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Notice Regarding Grelle Sutcliff's Gender

Kuroshitsuji Wiki acknowledges that Grelle Sutcliff identifies as a woman, and thus our articles use she/her pronouns for Grelle. With regard to the story's universe, our primary source, Grelle has, time and time again, in unambiguous terms, referred to herself as a woman, and that takes precedence over all else. We hope that this decision will unite the community. Thank you for your patience.

Last Updated: October 9, 2022

Grelle Sutcliff (グレル・サトクリフ, Gureru Satokurifu) is a Grim Reaper. She is part of the Retrieval Division of the Grim Reaper Dispatch. Grelle initially posed as Angelina Dalles's butler and conspired with her as Jack the Ripper. She was suspended for some time as a result, but is now a fully active Grim Reaper.


Grelle is an individual "covered in red."[3] Grelle has long dark-red hair, shark-like teeth, and red-framed glasses accessorized with a chain with skulls. Like other Grim Reapers, Grelle has chartreuse phosphorescent eyes.

Grelle's typical attire consists of a vest; gloves; a red-and white-striped bow around her neck; and red and black 4.33-inch (11-cm)[2] high-heeled ankle boots. Grelle also sports a red coat she took from Angelina Dalles after fatally wounding her; she often wear it slung off her shoulders with the sleeves rolled up to her elbows.

106 Grelle's Death Scythe

Grelle's Death Scythe.

Grelle has had her Death Scythe modified to operate like a chainsaw, for she considers the average Death Scythe old-fashioned.

When posing as Angelina Dalles' butler, Grelle had brown hair, which was tied with a red ribbon, and she dressed in plain black clothes.


Grelle is an outspoken, flamboyant individual who unreservedly expresses herself and her desires.[4] She possesses a strong predilection for the color red, which she believes can be used to achieve beauty.[4]

Combative, Grelle is quick to turn to violence to eliminate hindrances and has had numerous clashes with Sebastian Michaelis because of such an inclination.[5] She has little to no patience for those who are bogged down by her emotions, having ruthlessly slain partner-in-crime Angelina Dalles for hesitating to kill her nephew.[6]

At first, Grelle was dismissive of the principles of Grim Reapers, which includes staying neutral in human affairs, as evidenced by her unlawful partnership with Angelina. However, after a period of suspension, Grelle has come to respect said principles, enough to preach the importance of soul-reaping to fellow Grim Reaper Ronald Knox.[7] Nevertheless, due to her impulsive nature, she is still liable to transgress these principles, such as when she attempted to kill Aleister Chamber while ignoring Ronald's warning that killing humans is prohibited.[8]

Grelle is fond of incorporating double entendres and referencing plays and theatre in her speech; for instance, she described Angelina's death as a "falling of curtains"[9] and compared her relationship with Sebastian to Romeo and Juliet.[10]

When posing as Angelina's butler, Grelle was timid and ineffective at her job; she failed to properly prepare tea and got lost while driving a carriage.[11]


When Angelina Dalles began murdering pregnant prostitutes as Jack the Ripper and consequently filling up the soul retrieval list, Grelle followed her and took an interest in her. She sympathized with her since she could relate to her troubles—the inability to give birth—and decided to assist her, defying the Grim Reaper code of neutrality. Grelle disguised herself as the Burnett family's butler to avoid suspicion.[12]


Red Butler Arc

Grelle is with Angelina Dalles, her mistress, and Lau in Ciel Phantomhive's London townhouse, searching for tea.[13] She accompanies Ciel, Sebastian Michaelis, Lau, and Angelina while they gather information on Jack the Ripper.[14] She later attends Aleister Chamber's party with them, where she briefly leaves in order to commit another murder.[15]

Afterward, Grelle, in Mary Jane Kelly's house, brutally kills her. When Ciel and Sebastian enter the scene, Sebastian comments that it is an excessive murder as blood has splattered all over the floor. Grelle comes up with a feeble excuse for being there, despite being covered in the prostitute's blood. Challenged by Sebastian, Grelle discloses that she is a Grim Reaper. When asked why she has broken the Grim Reaper's code of neutrality, she replies that she is captivated by "a certain woman."[16][17]

105 Revelation

Grelle reveals herself.

