So this is my third time writing this again due to wordpad being a little bitch.
But to a Kuroshitsuji fan such as myself, it seems no different than any other rip-off. Let’s hope BONES proves me wrong.
It’s spring 1924 and our story begins with Kazuya Kujo enrolled as a transfer student at St. Marguerite Academy, a fictional school in a fictional European country called Sauville. Infamously known as the Black Reaper for his Japanese heritage (as he has dark hair and eyes), Kujo goes to the library in search of horror stories and the such. There he stumbles upon Victorique, a child who looks like a gothic French doll (or in other words, a Shinku lookalike but black), and the two exchange a few random but weird words before Kujo runs away only to return the next day. This time, however, we get a visit from Inspector Grevil – the man with the world’s weirdest hair (don’t tell me he’s from Scotland Yard too, and omg, what a Kuro rip off name of Grell).
So that’s the mystery case this time: A fortune teller getting murdered.
The crime scene? Her bedroom.
The culprit? We’ve got three suspects: a foreign maid who speaks Hindu, the granddaughter/daugther, and a manservant who’s Arabic…?
The autopsy report? A gunshot to the woman’s right eye. (Hello? Any burn marks?)
The answer: Starts with M and ends with D.
But that’s not all; our mystery is far from complete as towards the end, Kujo and Victorique board a ship in hopes of figuring out the murderer’s motives.
And how does a magical mirror, rabbits and ‘the revenge for the box’ got to do with all this? Let’s see in ep 2.
Personally, I dislike Victorique’s character. Excluding her cute looks, everything else about her is a so-so. But what really irritated me the most this ep, was the fact that Grevil and Victorique kept on hinting about Victorique’s secret past, despite the fact that they’re unwilling to share it. True, it adds to the mystery, but it gets annoying later if it just keeps on getting repeated, especially 3 times in just one ep. It kills the fun when a character’s past and all, gets revealed far too early into the story.
Oh, and what’s with the Black Reaper thing? So what if it’s a rarity to see Japanese people? He hasn’t even killed anyone and you’re already calling him a shinigami? KUROSHITSUJI RIP-OFF FAIL.
Ofcourse I’ll still blogging this as I’m still curious to see how this develops.
Overall first impression: 7/10
Seems like we’ve got a storm on our way. Oh, and please ignore that last line LOL