That Butler, Competitive
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Kuroshitsuji Chapter 21
Soma: Not only is it comparable to Agni’s,
Soma: This curry even seems to be slightly better?
Soma: What sort of secrets do you hold?
Side text: Black butler vs. Yellow butler, the time has come to clash!
Ciel: The Phantomhive company will definitely be able to obtain the Royal Warrant.
Page 2 and 3 double spread [all the text is on page 3]
Text: Chapter 21: That butler, competitive
Text: Such a classy team!!
Text: The awaited 4th Volume will be released on the 27th of May
Text: A fan-thanking event will be organized, see the next page for details!!
Finny: What is that big thing?
Small text just to the right of Finny’s thigh: Posh dress
Soma: That’s an elephant.
Soma: It’s a sacred animal.
Sound Effects above elephant: Trumpets
Soma: I breed some in my castle.
Smaller text in Soma’s bubble: About ten, I think.
Bard: That’s awesome!
Small text above Bard: They count as treasures, right?
Maylene: You rear such a large thing in your house?
Sebastian: Please do not wander too far off.
Small text above anonymous head in the first panel: That over there is a snake charmer.
Lau: Yo, Earl.
Lau: It’s starting, isn’t it?
Ciel: Cuddling your woman in front of your clients, Lau?
Small text in Lau’s bubble: You’re so baad, Earl.
Lau: Ranmao’s my little sister, my little sister, ya?
Lau: Even though we have no blood relation at all.
Small text above Ranmao’s head: Cute, ya?
Lau: It seems like the audience will get to participate in this curry show, so I wanted to take Ranmao along for a little taste.
Small text to the right of Ciel’s head: Ho.
Small text to the left of Ciel’s head: Is that so?
Lau: But back to the topic, is His Highness’ butler serious?
Text next to Soma’s head: My country is this spot over here.
Text next to Finny’s head: Oh!
Text next Maylene’s head: Eh?
Ciel: Betraying the master he holds to be god-like…
Ciel: Can he not be serious?
Lau: But saying that this is all for the prince and he would return the woman once he’s done…
Lau: That sounds like a lie to me, y’know?
Ciel: That might be true.
Ciel: Should his plan succeed, letting Agni go after obtaining the Royal Warrant could possibly mean a leak of his deeds.
Ciel: If it were me…
Lau: Have him killed?
Ciel: There’s no need to be silence them all over such a small thing, right?
Small text above Lau’s head: Ha
Lau: Maa, if it were me, I’d kill him.
Ciel: Forget it…
Ciel: Compared to that, I am much more interested in today’s butler competition.
Someone: And that is…
West: Oh ho ho ho ho.
West: If it isn’t Earl Phantomhive!
Ciel: Lord West.
West: I haven’t seen you in some time! We have not met after that social event last year.
West: It is such an honor to meet you again!
Text next to Ciel’s head: Shaking
West: You’re still the same, still wearing such fine clothing.
Text next to Finny: What are you doing?
Text next to Soma: Secretly looking
West: What brand is it that can live up to the Earl’s standards?
Ciel: My dressing is handled completely by my butler, I personally have no interest whatsoever in brands.
Text under West’s arm: Ha ha!
West: You’re still the same!
West: Come to think of it, is your company also participating in this curry show?
Ciel: Why yes. I intend to extend operations to food products and expand my market.
West: I was surprised to hear that you would be participating in the curry show.
West: Could it be that you have found exceptional talent?
Text next to Soma’s head: Secretly watching
Text next to Maylene’s head: Pardon, but what’s the matter?
West: My company will not lose to yours.
West: We have also hired a curry specialist.
West: There are some things I can only say here… We were infiltrated by an opposing company’s spies.
Text outside but in between bubbles: Really softly
West: The lightings in some of my fixtures were broken. Some of the boxes I purchased at ‘general trading’ were also smashed. Really scary.
West: Even thinking back itself is scary.
Text near his head: Shivers
West: Even though we kept the secret of the curry safe.
Text next to Sebastian and next to Ciel: Ah ha ha.
West: I get the shivers once I think that the criminal could turn up at this occasion.
Text to the right of West’s face: Rub rub
Text to the left of West’s face: Rub rub
West: But let’s not talk about that. I heard that the Queen will be attending this curry show?
West: Because Her Highness stopped going for functions after the passing away of King Albert.
West: My company wants to obtain the Royal Warrant, so we need Her Highness to be present to taste the curry that we pride ourselves upon.
Ciel: That took a little too long.
Ciel: I’ll see you later then!
Ciel: To obtain the Royal Warrant huh.
Text around Soma: Sneakily
Sebastian: His tone makes him seem so sure of victory.
Ciel: I am looking forward to seeing the look that crosses his face at failure.
Sebastian: Yes, my lord.
Sebastian: Then I will head to the competitor’s rest area.