Grelle confronts Sebastian with her Death Scythe. She claims that her Death Scythe can slice through anything, and sadistically trifles with Sebastian, stating her desire to tear up his body. She adds that she loves the color red and enjoys using blood to do makeup for ugly women. Sebastian points out Grelle's violation of the Grim Reaper rules and deems her butler principles sickening, and Grelle remarks that, regardless, she remains the "butler of death."[18] Their battle continues, and Grelle inflicts a small slash on Sebastian's left arm, revealing a brief Cinematic Record of Sebastian's past and his first encounter with Ciel. Grelle explains the general purpose of a Cinematic Record, which is to replay memories for assessment by the Grim Reaper, and Sebastian dismisses it as a "spying activity."[19]

Grelle then has Sebastian pinned against the wall. However, when Ciel's life is endangered, Sebastian rushes to him, despite being injured.[20] She comments that Sebastian has commendable endurance, and orders Angelina to kill Ciel. When Angelina admits that she cannot kill Ciel, whom she considers to be her own son, Grelle kills Angelina. She calls Angelina an "ordinary woman" and complains that she has gone to great lengths to help her, only to be disappointed in the end. She removes the red coat from Angelina's corpse, proclaiming that Angelina is not fit to wear red.[21][22]

106 Duel

Grelle and Sebastian Michaelis duel after Grelle kills Angelina.

Grelle turns to leave, and Ciel orders Sebastian to kill her. Sebastian intentionally aims for Grelle's face, much to her anger. Grelle asks if Sebastian is afraid of dying to her Death Scythe, and the latter asserts that he is not. Grelle states that a demon and a Grim Reaper are unable to reach a mutual understanding; thus, her relationship is comparable to the "tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet." Grelle rams her own forehead against Sebastian's and slashes his chest.[23] Much to her dismay, she views a mundane Cinematic Record consisting of Sebastian's daily life as a Phantomhive butler.[24]

Grelle attempts to end the battle with the next blow. Sebastian uses a shred of his tailcoat to jam Grelle's Death Scythe. He then pummels Grelle in the face, ignoring her pleas to spare it. However, before Sebastian can kill her with her own Death Scythe, William T. Spears intervenes. William lands on Grelle's head and enumerates the rules Grelle has violated. He grudgingly apologizes to Sebastian, retrieves Grelle's Death Scythe, and drags Grelle away by her hair. Subsequently, Grell is suspended for her offenses.[25]

Circus Arc

In regard to the case involving the Noah's Ark Circus, the Grim Reapers are assigned various tasks. While William T. Spears and Ronald Knox are to collect the souls at Baron Kelvin's manor, Grelle, whose suspension period has recently ended, is responsible for collecting the souls at Phantomhive Manor—a mission she is excited about, as noted by Ronald.[26]

Luxury Liner Arc

Grelle is assigned to work with Ronald Knox to collect souls and investigate the Bizarre Dolls. She watches as the Campania crashes into an iceberg. She then leaps on to the ship's deck and beheads several Bizarre Dolls.[27]

Ch56 Ronald and Grelle

Grelle and Ronald

Later, Grelle meets with Ronald and makes him hold her by the waist as she enjoys the night breeze. However, she soon stops, dismissing Ronald as unexciting. Ronald reminds her that they both should be focusing on their duty; they have approximately another one-thousand souls to collect, and they must investigate the Bizarre Dolls, as well. Grelle declares that soul reaping is a Grim Reaper's most important job, and that the investigation can come later. She urges Ronald to hurry, eager to go home and wary of another suspension.[28]

In the first-class suite, Grelle and Ronald destroy numerous Bizarre Dolls while complaining about the sheer quantity of them. Grelle notes that dealing with the Bizarre Dolls is a waste of time, and Ronald agrees, stating that the Campania will sink in one hour.[29]

