Kuroshitsuji 2 (Monoshitsuji, 黒執事Ⅱ) Episode 1
Day into light
Sugar into salt
Living into dead
Dark blue into golden
Golden into black…
Oh wow, what an impressive episode! I am speechless! I just can’t believe all this trolling they’ve created!
The episode was packed with events, featuring an emotional roller-coaster. I felt very sad for Alois because he had such a hard life… He was kidnapped and worked as a slave in a closed village, and that horrible person abused him… Yet seconds later I hated him for his cruelty and apathy to his maid. Poor woman… T_T
On a technical side, I enjoyed music and cast. Taku Iwasaki continues to impress, as usual, and Nana Mizuki’s performance fits her role well. The directing seem to be much worse, compared to the first season, but it is not too bad.
Of course, the most exciting part of the episode involved tea 😛 Phrankenhive forever! 😛 It it very exciting to see Ciel’s revival, and re-appearance of the other characters form the first season 🙂 The second episode seem to be focused entirely on Ciel, but I anticipate some conflict between two masters and butlers later in the series. It is obvious who is better though. How can you even compare? Sebastian and Ciel are on an entirely different level 🙂
Some related news:
According to Neowing, the DVD of Kuroshitsuji II will include unaired episodes “Ciel In Wonderland”. The first part will be released on October 27th bundled with the limited edition of the DVD volume 2. (Source)
Explanation by Yana Toboso (Manga Author)
When the second season was announced on January 31st last winter, she received tremendous numbers of messages from the fans. The majority of the messages were criticisms against the absence of Ciel and Sebastian from the second season. “How dare you desert the fans, who have been waiting for the two?” “If you don’t have affections for your characters, you don’t deserve to be the author!” She and the producers had expected the bitter reactions because they intensionally hid Ciel and Sebastian from the announcement. In the first season, director Shinohara chose to bring the revenge of Ciel to an end and Toboso had approved it. The overwhelming enthusiasm of the fans had given the green light to the second season after that. Toboso asked the producers not to reset the finale of the first season. To meet two conflicting conditions: “We must not revive Ciel easily” versus “We want to show the two once again”, she had been vigorously working on the scenario for half a year with other staff. In conclusion, they had created a new rival pair, Alois and Claude. With an intension of showing them “big” and dominant, Alois and Claude were placed in the main of the key illustrations and the trailer and Sakurai Takahiro and Mizuki Nana were assigned to them. Toboso said that the aim of the tricky announcement will be understood if you watch the series to the end (Thanks to Shiroth, Source).
Scene after the ED! (Spoilers!!!)
Awesome scene with wonderful music 🙂
That song is so sad T_T
AMV that highlights Alois’ background
Alois shows Lady GaGa his teeth 😛
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