William (genkischuldich) wrote,
William
genkischuldich

So, I actually went to the Marui Department store to look at the Kuroshitsuji/Atelier BOZ collaboration. The Shinjuku store is located a short distance from the East Exit, a little way from Kabukichou, the host club district.

I noticed the lit poster of Sebastian and Ciel early on, when I was heading to my Japanese class. Sadly, when I took this picture, only Ciel remained. Not that you can really see Ciel either, but he's the one in the greenish pillar at the front of the store.

The clothing is on the top floor, next to Angelic Pretty. The girls in that store are terrifying, as proper Sweet Lolitas should be. I thought they were mannequins at first.

For what it's worth, there was also a full store for "Alice and the Pirates", which is somehow attached to Baby The Stars Shine Bright. I only know that because dilettantka likes a boy who modelled for them and told me. Ah... all the stuff was very nice (even though I'd be likely to wear only a fraction of it), but I wonder if we're missing the point by dragging gothic clothing into the world of high fashion.

Anyway.

First of all, the mannequin was tiny and female. This clothing is definitely not intended for cosplay (it wouldn't be accurate). It consists of a a tailcoat that has the chest stitching carefully tailored so that whatever you have there, little or otherwise, is emphasised. There is also a strange little mini-cape that I thought quite nice, although it's part of the whole set. Overall, it's great if it's what you're looking for - if you're female and want a classy tailcoat, although not necessarily Sebastian-ish.

There are three companies participating in this, the others being Black Peace Now and one that I can't remember. They are all on display at different times, so I may have missed one display, with another to come.

In other news, details of the first Kuroshitsuji DVD release are now available.

Limited Edition
Price: 3,150 yen
Release date: 21st January 2009

The DVD contains the first episode, with audio commentary from Sakamoto Maaya (Ciel) and Ono Daisuke (Sebastian). The special edition also has a cover drawn by Toboso-sensei, an amazing digipack (whatever that is), design sheets from Toboso-sensei, a sixteen page booklet and a CD with recordings of the Kuroshitsuji Web Radio broadcasts.

The regular version (2,625 yen) has a jacket drawn by the character designer and comes in a super jewel case. There is no audio commentary.
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