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Yeah, it's a pun. When read 悪魔で執事ですから akuma de shitsuji desu kara It means I'm a devil and a butler, you see. Whereas, when read as the identical-sounding 飽くまで執事ですから aku made shitsuji desu kara It means I'm a butler through and through, you see. This pun (aku made vs. akuma de) is a relatively common one in Japanese. For an example of ...


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The anime the cats are watching is Black Butler (Extract from the linked wikipedia page) The series follows Ciel Phantomhive, the thirteen-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family and the business-savvy owner of the Funtom company, a toy manufacturer. Ciel has formed a demonic contract with Sebastian Michaelis. In return, when Sebastian has helped ...


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Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus Episode: 4 Character Name: Doll This occurs around 19:24 when Ciel and 'Doll' are eating what is suppose to be fish and chips. In this particular scene/picture that you've included, Doll was praising Sebastians cooking skills. Doll: Black's cooking is brilliant.


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That song is the nursery rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down," or simply "My Fair Lady." This version that is sung seems to be a variation on the one quoted by Iona and Peter Opie in 1951. London ba shi o chi ru, o chi ru, o chi ru London ba shi o chi ru, My Fair Lady (London Bridge is falling down / Falling down, Falling down. / London Bridge is ...


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At the time the first season of the anime was developed, there was not enough published manga content to fill a season. The first episode of the Black Butler anime aired on Oct 2 2008. (IMDB) At that time, the last completed arc was the Curry arc. The first chapter of the Circus arc was not published until August 18, 2008. (Kuroshitsuji Wikia)


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In the manga chapter 27 page 41, it was shown that Ciel Phantomhive was born in 1875. Googling with the key phrase "the first cell phone" tells us that the first mobile-phone was created in 1973 by Motorola, which is 100 years after Ciel was born. Since Ciel was 13 (12 during the first 14 chapters) in the story, mobile phones should not have existed. Thus, ...


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Actually this is not the case and is a common example of where the plot falls apart between cannon and filler. This is a long answer and took a lot of editing, but try to stay with me and feel free to comment if anything doesn't make sense. First, I will explain why your question doesn't have an answer, then I will explain why. First off, The reason ...


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Fun Facts About Sebastian Michaelis' Symbol written by aneir on DeviantArt stated: Fact 2: Pentagram The Pentagram is a five-sided star, usually made with a single continuous line, with the points equally spaced. It is often depicted within a circle. This is one of several geometric star designs representing the mysteries of creation and redemption, ...


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Thanks to @アズーサ, Hulu is streaming Season 3 You can also watch it on Funimation's Site CrunchyRoll have also got the series for streaming. (Without English subtitles for the moment however) Season 3 or "Book of Circus" has only started releasing (July 11, 2014) at the time of writing, so there's no physical product to buy. Perhaps someone will pick it up ...


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Ciel never killed someone using his own hands. However, he ordered Sebastian to kill people several times. There are also times where Sebastian killed people indirectly from Ciel's orders, like when Ciel ordered Sebastian to save him in the early episodes (episode 3 & 4 if I'm not mistaken) of the anime. Below are some of the occasions where Ciel ...


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This is how Toboso explained the matter in her journal: When the second season was announced on January 31st last winter, she received tremendous numbers of messages from the fans. The majority of the messages were criticisms against the absence of Ciel and Sebastian from the second season. "How dare you desert the fans, who have been waiting for the two?...


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Tanaka is basically like a personal guard. Before Sebastian came, Tanaka was the head butler to Vincent. I'm guessing he just exscaped the fire or was out running an errand for him and came back after the fire spread. But after Ciel summoned Sebastian and he became his head butler, Tanaka just moved to an extra butler. Referring to Book of Murder when ...


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Tanaka-san mainly only drinks tea. He was the previous Head-Butler of the Phantomhive family before Ciel shows up with Sebastian. Since Ciel makes Sebastian the Head-Butler, Tanaka-san was then task-less and turned into a backup Head Butler. This was later shown when Sebastian had to leave and was unavailable, Tanaka assumed the position of Head-Butler, ...


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That would be drugs that do belong to Lau's operation to handle within England. But since they are being stolen and trafficked it was Ciel's job to track down and eliminate them.


