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Black Butler, Vol. 3 (Black Butler #3)

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Sebastian est un majordome au service de Ciel Phantomhive, héritier d'une grande famille de la noblesse anglaise. Distingué et irréprochable, il cache sa véritable nature.
Paperback, 190 pages
Published 2009 by PT Elex Media Komputindo (first published December 18th 2007)
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Lillian
I will admit that I did not read the 3rd volume in book format. No. I perfer not to with how bad the translation of the first two volumes were.

I read the 3rd vol. threw scans. And I must say, without the nuisence of a bad translation done by Yen Press, I could enjoy this series more fully.

The climax of the Jack the Ripper arc hits its mark here. A nice action battle, humor, and some emotional torment that all flows together in this. I really enjoyed this, especially with the more accurate tran
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Kalilah
Ciel is such a tattoo; every time he feels someone else is going to get a sympathy vote over unfortunate circumstances he butts in with his, "MY PARENTS DIED WHEN I WAS JUST A CHILD!" sob story. He can't seem to swallow the fact that anyone other than himself could possibly suffer the same amount as he has and feel bad about it. What's more, his philosophic rants boil down to a strong belief against self-pity and relying on others - when that is in fact the essence of his own existence.
Of cours
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Ladiibbug
#3 Black Butler

The cover art is so striking -- I was so amazed at the image of Sebastian fighting with kitchen utensils, it was hard to get started ;-).

Jack the Ripper case is successfully resolved. More backstory is provided, but *no spoilers* so will leave it at that.

For better reviews, see Good Reader Yvensong's reviews of these books.
the scarecrow
3 stars for Madam Red, and one for the Pretty that is Sebastian.

That is all.
Marie-Josee Larouche
This story was very interesting, it shows Ciel’s first real assignment as the Queens "watch dog". Ciel and Sebastian have to fin the Jack the Ripper who has been murdering women and taking out their womb.

At the beginning it was a little confusing for me. It started off with Ciel and Sebastian fighting Grell and talking about Lady red, (Aunt an). Since it has been a while since I have read Vol.2 it started off too fast and I found that it took me a minute to understand where the story begun, and
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Yvensong
In this volume, we have a resolution to the Jack the Ripper murders. We, also, learn more about the bond between Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian, his Butler. Several other connections are revealed, such as Ciel's connection to the Queen, and why he is known as Her "Watchdog", and Grelle's connection to Madam Red.

There are numerous other reveals, which I do not wish to spoil for anyone who is not familiar with these stories, that are interesting, and will be entertaining in future stories.

Lesley
Sebastian! Grelle! Fighting! Yay!

That would be enough of a review, but hey, I'm long-winded and chatty, so here's some more.

I miss the fansub I watched where Sebastian says, "I'm one hell of a butler," and Grelle says, "I'm a Grim Reaper to die for." Sure, they're not exact translations of the puns they're based on, but I think they embody the spirit of the puns much more than the literal translation. It's just not as much fun to read, "I'm merely a butler." Grump.

Other than that, this was a fun
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Brandi
The twisted and intriguing end to the Jack the Ripper arc, which introduces Grelle and William, and some humor to lighten things up at the very end.

"It has been a while since I last saw you. Welcome, Marchioness and Lady Elizabeth. You have traveled a great distance today--Ah...erm...Might there be something on my fa--"
"You look lecherous!"
Reeva
CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!!


I feel so bad for Madam Red. Her life was a sad sad story. The man she loved married her sister. Then Red's husband died and she lost her baby. Red couldn't have kids after that and giving all those abortions to whores, when Red wanted what they were throwing away. She just wanted what they had. She gone crazy and then we easily seduced by the Reaper. I'm sorry Red died. I liked her.

I was so confused about whether the Reaper was a boy or a girl, he's a boy I figured out! Aw
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Despair Speaking
Finally the question you've been asking a lot in the second volume is answered in the third! Jack the Ripper's true identity has been finally revealed! Ciel and Sebastian manages to catch Jack the Ripper in the act but will they be able to stop him? Especially since Jack the Ripper has quite a few tricks up his sleeve that may actually even beat Sebastian? How is that even possible?!

I'm not going to spoil even if I truly want to. You can just comment on my profile if you don't have this copy and
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Maria Kaye
Always hated the Jack the Ripper incident, Grell is just ugh LOL so annoying. As always, love Sebastian! I wish we got to see inside his head. I kind of think he resents Ciel but respects/admires him.
*Miss Fame*
I think I'll say this every review: Sebastian is so sexy!!

Haha, well, its not just him. Apparently its all the males. The mysterious prince who shows up on the last page is pretty hot too! XD

Haha, but enough about the ridiculous hotness of the men in this manga!

This volume was actually pretty heartbreaking. It was interesting getting to see the background of some of Ciel's family. So far, with the members we've met, they all seem very different.

And I was dying in hysterical laughter when Aunt Fr
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Cassandra
I really loved the Jack the Ripper storyline. Madame Red is such an interesting character. :)
Jeffrey
Concluding the Jack-the-Ripper story arc from the previous volume along with a stand-alone episode, Ciel confronts the murderer within his own midst and comes to terms with his larger family obligations.

