Big news - you can watch the first episode, subbed, of the second season of Black Butler on FUNimation's website!
And I have. At first, I assumed that the new kid, who needs his butt kicked, was Ciel's replacement and that Claude was maybe Sebastian, back in a new form. I was wrong! No real information revealed yet, but I'm looking forward to finding out more...and seeing the new kid's butt get kicked. I know, he's had some horrible stuff happen to him, and we've probably only been shown a small portion of all the awfulness he has experienced, but still. He's a disturbing little monster. Claude's taste in masters sucks.