Black Butler, Volume 1

Black Butler, Volume 1

by Yana Toboso (Created by)


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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: Yen Press
Publication date: 01/26/2010
Series: Black Butler Series , #1
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 35,989
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Yana Toboso is the creator of the wildly popular series BLACK BUTLER which is currently serialized in Square Enix's magazine MONTHLY GFantasy. Her previous work was a single volume entitled RUST BLASTER.

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Black Butler, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
V_1 More than 1 year ago
BEST MANGA EVER!!!!!!!!!! Black Butler is dark, violent, beautiful, funny, sweet, and does not have a happy ending. I LOVE Ciel. He is my dream boy and I'm not afraiud to admit it. It is the perfect manga. I have the deepest respect for Yana Toboso.The anime is just as amazing too if not more. STAY SEXY SABASTIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;P
Ciel_Phantomhive More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book, the art is beautiful, the characters are brilliant, but my favorite part, is the plot! I had watched the Anima series first, so I know what Sebastian is... But I love this! I can't wait to buy book 2! :D
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animefreak963 More than 1 year ago
Ok so you have to read this force yourself past the first volume, or else youll be missing out big time
AliceinChainsFanatic More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore the Victorian era, butlers, and hot anime guys. This series has all of that. I watched the anime first, and I was sure that the manga couldn't live up to it, but boy was I surprised!The manga is every bit as good as the anime if not better. READ IT.
Yurick More than 1 year ago
This manga series is simply fantastic! It was my first manga series, and I must admit to myself I was a little scared to start reading manga. My fears were I had spent money on something I wouldn't like. If you are anything like me than you probably feel the same way. But I would fear not in that this manga is simply amazing, giving rise to a wonderful story. Of course, if you aren't one for dark themed things I strongly suggest going and finding another manga. This series can have some very dark moments. I also would like to impart that if you are under 15 years of age you should not read this. It isn't for young minds and I highly suggest going and looking for something else. However the quality of the simply the essence of greatness. I highly recommend it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this manga and the anime too. Sebastian is HOOTTTT!!!!!! He is just awesome. Ciel is cute and a bit of a brat but still kool. I love the none happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the anime, and I lovev this manga!
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NessaPie23 More than 1 year ago
Loved the Anime but I love the Manga even more!!!!!!!!!!!!! Black Butler is so beautifully drawn (consistently through out the manga) and so well written it's so easy to fall in love with this manga and it's so easy to breeze through reading it in only a day! There is some differences from this volume to the anime but not a whole lot, however I have heard that as you continue to read the manga it is totally different then the anime where most anime follow the manga to the letter. Either way it is truly exceptional and I think everyone new to manga or a seasoned veteran should pick it up to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is an ounce of truth in every lie. Though you shouldn't make the mistake of believeing the lie itself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I heard of Black Butler, so I was like "Hey, why not try it out?!" I did, and OMGOSH! I fell in love with the books, anime, characters, and everything else about this! It's dark (the way I like it), and has an original plot with amazing characters. The first volume may be a little boring, but push past it. You'll be glad you did! I can't wait until the volume 15 comes out!
evenstarr More than 1 year ago
It is a great story. The characters are a wonderful mix and the art is beautiful. It gets even better as the story progresses through the next volumes. Definitely recommend reading.
Anna_Phantomhive More than 1 year ago
Black butler is the best series ever!!!!!!!!! (after Artemis Fowl) if you have not already you should watch the anime series. :)
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Scamp098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this really good, we're looking at it in skl for the stan lee awards and it's so cool, Black Butler is another of them hot manga characters that has alot of surprises up his sleeve, I would reccomend this book to anyone.
5-6S.library on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a victorian boy named Ciel Phantohive, he had a special butler also bodyguard named Sebastian. Sebastian is a devil/demon from the hell, he have to protect Ciel because he had a contract with Ciel. The contract is to help Ciel get his reverange and when Sebastian had help Ciel get his reverange Ciel's soul will be eaten by Sebastian. Sebastian wants to eat Ciel's soul because he had a strong will that lots of devil/demon wants. The story continues...... By Pudding Anna
madmarch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent first volume. I picked it up because it resembled Pandora Hearts, which got me into manga thanks to it being based on Alice in Wonderland. Black Butler takes place in Victorian times (another good reason for reading), and is about young earl Ciel Phantomhive, who despite being only twelve is head of his own company. At his side is Sebastian Michaelis, his loyal butler and bodyguard, a suave man in black clothing who seems capable of doing anything. Also in Ciel's employ are three incompetent servants who supply much comic relief for the reader and much exasperation for Sebastian and the young master. These first four chapters set up the characters perfectly, with subtle hints at what Sebastian really is and of what is to come in future volumes. The first two are comedic in tone, and are mostly devoted to showing off the butler's skills. However, chapter two also introduces Ciel's fiancee Elisabeth and gives us glances at their relationship, Ciel's character and Sebby's supernatural nature.The final two have Ciel captured by the mafia- something they learn to regret after Sebastian Michaelis comes after them.Beautiful art, beautiful scenery, excellent characers. Worth reading if you're into stuff with a goth or lolita sensibility.
bplteen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review by: Alphonse99 Black Butler is manga about a demon butler (named Sebastien) who serves a young boy, Ciel Phantomhive in a contract of the devil (sort of like magic). Ciel runs an extremely successful business, Funtom Company, a toy company. I love this manga a lot, simply because the story is so fascinating, and the pictures are awesome. I don't recommend this for the faint of heart, it's definitely scary and slightly gruesome. (There is also an anime of it, if you prefer to watch TV) Review by: Bettie Your answer was just what I needed. It's made my day! Review by: Kaylee The Black Butler is such a good manga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my all-time favorite manga. It's very well-written and intriguing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Manga. I love Sebastian character ~?~
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG! I love the entire series! Im even watching the first season right now! What id give to be a maid in the Phantomhive Manor!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing manga. I am in LOVE with Ciel.