lunes, 16 de enero de 2012
This society handles to dispatch of Shinigami for reaping souls. They decide who should continue to live or not based on their history.
We can see that there are new main Shinigamis that were shown in Kuroshitsuji Musical 2: The Most Beautiful DEATH in the World. They are Eric Slingby and his best friend Alan Humphries. We all know that Shinigami must follow rules but one of them secretly didn't follow the rules like Eric Slingby who kills/collects a lot of people/souls in London in order to save his best friend Alan in his illness named "The Thorns of Death" which can only be heal by 1000 souls.
When William along with Ronald knew this he decided to punish Eric but Alan stopped them.
Later, Alan found Eric and asked him to stop running. He said that he will kill his self if he didn't tell him why his killing a lot of people who aren't in the death list. Eric rushes and stop Alan then Eric told Alan that his doing this to heal his illness because he doesn't want to loose Alan. Alan forgives Eric and decided to take off their glasses as a sign of resignation as a Shinigami and run away and forget everything. Alan also made Eric promise that he will not kill anymore.
While they are running, Alan was attack again by his illness. Then Sebastian came and tell everything to Eric that what he would have done is useless. He's also there because Ciel ordered Sebastian to kill Eric but Alan stops Sebastian as Alan begs Eric to stop. Then Eric attempts to kill Ciel Phantomhive, Alan steps into his path (because Eric had promised earlier not to kill anymore) and is killed by Eric's death scythe. Eric is deeply upset, but Sebastian Michaelis ends his grief by killing Eric with Alan's death scythe. When Eric is killed, the souls that he had collected for Alan were released, falling like snow around Sebastian and Ciel, creating "the most beautiful death in the world."
Eric is shown to be brave, caring, and serious by breaking the rules of not killing humans just to save Alan from his disease. He also seems to be a hard worker, but he is also laid back. As Ronald hinted at in the second musical, Eric appears to enjoy parties. He also likes to tease Grell when Ronald requested Grell to resign he said "I bet everybody would be extremely happy.".
Alan Humphries is a member of the Shinigami Dispatch Department. He works directly with Eric Slingby, William, Ronald Knox, and Grell Sutcliff. Alan seems calm most of the time, but can become angry and shout. Like the other Shinigami, Alan has little tolerance for those who break the rules or slack off. His Death Scythe is a Japanese-style long-handled garden slasher.
Alan plays a major part in the second Kuroshitsuji musical. He is revealed to have an illness named "The Thorns of Death," which can only be cured by collecting one thousand souls. Alan, despite his illness and his frequent attacks, participates in the hunting of his partner, Eric Slingby, who is thought to be killing random people simply for his own pleasure. He even disguises himself in a dress in order to find Eric at the opera scene.
After Alan confronts Eric, it is revealed that Eric has been collecting these souls in an attempt to save Alan's life, stating "I would commit any sin if that allows me to share your pain." Alan appears to instantly forgive Eric. The two agree to run away together, after Alan makes Eric promise not to kill anyone else. They both remove their glasses, which signifies their resignation as Shinigami.
At the end of the musical, when Eric attempts to kill Ciel Phantomhive, Alan steps into his path (because Eric had promised earlier not to kill anymore) and is killed by Eric's death scythe. Eric is deeply upset, but Sebastian Michaelis ends his grief by killing Eric with Alan's death scythe. When Eric is killed, the souls that he had collected for Alan were released, falling like snow around Sebastian and Ciel, creating "The most beautiful Death in the World."
Undertaker seems to take joy in frightening others, as he seems to act creepy intentionally to provoke a reaction. He seems to enjoy both his job as a funeral director and as an informant to the Phantomhive family, as he has worked with them since before Vincent Phantomhive's time. He has great connections with the underworld, as victims of murder from the underworld often show up at his place of business. It is these connections that allow him to be a useful informant to the Phantomhives. However, he does not exchange his services for "the queen's money," as he seems to dislike Queen Victoria. Instead, those who want information from him are expected to amuse him in some way.
Known only by his profession, the Undertaker is a mysterious man whose scarred face is never fully visible beneath his long hair and crooked top hat. He occasionally provides information to Ciel. While he finds Ciel amusing and enjoys helping him out, he has nothing but disdain for the Queen. He tends to punctuate his words with sweeping gestures and creepy giggles and seems to spend a good deal of time inside of coffins.
He frequently refers to the deceased as his "guests." It is his hobby to remove organs from his "guests" for research. When living people come to visit him, he frequently asks if they came to see what it feels like to sleep in a coffin. He is shown snacking on bone-shaped biscuits and drinking tea from a beaker.
Ronald appears to be a rather laid back, easy-going Shinigami, who apparently has problems with arriving on time. He seems interested in finding a way to accomplish his job quickly, as shown when he says he has never been one for overtime, and with ease, as shown when he wistfully tells William that Grell Sutcliff got to do an easier job.
He also seems interested in partying, as he shares with William that he would like to finish a job quickly because he has a party to attend to afterward. His lackadaisical attitude seems to annoy William, but he does seem willing to work hard, as he states he will try his best.
He also comes across as respectful, as he uses the senpai honorific when talking about Grell. He is also shown to be a ladies man, commenting he got his scythe legally modified by flirting with the receptionist; and treating Mey-Rin for a drink, "if he returns in one piece" from the Ship Voyage arc, even if he only saw her once.
