Monday, June 6, 2016

Manga Review: Black Butler, Volume 21, by Yana Toboso

Rating (Out of 5): ~4.5
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: November 2015
Volumes: 23+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 20. 22.

Goodreads Synopsis:

With the helpful hand of his distinguished butler, Sebastian, Earl Ciel Phantomhive, once again with his wits about him, discovers the reality of both the Emerald Witch and the curse of the Wolfman that haunts a small village in the forests of Germany. On the orders of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, master and servant escort the young sheltered Emerald Witch, Lady Sullivan, beyond the doors of the Emerald Castle and into the outside world...only to find themselves right in the path of an oncoming German special forces attack?!


The big showdown! Ciel and his gang agree to help Lady Sullivan get away. The village isn’t so keen on letting her get away, though, and so there’s fighting. Thankfully, this means we get to see the servants in action. I just love seeing them get serious and dirty. We even get a little extra about Finn and his training at the mansion. I just love him, honestly.
We also get Ciel in a dress. And Sebastian getting violent and pulling out his devilish tricks of destruction. A friend of Ciel’s father shows up, too, to help him out. I’m unsure what this is leading to, but it did give us a memory of when Ciel was little and his father was around. I definitely want more of that.
The ending, though, is what really hurts. It makes me sad for Lady Sullivan, and it’s rather mean after everything she’s been through.
I can’t wait for the next one, to see what happens next.

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