Door Sfx: Creak
Words next to Agni’s head: Tremble
Sebastian: I have not seen you in a while.
Agni: Why would you be at this curry show?
Sebastian: I am here at the order of my master.
Agni: Can Lord Ciel please consider His Highness the Prince’s predicament? Please ask him to cease using this method to solve the problem!
Text next to Sebastian’s head: Ha
Sebastian: My master to Prince Soma?
Sebastian: You do not have to worry. My master has always put himself and the company as his first priority.
Agni: I beg this of you!
Agni: I do not wish to compete with people who have cared for me!
Sebastian: You are here for your own reasons, and I am here for mine.
Sebastian: It is simply thus.
Agni: Will definitely not lose!
Sebastian: Such a coincidence.
Sebastian: I feel the same.
Announcer: We have now come to the highlight of “The Empire Governed Indian Culture And Prosperity Exhibition”
Announcer: With participants from famous curry houses throughout London, let the curry show begin!
Announcer: We have prepared a special curry for the guests who are present.
Announcer: For your anticipation!
Announcer: Now, today’s judges are
Announcer: The palace chef who will not suffer the slightest mistake tastewise, Head Chef Hayam
Announcer: A tax collector currently serving in India, Mr. Carter
Announcer: Viscount Druid, who has a great love for the arts and food!
Audience response: How handsome!
Audience response: Viscount-sama!
Audience response: Kya!
Bolded text next to Ciel: Cold
Text next to arrow pointing at Ciel: Goosebumps
Lau: Ara? Wasn’t he locked up by the police?
Ciel: Probably bribed his way out.
Small text in Ciel’s bubble: How corrupt…
Small text near Lau’s head: Does not want to remember
Announcer: Now, these are today’s contestants!
Announcer: Passion Dove Company’s Master Darbin,
Announcer: Dmitri Bill Company’s Master Lassiu
Announcer: Daria Company’s Master Rittman
Announcer: Orlanst Silen Company’s Master Lipuli
Announcer: Harold West Company’s Master Agni
Announcer: And Phantomhive Company’s Butler, Sebastian.
Sebastian: I’m no chef.
Sebastian: Just one hell of a butler. [You can insert that Akuma de Shitsuji desu kara thing here.]
Little Kid: Mama, It’s the Phantomhive Company!
Crowd: Why would a confectionary company take part in a curry contest?
Announcer: A-Anyway, every contestant seems to be really unique and confident!
Announcer: We’ll be awaiting their marvelous culinary delights then!
Announcer: Let the cooking begin!
Lau: If it’s like that, we’ll be really free until they’re done cooking,
Text next to Ciel’s head: Watching closely
Crowd: Look there!
Guy: That Indian man’s right hand seems to have a life of its own.
Lady: And what’s with this wonderful fragrance?
West: So this is the Right Hand Of God. So it really will be an easy victory.
Crowd: The Phantomhive Company is also impressive.
Crowd: That fragrance ain’t half bad either.
Ciel: Seems like this round is one we won’t lose easily either.
Text next to Lau: Che
Text next to Lau: Ha ha
Text next to Lau: You little bully.
West thinking: Why? Why is that butler so familiar at mixing spices?
West thinking: That cannot be… That guy’s English. Even if he watches and learns from the Indians, there is no way he can be better than Agni…
Crowd: What was it that he did?
Announcer: He put something black into the pot!
Announcer: Can that possibly be…
Crowd: Putting chocolate into curry!?
Crowd: That’s disgusting.
Crowd: What is he thinking?
Kid: Mama! I want to eat chocolate!
Text outside of bubble: Ha ha ha
Text inside bubble: As expected of the Phantomhive Company! That’s one new medium of advertisement!
Agni: That’s wrong…
Text: That is obviously a condiment. Cocoa. Butter. Milk. Sugar. This mix will draw out the fragrance, the bitterness, and even the taste of fermentation at the same time.
Text: This is an idea that only the English, and not us Indians could have come up with.
Agni: Sebastian-san… From the time we met, I knew…
Agni: That you were someone special.
Agni: Even so, I will not lose.
Agni: For the god I hold dear!!
Crowd: What is that?
Druid: Is that not the Royal Blue Lady?
Druid: It is a type of blue lobster found only in the clear sea waters off the coast of Bretagne, France.
Druid: This color which is comparable to the famous Chartres Blue, hides within that gorgeous shell a splendid body, much like a beautiful lady dressed in a blue evening dress.
West: You see!
West: Agni’s Right Hand Of God together with rare and exquisite ingredients,
West: This is undoubtedly the highest class of curry products!
Agni: I will do my best.
Agni: Sebastian-san, I will defeat you.
Agni thinking: That… That is!!
Soma: This is bad!
Soma: We are going to lose this competition.
