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The Best Episodes of Black Butler

Every episode of Black Butler ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Black Butler!

In Victorian London, 12-year-old business magnate Ciel Phantomhive thwarts dangers to the queen as he's watched over by his demon butler, Sebastian.

Genres:AnimationComedyDramaMysterySci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Black Butler" is "His Butler, Up in Flames", rated 8/10 from 102 user votes. It was directed by Tomihiko Ohkubo and written by N/A. "His Butler, Up in Flames" aired on 3/20/2009 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "His Butler, Escaping".

  • His Butler, Up in Flames
    8.0/10 102 votes

    #1 - His Butler, Up in Flames

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2009-03-20

    The Young Master arrives in London only to find the city engulfed by flames. After an ominous warning from the undertaker, Ciel attempts to visit the queen, but he’s shocked by his treatment at the hands of the palace guards.

    Director: Tomihiko Ohkubo

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Escaping
    7.8/10 99 votes

    #2 - His Butler, Escaping

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2009-02-27

    While the Young Master continues his investigation into the opium-filled, counterfeit candy wrappers, the Butler is chained and tortured in the Tower of London.

    Director: Norihiko Nagahama

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Fluent
    7.8/10 121 votes

    #3 - His Butler, Fluent

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2009-03-27

    Having regained the services of his Butler, the Young Master issues a chilling order to kill. Sebastian is eager to please, but this task will require a revelation of his true nature.

    Director: Hirofumi Ogura

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Chance Encounter
    7.7/10 137 votes

    #4 - His Butler, Chance Encounter

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2008-10-30

    The Butler and his Young Master scour the seedy back alleys of London in search of an infamous butcher. Imagine their surprise upon discovering that the ripper may actually be a reaper!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Transmitted
    7.7/10 99 votes

    #5 - His Butler, Transmitted

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2009-02-13

    An angel abducts Ciel and attempts to rewrite his unhappy memories of the past. The Butler is powerless to assist, but fortunately, the Young Master has an unhealthy attachment to his hatred.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Divulging Butler
    7.7/10 63 votes

    #6 - Divulging Butler

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-08-20

    A series of haunting flashbacks revisit the tragic events of the night Claude and Alois first met. As their story unfolds, a devilish partnership is forged, and their unholy interest in Sebastian and Ciel is finally explained!

    Director: Shinobu Sasaki

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Forlorn
    7.6/10 109 votes

    #7 - His Butler, Forlorn

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2008-12-18

    The Master’s birthday approaches, but rescuing Elizabeth is of far greater importance than celebrating. A vile puppeteer is terrorizing London, and only the Butler can cut down his army of marionettes.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Offering
    7.6/10 101 votes

    #8 - His Butler, Offering

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2009-02-05

    The Queen orders young Master Phantomhive to investigate reports of a cult that promises to “purify” its unclean members. The mission is complicated by the appearance of a familiar reaper.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Engaging Servants
    7.6/10 103 votes

    #9 - His Butler, Engaging Servants

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2009-03-06

    A series of flashbacks reveals the secret pasts - and hidden talents - of the Phantomhive staff. While the servants go about their daily duties, the Young Master gives a chess lesson to pretty lady.

    Director: Hirofumi Ogura

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Dissolution
    7.6/10 94 votes

    #10 - His Butler, Dissolution

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2009-03-13

    The Young Master’s journey to Paris leads to another showdown with the Queen’s angelic butler and a painful parting of the ways with someone dear to his heart. Can Ciel survive without the demonic assistance he’s grown so accustomed to?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hollow Butler
    7.6/10 62 votes

    #11 - Hollow Butler

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-08-27

    The appearance of a new grim reaper leads to various mix-ups, and a string of mysterious eye-gougings plagues London. Sebastian and his Young Master suspect different culprits, but Ciel might not be around long enough to investigate!

    Director: Yoshihisa Matsumoto

    Writer: N/A

  • Black Butler
    7.6/10 68 votes

    #12 - Black Butler

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2010-09-17

    Hannah’s devious game of deception forces Sebastian and Claude to agree to the unthinkable: a demon verses demon duel where only one butler emerges victorious!