After Grelle carries out her task in the first-class front hallway, Ronald informs her that they must descend five floors to reach the third boiler room, much to her displeasure. While they discuss the Bizarre Dolls, a Bizarre Doll on a carriage led by a couple of Bizarre Doll horses appears. Grelle swiftly annihilates them.[30]

In the second-class restaurant, Grelle and Ronald encounter Sebastian Michaelis, Ciel Phantomhive, and Elizabeth Midford. Grelle prevents them from running away and battles Sebastian. During the fight, Grelle accidentally slashes a window with her Death Scythe, causing water to rapidly enter the ship.[31] While Grelle is distracted, Ronald takes her place and fights Sebastian.[32]

After a brief intervention with Elizabeth eliminating a number of Bizarre Dolls, Elizabeth goes after Grelle, intending to attack her, but Sebastian stops her. Grelle plans to resume her fight with Sebastian, but overhears Ciel telling Sebastian to concentrate on finding Rian Stoker. Ronald shows Grelle Rian's information in the soul retrieval list. Afterward, they leave with urgency with the intention to learn more about the Bizarre Dolls from Rian.[33]

In the first-class passenger lounge, while the Campania tilts, Rian falls down, and Grelle catches him by the leg.[34] When she asks for a method to stop the Bizarre Dolls, Rian discloses that there is a device in his room that can render the absolute salvation ineffective. Grelle, Ronald, and Rian head to Rian's first-class guest room, and discover that the device has been stolen.[35] They return to the first-class passenger lounge, where Ciel, Sebastian, Undertaker, and Aleister Chamber, who has taken the device, are.[36] When Grelle states her desire to kill Aleister, Aleister threatens to destroy the device, and Ronald stops Grelle.[37]

A legion of Bizarre Dolls arrives, the number of them bewildering them all. Grelle, Ronald, and Sebastian are forced to fight them. Irritated by Aleister's theatrics, Ronald asks to kill him, and Grelle scolds him for stopping her earlier. Grelle then shouts at Aleister to activate the device, but Aleister refuses to until they perform the dance of the Phoenix to pledge their loyalty to him. Grelle, Ronald, Ciel, and Sebastian reluctantly recite the lines and strike the pose.[38]

Satisfied, Aleister turns on the device, but it does not work. Exasperated, Grelle deftly kills several Bizarre Dolls, which impresses Ronald, and lunges at Aleister, despite Ronald's warning that she must not kill humans. Undertaker blocks Grelle's Death Scythe and attacks her with his sotoba.[39]

Grelle, Ronald, and Sebastian note Undertaker's chartreuse phosphorescent eyes, and realize that Undertaker is a Grim Reaper.[40] Grelle and Ronald are shocked to learn that Undertaker created the Bizarre Dolls by editing the deceased's Cinematic Records. On Undertaker's encouragement, Grelle views a couple of Bizarre Dolls' Cinematic Records, and is appalled to see that Undertaker has, indeed, connected fake records following the "End" mark, in order for the bodies to mistakenly believe that life is still continuing. Undertaker further explains how the Bizarre Dolls function, and admits that the Campania is merely an experiment to study what will happen when the same amounts of humans and Bizarre Dolls are together.[41] Grelle and Ronald decide to apprehend Undertaker, a "deserter," and the former adds that she can never forgive Undertaker for injuring her face.[42]

Grelle and Ronald attack Undertaker. Sebastian kicks Ronald, to Grelle's surprise, and says that he would be in trouble if he were to let Grelle and Ronald haul Undertaker away, given that Ciel wants to take Undertaker into custody for Queen Victoria's sake. They choose to compete: Whichever team is the fastest to subdue Undertaker can take him. Grelle, Ronald, and Sebastian attack Undertaker simultaneously.[43]

