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(that’s on the same disk with the 5th Volume of Kuroshitusji II DVD)

… Some words of caution for the ultra die-hard to the core fans of Kuroshitsuji:  Watch at your own risk.

Why?  Because all of the characters (K1 and K2) that you have come to love and hate are all BUTCHERED!!!
And the oh-so-anticipated MOVIE (not) trailer preview won’t help either!!
Now, that being said, would that stop you from watching?  Pffff!  OF COURSE NOT! 😀
I’ll see if I can take some screen shots from my DVD, if I can figure it out.  For some reason OSX’s screen capture won’t let us take caps from DVD :/

Let’s just say, as I watched the OVA, I:  (1) dropped my jaw, and (2) fell off my seat, and (3) cried.  (ok, not really all that.  I laughed).  Anyway, I think when you guys watch it, it may relieve you of the hatred that you have felt towards certain characters, so it turns out it could serve as a psycho therapy for some of you guys :p

This time, Ciel in drag.  I mean, Ciel in disguise, undercover to catch a serial killer… (see K1)
…  Ok, I have Sebastian, and the top-hat (sort of) Ciel; now, do I want to shell out 7400 – 9975 yen for this one too?  (note, I’d buy Grell’s and William’s in a instant; wait, even better, if Sebastian is included in a position with Ciel a la ohimesama-dakko mode, I’d buy right away!)

Ciel considers it as a disgrace to the House of Phantomhive, and would carry this “secret” to the grave
(grave… if he’d have any, thanks to Sebastian)

Pictures first:

Cute, …so very cute!  Now, go grab them credit cards and start ordering.


Four years of super fun gone poof!  T_T
I’m so bummed out.  Why can’t they continue with Gintama fillers (like those you know which anime that fill the audience with loooooooooooog fillers when they’re too caught up with the manga).  That aside,  the producers and staff of Gintama are a talented gang, they could, COULD, get away with virtually anything with fillers, or they could run Ginpachi Sensei as fillers too (I mean, they used Ginpachi for ED’s, so why not), or or or..  whine whine rant rant, …ok.  I hope they will continue, someday, preferably soon.  The long running anime and manga are too popular for them to stop.  Come on sponsors, what are you trying to pull?  (as it turned out, Warner Brothers pulled it, the movie that is, tsk tsk)
Oh!  and TV TOKYO announced that they will have special selection re-runs on Mondays beginning April 5th @ 6PM.
And that the re-runs are「ただの再放送な訳がない!?」…  (O_o)  Ok, I don’t want to speculate! This fragile fan heart of mine had been (delightfully) betrayed several times ;-p  …  By the way, anybody noticed that the OP for ep. 201 is so rushed (scenes) and song cut short, with no sponsor announcement too?  Haha, ignore small sponsors, the staff look up to the almighty WB hahaha)
(Look, the only reason I haven’t died that Gintama anime ended is because Gintama manga is still running on a weekly basis.)

On a happier note, I can’t wait to see the upcoming Gintama movie!  Hey, Gin-chan is on the cover of “T” (Toho Cinema magazine), same pose as Tamaki Hiroshi (Gin-chan, a manga/anime character as popular as real life famous actor Tamaki?!),  haha!

Check out Warner Brothers Japan official Gintama Movie site for more details.  While you’re there, check out Tokyo Drift, they even have a racing car with Gintama movie promo on it.

So, how much did they spend on the making the movie?  They got Warner Brothers’s money, and look at all the promotions and promo goods, and later DVDs and hopefully BDs (that fans, me included, will be buying just cuz they’re there waiting to be bought)…  So, more money made, enough for more anime Gintama later then?  (hehe, wishful deduction)

**to be continued**

buy it!  XD

… excuse me while I go wipe my drools off….

[2010.02.17] ok, back.  Yes, do go buy the magazine!  It comes with a back to back pinup double poster of Sebastian/Ciel, and Claude/Alois.  …. ok, back to drools, oh wait, I haven’t got anymore left]

Alois & Seb Claude  d^.^
(sorry for the photo of the still-attached-to-the-magazine poster;
the other side of the poster is that of the mag cover)

Gin-chan figI want!!! @_@ <drool x 102… the sweets are not included so drool x 100>
(yeah and so I placed the pre-order for this awesome Gin-chan figure aru)

It’s a whopping 245 mm, costs 6024 yen, and free shipping @ Amazom Japan aru. Amiami is 5024 yen but you have to pay 500 yen for shipping so it’s same aru. Food? What food? You don’t need food aru.
I’ll add more pix later aru…

P.S. yeah, aru! You’re lucky I haven’t started adding necromancer or kimi unk*…)

More pix here…
FIG-IPN-0510_04Detailed right down to the dead fish eyes.  Pretty cool, eh?  😀

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…


↑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!

In case you guys/girls are interested…

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.

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.

TVアニメーション黒執事 Black Record (HMV)
TVアニメーション黒執事 Black Record (Amazon)
ISBN 4757525354
Release date: 2009.03.27
1890 yen
This one is the animation version of Kuroshitsuji, including interviews with staff etc, and of course lots and lots of illustrations too.


黒執事アンソロジー 虹執事 (HMV)
黒執事アンソロジー 虹執事 (Amazon)
ISBN 4757525303
Release date: 2009.03.27
650 yen
This one is an official collection of manga style anthology as drawn by famous creators with their original styles. Judging from the title and sub-title, I’m sure it’s full of gags! 🙂 It’s also released by Square Enix.

I just placed my preorders with another bookstore, since my favorite Amazon store seems not to be selling neither books. I’ll update with images of the books later if I can find them somewhere…
(Update 2009.03.16: Amazon started selling those books. Links added)
(Update 2009.03.22: books’ images up)

Release date: 2009.03.04
1576 yen (Amazon discount: 1338 yen)
This one comes with pic of dead Ciel (sorry, but he looks like he is dead, I mean, he’s lying on a bed of white roses, inside a boat… ok fine, we’ll just say, he’s sleeping peacefully…) This scan is from our friend. I bought the CDS that doesn’t have DVD but comes with wide foldout of Sebastian (rowing the boat as we see in the ED2 -see below)

Lacrimosa [Single] [Maxi]
Release date: 2009.03.04
1223 yen
This one doesn’t include the DVD (music video), but comes with a foldout of Sebastian. The image is that of Sebastian rowing the boat with white rose petals floating as seen in ED2. I’ll scan mine later if I can’t find a better image elsewhere :p (I don’t like scanning :p
Below is what I could scrape off from Kalafina‘s official website A^.^; and that’s the tiny size they give us. So stingy!

August 2020