Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Mini Review: Black Butler: Volume One by Yana Toboso
**I wrote this over a year ago and thought maybe I should get around to posting it now.
I picked up this manga after a friend recommended it to me, it's short so I figured that a mini-review will suffice.
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
In the Victorian ages of London The Earl of the Phantomhive house, Ciel Phantomhive, needs to get his revenge on those who had humiliated him and destroyed what he loved. Not being able to do it alone he sells his soul to a demon he names Sebastian Michaelis. Now working as his butler, Sebastian must help the Earl Phantomhive in this suspenseful, exciting, thriller manga.
The synopsis for Volume one gives away a little more than I picked up from reading. I know that Sebastian is a demon, as stated in the story, and I know that Ciel has sold his soul to him, but what I didn't pick up from reading was the reason that Ciel sold his soul to him. Above it says that it is because Ciel wants to get revenge on those who have humiliated him but it mentioned nothing of that in this volume.
The beautiful illustrations really sold me here. I loved it. Everything was so detailed
I really like the characters. Sebastian manages to be mysterious, yet simple at the same time. Ciel seems kind of bratty, but I wouldn't expect any less from him. He is only twelve after all. Plus I'm pretty sure that if I could get whatever I wanted, I would be pretty bratty as well.
Although not too much happened in this book, it was more about getting to know the characters, I loved it. I am without a doubt going to continue with this, and I am so excited to read the second volume.