While fighting, Grelle points out that Undertaker must be at a disadvantage; he is not wearing any glasses, and all Grim Reapers are nearsighted. Grelle manages to cut through Undertaker's sotoba, to her astonishment, as she could not do so before. Undertaker kicks Grelle, and Ronald rushes over, but his glasses are thrown off by Undertaker. Grelle tosses the glasses back to Ronald, but Sebastian knocks them away. Sebastian and Undertaker battle, while Ronald retrieves his glasses with Grelle next to him. Grelle and Ronald mention that they are running out of time, since the ship is tilting heavily, and attack Undertaker head-on. Undertaker blocks their Death Scythes with his own, and slices them both. Grelle and Ronald are shocked, with the latter commenting that Undertaker's Death Scythe should have been confiscated when he retired. Undertaker implies that he smuggled it out.[44] He then destroys a pillar close to them, causing it to collapse on them.[45]

After a battle between Sebastian and Undertaker, where Undertaker views Sebastian's Cinematic Record, the Campania tilts upward, resulting in chaos and numerous deaths. When Rian falls to his death, Grelle assesses and collects his soul. Afterward, Grelle fights Undertaker, while Ronald fights Sebastian, "the weakened one."[46]

During their battle, Undertaker recalls that Grelle was Madam Red's butler and remarks that she also tampered with people's lives. After calling Undertaker nosy, Grelle attempts to attack Undertaker, but Sebastian hurls a beaten Ronald at her, and they both crash into a wall.[47] As the Campania sinks, and water floods the area they are fighting in, Undertaker announces that he must go. Grelle and Sebastian launch a concerted attack, which leads to Undertaker dropping his chain of lockets. When Ciel catches the chain, Undertaker entrusts it to him, bisects the ship with his Death Scythe, and escapes.[48]

An unconscious Grelle floats face-down in the water. William T. Spears rescue Grelle and Ronald, and force them to wake up. Thrilled, Grelle attempts to hug William, but falls back into the water instead. William orders them both to collect the souls, regardless of their injuries; once they are finished, they must return to headquarters and file a report on the "violator," Undertaker.[49]

Emerald Witch Arc

Grelle and William T. Spears travel to Germany, where they meet the German Grim Reapers, Ludger and Sascha. Ludger remarks that Grelle's greetings are flashy as usual. Sascha hands certain documents to William, who complains about being sent all the way to Germany. When Grelle says that she is enjoying her trip with William, he hits her with his Death Scythe. Before leaving with Grelle, William tells Sascha and Ludger to inform the English Branch if they receive any information about the "seceders."[50]

Blue Cult Arc

While collecting a boy's soul, Grelle complains about being saddled with the most wretched cases. She bemoans having to cancel her manicure, prompting another Grim Reaper to point out that her nails did not last a month in the country. Grelle identifies said Grim Reaper as Othello, and says that it is rare for a Grim Reaper from the Forensics Division to visit a crime scene. Othello explains that he is there because there is no end to the cases lately, and adds that his getting dispatched to the scene means that their superiors are finally getting serious.[51]

Grelle presses Othello for the reason why he is there, but Othello refuses to tell her, claiming that she would not understand and that she are not interested in forensic research anyway. He says that she should not interfere in each other's affairs, and requests for her protection since he is not confident in his physical abilities and has not customized his Death Scythe, either. Grelle is repulsed by Othello's "unfashionable" Death Scythe, commenting that it reminds her of her training days. Othello asks to look at the file of the boy whose soul Grelle has just collected, and reads that it is another case of "death by multiple organ failure caused by loss of blood," as he has suspected.[52]

Later, Grelle and Othello investigate Sphere Music Hall's facility. The former comments on its size and advanced equipment. Othello notes that the perpetrators are making more progress than they should have. When Grelle asks him for an explanation, Othello ignores her, mulling over the situation. Irritated, Grelle remarks that she cannot stand "geeks" like Othello. Othello admits that there is still plenty he does not understand, but what he knows for certain is that the mastermind must be chased down and given "a good spanking," to Grelle's excitement.[53]

Grelle and Othello arrive at a music hall in Bath, where Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis are. Grelle collects the soul of Ralph Cutler, who has died from blood loss. She is delighted that she have run into Sebastian and asserts that Gregory Violet will be fine, for he is not on the soul retrieval list. When Grelle tells Sebastian to ask her out on a date, Sebastian and Ciel pointedly ignore her.[54]

