Black Butler is a story about Ciel Phantomhive, who is known as “The Queen’s Guard Dog” for taking care of the troublesome issues that take place behind the Queen’s back.
He is accompanied by Sebastian, a demon in disguise as a butler. Sebastian has signed a contract with Ciel for his vengeance against those who did injustice to him.
This is a story that plays the tune of mystery, demon, and comedy in perfect harmony.
So, let’s begin with the top 10 anime that closely resemble Black Butler.
10Neuro: Supernatural Detective
Neuro: Supernatural Detective deals with a demon’s desire to solve every mystery on earth.
Neuro: Supernatural DetectiveAir Date: October 2007Status: FinishedStudio: MadhouseNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 25
Yako Katsuragi is known for her ability to solve any case as a detective with ease. Behind the scenes, the one who solves those cases is a demon named Neuro Nougami.
Nougami, after solving every mystery in the demon world, has come to the human world to solve the ultimate mystery.
He promises Yako he’ll solve the mystery behind his father’s death and asks Yako to front the cases to avoid gathering attention.
Revenge can only lead you to the depths of hell, Hell Girl portrays that with a mind-numbing story.
Hell GirlAir Date: October 2005Status: FinishedStudio: Studio DeenNo. of Seasons: 4No. of Episodes: 84
Anyone with a powerful grudge can access the mysterious website called Hell Correspondence. One can send the person straight to hell just by entering the name on this website.
Ai Enma, known as the Hell Girl keeping aside the sense of judgment, will take revenge on them on behalf of the one who entered.
She uses three straw dolls to carry out her job. But the one condition that abides is that the user must surrender their afterlife in hell for completing their requests.
Pandora Hearts displays a boys’ struggle to overcome his fears.
Pandora HeartsAir Date: April 2009Status: FinishedStudio: XebecNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 25
Oz Vessalius is the heir of the Vessalius Duke House, whose coming-of-age ceremony was interrupted after the invasion of the Baskerville Clan.
They have invaded with the purpose of sending Oz to the end of the abyss. Realizing his situation, he decides to confront the abyss and the monstrous “Chains.”
Soon after encountering a chain named “Alice” and the members of a clandestine organization called “Pandora,” he realizes the meaning behind his existence.
xxxHOLiC is a fiction about a boy granting other people’s wishes to get rid of his ability to see spirits.
xxxHOLiCAir Date: April 2006Status: FinishedStudio: Production I.GNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 37
Kimihiro Watanuki can see spirits and other assorted supernatural creatures, which he finds to be bothersome.
One day, after being inexplicably compelled to enter a strange house by some spirits, he encounters Yuuko, a mysterious woman. She claims to help Kimihiro to get rid of his abilities to attract supernatural creatures.
In exchange, he has to work in her store where people’s wishes are granted and thus begins his new journey in life.
D.Gray-man is a story dealing with the exorcism of souls.
D.Gray-manAir Date: October 2006Status: FinishedStudio: TMS EntertainmentNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 116
Millennium Earl uses the souls of the dead to make his mechanical weapon “Akuma,” which traps the souls forever unless they are exorcised by the “Innocence.”
Allen Walker, a disciple of General Cross, joins the Black Order, an organization that fights against Millennium Earl.
With an arm as his Innocence and a cursed eye to see suffering souls in Akuma, it is up to Allen and other exorcists to stop Millennium Earl’s plan to destroy the world.
Soul Eater is an unbelievably satisfying ride of death.
Soul EaterAir Date: April 2008Status: FinishedStudio: BonesNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 51
Death City is the home to famous Death Weapon Meister Academy headed by the Lord of Death, Shinigami.
His purpose is to raise ‘Death Scythes,’ which are born from human hybrids capable of transforming into Demon weapons after consuming the souls of 99 evil beings and a witch’s soul.
Soul Eater Evans aims to become a death scythe, wielding Maka Albarn, a meister accompanied by Black Star and Death the Kid, Shinigami’s own son on his journey.
Gosick depicts a fascinating mystery narrative accompanied by a cute love story.
GosickAir Date: January 2011Status: FinishedStudio: BonesNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 24
Kazuya Kujou is a foreign student from Japan, who is a victim of racism. At Saint Marguerite Academy in Sauville, a Southern European Country, he is called “Black Reaper” for his looks.
One day while searching for ghost stories in the library, he comes across a golden strand of hair on the stairs. Stepping on that stair takes him to a garden where he meets
Victorique de Blois, a pretty doll-like girl. She is capable of predicting the future. Soon with the unraveling of new mysteries, Victorique and Kujou have no choice but to face them together.
Hellsing Ultimate is for those who obsess over vampires.
Hellsing UltimateAir Date: February 2006Status: FinishedStudio: Madhouse, Satelight, GraphinicaNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 10
Hellsing is an organization which is dedicated to destroying the creatures of darkness that threaten the existence of humanity.
It is headed by Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, whose vast army pales in comparison to her ultimate weapon, the vampire Alucard who works against his own kind as an exterminator.
Alucard, accompanied by his new vampire servant Seras Victoria stands against those who oppose Hellsing.
Death Note is a bold illustration of the fine line between good and evil.
Death NoteAir Date: October 2006Status: FinishedStudio: MadhouseNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 37
Getting bored with the Shinigami lifestyle, Ryuk drops his Death Note into the human realm to see how a human would use it.
Light Yagami, a high school student, finds it. After learning of its ability to kill people just by writing their name, he dreams of creating a world without criminals and becoming a god himself.
The police, however, quickly realise a serial killer is at play and hires a young and eccentric man known only as L, who is the best detective in the world.
1Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Code Geass beautifully portrays the unrecognized potential of human intellect.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionAir Date: October 2006Status: FinishedStudio: SunriseNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 50
After conquering Japan, the Holy Empire of Britannia has renamed it Area 11, which came along with the resistance from the tyrants wanting to regain independence.
Lelouch Lamperouge, a Britannia student, was saved by a mysterious girl C.C. when he was caught in a crossfire between the empire and the rebels.
The girl bestowed upon him Geass, the “Power of Kings,” which has the “ power of absolute obedience.” Lelouch, after realizing its potential plans to take revenge against Britannia.
There are some other series that consists of a few elements of Black Butler, they are:
Inu X Boku Secret Service, Earl and Fairy, Tactics, The Mystic Archives of Dantalian.Originally Written By Epic Dope