Black Butler II (TV)

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[ sequel of Black Butler (TV) ]

Related anime:
    Black Butler II (OAV) (spinoff)

Alternative title:
Kuroshitsuji II (Japanese)
黑執事II (Chinese (Taiwan))
黒執事Ⅱ (Japanese)
Plot Summary: In late-nineteenth century England, one year and three months after the dramatic conclusion of the original series, Kuroshitsuji II introduces a new butler and young master. The sadistic yet cheerful Alois Trancy has faced some harsh times. He was kidnapped as a baby, and was forced to work in a village as a slave. Gradually, he lost his parents, his best friend, and everyone he knew. Alois eventually returned home and became the head of his mansion, but seemed to exhibit some strange behavior ever since. Even more curiously, he returned with Claude Faustus, an enigmatic, emotionless butler with unfathomable talent...
User Ratings: 918 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 124 votes (sub:96, dub:23, ?:1, others:4
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 179 votes (sub:136, dub:40, Eng:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 257 votes (sub:195, dub:52, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:8
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 170 votes (sub:126, dub:39, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Decent: 84 votes (sub:69, dub:11, ?:1, others:3
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 So-so: 31 votes (sub:27, dub:3, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
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 Not really good: 24 votes (sub:20, dub:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
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 Weak: 29 votes (sub:27, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
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 Bad: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 2078 users, rank: #492 (of 5923)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.586 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.9059, rank: #1043 (of 5916)
Weighted mean: 7.436 (Good+), rank: #1174 (of 5916) (seen all: 7.45 / seen some: 7.78 / won't finish: 3.65)
Bayesian estimate: 7.438 (Good+), rank: #968 (of 4471)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2010-07-01
Opening Theme:
"SHIVER" by the GazettE
Ending Theme:
"Bird" by Yuya Matsushita
#2: "Kagayaku Sora no Sijima ni wa" by Kalafina
Insert song:
"Kagayaku sora no Shijima ni wa" by Kalafina (ep 12)
Trivia: We have 3
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Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Black Butler II - The Complete 2nd Season (BD+DVD) 2012-04-03 (from $37.99)
    Black Butler II - The Complete 2nd Season [Limited Edition] (BD+DVD) 2012-04-03

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hirofumi Ogura
Series Composition: Mari Okada
Storyboard:
Ai Yoshimura (ep 2)
Hirofumi Ogura (ep 1)
Hiroki Harada (OP 1)
Episode Director:
Ai Yoshimura (ep 2)
Shinobu Sasaki (ep 1)
Tetsuya Endo (ep 3)
Unit Director: Hiroki Harada (OP 1)
Music: Taku Iwasaki
Original creator: Yana Toboso
Character Design: Minako Shiba
Art Director: Manabu Otsuzuki
Chief Animation Director: Minako Shiba
Animation Director: Shou Sugai (ep 3)
Art design: Kazushige Kanehira
Sound Director: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
Cgi Director: Takayuki Furukawa
Director of Photography: Takayuki Furukawa
2nd Key Animation: Mika Ikunuma (ep 3)
3D Animation: Hiroyuki Moriyama
Advertising Producer: Kazuko Yamamoto
Background Art:
Kazuhiro Inoue
Saho Yamane
Color Check: Yuki Umeda
In-Between Animation:
Ayaka Nakajima (ep 3)
Chiharu Sato (ep 1)
Hiroshi Yamazaki (ep 3)
Mayu Hoshino (ep 1)
Rii Yoshida (ep 3)
In-Between Check: Kanako Ueda
Sound Effects: Tomokazu Mitsui
Sound Engineer: Yō Yamada
Special Effects: Yuki Umeda
Supervision: Tsuyoshi Kuma
Theme Song Arrangement:
Jin Nakamura (ED)
the GazettE (OP)
Yuki Kajiura (ED2)
Theme Song Composition:
Jin Nakamura (ED)
the GazettE (OP)
Yuki Kajiura (ED2)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Takahiro Maeda (ED)
Yuki Kajiura (ED2)
Theme Song Performance:
Kalafina (ED2)
Keiko Kubota (ED 2, as Kalafina)
the GazettE (OP)
Wakana Ootaki (ED 2, as Kalafina)
Yūya Matsushita (ED)
Daisuke Ono as Sebastian Michaelis
Maaya Sakamoto as Ciel Phantomhive
Nana Mizuki as Alois Trancy
Takahiro Sakurai as Claude Faustus

Aya Hirano as Hannah Anafeloz
Jun Fukuyama as Grell Sutcliff
Junichi Suwabe as Undertaker

