Kuroshitsuji Episode 24 (FIN) – The Demon wears Jimmy Choos


Episode 24: その執事、滔滔

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Oh my! What pointy heels he wore. Please don’t tell me Sebby is a reverse trap in demon form too. :-O Gulps!
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Yes My Lord. The night is over. I bow to thee for one last time!
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Impressions:
There isn’t much I want to say about the final episode. It is what it is. Ciel had to die. It was meant to be from the beginning. Once his goals were accomplished, he was bound by the contract to give his soul away. He held out as long as he could but given his wounds, he was on his last stretch as well. That’s why he let go once he knew that Sebby has defeated Ash Angela, which in turn surprises Sebby too. I also think that the devastation he witnessed might have also influenced him to let go of his life. The final scenes were rather well done especially with him recalling his memories of Lizzie, Madam Red and the servants. I like to think that Lizzie’s thoughts reached him as symbolized by the blue flower. Poor Lizzie. She loved him.

The one thing that bugs me no end was the poor plot. Tanaka’s diary revealed what Ciel already knew except that tiny bit about his father’s wish for not wanting Ciel to live a life of vengeance. We weren’t given the reasons why the Queen wanted to do away with the Phantomhives in the first place. After all, she was the one who made used of them in controlling the underworld activities. And all of a sudden, she wants them dead?!? Why?! I don’t buy the weak story of purging corrupted souls. Who’s more corrupted in this case? Lame plot. Fake Queen made me laugh. Randal should be the one to bite it, not Aberline. The mafia underworld are probably having the last laugh with him around.

So then, we’ll just have to take that all this misery is caused by an insane fallen Angel who wants to be Godly and mighty. Tsk! At least, She-Man was horribly vanquished. I would have like the fight to be a bit longer but meh, Ash’s end comes too quickly. I must say it was brutal the way Ashie’s wings were nearly ripped by Sebby’s well heeled demon form. Why the booted heels? Made me laugh quite a bit when I saw that…I thought Sebby will be in garters as well…Lol.

Anyway, I enjoyed the overall episode despite of the weak plot. The ending was better than I expected. Ciel was still his bratty self to the very final moments before Sebby suck the life out of him. Good on yer, little Master. Sweet dreams.

Final thoughts:
Kuroshitsuji has it’s strong and weak moments. Despite its obvious flaws which is especially glaring in the later anime only arc, I still find it enjoyable and entertaining overall. I loved the choice of bgm used in the series. They are quite varied and interesting, fitting the scenes which they are used for. Animation wised, I love the clever use of lighting and shadings that gives depth to the atmosphere in certain scenes. My favourite episodes of the series are from the Madam Red aka Jack the Ripper arc while my favourite anime only filler episode is the one concerning the Two Princes. My favourite characters aside from Sebastian and Ciel, are Madam Red and Lau. I didn’t like how the anime fade Lau out of the plot but aside from that, I enjoy his mysteriously shady and amusing character.

I think that the series closed out the way it should and I am quite happy that the anime did not take the ‘reset’ type endings route. Now, all that’s left is for the studio is to release the soundtrack. I wonder when that’s gonna be but I hope we won’t have long to wait. In the meantime, I will continue to follow the manga which by the way is a lot more exciting than the anime in terms of story telling. Who knows, I may even decide to blog the manga chapters in the near future now that the anime has ended.

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Ciel gave his final command to Sebastian.

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Aerial fight ensues.  Ash played dirty.

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Oh those poor uncorrupted souls…no cinematic dirty sordid stories for you to see Shinigami Grell.

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Ash Angela switching back and forth makes me dizzy. For once, the whitewash one should just make up its mind what gender it wants to be, duh!  And ya, the angel’s gone berserk after Sebby’s rejection😛

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Will  arrived with all his underlings and hehe, returned Grell’s beloved death-saw.  The Shinigami team get to work cutting off Ash Angela’s supply of souls.  Even they know that forcefully taking souls aren’t right.

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Realizing the Shinigami is cutting off his power supply, Ash Angela tried to call for demon dog reinforcement….unfortunately for him, demon dog has been put down by the servants as well.  And now, he’s gone really, really mad.  Sebby’s quick to block off any harm towards Ciel.  He decides that enough is enough.  He’s gonna unleashed his true powers.  Don’t look at the real me, little Master.  I might just scare the life out of you. :-D  As for the servants, I don’t think they’re dead.  It’s a pity if they are.  They deserved to live on.

