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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.

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