This chapter also kinda close out the Circus Arc. Yana did a pretty good job of making me dislike Ciel and his overwhelming bitchiness as well as heartlessness. That is certainly the mark of character growth for the brat from Hell. He’s really loosing his humanity and heck ya, Sebastian couldn’t be more than happy with Ciel’s downward spiral into eternal damnation.
It’s not that the circus folks are blameless for aiding and abating the mental psycho doctor and Baron aka *Father* but they were duped and Joker knew it in the end. I sympathized with them a lot more because of their sad and humble background in comparison to Ciel’s filthy rich background. Ciel has never experienced poverty or suffered day to day desperation like the Circus folks did before the narcissistic Baron found them. It’s really tragic for their lives to end so horribly. It was especially sad to see Will checking off their names and releasing their cinematic records. RIP Doll! (;_;) Of course, let’s not forget the deaths of the missing children whom Ciel was supposed to save.
So what of the new bishies? This chapter introduces another new shinigami character Ronald Knox who is sent to help Will reap the souls of the dead. Apparently, we got to know that Grell is back at work after being punished for his misdeeds and abuse of shinigami powers in the Madam Red’s arc. He was sent to the Phantomhive mansion to reap the souls of the circus folks who perished there.
Apart from Ronald, there were 3 other new characters and they are the Queen’s knights. It appears that the Queen sent them to spy at the brat from Hell. I wonder what they will report to the Queen after they saw the scene caused by Ciel and Sebastian. But I fangurl the most for the appearance of the Undertaker. Such cryptic words of warning from him…it seems that he knew Ciel is slowly drowning into a dark bottomless pit and would eventually abuse the powers that was given to him courtesy of the demon’s seal. He was proven right after witnessing the killings. What’s gonna happen next? Will the Undertaker reveal his true identity? Can’t wait for the next chapter already.
**Credits: Scanlated manga images courtesy of BA.