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17 March 2010 @ 23:51
Finally, something good and new came out for Kuroshitsuji. Unsurprisingly, completely unconnected to the anime:

Toboso-sensei's musical illustration

When we first saw William in the comic, it seemed to indicate the shinigami world was a very formal, bureaucratic place and that Grell was a blood-crazed aberration. That is, she was violating the usual order of the "office". But these guys seem a pretty casual bunch (and Grell is the only one wearing red... while the men "creatively interpret" the dress code, she flouts it completely...? I don't know).

So, I guess what I'm saying is that the musical's interpretation, with help from Toboso-sensei, is going against what I extrapolated from the manga (though bear in mind I've only read up to the current tankouban). That doesn't mean I don't like this picture, quite the opposite, I'm just confused.

(Btw, anyone looking that and shipping William/Grell? Not usually my thing, but they look very sweet together. I mean, he isn't even pushing her away...!)

And now for something not-so-completely different.

Toboso-sensei blog post on Sherlock Holmes

Seems she was looking forward to it as much as I was, since she said she went to the late showing on the first day of release. For what it's worth, that's exactly what I usually do if it's a show I want to see, because it's cheaper than the usual ticket price. She also said that people who watched the Kuroshitsuji anime to the end will kind of go "Ah, lol!" at the final scene of the film. Anyone know to what she's referring? Otherwise, it seems she was excited at seeing the same kind of Victorian London as in Kuroshitsuji. Inspiring...? Who knows.
sanoiscari: Cielsanoiscari on 17th March 2010 11:57 (UTC)
The bridge is being built and the final showdown happens there just like in Kuro anime ;)

I like the Will/Grell part also <3
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st March 2010 05:31 (UTC)
That should be reversed. :) I never did make it to the end of the anime. So Sebastian and Ciel have a showdown on Tower Bridge then?

If you're interested, I saw a close-up(?) of the picture on Toboso's diary.
sanoiscarisanoiscari on 21st March 2010 05:59 (UTC)
Oh yeah, well I nearly didn't make it either... -_- They finish off Ash there yep.

Yeah I'm interested ;)
reichsfreiherr on 17th March 2010 13:49 (UTC)
I ship Grell/William (alongside playing hard to get Sebastian/Grell, granted) but the picture is nice too.

You don’t need to hear about how much that film irritates me and how I’d like to throttle the set and costume designers, and as someone else has said the reference is probably to Tower Bridge’s construction but I’d like to think that it’s due to Irene Adler being able to get from Westminster to Tower Bridge without breaking a sweat, almost as if she had supernatural powers.

Edited at 2010-03-17 16:50 (UTC)
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st March 2010 05:34 (UTC)
I don't think I can really get behind Sebastian/Grell too much. He hates her (I liked your interpretation as to why, but...).

Ah, I loved it. I guess I see it from a steampunk standpoint rather than a purely Victorian one though. I hadn't even thought about the distance, but I figure that if the film didn't give me time to think about it, it probably worked. :)
reichsfreiherr on 24th March 2010 15:08 (UTC)
As a steampunk Victorian adventure it worked really well but I just couldn’t take it seriously as a Sherlock Holmes adaptation. I had a whole rant about it because there were little bits and pieces of canon in there and even a reference or two to adaptations but it still all went wrong as far as I was concerned. Then again, following hard on the heels of that atrocious Dorian Gray adaptation can’t have helped either.
Jyuu: Peony/Jade - No escaping when Ijyuufish on 17th March 2010 22:35 (UTC)
I ship Grell and William together, especially considering that how much he crushes on Sebastians, it's just NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st March 2010 05:35 (UTC)
I tend to like Sebastian/William. Guess I just prefer yaoi. :)
Jyuujyuufish on 21st March 2010 09:02 (UTC)
Grell is technically a man you know, despite his wanting to be a woman. So Grell/William -is- yaoi to me. (or at least I consider it yaoi)