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下記は、本当にあった怖い話です…

k19-hah1皆さん、実はそのラストカットのシーンはそのままではありませんですよ。
私が言いましたのは
『さあ、坊ちゃん、
やっぱり本宅のお屋敷にお戻りましょう。ファンたちは死ぬほどに泣いていますから。
その方達は本当に死んだら、DVDを買う者数は減ってしますね。それは困ります。
次回、第2期決定。「続、黒執事」、
「その執事、空腹
」、
アクマで、執事ですから。』
でしたよ。
EDのボリュームのせいのため皆さんはあれを全部聞き逃しましたそうですね。
あぁ、折角あんなに立派な台詞のに…

k19-hah1ならいいです。全てを忘れ、幸せな夢を。
さあ、坊ちゃん。今度こそほんと…
CIELー「え〜?〜〜〜えぇぇぇぇ?!!!」
(そんなぁぁぁ〜〜〜)

k24-8お前の魂、いただくよ! ゴホン、じゃなくて、
悪魔で、執事ですから。

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… (¬_¬)…
な・・・なんじゃこりゃぁ〜??!!?
ワタクしさまは真面目な感想を書いた?ありえん〜

<< this post contains ***SPOILERS***!!!>>

Sure! They “supposedly” showed Sebastian’s real form, but the most we could see was his shoes! (ToT)
And I was so excitingly expecting to see his real form! (>o<#
Rewind a little bit, the hentai Ash/Angela still showed interest in Sebastian. Sebastian refuses the offer by saying he’s not interested in a woman who fornicates with dogs (@o@!? She and Pluto??! no way!), so Ash/Angela suggests that if he doesn’t want to accept the woman form, then accept him as a man (I’m about to get traumatized again—hey hey! Ciel! cover your ears!).

k24-1Me she or me he?

So, of course, Sebastian doesn’t want neither man or woman, because he prefers kodomo, I mean Ciel.

k24-21No, you hentai fangirls! Unlike what your minds are telling you about this scene, Sebastian is simply telling Ciel to close his eyes and don’t open until he says so, as he’s about to reveal his true form, and is too ‘ugly’ for his master to look at.

So, where was I? Oh yeah, Sebastian’s real form. And of course, as I suspected, his true form is 99% covered by black feathers, and what we can see more are his teeth (yeah, flip through the manga, the mouth+teeth are there) and a pair of stilletos (eyes don’t count, since we see those often). So I wasn’t too thrilled about that.

k24-3Shoe brand: Prada
((why? …because “The Devil Wears Prada” mwhahahaha))

Then Sebastian beats Ash/Angela to a pulpy death, and makes him look like a gigantic dead bird stuck on the Tower Bridge. So now what? He takes Ciel on a boat ride to that place that looks like the very end scene from the OP. And……. New season confirmed!!

Just kidding. That’s just my wishful statement. But the ending leaves us with a “whawt?” so we might as well assume that it is an open ending. Because leaving it like that is like having had a great dinner but the main event dessert is missing.

Agni and Soma “are” in London, doing some charity work, so if there’s a possibility of a new season (or OVA, or extra episodes that come with manga, DVD, etc) that they can start synchronizing with the manga, no? 🙂 Why? Because I say so! they (producers) returned Queen Victoria to her original form (the loving grandmotherly type), and she addresses to the Londoners, so she’s still alive (well, historically, 1901 is when she died, but since it’s anime they can do whatever they like, itsuwari no queen or not). And the commissioner has a new assistant. And they still did not cover what those cult people do to Ciel, what’s up with Tanaka-san, etc etc… see? lots of things not elaborated.

k24-7don’t worry, boys and girls, the 3 are still alive!

Oh, apparently, the 3 baka helps killed Pluto (*sniff) because when Ciel asked Sebastian during the boat ride, Sebastian says if he should collect Pluto’s bones afterwards (*sniff*sniff). Also during the boat ride, Sebastian gives Tanaka-san’s diary for Ciel to read (because the boat ride is very boring(:p)). It appears that Ciel’s dad already knew that his life is in danger because he already knew what the queen planned to do with Phantomhive, but he said he didn’t hate the queen for it (gee, he’s so blindly loyal to the the queen too) because it was just like another era passing, and that Tanaka was not to tell Ciel because he wanted Ciel to continue his loyal service to the queen even after he (Ciel’s dad) gets killed (why?)

k24-4Hmm… and to think Ciel would grow up looking like this (with mom’s sapphire blue eyes instead, and without Atobe’s trademark)…

So, all these revelations without revealing anything just makes it open for a new season. So… I’d say, buy the DVDs! Buy them all! Contribute enough to make them think it’s worth making a new season!

