Note- that this is only for the second season of Kuroshitsuji, so if u haven’t watched the first season there will in fact be spoilers of the first season.
Kusoshitsuji II or also known as Black Butler II in English starts out a year or so after the first season and starts with a different main character who is very similar to Ciel. His name is Alois. He has a butler named Claude. Instead of Sebastian’s “Yes, my lord” Claude says, “Yes, my highness”. This whole season is about Ciel and Alois interacting with each other. Here is the synopsis–
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 show some strange behavior ever since. Even more curiously, he returned with Claude Faustus, an enigmatic, emotionless butler with unfathomable talent…
Story – 9 – Is this unique? Yes and no. Butlers have been done before. not often, but they have been done. However, demon butlers are a new thing. The story through out has twists and turns to have u wondering what will happen the next week.
Animation/Art – 10 – Fights scene look well done, not sloppy work. The demon eyes are one of my favorite part of the animation you see. The art is an older English appeal, which I’m a big fan of. The whole anime has a dark look and feel
Sound – 9 – There are two different openings. One is for Ciel and the other is for Alois. This shows you who is going to be the main character of that episode. They sound good. The voice actors do well and effects sound good too. No real complaints. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QxYGY2enAA&hd=1
Character – 8 – In this season there aren’t many developments between characters outside Ciel and Alois. That means if you don’t like them to begin with your screwed:/ However, if you like them you will enjoy learning more about their pasts. I love Ciel but I’m like eh with Alois so this was more eh to me.
Entertainment – 8 – When i first heard there was going to a second season i was all like OMG YESH! but when i began watching the first episode i was thinking “um….who is this!?” After a while he grew on me a bit but i wanted more Ciel timeT.T A good thing about adding Alois was giving Ciel a decent rival, but Alois isn’t really up to par.
Overall – 9 – I enjoyed it. It wasn’t as good as i expected, but still was better than a lot of what i end up watching. I would have given this a 8.5, but the ending of this made me change it. A twist i was not expecting happened and this gives the possibility of a third season. 😀