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.
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…
It was shocking to see how an adult and an actual child were laughing in the same evil way.
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!!
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*
“You guys remember Lucy, Cutlass and Trickster? And Dinero and Walkie?
Yeah, them? Those cuties? After Guilty Rouge, they’re all dead. They got
deactvated b/c of Yessie. Hocus would be dead too if Marphers bots
didn’t intervene and break him free.“
I can’t believe I got this far! Thanks so much for the follows guys!
These are my Fantastic designs for the FNAF crew for my FNAF blog! It was also a lesson in character silhouettes so I tried my best to make each one unique to a degree. You can imagine that Freddy, Fredbear and Funtime Fred were a lotta trouble to make original designs for, but honestly I’m so happy with how this turned out.
what if IRL broadcast ballroom crew is really old and julian knows them and they tell him stories and he imagines their stories reincarnated in OHC bc he loves them and really wishes he was there to see them in their prime
………….. wtf why would you say that????? That’s so sad omg
I know everyone is excited for Book of the Atlantic next year and trust me, I am too. But do you know what I’m really excited for?
THE DUB OF BOOK OF THE ATLANTIC
I MEAN THINK ABOUT IT, FUNIMATION GOT THE ORIGINAL DUB CREW ALL BACK TOGETHER FOR BOOK OF CIRCUS AND BOOK OF MURDER, WHY NOT BOOK OF THE ATLANTIC? I MEAN, JUST. IMAGINE. BRINA BALENCIA AND J. MICHAEL TATUM DOING PANIC VOICE FOR HALF THE MOVIE. CHERAMI LEIGH DELIVERING LIZZY’S BADASS SPEECH. JOHN SWAESEY FINDING A SERIOUS VOICE FOR UNDERTAKER. DANIEL FREDRICK AND JOEL MCDONALD JUST SCREAMING THEIR HEADS OFF DURING THE BIG FIGHT. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Well, Yana *did* murder the entire Circus crew once, so who knows! Then again, the justification was that they did horrible things themselves (which similarly goes for all other people who die at Ciel's command), and Violet hasn't really.
I was thinking the same thing, Anon, but the thing is, that Gregory is only one character, so it’s easier to find a new role for him. The circus crew would be probably a tad more difficult to add to the story. Yes, the could have joined the staff of the Phantomhive Manor. That’d be cool. Not that it wouldn’t be possible, but I can see a few reasons why she decided to kill them instead and only keep Snake.
That being said, is the rest of the P4 safe? I wouldn’t be too sure.
Even though he was one of the crew members Samuel never received any of the scheduled meals. Always he was wandering around after the shows to find some left overs and forgotten snacks from the visitors. On a good day he has to clean the popcorn maker and can keep the leftover popcorn all to himself.
I wanted to make this shooting for a long time. But I didn’t had a prop for the popcorn maker until I got one from my grandma for christmas <3 then I only had to wait for the weather being good enough to take everything outside.
Finally Samuel has his body back complete (he shared the legs with Psyche for some years) and is a lot easier to handle again. It’s funny how you can be more satisfies with a doll overall again when you only change small part like the legs.
This is one of my dream characters, Vendela-Wonderer of the Night
Overall Info: Vendela owns her own circus and she is the ringmistress. Her and the crew perform only at night while ‘mostly’ everyone is asleep. If you’re still awake in the middle of the night, you’re in for quite a nightmare…