Reading Level: Teen+
Length: 176 pages
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: July 19, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: 6th book in the Black Butler series
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the 6th book in the Black Butler series. I absolutely loved this addition to the series (I thought it was much better than 4 and 5 were).
Children are going missing and their disappearances are linked to a traveling circus. Queen Victoria asks Ciel to look into this traveling circus and figure out what is going on.
This was an incredibly fun and entertaining volume in this series. We get some wonderful scenes with the Undertaker (who I absolutely love).
We also get some very hilarious scenes between Sebastian and a tiger. In the end Sebastian and Ciel have to join the circus to continue their investigation. The relationship between Sebastian and Ciel continues to be intriguing; it goes between resentment and a strange sort of caring.
Along the way we meet a whole bevy of new and zany characters. We also again bump into one of the Grim Reapers. The Grim Reaper discusses some interesting aspects of Sebastian’s character, further unraveling a small portion of the mystery surround Sebastian.
There is a lot of action, some beautiful illustration and costume design, and lots of mystery.
Overall this was an absolutely spectacular addition to this manga series. I am absolutely loving the characters, the story, the action, and the illustration. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I would recommend to those who enjoy shounen manga with a historical and supernatural bent to it.