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The Butler, Lyrical is Chapter 120 of the Kuroshitsuji manga. It commemorates the 10-year-anniversary of the manga's publication.

Summary

At Ciel Phantomhive's London townhouse, Sebastian Michaelis informs Ciel that he must make preparations for the Phantomhive earldom's Halloween celebration. When Ciel points out that they are preoccupied with Elizabeth Midford's predicament, Sebastian states that it is an annual tradition and that many of the tenants on Phantomhive land are farmers who find Halloween a useful event as it is essentially a harvest festival for them. Convinced, Ciel orders Sebastian to return to Phantomhive Manor and commence the preparations.

At Phantomhive Manor, Sebastian gathers Baldroy, Mey-Rin, Finnian, Snake, and Tanaka, and gives each of them instructions, save Tanaka, who is told to remain as is. Baldroy, Mey-Rin, and Tanaka share details on the American, Chinese, and Japanese Halloween traditions, respectively, which inspires Sebastian.

On Halloween, Sebastian welcomes Ciel home and shows him the extravagantly decorated garden. After the Phantomhive servants, who are dressed in costumes, greet Ciel, Ciel is made to change into a costume, as well. Sebastian explains to Ciel that they have combined various Halloweens from around the world so that their tenants can have quality entertainment. The Phantomhive servants mingle with the tenants, who thank Ciel. Ciel passes out treats to a group of children and recalls his own family when he sees another.

Subsequently, Sebastian brings Ciel and the other guests to a river, where they are given lanterns. Tanaka tells Ciel that it is part of the Japanese lantern festival, the purpose of which is to "light" the way for the spirits of the deceased. Sebastian has Ciel light everyone's lanterns, which the latter does via a candle. The lanterns are, then, set afloat into the river. While gazing at the scene, Ciel remembers all of the critical events that transpired in his life. Sebastian compares candles and their flame to humans, calling them beautiful. When Ciel advises him to handle them with caution, as, when provoked, they can be formidable, Sebastian assures him that he will strive to keep Ciel's flame alive, for he is a devil of a butler.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Navigation

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Manga
Black Butler Arc
Volume 1
1234
Volume 2
Red Butler Arc
Volume 2
56789
Volume 3
101171314
Indian Butler Arc
Volume 4
1516171819
Volume 5
20212223
Circus Arc
Volume 6
24252627
Volume 7
2829303132
Volume 8
3334353637
Bonus
96.599.5
Phantomhive Manor Murders Arc
Volume 9
3839404142
Volume 10
4344454647
Volume 11
4849505152
Bonus
101.5
Luxury Liner Arc
Volume 11
4849505152
Volume 12
5354555657
Volume 13
5859606162
Volume 14
6364656667
Bonus
131.5
Public School Arc
Volume 14
6364656667
Volume 15
6869707172
Volume 16
7374757677
Volume 17
7879808182
Volume 18
8384858687
Emerald Witch Arc
Volume 18
8384858687
Volume 19
888990919293
Volume 20
9495969798
Volume 21
99100101102103
Volume 22
104105106107108107.5
Blue Cult Arc
Volume 22
104105106107108107.5
Volume 23
109110111112113
Volume 24
114115116117118119120
Volume 25
121122123124125126
Volume 26
127128129130131132133
Volume 27
134135136137138139
Volume 28
140141142143144145146147
Not yet in tankōbon format
148149150151152153154155156

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