|Romaji||Black Butler II|
|Genre||Action, Black comedy, Dark fantasy, Supernatural|
|Directed by||Hirofumi Ogura|
|Written by||Mari Okada|
|Music by||Taku Iwasaki|
|Licensed by||Australasia: Madman Entertainment |
North America: FUNimation Entertainment
UK: Manga Entertainment
|Network||MBS, CBC, TBS, TBC, SBS, RCC, HBC, RKB, Animax|
|English Network||Australia: C31, TVS |
Southeast Asia: Animax Asia
United States: Funimation Channel
|Episodes||12 + 6 OVAs (List of Episodes)|
Kuroshitsuji II is the sequel to Kuroshitsuji. The second season features two new main characters: Earl Alois Trancy and his butler Claude Faustus. Many of the main characters from the previous season return as well, including Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis.
This season is formatted similar to its predecessor, airing on ten different stations. It had an official magazine, Black Tabloid, released before its on-air date on July 1, 2010. This season contains a sum of 12 episodes, including 6 OVAs. It has been compiled into a total of nine DVD releases. All 12 episodes share the theme song, SHIVER, for the opening, but two different animations accompany it; the first ran from episodes 25-32, while the second ran from episodes 33-36. There are two different ending songs: episodes 25-31 and 33-35 use Bird, while episodes 32 and 36 use Kagayaku Sora no Shijima ni wa—this is also the ending song for the 7th OVA.
At the Kuroshitsuji, Sono Shitsuji, Shūshō ~Saigo no Bansan wo Anata to Tomoni~ (黒執事、その執事、終章 ～最後の晩餐を貴方と共に～, "Black Butler, That Butler, The Final Chapter ~One Last Dinner With You~") event, on June 14, 2009, it was announced that the anime will be returning for a second season. Undertaker's voice actor Junichi Suwabe confirmed this news on his official blog later that day.
Kuroshitsuji II takes place in late-nineteenth century England, where the Trancy household resides. It is set one year and three months after the dramatic conclusion of the first season. The second season introduces two new main characters: Alois Trancy, a sadistic yet cheerful earl with a tragic past, and Claude Faustus, his impassive, enigmatic butler with superlative talent. After the second episode, the season mostly follows Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis, and the characters of the Phantomhive household, including Elizabeth Midford.
Ciel was presumed dead at the end of the first series, but Sebastian had, in fact, never succeeded in devouring Ciel's soul to begin with. Nevertheless, Ciel has lost his memories about Angelina Dalles's and Queen Victoria's deaths, Grell Sutcliff, Soma Asman Kadar, Agni, Angela Blanc, and Ash Landers.
- Opening Theme: SHIVER by the GazettE
- Ending Theme: Bird by Yuya Matsushita
- Episodes: 12 Episodes
- Total DVD(s): 9
- DVD 1: Released 22 September 2010
- DVD 2: Released 27 October 2010
- DVD 3: Released 24 November 2010
- DVD 4: Released 22 December 2010
- DVD 5: Released 26 January 2011
- DVD 6: Released 23 February 2011
- DVD 7: Released 23 March 2011
- DVD 8: Released 27 April 2011
- DVD 9: Released 25 May 2011
- Director: Hirofumi Ogura
- Series Composition: Mari Okada
- Music: Taku Iwasaki
- Original Creator: Yana Toboso
- Character Design: Minako Shiba
- Art Director: Manabu Otsuzuki
- Art Design: Kazushige Kanehira
- Sound Director: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
- CGI Director: Takayuki Furukawa
- Director of Photography: Takayuki Furukawa
- Advertising Producer: Kazuko Yamamoto
- Color Design: Yuichi Furuichi
- Sound Effects: Tomokazu Mitsui
- Sound Engineer: Yō Yamada
- Supervisor: Tsuyoshi Kuma/Takeshi Kuma
- OP Theme Performance: the GazettE
- ED Theme Performance: Yuya Matsushita
- Insert Song Performance: Kalafina
- Animation Production: A-1 Pictures Inc.
- Music Production: Aniplex
All time tables are shown in Japan Standard Time.
- MBS: Every Thursday starting from July 1
- Time: 25:20 (1:20 Friday morning)
- TBS: Every Friday starting from July 2
- Time: 25:55 (1:55 Saturday morning)
- Shizuoka Broadcasting: Every Friday starting from July 2
- Time: 26:10 (2:10 Saturday morning)
- Tohoku Broadcasting: Every Saturday starting from July 3
- Time: 26:23 (2:23 Saturday morning)
- RCC Chugoku Broadcasting: Every Saturday starting from July 3
- Time: 26:43 (2:43 Sunday morning)
- Hokkaido Broadcasting: Every Sunday starting from July 4
- Time: 26:20 (2:20 Monday morning)
- Kumamoto Broadcasting: Every Sunday starting from July 4
- Time: 26:20 (2:20 Monday morning)
- RKB Mainichi Broadcasting: Every Monday starting from July 5
- Time: 26:25 (2:25 Tuesday morning)
- Sanyo Broadcasting: Every Monday starting from 5th
- Time: 26:50 (2:50 Tuesday morning)
- Central Japan Broadcasting (Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting): Every Wednesday starting from July 7
- Time: 26:00 (2:00 Thursday morning)
Source: official Site @ http://kuroshitsuji.tv/
- A promotional poster was included in the July GFantasy.
- TV Anime Kuroshitsuji II Black Tabloid was released on June 18, 2010.
- An event called 夜通執事(ヨドオシツジ Yodo o Shitsuji, The Butler Through The Night or The Butler at Night) was held on July 1, the second season's premiere date. There was screening at a cinema in Shinjuku occurring at the same time as the first broadcast.
- Official Sites