BB 11-12: London Bridge is falling down

Black Butler episodes 11-12 review

BB 12

Something I’ve noticed with Black Butler: you can’t watch this series in a room with a light on. The animation is so dark, that any reflection of light off the TV screen will make it nearly impossible for you to make out what’s going on. Unfortunately, I’m also super-lazy, so that means that I refused to get up to turn off the light, and thus squinted at the screen for an hour trying to make out the scenes.

In episode 11, Elizabeth (Ciel’s betrothed) goes and gets herself captured, and Ciel and Sebastian have to go and try to save her. Along the way, they run into Grell, the ridiculous stereotype of a character. Then, in episode 12, a puppet master uses Elizabeth to attack Ciel, but Sebastian stops the attacks and frees Elizabeth.

There is so much mystery going on here: what is Sebastian, what is Grell, what is Sebastian’s goal, what is Ciel’s goal, what is Grell’s goal, who even is the good guy in this series? That’s what makes me want to come back for more in Black Butler, even if the plotlines aren’t blowing me away.

Episode 11 rating (out of four stars): **1/2

Episode 12 rating (out of four stars): **1/2