Book Description: Story & Art by Yana Toboso
Just a stone's throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria's faithful servant...and a slip of a twelve-year-old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master's wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London's underbelly, there apparently is nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say Sebastian is too good to be true...or at least, too good to be human...
- ISBN-13: 9780316080842
- Publisher: Orbit
- Publication date: 1/26/2010
- Series: Black Butler Series, #1
- Pages: 192
- Sales rank: 30,785
- Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)
Totally Love this series! I've only watched the Anime so far, been super busy to even try and read the Manga yet but it will happen. From what I've gathered their are 19 volumes thus far in the manga series, an its still ongoing. I can't wait to read it, I've already downloaded it online. "Link Below"
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 contract with Sebastian Michaelis, a demon who has taken on the guise of Ciel's butler. In return, when Sebastian has helped Ciel finish all of his tasks, including avenging his parents' deaths, Sebastian will be allowed to consume Ciel's soul.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
You can buy this at Barns and Noble or you could watch it on Netflix "English Version". I posted the first episode below. Enjoy!
Episode One: His Butler, Talented
Original Airdate: January 11, 2011
Earl Ciel Phantomhive is awakened by his butler, Sebastian Michaelis, who informs him that Damian, the head of Funtom Company, which is Ciel's confectionery toy manufacturing company, is coming for a visit. Sebastian orders the household staff, Baldroy, Finnian, and Mey-Rin—them being the cook, the gardener, and the maid, respectively—to prepare for Damian's arrival. Their attempts result in disaster, as Baldroy overcooks the food, Finnian kills the garden by spraying herbicides on it, and Mey-Rin breaks all of the china dishware. To resolve the situation, Sebastian orders them to rearrange the yard into a Japanese rock garden and has Bardroy make beef donburi. Damian, impressed with the staff's preparations, plays a board game with Ciel in which his character loses one of his legs and is ultimately incinerated. Following the dinner, Damian calls his associate, commenting that the factory he owns has been sold and he is attempting to fraudulently acquire more money from Ciel. When Damian attempts to return to the lounge, the scenario in the board game occurs. Damian breaks one of his legs, and Sebastian locks him in the oven, to be cooked with the dessert; he later limps away from the mansion, as Ciel and Sebastian laugh in amusement.