Summer Anime 2010: Kuroshitsuji II – Episode 2
Episode 2 Reaction:
Wow, this was an episode not many had expected. It’s so bright and fluffy in the first half but mixed in with a little gloomy atmosphere in the 2nd half. It all seemed surreal. If anything, ‘solo shitsuji’ drew quite an adverse reaction from the Kuroshitsuji fandom. Most of the fan backlash seemed to be directed towards Elizabeth’s overwhelming presence in the episode. Some even cry foul at the non-appearance of Alois and Claude. Others questioned why put in a wasteful filler at this stage. So what’s going on really?
Well, I have my thoughts on the matter and on the contrary, I look at it in a positive light especially after what Yana Toboso has revealed in her recent blog. You know what, if anyone really paid attention to the episode, you’ll get the subtle hints that Ciel’s journey to awakening begins right there. Another thing is not to take the episode on its own but to view it as part of the bigger picture. Patience is a virtue! Let’s wait and see how events will unfold in the episodes to come.
On a surprising but delightful note, there’s a change in the OP visuals and this time, it featured the original pair of master and servant along with the new pair. I enjoy it just as much as the first introductory one. The ED visuals remained unchanged, in case anyone is wondering. Guess which supposedly dead character re-appeared in the show? It’s so much fun seeing ‘him’ around with his buxom and smexy ‘sister’. *Rofl* And the next episode preview, whoa…even more dead characters appear plus a certain shinigami in red. Muahaha… This is going to be one heck of a trippy awakening journey indeed! The key words here are ‘dead’ & ‘dreams’. And Sebby licks his thumb in delicious agreement… (^_-)
On to the screencaps>>>
**More of my *crack* commentary and main episode screencaps to come later** (I’m off to sleep ZzZz)
😛 Edit: Main episode Screencaps are up on page 2.