Yana and editor K’s tweets about the Circus arc, Musical (2017) and GFantasy

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English translation:

Yana: 8 years have passed since I wrote the Circus arc. I’ve just remembered that while drawing it, I tried to elaborate on the theme “there are certain things that don’t turn out well no matter how hard you try” (which is actually an improper theme for the entertainment industry) as well as the theme of “the seemingly reversed right and wrong”. Even though Sebastian [a demon] is the main character of this series, all arcs of Kuroshitsuji are supposed to be a paean to human beings.


Yana: The Circus crew were mercilessly eliminated by the servants. You might feel sorry for them but actually, they came to kidnap [a child]. Be it the manga, anime or the musical, I received the feedback that people rather empathised with the Circus crew and thus felt distressed [by their fate]. I guess Sebastian and Ciel really must have looked like the bad guys. Though, actually, they’ve never really been good-hearted to begin with… (lol)

Editor K: That scene in the musical [version of the Circus Arc] where Sebastian and Ciel laugh at Joker who has just threatened them [to kill anyone at the manor]… They had such “bad guys” vibes, I was really surprised!

Yana: Oh that scene! I’m so thankful to Mr. Furukawa [*Sebastian’s actor] and Mr. Uchikawa [*Ciel’s actor]. They looked very evil indeed (lol) I mean this as a genuine compliment, of course! In that moment Sebastian and Ciel were actually the heroes who punished the serial child kidnapper… …at least in that very moment…

Editor K: It was shocking to see how an adult and an actual child were laughing in the same evil way.


Yana: The Circus arc is an arc where even I as the author can’t judge who was right and who was bad. Back when it was serialized in the GFantasy magazine, anime season 1 was airing in full swing. I’m really grateful to Square Enix for greenlighting this story *under such circumstances. [*Note: Since the atmosphere in the Circus arc was much darker than in the anime, it could have led to confusion for the new audience who got into this series through the anime.]

Editor K: They immediately reject the slightest depiction of underwear, but on the other hand, give full approval to a dark plot like that in the Circus Arc. The GFantasy [editorial department] is such an interesting place, isn’t it?

Yana: Come to speak of it, the drawers and corsets which I always draw so enthusiastically have never been rejected either. GFantasy really is a nice place.

Editor K: Indeed!!


Yana: Sebastian might be amused by the human beings who fight to protect their own world, and laughing at them from a demon’s point of view in the current musical version of the Circus arc. However, in the animated movie of the Luxury Liner arc, which will be released in January next year, he’ll find himself rolling over the floor and vomiting blood due to his self-imposed challenge to maintain the aesthetic [of a butler], so please look forward to it, too. *advertises bluntly*


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♡Proofread by lovely @minacchin

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What's with the wait?

Book of Atlantic (Kuroshitsuji) will not be coming out today, or in this coming week. They have to translate it and put the subtitles (which they’re slacking off about) and kissanime is waiting until it’s released on Blue Ray. So at max we are waiting six months and least is three months. I know we were all hyped up, but it’s true.

A thought about Frances and the bangs. Long (image-heavy) post ahead.

I’ve seen jokes that the reason Frances is so adamant that Ciel and Sebastian pull their hair back is because of Undertaker.

TL;DR………………….Don’t mess with Frances or her comb. Soon it will rule the world of manga characters with bangs.

But here’s a serious thought.

Ciel looks just like his father.

Sebastian bears an uncanny resemblance Vincent too.

The resemblance is so uncanny that it’s even referenced (albeit indirectly) in the musicals. 

It’s entirely possible that Frances isn’t entirely against men with long bangs–she’s just against these two with long bangs. Why?

Because (whether she realizes it or not) they remind her of her brother and his horrifying death.