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Jun’s traumatic past got revealed this time. I don’t quite remember if the original and Traumend revealed it, but it’s interesting to finally know what happened to him.

7 Comments

  1. ChexGuy Said,

    July 19, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

    The first series revealed a different “traumatic” past where he tested for a private school and failed the test.

  2. Ana Said,

    July 20, 2013 @ 1:55 am

    Why does older Jun look so different from younger Jun? I just can’t see them as the same character :/

  3. relentlessflame Said,

    July 20, 2013 @ 3:04 am

    @Ana:
    That was actually explained in this episode; he dyed his hair and wears contacts instead of glasses.

  4. Tropic Thunder Said,

    July 20, 2013 @ 4:52 am

    …Why does he look so much like Emiya Shirou?

  5. Dakkar Said,

    July 20, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    They’ve changed Jun’s background in the original series, and now they went back to the manga version. After all, they seem to follow the manga fairly closely, although alt-Jun feels more pathetic than what I remember from the manga. Or perhaps they just drag the things a bit too much. At this pace, I wonder how many episodes until the best doll appears.

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 20, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    I feel Not Winded Jun is a very accurate depiction of someone that was a hikkikomori that grew up without anyone changing his life like Winded Jun did.

    I hate to admit it, but I can understand quite a bit of his thought processes regarding other people and life…. so while I understand it’s pathetic, I also see myself making the exact same choices too.

  7. Dakkar Said,

    July 20, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

    I always thought that Jun’s trauma was blown out of proportions. Throwing up, not going to school, being afraid to step outside – all of this is quite a bit of overreaction considering that he wasn’t even truly bullied. While the alt-Jun might be an adequate depiction of a social outcast trying to fit in, I just can’t buy how he’s got there, not to mention that he keeps showing quite extreme reactions. He might be a sensitive person, but there’s a limit to everything.

    Honestly, while the manga established all the same things, it didn’t spend too much mulling over them. Not to mention that with the manga, it’s reader’s choice how fast one goes through the pages of the pathetic Jun. The anime, on the other hand, forces its pacing on the viewer and savors what I would call the more boring parts of the original material. And the contrast with the pacing of the first episode just makes the things worse.
    It might be that they plan to only cover the unwinded world this season, which would explain why they drag the things a bit, but I’m not sure it’s the parts they should be spending more time on, even if they’re cheap production wise. There are trends indicating that even otakus are growing weary of pathetic MC’s, so the audience pandering this show is trying is a bit out of touch.

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