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Kuroshitsuji II episode 1: Well played A-1

Well played A-1. Well played.

There will be spoilers. For both the first season and this episode. I recommend watching it before reading impressions. No really.

So last season ended with Ciel dying, being boated off to the underworld by Sebastian and then Sebby raping devouring his soul. Hence when a second season was announced, there was much confusion. They could hardly change that ending without ruining it. Then it was announced that there would be new characters this season. A new butler and master. Which had me intrigued but pissed off an awful lot of fandom at the prospect of a season without Ciel and Sebby. Then the first episode airs and instantly they prove to us that these new characters are quite possibly the worst and most annoying I’ve ever had to watch.

Now I’m far from the biggest fan of the original Kuroshitsuji, but within 5 minutes I was ready to give up on this season already. This guy was actively unwatchable. Now I knew already what was going to happen thanks to spoilers on twitter, but still, when this fellow called at the door, it was like the gods had called down and said ‘right, we’re done fucking with you. Time to give you all what you really wanted’.

Now I’m not sure how the rest of the show will pan out. We could still get plenty of screentime for that brat and his uninteresting tap-dancing butler, but for this episode alone I have to applaud A-1. Sebastian in the next episode preview saying ‘another butler? Oh you silly people, I am the only butler here’ was beyond epic.

Well played A-1. You trolled us all.

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  1. Scheniziel Lackward
    Posted July 3, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    is it really that bad? i don’t think so :)
    is the avi of this episode already released?
    i can’t find it anywhere….

    • Scamp
      Posted July 3, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      I need to start putting a message before the comment section saying this:

      Please don’t ask for downloads. I know I’m going to sound mean here, but it’s not my job to find episodes for you.

      ….although I use nyaatorrents

    • Scheniziel Lackward
      Posted July 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

      oh, sorry about that
      i’m using veerent too XD
      okay then :)

  2. luffyluffy
    Posted July 3, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    But… butbutbut…. CLAUDE ;3;

    Claude > Sebastian, shit man ;3;

    • Scamp
      Posted July 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Permalink


      Claude has no personality. Sebastian does

      Seb > Claude

      Also that kid is a brat. Ciel was the best part about the first season.

      • luffyluffy
        Posted July 3, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

        I have a megane fetish, so sue me :I

  3. hika
    Posted July 3, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Hi, this is my first time commenting on your site although I’ve been following it for some time.

    Just wanted to say that there was one scene where Claude bowed and said “Yes, your highness” to Alois…and for some reason my mind was diverted to Code Geass’s Suzaku saying (almost?) the same thing. It didn’t help also that both Suzaku and Claude share the same voice actor…

    That aside, I’m hoping the story will keep a decent focus on Alois-Claude in the future Sebastian-Ciel storyline. And, because I didn’t spoil myself before checking out this episode, I almost squealed when Sebastian’s character first appeared in this episode.

    Looking forward to your entries on this series!

    • luffyluffy
      Posted July 3, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

      I forgot about that~ YESU MAI HAINASSU

    • Scamp
      Posted July 3, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

      Yay, new commenters~!

      I wonder why he said Highness instead of Lord like Sebastian does? What makes the brat a Highness and Ciel a lord? I’ll admit I wasn’t paying too much attention to what his rank was and just wishing he’d go off screen ASAP.

      Also sorry to dissapoint, but I don’t plan on blogging this show. I do this first impressions type post for almost every show that airs (‘almost’ meaning anything that’s not Strike Witches of Campella). I’m planning on taking a break this season, maybe picking up one show (probably Occult Academy) and then going all out with 4-5 shows this Autumn

  4. Posted July 4, 2010 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    If Sebby returns I’d give K2 a shot. But that’s the only way I could put up with any more ambiguously gay butler-master relationships.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 4, 2010 at 10:39 am | Permalink

      Whoever said this was ambiguous? This new pairing are quite obviously, in every shape and form, raging homosexuals. Ciel at least had his love interest and Sebastian fucked a nun. Ciel and Sebastian win

  5. Posted July 4, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Man… I should watch Kuroshitsuji. Seems interesting.

  6. Posted July 5, 2010 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    I quite liked Alois and Claude (although they’ll never hold a candle to Ciel and Sebastian). Alois seems all kinds of crazy, which could be fun to watch.

    If the main focus returns to Sebastian and Ciel I might actually blog Kuroshitsuji. So far its the only series I’m interested in (aside from Shiki). Only fear is that Inner Fangirl will come out and ruin my posts!

  7. Posted July 5, 2010 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    ehhh i never really liked sebastian in the first season, so i really liked the change in pace with the new butler ;x *gets killed by fangirls*

    i also thought the new kid was annoying, but the prospect of having a weird yandere in charge of a butler that can do all sorts of crazy stuff really has me interested. as much as i absolutely adore ciel, i kinda want more focus on the new pair so i don’t feel like they baited us and then “hm oh lets see, where were we” with ciel and sebastian.

    but interesting so far. we’ll see where this goes.

  8. Sam
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Lol, “Well played A-1. You trolled us all.”
    Haha, epic phrase.

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