WARNING: Contains mature content, or to be more specific, just blood and gore.
To all those who don’t read the manga – honestly, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. It’s got zombies, death gods, one hell of an awesome brat and his one hell of a sexy, demonic butler. And don’t forget the occasional humour here and there. What more could you ask for?
Oh, and to all those who cringe at the assumption of Kuroshitsuji being a yaoi, BAKAAAA. True we’ve got a terribly gender-confused redhead in one hand but Kuroshitsuji has got to be Toboso’s most non-yaoi manga ever. IT’S NOT EVEN SHOUNEN-AI, so watcha talking about?! Still doubt me? Then it’s merely your inner-yaoi-fan girl/boy raging in dissatisfaction.
A new arc has begun and Ciel, accompanied by Sebastian, board the ship “CAMPANIA” under false pretentions of enjoying a wonderful holiday with his fiancée/cousin Elizabeth. In truth, Ciel intends to investigate a suspicious group by the name of “Aurora’s Society” which proclaims to resurrect the dead. Ciel, followed by his butler, successfully infiltrate one of their meetings and the two witness a so-called ‘resurrection’ for themselves. At the same time shinigami Ronald Knox makes his way towards the scene, when the ‘resurrection’ results in failure and thus we are left a murderous zombie on the loose.
Sebastian continues to have troubles ridding of the crazed zombie whom unfortunately, his silverware can’t seem to kill. Bullets don’t seem to make much of a difference either (save for piercing some holes into its flesh), and so our zombie creator flees the scene whilst letting his colleagues get…eaten away? Seems like that’s the only conclusion we can draw from at this stage.
However in comes Ronald Knox, our newly introduced Shinigami, to save the day – by shredding the zombie’s head with a lawnmower aka his own death scythe. He states that the zombie was soulless, despite it being able to move, before launching an allow-me-to-chop-off-your-head-too attack on Sebastian. A battle ensures between demon and shinigami (because they’re natural enemies) and not bothering to wait for its end, Ciel ditches Sebastian to go pursue the runaway doctor/zombie creator.
Scene change. Elizabeth attempts to give some cake to Ciel (who’s still pursuing the bad guy) and ‘surprise’ would be an overestimate when she sees that a gun is aimed at her face by the very same boy/fiancée. You’d reckon she’d have more of a dramatic scream rather than just a simple yelp – perhaps Toboso is hinting something here? Mhmm…
The couple team up with Snake (Phantomhive’s newly hired footman) just before another soulless zombie pops out of nowhere and RAWR! ATTACKS! Dodging the bite (cause they eat/chew on human flesh remember), Ciel notices the insignia of the Aurora Society on a nearby coffin (which are where the zombies reside in). Like pretty much always, Toboso leaves us with a cliff-hanger as Snake points out that there are ‘many more coffins behind’.
Cheers for the latest release! Looking back, my recap somewhat reminds me of Gosick. Urg. Let’s not dwell not that matter; my love towards Gosick is dissipating now.
And YAY! Toboso once again, has not disappointed us with her imagination :) Though why corset-looking locks of all things? Why not multiple-chains-and-locks? Oh wait, she’s trying to show to us the bad guy’s stupidity XD (that’s a joke btw)
Speaking of jokes, seems like we won’t be getting any for a while in Kuroshitsuji since the plot’s deadly serious at the moment. But that’s still good :) Can’t wait to see what next chap will have in store for us.
Next Release: 18th February, 2011