Text next to Ciel: Slight twitch
Soma: Yes, it’s true, Ciel’s butler’s curry is the real thing
Soma: But it is only the curry that is perfect!!
Soma: The problem is the Naan.
Soma: Because it is not a staple in Bengal, what I know is not much. Naan is made from leavened wheat and other ingredients.
Soma: It is cooked in a high temperature oven known as a tandoor.
Soma: But this place does not have such facilities. The perfect naan cannot be made.
Soma: So it is that all the effort that Sebastian put into mastering the spices has only come to this.
Soma: And not only the naan
Soma: The curry fire is too large.
Text next to pot: Bubble Bubble
Soma: If this goes on, it will be dry in a matter of moments. The painstakingly made curry would all go to waste.
Soma: As I thought, using one week to master the art of curry was way too short.
Soma: The battle…
Agni thinking: Victory is mine.
Announcer: Time’s up!
Announcer: Now to invite all the judges to the stage.
Announcer: First up is Passion Dove Company’s Beef Curry.
Text next to platter: Clatter
Passion Dove Guy: Please
Text next to beard face: Chew
Beard face: The beef was cut in large chunks and cooked well. It goes down nicely.
Beard face: It really is an extravagant curry.
Beard face: But the soup is plain and ordinary with no fragrance.
Beard face: You used curry powder.
Text next to guy on right: Ah crap
Bubble words: Professional chefs using curry powder! This is simply ridiculous!
Text next to guy in middle: Ding dong
Text next to guy on left: I used it too.
West: Daria Company’s spices seem to have been mixed by the chef.
West: But the spiciness is overpowering, and the subtle nuances of the flavor have been lost.
Word half in half out of bubble: Ha
West: But your hard work is also to be recognized.
Announcer: Next we have Harold West Company’s Master Agni.
Agni: This is
Text next to platter: Unveil
Agni: My curry.
Agni: Blue Lobster and
Agni: Seven types of curry, an Imperial Feast.
Beard Face: A whole Homard Bleu matched with red, yellow and green curries…
Beard Face: What delicacy is this?
Agni: To accommodate your tastes, I did some adjustments to the spiciness and the flavor.
Agni: All the curries now fit perfectly with the taste of the lobster.
Beard Face: The proper seven curries prepared by an Indian, and matched with a whole Homard Bleu lobster.
Beard Face: Then I must…
Beard Face: De-Delicious!
Beard Face: The meat is suitably springy, and after chewing, that subtle sweet flavor permeates the entire mouth.
Moustache Face: And that sweet and spicy, clear and rich soup!
Moustache Face: All this was accomplished without compromising the marvelous taste of the lobster!
Text: Like the beautiful lady unexpectedly met,
Text: The seven precious stones, wrapping their beauty around you.
Text: The pigeon-shaped gold brooch, sapphire and pearl blessing, garnet necklace, badge carved from agate.
Text: And the diamond and grandmother green ring on your exquisite fingers,
Text: They all serve to bring out and show off your beauty.
Druid: By you, my…
Druid: Heart has been stolen from me…
Druid: Simply astonishing! This is the best curry!
Agni: Many thanks for your praise.
Announcer: Can we truly discern the winner just like this?
Announcer: The last to the stage is the Phantomhive Company!
Sebastian: This is the curry I made.
Beard Face: This…
Beard Face: This is!!
Text below round white thing: Sil----------ence
Text in the second panel: Stunned.
Beard Face: What is this white thing?
Beard Face: What are you trying to pull?
Beard Face: Ah
Soma: Ciel! What in the heavens is your butler doing?
Soma: Does he even have to deep-fry a ball of dough?
Sebastian: It is ready.
Sebastian: This is our company’s curry.
Beard Face: But where is the curry?
Druid: Wait a moment. This is…!!
Announcer: The curry… from inside…
Sebastian: This is the curry that the Phantomhive Company proudly presents to you.
Sebastian: It has a name.
Sebastian: The Curry Pie!!
Crowd: Curry Pie!?
Sebastian: Please, have a taste.
Text: Lots of
Soma: What in the name of… I have never seen that kind of curry before!
Beard Face: A…
Beard Face: Anyway, we’ll have to taste it first.
Beard Face: It explodes in the mouth!
Beard Face: This is delicious!
Beard Face: The deep-fried pie’s crispy exterior and soft interior texture added to that sticky curry creates several levels of heavenly taste!
Beard Face: The most fantastic part is the curry filling used in the pie!
Beard Face: Ingenious and fragrant, it is all blended together as if it were the very meaning of ‘delicious’. It blossoms the moment the pie is sliced open!
Agni thinking: So that was it!
Agni thinking: He cooked the curry to dryness so that it could be put in the pie and would not spill out.
