Reading Level: Teen
Genre: Manga/Historical Fantasy
Length: 176 pages
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: 5th volume in the Black Butler series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This is the 5th book in the Black Butler series. This was just as wonderfully drawn and well done as previous book in the series. Although there is less action than the first few books in the series.
It’s curry challenge time! Ciel has entered the winter curry challenge in hopes of winning the Queen’s seal of approval for his new food line. It’s up to Sebastian to learn the fine art of curry making in a very
short time span. Neither him nor his top competitor thinks losing is an option.
As with previous mangas in this series, this manga is incredibly well illustrated with tons of beautiful detail. I just love looking at the pictures throughout.
This story takes a step back from demons, crime, and action and focuses on more day to day events. It is all well done (although I did enjoy the earlier books a bit more).
We see a new side to Ciel, he is a bit jealous of Sebastian’s perfection and is rooting for the other team (despite the fact that would mean less business for him). I love Ciel’s desire for Sebastian to fail at something; it was very funny.
Overall a well done continuation of the Black Butler series. I loved it a lot and found it highly entertaining. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. This manga is recommended to those who enjoy historical settings (Victorian), humor, and some supernatural elements to their mangas.