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Black Butler, Volume 10 (Black Butler #10)

4.54  ·  Rating Details ·  4,662 Ratings  ·  104 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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Judy (Geeky Reading)
Nov 25, 2012 Judy (Geeky Reading) rated it really liked it
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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,
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
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Oct 18, 2012 V rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, manga
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
Dec 21, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: type-manga

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
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
Feb 02, 2013 Tifa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 10, 2013 Dani rated it it was amazing
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

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
Dec 13, 2013 Elaine rated it it was ok
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
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
Feb 15, 2015 Chivitouille rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, 2015

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
Jan 27, 2015 Ladiibbug rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
#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
Jul 01, 2015 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
With Sebastian murdered by the mysterious assailant, the attendants of the party at the Phantomhive estate find themselves isolated from the outside world with a killer on the loose. When a Vicar mysteriously arrives at the door offering his assistance, Ciel welcomes him with open arms, but what if he is the killer?

Having spelled out the literary reference in the previous volume, Yana Toboso leans on some famous adaptational references in this one in the character of Vicar Jeremy. Still it's an
Nerdish Mum
Oct 24, 2015 Nerdish Mum rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this locked room murder mystery arc, definitely my cup of tea. I loved the cast of characters and I loved the conclusion. For me the story arcs just keep getting better and better. Sebastian is amazing as usual and I even think that Ciel is becoming less whiny (well a little at least). We're also starting to see a little more of the Phantomhive staff and they are all interesting in their own right. I look forward to continuing with the series and I'm excited to see what comes ...more
Jan 01, 2016 Karissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 10th volume in the Black Butler series. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as previous volumes but it was still very entertaining.

This volume continues the story starting in Volume 9. Mysterious murders have been happening in the Phantomhive Manor and the guests (as well as the murderer) are trapped in the Manor by a vicious storm that is raging outside. Then a mysterious thirteenth guest arrives, a vicar who is very Sherlock Holmes like. He helps the guests unravel the twisted plot of
Wonderful! I wasn't sure about this whole "who done it" murder mystery story, but I've definitely come around. I would never have thought of THAT as a way to murder someone. Very Victoria style. I also love what a shout out to sherlock Holmes this is. :D complete with a Sherlock Holmes like character.

Love that picture in between chapters with the sherlock outfits. & the 221b. Like his address!

I also loved when they were searching Sebastian's rooms. The cats! :) its hilarious & adds a s
Mar 27, 2016 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 02, 2016 Joti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 14, 2016 Fatemeh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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باحال بود!!
با اینکه فکر می کردم قابل پیشبینیه، داستان طور دیگه ای پیش رفت! :D
Leila Anani
After the totally shocking climax of volume IX where Sebastian is amongst the victims - this instalment is a bit of a let down. It's not nearly as clever or interesting as it should be - Vicar and amateur sleuth Jeremy Rathbone turns up and solves the case - Sherlock Holmes fans will enjoy all the subtle nods - sign of four, Sussex vampire, speckled band... and lets not overlook the name of our super sleuth. It's also another strong story for Finny, Baldo and Mei-Rin who have to get it together ...more
Kelsey Hanson
Well that was a pleasant combination of manga and Agatha Christie. I really enjoyed the whole mystery trope and I'm a bit bummed to see that it's almost over. The fact that Sebastian's powers never played a role in the investigation made it more interesting as the characters were forced to rely on old-fashioned sleuthing. Also, the servants' devotion to Sebastian and Ciel was surprisingly heartfelt and touching.
Savina Tsataros
Jul 30, 2016 Savina Tsataros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
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Aidyn Krikorian
Sep 22, 2016 Aidyn Krikorian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait to read the next one!
Sep 24, 2016 Siddhi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes! Bit dragged on but getting exciting again.Love the owl, Ran and the nan in white-the eating giant. -1 star for absense of Sebastian. Missed him so much<3.Can't wait to find out the truth!
Riska Sleepless
Sep 25, 2016 Riska Sleepless rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it.
Mer Mendoza
Woo! Sherlock Holmes references galore. I really greatly enjoyed this volume, although it admittedly left off on a somewhat lackluster cliffhanger. (I do hate cliffhangers)

The visual allusions to the Speckled Band story clued me in on a large part of the outcome, but I enjoyed the journey anyways.
Oct 14, 2016 Swati rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This murder mystery arc reminds me a bit of Sherlock Holmes :P <3
I can't wait to see where the next volume takes the story :D
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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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