Monday, November 2, 2015

Manga Review: Black Butler, Volume 20, by Yana Toboso

Rating (Out of 5): ~4.5
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Volumes: 22+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 19. 21.

Goodreads Synopsis:

In the wilds of Germany, the servants of the Phantomhive house are at a loss when their master, Earl Ciel Phantomhive, is both mentally and physically debilitated by the curse of the Wolfman that roams the Werewolves' Forest. Ciel, his demeanour changed, casts aside his unfinished duties as Queen Victoria's royal watchdog and orders his consummate butler, Sebastian, to pack up for London at once! But as the household ponders the situation, none other than Her Majesty's man John Brown drops in on Sebastian bearing a royal letter. What new orders could the missive hold?


God I love this series.
So we get to see Ciel’s inner struggles here. He’s locked in his mind, and he can’t get out. Meanwhile Sebastian and the servants are trying to figure out how to deal with the witches and wolves situation. Finally, Sebastian grows tired of Ciel, and he decides to deal with it. It’s much more intense than I expected, but I like Ciel’s reaction when he finally wakes up.
Ciel has to act like an adult in most situations, with most people. And he’s definitely mature for his age, having gone through what he has. But he’s still a kid, and it’s nice to see that.
After that, Ciel knows what to do with the wolves and witches. And they get down to business. And poor Lady Sullivan learns the truth behind everything, that they were all using her. The cliffhanger has me excited, intrigued to see what Ciel plans to do with Lady Sullivan.
I just love this series. I can’t wait for the next one.

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