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Aren’t I Beautiful?

Posted in anime, figures, Kuroshitsuji, personal, preview, shota, Square Enix with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2010 by ampzr

Well I didn’t mean to be gone for as long as I have been. Not that it really matters, but I’ve been ill and we’ve been trying to figure out what the hell is wrong. I get to go to a specialist next week. Oh goodie! For now though I should be fine and able to keep posting! So lets get to something awesome…

This beautiful figure is available for pre-order! I ordered mine over at AmiAmi for ¥7,420. At the time of writing this about $85. Don’t forget that price is without shipping. It’ll be more if you decide to get him.  Here’s a link directly to the figure…Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) Static Arts Ciel Komadori Complete Figure[Square Enix]

Here are some more pictures. I just think the sculpting, painting, and design look great! Plus it’s Ciel in a dress. What’s not to love?

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Kuroshitsuji Ep. 3: Really You Don’t Know Me?

Posted in anime, I like hot dudes, Kuroshitsuji, review with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2010 by ampzr

So there has been some debate as to what is happening in the new season of Kuroshitsuji. Many people believe that it’s a rewind to somehow fit Alois into the plot of the first season. Personally I didn’t like that idea and if it were true I thought it would be a cop-out. You already had your chance at the first season you don’t get to go back and rewrite it. However after watching the third episode I believe I can safely say we’re not back in the first season. Something odd is happening that’s for sure but we’re not in the first season.

In episode three we run into Grell again. He’s up to his usual antics of trying to profess his love to Sebby while fighting with him at the same time.

He is really one of the most important pieces of this episode though. When Ciel sees him he appears to have a sort of flash back to Madame Red from season one but at the same time he doesn’t recognize Grell. Grell on the other hand knows both Sebastian and Ciel. He looks a little perplexed as to why Ciel doesn’t know him but doesn’t say anything probably because he doesn’t really care about Ciel just his Sebby.

Otherwise the episode is about a woman who was forced into an arranged marriage going on a murder spree. Her husband apparently didn’t love her enough and the fact that she became ugly is his fault. We find out someone told her to do all of this because she would meet beautiful men that would love her. Also instead of the Queen just having her Loyal Dog, Ciel. She has a “Spider” that works for her too.

Anybody else notice that Trancy sounds like tranchula when Sebastian says it this episode?

Back to the idea of where the hell this season takes place in time. I didn’t think it could be season one due to the flower ring that Elizabeth made at the end of season one showing up in episode two.

Episode three was another great episode and I am loving the mystery that’s surrounding this season. Here is a blip about the manga artist, Toboso Yana,  regarding season two…

“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 intentionally 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 intention 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.”

So what do you guys think? Has Sebastian maybe somehow brought us back in time? Have we continued on from the end of season two except a lot of Ciel’s memories have been replaced? Some other theory? I’d be happy to hear your thoughts!

Kuroshitsuji II: Watch it Now or Fail

Posted in anime, I like hot dudes, review with tags , , , , , , on July 10, 2010 by ampzr

This will probably be the hardest anime first episode to talk about this summer season because it was so incredibly awesome and I have to try and not give everything away. Before I get into it though I will say I’m a bad person and just finished Kuroshitsuji yesterday. I was on episode 16 forever and since the new season started I buckled down and finished it along with the OVA. I think it helped though because the show was still fresh for me so I felt this first episode even more.

Alois Goal: to be even more shotaesque than Ciel so you love him more. Shorter shorts. Knee highs. Bows on his boots.

For those who don’t know the first episode of season 2 starts out with a new kid, Alois Trancy, and his butler, Claude Faustus. Though many people seem to hate Alois and say he’s too bratty. I see a crazy as all hell kid whose past experiences affected him differently than the way Ciel was able to deal with his. (I was also probably not as bothered by the pair starting the episode because of what I’d already read about the episode. More on that soon.) One of the first scenes we see with Alois is him getting out of a bed naked with bruises. Oh yeah there’s an older man naked in the bed too. I think I’d be pretty crazy if something like that was happening to me on a regular basis. Of course from that one scene I can’t say for sure it is but that’s pretty good motivation for someone to make a contract with a demon right? Through out our time with Alois and Claude we see how horrible/crazy Alois is. He does the so called “bratty” things like unbuttoning the shit that Claude just buttoned for him and purposely spilling a glass of wine. Oh but the craziness is there in the extreme. After Claude dresses him he decides to have a high pitched crazy laugh fest while rolling around on his bed for no reason. Oh yeah and stabs his maid’s eye out with his fingers because she looked him in the eye. He also goes quite quickly from I’m a laughing little brat to I’m pissed off and crazy. One of the many examples is when he’s delighted about the changes Claude has made to the dinning room and suddenly his facial expression changes and he’s calling his upcoming dinner guests bastards. Claude on he other hand doesn’t seem to have that much personality like many people are saying but he also doesn’t get much screen time. He does preform awesome butler feats like any good demon butler should and they are very entertaining.

Now I’ll tell you why I can like these characters. Though I didn’t mind knowing you may not want to read further ahead if you want this to be a surprise. I’m not going to spoil the whole episode but I will talk about one of it’s most awesome factors…

Hopefully you’re not reading this if you don’t want to know. Plus I had to right something before I said…Sebastian shows up! That’s right our favorite demon butler shows up and has a mini butler showdown with Claude. Of course he manages to call Alois a brat and is overall his awesome self. That’s not even everything that makes this episode great.

If your a fan of Kuroshitsuji then this first episode should hook you right back in. I’m looking forward to episode 2!