Summer 2010 Anime: Kuroshitsuji II – Episode 10
Lingering but diminishing thoughts:
I’ve been sitting on this post for days since I watched the actual episode. My thoughts got overtaken by Shiki’s tide turning episode and me talking CLAMP with a new found ani-fan. Not that there’s anything mind blowing about ‘Zeroshitsuji’. It actually incurred the opposite reaction. What happen to the previous episode’s atmosphere and build-up? Suddenly, all the seriousness vanished and instead we’re being treated to a comedy slapstick. Did I enjoy the ride? For the entertainment factor, yes but for plot wise…er…what happen again?!!! Claude whom I thought is developing into an interesting hidden villain type of character morphed into a perverted pedo, keen on molesting bocchan every chance he gets…like whoa…foot kissing and feeling up bocchan puny little body with his lusty lewd eyes…off with your dirty mind and hands from our pure bocchan, purleeze!!! I thought Sebby would be menacing but he was rather tame…hey, producers…what did you turn our Kuroshitsuji into? I didn’t like the way the writers changed too much of Sebby’s characteristics from the manga. Now, they’re trying to do something to Hannah’s character by trying to make her more mysterious than she actually is but it’s too little too late and I doubt it will amount to anything much. To me, she’s just a freaky eyeballing demon maid, nothing more. This week, we say bye-bye to the Tonchinkan triplets. They were meant to be just Claudo’s puppets and fodder. Ah…such is their very meaningless existence…oh, wait…they are rather cute though. Aww, Grell is still such a Sebby fanboy afterall and getting all that token smexy poses *lol* even if he had to drink salty tea. Muahahaha!!! Sebby’s evil that way but only just!!! As for Cielois hybrid, nice voice acting by Maya. I’m a little annoyed that they made bocchan scream so much in Season II that he’s a tad OOC but wait, it’s probably Alois doing. Let’s not forget his talking eyeball too. Hannah made a nifty storage rack. She stores, weapons and spare body parts for used when needed. Eyeball soup, anyone?!
I ramble more than is needed. 2nd last episode airs in a day’s time. Let’s see what entertainment we’re going to get. In the meanwhile, refresh the mind with the still-shots from this episode.
See Page 2 for more episode screencaps