Posted by psgels on 29 July 2010 with categories: Kuroshitsuji II



Now this is more like it. I was really beginning to get tired of these half-assed build-up episodes, and this episode was a huge improvement as it returned back to the main story of this sequel. Finally, we get to see Alois return. The thing with Alois is that he may not be developed yet, but he’s such an enigmatic character. He’s so unashamedly full of himself here, and his presence is for me just enough to keep watching this series.

On top of that, though, the mystery is finally getting interesting. The previous three episodes were deliberately kept so seemingly out of continuity, and this episode finally gave a bunch of hints about what happened. Sebastian explained it as “amnesia”, and apparently he asked some of Ciel’s friends to keep this a secret, and pretend nothing happened.

So, for some really strange reason here… Sebastian actually revived Ciel, along with those three servants (who also died at the end of the first season, right? At this point, I really fail to see the point of a demon who makes a contract with some human, just to be able to eat his soul… only to revive him again. I hope that the eventual reason behind this is going to be more than just a McGuffin. With these kinds of things, you can just define a bunch of magic rules that explain everything. The question is going to be how well these fit, but we’ll see.

I’m mostly curious to see where Alois fits in all of this: what was Sebastian doing in his mansion, and why that somehow ended up bringing Ciel back. Claude especially seems like more than just another butler who is harvesting souls. I also hope that this episode marks the end of the stupid adventures of the previous three episodes. I can see why they’re necessary to build up and all, but that’s no excuse for their poor execution.

Oh, the servants however… they were as annoying as ever. This episode also introduced a bunch of Indians (who have their own theme music, apparently), and they too are obnoxious. I really don’t want to know how often they appeared in the first season…
Rating: * (Good)

5 Responses

  1. reyan16 says:

    well the whole thing with ciel dying in the first season was something kind of like a filler. The whole second half of the previous season never happened in the manga, so I’m kinda wondering what their doing with the story now.

  2. Vera says:

    The Indians (prince Souma and his “butler” Agni) are actually characters from the first season. They befriended Ciel and Sebastian and the latter two helped them solved some mystery. Agni is actually the only human who can fight on par with Sebastian.

    But this all seems intriguing. I have to admit, that the amnesia part sounds kind of odd… but being a Kuroshitsuji fan, I’ll accept anything to see those two again :P

  3. lalarhs says:

    Sebastian and Ciel made a contract where Ciel will give Sebastian his soul AFTER Ciel completes his revenge. Everyone assumes that his revenge has been completed last season but it should be obvious that it actually hasn’t. Most likely the Trancys have something to do with Ciel’s tragedy. That should explain why Sebastian revived him. Also, I assume that Ciel died before Sebastian could eat his soul anyway.

  4. Walaoa says:

    Sebastian did not revive the three servant , they are alive and it have been stated in season. Ciel is the only one that sebastian revived .

  5. Turtle says:

    Some of this is really incorrect and as a rabid fangirl is drving me insane. As mentioned, the three servants never died, and Prince Soma nd Agni were introduced in one of the teen [thirteen, fifteen, etc, not sure which one] episode in season 1.

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  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:16 AM)
    Princess mononoke was another thing that got me into medium also and it was the first anime I rented.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:14 AM)
    Dont know what those are lol. But as an outsider popular things are sometimes popular for a reason. Like ghibli movies
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:12 AM)
    Titan and the big three shounens, Gankutsuou also, most of Nisio Ishins and Urobuchi’s output also.
    I’m not even trolling.
    I’ve never been someone who flocked to popular things.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:11 AM)
    Still dont get the appeal of the whole waifu thing with asuka. Shes annoying, not in the cute tsundere sense
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:10 AM)
    I still enjoy evangelion. I think i like it better than rebuild but i have to admit im looking forward to the final movie that should be coming out next year
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:09 AM)
    Evangelion is up there with series like bebop, higurashi, shana, fate, eureka 7, darker than black, full metal panic, Madoka, phantom, most gundam, sword art, mahouka, hunter x hunter of beloved things that with the exception of bebop I find awful.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:04 AM)
    Its true getting older will make you more critical, harder to please. Sometimes you look back on a show you like too and most of them don’t hold up or you realize that you didn’t enjoy as much as you thought you did or you dropped a load of shows that appealed to most people but you hated, at others you look at the LN trash and find its not for you.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:03 AM)
    How do you feel about rebuild evangelion? I feel like animations were good but story makes zero sense now as compared to the original. But then again the last two episodes of the original was weird eff.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 06:01 AM)
    Oh roujin Z was another gateway in 2000 for me , I was there when Eva first aired in the west also, blood the last vampire , X, the streetfighter II movie, appleseed and the black jack movie, all part of my 11 year old childhood.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 05:58 AM)
    Dragonball is an anime i cant watch seriously without dubs. Goku sounds like his balls havent dropped in the original Japanese version.

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