Kuroshitsuji Episode 10 and 11


His Butler, On Ice

Episode 10: His Butler, On Ice

The episode begins with a chase scene and a gruesome strings murder…how thrilling!
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Impressions:
I’m enjoying Kuroshitsuji’s filler episodes so far as they are rather entertaining for the most part. This episode is sort of a continuation from the previous Maid Angela/Demon dog arc. I am saying this because Pluto, that cute demon/man-dog/puppy is still around. I can understand why they (the studio) want to hold on to this filler plot because they’re really catching up to the manga’s latest volume if they chose to animate the ‘Indian’ arc past volume 5.

Okay, back to the episode. Ciel and Sebastian pays a visit to the Ice Fair in London. It’s held once in every donkey 80 years :-p. While there, they ran into Inspector Aberlene from the Yard and inadvertently get caught up in the mystery of the missing blue diamond famously known as ‘The Shard of Hope’. As Ciel and Sebastian investigate the missing blue Hope diamond mystery, Elizabeth and her maid Paula are having their own little adventure at the fair. This mostly involves Elizabeth trying earnestly to look for a suitable gift for Ciel’s birthday. She feels guilty of destroying Ciel’s heirloom ring and wants to make sure she made up for that stupid incident. Then there’s this spooky toy man character that keeps shadowing Elizabeth. Ah yes, something’s weird with Mr. Toy Soldier there. See, he is involved in the missing diamond mystery.

The funniest moments was when Ciel broke out in spots after seeing Viscount Druitt again (recalling that he had a uncomfortable near ‘yaoi’ moment with him previously…haha) and when Sebastian twirl and threw Ciel up in the air with a devilish smirk and Ciel going arrrgggghh!!! I kept thinking, ‘Sebastian…that was really mean of you.’ Lol, Sebby’s sarcastic remark later on is one of the best lines he ever spewed yet…that totally had me laughing. Despite the amusing elements, the show still maintains it’s undercurrent tones of darkness and spookiness throughout the episode as evident with the appearance of the mysterious toy man/puppet master character hovering in the background. The arc continues through to the next episode (11) as gasp! Lizzie goes missing.

More screencaps…
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Some lovely background scenes of the Ice Fair…captures the mood well.

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Elizabeth and maid Paula out shopping for Ciel’s birthday gift. Lizzie’s showing a mischievous side to her character. Love her interactions with Paula.

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Lol…the guy tries to sell a fake Funtom product to Ciel.

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Poor Inspector dude being constantly mock by our little brat who has no love for the Scotland Yard’s methods. Aberlene though is a nice guy who seems intrigue with Ciel to let him in on the case of the stolen blue diamond.  Lau’s tea house is pretty impressive especially with his lovely service attendants….hehe. Funny how he always pops up pretending like he’s in the know when he’s really clueless…which annoys Ciel much.

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Uh oh, our little Lady Elizabeth has just been targeted by the mysterious toy man.

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Was Sebastian just a little jealous of Inspector Aberlene when he somehow easily made the Undertaker laugh? So the Funtom company enters the ice carving competition in order to recover the Hope diamond. What’s more interesting is Ciel’s face when he saw who was among the judges…gasp! horrors!…it’s Viscount Druitt…Ciel can’t forget the near kissu moment he has with the sly but charming Viscount.

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And the competition begins. The Yard’s patriotic entry fail. Lau’s entry is deemed too voluptuously explicit. Sebastian’s piece of handy work ‘Noah’s Ark’ wowed the judges…but the baddies won’t let Funtom get away with the stolen diamond.

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I love Sebby in this fab and hilarious sequence…but especially his response to Ciel questioning him about his rough action…haha. Perfect 10 for his skating skills too.

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Lizzie’s bought a fake mini replica of Noah’s Ark and is unhappy but wait, there’s a sparkly ring with a blue stone inside it. The toy man has made his first move on his intended bait.

See page 2 for Episode 11 impressions and screencaps.

2 thoughts on “Kuroshitsuji Episode 10 and 11

  1. 😀 ya, Sebby vs Angela showdown I wanna see cos it’ll be interesting to find out what trickery he or she will pull out..ha.

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  2. Nice selection of screenshots🙂

    They hold onto that arc because we’ll see the ultimate showdown: Angela vs Sebastian😛

    This whole diamond plot reminds me of The Moonstone book. Hence we see Indian connection later.

    Not only there was a near yaoi moment, the guy wanted to sell Ciel😛

    The skating was awesome🙂

    Grell’s appearance was somewhat surprising, but it was fun to watch him interact with Ciel lol

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