This journal will talk mostly about personal stuff and Kuroshitsuji!
Several days ago I just came back from my two-weeks stay in Tokyo, experiencing one of the best things of my life; for Kuroshitsuji Musical: Lycoris that Blazes the Earth 2015
, which was performed in the 赤坂ACTシアター (Akasaka ACT Theatre).
I'm so happy! If you're more interested to read a written
report on how the Lycoris 2015 rerun went, you can read it on my livejournal post
I've been in love with the Kuroshitsuji Musicals since 2010 where I started with the original run of "The Most Beautiful DEATH in the World"
, and five years after that, finally I could go to Tokyo to watch my babies live ;u; The decision to go was actually quite sudden, I could not keep my mind off of Lycoris 2015 as soon as they officially announced a re-run. It was quite a rollercoaster for me as I have never gone abroad all by myself, to a country I barely speak the language of, but I had never been more grateful to myself for making this decision. I also have Valinya
to endlessly thank, as without her I would have never gotten the S seat early, and she's just super super kind the whole time and also during our times spent in Tokyo (exploring the streets of Shibuya at night, going to the ACT theatre one week early, taking pictures doing the PHOENIX pose and have all of the Myu casts passed by us while we're acting all dumb. It was all somehow still felt so surreal XD).
I will be forever sad that I could not make it while Matsushita Yuya still holds the role of Sebastian. But I have absolutely no complaints; as we have an amazing actor in his place; Furukawa Yuta.
How good he is onstage as Sebastian? Yana-sensei’s words express it better than I ever will;
“My own personal feeling was that Furukawa has been the first to be able to play Sebastian as really demonic. I take care to draw Sebastian with the idea that he should feel inhuman, so I was very impressed that he captured that interpretation in a human form [...] Furukawa’s Sebastian is very elegant and beautiful, but all the while there is a feeling that there’s something terrifying and monstrous about him, so this is a Sebastian that’s definitely not human.” --Yana Toboso's blog post [full translation]
If Yana-sensei's words don't convince you on how amazing Yuta's Sebastian is, I don't know what will.
As for Nayuta Fukuzaki
, who reprises his role as Ciel, also had improved so significantly it's almost difficult to compare him to his 2014 performance. I quote Yuya's words from the 2014 during the final curtain call;
"He's the youngest Ciel we've had for these performances, playing Ciel at that age must be really difficult. Even most adults would probably struggle with that role. But he really came through for us. It's not easy for a 13 year-old to keep their focus through 34 performances. But I really thought he was amazing" --Matsushita Yuya, referring to Fukuzaki Nayuta as Ciel (translation from Jane-Doe subs)
And it was directed for Nayuta in the Lycoris 2014.
In this year's re-run of Lycoris, Fukuzaki Nayuta had outdone himself
playing the Young Master Ciel. He had grown so much in a span of just one year. I truly appreciate his effort in portraying a very complex character such as Ciel. I had rambled quite a lot about how amazing Nayutan had grown in my livejournal post so if you're interested in reading it please refer to that post instead ^q^
All in all, I am so moved by this year's Kuroshitsuji Musical. I could never be more grateful to have been granted the opportunity to watch this masterpiece in person.