Anime Discovery – TIME OF THE SEASON Summer 2014 Edition: BLACK BUTLER: Book of Circus

My, oh my!

Haven’t it been a week since I reviewed this title in particular? Or more like, the first two series in particular. Yes, you already knew that I’ve gave Black Butler Season 1 and 2 the Anime Discovery review treatment, and now, this last entry into the TOTS Summer 2014 Edition, we check out Black Butler: Book of Circus.


Director: Noriyuki Abe

 

Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino

 

Screenplay:
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Ichiro Okouchi
Yuka Miyata

 

Music: Yasunori Mitsuda

 

Original creator: Yana Toboso

 

Character Design:
Chisato Kawaguchi (sub)
Minako Shiba

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Internet Streaming: FUNimation.com, Hulu

Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment

Plot Synopsis: In Victorian London, the breathtaking performances of the Noah’s Ark Circus have captured the attention of people all across the city. But the spell of magic and wonderment woven under the big top is not without consequences. Children have suddenly begun to vanish, and some suspect these mysterious performers are responsible. In an attempt to get to the bottom of these disturbing disappearances, the dashing duo of demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, and his young master, Ciel Phantomhive, will infiltrate the circus and uncover whatever darkness may lie at its core!

First Thoughts: So, yes, this series takes place where Season 1 has left off as if Season 2 never existed (and also I heard a lot of people did not like Season 2 at all and they were harsher on it than me) and everything is back on status quo with Sebastian continuing being the unseen force of a butler and tolerating everybody else. This episode has a fun atmosphere that didn’t completely distract the overall plot of the series and it does retain that mystery vibe that makes the show for what it is. It is more of a set-up to what comes next into the upcoming season. Characters are still likable so far, A-1’S animation is still superb (I’ve been saying a lot of positive things about A-1 Picture shows lately) and the opening theme, in my opinion, is actually better than the first two put together.

So, all-in-all, this could end up being even better than the first season overall but I’m not willing to make too much of a bit on that. But still, this gets a solid CONTINUE WEEKLY for me. This definitely has potential to soar high in being a great chapter to an otherwise decent series.


And that’s actually it for TIME OF THE SEASON this season. Yep, this is all the shows I’m covering. Any future thoughts on that….yeah, I might tweet them as it goes along @MAK2HybridMedia.

 

And until then, I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid, being one hell of an anime reviewer!!!

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