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Black Butler, Vol. 10 (Black Butler #10)

4.54 of 5 stars 4.54  ·  rating details  ·  3,638 ratings  ·  78 reviews
With his royally sanctioned dinner party a shambles and a murderer on the loose, Earl Ciel Phantomhive is a veritable prisoner in his own home, alongside those of his guests who still live. And in the most shocking of turns, the young earl now finds himself without his indispensible manservant, Sebastian. But as the mystery deepens, there arrives upon the young earl's door ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Yen Press (first published September 27th 2010)
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Oh wait, I'm supposed to write a review for this. Right. So um, well, you were really not that great. You know, considering that I almost fell asleep in the bookstore while reading you. I pretty much would have fallen asleep while reading you but then my friend decided to tell me about the bookish suck fest she had to deal with so I didn't. Fall asleep, that is. Anyway, I don't have much to tell you anymore. Wait. I do. You are a weirdo. You're full of plot holes and you just don't make se
Sakura Yue Michaelis
I am not sure if it is because I read it beforehand or what, but it was kind of obvious that Jeremy was Sebastian! First of all, he was very clever and cool. Secondly, the way Ciel looked at him was like 'So you are alive' kind of way, AND Jeremy teased Ciel the way only Sebastian does. And third, Jeremy has that aura of confidence and elegance only Sebastian has!

Anyway, I liked this volume very much. I hope there is a chapter in the anime based on this one. I am surprised to see that they chan
#10 Black Butler series - Manga

The locked room murder mystery continues. It was just OK, but I wouldn't miss a single drawing or page.

So far I haven't mentioned the enjoyable touches of color to the character drawings on the left page, across from the inside cover. So much attention to the tiniest detail -- nothing escapes Yana Toboso.

I am also impressed with the wealth of information at the back of each book ("Translation Notes") and various other tidbits of information. I would love to know mo
The game is afoot! A third person has been found murdered. Everyone is a suspect, yet there appears to be no way that any one person at the party could have committed all three murders. Is there someone lurking about outside who might be committing these atrocities? As the guests ponder the possibilities, Vicar Jeremy (Bret) (Basil) Rathbone (hahah) drops in and volunteers to solve ala Sherlock Holmes-style the unsolvable.

To those familiar with the Arthur Conan Doyle stores, the Holmes referenc
Despair Speaking
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Oh man i can feel that a fun story is coming on soon with this one! I think this is probably one of my favorite volumes so far and the next one, I can tell, is going to be interesting.

Finalmente se resuelven los misterios de este arco, que aunque en algunas cuestiones ha sido bastante obvio, tiene unas cuantas cosas interesantes.
Sin embargo tengo que decir que al final la historia se vuelve un poco apresurada en su desenlace y evidente en la identidad de cierto personaje nuevo, puesto que si eres bastante perspicaz te das cuenta de que hay algo fuera de lo común en él y una vez que las sospechas son mayores, esto influye en tu percepción del desarrollo de la historia, que fue
I like this so much better than the anime, oh my goodness why did they chaaaange it??
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After the shocking developments in the last volume, I was eager to get started on this one as soon as possible. Alas! Others beat me to hold shelves and it felt like I had to wait forever to get this one. Honestly, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations.

With Sebastian dead, Ciel seems to be at a loss of what to do about the murders in the mansion. Suddenly, man who seems suspiciously like Sherlock Holmes shows up. The thought had
If the last volume was all about shock, plot twists and, well, murders, this one got to the suspense and reasoning. Overall, the last volume was executed better, but this is still great.

The general explanation given for the deaths was somewhat hard to follow, though that's likely more down to my being easily confused than anything. However, I feel like things aren't over and there's some holes left that haven't been cleared up--the explanation didn't tie up everything, but I get the feeling that
Judy (Geeky Reading)
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This volume continued the murder mystery from the last, and I’m a bit upset about this, but my enthusiasm for this series has lessened a little bit. I still like it, but I really want to like it more. I just hope that it kicks back up.

So, (Sir) Arther (Conan Doyle) is still trying to solve the mystery, with Ciel and others pushing him and each other, and some of the others are freaking out over not knowing who it is. They’ve got three, including Sebastian, dead,
Ehh. "The story wrapped" is pretty much how I feel about these last two volumes. I probably should go back and reread the last volume and this volume to get a better sense of how the drama unfolded, but I'm honestly a little upset that the notes for the last volume pretty much gave away the twist to the story. Not everyone may recognize the name Arthur C. Doyle, but use it in the same sentence as the name Sherlock Holmes and everyone gets the reference.

