This page lists the deviations and differences that occurred during the transition from the manga to the anime adaptation.

Plot and Detail Changes

  • Further details on how the Noah's Ark Circus first-string members kidnap children are shown in the anime, where after impressing a certain little girl with circus tricks, they lure her into a carriage that will supposedly take her to "dreamland." Several Scotland Yard officers attempt to rescue her but are killed by the circus members. Ronald Knox collects the deceased officers' souls after they depart.[3]
  • In the manga, after William T. Spears collects Joker's soul, Ronald Knox informs him that Grell Sutcliff is tasked with the mission to collect souls at the Phantomhive Manor.[4] In the anime, Grell's release from confinement is actually shown. Ronald has retrieved Grell's Death Scythe after asking a girl from the General Affairs department. Grell promises to repay him by working hard on his job and then sets off to the Phantomhive Manor to collect the souls.[5]


  1. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 22, pages 30-33
  2. Kuroshitsuji anime; Episode 37
  3. Kuroshitsuji anime; Episode 40
  4. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 35, page 15
  5. Kuroshitsuji anime; Episode 44

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