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Black Butler: Season One Part One [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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Product details

  • Format: Animated, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Jan 2011
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00477VLXM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 316,154 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A few great episodes, but... 19 Jan 2011
By Tuulia
Format:DVD
I love the Black Butler manga, and I was quite excited to see the anime. In short: it left me disappointed. I know, I know... the manga's the manga, and the anime is the anime, but still. It could have been much better.

My overall impression was that the manga is a little darker, a little more twisted... there are some scenes that are (in my mind) completely ruined in the anime by adding unnecessary comedy to them. Now, I do like the mischievous side of Black Butler, too, but farce in the wrong place really ruins the taste.

There's a depth in the characters in the manga that I don't think the anime quite reaches - Ciel is brooding and cynical, sure, but as his story slowly unfolds, the manga hints of an even deeper trauma (and certain kind of madness?) than what comes across in the anime. Sebastian, too, feels at times more scary, and... even Finnian managed to creep me out once in the manga - which he decidedly does not do in the anime.

Still, there are a few excellent episodes too, which make this first part... well, if not quite worth 50 dollars, almost. The series begins quite strongly. (The second part I most definitely won't be buying. I've seen it all, and I couldn't have been more disappointed with it. Three, or maybe three and a half stars for this first part, one star for the rest.)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING ANIME 15 April 2011
Format:DVD
AMAZING ANIME I LOVE IT COSPLAYING AS CIEL THIS YEAR :) AT MCM EXPO OH YEAH :D BUT IN SHORT YEH THIS ANIME IS A VERY GOOD ONE AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO LIKES DARK HUMOUR AS ITS FUNNY AND MYSTERIOUS :] AND SEXXXY HAHA
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series, but the manga tops the cake 7 Jan 2011
By AVIDrobot - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I love this anime a lot, though I have to agree with other reviewers and say the manga is better. But hey, what manga ISN'T better than the anime(other than ones that were written after the anime). I am not going to make this review very long, seeing how I personally hate reviews that pick at every little thing in the series, and are 5 pages long. (plus I am a bit lazy to make it very detailed)

Art/Animation:
I liked the art. I totally disagree with the other reviewer saying it was hard to recognize Sebastian in the anime. Seriously? What? Are you partially blind or something? Animation and drawings are completely different, so there obviously be some differences. I enjoyed both greatly.

Story:
I've read up to the most recent chapter releases of the manga, in Japan and I can't tell even begin to tell you how far way this anime strays from the plot of the manga. Though I suppose it'd be boring for both the anime and manga to be completely the same. Yes, there was some slight fillers in the first season, but nothing too bad that made me even begin to dislike the series. I wasn't a big fan of where the plot went at the ending of the series though, mainly because it got sort of dumb and freaky.

Characters:
The characters are amazing in BOTH the anime and manga. I love all the characters, (okay, all of them except Lizzy) and think their personalities are shown very well.

Overall:
I'd highly recommend this series. Especially if you are a fan of BL (there are some nice hints). I LOVE all of Yana Toboso works, and will be a fan for a very long time. While this series has it's -.- moments. I still very much enjoyed it.

Ps. I haven't purchased this product but I plan to. I just wanted to leave a review that this series was very good, since it got such a bad review.
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great anime, but English Version...? 12 Jan 2011
By Gilnokoibito - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Okay, I gotta admit I watched the fansubs for this looong before it was announced for an American release and - I LOVE IT! The manga is awesome, the anime is awesome too! The plot is pretty good, the characters highly interesting, the art beautiful, the music great. All around well worth watching by any anime fan, especially if you're a fangirl (who can say no to Sebastian's demon grin?) So, even though I had already watched the entire series when it was released in the US I grabbed it up on pre-order (and got a dang good price here too!) But I gotta say the English version's voice acting drove me insane! As good as the translation and adaptation was the fake British accents were...well horribly grating on the ears. I can't actually watch it in English because of this! Funimation has a Youtube channel with a few episodes in English, I say try them on there first! I normally like British accents too but I can't take this! However, if you set it in Japanese with English subtitles, it's pretty good! The packaging is pretty too! Sebastian and Ciel on one side of the box and Grell and Madame Red on the other (plus Sebastian on the individual DVD covers and the covers are reversible with more art on the inside!), a nice and shiny black box will also be able to hold the second part of season one perhaps...there is definitely extra space in there for some reason! The only let down of the limited edittion seems to be well, what exactly is different? The limited edition comes with a pretty box...but the DVD's don't seem to have any extra's that aren't on the standard edition...no special goodies either like I was told on ANN. If you want a collector's box it's worth it, but if you want something more you will be disappointed. You could choose to get whichever version you want and you would probably be just as happy! But if you want to support the anime industry or just get this on DVD in a pretty box, the show itself is well worth it and highly recommended! Scoop it up and enjoy! (Just don't be disappointed with the lack of 'limited edition' goodies or grating fake accents, if you can stand that you'll be fine!)
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must See For All Anime Fans 25 Nov 2010
By blackbutlerx3 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This is the most amazing anime I have ever seen! It has just about everything from, dark, depressing moments to 12 year old boys in dresses to laugh out loud comedy and (let's not forget) the questionable yaoi. I would say mostly for fans of Vampire Knight, Blood+, and Will O Wisp. It has such an interesting story line and the cast looks amazing. I can't wait to see the 'corset scene' in english ;D That's a classic scene!
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's paint the town red...if you can stomach it that is. 23 Nov 2010
By Yamila - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Kuroshitsuji has hit America! First time I saw this or heard of it was when I was radomally looking on mangafox to discover more manga. And I stumbled upon this. Now, usually what makes me want to really read something is by the art work or the title to it. And seeing as how I like things dark and depressing, I chose to give this a little shot. Maaan, I LOVE THIS!!! You guys would probably drop dead with laughter if you ever stumble upon the scene where Sebastian puts Ciel in a corset. That was classic! But I'm not going to spoil it 'cause that would be evil, but I can't get off into it that much because I'm only on vol. 5 and I've had some sneak peaks with the episodes on youtube, but by far what I've seen, Square Enix is once again at it. If any of you have heard Vampire Knight and or Will O' Wisp (All time favs), then you'll TOTALLY love this one. If not, there is something incrediably wrong with you guys. But be forwarned, the anime and manga don't exactly have the same story line as I found that out the hard way. The circus one is only in the manga cause I didn't see it when I was watching some of the anime. But get this, you'll love the dark humor, sad moments, and...I'm not too sure about the questionable yaoi...but I love it! Let's paint the town red for the best shinigamii; Greil!XD
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have! 4 Jan 2011
By Ock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This is an absolutely brilliant anime that I'd highly recommend. It has a well rounded story and very clever plot lines. The characters are very well made and unique, and the characters develop throughout the anime. And the art style is a perfect 5 star, I can't recall another anime with such elegant and unique art style.
There are a few questionable yaoi moments, but it doesn't overtake the anime and it's mostly noticeable only if you look into it. The 'yaoi' of this anime is probably over advertised and isn't used nearly as much in the actual anime. So it's just however you wan't to look at it.
I would recommend watching it in Japanese though, it sounds right and it's worth reading the subtitles.
Overall it is a must have.
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