Kuroshitsuji Chapter 62 Review As expected, this was indeed a flashback chapter- and it was brilliant. The amount of characterization we see was phenomenal. We’ve been given a few small answers about Ciel’s past, but more importantly we take a very interesting look into Sebastian’s mind. We’re reminded that, in a nutshell, Sebastian is a demon and has a diabolical nature. I have to admit I was completely shocked by how menacing Sebastian was when he treated Ciel so roughly in the bath- (hough, I admit, I would’ve been angry too at his behavior!) in essence, Sebastian’s comments and overall demeanor in this chapter makes his somewhat frightening, but we see that he is quite obviously flawed. As if in response to all of the fans who said Sebastian is ‘too perfect,’ Toboso shows us that he did not become a Phantomhive butler overnight at all.
I found the milk and honey motif very cute, by the way. It’s nice to see this childish remnants of Ciel and that scene tied into a previous mention nicely- if you recall when Madame Red was murdered, Sebastian stroked Ciel’s cheek and promised him a cup of milk with honey once they returned home. Not only do I applaud Toboso for clearly having depth behind even the smallest of things, I admit that it makes that moment a good deal sweeter. Now, I suspect Yana will either continue with another flashback, leading to a change in perspective on Sebastian’s part, or a glimpse back into what Ciel is dealing with- and I admit, I’d personally love it if we could get a glimpse into both minds. Being able to hear what Ciel is thinking as Undertaker attacked Sebastian would be priceless, no doubt. In essence, a wonderful chapter this week that has left me completely in need of a follow-up! Please do hurry up and become November! <3
Kuroshitsuji Chapter 62 Review
As expected, this was indeed a flashback chapter- and it was brilliant. The amount of characterization we see was phenomenal. We’ve been given a few small answers about Ciel’s past, but more importantly we take a very interesting look into Sebastian’s mind. We’re reminded that, in a nutshell, Sebastian is a demon and has a diabolical nature. I have to admit I was completely shocked by how menacing Sebastian was when he treated Ciel so roughly in the bath- (hough, I admit, I would’ve been angry too at his behavior!) in essence, Sebastian’s comments and overall demeanor in this chapter makes his somewhat frightening, but we see that he is quite obviously flawed. As if in response to all of the fans who said Sebastian is ‘too perfect,’ Toboso shows us that he did not become a Phantomhive butler overnight at all.
Now, what made this chapter shine for me was all the subtleties about it. I was shocked by the stark difference between their relationship then and now, whereas each instant of physical contact, every side comment or shared
often sinsiter! smile between the two, more so the moments where Ciel has clung onto Sebastian, have a whole different sort of depth. As some have already noticed, this chapter does mention that milk and honey was a sort of comfort food of Ciel’s, which makes the notion of Sebastian offering it after Madame Red’s death a touch kinder.
Inspired by Lady Antebellum’s Just A Kiss
The song was probably not at all appropriate for this pairing, but who cares lets all pretend they’re in passionate love with each other okay?
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Are you serious? A Kuroshitsuji/Card Captor Sakura cross-over drawing? Yana Toboso, you know just what to do to make me love you more and more with each drawing you make, don’t you? (I am assuming she drew this, despite it not being her style, since she posted it on her blog. This may be the work of someone else, as I cannot read what was written on her blog.
Ciel as….Sakura. This is too much. I suppose Sebastian is Kero, now, hmm?
He's calling me in the mist of sadness and anger, confusion and despair. The cursed words are spat out. Summoning me.
Chapter 61 has been released today. Honestly, I found that the chapter went by extremely quickly- despite being almost thirty pages long, I suppose the pacing that Yana Toboso used was well done, since it was supposed to be a fast-paced battle up until the very end, where there is a sudden break. In essence, I predicted before that Undertaker would use Ciel to his advantage and that he did. While some have mixed feelings on why Sebastian was willing to turn his back on his enemies and get impaled for the sake of catching Ciel (i.e. was it sincere care and concern or instinct to save his next meal?), the pacing and artistic license Toboso used to depict their hands reaching out for one another was very well done and seems to have gotten to all of us. It’s interesting to note, as well, that Sebastian’s cinematic record is specifically placed upon the moment that he met Ciel. On a side note, I loved Ronald and Grelle in this chapter, proving that their definitely a dynamic pair. The idea that all shinigami are near-sighted was interesting and Undertaker using this to his advantage was brilliant!
I’m certain that the next chapter (a month away -sob-) will focus specifically on Sebastian’s perspective on Ciel. I strongly think this will be Yana’s chance to answer a few wandering questions or at least really reveal what’s going on in Sebastian’s mind. If she doesn’t choose to take that road, though, or even if we have another chapter before this happens, I find myself expecting Ciel to be grabbed by Undertaker. An interesting notion would be if, while Sebastian’s record is playing, Ciel is put in danger and will essentially be put in a race against the clock as Sebastian recovers and Undertaker attempts to kill him. In which case, I could see Sebastian making it through at the very last moment- regardless, this was indefinitely an interesting chapter, though not as much as the chapter prior. I can’t say, though, that it hasn’t left me in suspense- I’m certain October 18 will seem like an eternity away at this rate!
I know I bombard you all with my fandoms and maybe it get’s tedious for all of you who aren’t interested in anime. So that you all may know, for curiosity’s sake or so you can know what to expect, here’s the anime and manga that I have watched! (The ones in bold are the ones I currently enjoy the very most~)
Alois: Why do you struggle, Ciel? Why can’t you be satisfied? Aren’t you happy? Even Claude is rushing around to save you.
Alois may have been a demented, sadistic and promiscuous boy, but the OVA and a few sad moments like this really proves that, in reality, he’s just a battered and bruised child. Clinging onto someone, desperately, despite knowing they only want you for your soul. Relying on them totally, for all the love and support you never had, though they don’t supply you with it, and then to watch them, that last string of hope, being whisked away by someone who’s suffered your same fate but is everything you’re not- To me, he truly was a victim, to the end. His acts were inexcusable, but his pain was substantial.
Yup. I’m probably the only nerd out there that psycho-analyzes fictional characters, much less ones from anime or manga.