have to do it well. I open a manga with mind that the art must definitely be good. More simply, it is an expectation, and Toboso did not fall short of it, but did not exceed it by much.

It is great, though, to see Toboso Yana do something other than yaoi, I like that Toboso keeps improving and will likely continue to do so, being only 24.

... Last updated on October 27th, 2008, 7:08am
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Hrm   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Artimidorus
September 25th, 2008, 11:21pm
I can see people comparing it to Hayate from the description provided here; though, I see some people can't see past "Hayate is in -debt-!! It is totally different because of that." ^_^ It is different, it is dark.
Not to bad so far, I look forward to more chapters.

... Last updated on September 25th, 2008, 11:42pm
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The hotness of Sebastian   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NRC
August 3rd, 2008, 7:31pm
If this series had to be compared to anything...it's more like Hellsing in my opinion...
Sebastian looks alot like Mukuro Rokudo from Reborn. It has the feeling of Reborn, too. What with all the action plus silly/cool characters. But at least Ciel is not a wimpy, crybaby...in fact, he's pretty cool.
But wow,...Seb...didn't expect him to be like that...Sebastian in action is so awesome...
Very enjoyable. I recommend you read it...though the action doesn't pick up till like, chapter 3-4ish...
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(^_~)   
Rating: N/A
by mayonakanotaiyou
July 29th, 2008, 10:25pm
I rather like this series. Admittedly, the original reason I started reading this series was because my friend said that Sebastian looked like Hyde from L'Arc~en~Ciel and his master's name is Ciel...but I do like what I'm seeing so far.

I haven't read Hayate no Gotoku, so I can't really comment on that one, but I do agree that this series does share some similarities with Count Cain. They're both rather dark series, they've got some of the gothic-lolita style going on, and there is an angst element that you sense looming in the shadows.

But I did notice that Square Enix picked up Kuroshitsuji. I think that Count Cain was done by Hana to Yume, which leads me to suspect that Kuroshitsuji might be moving into a darker direction (keep in mind Ciel did make a contract with the devil), perhaps not your average shoujo manga??

Also, I know it must sound odd, but I think that the food is done superbly in this series. It's very pretty and aesthetically pleasing considering this is not a food-centric manga.

The characters…can I just say that I love some of the characters that the author has created for this series? I like that in the midst of the dark story line, there are lots of funny moments and characters that are clearly there for comedic relief. Case in point, the Undertaker, who is pretty creepy looking, but has a weakness for Japanese comedy acts?!!

Anyway, to each his own. The Japanese in this series is very expressive. I liked the kooky one liners: Sebastian, “aku made shitsuji desu kara” and of course the shinigami, “kore demo shitsuji DEATH (desu)”, but Sebastian, his choice of words when he taunts even Ciel….*shivers* he is very…kakkoii…. In my book, I give this series two thumbs up d(^___^)b
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It's okay...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Szigane
July 17th, 2008, 1:18am
Duchess Cain: You and the others are absolutely correct. Kuroshitsuji is absolutely NOTHING like Hayate. It's really annoying that anyone could make such unbelievable comparisons between the two and believe me, I've read both. Hayate features a young boy whose parents were such selfish irresponsible gamblers that they left their own son to pay off their debt to the yakuza, but instead Hayate in a moment of complete lack of sanity decides to kidnap a girl that's only slightly younger than he himself is... on his bike. She turns out to be some rich kid and is kidnapped by two thugs (from him) and he decides to kidnap her back and does. And he ends up being hired as her butler. That's basically just the beginning... don't wanna spoil for those who want to read it.

Kuroshitsuji is about a young master named Ciel and his perfect butler, Sebastian. Sebastian's so perfect, he leaves the rest of Ciel's staff in awe and he can fight off enemies in even the most seemingly impossible of situations. At first glance it seems a bit fishy and you're right... there's a dark secret that basically holds the answer to the question of Sebastian's powers.

That said, I loved it when that was revealed and I think it's quite interesting. However, the plot sometimes got stale for me... I didn't really enjoy the parts where Sebastian was pulling off his amazing feats for Ciel's guests and it only gets more interesting later as the series progresses. I also hated Ciel's fiance. Don't get me wrong... the girl's obsession with "cute" was funny. Her making Sebastian "cute" was also funny (especially after you learn the truth about him and go back and read that part. Do it. Do it.). But she just got on my nerves with her attitude and the excessive obsession and she wasn't really that cute/pretty imo (but that's just me). I don't know how Ciel could stand her, but I guess she gets better a bit.

It's not near to being a favorite on any level, but it's also not bad and it has its interesting points. It is, however, much better than Hayate (which I found to be not really all that fun to read and more of an annoyance, really). The art in both are below my standards. Yes, I have higher standards than most. Kuroshitsuji's still the better one art-wise, but I'm just picky. I doubt the art of Kuroshitsuji would bother most people at all.
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LOVED   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Duchess Cain
July 11th, 2008, 5:27am
I personally loved it (no shonen-ai or shota people sorry -_-;). I like the artwork, and I like where the series is going. I am also very happy Yana Toboso used 'Jack The Ripper' for this, she seems to have done her homework and I recommend this manga (soon to be anime) to anyone who needs some NEW sort of series for their collections.

@zetsuie: ripoff? how is it a ripoff? have you read through the whole series yet? are you one of those ignorants who justs looks at the cover and reads the summary before judging a manga? what were you expecting? Naruto or something? if you don't like it then don't bother commenting here, though it's called 'freedom of speech' you don't have to call it a ripoff and not give us FULL details.
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love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shiromi
April 6th, 2008, 8:53pm
kya~~!
i love this series
my friend owns all the books
its really good, and funny
ahaha sebastian looks like mukuro, from reborn
but i dont like murkuro <3

... Last updated on May 14th, 2008, 7:02pm
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okay   
Rating: N/A
by shinorei
March 11th, 2008, 12:17am
not exactly shounen-ai, but the artwork is awesome -- eyecandy, has potential, etc. plot-wise, not that interesting.i'm willing to see how this story progresses though.
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Shounen Ai?   
Rating: N/A
by lightxl
March 4th, 2008, 1:52am
Shounen Ai? I wish. Although there's enough hints for me to work with, I'd hardly categorize it as shounen ai from what I've seen so far (including raws up to vol3). Great art. Great Action Very promising storyline. HOT HOT HOT butler (check out the cover for volume 3. *drools*) What more can I say.

... Last updated on March 4th, 2008, 1:54am
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