To Grelle's annoyance, Othello explains the situation to Ciel and even shows him the soul retrieval list. When Othello asks Grelle to help carry one of the advanced machines, Grelle refuses, and, as a result, Othello decides to dismantle it. He urges Grelle to do the soul collection in the meantime, to Grelle's exasperation.[55]

After Ciel and Sebastian leave for London to track down Blavat Sky, Grelle complains, as she was hoping to spend time with Sebastian. When Othello tells Grelle that William T. Spears will be upset if she does not hurry, Grelle sets out to work, convinced that she will reunite with Sebastian soon anyway.[56]

Grelle collects Agni's soul, declaring that he, Arshad Satyendra Iyer, was born on 24 August 1858 and died on 15 November 1889 from multiple knife wounds. Grelle adds that she did say that she and Sebastian will be meeting again soon.[57]

Blue Memory Arc

Later, Grelle jumps through a window in Phantomhive Manor and announces her presence upon landing. Meanwhile, Othello enters through the front door and points out that she could have done the same. Grelle argues that entrances should be flashy. Othello then declares that it is time for Undertaker's "spanking,"[58] which fails as he is unable to throw his Death Scythe far enough to inflict any damage on Undertaker, much to Grelle's annoyance.[59]

At Othello's attempt, Undertaker laughs hysterically before retrieving his own Death Scythe to retaliate. Othello uses Grelle as his shield, annoying her once again. Grelle breaks free from Othello and charges at Undertaker, eager for a rematch after having lost to him on the Campania. Sebastian intervenes, as he does not want them to destroy the manor. The fight concludes upon the arrival of Scotland Yard and Alexis and Edward Midford.[60] Amid the chaos, Grelle and Othello leave.[61]

Grelle and Othello head to a pub in London, where Grelle confronts Othello about their mission and his outfit. Othello argues that Grelle's red coat is not inconspicuous, either. When Grelle asks why they left the manor instead of attempting to capture Undertaker, Othello explains that there were too many humans and thus too high a risk for casualties. He also indicates that, if the fight had carried on, Grelle would have had to battle Undertaker alone, which would have been inadvisable.[62]

Grelle presses Othello to reveal what he knows about Undertaker. Othello discloses his past with Undertaker at the Grim Reaper Dispatch, and the fact that Undertaker used to be a legend. When Grelle asks what they must do now, Othello says that, if the Bizarre Dolls do not receive their frequent blood transfusions, they will become ordinary corpses once again; thus, they must work expeditiously to stop Undertaker before he can finalize his project and destroy the foundation of their world.[63]

Afterward, they leave the pub, and Othello sends out a messenger pigeon to request for reinforcements.[64]


Grelle's gender has been subject to long-standing debates arising from inconsistencies and ambiguities that include:

  • Yana Toboso referring to Grelle as an okama (オカマ, okama) in earlier years.[65] Grelle used the term for herself too in the past.[66]
  • Grelle uses onē kotoba (お姉言葉, "older sister speech"), a "rough, effeminate form of spoken Japanese often employed by gay and male-to-female transgendered individuals."[67]

That said, on an in-universe basis, Grelle consistently and unambiguously refers to herself as a woman. How Grelle identifies and expresses herself in the manga, our primary source, takes precedence over all else. Thus, Kuroshitsuji Wiki uses she/her pronouns for Grelle.


  • "This Death Scythe I'm using will play a duet with the soul's last moments."[68]
  • "Oh Bassy, I do love red the most. Hair, clothes, lipstick, I love them to be red. That's why I love using fresh blood to do make up for those ugly women. The more flamboyant a woman is, the more she's as beautiful as a poisonous flower, right?"[69]
  • (To Sebastian Michaelis) "A good man's past makes people curious! But if he's a bad man, then it makes me wanna see even more!"[70]
  • "Apparently, we are unable to reach a mutual understanding. If the job of a Grim Reaper is to recover all the souls of the dead, then demons can be likened to the pests that snatch these souls away just for the sake of devouring them! No matter how much love I put in, it won't bear fruit. It's like . . . the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet!"[71]
  • "Such an ice king you are! A beautiful tyrant! An angelic devil! A raven with the wings of a dove. My little lamb with the appetites of a wolf. My very own Sebastian darling!"[72]
  • "This is like a big guilt trip of death!"[73]
  • (To Undertaker) "With all these handsome men in front of me I'm not gonna just leave like Cinderella!"[74]

