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Black Butler Vol. #29 Manga Review

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It’s intriguing and has an air of mystery, yet it is filled with all things supernatural.

Brother against brother.

Creative Staff
Story/Art: Yana Toboso
Translation/Adaptation: Tomo Kimura

What They Say
On the run from the Phantomhive family, Ciel and those still loyal to him seek refuge with the Chinese mobster, Lau. Still not safe from persecution, Ciel, Sebastian, and the others must devise a strategy to regain the Earl’s seat in the Phantomhive hierarchy!

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Othello and Grelle have decided taking on the Undertaker takes top priority. His reincarnations are not yet perfect, but if he does perfect them, it will be too late. Since the older twin brother, Ciel, is still tied to regular blood infusions, the younger Phantomhive twin uses that information in an attempt to cut off his supplies. Meanwhile, Ciel, the older twin, is trying to regain his spot as Earl and overseer of the Phantomhive family. He doesn’t seem to blame his younger twin brother for his assuming his identity, but he is actually intrigued by everything his younger twin brother did rebuild the home and wealth. Meanwhile, Mey and Ran-Mao are settling into being new maids at the Heathfield family. This is all part of the younger twin’s mission to dismantle Ciel’s blood collecting facilities at one time.

In Summary:
This story has been very strong in the last few volumes. It’s intriguing and has an air of mystery, yet it is filled with all things supernatural. I have always liked this series, but it’s been a while since I’ve really appreciated it as a whole. The art is not only good, it depicts emotions and thought, as well as giving the reader the full scene with fully fleshed out background art with different perspectives. The storyline keeps marching through and not slowing down one bit. That can be good or bad, but in this case, it’s just right. I like stories that don’t stall, and this one really delivers.

Content Grade: A-
Art Grade: A
Packaging Grade: B+
Text/Translation Grade: A

Age Rating: Teen
Released By: Yen Press
Release Date: August 18, 2020
MSRP: $13.00