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  • Black Butler: Book of Circus (Anime) Review

    Black Butler: Book of Circus Anime Review

    Black Butler: Book of Circus

    This anime is a side story to Black Butler. To fully understand the plot and the story you should watch the first season. It is not necessary to watch the second season; however, if you watch it you might be confused because Book of Circus takes place before the second season. I was highly looking forward to this anime and had high hopes.

    I was thinking that it would be not as popular as the official seasons and it was just more like a fun season. I was also hoping that the animation was similar to the past two, and it was. To say at least, there was no disappointment.

     

    Plot of Black Butler: Book of Circus

     

    In the 19th century, children began to disappear in England. Ciel is called once again by the Queen. He is her watchdog and embarks on the mission to find the missing children. Along with him is Sebastian Michaelis, his demon butler. They focus on a circus that has arrived in town recently. There they get more than what they were searching for as well as a bit more of Ciel’s dramatic past. They start to suspect the performers and find out a huge secret of theirs. Can’t go on much more with out laying out some huge spoilers.

     

    Characters of Black Butler: Book of Circus

     

    Black Butler: Book of Circus
    Ciel

    Ciel Phantomhive is the main character of the Black Butler series. He took over his father’s company at a young age. He is quite notorious throughout English for being the Queen’s watchdog. Since he had to be an adult at such a young age, he has a hard exterior that only Sebastian can see through. The heir made a pact with Sebastian when he was about to be sacrificed and through these events, they hold a special relationship. Ciel won’t let anyone see his weaknesses and often receives help from his butler. He joins the circus under the name “Smile” and acts nice to prevent his social status from being revealed.

     

    Black Butler: Book of Circus
    Sebastian

    Sebastian Michaelis is a demon that also is the butler of Ciel Phantomhive. He follows all the orders that is given and gets things accomplished at a super human pace. Sebastian is protective of his master and won’t let anyone get in his way. He joins the Circus under the name “Suit” after getting too friendly with the tiger at a show. To make sure Ciel got into the circus, he performed his “superhuman” traits so confuse the eyes of people watching. He has a well known saying of “I am one hell of a Butler”.

     

    Black Butler: Book of Circus
    Joker

    Joker is the leader of the circus. He is quirky and wants everyone to be safe and to have fun. He is hiding a secret not only from Ciel and Sebastian, but the other members of the circus as well!

     

    To my surprise, I liked this anime more than I originally thought. It was very strong and it impacted me on a deep level. There was more to this story then a circus or the missing children.

     

    9.5/10

    Blood and sexual thoughts are present as well as mature ideas.

    -Inufma


  • Character of the Week: Ciel Phantomhive

    Ciel Phantomhive

    Black Butler
    Ciel Phantomhive

    Anime: Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji)

    Age: 13

    Parents: Rachael and Vincent Phantomhive

    Origin: London
    Race: Human, Demon (anime only)

    Biography:

    Ciel Phantomhive

    Ciel is the son of an extremely wealthy household named ‘Phantomhives’. As a young boy (at least 10) the manor that he lived in burned down and he was taken away to become ‘pure’, his parents died in the fire and were put together as one by the angel Angela, Angela is seen numerous times in Kuroshitsuji. After, Ciel is captivated in a cage with many other lords and he is force fed disgusting mixtures and horrible foods.
    Ciel eventually becomes so depressed that he begins to plead and beg to be saved by someone. This ‘someone’ turns out to be a demon who makes a contract with Ciel to be his butler and serve his every wish until it’s time to eat his soul.
    Ciel has a betrothed (as seen in episode/chapter2) named Elizabeth Midford, she is the same age as Ciel and is always dressing him in crazy clothes. Ciel doesn’t want to marry Elizabeth for he sees her as annoying and is always trying to have her own way with him.