As I remember it in the previous volume, t
Hello, volume 10 of Black Butler! It's been the requisite three to four months since the last volume. How time does fly, Yen Press!

Volume X picks up where Volume IX left off. There's a storm outside the Phantomhive manor. Ciel has called a group of rich socialites (including a certain young Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) to his mansion on Queen Victoria's orders, and they seem to be dropping like flies. Hell, Sebastian, the demon butler died in the previous volume, bludgeoned over the head with a firep
18 January 2013

Black Butler, Vol. 10 continues with the murder mystery plot from the last volume, paying homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hats off to Yana Toboso for cleverly melding the two together.

I love this tribute picture.
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I admire the care taken to write a suspenseful mystery and enhancing it with the intricate artwork. I think this series is one of the rare ones that actually does bo
This story was fabulous, and I loved everything about it. While I usually like Black Butler for its gorgeous art and oddly endearing characters, the Circus arc left me a little shaken by the tone and disappointed with the direction things were headed. This murder-mystery plot has more than made up for it. I don't want to spoil anything, but I love the mangaka for choosing one of my all-time favorite fictional characters as a bit of a model. I love sometimes how real historical figures are portra ...more
Black Butler volume 10 continues the story arc that was introduced in volume 9. The house guests try to figure out who among them could be the murderer as their food supplies quickly dwindle. My favorite part of this volume is that the house staff are finally given some depth instead of just being walking disasters.
Fernanda Malvido
This was icredible! amazing volume!
although i was spoiled that Jeremy was actually Sebastian, i enjoyed the story anyway.
i loved how the case was resolved, and how sebastian acted to resolve it like Sherlock Holmes. ^^
I loved everything and the art was amazing and beautifully done.
Lucy Fiola
Who is the murder? The answer come in a great plot twist!
Arthur is adorably cute when he gets flustered and he is one of my favourite characters in the book. He is the only one who solves the puzzle of who the mysterious victor is!
Had a great and shocking cliffhanger! Can't wait to read the next book!!
Here we find Ciel a prisoner in his own home (manor?) and without his butler Sebastian as he tries to discover the murderer targeting him and his guests. In the midst of this arrives a mysterious stranger in the form of a black-cloaked priest.
Diana Lynn
Pretty cool solution and many twists but it's not over yet! Looking forward to the true reveal next volume. I am really liking Book Of Murder and Mr. Wordsmith is a cool character.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Murder mystery continues, one suspects the other and interesting twists and turns. Another good volume. At times it got a little predictable but I still like the volume and series.
Instead of finding Sebastian charming, I find him pretentious and holier-than-thou, or maybe damneder-than-thou (yes I can take liberties to make new words! )

I also hate how painfully devoted the servants are to Ciel. He's a brat. I appreciate my Mom for giving me life and everything I need, but I don't kowtow to her..maybe that's a bad example?

Whatever. I hate people and the number of people I respect in their entirety I can name on one hand.

Ugh, I HATE cats. Absolutely hate them. Another reas
Sarah Hayes
Also known as the conclusion to the Phantomhive murder mystery arc. A lot less action, a lot more resolution, and a new character that will have Sherlock Holmes fans jumping out of their seat (as if having the author himself in the story wasn't enough!). I love the Phantomhive staff in this one, especially Tanaka, who raised his coolness level 200% just in the first chapter. I also love that we saw more of Ciel without Sebastian and that he is capable of making relationships with other people. A ...more
Yeah... I don't remember exactly what goes on in this particular book. I know it is part of the murder mystery arc, but aside from that... not a clue.
Tanaka es mi héroe. El mayordomo de la reina debe ser como las lechuzas de Twin Peaks. Me parto con lo que sospechaba. ¡Estudio en Escarlata!
Unlike others, I greatly enjoyed this volume. For me it was quickly paced, just as a murder mystery should be.

Well well well, wasn't that volume exciting?? Jeremy came around giving orders and sounding less like a doc and knew a lot more then he should have. He was a suspisious charater until we learn the truth. Jeremy was Sebastian in disguise!!! WHAT!?! Of course I knew Sebastain didn't die, but I wasn't expecting that. They blamed the diamond mad for the killings, and a snake was his accomplice. I don't agree. I think there is more to this story then meets the eye.

Awww Sebastai

The snake... I hate them. So glad as to what happens in the end though!
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Yana Toboso (枢 やな Toboso Yana) is a female Japanese manga artist born in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan and currently resides in Yokohama. She is best known for Black Butler (黒執事 Kuroshitsuji), a popular shonen manga series.

She has also written yaoi under the pen name Yanao Rock (簗緒ろく).

Yana Toboso draws herself as a devil with a black body and horns, a white head, and a pointed tail.
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