Preview: ARTFX J - Black Butler: Book of Circus: Grell Sutcliffe 1/8 Complete Figure w/ AmiAmi Exclusive Bonus by Kotobukiya

-----Based on our Japanese blog-----

Hey hey~ It's AmiAmi Otome again. I've given you one hell of a butler before, so today I'm changing it up with a butler to die for! Before we get to everyone's favorite flaming-red grim reaper, let's take a quick look at the previous ARTFX J Book of Circus offerings...

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Red is the color of fiery passion, and I am flaming!

Grell likes a good double entendre almost as much as he loves red! He was useless as a butler but certainly knows how to coordinate his own affairs♪

Now here's a case of the man making the clothes! This graceful pose brings out the best from his high-heeled boots and chic black trousers. I could learn a thing or two about how to be a lady from Grell myself(人´口`)!

From one angle Grell's upturned eyebrows and smile make him look stuck in the middle of an awkward encounter, from another he appears filled with sadistic glee. I can almost hear him shrieking at some deliciously horrible thought as I type this!

In his mind this stage lighting is the perfect look for the Shakespearean tragedy that is his love life. Sure, Grell says really cruel stuff, but underneath it all he's a sentimental reaper. Just look at the way he honors Madam Red by wearing her coat (even though it's most likely only an attempt to look good for his darling Sebastian...).

Of course this being an ARTFX J figure the accessories are all lovely--from Death Scythe to the glasses and chains. Each article of clothing has its own texture making for a super lush looking figure.

Ciel had a knight piece, Sebastian a chess board and frame and now Grell has a broken board and queen piece. The antique ivory coloring makes for a chic and pricey looking base! 

Oh Bassy, I do love red the most. Hair, clothes, lipstick, my display lighting, I love them to be red. 

*No blood was shed in the making of this review.

This crimson lighting is making all he blood rush to my head! I can't wait to add Grell to my growing family of Black Butler figures--and the AmiAmi exclusive chainsaw Death Scythe key chain to my key ring! (*´艸`*)

*Photos are of a prototype and the actual product may differ.