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The butler’s true demon form is shrouded in a swirl of black feathers…he has got some sharp fangs, not forgetting the high heel boots and that eyes…and yeah, that’s about all we’re getting a glimpse of.  I wish they show how he really looks like though…gah!  Ash being torn apart…not a nice end, ne. And Ciel left hanging on the edge.

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The deed is done, little master.  The Earl’s last strength left him as he lets go and released his cinematic record.  The devious angel’s vanquished and a new day dawns as Sebby ferries our little Earl to the other side.

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The city of Londinium rebuilds.  Agni and Soma gave out curry buns…yum. How nice that they’re still around.  A fake Queen shows up to greet her subjects and why is Randal still alive?  Ah, my poor Lizzie.  Still wondering where Ciel is and worrying about him.  At least there’s the ever chirpy Paula to cheer her up.

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As they sail through the mist, Ceil saw the memories of his life swirls in the waters as his cinematic record plays out.  He then found out his father’s wish.  Ciel could have grown up and look like his handsome dad if he had lived to his adulthood.  Sad that his life has to fade away.  Even unto the end, he remained true to himself and requested Sebby not to go easy on him as he prepared for the inevitable.  Thus, the last of the Phantomhive line is no more.

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Ha…I shall now savour my precious meal.

~The End~

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10 thoughts on “Kuroshitsuji Episode 24 (FIN) – The Demon wears Jimmy Choos

  1. *sighs*….personally….i wish they would continue the anime, i still love the manga too…but as for entertaining my kind of personality…i would prefer to extend it. But oh well…i can only wait to see if it happens or not. Theres always hope. All in all i do agree with everything you have just said. Very good observation and paying attention to the smallest of details….only a true fan of Kuroshitsuji would care to pursue😉. As for the back ground music….i wish i knew the name of the the singer that is of course used throughout the series, a woman is singing and a hint of music as it progresses….the last episode, after sebastian bows and walks toward ciel to take ciel’s eye patch off and so on. Do you happen to know the name or point me in the right direction? I would be most grateful and in your debt.

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    • @eden: thanks for your comments.
      I wish I have more information about the background music but right now, there aren’t any news from the production company on whether they will release the OST. It’s a pity because Kuroshitsuji has some really wonderful bgm pieces like the *operatic* piece you mentioned. I’m happy that Kuroshitsuji has such a wonderfully wide fan-base so that if any news comes up, we’ll be in the know. *keep fingers crossed* that an OST will be forthcoming in the future.🙂

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  2. I really loved the end…it moves me in tears each time I saw it….
    And about the boot…I think that he was still a male, because his voice is grave…and not how Angela/Ash that changes his/her voice when he/she converts…

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  3. I knew the anime would end this way from the beginning, but even so it’s kind of bittersweet. I really loved to watch the interaction between Ciel and Sebastian, but I suppose there’s still the manga for that.

    And yeah, the boots part was really odd. I’d honestly rather not delve too deep into the possibility of reverse-trap Sebastian xD

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    • Indeed the ending is bittersweet. It was beautifully done as how it should be. I agree that there’s always the manga to revert to for more Seb & Ciel goodness. The only drawback is that we’ll have a month long wait for each chapter to come out as oppose to the weekly episode of the anime.🙂

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  4. Yes, the boot was awesome! Let’s wait for rule 63 to take effect😛

    Every demon and angel has dual nature because they are entities of higher order. Male or female – it does not matter because the essence stays the same.

    I enjoyed the series as well, despite its flaws🙂

    Music was wonderful. My favorite character, besides the protagonists, is Angela. Yes, Madam Red and Lau were interesting characters🙂

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    • You know I want my Sebby to be a hot male butler that he is to Ciel, so seeing him with boobs…err….not very appealing. 😛
      LOL…I’m sure there’ll be lots of fan art of Sebastian in female form coming up after the episode. Now, go scour the net for some images and post them on your blog.😀
      Dominatrix Angela is hot but not Ash with boobs.😛

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      • Well now, some male to female conversions turned out quite well😛 Although I agree that it is difficult to surpass Sebby’s appeal🙂

        Oh yeah, I’ll make sure to search some images🙂

        haha Yes, I am not a big fan of Ash, but I do like Angela🙂 She has three forms essentially: maid, angel, and dominatrix. I prefer the angel form :3

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