Beard Face: In addition, the chunks of chicken in the curry are sizeable,
Beard Face: This really is a perfect creation…
Text: The young girl at the ball that makes me want to love her tenderly,
Text: The mischievous mockingbird, noisy as a child in the daytime,
Text: But the evening you shows your true colors,
Text: The heartstring pulling smile behind your mask, the young girl who is alone…
Druid: I really want… to…
Druid: Hold you tightly in my arms!!
Druid: Fresh innovation and undoubted quality,
Druid: This really is the Phantomhive Company’s special revolutionary curry!
Sebastian: My gratitude for the praise.
Announcer: Now’s the time that everyone has been waiting for! Taste-testing time!
Announcer: Everyone is now free to taste the curry they have their eyes on.
Judges: This really is a difficult decision to make.
Moustache: It was Harold West Company’s Agni that created a curry mixed so well it is within the realms of the gods.
Beard: No, I am more impressed by Phantomhive Company’s Sebastian. He has created a new page in the history of curry.
Druid: I cannot choose.
Druid: The beautiful lady, or the cute young girl? No matter which, they both have different flavors.
Announcer: Everyone has waited long for this moment.
Announcer: After numerous rounds of discussion,
Announcer: The victor of this curry show is…
Announcer: Harold West Company, and Phantomhive Company!
Announcer: A tie!!
Goggles: Please wait.
Goggles: The vic…
Bard: Who’s that fashionable old lady?
Text: Lots of discussion
Lau: That person is…
Text in bottom right hand corner of last panel: Commotion
Text next to Lau’s face: It seems like…
Text at top left hand corner of last panel: Noise
Text on top of Ciel’s head: Step
Ciel: Your Majesty!
Ciel: Why have you come here?
Text in box: Queen Victoria
Text just below box: Sparkling
Queen V: Greetings, everyone.
Crowd: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN!?
Text in box: This queen is the one who crafted the most brilliant time of Great Britain’s history.
Text in box: Not only was she the political power behind the idea of expanding the territories of Great Britain to be ‘The Empire Where The Sun Never Sets’,
Text in box: Even in the fields of fashion and balls and other fashionable events, she is the one leading the trends, with immense popularity with the people.
Text in box: Till this day, she is still deeply in love with the deceased King Albert.
Text in box: This is off topic, but it is said that the popularity contest, “The Unrestrained Earl” was based on Her Highness.
Queen V: Before more words,
Text next to Goggles: Tremble
Goggles: Her Majesty has a few words to say.
Queen V: This curry show was indeed exciting.
Text next to horse: Thank you, John.
Queen V: The fragrance permeating the entire room reminds me of the time I had curry with Albert on White Island.
Text next to pocket watch: Flip open
Queen V: Oh, Albeeeeeeeeert…
Text next to Goggles, above Queen V: Your Majesty, please pull yourself together.
Text at arrow pointing to doll: King Albert Doll
King A: I want to eat the curry here with you too…
Lau: Her Majesty is really emotional…
Word outside the panel: Read straight
Words at the bottom right hand corner of panel: Victoria, pull yourself together. I’m Albert.
Words to the left of that: Albert? Where are you?
Words to top left hand corner of panel: That’s why I told you not to come out.
Ciel: Shut up.
Words just above John’s head: Your Majesty, Albert-sama has always been by your side.
Queen V: You would not oppose to me joining this competition as an invited judge, would you?
Queen V: My choice is…
Queen V: Cough
Queen V: Cough…
Queen V: Phantomhive Company’s Butler, Sebastian.
Queen V: Which would be you.
West: Would the curry we made lose to a deep-fried pie using curry as a filling?
Queen V: Please cast your glance over there.
Queen V: Do you understand?
Queen V: Phantomhive’s curry requires no utensils and can be consumed by anyone.
Queen V: Yes, that is right, this is a method that even takes into account children.
Queen V: Everyone is happy, the rich, the poor, the adults, the children. Everyone is equal.
Queen V: This advantage, to Great Britain who will control the New Century before us, is essential.
Queen V: I highly approve of the Phantomhive Company’s accounting for children.
Queen V: Thus,
Queen V: The victor is the Phantomhive Company!
Text in front of West: Tremble
West: How… How can this…
Bard: Nice one, Sebastian-san!
Maylene: Sebastian-san is so awesome!
Text at top left hand corner of panel: Kyaaaaaa!
Text below that: Let’s eat together!
Finny: You should come and eat too, Young Master!
Ciel thinking: That’s right. Sebastian thought of the pie
Ciel thinking: After seeing Finny at that time.
Announcer: Congratulations, Master Sebastian!
Announcer: Could we have a few words?
Text next to Sebastian’s face: Smile
Sebastian: I’m no Master.
Side text: The sounds which resonate through the Crystal Palace… The fragrances wafting from within… Delicious
Sebastian: I am but
Sebastian: a butler. [Again, you can insert his catchphrase Akuma de shitsuji desu kara thing.]
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