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.
Well, lmao, besides the fact that Soma is ten times less blind and naive than they are, this part was also nothing new for me.
Also about Bravat killing the old Lords, nothing new yet again but from the moment he was already collecting people’s blood to the point of killing them before this chapter, I really am sure it wasn’t supposed to be a big reveal to anyone.
Next, about Violet’s plan………… ( -_-’)
Besides the fact that I completely share @akumadeenglish‘s feelings about this being an utterly stupid and senseless plan, I also am searching for the entire subplot’s logic ‘cause…
Greenhill is the one who invited Ed
but yeah, I mean, okay, maybe Violet gave him the idea, that would wor–
3) - So if Violet is the reason behind Ed coming to the Sphere music hall…
- And Ed is the one who brought Lizzie because he had a good time which is how she met Bravat……
=> Then somehow that means that the mastermind behind Bravat’s actions had planned that Violet would plan to invite Edward and also that themastermind bet the whole success of his plan to bring Lizzie into the Sphere music hall on the initial hypothesis that Violet would convince Greenhill to invite Edward (who then would need to have a good time in order to bring Lizzie with him, which would allow her to meet Bravat, leading to her running away from home 3 weeks later).
And I’m sorry but… what? So really, I have no idea what the hell is going on with the current subplot. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I mean, let’s say that the mastermind is UT, well, I love him and he’s a good judge of characters, but to say that he could see through Violet that much is going way too far into Nonsensical road lane. :/
4) Violet’s plan sucked anyway since it’s the Queen who ended up introducing Ciel to the Sphere music hall.
Finally about the Shinigamis…
This part kinda saved the chapter to be honest and Othello was funny.
The mystery remains full about who really is behind Bravat’s blue sect getting such knowledge though…
Because Othello gave again the example of a demon…
But I still think it’s not crazy to imagine that UT could be behind all this so… For now, nothing changes about this part of the subplot.
Lastly about this little scene…
I saw many theories already about how Othello could have known Claudia/Vincent/the twin etc. but… here’s the thing:
Othello hasn’t been in the human world for 50 years and I’m not sure he sees any humans at all when he’s not in the human world since Shinigamis like Grell only collect souls (and I’m also not sure Othello gets anywhere near those souls).
50 years ago Vincent and the possible twin weren’t born and Claudia was 9 years old, so let’s say Othello met with Claudia 50 years ago, that means he would have somehow remembered her face until now? Why not but… still seemingly a bit far-fetched to me (but at this point, maybe Yana doesn’t care anymore about making sense).
So, Vincent and Claudia aside, logically it could be interesting to consider that there is one other link between Othello and Ciel, because Othello is a Shinigami that hasn’t been in the human world for 50 years and… that person is the Undertaker (because he was a Shinigami as well before deserting 50 years ago).
So… maybe this scene could be a hint to the grandpa!UT theory, but then again that would mean that we’re supposed to consider that Ciel looks like Vincent who looked like UT and… not only is it still far-fetched but I know that not everyone agree on this. :/
These are all my thoughts so far in exclusivity for you Anon, keep in mind that they can still change as always.
I had an absolute blast seeing Book of the Atlantic tonight with @yuri-on-ice-hell! It was amazing seeing the arch unfold on the big screen but meeting these three was just as fun. The only one I know how to tag is the every lovely Ronald Knox @touchmylawnmower. Thanks for the pictures!