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damn u vincent

Is it just me or chapter 131 literally gives off the vibe that Vincent doesn’t care as much for OC than he does for RC and shows obvious favoritism. I know RC will inherit his position but c'mon, OC’s still his kid. Heck even Tanaka’s a much better guardian for the kid than him.

And this:

“You will be of assistance to him in my stead…” What about your other son? You know, the one hiding behind the curtain in front of you. Vincent didn’t even call for OC to come and join them. :c

Then…

I was hoping that Vincent would at least say something in oc’s stead like how he did for rc (”He’s frightened because you always look angry”) but nah, he smiled and just waved it off, disregarding oc’s future being the second son (who cares about him when you have a healthier, cheekier, more confident elder son)

*sigh* I’m just rambling, but seriously I dislike Vincent in this chapter and his attitude towards his younger son (at least give both of them equal affections, pretty boy.)

Important PSA from Yana

Quick translation:

“Like I tweeted recently, Japanese culture and the culture of other countries are different, the way they reply [to my tweets] or their stance on fan activities are different, too, and I don’t think any of this is wrong. However, regardless of country [of origin], revealing any new information of Kuroshitsuji before the 18th is not official, but illegal. I’d be glad if people understand that such action is wrong. - Toboso.”


Update:




Bonus:

(warning: text spoiler of ch129 under the cut)

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It was the 24th of May and it was Matsushita Yuya’s (Sebastian) birthday. As I understood, Uehara Takuya (Grell) and Yuya are very close friends and Taku-chan asked other actors to prepare a surprise for him. This surprise was going to be at the end of a play (it’s a rerun of “The Most Beautiful DEATH in the World”). So, Yuya was speaking to the audience, but then Takuya appeared and his little present began. 

I was laughing to tears when I saw this for the first time! I adore Takuya to death, because it’s the present which only Grell can invent and suggest. He knows his character just perfectly and this is why I love Taku-chan even more than Grell.

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Musical Kuroshitsuji: Noah’s Ark Circus

 "How many times must I repeat the same advice to you…Earl Phantomhive?“

  • Izumi Shuhei as Undertaker, finally able to reveal his eye on stage for the very first time since he started playing the character in 2009.

tagged under it is GIFs not Glasses

Best Boys Ciel (?) Phantomhive

However far I fall as long as there’s so much as a thread left I will use it to climb. I’ll take hold of it. I refuse to give up while I’m still human I can do that much. But every person must decide on his own whether to grab it. 

Sometimes I like to put on the tsukkomi mode when I read chapters and...

…Sometimes it really turns out to be fun.

“Yeah right!”

 … Wait

Vincent… tell me you didn’t…?

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The Evolution of Yunbastian

  • Gifs on the left: Lycoris that blazes the earth 2015
  • Gifs on the right: Noah’s Ark Circus (2016)

So recently I rewatched parts of Lycoris 2015 and felt compelled to take a closer look at how Yunbastian approached M01 in both Lycoris 2015 and Noah’s Ark Circus.

As we all know by now, ever since MBD 2010, Kuromyu has always opened with the contract scene, with M01 being the “contract song”. These scenes have very similar lines that align with the canon dialogue, and the songs carry similar themes as well (i.e.desperation, cruelty, darkness, sacrifice, point of no return, etc), so it’s really up to whoever plays Sebastian to redefine these very repetitive scenes that most audience are extremely familiar with.


And if we put Furukawa Yuta’s performance in 2015 and 2016 side by side, we actually end up witnessing two quite distinct performances. Yes, they were from the same actor and give out the same demonic aura, but these two Sebastians are also quite different from each other.

2015 was Yuta’s first time playing Sebastian(feels like he has played this role his entire life, amirite) and Director Mouri’s instruction for him to be “darker” likely weighed heavily on his approach to the character. So here during the contract song, we see a rather demure Sebastian. He’s a beast who only just woke up from his long slumber, and he is still waiting for his senses to return. In the first half of the song, it almost feels like he was sniffing around to better grasp what was presented in front of him. Having being summoned so suddenly in such extreme circumstances, he seemed curious and surprised but he also tried to remain stoic, and at the same time probably tried too hard to do so he ended up panting a bit. In much of the song, he wrapped himself inside his cape, only occasionally raising his arms to further convince Ciel to make a contract with him.

Yet in 2016, Sebastian reacted to Ciel’s summoning with almost deliberate elation. If in 2015 he woke up due to a sudden call from the distance, Sebastian of 2016 had only been feigning sleep until he finally picked up the signal he had been waiting for. There wasn’t so much a surprise but more like gratification from a prepared mind. He had been expecting this, and it has finally come to him. In 2016, Yuta gets to sing a contract song written just for him (instead of singing the same song as his predecessor in 2015) and it was apparent that he had grown comfortable enough in Sebastian’s shoes to sprinkle the character with more of his own interpretations. 2016’s Sebastian was confident and smooth in action with an almost cunning swagger in his steps. Instead of slowly getting used to his surroundings in 2015, 2016’s Sebastian elegantly strides into the scene like a skilled dancer, eager to show off what he’s capable of. He didn’t seem to be in a hurry. He takes time with his prey. His patience also parallels Ciel’s calmness in the face of a demon. Lycoris!Ciel spent quite some time on stage looking uncertain and frightened in front of Sebastian, but Circus!Ciel, after witnessing Sebastian’s monstrous strength, cannot look more unemotional. This Ciel needed no encouragement, he was ready for the contracted fate the moment Sebastian let him out of the cage.


In 2015, Sebastian first appears with a voice over and as a dark, unidentifiable shadow from above(played by Teruma, by the way, because of course).
In 2016, he shows up immediately in person with an epic eye roll.

In 2015, Sebastian hunches under his cape.
In 2016, he flings it gracefully in midair.

Even the lighting gave them different personalities.
In 2015, there was a combination of blue and red lights on stage, giving a greyer, more purple-ish shade to his face, echoing with a more reserved and cautious Sebastian.

In 2016, the light on stage was predominantly blue, with a beam of white light shining on Sebastian when he’s at the center of stage, painting him with a bright, gleeful glow.

And the way Yuta uses his shoulders(which I will definitely talk about in a separate post because it’s just one of Yunbastian’s most iconic moves and it can symbolize so many things), you can just see how in 2015 his shoulders were much more stiff and held closer to his torso, but you barely see the same happen in the 2016 contract song.


By presenting two different Sebastian in the exact same scene, Yuta is showing us how his own approach to the character has evolved. It was not only Sebastian who had gained confidence in his steps, but Yuta himself as well. The fact that the same actor in the same scene can feel so different just goes on to show how Yuta has so skillfully imprinted his own image onto an already well-known character.