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Name: Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)
Creator: Yana Toboso
Date(s): September 16, 2006 – present
Medium: manga, anime
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links:
Kuroshitsuji Poster by bloodtsunami (2009)
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Black Butler (黒執事, Kuroshitsuji) is a manga written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. Black Butler was also made into an anime.

The series follows Sebastian Michaelis, a demonic butler who is bound by a supernatural contract to serve Ciel Phantomhive, the twelve-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family and the business-savvy owner of the Funtom company, a toy manufacturer. In return, when Ciel has finished all of his tasks, including avenging his parents' deaths, Sebastian will be allowed to kill him and consume his soul.[1]


There is a A Kuroshitsuji Fandom Overview (with some spoilers) at Crack Van.

Kuroshitsuji was considered ineligible for Yuletide in 2011.[2]

Yana Toboso is known to have been a BL/yaoi doujinshi artist before she was a pro mangaka, and used the name Yanao Rock. A point of discussion that comes up repeatedly in Kuroshitsuji fandom is the claim that, based on Toboso's past work, Kuroshitsuji is a yaoi manga, followed by the correction that it is and has always been meant to be a shounen story.


The Two Ciels Theory became popular in western fandom, though it had already been widely known for some time in the Japanese fandom. The theory eventually proved to be true in 2017.


The main ship is the pairing of Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis, known as SebaCiel.

Example Fanworks



  1. ^ Black Butler's Wikipedia page
  2. ^ Yuletide Rarity and an Incomplete List of Ineligible Fandoms