Ep39 Noah's Ark Circus

The Noah's Ark Circus.

The Noah's Ark Circus is a traveling circus troupe.[1] Its members consist of stunt-oriented artists. The first-string members refer to their patron as Father.[2]


Ep38 Circus Show

The interior of its tent.

The Noah's Ark Circus has visited a variety of places to carry out thrilling performances and provide entertainment for their audiences. It is standard practice to erect a large tent or a circular arena composed of tiers of seats for the spectators to sit in and observe the show.[3]

The show is, chiefly, comprised of wild and engaging stunts enacted by the troupe; each member possesses different skills and professions—among them are fire eating, flying trapeze, knife throwing, tightrope walking, snake charming, and animal training.[4]

Ep41 Timetable

An example of their timetable.

They run on a comprehensive and well-organized schedule that is strictly adhered to; it allots specific ten- or twenty-minute intervals for each distinct act. Due to the popularity of the circus, there is quite often an encore that quickly follows the show's finale. The show takes approximately two hours.[5]

However, in each city the troupe has performed in, disconcerting incidents arise where a number of children have simply disappeared in the dead of the night. Despite the government's earnest investigations, the children cannot be found.[6] Because the troupe's travels appear to coincide with any amount of missing children from the towns they visit, the troupe's undisclosed actions are very questionable. As a result, Queen Victoria sends Ciel Phantomhive on a mission to investigate the Noah's Ark Circus, recover the children and return them safely to their families.[7]



The first-string members are regarded as the main cast of the Circus's sundry acts and performances. They are given private, individual tents.[8] Additionally, they are not obliged to help with the preparations, and consequently do not have to fight for their meals, unlike the second-string members.[9]

Ch50 First-string members

The first-string members. From left to right: Beast, Doll, Joker, Snake, Peter, Dagger, Jumbo, and Wendy.


The second-string members are comprised of stagehands, newcomers, and the like. Usually, two or three members would share a single tent.[10] They are in charge of preparing the food,[11] setting up the scenery, and supplying the first-string members with what they need before and during a performance.[12]


  1. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 22, page 33
  2. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 29, page 5
  3. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 24, page 18
  4. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 24, pages 20-23
  5. Kuroshitsuji anime; Episode 41
  6. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 24, page 6
  7. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 24, page 7
  8. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 26, page 5
  9. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 26, page 8
  10. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 26, page 5
  11. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 27, page 5
  12. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 27, page 21
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