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The 13 Best Anime Like Black Butler

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Black Butler is one of the classic gothic anime series out there that provides an interesting, if not twisted, storyline guaranteed to draw in any viewer. Ciel Phantomhive has gone through a tragedy no one should ever have to suffer. Disappearing after the brutal murder of his parents, he was thought to be lost from the world. Living in a world of nightmares, the young boy is pushed into making an impossible choice; continue living in a real world hell, or make a deal with a demon in order to regain freedom and vengeance. Returning to his abandoned estate with a strange man named Sebastian, whom he claims is his butler, Ciel takes to being "the Queen's Guard Dog," investigating some of the strangest cases Victorian England has to offer. 

If you've already binge-watched this series, which is completely understandable, you may have a hole left behind that another anime needs to fill. Luckily, we have some recommendations for anime like Black Butler that's a perfect follow up. Shows like Gosick that have a very gothic-Victorian look or supernatural vibe, or even shows like Death Note where the lead has a sense of justice that could push them down a dark path are all wonderful series that deserve to be added to your watchlist. Vote up your favorites to let us know which ones you like the most!