Reviewed by: Priss
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: 15
Region: 2 - UK
Length: 450 minutes
Audio: Japanese 2.0 Stereo
Fans of the deranged escapades of Sebastian and Ciel will be perversely delighted by a new season of demonic adventures. Claude exists only to serve his young master, Alois: a boy who no doubt carries a dark secret.
The second session of Black Butler picks up some time after the cliff-hanger of the first season, in which demonic Sebastian was moments away from claiming his master's treasured soul. As the narrative timeline is not linear, there is odd feeling of displacement in the earlier episodes, almost akin to emerging from deep sleep in an unfamiliar place. The balance of Sebastian's finely ordered world has been shunted off its axis. Ciel lies in a lifeless state of eternal sleep, which locks away the desirable (and delectable) soul within his corporeal casket and far beyond Sebastian's clutches.