Black Butler, Volume 2 by Yana Toboso

Title: Black Butler, Volume 2
Author: Yana Toboso
Series: Black Butler
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: 5/18/2010
Length: 192 pages
Format: Paperback
Genres: Manga, Shonen
Challenges: N/A
Source: Library
Purchase: Paperback

As high society’s social calender opens up and the Season draws to a close, London is gripped by fear. Someone has take to stalking women of the night and painting the tow red… in their blood. But while the name on everyone’s lips is “Jack the Ripper,” the name on Queen Victoria’s lips is Phantomhive. Summoned to London to clean up the mess created by this madman, young earl Ciel Phantomhive arrives with his extraordinary butler Sebastian, at his side to pour him tea, polish his silver, and… investigate a serial killer!

This volume was one of the stranger ones. Normally, when reading manga I attribute the strange things to culture difference, but I have to ask: What is it with dressing boys up like girls? I mean, it’s funny. It’s especially funny in this situation, but I’ve read numerous mangas where this occurs. It’s kind of weird.

This volume was entertaining, and the beginning to a pretty epic story. The whole deal with the viscount was pretty much funny. And, of course, Sebastian got to show off how bad ass he is. However, the true identity of Jack the Ripper is something I figured out pretty quickly. Long before Ciel and Sebastian did. When they finally figure out who the killer is, things get really interesting. And that’s where this volume ends and the next begins.

This manga is rated Older Teen by Yen Press

A new favorite!

Previous volumes in this series:
Volume 1

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