So I've been wanting to read Black Butler, but something's been holding me back. Aren't Ciel and Elizabeth 12? I'm always reluctant to read things about young children, especially young children far beyond their age. (Unless it's a forced to grow up too fast scenerio and is acknowledges.) Or is it that they were juat 12 in the beginning and time has passed since then?
Hello Anon! In Kuroshitsuji, Ciel was initially 12 years old, but he turned 13 years old in ch14, and right now he’s about to turn 14 years old (in two weeks or so, in the story).
As for Lizzie, she’s a year older than him so she’s either 15 years old or going to turn 15 soon. :)
It’s up to you to decide whether you want to read it, knowing their age and that there is quite a lot of comic relief to try and soften the story’s dark settings.
Both Ciel and Lizzie were indeed forced to mature faster than usual kids of their age, although not for the same reasons, even if it’s linked for both to what happened to Ciel’s family.
Let me know if you need any more info to help you make your decision! Have a nice day Anon :)