Black Butler

Alt title: Kuroshitsuji

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A grotesque gift holds a clue to the Cain's family past; a mortician's daughter has deadly designs on one of Cain's closest friends; and a woman from Riff's past may have murder on her mind.

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animelovexx animelovexx says...

I think that these two series have a very similar style. There is a young master and a loyal butler/manservant. There is an evil world and the main characters are unconventional heroes.

Wolfstar96 Wolfstar96 says...

Both of these wonderful stories take place in England at the time of top hats and counts. Just like with Ciel and Sebastian, there is a master/servant relationship between the main character and his loyal helper. Both plots have a bit of a darker element to them. As I was reading the manga I just kept seeing the similarities between the two. I know that if you like Black Butler, you're sure to like Godchild.

deideiblueeyez deideiblueeyez says...

Both feature a young "master" who has inherited a great amount of wealth due to being born into a rich aristocratic family in Victorian London. Both Ciel Phantomhiveand Cain Hargreaves are plagued by the memories of their dark pasts that have twisted them around in the brain; they act as the heads of their respective households while simultaneously trying to grasp and maintain order in their lives and covering up possible weaknesses that may show through to outsiders or enemies. Godchild is more gothic in terms of art style, and horror is usually an equal player in its stories. Black Butler takes old ideas and put a new spin on things that are sure to entertain. And of course, there is Ciel's faithful butler, Sebastian, and Cain's butler, Riff.

zarkidtk zarkidtk says...

You would like this because it is also a gothic manga with main characters (a boy and his butler) who go around solving crimes in 19th century England with tones of the occult. 

ReviewGirlXIII ReviewGirlXIII says...

Both Mangas are set in England, around the same period (Victorian era), &are both gothic-type Shojo mangas. In both series, the main characters are young earls, and they both have rather interesting butlers. Godchild is the sequal to the Earl Cain Saga, making the complete series only 13volumes in length; Black Butler is currently being published, and is far longer. However, both have good plots and story-lines. Check them out if you like Shojo manga!

Shigan07 Shigan07 says...

Tankyou every one i will read it, and i recommend black butler (in case you havent read it allredy)

Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it. Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

 If you want to read some dark comedy style manga then Black Butler and Pandora Hearts are good books to read.  The supernatural undertones in both series come out shrouded in mystery and even some suspense.  There is also a pleasant old fashioned feeling in regards to the clothing that bring the series to life.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both of these manga are based around the idea of a dark fantasy involving supernatural things from another world. In Pandora Hearts this is the idea of Chains and Black Butler, demons, shinigami etc. Also the idea around making a contract with this supernatural being is present in both. Another thing is that they appear to be based around the same timeline (which some people may find interesting.

NotaMagicalGirl NotaMagicalGirl says...

They both have mystery, action, supernatural elements and great characters.

The series also have silly moments and dark moments at various points.

The mangas sometimes may have a similar feel.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan after a brutal month-long assault; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, while investigating a crashed military plane, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Code Geass and Black Butler are about intelligent main characters that are pretty powerless on their own; they rely on other people’s abilities and their own ability to manipulate the people around them to get what they want, and they both want revenge!

shizumaru shizumaru says...

Like Ciel, also Lelouch wants revenge. Both rely on another characters to acomplish their goals.

Sougiya Riddle

Sougiya Riddle

Hayate Sakura, a normal high-school student except one thing: ghosts are attracted to him. One day, someone saved him from all the ghosts he had attracted. His so-called hero introduced himself as Undertaker Riddle who sends spirits to peace. Sakura then asked him a favor if he could help him get rid of the ghosts, and in exchange he'll do anything. Undertaker Riddle then offered Sakura to work for him as an Undertaker too. Will he take the job and get rid of the ghosts, or decline the job and have the ghosts on his tail for the rest of his life?

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Wyntta Wyntta says...

The connection here is pretty obvious; both manga deal with similar themes such as the underworld and feature a contract for survival between a younger man and a supernatural being. The victorian-esque art style is very similar, despite Sougiya Riddle taking place in modern times.

If you enjoyed reading one, then giving the other a try is a must.

homakp homakp says...

a boy and a man who have supernatural powers form a contract (in S.R.'s case, the man was the one offering not the boy). fights. professional art. also the amount of mystery in both seems to be the same.

these are the only similarities i can see. yet i enjoyed both.

Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

The always-hungry Yako Katsuragi is a super famous high school-aged detective who cracks the hardest of cases with ease – at least, that’s what the general populace thinks! Behind the scenes, Yako is helped by Neuro – a maniacal being from the demon world who is looking for new mysteries to devour. Alongside local detectives and a helpful sidekick, Yako and Neuro will solve the unique and the bizarre cases that plague the city; but will Yako ever discover the truth behind her father’s supposed "suicide"?

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LovelyWickedDescet LovelyWickedDescet says...

Both series contain side glances of humor (Neuro more then Kuroshitsuji), mystery, action, and supernatural events. Both Kuroshitsuji and MTNN is about a demon and a human partner that team up together ( Ciel and Sebastian under contract, while Neuro forced Yako into servitude) solving msyteries that arise. Battling unnatural and natural people to get closer to their goals (Neuro the ultimate myster and Ciel his revenge.).

If you liked the comedy, the supernatural taste, along with myster and action of Kuroshitsuji then you might like Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro (or vice versa).