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Manga Author Explains the New Characters of Kuroshitsuji II

by dtshyk
Jul 3, 2010 11:56 PM | 67 Comments
Toboso Yana, the author of Kuroshitsuji manga, posted an entry about Kuroshitsuji II in her web diary. She explained the background of the decision to announce the new master and the butler last January.

Spoiler warning! Watch the episode 1 of Kuroshitsuji II before reading the text below.

Source: Toboso's web diary

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I was never bothered by the fact there was a new butler/master couple, mostly because I assumed that Ciel had already his soul eaten in the first season and that since the manga was still ongoing, they were just making a spin-off.

I do gotta admit I liked it A LOT MORE when Sebastian and Ciel re-appeared, but I think the fans overreacted. Nobody can't say there won't be another anime adaptation once the manga ends :D (I just hope it happens before Maaya Sakamoto and Daisuke Ono's voices change too much over time lol I cannot imagine other people for the roles!)

Jan 21, 2012 4:56 AM by Yakuri

She has terrible fans.

Jan 1, 2012 5:38 PM by Gar_Logan

ringoo4 said:
Epic troll.

I loved how this was everyone's immediate response. I really happy they kept that a secret. It made it way better. People were mad and just decided to ignore this season completely. I almost did until I found out Sakurai Takahiro was Claude's seiyuu. I'm looking forward to this season. ^^

Jul 13, 2010 6:23 PM by mrwind-upbird

Now I understand.
But the question is who's gonna win Trancy or Phantomhive? :P

I can't wait for more episodes!

Jul 13, 2010 4:02 PM by Aoiyuki92

Regardless of what she does, I still like Kuroshitsuji alot <333 I'm glad for the new characters, probably make the story more interesting and also, the surprise of Ciel and Sebastian was awesome too~~ great workk~~ I'm really enjoying the series. waiting for more~~~

Jul 13, 2010 1:23 AM by momomilk

I'm glad Toboso had a reason for creating that random master/butler duo - it's so we can have a second season.

Many fans were probably wondering what the contents of the new season would be, if Ciel would still be alive, and if some of their favorite manga chapters *coughcoughCircusarccough* would finally be animated. Well...the fandom sort of has all their questions answered.

I'm hoping that this Trancy vs. Phantomhive feud develops into something greater, which I think it will, considering how well the first season was written for a filler series. The cover-up and new characters were clever moves on Toboso and Aniplex's parts.

Jul 12, 2010 7:27 PM by Lucena

I'm glad I kept my faith on the new series. I was a little doubtful, but even if Sebastian and Ciel hadn't shown up, I was so intrigued by the new characters that I probably wouldn't have minded. I think it's been handled well, and am looking forward to Ciel's "awakening".

Jul 9, 2010 5:49 AM by thesilentsenshi

icegenie said:
They were probably LOL-ing at all the criticisms.


Jul 9, 2010 12:21 AM by Aireena

That was definitely the right choice, bringing Ciel and Sebastien back. I bet her and the series' popularities soared.

Jul 8, 2010 11:13 PM by xxtsubasa

Kinda wished they didn't show Sebastian soon. If they waited an episode or so when everyone left THEN pulled it Sebastian, it would've been more delicious.

Jul 8, 2010 5:55 PM by Zahlzeit

ringoo4 said:
Epic troll.

This so much

Jul 8, 2010 5:53 PM by LoonyB

DrakeWants2Speak said:
Funimation needs to hurry with the simulcast so I can read that statement!

I feel better now ^^

Jul 8, 2010 1:59 PM by Pizzaholic

toboso really tricked me. i loved it ! ahah
i felt really happy at the end :D

Jul 7, 2010 8:57 AM by neechee

I hope this means Grell will show up at some point.
I love Grell.

Jul 7, 2010 4:28 AM by MonstAR_

Ahhhh, okay.
Glad I decided to give this show a chance, then.

Jul 6, 2010 7:58 PM by head-go-boom


Jul 6, 2010 5:53 AM by Mr_Gutts

Hikari08 said:
Well, Yana Toboso and the producers made a good job of pulling off the rug under the fandom's feet. I'm glad they did what they did and not reveal anything until the actual episode of Season II air.


Jul 5, 2010 8:00 PM by Lieila

dtshyk said:

Toboso said that the aim of the tricky announcement will be understood if you watch the series to the end.

The reason why I'll never drop this series.

Jul 5, 2010 11:54 AM by deadaccount0000

They sure had an awesome idea xD.

Jul 5, 2010 6:59 AM by Duzell

Well, this statement at least made me curious about the anime... I started watching the first episode the other day and couldn't go through with it, it was all so nonsensical. But I'm giving it another try, though. If the mangaka says wait, we wait.

Jul 5, 2010 6:05 AM by Hachik0

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