  • "I'm a butler to die for!"[75]
    • (To Sebastian Michaelis) "Ah, It's so nice to see you in my true form! I admit, I was very surprised when I first saw you. I've never seen a demon playing a butler."[75]
    • (To Claude Faustus) "Ally? What's with that clichéd word? Supreme love is always a battle to death!"[76]


    Durarara!! Grelle appearance

    Grelle's appearance in Durarara!!

    • Grelle's favorite color is red. Additionally, she likes the scent of roses and musk,[77] and dislikes tea.[78]
    • Grelle is stronger than William. She lets William beat her, because she is in love with him.[79]
      • Because of his aloofness,[78] William is also Grelle's "main squeeze." To Grelle, Sebastian is only an "idol" to marvel at one-sidedly.[80]


    • "Grell(e)" can either mean "gaudy," "lurid," or "grating/piercing" in German.
      • In Japanese, "Grelle" is a homophone of the verb ぐれる (gureru), which means "to stray from the right path." This is referenced in the Japanese description for Chapter 9: "グレル・ぐれる!?" ("Gureru • Gureru!?", "Grelle Goes Bad!?").[67]
    • Grelle may have been named after Peter Sutcliffe, a British serial killer responsible for the death of thirteen women, also known as "The Yorkshire Ripper."[81]

    Out of Universe

    V12 Special cover

    Grelle's all-red special cover.

    • Yana Toboso has stated that she would love to go shopping with Grelle because of her honest and direct nature.[83]
    • So far, Grelle has only been on a special completely red slip-over cover for Volume 12, which was included in the August 2011 issue of Monthly GFantasy.[84] It is possible that she may be featured on a proper volume cover in the future.[85]
    • In the early drafts of the series, Grelle did not wear high heels.[86]
    • It was the idea of Toboso's editor, Mr. K, to make Grelle a flamboyant character.[87]
    • Yana Toboso and her assistants call Grelle "Shark" because of her teeth.[88]
    • In the Durarara!! manga, a series that frequently references other anime and manga, two characters visit a manga store, and Grelle's image is on the elevator in one panel.[89]

  • In Kuroshitsuji II, Grelle's design was slightly altered. Her vest, which was initially black, was changed to brown, and her hair appeared to be darker. Her eyes were colored so that her pupils were dark green and her irises were light green. Her Death Scythe was also used for transportation means.[90]
    • In the OVA The Story of Will the Reaper, Grelle and William were both Grim Reaper students at the same time. Grelle resented being partnered with William because, while Grelle was an excellent student, with expertise in the area of scythe technique, William was an entirely average student.[91]
      • According to the OVA, Grelle and William became fully-fledged Grim Reapers in 1799. In the manga, Grelle has been a Grim Reaper for less than seventy years, as she was not there when Undertaker destroyed large parts of the headquarters around 1819.[92]
      • In 2012, Mr. K said Grelle speaks in a deepish voice as a new Grim Reaper because she "hasn't fully come out" yet.[93]


