Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus Episode 8 Review

Rating: 4.25/5 curiously excited clouds Crop_45 CuriousClouds Transparent

Kuroshitsuji Book of Circus Episode 8 (3)AHAHA GRELL IS BACK!! And he never ceases to amuse me despite his eccentricity and moments of creepiness.

I ended up putting off Kuroshitsuji for a few days because of my FanExpo Canada weekend as well as the fact that I know how it all ends because I’ve read the manga. We return to Ciel and Sebastian just as the creepy ritualistic arena is being revealed. YES we do get flashbacks of happy innocent Ciel and a glimpse of Ciel’s father as well (whom Sebastian modelled his human façade after). The Phantomhives are just hauntingly beautiful. No wonder Lord Kelvin ends up so obsessed… I would love to see Ciel when he’s all grown up and dashingly handsome >3<

The villainous nobles are beautiful AND dangerous. Lord Phantomhive is just… REALLY ATTRACTIVE LOL.

I felt like they perhaps devoted too much time to Kelvin’s crazy back story and descent into madness but it does all tie together with Ciel’s on traumatic past. The script writing was fantastic and I loved the use of the dark elements, the mystical moon imagery, it all worked really well with the Victorian aesthetic.

Kelvin’s back story might be a good lesson to the viewers – don’t base your entire identity and sense of worth purely on someone else. It never ends well.

Kuroshitsuji Book of Circus Episode 8 (17)UGH what happens to Ciel, all the torture and trauma leaves an exceedingly bad taste in my mouth. It’s just so twisted. How Ciel treats Kelvin is both cold-hearted but he pretty much deserved it. I’m just completely in awe with the Joker. Mamoru Miyano brought out the Joker’s complexities so thoroughly. I absolutely adored his performance in this episode. At the same time, Ciel’s monologue before he kills Kelvin gives a direct insight into his callous and jaded character. The Joker is this conflicted character who, as Ciel says, is fighting to protect his world but… never go up against the Phantomhive family, or their house.

The Phantomhive fight was the big battle I was waiting for in this arc. I love seeing Finnian, Meryin and Bard jump into badass action ohmigosh. LOL Yuki Kaji’s creepy Finny voice is just hilarious 😄 Oh hoh and Grell is right at the doorsteps of the mansion to clear out the souls. DAYUM I think Tanaka’s scene with Elizabeth was one of the best scenes of the arc. The Phantomhive are not only good at clearing the trash, they’re great at keeping it all behind the scenes. Also, doesn’t Elizabeth look like a gorgeous porcelain doll in this new adaptation? Hurray for new animation!! 😄

I end up loving every single episode of Kuroshitsuji. The new animation really brings out all the intricacies and details in the scenes making a wonderful and accurate adaptation of the original material.

– Cloudy

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6 thoughts on “Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus Episode 8 Review

    • YES I have read the manga but i haven’t seen the live action movie yet (if that’s what you’re talking about)… I went back to reread the manga again since the Book of Circus anime =P

      • The live action movie was availible somewhere in late April in SG only then in Indonesia somewhere in May. It’s NC16 due to minor drug use. From what i’ve seen(the trailers) the story is completely unrelated(except for a bit of the plot) since Sebastion(or Sebas-chan) has a pretty suckish hairstyle and ‘Ciel’ is actually a japanese girl.

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