Yana’s comment on ch130
Yesterday, Yana finally broke the silence and commented on the latest chapter. She also put an end to the “But what is our Ciel’s true name? How are we supposed to call him from now on!!???” problem:
Kuroshitsuji Ch130. Back when Snake joined the Phantomhives as a servant I considered him calling Ciel “Smile” just as a continuation of his habit [and didn’t think much about it], but I have the feeling that in this month’s chapter that habit turned out quite meaningful. You can’t really calculate everything when drawing a manga (I wish I could), so it makes me happy when sometimes things that I hadn’t really calculated later prove to fit in with the story well. Smile is [and will always be] Smile. - Toboso.
[**I think this tweet needs a little bit of an explanation (it took me some time to understand what she meant too haha xD):
So Yana is basically saying she never really put much thought into Snake’s habit of calling Ciel “Smile”, but in the latest chapter where our Ciel was confronted with a huge identity crisis and everyone was like “Who is this boy?? If he’s not “Ciel”, then how are we supposed to call him??”, Snake just kept calling him “Smile” as usual and
this unexpectedly turned out quite “meaningful” in this specific situation.]
So yeah, to everyone who is still indecisive as to how to call our Ciel from now on, just call him “Smile” because no matter what his true name is, for Snake he is and will always be “Smile” :)
I think this panel needs more appreciation, because it’s one of the very rare occasions where Snake spoke on his own without “… says Goethe/Wordsworth/Emily/etc”.