Black Butler back to its old roots compared to its somewhat disappointing second season as the series mixes around black comedy with serious developments that delve into elements of the worst of humanity, this time involving a traveling circus that is suspected of being connected to a recent string of disappearances involving children. The series starts off light having comical moments as Ciel and Sebastian interact with the members of the circus troupe that mostly delivered for me with laughs, yet things gradually start getting darker and serious as our duo learn more about the true nature of the circus troupe's main stars and what connection they have to the disappearances. The buildup of these events is very solid, even with Book of Circus' ten episode run, as the series reveals more about the origins of the troupe members, their connection to the disappearances and their reasons for doing so as episodes progress. The great-quality art style and animation for Book Circus is retained from the prior two TV seasons and the soundtrack's classical and carefree soundtrack is fitting for the title's intended mood, though there is nothing memorable that particularly stuck out with it for me. If you've enjoyed prior offerings of Black Butler, you will definitely be looking forward to this latest installment from the franchise.
Book of Circus returns
Last updated Thursday, September 11 2014. Created Thursday, September 11 2014.
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