First, about the Jack-the-Ripper conclusion. Whereas in the previous volume I expressed concerns about tying the murders to something supernatural, it's revealed in this volume than the originator was human. Yes, the murderer got help, but they started on their own and so I must note this is a p
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Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
Synopsis:

Terrorizing its populace, Jack the Ripper has shaken London to its very core. But when Sebastian Michaelis, singular butler of the Phantomhive house, lays bare the madman's true identity, all that is left for him to do is eliminate the perpetrator in the name of the Queen and Phantomhive. But inhumanly efficient skills don't guarantee victory when the opponent is just as supernaturally gifted! And though Sebastian may be able to save Ciel from physical harm in the battle that ensues, wi
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Angel Erin
So far the series is fantastic! I can't wait to read the next.
Kayla
So in this edition of Black Butler, we get some real emotion. We get an intense battle, a really sad back story from Ciel and Madam Red (sniff) and we also get to see my favorite butler again! This book is so far my favorite out of the three that I have read, and I really wasn't sure if I liked Madam Red at first, but now she is one of my favorite characters. Speaking of my favorite characters...We get just a teeeeny tiiiiiny bit of my favorite character in this book! If you can't tell already, ...more
Maverynthia
This manga finishes the Grelle and Madam Red arc, and boy does it suck. not only is it horribly misogynistic (Woman goes crazy and kills other women because she can't naturally have bebbies, nevermind adoption) it's also homophobic in the fact that Grelle is a walking gay stereotype and the fact he's an ANtagonist also fits into the "gay people are horrible crazy people that enjoy killing and hitting on any man they come across". So yes, I fucking hate Grelle Sutcliff and I hate that people like ...more
Stacy
I'm trying to give this series a chance, but it has yet to surprise me and the whole "oooh, devil butler" thing becomes repetitive quickly.
Moriah
In the aftermath of discovering the true identity of Jack the Ripper. Ciel orders Sebastian to kill them. For which someone dies, and if you have seen the anime then you know who I am talking about. I don't want to spoiler it. But I just have to say that I loved Madam Red's memories. It made my heart ache for her. I felt her pain and distress. Her two loves. Her beloved and her sister. In her Cinematic record, we see that she despised the color red but because of Vincent she starts to love it. W ...more
mikha  ϟ
LOLed on the part when he had nightmares because of reading Edgar Allan Poe. :))
zeab1
First: I love Madame Red! She's such an interesting, well done character! Her part really touched me and that's the first thing that comes to my mind when thinking about this volume.

I really enjoyed the art, and the dialogues and had a good time reading Black Butler 3, even though not a lot happened. There was quite some character developement along some backstory information that made the read worth my while.

I am still trying to figure out who's more devlish: Sebastian or Ciel!?
That said, I'm
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Negar
این جور مانگاها خیلی گیج کننده س :|
آدم نمیدونه به داستان باید نمره بده، به نقاشی هاش، به انیمه ...
اگه بخوام به انیمه بدم، باید چهار بدم. اگه بخوام به مانگا و نقاشی هاش بدم، یک و نیم یا دو هم شاید کافی باشه چون اصلا از نقاشی هاش خوشم نمیاد و به نظرم قشنگ نیستن. ولی انصافا صحنه های جنگ سباستین و اون شینیگامی قشنگ کشیده بود. اگه بخوام به داستان بدم، همون چهار... داستان بی نقصی نداشت، ولی قشنگ بود... .

+ کسی نمیدونه این مانگاها رو از کجا بیارم که نخوام آنلاین بخونمشون؟ لینک هایی که تا حالا پیدا کردم
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Sarah Maddaford
There isn't a lot of plot movement so far in this manga. The fight between Jack the Ripper and Sebastian crossed over into this volume. After that, there was a funeral and then more of the antics of Ciel's household staff. While they are somewhat amusing, I would have never stopped myself from firing them all the way Ciel and Sebastian have. Especially since they are just barely prevented from embarrassing their master in front of his future mother-in-law. I'm either not getting this brand of hu ...more
Cornerofmadness
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MissAnnThrope
16 January 2013

Black Butler, Vol. 3 picks up right from the last volume with Sebastian and Grelle Sutcliff in a face-off. I have to say, I was expecting a bit more excitement from the fight. Instead, I found myself more annoyed than anything with Grelle's constant "Sebastian darling". It was initially quite amusing, but I quickly tired of it. Then Grelle began reciting Shakespeare, and all I could think of was all the other wonderful manga lying on my floor needing to be read. I would rather hav
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Ashley Chen
4.5
With this volume of Black Butler, will I have to say I was a bit disappointed. The second volume left us with a suspenseful cliffhanger so I thought that this volume would be great. I guess it started off good, I mean with Sebastian and "Jack" fighting. The whole ordeal took up more than half of the volume. Within the whole thing we got to see the story behind Ciel's mother and sister. <---I can't say much because it would be spoilery. I definitely felt waves of sad emotions while reading
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Yukanatha Svanidza
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Tamela
This series was listed as Yaoi, but I'm not seeing it. This series is more YA paranormal. I've been looking at more graphic novels since my son is a fan, but I found this one here on one of the Goodreads list and thought I'd try it out for the M/M Yaoi challenge. I must say I'm loving it. I only signed up to read the 1st book, but I've ordered the rest from my library... including the DVD's of the TV series that is based on this novel series.

I really like the story line and find the artwork is
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Nina at Death Books and Tea
First up, love the cover. Sebastian + cutlery = awesome (but possibly not so if you're on the receiving end of said cutlery)
This volume continues the fight between Grell, the red death loving Death God/Grim reaper, and Sebastian, the butler from hell who serves a twelve year old boy. The first chapter is half full of action and half flashback of Madame Red's life. The second chapter is more flashback and more action. My favourite part of this chapter is Grell comparing his and Sebastian's relat
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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).

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