They can start off the new season, picking up from the very last scene of ep.24…. Like ‘just as Sebastian was about to eat Ciel’s soul, he realizes that if he does, then the contract is done and no more cats (hehe) But more importantly, he realizes if he takes Ciel’s soul, there won’t be Ciel anymore …

k24-6what you don’t know won’t hurt you, but in this scene, Sebastian proposes to Ciel and gives him a ring. But since Sebasu’s ring finger along with his entire arm was missing, the whole thing was interrupted…
(if you believe me I’ll tell you another one too)

At the close end of ep.24, Ciel tells Sebastian that after he takes his sould, to feed what’s left of him to the bird. Next Ciel asks him will it hurt, Sebastian answers that he’d be as gentle as possible, but Ciel says no, to make it hurt as much as possible, so that the pain can be carved into the soul… (to which it surprises Sebastian and yet just as he expects of Ciel)… SO, you think Sebastian’s going to give all these up?! No, right? so there will be a new season (this is a typical reaction of a fan who refuses to accept the end of a favorite anime, haha!)
…. PLUS, we can always have Sebastian decide to keep being a butler since he enjoys being Ciel’s slave doing housework so much anyway….’ (whistles and looks away)

PLUS…

k24-5You’ll get to see us more if there’s a new season
(come get your curry bread as a bribe to write the producers!)
よろしくなっ〜

k24-8その執事、変身
There better be a continuation or else!

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I took screencaps of the images in question from a better resolution file, and did a high contrast so that we may see Sebastian’s real form a bit better… but still, not much better.
k24-9Check out the bottom part of the heel, so it’s literally pin-heel, awesome!
I’m sure if I wear those I’ll fall anytime though.

k24-11Even like this, we can only see the red eyes.

k24-101This is a better view definitely. Except, the animators screwed up the position of Sebastian’s other side’s flying hair douga at the bottom (no, it’s not a goatee).  It’s pretty obvious that the top hair (bang?) and the bottom hair action frame is on the same douga, as we can see the unnatural position of the hair on the top part.  Hopefully they’ll fix it for the DVD release.

So yeah, the technical boo-boo affected my conviction about the animators under deadline and stress, but it didn’t affect that of Sebastian’s  (殴)

k24-232To ease the minds of all of you who are wondering.  It is only a technical error by the animation staff; not a goatee or goat beard!  Mismatching a layer or mis-positioning a layer, or other animation production issues happen a lot in anime.  It’s quite common, especially during action scenes, or production staff under  deadline.  And they usually fix it right up for the upcoming DVD release.

So what can we say about Sebastian’s true form? Not as “ugly” as he tells Ciel. And he’s wearing a turtleneck type all black thing, and black stilleto boots thing. And his teeth need cosmetic restoration (if he were human). Other than that, we have no better idea.
But from the little profile views that we can have a glimpse of, I’d say Sebastian’s real form is still pretty kakko ii, don’t you think?  🙂

*NOTE*
“douga” =  動画 = though literally it means ‘moving picture’,  in technical term for anime/animation production, it’s the drawn production layer usually of a moving part in animation.  The moving part can be the entire character, or just the mouth, or just the hair, or just the hand, etc etc. Nowadays because the anime is CG, the douga* are scanned and made necessary changes such as coloring, positioning, etc, right on a computer.  Afterwards, the finished project gets to be used for the actual anime that we see when they go on air.  If there are any mistakes made during the production for air, they will make the correction for the DVD release.  This is usually the case, depending on which anime studio.  So, if you look carefully, you may see differences between what you see from the anime you grabbed from TV and from DVD.  The differences may be very subtle, and sometimes may be very distinct.