Emiri Katō as Meirin
Hiroki Touchi as Bard
Hiroki Yasumoto as Agni(eps 5-6)
Hisayoshi Suganuma as Abberline's Brother
Kenichi Suzumura as
Canterbury
Thompson
Timber
Kenn as Ronald Knox(ep 9)
Koji Yusa as Lau
Marina Inoue as Luka Macken
Meguru Takahashi as Child(ep 9)
Mikoto Satō as Boy B(ep 10)
Noriaki Sugiyama as William T. Spears(ep 9)
Sayuri Yahagi as Lan-Mao
Shinnosuke Tachibana as Soma Asman Kadar(eps 5-6)
Shinya Fukumatsu as Earl Trancy(ep 8)
Shunji Fujimura as Tanaka
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Viscount Druitt
Yui Itsuki as Paula(eps 5-6)
Yukari Tamura as Elizabeth Middleford
Yutaka Aoyama as Randall(ep 3)
Yuuki Kaji as Finnian
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Ian Sinclair
Translation: Sarah Alys Lindholm
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
ADR Engineer: Stephen Hoff
Assistant producer: Michael Harcourt
Commentary:
Brina Palencia (ep 12)
J. Michael Tatum (ep 12)
Jason Douglas (ep 1)
Luci Christian (ep 1)
Head Writer: John Burgmeier
Lead Video Engineer: Jacob Martin
Line Producer: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Mix Engineer: Andrew Tipps
Post-Production Assistant: Aya Spann
Production Assistant:
Gino Palencia
Trenton Jons
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla
Jeremy Jimenez
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Video Engineer:
Andrew Manson
Jason Weems
Video Post-Production Director: Clarine Harp
Video Post-Production Manager: Matthew O'Hara
Brina Palencia as Ciel Phantomhive
J. Michael Tatum as Sebastian Michaelis
Jason Douglas as Claude Faustus
Luci Christian as Alois Trancy

Caitlin Glass as Hannah Annafellows
Daniel Fredrick as Grell Sutcliff

Barry Yandell as William T. Spears(ep 9)
Brian Witkowicz as Mr. Turner(ep 3)
Charles Campbell as Arnold Trancy(eps 1, 8)
Cherami Leigh as Elizabeth
Chris Ayres as Soma(eps 5-6)
Duncan Brannan as Priest(ep 4)
Ian Sinclair as
Bardroy
Raven(ep 12)
Jason Liebrecht as Finnian
Jerry Jewell as Lau
Jessica Cavanagh as Paula(eps 5-6)
Joel McDonald as Ronald Knox(ep 9)
Joey Gibson as Johnny(ep 4)
John Gremillion as Randall(ep 3)
John Swasey as Undertaker(ep 3)
Jonathan Brooks as Fred Abberline
Linda Young as Elderly Japanese Woman(ep 4)
Lindsay Seidel as Luka Macken 
Monica Rial as Mey-Rin
Nancy Sherrard as Margaret(ep 3)
Patrick Seitz as Agni(eps 5-6)
R Bruce Elliott as
Elderly Japanese Man(ep 4)
Tanaka
Randy Pearlman as Preist(ep 1) 
Scott Freeman as
Canterbury
Thompson
Timber
Todd Haberkorn as Viscount Druitt
Trina Nishimura as Ranmao
Tyler Walker as Ackroyd(ep 4)
Tyson Rinehart as Former Trancy Staff(ep 7)

English companies
Internet Streaming:
FUNimation Entertainment
Hulu
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Bruno Meyere
Jackie Berger as Aloïs Trancy
Jean-Marc Montalto as Sebastian Michaelis
Jean-Marco Montalto as Sebastian Michaelis
Jean-Pierre Leblan as Claude Faustus
Marie Diot as Ciel Phantomhive

Alexandre Coadour as Grell Sutcliff
Céline Melloul as Hannah

Bruno Meyere as Vicomte de Druitt
Céline Melloul as Elizabeth de Midford
François Creton as Fred Aberlein
Gilbert Levy as Tanaka
Grégory Laisné as Finnian
Marie Diot as May Linn
Pascal Casanova as Ignir
French companies
Broadcaster: MCM (from 13 March 2011)
Distributor: Kana Video
Dubbing: WanTake
German staff
German cast
(none)
Bernhard Völger as Sebastian Michaelis
Christian Zeiger as Alois Trancy
Matthias Deutelmoser as Claude Faustus
Sebastian Fitzner as Ciel Phantomhive

Julien Haggege as Grell Sutcliff
Michael Pan as Undertaker

Achim Siebenschuh as Tanaka
Alexander Doering as
Azzuro
Soma
Anja Rybiczka as Maylene
Christian Gaul as William T. Spears
Dirk Petrick as Finnian
Dirk Stollberg as
Drocell Keinz
Pluto
Felix Spieß as Bard
Jan Spitzer as Randall
Karlo Hackenberger as Viscount Druitt
Luisa Wietzorek as Paula
Nadja Reichardt as Madam Red
Olivia Büschken as Elizabeth Middleford
Peter Reinhardt as Damiano(ep 1)
Rainer Doering as Meister(eps 10-12)
Schaukje Könning as Angela Blanc
Thomas Schmuckert as Fred Abberline
Till Völger as Lau
German companies
Distributor: Kazé Germany
Streaming: Anime-on-Demand
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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