If you want to watch Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) but not sure about the order and necessary episodes, check out our watch order guide. Black Butler is an action anime about a young boy who sells his soul to a demon. Originally named ‘Kuroshitsuji’, the anime first debuted in 2008 in Japan. It currently has three seasons which you can watch on Netflix. There are a total of 46 episodes of the anime. Some of those episodes are fillers while some are canon. You can figure out what to watch with our easy Black Butler watch order guide.
Black Butler Watch Order Guide
Black Butler Release Order
There are many productions in the same universe. However, you can skip some of them as they are fillers.
Here are the Black Butler anime series:
- Season 1: Black Butler (2009)
- Season 2: Black Butler II (2010)
- Season 3: Black Butler: Book of Circus (2014)
You can check out the OVA named Black Butler: Book of Murder (2015.)
Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (2017) is the movie.
There are three specials for this anime, namely, Kuroshitsuji Recap (2009), Black Butler Special (2009), and Black Butler II Specials (2011).
Those were all the productions in the universe of Black Butler. Here is the watch order guide.
Black Butler Watch Order
Here is the canon watch order for the anime. There are many fillers in the first season. The second season is totally a filler.
- Season 1: Black Butler (Episodes: 2-6, 13-15)
- Season 3: Black Butler: Book of Circus
- Black Butler: Book of Murder
- Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic
You can follow this watch order if you’re willing to read the manga after watching the anime. However, if you do not want to read the manga, you can just use the release order.
What is Black Butler about?
The story is about a young boy named Ciel Phantomhive. His family is an aristocratic family that is known as the Queen’s Watchdog. Ciel forms a contract with Sebastian Michaelis to avenge his family’s violent death. However, Sebastian Michaelis is a demon who’s disguised as a butler. That demon will be able to consume the soul of Ciel in exchange for his services.
How many episodes of Black Butler is on Netflix?
There are two seasons and the OVA of the second season of Black Butler on the popular streaming service.
The first season has 24 episodes, while the filler second season has 12. The last season, on the other hand, has 10 episodes, all of which are canon. The third season of Black Butler is not on Netflix, though.
The episodes are roughly 24-minute long.
What is the synopsis of Black Butler?
Here’s the official synopsis of the anime:
“In Victorian London, 12-year-old business magnate Ciel Phantomhive thwarts dangers to the queen as he’s watched over by his demon butler, Sebastian.”
You can watch the trailer below!