    Director: Shinobu Sasaki

    Writer: Mari Okada

  • His Butler, However You Please
    7.5/10 108 votes

    #13 - His Butler, However You Please

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2008-12-11

    When his betrothed is abducted by a deranged doll maker, the Young Master travels to London to investigate. Little does he know, the search will be complicated by a lovesick reaper who’s lost his scythe.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Imprisoned
    7.5/10 96 votes

    #14 - His Butler, Imprisoned

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2009-02-20

    There’s a potent new drug plaguing the backstreets of London, and it’s being sold in stolen Phantomhive candy wrappers. The Young Master is being set up, but what manner of man wants him to take the fall?

    Director: Naokatsu Tsuda

    Writer: N/A

  • Clawed Butler
    7.5/10 84 votes

    #15 - Clawed Butler

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-07-02

    Devilish butler Claude and his young master Alois must outwit a priest, a viscount, and a conniving uncle with an eye on the family fortune. As if that weren’t excitement enough for one day, a mysterious guest pays a visit to the mansion.

    Director: Shinobu Sasaki

    Writer: Mari Okada

  • Crossroads Butler
    7.5/10 59 votes

    #16 - Crossroads Butler

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2010-09-10

    Sebastian and Claude compete for the affections of their masters while attempting to navigate a treacherous labyrinth! Meanwhile, a struggle between two tortured souls rages deep within the mortal form of Ciel Phantomhive.

    Director: Tomihiko Ohkubo

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Strongest
    7.4/10 163 votes

    #17 - His Butler, Strongest

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2008-10-09

    Plans to suppress an uprising of the vermin variety are put on hold when the Young Master is abducted. The Butler is obligated to act decisively in such matters, and no one sets the table better than Sebastian.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, at the Funeral
    7.3/10 131 votes

    #18 - His Butler, at the Funeral

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2008-11-06

    Sebastian continues his gruesome battle with the rogue reaper, and the Young Master takes special care to ensure that his beloved aunt is buried in the proper colors.

    Director: Naokatsu Tsuda

    Writer: N/A

  • Deathly Butler
    7.3/10 61 votes

    #19 - Deathly Butler

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-08-13

    The “dance of death” is the scheduled entertainment when Sebastian and Ciel attend a private affair at the Trancy estate, and only teatime can persuade the butlers to lay down their weapons and stop the bloodshed.

    Director: Shunichi Yoshizawa

    Writer: Tatsuto Higuchi

  • His Butler, on Ice
    7.2/10 109 votes

    #20 - His Butler, on Ice

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2008-12-04

    Already a man of many talents, the Butler adds ice sculpting to his repertoire in an attempt to acquire a priceless-but-cursed gem for his Young Master.

    Director: Tomihiko Ohkubo

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Supremely Talented
    7.2/10 107 votes

    #21 - His Butler, Supremely Talented

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2009-01-15

    Prince Soma has been betrayed by his manservant, and the Butler must put his hellish talents to the test in a curry-cooking competition against the blessed right hand of an Indian deity.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Competing
    7.2/10 106 votes

    #22 - His Butler, Competing

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2009-01-22

    The Queen is on hand as the Butler wages culinary warfare against Prince Soma’s royal servant. The competition reaches an unprecedented level of ferocity when someone’s secret ingredient unleashes the demon god of curry.

    Director: Hirofumi Ogura

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Able
    7.1/10 204 votes

    #23 - His Butler, Able

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2008-10-02

    The Phantomhive estate bustles with preparations for an important meeting between the Young Master and a slithering captain of industry. The maid, the gardener, and the cook are fools, but the Butler is a man of hidden talents.

    Director: Hirofumi Ogura

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Capricious
    7.1/10 138 votes

    #24 - His Butler, Capricious

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2008-10-23

    The Young Master dons an evening gown to apprehend a monster who’s been butchering women of the night, but if his talent for cross-dressing is discovered, the Phantomhive name will be irreversibly sullied.

    Director: Tomihiko Ohkubo

    Writer: N/A

  • His Butler, Merrymaking
    7.1/10 121 votes

    #25 - His Butler, Merrymaking

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2008-11-13

    At the behest of the Queen, the Young Master and his underlings travel to a dreary land supposedly haunted by a demon dog. This new mission makes the Butler uneasy, but he’s always been more of a cat person.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A