That is, according to April 2009 issue of G-Fantasy, the Kuroshitsuji anime post recording report corner.
And this time, it was for the finale (*sniff) episode.
Apparently, the 1st half involves some serious battle between (or should I say, including) Undertaker, William, Grell. And we’ll get to see the usually composed William getting mad (wooo~!). Next, of course Ash/Angela getting in a trance, and then a big surprise for fans:

We’ll get to see Sebastian’s true form!!

(and to Toboso-san and assistant’s surprise, he’s wearing stilleto (pinheel)… @.@ huh?! haha! okkkkay… They said that he appeared in the original manga with that too). Where? you mean I have to visually scan all 6 volumes to fine tune a tiny pic that’s semi-blocked by huge sound effect writings? But beyond this, please don’t tell me Sebasu-chan is like Ash/Angela! I don’t want to be traumatized again A^.^;
For the time being, let me just assume they’re talking about Grell wearing stilleto.

The shoe in question…p-1600-1200-49a85fd7-2061-4769-8f1a-106e00f226d6.jpegfrom G-Fantasy 2009.04 issue

Anyway, and then Ciel (will) say (I guess in a gentle or concerned voice) to the battle damaged Sebastian, “Does it hurt?” (¬_¬) (@.@)
<< actually, after watching ep.24, it turns out that Ciel’s asking Sebastian if it (him taking his soul) would hurt.  To which he answers, a bit, but he’d do it as gentle as possible >>

Also, there will be Soma, Agni, Elizabeth, Paula in the next episode… Does that mean… they have a new season in mind???!!! Am I only day/nightdreaming?

OK! I officially, cannot wait to see the final episode!!!

By the way, ch.31 of the manga is quite… hmm… children getting killed is a bit harsh. But hey! The cultish mystery of what Ciel went through a couple of years ago seems to be coming to light. Let’s hope the manga is not ending either!!!

A minute into the game…

Sebas-chan「(しかしそれは表の顔…クス…)」
CL「ーーー今、こちらを見て笑っただろう」
Sebas-chan「私が?・・・
Sebas-chan「坊ちゃんの緊張感のないゆるみきったお顔を見ていると…」
CL「貴様!」

↑Hehehe! “どS” Sebastian even in game. YAY! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 I hope they put more!
And 相変わらず、フィニーは「バカ、失礼いたしました、うちのダメガードなー」です(according to Sebasu) :) 🙂 🙂

Anyway, I finally opened the box.
Seriously, I bought the collector’s edition. But I really don’t know what for…. Good thing I bought it at a discounted price. Let’s see, the seal ring that I know I won’t wear, the Phantonmhive wax that I won’t be using, and the Phantomhive cell phone screen cleaner strappy that I can’t/won’t be using, and can’t use because my cell phone is an iPhone (no strap hole).
The really really nice letter set that is 勿体ない to use…. The only thing that I might make the use of of is probably the extra manga version cover.
Anyway, game time! Like other DS games based on manga/anime, it’s got plenty of the seiyuus voice, but it’s not enough. It would be so nice if they would include voices to “all” the dialogues—- but then again, it’s a NDS game, not PS2 or 3. ↑↑←←↑combo↓→→↓ Hyaa!!!
I’m talking as if I know so much about games, when, the fact is, this is the first video game of any console that I put my hands on in 2009 A^o^;;;; It’s been so long I took the NDS out that I forgot where the touch pen slot was (-.-) Right, I’m not a game player at all (wait, does iPhone’s game apps count?)
Anyway, lunch time!

(by the way, so Tanaka-san says it’s the 2nd time he went through fire at Phantomhive’s, ….wait… ok, so how come he’s the only one who survived the 1st time fire and all, not to mention the 2nd time too, and, and, and… wait wait wait, and that all he can do is record the incidents, and that’s about to be finished too, and … wait wait wait…. don’t tell me, he’s actually …. a ghost….??? (that everyone can see) O_o? o_O? (謎2)

Anyway….
プップップップップッPuru-puru!!! Noooooooooooh!!!!
Tanaka-san do something! Maybe you’re the only one who can slap (some senses into) Ciel instead!

