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Kuroshitsuji II
KII Logo
Kanji 黒執事II
Romaji Black Butler II
Genre Action, Black comedy, Dark fantasy, Supernatural
TV Anime
Directed by Hirofumi Ogura
Written by Mari Okada
Music by Taku Iwasaki
Studio A-1 Pictures
Licensed by Australasia: Madman Entertainment
North America: FUNimation Entertainment
UK: Manga Entertainment
Network MBS, CBC, TBS, TBC, SBS, RCC, HBC, RKB, Animax
English Network Australia: C31, TVS
Southeast Asia: Animax Asia
United States: Funimation Channel
Episodes 12 + 6 OVAs (List of Episodes)

Kuroshitsuji II is the sequel to Kuroshitsuji. The second season features two new main characters: Earl Alois Trancy and his butler Claude Faustus.[1] Many of the main characters from the previous season return as well, including Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis.

The second season is formatted similar to its predecessor, airing on ten different stations.[2] The second season had an official magazine, Black Tabloid, released before its on-air date on July 1, 2010. This season contains a sum of 12 episodes, including 6 OVAs. It has been compiled into a total of nine DVD releases. All 12 episodes share the theme song SHIVER for the opening, but two different animations accompany it; the first ran from episodes 25-32, while the second ran from episodes 33-36. There are two different ending songs: episodes 25-31 and 33-35 use Bird, while episodes 32 and 36 use Kagayaku Sora no Shijima ni wa—this is also the ending song for the 7th OVA.

Background

At the Kuroshitsuji, Sono Shitsuji, Shūshō ~Saigo no Bansan wo Anata to Tomoni~ (黒執事、その執事、終章 ~最後の晩餐を貴方と共に~, "Black Butler, That Butler, The Final Chapter ~One Last Dinner With You~") event, on June 14, 2009, it was announced that the anime will be returning for a second season. Undertaker's voice actor Junichi Suwabe confirmed this news on his official blog later that day.[3]

Plot

Kuroshitsuji II takes place in late-nineteenth century England, where the Trancy household resides. It is set one year and three months after the dramatic conclusion of the first season.[4] The second season introduces two new main characters: Alois Trancy, a sadistic yet cheerful earl with a tragic past, and Claude Faustus, his impassive, enigmatic butler with superlative talent. After the second episode, the season mostly follows Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis, and the characters of the Phantomhive household, including Elizabeth Midford.

Ciel was presumed dead at the end of the first series, but Sebastian had, in fact, never succeeded in devouring Ciel's soul to begin with. Nevertheless, Ciel has lost his memories about Angelina Dalles's and Queen Victoria's deaths, Grell Sutcliff, Soma Asman Kadar, Agni, Angela Blanc, and Ash Landers.

Statistics

General

DVDs

  • DVD 1: Released 22 September 2010
Includes Episode 25 and Episode 26
  • DVD 2: Released 27 October 2010
Includes Episode 27 and Ciel in Wonderland
  • DVD 3:Released 24 November 2010
Includes Episode 28 and Welcome to the Phantomhive's
  • DVD 4: Released 22 December 2010
Includes Episode 29 and Episode 30
  • DVD 5: Released 26 January 2011
Includes Episode 31 and Making of Kuroshitsuji II
  • DVD 6: Released 23 February 2011
Includes Episode 32 and Ciel in Wonderland Part 2
  • DVD 7: Released 23 March 2011
Includes Episode 33 and Episode 34
  • DVD 8: Released 27 April 2011
Includes Episode 35 and The Tales of Will the Grim Reaper
  • DVD 9: Released 25 May 2011
Includes Episode 36 and Spider's Intention

Staff

Companies

Show Times

All time tables are shown in Japan Standard Time.

  • MBS: Every Thursday starting from July 1
Time: 25:20 (1:20 Friday morning)
  • TBS: Every Friday starting from July 2
Time: 25:55 (1:55 Saturday morning)
  • Shizuoka Broadcasting: Every Friday starting from July 2
Time: 26:10 (2:10 Saturday morning)
  • Tohoku Broadcasting: Every Saturday starting from July 3
Time: 26:23 (2:23 Saturday morning)
  • RCC Chugoku Broadcasting: Every Saturday starting from July 3
Time: 26:43 (2:43 Sunday morning)
  • Hokkaido Broadcasting: Every Sunday starting from July 4
Time: 26:20 (2:20 Monday morning)
  • Kumamoto Broadcasting: Every Sunday starting from July 4
Time: 26:20 (2:20 Monday morning)
  • RKB Mainichi Broadcasting: Every Monday starting from July 5
Time: 26:25 (2:25 Tuesday morning)
  • Sanyo Broadcasting: Every Monday starting from 5th
Time: 26:50 (2:50 Tuesday morning)
  • Central Japan Broadcasting (Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting): Every Wednesday starting from July 7
Time: 26:00 (2:00 Thursday morning)

Source: official Site @ http://kuroshitsuji.tv/

Media

Videos

Images

Scans

  • Animedia
  • PASH 1
  • PASH 2
  • Artwork in magz
  • Black Tabloid
  • Shiba's sketch
  • 0 day to go by Shiba
  • 1 day to go by Shiba
  • Butler Animedia cover
  • Butler clash
  • Bird CD cover
  • Kuroshitsuji II Header
  • Poster

Black Tabloid

Trivia

  • A promotional poster was included in the July GFantasy.
  • TV Anime Kuroshitsuji II Black Tabloid was released on June 18, 2010.
  • An event called 夜通執事(ヨドオシツジ Yodo o Shitsuji, The Butler Through The Night or The Butler at Night) was held on July 1, the second season's premiere date. There was screening at a cinema in Shinjuku occurring at the same time as the first broadcast.[5]

References


See Also

External Links

Official Sites
English
Japanese

Start a Discussion Discussions about Kuroshitsuji II (anime)

  • lizzy

    2 messages
    • What's gonna happen to lizzy? She didn't get a card so she doesn't know. Is she gonna have to remarry? 
    • Maybe?
  • What happened

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    • Can anyone tell me what happened to the rest of ciel's friends? I mean they only showed that the prince saw the card or something but they did ...
    • All of his friends recieved a card, except for Lizzy, that was not showed. The card said that Ciel died on august 28, or something like that....

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