Black Butler Watch Order

Black Butler was one of the earliest projects by A-1 Pictures, an underdog studio at the time that has never stopped growing in popularity since.

Black Butler is drop dead gorgeous. Gothic aesthetics have always paired well with the setting of Victorian England, adding a sort of tragic beauty to the dark and dreary atmosphere, so it’s beyond natural that the results would look so attractive here.

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The characters are well proportioned, with each of them given the exact amount of expressiveness to match their demeanor; Characters like Ciel and Sebastien always have really subtle countenances, allowing them to tell you a lot about what they’re thinking while saying very little, while the more comedic characters are more likely to go over the top.

1. Black Butler (2008)

Black Butler (2008)
AiredFall 2008

In Victorian-era Europe, a young boy loses everything he once held near and dear to a vicious plot. In his moment of death, he strikes a deal with a demon: his soul, in exchange for revenge.

Ciel Phantomhive is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the underground work for the Queen of England. His new partner is a demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, whose powers as a butler is only surpassed by his strength as a demon.

The story follows the two along with their other servants, as they work to unravel the plot behind Ciel’s parents’ murder, and the horrendous tragedies that befell Ciel in the month directly after.

2. Black Butler II (2010)

Black Butler II (2010) anime
TittleKuroshitsuji II
AiredFall 2010

In late-nineteenth century England, one year and three months after the dramatic conclusion of the original series, Kuroshitsuji II introduces a new butler and young master. The sadistic yet cheerful Alois Trancy has faced some harsh times. He was kidnapped as a baby, and was forced to work in a village as a slave.

Gradually, he lost his parents, his best friend, and everyone he knew. Alois eventually returned home and became the head of his mansion, but seemed to exhibit some strange behavior ever since. Even more curiously, he returned with Claude Faustus, an enigmatic, emotionless butler with unfathomable talent…

3. Black Butler: Book of Circus (2014)

Black Butler: Book of Circus (2014)
TittleKuroshitsuji: Book of Circus
AiredFall 2014

In late-nineteenth-century England, the Noah’s Ark Circus enlivens the city of London with their grandeur and spectacular stunts. However, children are mysteriously disappearing from the town in a manner correlating to the troupe’s movement.

The Queen, then, sends her notorious Watchdog, Ciel Phantomhive, on an investigative mission to retrieve the missing children. Ciel and his demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, infiltrate the circus, disguised as team members, to study and possibly unearth its ulterior motive.

This arc immediately follows the Curry Contest Arc in the manga, which ended at episode 15 in the first season of the anime.

4. Black Butler: Book of Murder (2014)

Black Butler: Book of Murder
TittleKuroshitsuji: Book of Murder
AiredFall 2014

At the Queen’s behest, young master Ciel Phantomhive hosts a lavish banquet to be attended by the crème-de-la-crème of London’s elite. What begins as a fabulous affair quickly takes a dark turn when guests begin turning up dead!

Should Sebastian and Ciel wish to once more see the light of day, they must join forces with their guests, including the legendary author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to unravel the mystery – and apprehend the murderer before it’s too late!

5. Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (2017)

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (2017)
TittleKuroshitsuji: Book of Atlantic
Episodes1 Film
AiredWinter 2017

All aboard to the next great adventure for Ciel and his demonic butler, Sebastian!

After hearing rumors of a peculiar society bringing people back from the dead, the two board the luxury liner Campania on her maiden voyage to investigate. Incognito amongst the mysterious Aurora Society, they find familiar faces and a sight they can’t believe—a woman raised from the dead!

But surprise quickly turns to dread when the shambling corpse attacks. With more questions than answers, Ciel and Sebastian are up against not just one flesh-hungry corpse, but hundreds.

Worse yet, the flamboyant reaper Grell and his new partner, Ronald Knox, stand in their way. Time is running out to solve this mystery, and if the demonic duo doesn’t act fast, they’ll be treading some seriously rough waters. Who could be behind this daring necromancy—and are they ready to find out?

6. Black Butler (2024)

Black Butler (2024)
TittleKuroshitsuji (2024)

Continuation of the Kuroshitsuji anime adaptation.

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Arif Abdurahman

Blogging since 2009, a cold-blooded otaku who love mecha and mahou shoujo. Sharing his opinions and shit posting on pop culture is his true passion, like explaining the watch order of Gundam, Fate series or Monogatari anime by heart.

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