Kuroshitsuji – 01
Both the OP and ED here are pretty good (the ED animation is very cute), but what I find surprising is that the ending is entirely in English and sung by relatively unknown female American artist Becca. Her voice reminds me a bit of Pink, and I find it interesting that an artist like her is being promoted like this in Japan.
-The first episode somewhat follows the manga, but diverges in the second half to make the story darker and more actiony. They did a good job creating a creepy mood, helped along by some strong production quality with the background chanting. In fact, I was impressed by how good the series in general looks and sounds.
-It appears that they’re jumping into the fun stuff next week, and that’ll be where the action really begins. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to continue following this series, but I’m definitely going to watch at least next week to see Sebastion kick some ass.