Black Butler, Vol. 1

Black Butler, Vol. 1

In the Victorian ages of London The Earl of the Phantomhive house, Ciel Phantomhive, needs to get his revenge on those who had humiliated him and destroyed what he loved. Not being able to do it alone he sells his soul to a demon he names Sebastian Michaelis. Now working as his butler, Sebastian must help the Earl Phantomhive in this suspenseful, exciting, thriller manga....

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Title:Black Butler, Vol. 1
Author:Yana Toboso
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:黒執事 I [Kuroshitsuji I]
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

Black Butler, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Roxanne
    Jun 04, 2017
    Just a big ol' nope on this one. ...
  • Helna
    Jul 16, 2009
    Black Butler (???, Kuroshitsuji?) is a manga written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. Since its debut on September 16, 2006, it has been serialized in Square Enix's sh?nen manga magazine Monthly GFantasy. The series follows Sebastian Michaelis, a demonic butler who is obligated t...
  • Rachel
    Jun 17, 2010
    Kuroshitsuji, or Black Butler, is composed of one part serious historical fiction, one part supernatural horror, one part fanservice, and five parts uncut crack. Twelve-year-old Ciel Phantomhive is the last of his line, and the Earl of Phantomhive, following the death of his parents...
  • Miss Ryoko
    May 21, 2010
    Okay, first, no surprise, Sebastian (the Black Butler) is a sexy, sexy bitch! So I was looking forward to reading this series! It's pretty interesting! Mysterious with beautiful illustrations. The clothing, the people, they're all good looking and well dressed. And Sebastian is a st...
  • E.J. Stevens
    May 01, 2011
    The anime is fabulous...I *need* to read the manga. ...
  • dani! ❀
    Feb 07, 2013
    I did not intend to enjoy this series. At all. It was something I reluctantly considered reading or watching, and didn't really have any expectations for it. The blurb sounds like Twilight except with gay demons, for one. In the end, though... after flicking through a friend's volume a...
  • Laura
    Mar 15, 2018
    4.5 Stars Manga has been a longtime nemesis of mine. We have duels and stare-downs a couple of times a year actually. But I was determined to conquer this intimidating and mysteriously, beautiful art form. I just needed to find a story that caught my eye and mind. I?ve tried and...
  • Zuleeza
    Dec 21, 2011
    Bite me, but I do have a maaaaaaaajor crush on Sebastian. Oh wait, he's a demon? But he can cook and he fights with silverware. Can we just forget that he is...ermmm...a demon? I always wondering, wouldn't it be better if Ciel is not a boy but is a 18 years old girl. That would save me...
  • Erin Dunn
    Jun 13, 2015
    Sebas-chan! Just recently I watched all of the Black Butler anime series and upon finishing the show I knew I had to read the manga. It ended up being perfect timing since I am participating in a genre challenge through my local library. This week is the last week of the challenge ...
  • Jody Mena
    Aug 02, 2011
    What can I say about this first volume in the Black Butler series? I absolutely LOVED it! It manages to be cute, suspenseful, funny and chilling all the way through. Ciel is intriguingly deep for a child, and Sebastian is both wonderfully complex and extraordinarily simple in the end -...
  • Sara
    Apr 29, 2015
    Wow, I think I have a crush on the Black Butler. . . how did that happen? He's not real! This was weird and quirky and took awhile to get into, but I liked it. It's about - well, a butler. A larger than life, kick-ass butler who surely can't be human, can he? He fought off gun-to...
  • Kit
    Jul 12, 2012
    It was readable and nicely drawn, and that's pretty much all the nice things I have to say about Black Butler. Here are all the not-so-nice things instead. Firstly, the content itself was shabby. The overarching plot seems to be that Ciel wants revenge for the death of his parents, ...
  • Despair Speaking
    Jul 30, 2012
    I watched Kuroshitsuji first, that's why I'm so late in reading it. I liked it so much that's why I picked this out even though I finished both seasons. I thought the series was over. How wrong I was. Apparently, the anime industry has once again decided to end a series before th...
  • Lilith
    Sep 02, 2012
    The art sold me for this one, it was perfect for this particular manga. The story is about a rich young orphan named Cial who had made a pact with a demon named Sebastian who then became his magical butler than can do pretty much anything (No really, I bet if Cial wanted him to pull...
  • Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
    Aug 25, 2016
