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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Kuroshitsuji Challenge 13: Do you like Pluto?
Does the fact that I have no relevant pictures to answer this question with imply anything? Haha. Actually, I don’t dislike Pluto but because he is such an irrelevant character to the series (or, rather, the anime) I don’t have a strong opinion of him regardless. To like or dislike him is essentially to like or dislike the protagonist’s goldfish.
The only difference would be that the goldfish is magical and often naked and eventually has to die at the hands of my servants.
I like his hair, though. Does that account for anything at all?
Kuroshitsuji Challenge: 8. Saddest scene from Season 1.
“I wanted nothing more than to be a superb butler, but I have failed you.”
“No. This flower does not define us,”
The whole ending scene of episode 24, the season finale, was simply heart-wrenching. It actually conveyed a great deal of sorrow and melancholy, and I found myself begging for Ciel to live. This end, that seemed so saddening for both Sebastian and Ciel, definitely made me want to cry! When Sebastian tried to put that blue flower around his master’s hand, despite having lost his arm, the entirety of it all was just ridden with despair. Knowing Ciel’s life was coming to its eminent end, these last scenes were both beautiful and terribly trajic!
Kuroshitsuji Challenge: 6. Favorite Ending
Lacrimosa by Kalafina, the second ending of the first season, is my favorite ending. I find that Kalafina is a group that sings stirring, heart-wrenching songs. Their image, their melodies, their immense vocal talent and their lyrics are very bittersweet and dark, but they all have a sort of beauty to them. I absolutely love Kalafina and Lacrimosa is one of my very favorites of their songs.
Kuroshitsuji Challenge 5: Your Favorite Opening
My favorite opening had to be that of the second season, hands down. The song, Shiver by The Gazette, is very beautiful and well-sung, plus the lyrics are fitting and very poetic. Lastly, the animation is amazing! I simply love the manner in which the portrayed the characters and the sequences with the rose petals was to die for. Very well done, in my opinion, and the best opening in either of the two seasons!
Kuroshitsuji Challenge: 4. Character you are most like
To be perfectly honest, I think I’m most like Soma. It’s not something that makes me very proud, haha! It’s simply because Soma is very optimistic and vibrant. He’s spoiled and selfish, but it’s his loving and friendly nature is something I connect with. Beneath all the silliness and trifles, Soma is eager to treat others with kindness, puts his friendships with Ciel and Agni above all else, which is something I feel I can see in myself. On a more negative note, Soma is rather irresponsible and very air-headed which is something I (sadly) can’t say I’m exempt of being.
Kuroshitsuji Challenge: 3. Your favorite pairing
It was hard finding a picture with all four of these characters, but here they are: Ran Mao, Lau, Ciel and Sebastian. I find Ran Mao and Lau very cute, though they’re both very enigmatic and their characters are not very delved into just yet. I would love to know how their bond formed and why Ran Mao is so clingy on Lau, or why he is so affectionate towards her.
Regarding Sebastian and Ciel, like I said before, I love their dynamic bond. The sarcasm, the cynic comments but the more gentle moments, too. It’s very interesting to take note of. Though, I don’t promote Shota at all, I like their bond (and by this, I say so on a platonic note, as two individuals who make up a pair of individuals, get me?)
Kuroshitsuji 20 Day Challenge: 2. Your least favorite character
While Alois Trancy was very much up there, I found that I actually do have a good deal of sympathy for him and I understand his neurotic behavior and deluded mind stemmed from the abuse and trauma he experience. Elizabeth on the other hand- I simply dislike her. It’s not that she’s crude or evil, like Alois (which is why I dislike him to a degree), but she’s just so irritating. So excessively loud and imposing. I simply don’t like her selfish, out of line behavior- I consider her spoiled and a tad obnoxious, even if she is just thirteen years old. What bugs me most is her being paired with Ciel. If she was more head-strong, more independent and cool, like her mother, then I would have no distaste for her. But her behavior is so co-dependant I can’t very much respect it. I like female characters who are strong and don’t rely on being the damsel in distress, who are intellectually skilled or have strong conduct. Elizabeth doesn’t have any of these traits, to me, which is why I can’t appreciate her character.
Gotta admit, though, this picture of her and Ciel is very cute. Elizabeth, speaking strictly in terms of aesthetics, has her cute moments.
Kuroshitsuji 20 Day Challenge: 1. Your Favorite Character(s)
I simply can’t chose between Sebastian and Ciel, both are such dynamic, eye-catching characters. I’ve noticed I love novels that center around anti-heros (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein) and that seems to reflect here, too. I love how strong-willed and driven Ciel is to attain his revenge, his refusal to be weak and his insistancy to take control of his life by all means despite being so young catches my eye. Not to mention he’s adorable and has cute little flustered moments.
Sebastian is just irresistibly charismatic, despite how malicious he can be. I love his charming smiles and sarcastic behavior- Ooh, and he’s adorable fixation with cats! His entire enigmatic and dark personality makes him so very interesting, and his unceasing devotion to Ciel is fascinating- he can taunt him to shreds or protect him until the very end, and one can’t help but wonder if it’s a bit more of a friendship or intimacy than someone preparing their next meal. :)
Just finished watching the Kuroshitsuji dub on Netflix. Tons of fun, but I have to admit the anime does upset me. Even though it was made by the wonderful team that made the first adaption of Full Metal Alchemist and the animation was beautiful and extremely well-done, once the storyline deviated from Yana Toboso’s manga, I started frowning despite myself. Ash, Angela, and then season two, which was purely it’s own story in itself.
Though, I admit, Alois was an interesting little case. The parallel between Sebastian and Ciel in comparion to Claude and Alois was interesting- you really see this accentuated difference between the two children who suffered a similar past and were both extremely abused and mistreated. I appreciated that, actually. Alois was sometimes annoying and super promiscuous (thus the short-shorts and thigh highs?), but was secretly extremely sadistic and dependent on Claude, who showed little to no affection for the boy. He just kinda let him do his thing and behaved like a transparent tool to tickle his fancy until he grew bored. In comparison, Ciel is cold and driven by revenge, but internally is fragile and painfully aware of his flaws and, sometimes, caring to the few people who are not killed off from his side. Sebastian in turn serves him faithfully and with a mock-smile, always making light of him but oddly enough sometimes showing sincere concern and protection for his master.
I guess I like this picture alot to sum up the second season for me- Alois is dancing to his little salsa ways, Claude is stiff but consenting. Sebastian and Ciel, instead; Ciel is falling off the very edge and looks distraught, but Sebastian is holding on to him and with that smile, you can’t help but wonder if he’ll pull him up in the nick of time or let him fall away a bit, for the sake of letting him propel into despair. Hurm.
Ah, Yana Toboso, you’re artistic talent astounds me~
I have so many OVAs I want to watch of Kuroshitsuji, but they’re practically impossible to find online! -sob- Sebastian withdrawal affects, they’re a terrible thing. Anyways, since I mentioned that Code Geass was my love sophomore year, I’ll go on to say Bleach was my focus Junior year and now Kuroshitsuji is the object of my obsession now that I’m a senior. It seems I don’t watch that much anime or read that much manga, but when I do I get quite hooked lol