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    4. 4.0 4.1 Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 9, page 28
    5. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 57, page 19
    6. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 11, page 16
    7. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 56, page 13
    8. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 59, page 27
    9. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 11, page 17
    10. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 11, page 27
    11. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 6, page 32
    12. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 11, pages 9-10
    13. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 6, page 5
    14. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 6, page 13
    15. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 9, page 22
    16. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 9, pages 12-19
    17. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 9, page 9
    18. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 9, pages 26-30
    19. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 10, pages 4-11
    20. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 10, page 13
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    22. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 11, pages 15-17
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    24. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 12, pages 2-5
    25. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 12, pages 8-26
    26. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 35, page 15
    27. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 55, pages 29-36
    28. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 56, pages 10-13
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    30. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 57, pages 7-9
    31. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 57, pages 14-21
    32. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 57, page 22
    33. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 58, pages 19-23
    34. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 58, pages 31-32
    35. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 59, pages 5-6
    36. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 59, pages 12-15
    37. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 59, page 16
    38. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 59, pages 17-23
    39. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 59, pages 24-33
    40. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 60, pages 4-5
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    46. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 64, pages 6-10
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    48. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 64, pages 20-27
    49. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 65, pages 8-11
    50. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 105, pages 7-10
    51. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 114, pages 27-30
    52. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 115, pages 4-6
    53. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 119, pages 25-28
    54. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 125, pages 29-33
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    57. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 128, pages 6-7
    58. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 141, pages 16-18
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    61. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 144, page 7
    62. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 149, pages 2-4
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    64. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 149, pages 14-15
    65. Yana Toboso's archived blog (2014)
      "I think this time (actually not only this time but on other occasions, too), this okama has benefitted most [from this collaboration project out of the three characters], don't you think so as well!!?? (lol)"
      (translated by akumadeenglish)
    66. Yana Toboso's archived blog (2010)
      Alternative link for the image
      それにねえ オカマにだって人(?)権
      ("Even okama have human (?) rights")
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    79. Yana Toboso on Twitter
      "Grell is actually very strong and the only reason Grell gets beaten up by Will is because... Grell is in love with him!"
      (paraphrased/summarized by akumadeenglish)
    80. "Come to speak of it, whenever I say 'Grell's main squeeze is William (it's also mentioned in the official Character Guide)' in meetings with the [anime] staff, most people react 'Whaaaaat!?' and then ask me 'Isn't Sebastian the one who [s]he's really after!!??'.
      I think, from Grell's point of view, Sebastian is more like an idol. It's like there's someone you love in real life, but in front of your favourite artist you become a fan girl and scream for him. However, since he's everyone's idol, you don't really expect of him to love you back. If he did, everything would become too 'real' and you'd somehow lose your interest in him. You just want to scream and enjoy [being a fan girl] one-sidedly. That's the image I have about Grell's feelings for Sebastian. When I explain this to female creators, they mostly say 'I know exactly what you mean!!!'. That's the way girls are, isn't it?
      Grell is a boy, but has a heart of a maiden (lol)."
      (archived and translated by akumadeenglish)
    81. Wikipedia:Peter Sutcliffe
    82. June 2015 Issue of Square Enix's GFantasy Magazine
    83. Kuroshitsuji Character Guide; page 41
    84. Special content — akumadeenglish on Tumblr
    85. The Red Butler cover — akumadeenglish on Tumblr
    86. Kuroshitsuji Character Guide; page 118
    87. Mr. K's involvement with the story-making of Kuroshitsuji — akumadeenglish on Tumblr
    88. Downstairs with Kuroshitsuji, Volume VIII
    89. Durarara!! manga; Chapter 3, page 14
    90. Kuroshitsuji II anime; Episode 3
    91. Kuroshitsuji OVA; The Story of Will the Reaper
    92. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 149, pages 6-7
    93. Mr. K on Twitter
      "The novice reaper-era Grelle has a deepish voice. The reason is that [she] hasn't fully come out... but [she] isn't hiding it either. In a way, it's a "grey zone" era LOL. RT: It's started!"
      (translated by User:East-Lavishness)
    94. "According to Fukuyama, one day his office staff told him that he passed the audition for Kuroshitsuji (anime) and their conversation went like
      Staff: Fukuyama-san! You passed the audition!
      Fukuyama: (For the role of) Finnian, right?
      Staff: No, Grell.
      Fukuyama: That doesn't make any sense!!!??? Σ(゚Д゚)
      Bonus info: Before auditioning for Finnian, Fukuyama had also auditioned for the role of Sebastian and Ciel (but failed)."
      (archived and paraphrased/summarized by akumadeenglish)


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