This Review is manga only
Frankly enough, Black Butler
knows how to draw viewers, due to its stunning drawings and the gothic artstyle yet... let's face it, both characters and story are mediocre. Both main characters are Gary Stus
: Ciel is an unsufferable prick with almost everything handled on a plate and Sebastian's a Noble Demon
at best. Developed as they are, they don't have actually any positive trait, yet they always win. The only reason they are main characters? The villains are far worse, most of them horrible Complete Monster
, admittedly twisted enough to be charming. The manga (and much worse, the anime) are also very sexist, potraying women always having a role second fodder to a man. Of all the character, only the Undertaker is Crazy Enough
and enigmatic enough to make you wonder about his alignment, especially after recent chapters.
Even more cringe worthy is the fact now most secondary characters are pulling out of their ass Levels in Badassery in a weak attempt to make them interesting, but ends up far more an attempt to measure up to the rest of Shouned Mangas
However, what makes the series stand out? The comedy. Instead of constantly explaining the jokes, they allow the comedy to flow flawlessly. Even when you don't take the plot seriously due to the borderline Villain Protagonists
, they provide an excellent comedy due to being Comically Serious
, and the story are so batshit insane (improving curry with chocolate? Really?) that I can't help but roll in laughters.
One more positive traits is the art. The author clearly engages in Scenery Porn
and the designs are gorgeous. You want to see more of the enviroment, and the fighting scene, despite being painfully one-sided, are dynamic and eyecatching. Lastly, the Ho Yay
is rather well done, although really... they should stop focusing on the underage boy
Overall... not my type, in terms of plotting being mostly a So Bad It
'sGood cliched revenge story, not my type, but worth a look