    I am strangely obsessed with the name Sebastian. No one in my fimily would be surprised if one day I decided to adopt a kid just so I can name him Sebastian! Maybe I should go for a cat or something smaller first. What's wrong with me? ...
  • James Vandervest
    Nov 30, 2012
    I will keep try to keep this as short as I can. It is the tale of a creepy ass butler who I swear is supposed to be a pedophile and the little boy he serves. Sadly I am not kidding and that is not the worst of it. This garbage feels exactly like reading the fanfiction of some creepy as...
  • Anusha Narasimhan
    Jan 07, 2017
    Picked this up because the anime is super popular and I had to read the manga before watching the anime. I'm not very impressed by this volume. Hopefully, the next volumes will be good. ...
  • Calista
    Dec 20, 2017
    My biggest gripe: The book is set up backwards and you have to read it right to left from the back to the front of the book. Why? Annoying. This is my first Manga and I don't understand the fuss. The extra staff were stupid in the background and very cartoon-y. Why? The rest was so ...
  • Julia
    Mar 13, 2017
    Second read. I'm currently obsessed with the anime and had to give the manga another chance. Basically it was me fangirling over Ciel, Sebastian and the servants this time around xD 13. Mrz: *** ...
  • Agnė
    Apr 14, 2017
    First of all, you have to know that I haven't watched the Black Butler anime series and thus don't know anything about the storyline beyond this first manga volume. So maybe it gets better later (and I assume it does because I know plenty of people who LOVE this series), but Black Butl...
  • Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)
    May 20, 2015
    Meh. Meeeeeeeeeeh. I will admit, manga and comics in general are a hit or miss for me and I vastly prefer it's motion counterparts, but I have also never watched the anime of Black Butler. And it's not for lack of encouragement. One of my close friends watches about 2 ani...
  • Bookishrealm
    Dec 10, 2018
    Okay this was really good. Very different from the anime but I?m really interested in learning more about this agreement between Sebastian and Ciel. I can?t figure out if it?s related to his family or if it?s something else. The first part was a little difficult to follow and I...
  • Eli
    Aug 05, 2014
    Ehhhhh... I expected more from this because it's one of the incredibly popular mangas/animes. But it fell flat for me. Sometimes manga paneling and dialogue can be very cluttered and confusing for me and this was one of the more confusing ones. I didn't really feel that any of the char...
  • Dorothy Weigand
    Jun 02, 2019
    I loved this. I loved how it was so different from the anime. Ciel is far less brutal in the manga (right now). A scene from the anime was not in the manga that I saw and I'm not sure if I like that or not. This volume introduces us to a good number of characters. Sebastian of course. ...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    May 11, 2015
    I've never been much of an anime/manga fan (with the exception of Akira, Vol. 1), but several people recommended that I read Black Butler so I ordered a copy. I honestly didn't get it. Sure, I understood the story, I understood what was going on, but I didn't get the point! Nothing ...
  • Julia Sapphire
    Jul 09, 2015
    re-read: still 3.5 stars for me ----------------------------------------------------- * 3.5 stars * WHAT?! I feel like this was just so quick! Probably because it was super short so... But one, at some points I was very confused. BUT am excited to see were this story goe...
  • Asamii
    Aug 01, 2015
    ok damn where should I even start? This manga, THIS DAMN MANGA, will break your heart. I don't care whether you like anime or manga or not but you must watch this anime or read the manga ( if you're new to anime /manga, I recommend watching the anime because I think you're going...
  • Ana Sofia Ferreira
    Dec 23, 2016
    Giving it full four starts because Sebastian is just awesome! It's my first time rating a manga, and although I've read some, my opinion may be a little biased because the anime of Black Butler is one of my favourite animes. That said, I really, really miss Sebastian's voice and his...
  • Linda
    Jul 07, 2017
    Black Butler is such a beautiful manga not only in terms of drawing style and covers but also in the design and matching personalities of the characters.? It is set in Victorian London (!) and follows the story of the young Earl Ciel Phantomhive and his mysterious butler on their wa...
  • Sophie Crane
    May 18, 2018
    Gorgeous artwork that flows effortlessly from panel to panel, and a great mix of action, horror and comedy. The story is engaging, with characters that really draw you into the plot, with the titular demonic butler being the obvious standout, and his relationship with Master Ciel Phant...