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A Lot of Updates as the Snow Falls

Posted by Niki K. F. on February 5, 2010

Virginia is in a state of emergency as we watch more snow fall than ever in a very, very, VERY long time.

Many updates!

  1. Thanks to all the readers who put up with my very untimely blog posts.
  2. Happy very-late New Year and happy almost on-time Setsubun!
  3. I got a cat :3
  4. Black Butler volume 1 is in stores now!  There’s always something interesting going on in the Phantomhive Manor, and the first volume of Black Butler has it all.  “Non-stop crazy” is probably the best word for it.

I just can’t help but write a bit of a review on it.  Firstly, I don’t know what it is about Toboso’s illustrations but they’re not the best I’ve seen.  That’s not to say they’re bad, but there are a LOT more prettier manga.  The anime visuals far surpass the manga.

The story doesn’t really kick up a lot, but you can tell that it’s leading up to something big.  The action is suprisingly well-presented.  I was expecting some badly-done action scenes, but they’re very impressive.

The not-so-subtle hints of shonen-ai increase as the volume goes on.  Even though the maid has an enormous crush on Sebastian and Ciel has a wife-to-be, that doesn’t seem to stop any main-character male from obsessing over Sebby.

In all, this title definitely deserves a read.  Almost all manga are slow-starters, but Black Butler has the potential to pick up quickly.  And if you’re under a state of emergency like me, this will most definitely keep you busy at home.

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