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In episode 2 His butler, Strongest Several characters are portrayed in the pool room and in the tea room in the scene after. One of these characters a Chinese male named Lau is responsible for oversight of the drug trafficking that occurs in London. Ciel being the Earl of Phantomhive, received a mission from the queen to eliminate a rat who had been ...


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In most fandom the exclamation point is used to indicate a particular style of a character in a series. It's mostly used when characters have episodes or even arcs where they wear a particular outfit like a armor, transformations, or even a disguise. Most fandom is sustained by avid attention from fans for characters that they like so it helps to ...


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I'm not positive exactly what part you're talking about because it's been a while since I watched that part of the show, and your question is a bit vague. Here's what happens: Sebastian doesn't want to consume Ciel's soul as it is (as of the start of Kuroshitsuji II) because he doesn't remember taking his revenge, so his soul is incomplete. As such, ...


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Earls, Dukes, and Counts can all vaguely be considered the same thing. All of them could either be rulers over a section of the Queen's territory ("Earl Peter Raeves of Wessex") or it was just a title for a part of the hierarchy that was close to the monarch. I think he's called the Earl of Phantomhive, or I suppose you could say Earl Phantomhive, because ...


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My theory, The candy is the phantomhive ring, which the real ciel swallowed to protect it when they were abducted. Somewhere in the chapter where sebastian was cut up by grell's death scythe and the cinematic record was shown, in the background one speech bubble says "should i be the one to take the ring out?" So, it means that the 'candy' he was referring ...


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So the twin Ciel theory has been floating around the fandom for a few years but has recently gained much more evidence in the last few chapters. "The Double-Ciel Theory: A Kuroshitsuji Mystery" on Blogspot is the most in-depth explanation I could find, though it doesn't contain any recent evidence. To sum up the theory, some believe that Ciel In addition ...


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The twin of ciel was stabbed in the "tummy" maybe the candy is the power of sebastian. In the previous chapter soma said to the agressor "do you feel sick again" wich mean that he look exactly the same as ciel. And in the "circus arc-atlantis arc" when they return in the past of ciel and sebastian when ciel say "i'm ciel phantomhive" sebastian answer by ...


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According to the official merchandise on Square Enix store, it's Funtom.Co[...]. There are 2 possibilities: FUNTOM.COMPANY FUNTOM.CORPORATION Considering the rest of the spaces, I'd believe it's FUNTOM.CORPORATION since for half of the tag's length, FUNTOM.CO takes 9 characters, and RPORATION also takes 9 characters. There's a Wikia entry on Funtom ...


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Death scythes from my understanding have the function of removing ones soul or essence of existence. Doing so conventionally kills the victim. It should not be used in any other way than reaping people from the list. But Grell in particular is not a shinigami that follows the rules as he steps out often on a whim for adventure and excitement. This is ...


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They say that the two brothers in the tower were imprisoned in 1483, and when Ciel talks about it, he refers to this event as having taken place 400 years ago, so it must've been in the 1850s and plus.


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In episode 10, they go to a Frost Fair on the Thames, the last of which was in 1814. Jack the Ripper's murders were in 1888. Queen Victoria reigned from 1839-1901. Presumably, some research either wasn't done, or 100% historical accuracy was ignored in favor of including all the elements the author wanted in the series. It's a pretty silly series too, so ...


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As lentinant has commented above, Black Butler does not have a set time. The place is established as England and the era is clearly Victorian due to the architecture, theme, clothes and general behavior. But as it is a fantasy genre manga/anime, there are several inconsistencies such as chainsaws, cell-phones and semiautomatic weapons that are incorporated. ...


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With what I've read in the manga. Earl of Phantomhive has always been a direct servant to the queen. The way the manga seems to portray it. The phantomhive family is in charge of the entire underground network for all of England.


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Well, there are many things Sebastian can do that we can't explain without shining some light on one fact. He is "Simply, one hell of a butler" He is merely an interesting creature with many talents.


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What you have listed are the only animations with: Season 1 containing 24 episodes and 1 OVA Season 2 containing 12 episodes and 6 OVA's Book of Circus containing 10 episodes Book of Murder as 2 OVA's. Ref: List of Black Butler Episodes.


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You need to see Book of Circus. He, like all the others, helps keep the mansion safe.


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