Where The Wolves Read

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Black Butler vol. 1 & 2

Summary: When a terrible fire claims his parents, Ciel Phantomhive must step up as the head of his father's company and as Earl Phantomhive. It would be a lot for the young boy to handle were it not for his faithful butler, Sebastian. Ever at Ciel's side, it seems there's little Sebastian can't do, whether it's saving a dinner party gone awry or probing the dark secrets of London's underbelly. He's almost too good to be true...or at least, too good to be human...

Summary: Sebastian Michaelis. Occupation: Butler. He makes his master's afternoon tea, polishes the silver, and ...heads up murder investigations?! As London is seized by fear when Jack the Ripper begins his killing spree in Whitechapel, Queen Victoria commands Ciel Phantomhive and his seemingly superhuman butler Sebastian to step in. What will happen when the case takes a surprising turn that shatters one of the few truths Ciel holds dear?

Review: I liked these volumes a lot, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Sebastian is pretty wonderful. At least for the most part. I thought this was a clever idea, but the other servants in the mansion are really annoying. It's cute when one or two characters are playful and immature because that seems to be common in manga and it's expected. But it seems in this series that the only person that takes anything seriously is Sebastian. Even Ciel doesn't do very much. All of the useless characters was a bit of a turn-off for me, but I still recommend this series to anyone that is a fan of manga and I will definitely be finishing this series when I get the chance.

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