I think I just discovered a really cool piece of Black Butler trivia. I doubt I’m the first to notice, but I haven’t seen anything about it online so I thought I’d share.
So, I was finally reading all of Black Butler, right. I’m on chapter 49 and it’s just as Mr. Wordsmith is wrapping up his tale about how he learned the truth about Sebastian and Ciel. It shows the spines of some of the books he’s written…wait. Hold on.
Those titles…could it be? The Sign of the Four? The Speckled Band? The Red Headed League? They’re Sherlock Holmes novels.
Then I remembered that Mr. Wordsmith had shared his first name and went back to find it.
Arthur. As in Arthur Conan Doyle.
Guys. YOU GUYS. CIEL AND SEBASTIAN WERE THE INSPIRATION FOR THE SHERLOCK HOLMES NOVELS.
Though I guess we should have seen it coming: