A few years ago I had watched Black Butler on Netflix and quickly became a huge fan of it due to the supernatural mysteries a young boy named Ciel would uncover, along with his faithful but demonic butler Sebastian not far behind. Every so often the doom and gloom of the cases they worked on were broken up by the comedic antics of the other zany but awesome characters Ciel has working for him and made the series an even bigger joy to watch. This brings us to the third season of the show in the Black Butler: Season Three set that features ten more great episodes of mystery and intrigue that any anime fan should watch.
As they live in England, our hero Ciel and his demon butler Sebastian are tasked by the Queen to look into a mystery that involves children that have gone missing. With some help from their contacts, they learn the children tend to disappear the most when the Noah’s Ark Circus comes into town. In order to get to the bottom of this, the two go deep undercover as performers and do their best to impress the ringmaster and his group. Once they’ve made their way in, they learn some pretty interesting things about the circus members, both good and bad that they’ll have to experience first hand and overcome to solve the case.
To say anymore would be spoiling the story and fun to be had watching it unfold. Needless to say being a big fan of the series, I was hooked from the very start and wasn’t let go until the very end. The characters, story, and production are spot on and fit perfectly with the previous seasons without missing a beat. As with their other shows, Funimation did a great job with the high definition transfer, as the visuals and audio are crystal clear, something that helps as you try to spot any and all details to see if you can solve the case before Ciel and Sebastian do. Special features include some audio commentaries on select episodes by the English cast and crew that are always awesome to check out, along with some trailers and promotional materials.
Black Butler: Season Three doesn’t disappoint as with the previous seasons and is a must-watch for any fans of anime as well as those who enjoy a good mystery. Solid and deep characters, a great story, and some nice extras round out this set that you’ll want your butler to bring you on a silver platter, minus the demons.