|Occupation||House Steward of the Phantomhive household|
|Previous Occupation||Butler of the Phantomhive household|
|Manga Debut||Volume 1, Chapter 1|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
|Video Game Debut||Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost|
|Japanese Voice||Shunji Fujimura|
|English Voice||R Bruce Elliott|
Tanaka (タナカ, Tanaka) is the steward of the Phantomhive household. He is an old family friend and loyal assistant.
Tanaka is an elderly man with grey hair and a mustache. He wears a monocle and sports on a clean suit and white gloves, and is nearly always holding a cup of tea. Usually, his bodily dimensions are portrayed shorter and smaller than they are in actuality. On rare occasions, he "grows" to his full height when delivering something important.
Tanaka is a intelligent, knowledgeable, and capable person. He was injured in the past, and presently does little work, but he frequently runs around with Baldroy, Mey-Rin, and Finnian. Nonetheless, he is highly respected by others, such as Sebastian Michaelis and Frances Midford, who tells Sebastian and Ciel Phantomhive to take a lesson from Tanaka regarding their appearances. In addition, he is kind and loyal to Ciel, his guests, and the other servants. Although he lets the others tell him what to do and he goes along with their plans, he wields great authority, and is the figurehead and executive director of the Funtom Company. Despite his age, he remains strong, as shown when he has effortlessly subdued a man who attempted to harm Ciel.
He was treated at the Royal Hospital where Angelina Durless worked. Ciel and Sebastian went to him, and Tanaka was amazed that Ciel was still alive. He then gave Sebastian his pocket watch, which he said has been passed down from one Phantomhive butler to the next.
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Conspiracy and RevengeEdit
After Pluto is taken by Ash and burns down the Phantomhive manor and most of London, Tanaka is seen writing to Ciel in a journal among the ruins, which Sebastian later delivers to Ciel. The journal informs Ciel that Vincent Phantomhive, his father, had been aware of Queen Victoria's destructive nature, but did not want Ciel to know so that he would remain loyal to her.
Tanaka is shown to be wearing the crest of the Head Butler of the household, suggesting that Sebastian passed this role on to him once he and Ciel left the manor.
- "The head of the Phantomhive house should not be shaken by something as trivial as the death of a servant. I never once saw the master lose his composure due to such trifles."
- "If someone means any harm against the young master in this mansion, no matter who they are, these servants will have no mercy on them."
- There is a running gag in the anime that Tanaka only has a certain amount of time in his "regular style" before he returns to his smaller size. When he returns to his smaller version, there tends to be a lot of steam, like air coming out of a balloon. Then, a character, frequently Finnian or Mey-Rin, will exclaim that his "time" ran out.His name Tanaka is japanese and means dweller
|Ciel Phantomhive · Vincent Phantomhive · Rachel Phantomhive · Sebastian Michaelis · Tanaka · Baldroy · Mey-Rin · Finnian · Pluto · Snake|