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25 September 2008 @ 20:32
From Moonphase:
  • Cast list revealed for revealed for Chrome-Shelled Regios (Koukaku no Regios). Includes Koyasu Takehito.
  • Gyakuten Saiban is becoming a Takarazuka musical. They are changing the main character's name for... American audiences, maybe? It will be performed in the same Tokyo venue as Tenimyu.

    I finished the fifth tankouban of Kuroshitsuji and it made me happy. Talking with aionwatha, we realised that making curry is a huge deal and a big test of skill in Japan. Growing up in London, curry was a way a life. I can choose spices, herbs and things that will sweeten it appropriately with no trouble. Lime, yuzu, mint -- I can get creative with little trouble.

    Having said that, I've NO idea if the solution Sebastian came up with -- chocolate -- would actually work. I... kind of want to try it, although my gut feeling is that it would be a total failure. Having said that, the manga is completely correct that good curry is made with a blend of handpicked spices rather than curry powder or, in the case of Japan, a curry cube.

    Anyway, the highlight of the story for me was when Queen Victoria shows up on a horse with John Brown as her beautiful manservant. When she broke down and said how much she wanted to eat the curry with Albert, he comforted her with an Albert handpuppet. And put on voices for her. *dead*

  • The story is set in the 19th century. (1800-1899)
  • Queen Victoria's reign was from 1837. (1837-1899)
  • Prince Albert died in 1861. (1861-1899)
  • John Brown died in 1883. (1861-1883)
  • Jack the Ripper operated in the autumn of 1888. (Err...)
  • They have a TV. (Damnit.)

    There's also a fantastic two page spread where Sebastian shoots Agni from across the room with a cork and then catches it while maintaining his previous levels of politeness. In fact, the whole sequence leading up to that was funny. I would've liked to have seen more awesomeness from Sebastian, but then I forget that the ability to make Indian-style curry is generally perceived as awesome. Heh.

    I saw a big advert featuring Ciel and Sebastian in Shinjuku yesterday, advertising a Gothic Lolita fashion collaboration or something (more info here). Based on what I saw of the fans at Comiket, the fandom seems to mostly go for Union Jack patterns and Victoriana. I know, I know -- I was as surprised as you were.
    Thomas Vye: Seiya King of Kabukichothomasvye on 25th September 2008 14:46 (UTC)
    The fashion thing doesn't surprise me. I am a bit behind with manga generally, and my first encounter with kuroshitsuji was in Kera; it was a fashion shoot about Victoriana and it was an art piece which was then replicated with two models. If you haven't seen it, I can scan it. :)
    Williamgenkischuldich on 25th September 2008 14:58 (UTC)
    I think I may have seen that. But I was mainly joking about being surprised. I can't think of a single gothloli in Kuroshitsuji -- the closest is Ciel! Elizabeth is more sweetloli than anything else, and many fans are not so interested in her anyway.
    aionwathaaionwatha on 25th September 2008 18:30 (UTC)
    You forget video games... They have video games, too.
    Williamgenkischuldich on 26th September 2008 10:16 (UTC)
    ...and mobile phones. My inner historian is crying. And laughing.
    belina: Hot as Hellbelina on 2nd November 2008 10:00 (UTC)

    Don't laugh, but the chocolate works for curry. Don't know exactly about Indian curry, but it works pretty good for Japanese curry. My Japanese roomie's friends just proofed that two weeks ago. XD

    And the curry cubes are quite the THING for Japanese curry. Especially 'Golden Curry' gets you a really, really tasty curry.

    (btw. I was curious about who offered to beta the scanlation and had a look at your journal, stumbled over this entry and just had to say something about the curry. ^_^; And OMG, you like Gilgamesh? The anime?!?)
    Williamgenkischuldich on 2nd November 2008 13:01 (UTC)
    I had a look online for recipes and did find a few recipes. I'm intrigued and want to make curry like Sebastian for I really AM that sad. I've never tried the curry cubes, since I really like Indian curry.

    (Yes, Gilgamesh the anime. :))