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on 24 July 2012
I loved the first series of Black Butler, but I had seen mixed reviews on Season 2 so I wasn't sure whether or not I would enjoy it as much.
We have new characters here, Alois Trancy and his butler Claude Faustus, and the first episode focuses on them and the Trancy household a lot. But fear not, Sebastian and Ciel are back, as are all of the Phantomhive servants as well. Alois is a character you'll love to hate, but as more of his backstory is revealed throughout the series, he comes off as a bit more sympathetic, but not by much.
My fears were unfounded, the second season was just as good as the first, if a bit shorter. The DVD set has all of the episodes of season 2 as well as 6 OVAs. After having watched all the episodes and the OVAs, if I was watching it again, I would watch the Ciel in Wonderland OVAs before watching the first episode of season 2, that seems to be a more natural bridge from the end of the final episode of season 1 to the new series.
The artwork is gorgeous as ever. I've only listened to the English dub so far, Sebastian's voice actor, J. Michael Tatum is the best of the bunch, I think but the others were fine too.
My only complaint, was that I wish it was longer.