The voice actors of Ciel and Sebastian, as well as the author/illustrator of the manga, agree that the two love each other and need to get together. The manga was even supposed to be hardcore yaoi between Sebastian and Ciel, but the writer needed to change it because the company thought it would sell better if it just told of hints and bits of their relationship. Also, at a con, Sebastian's voice actor J. Michael Tatum proposed to Ciel's voice actor Brina Palencia, to which Brina said, "Will you still be my butler?" And Michael replied "One hell of a butler, naturally." Brina said yes.