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I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

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Black Butler (vol. 18) by Yana Toboso, translated by Tomo Kimura

Black Butler, Vol. 18 - Tomo Kimura, Yana Toboso

Ciel learns that one of the prefects

killed Derrick because he's spent years lying and bullying other students and had even had the vice headmaster in his pocket. The other prefects covered up the murder in order to protect the school's reputation. Ciel tries and fails to capture the Undertaker with Sebastian's help, but Sebastian does destroy the zombies. Ciel reports his findings to the Queen, who has the prefects expelled.

(show spoiler)

Then we get a brief break with a story about Ciel marketing a new perfume before switching to the start of a new arc involving a “witch's curse” in Germany that's been killing people. This volume's bonus: Black Priest.

Oh dear. The Queen thinks having zombies as allies might be a good idea.

Meh. This volume was okay, I guess, but a bit of a letdown. The Undertaker's method for creating “almost human” zombies was a bit much. Grim Reapers can do just about anything, it seems.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)