Well, my “premonition” about Ash and Angela may be correct, but…
don’t drag Puru-Puru down too!! Time like this is necessary to call on Toboso-san to whip up Puru-Puru into the manga, so his life may not be endangered. Nod nod!
My prediction: Despite Sebastian’s “I don’t like dogs”, he’ll make his appearance and “conveniently” saves the puppy… or at least destroys the collar… hmm….

I want to escape this harsh episode-before-the-last by playing the Kuroshitsuji DS game now…

More to come …. (to be continued…)

There, plot summary for eps. 23 is as follows (and this is why Sebastian decided to go back to being Ciel’s butler…in a way) :-p

「その執事、嘔吐」
いろんな意味で… ↓

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kuroshitsuji-23-btif1a little later…
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In case you guys/girls are interested…

2009
3/18 ~ 3/21 Tokyo International Anime Fair at the Big Sight.

At the ANIPLEX booth (K-01), there will be an exhibition of “Kuroshitsuji”.
There is going to be a lifesize standing signboard of the illustration from DVD vol.1 (limited edition), with Ciel’s face taken out, so that you can get a friend to take a picture of your own face posed as Ciel next to Sebastian.
<<info taken from Kuroshitsuji official website>>

Click the link for more information about Tokyo Interenational Anime Fair 2009.

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Personally, I don’t really care for those type of pictures where you pose your own face, nobody in real life can match a manga or anime character artwise (or it would be very scary looking; not to mention that you’re actually decapitating defacing the character that you love and put your own in its place). Now, but if I can steal buy the lifesize (or larger than life) signboard or poster without anyone’s face cut out, that would be nice…
By the way, have you seen these posters last year?

200439388a closer look200439391Big poster is good!
(Question is, where at home do I display it? I already have TeniPri’s Tezuka and Fuji lifesize manga style signboard and they’re being stored away since 2003, so it makes me rethink why in the first place I got them)

Anyway, Anime Fair! That means more toys and junk for me to buy, yay! (whack self)

P.S. The pix above are borrowed from the official Kuroshitsuji’s Staff Blog. The pix are dated 2008.10.

お・女・王・さまダッコkuroshitsuji222What’d I tell you, Ash = Angela >:-)

Alright, only 2 more episodes till the finale (unless the anime producers pities us fans and give us an extra 2 or so). And so now that we know what’s going on, despite how the manga is going on, I just hope the anime producers are nice enough to leave an open end so that it leaves them more room in the future should they obtain budget for more Kuroshitsuji animated :p
Sure, kill off Angela/Ash, return the queen to her original form, like other anime that kill off the characters not in the manga… WAIT! that would mean Puru-Puru would…. <GASP!> Ok, then leave Puru-Puru be, just destroy that collar that he’s wearing and we’ll all be happy. (Can you tell my real opinion on how the anime’s going to end? heheh I am アクマでマンガ派ですから) If the design for Angela/Ash is too precious to be killed off then have a higher rank angel take A/A into custody like William did to Grell, so the production can use them again as situation conveniently calls for them.

Anyway, this episode can be summarized as the following:
“Oh Sebastian, Sebastian! wherefore art thou Sebastian? …I’m hungry and the cat hates me.”
てへっ〜 😀
Ok ok, since I’m sensing 殺気 from certain vistors, and at the same time I don’t want to spoil until more people have watched this episode, just let me make a little statement that the title for this episode also suggests…… Whawt?!!! Sebastian is cancelling the contract with Ciel???!! O_o えぇぇぇぇぇ〜〜〜ん????!!!「全てを忘れ、幸せな夢を」+あの優しそうなスマイルってなんですかぁ?!!!そしてそして、あの黒猫ってなんでしょうかぁ?!!(謎↓)

kuroshitsuji22-21その執事、辞職
(ノォォォォ〜〜〜!!!)

……
Alright, now back to my aimless and nothing to do with the episode rant….
I have a hunch Grell will make his appearance in the manga soon, since William was complaining about lack of staff. And hopefully Toboso-san will draw up more and more significant shinigami with eyeglasses (hey! the image of men in black pops up! though Toboso-san might come up with a lady shinigami as well)… And since, as usual, I went off course again from the anime review, let me save my fingers and rest and see you again next week for semi-感想 for ep.23, unless other interesting things come up before. Cheerios!