In a manor house on the outskirts of Victorian era London, butler Sebastian Michaelis serves Ciel Phantomhive, the orphaned twelve-year-old head of an English noble family and a toy and candy empire, who serves directly under the Queen as her “guard dog”. Sebastian carries out any task required by his master while solving the problems plaguing England with ease and perfection, because of his demonic lineage and Faustian contract with his master. The parents of the Phantomhive estate were murdered when Ciel was younger. As a result, he made a deal with a demon asking for vengeance upon those who had disgraced him, and the Phantomhive name, in exchange for his soul.
The anime has just the right amount of drama and suspense and action and comedy, and while there is dark humor there is quite a bit of lighthearted humor in there as well. For instance there are several running gag’s in the show like how Tanaka spends most of his time in chibi form because he lacks the energy to maintain regular appearance and the other characters take notice, or Sebastian’s catchphrase “I am simply one hell of a butler”.
The voice actors of the two main lead’s of the dub Ciel Phantomhive ( played by Brina Palencia ) and Sebastian Michaelis ( played by J. Michael Tatum ) have a good bad thing happening. I really don’t like that Ciel’s voice was played by a woman as it really doesn’t sound all that mannish at times, but when I think of Sebastian’s voice I cant think of any other voice more perfect for the character.
A really cool thing about the anime is they play with historical figures like Jack the Ripper and The Queen Of England. All the characters all seem to have quite a bit of back story to them even the supporting cast. My favorite character is Grell because he made me laugh every time he was on screen. But lets not forget Sebastian . He is badass. I’m sorry I usually refrain form using language on this blog, mostly because I get a lecture from my father, but there is no other word to describe him. He will make Yaoi fangirls sequel aloud, and I believe this video I made (cut down an episode) proves that point perfectly.
The thing I love most about the anime is how it ended. Perhaps the most satisfying ending ever! I’m not going to spoil it, but it was incredible. It seemed like everything was answered and I don’t think it couldn’t have ended better. A exelent anime and I sugeust you check it out