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Black Butler ("Kuroshitsuji") is a manga series by Yana Toboso about the twelve-year-old Earl of Phantomhive and his demon butler Sebastian Michaelis. It has several adaptations in anime and other media.

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Why are there four graves when Ciel first comes home?

Spoilers below for those who haven't read Chapter 129. When Ciel first comes home with Sebastian, So why would there be four? Could it be that they're pre-made? Or maybe they assumed that
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What were the two bottles that Sebastian found before he got stabbed?

At the end of chapter 48 in the Black Butler manga, right after Siemens was brought to the cellar, Sebastian examines the hearth of the room where Siemens stayed. He finds two vials right before he ...
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Does Sebastian have feelings for Ciel?

The title is a bit misleading, because I am not talking about love. I have watched the two seasons (and haven't read the manga). In the second season, Sebastian hints that he "feels" degraded since ...
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What is the “Twin Ciel” theory?

Given the highly positive response to my last question: Who stole my candy?, there seems to be a lot of speculation around this "Twin Ciel" theory or the idea of there being 2 Ciels. So with that in ...
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Who stole my candy?

This question may not have a current answer but I want to be sure that I am not missing critical detail. In chapter 129 of Kuroshitsuji on page 13 there is an eerie message etched into a wall that ...
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Does anyone know what's written on the Funtom's Bitter Rabbit ear?

I am making a plush toy of Funtom's Bitter Rabbit from Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) and noticed there's a tag on one of the ears, but I couldn't find what was written on it. What is it?
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Why did the Queen kill Ciel's relatives?

In the anime, Black Butler, while sitting inside the Eiffel Tower, the Queen finally admits to Ciel that she was the one responsible for the death of Why did she kill them, exactly? We find out ...
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When does Black Butler take place?

In chapter 3 or 4 of Black Butler, Sebastian is using a mobile phone when talking to those guys who are holding Ciel captive. Is this a mistake by the author or something else? Isn't Black Butler in ...
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Cinematic records - death scythe?

How do the death scythes work? I know the reapers use them to view cinematic records of a person's life to decide whether they are to die or not (I assume as in if the person gets in an accident, for ...
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What region was Ciel Phantomhive the Earl of?

Ciel Phantomhive's noble title was Earl. In medieval England, an Earl was the same as a Count in other parts of Europe. Phantomhive is his family name; therefore, him being called Earl Phantomhive was ...
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Whose drugs are actually being kept in the storehouse?

In episode 2, entitled 'His Butler, Strongest', whose drugs are being kept in the storehouse? Are they actually Azzurro's drugs, or are they someone else's and he just wants to get his hands on them ...
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Where does Ciel get the key?

In episode 2, where does Ciel acquire the key to the storehouse that the drugs are in?
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Why is there an exclamation mark between 'Butler' and 'Grell'?

I have recently discovered the Black Butler fandom, and have noticed that there are exclamation marks between 'Butler' and 'Grell', like this: Butler!Grell. The same is also true for 'Tutor' and '...
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Why are corpses blinded with a cloth?

In the Manga, in The Ship Voyage arc, the corpses on Campania are blinded by a cloth. Ciel speculates that they can't hear or see. But if the cloth is removed, will they be able to see? Or is it just ...
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What about Sebastian's footprints?

In the Phantomhive Manor Murders Arc, in the Manga, when the murders were happening, the characters who were investigating specifically mentioned that there were no footprints of anyone from outside ...
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Does Black Butler have other OVAs or seasons?

I have watched a lot of Black Butler. Other than seasons 1, 2, and 3 ---I'm not sure if there's a season 3--- and Book of Murder and Book of Circus, I can't find anything else. Am I missing something?...
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What is the symbol/tattoo on Sebastian's hand?

In Black Butler, Sebastian has a symbol on his hand and Ciel has the same symbol on his eye. I swear I've heard of it, but what's the name of this sign and why is it significant?
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Does Ciel Phantomhive ever kill anyone?

Whether it's direct (with his own hands) or indirect (orders Sebastian to do it), does Ciel ever kill anyone?
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What does Tanaka do?

What exactly is Tanaka's function in the Phantomhive family? To my understanding from watching season 1 and 2 of the anime, the manga (up to the Phantomhive murders arc) and the OVAs, it seems like he ...
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Is there any significance in Mr. Tanaka's chibified form?

In Kuroshitsuji, most of the time Mr. Tanaka is drawn in chibified form and says nothing but "ho ho ho". At certain times, however, he reverts back to his normal form for a short amount of time, like ...
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Ciel and Elizabeth after episode 12 of the second season?

Do Elizabeth Midford and Ciel Phantomhive stay together even after Ciel turns into a demon in Season 2 episode 12?
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What is the full lyrics of the song Si deus me relinquit?

During the 1:42 of the song there is some choir (priests?) singing in the background. But I couldn't find out what they actually singing about. Where can I found the lyrics of this song with the choir ...
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Why did the Black Butler anime diverge from the manga?

Halfway into season one of the anime the storyline changed from that of the manga and new characters were introduced. Then, because of the changes made in season one, the second season was also ...
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What anime is this GIF of a grey-haired boy eating from? [closed]

I tried google image search but it didn't find anything =_=
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Where can I find and watch Black Butler Season 3 Episode 1 legally online?

I keep hearing people say 'I watched black butler season 3 first episode' and I want to know if there is a legal site online where I can watch Episode 1.
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What's up with the Black Butler intermissions?

Today I decided to carry on watching Black Butler since I had only watched the first episode a couple months ago and then stopped watching. (so fairly new to the series) but I noticed that every time ...
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When and how did Claude take a part of Ciel's soul?

In the anime of Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) season 2, Sebastian was at some point not able to consume Ciel's soul, because Claude had a part of it. When did Claude manage to get it and how?
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How can Sebastian use “I am a butler and a devil” so casually?

To my ears, the Japanese means: I am an akuma (demon), and a shitsuji (butler). I guess it must have a pun meaning, too. On one occasion, a bad guy cried out "a-a-akuma?", but that's the exception:...
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What are the cats watching? [closed]

So I came across the following picture in chat. What anime are the cats watching? Even cats love anime.
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What is the song that Drocell sings?

In Kuroshitsuji, they often sing a song that ends on "my fair lady," see here. It sounded really familiar to a song that I've heard before in several other languages, but I can't find the name or the ...
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Why did Kuroshitsuji II use new characters and plot?

The second anime of Kuroshitsuji, Kuroshitsuji II, featured brand new characters including main characters Alois Trancy and Claude Faustus. The main characters of the original series, Ciel Phantomhive ...