Black Butler anime has got everything from gorgeous aesthetics to an eerie plot, and also supernatural elements. Except for an easy-to-follow watch order. The new season in production only brings more attention to the anime.
It also seems like the perfect time to catch up with the anime right in time for the upcoming season. Black Butler has multiple seasons and OVAs with fillers and cannons all mixed up. There are also some anime-only elements.
It seems like Ciel and Sebastian are coming back with the new season of Black Butler anime. If one wants to enjoy all the good parts of Black Butler, which seasons to watch first? Well, no more worries as we’ve got an easy-to-understand watch order for the Black Butler anime.
Black Butler anime: All the seasons and OVAs
Initially, when the Black Butler anime started airing in 2008, the manga was still in its beginning stage. This led to the anime taking its path introducing a lot of anime original events. The two seasons are mostly filler with a few canon episodes. They have an original story different from the manga. All the seasons and OVAs in the Black Butler series are:
- Black Butler anime seasons 1 and 2 (2008-2010)
- Black Butler: Book of Circus
- Black Butler: Book of Murder
- Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic
Black Butler anime watch order
There are two ways to watch the Black Butler series. The first two seasons have an original story that ends with the second 2. This content is entirely filler. If you like the anime(the filler content) and its story just go with season 1 and then season 2. The story of the anime concludes with the ending of season 2.
Now, if you want to watch the parts of anime which are faithful to the manga. Follow the order mentioned below:
- Black Butler season 1 (episodes 1-6 and 13-15)
- Black Butler: Book of Circus (includes 10 episodes)
- Black Butler: Book of Murder (includes 2 episodes)
- Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (movie)
This order is better in terms of quality. It captures the essence of the manga and the original Black Butler story. The upcoming season will most probably be a sequel to this order. Book of Circus can be considered a reboot as the two seasons before it is irrelevant to the plot.
With the new season of Black Butler anime in production, this is the perfect time to catch up with the rest of the stuff. Studio Cloverworks is handling the animation production of the upcoming season. Kenjirou Okada will be the director in charge.
The time difference between the last movie and the upcoming season makes the return of Black Butler a shocking one. But for sure an exciting one. Catch up with the anime with the help of the convenient watch order right here and we’ll keep you up to date with all the information about the upcoming season.