Characters that made my year – Alois Trancy (12 Days of Christmas – Day 6)
Today’s character was one I was fully expecting to hate before his show aired, simply because he’s completely anime original, however I quickly came to enjoy his brand of madness. So today, on this sixth Day of Christmas, I present Alois Trancy from Kuroshitsuji II.
Here we go again, Cara’s preference for nutjobs and antagonists comes out again~! Alois was just tremendous fun to watch, if Ciel has a shortfalling as a protagonist it’s that he’s entirely too serious – Alois is just utterly deranged. I really enjoyed watching Alois, he’s unpredictable and that streak of cruelty that he hides behind a mask of childish playfulness made him very interesting to watch; you didn’t know what he’d do next! Alois pretty much dominated all the scenes he was in – whether he was gouging out eyeballs or playing the Trap, he was the character to watch.
The moment I’ve picked as my favourite Alois moment, is from episode seven – the shota sword fight. Later on in the episode Alois is reduced to a sobbing wreck clinging to Claude’s legs, which wasn’t much fun; however he was on excellent form when twirling about the place and chucking Ciel off of balconies! I liked how Alois completely overwhelms Ciel through force of personality for the majority of the fight (even if ultimately Ciel wins due to his stronger will & conviction). Alois’ facial expressions and Mizuki Nana’s fantastic vocal performance throughout the fight were priceless – Kuroshitsuji II was so fabulously over the top, and I loved it for that. It’s a pity this episode also marked Alois’ undoing as a character as Ciel took his main character status back by force, but still – for the brief time Alois dominated the screen he was brilliant.