Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Black Butler Anime Included

Manga

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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...





Product Details


  • 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)
Personal View:

 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"
I will say this though from just watching the Anime I think that they only give so much credit to "Elizabeth" Ciel's to be wife. In the Anime they portray her to be very girlie which is fine, I'm not knocking it. But in the Manga "Yes, I looked this up!" Volume 12, Chapter 57. Ciel is unable to protect Elizabeth. And this girl whips out some swords and protects her man!!!! I pulled some of these moments from the chapters and pictured them below. Now if only we could see this in the Anime it would've been prefect! I can't wait to see what more will come from this wonderful series when I'm completely finished it.
Overall View

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

Read Online: *Note - Online version is different from American version 
http://www.mangareader.net/102/kuroshitsuji.html
More Information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Butler

Anime


 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
Description:

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.

Sekirei

 Manga

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Book Description: Story & Art by Gokurakuin Sakurako "Ashika Sakura"

In Tokyo known as Shinto Teito New Eastern Imperial Capital in 2020, 19-year-old Minato Sahashi is extremely intelligent, but his inability to cope under pressure often results in failure.
One day, Minato meets a girl named Musubi, who literally falls from the sky. Minato soon learns that she is a "Sekirei" who chose him as her "Ashikabi", a human with special powers that allows them to have a contract with Sekirei. This binds the Sekirei to him and allows them to use their full power in elimination battles with other Sekirei. Made up of cute girls, buxom women, and bish┼Źnen, the Sekirei fight in a competition known as "The Game" or the "Sekirei Plan" organized by Hiroto Minaka, the chairman and founder of the mysterious and powerful MBI Corporation.
Minato soon learns that being the partner of a girl is not all fun and games, especially when several other Sekirei choose him as their Ashikabi, each also forming a contract with him. Now, Minato must find a way to survive both the life-threatening battles of the Sekirei Plan and his partners' fierce competition for him.
Personal View:

 I came across this anime on netflix when I couldn't find something good to watch. I personally aren't into harem type style things. But I thought this was pretty cool, with all the fighting action. Along with the funny times were all the girls are fighting for Minato's attention. My favorite charter was the landlady. I just didn't like how open ended they left the anime. I still have yet to read the manga, from all the research I've done everything says the manga has way more info.
Just so everyone is clear, since I normally post mostly about manga. This manga is not in a english print, but I have listed below a link were it has been translated over. No, I don't know or believe their will be a season three for the anime.














Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Read Online: *Note - Online version is different from American version
http://www.mangareader.net/163/sekirei.html
More Information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekirei

Anime




You can buy the seasons 1-2 at Barns and Noble online, or you can watch it on Netflix. I have only found the sub-title versions on YouTube.