Surprise, surprise! What do we have here? Yana Toboso has bewildered us all with her latest and utmost shocking – and not to mention, humorous – addition to Kuroshitsuji. We’ve yet again, stumbled upon another one of the said artist’s wildcards.
To be honest, I would have never expected for Yana Toboso to reveal the Undertaker’s face – ever. I’d thought that Undertaker would uphold his anonymity and ambiguity for the entirety of the Kuroshitsuji plot, but I’ve been had. We’ve all been had; dumfounded yet squealing in delight by such a flabbergasting progression in the manga’s storyline – and it’s a cliff-hanger to top it off.
And whatever of the Undertaker’s weapon choice? Could someone please explain what exactly is that…“stick(s)” he’s wielding?
On another note, what exactly is he? I’m somewhat doubtful of Toboso following suit with the anime adaptation in that the Undertaker will be presented as a retired shinigami. But if so and I’m proven wrong, it will most likely be in an unexpected manner. This is only a guess, but supposing Undertaker weren’t a retired shinigami, then perhaps a priest or monk of sorts? That would explain his appearance (if we ignore his madman expression) and why his “stick(s)” happens to have scribbles on it.
But regardless, this arc is by far one of the best. First, Ronald’s awaited debut, then Grell’s comeback, Lizzy’s zombie-slaughtering and now Undertaker’s face. Could this arc get any better?
Let’s not forget about the slapstick either. Uh-huh, you know exactly what’s ahead since the moment you read the title of this post. That’s right…
“The complete flame in our chests shall not be extinguished by anyone. We are the new incarnation of…”
All in all: I can’t wait till the next chapter.