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Friday, October 8, 2010

First Look: Kuroshitsuji II OVAs

~For fellow Kuroshitsuji fans, the sadness is slowly settling in as its second season slowly, and agonizingly, comes closer to a finale. What will be left of us Kuro fans? The manga is getting harder to catch up on as more scantilation sites are removing the series, and now the anime is coming to a close (only 12 eps!)! Luckily A-1 heard our cries, and  has decided to treat the beloved Kuro fans with not one, not two, but FIVE OVAs with the release of the second season DVDs. While it is going to be a bit of a wait, it surely worth while as each OVA has its own unique story, with the exception of the first OVA, ‘Ciel in Wonderland’ (which is actually a cliche done in most manga and anime).  Most of the OVAs, so far, don’t have much information other than their summaries and release dates, however all the seiyuus will be the same, and so will our favorite characters, in some sense. :D

                 >>OVA 1 ・Ciel in Wonderland (Parts 1 & 2)
OMG. Seb!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: (Part 1) On one particular day at the Phantomhive manor, while jadedly browsing through reports, Ciel catches sight of a white-rabbit-eared Sebastian. Said butler mumbling, “I’m late. I’m late.” as he disappears down a hole in the floor. Ciel follows and drops into… another world?! “Kuroshitsuji” characters running around in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”?! I’m just one hell of a white rabbit.
(Part 2) Following the white rabbit Sebastian, Ciel wanders into a strange country. Caught up in all manners of “strange”, new meetings await Ciel around every corner. A mysterious caterpillar’s advice, reunion with the Cheshire Cat, and an invitation from the Queen of Hearts during the Mad Hatter’s tea party. While continuing his search for the white rabbit, Ciel heads for the castle…
Release Date: (Part 1) Oct. 10, 2010, with  DVD II | (Part 2) February 23, 2011, with DVD VI

>>OVA 2 ・Welcome to the Phantomhive’s
Summary: Elizabeth invites the main character, “Lady”, to join her at the ball held at the Phantomhive manor. Welcomed by Ciel, receiving the first-rate hospitality from Sebastian; the story unfolds with the participation of the viewer. An original story with a simulation-game feeling!
Release Date: November 24, 2010, with DVD III

>>OVA 3 ・The Making of Kuroshitsuji II
Summary: From the legendary first season “Kuroshitsuji” to the current “Kuroshitsuji II”, t’was a very long road indeed… Starring Sebastian Michaelis, a behind-the-scenes story complete with special footage and interviews with Ciel Phantomhive, Claude Faustus, and Alois Trancy. An epic Hollywood-style original story!
Release Date: January 26, 2011, with DVD V
Note: So basically saying the whole Kuro story was an act. XD So does that mean well get to see Seb in normal cloth,  non red eye's, and everything else normal?Yes it does! :D:D:D

>>OVA 4 ・The Tale of Will the Shinigami
Summary: Those who hunt for the souls of humans, the Shinigami Dispatch Association. William and Grell are chosen to train the new shinigami students, and while touring the building, explain the rules of the upcoming exam. The last part of the exam requires all shinigami students to find a partner and pass the given challenges. Only those who fully complete the exam can become a full-fledged shinigami. While passing a glance over the nervous students, William recalls back to the time when he was a young rookie shinigami… back to the time when he challenged the shinigami exam with his partner, Grell.
Release Date: April 27, 2011, with DVD VIII

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