Like William, he seems to have a distaste for demons, as shown by his shock when William states that the reason Baron Kelvin's manor is burning is because of a demon. However, he does not seem to hold the same level of animosity toward them, as he merely comes across as surprised, rather than angry
William is emotionless and generally calm. In regards to his job, he is strict, follows the rules precisely, and seems extremely devoted. He does not take kindly to individuals who cause problems or create more work for him, particularly if it forces him to apologize for their actions. Nonetheless, he seems to share Ronald's distaste for overtime work.
He has no qualms with inflicting minor injury on others, as shown when he jumps off a roof to land on Grell Sutcliff's head and when he uses his death scythe to attack Sebastian on a few occasions.
He finds demons to be disgusting creatures, and is seen calling Sebastian Michaelis a variety of names, including "devilish fiend," "leech," "hound," and "vermin." However, it is implied that he finds other demons to be even more abhorrent than Sebastian. In the anime, though, he is much more willing to work with Sebastian, as he aids him on a number of occasions.
However, he does not seem to like anyone very much, as Ronald comments that William is disappointed to see him, and he insults a variety of individuals, including Grell, Sebastian, and Ciel Phantomhive. In the anime, though, he does show an amount of respect and admiration for Undertaker, although Undertaker does not seem return these feelings, calling him "annoying and noisy".
Grell, as Madame Red's butler, is shy, awkward and fairly ineffective at his job, ruining even simple things like tea and getting lost when driving a carriage. In the anime, this results in his staying at the Phantomhive manor to be trained by Sebastian, but his presence only serves to annoy and anger the entire Phantomhive household. Furthermore, whenever he messes something up, he has a tendency to overreact and attempts to commit suicide in a fit of melodramatic humiliation. During one of these attempts, Sebastian stops this and it is at this point that Grell's pre-existing admiration for him becomes a full-blown crush (which turns out to be infatuation). Despite these constant attempts to end his life when he does something wrong, others only stop him to avoid the resulting large, bloody mess (Sebastian informs him that he can kill himself off the Phantomhive premises, indicating a lack of friendship between himself and other servants). He eventually does this so often that even the Phantomhive servants give up on trying to stop him, much to his surprise.
As a Shinigami, however, he is over-the-top and flamboyant, with a tendency to use female nouns and pronouns when referring to himself (called onee kotoba, "big sister speech", this is a common affectation of gay and MTF transgendered people in Japan). Grell refers to himself with female terms many times in both the anime and manga, and in the manga and character guide (written by the author) has expressed a desire to have a female body and the ability to have a baby. In the musical, he explicitly asks to be referred to as 'she', not 'he'. He also has a tendency to put things in terms of theater, referring to Angelina's death as the falling of curtains on a theater act, and comparing his relationship with Sebastian to the famous play, Romeo and Juliet. He apparently has feelings for Sebastian, much to the latter's disgust, and gives Sebastian an affectionate nickname (varies depending on translation: Sebas-chan in Japanese, translated by some fansubs as "Sebby", by Yen press as "Sebastian-darling" and by Funimation as "Bassy"). Despite his overwhelming love for Sebastian, he seems well aware that Sebastian despises him; in episode 10 of Kuroshitsuji II, the two have a "tea date", but Grell is very frightened throughout the meeting and keeps mentioning that although it's what he has always wanted, it doesn't feel right.
Although (in the anime, not the manga) Grell realizes that Sebastian does not return his affections and even finds them distasteful, he is so smitten that he allows the Demon to take repeated advantage of him, willingly trading his assistance for small favors (such as Sebastian striking handsome poses for his camera) even when that assistance results in injury or embarrassment. Apparently, he feels that any attention from Sebastian is better than none at all. (In the manga Grell is far more serious, capable, & competent, and simultaniously tries to kill Sebastian while flirting with him).
However, his affections are not limited to Sebastian, as he seems to find men, in general, attractive. For example, with William Spears, while he calls him a sadist, he seems enamored by his eyes, saying they send chills up his spine. In the anime, after seeing Undertaker's eyes, he immediately says: "Hold me" (Also a double-entendre in Japanese for a sexual proposal), indicating he finds him attractive. He also hunts down Pluto, saying he made his "hunk radar" go off. In particular, he seems to favor those he deems immoral.
Initially, it would appear that the other Shinigami do not seem to be overly fond of him as William constantly refers to him as "trash". However, both the manga and musicals imply that only William has a problem with him, as the other Shinigami respectfully call Grell "Sempai". Ronald Knox in particular is exceptionally fond of him, as Ronald always refers to him as "Senpai" and takes his advice on things over William's.
Grell's favorite color is red. He is described as the Shinigami in red by Angelina, commits the Jack the Ripper murders so he can paint "ugly" women red with their blood, and says ordinary women are not fit to wear the color. He tells Angelina that he will join forces with her because of his empathy with her desire for a child; he too wishes to be able to give birth, he says, but is unable to because he's a man.
Grell has two distinct personalities. Most of the time in the anime he is cheerful, if somewhat sadistic, with a playful flirtatious quality, and is usually seen whining about William or flirting with Sebastian. Apparently he is apathetic to the fact that neither one has any interest in him, as shown in the third OVA when William stabbed him in the head twice, Grell didn't seem to care that there was blood running down his face, rather, he simply continued to flirt with both William and Sebastian. However in the manga, Grell is typically bloodthirsty & will do anything for the desired results. When Undertaker causes a cut on his face in the manga, he said he could never forgive someone for hurting his face.
The song of Grell Sutcliff. The best from this character (in my opinion)
One song of Sebastian for Undertaker, Black and White.
Sebastian Michaelis - Undertaker
Sebastian Michaelis - Undertaker