Black Butler, Vol. 5, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


For an impeccable gentleman's butler like Sebastian Michaelis, the word 'impossible' is just not in his vocabulary.

Everything demanded of him under the English sun is well within his grasp.

But do his talents extend to things under the scalding Indian sun?!

As Harold West-Jeb's plan to use Agni, Prince Soma's superhuman butler, in a curry battle to win himself a Royal Warrant is exposed, Earl Ciel Phantomhive sets Sebastian to the task of creating an incomparable curry to defeat the despicable West-Jeb.

But how can Ciel's devil of a butler possibly best Agni, the man with the Right Hand of God?!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9780316084291



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This was mostly a filler volume. Nothing really important happens. However we do get hints of who the three other housekeepers are/where they came from. And the volume is full of funny moments. I think at this point I've been sucked in and will read all these volumes in the next few days. I enjoy watching Sebastian do the impossible. For someone I don't know much about I'm sure feeling invested in him. Must be the art. I love the artwork.

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This is the 5th book in the Black Butler series. This was just as wonderfully drawn and well done as previous book in the series. Although there is less action than the first few books in the series.It’s curry challenge time! Ciel has entered the winter curry challenge in hopes of winning the Queen’s seal of approval for his new food line. It’s up to Sebastian to learn the fine art of curry making in a very short time span. Neither him nor his top competitor thinks losing is an option. As with previous mangas in this series, this manga is incredibly well illustrated with tons of beautiful detail. I just love looking at the pictures throughout.This story takes a step back from demons, crime, and action and focuses on more day to day events. It is all well done (although I did enjoy the earlier books a bit more). We see a new side to Ciel, he is a bit jealous of Sebastian’s perfection and is rooting for the other team (despite the fact that would mean less business for him). I love Ciel’s desire for Sebastian to fail at something; it was very funny.Overall a well done continuation of the Black Butler series. I loved it a lot and found it highly entertaining. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. This manga is recommended to those who enjoy historical settings (Victorian), humor, and some supernatural elements to their mangas.

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