Kuro Shitsuji

Japanese name: Kuro Shitsuji Kuro Shitsuji TV Series image
Japanese name: 黒執事
English name: Black Butler
Dates: October 2, 2008-March 26, 2009 (October 3, 2008-March 27, 2009)
Broadcast time: Thursday, 25:25-25:55 (Friday, 1:25-1:55 am)
Number of episodes: 24 (25)
Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Manichi Broadcast System (MBS)
Creator(s): Yana Toboso (manga)
Series Director: Toshiya Shinohara
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Masuo Ueda (executive), Hideo Katsumata (executive)
Planning: Mari Okada (series composition)
Art Director: Hiromasa Ogura
Art Design: Hiromasa Ogura, Akiko Yamagami (color setting)
Character Designer(s): Minako Shiba
Animator(s): Kuma Tsu (supervisor), Minako Shiba (director), Kazuo Takigawa (director), Shigenori Taniguchi (director), Hiromi Okazaki (director), Yumenosuke Tokuda (director)
Sound: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi (director)
Voice Actors
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Genre(s): adventure, drama, fantasy, supernatural, demons, crime, children, historical (Nineteenth Century, Great Britain)
Home Video

Note(s): A 25th episodes was included in the home video release of this series.

This series is continued by Kuro Shitsuji II (2010).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Kuro Shitsuji go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: July 3, 2010
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