Well this doesn’t look good.
|…I have no idea where the time went. I apologize. OTL I did manage to finish a bunch of shoujo manga and catch up with Love Lab (and InuHasa) in my procrastination though, so there’s that I guess.|
Ah, now this is closer to the depressing Jun I remember. His views on how Saito is going to leave him pretty much sums up his view on the world at the moment. He think she only talked to him because the doll’s interference in this world changed it’s path a bit. So that’s why he’s desperate to make another doll. On the other hand though, Jun is still a pretty great protagonist aside from that. He handled Suigintou pretty well this episode, seeing through her bluffs, but at the same time accepting her deal anyways (and showing some concern for her well being). I still don’t have a clue about what the book is all about, but it did bring up an interesting concept of people wanting to leave something behind. Or in Jun’s case, he wants to keep something from the time the dolls are around since that will change the fate that this world is on.
On the other hand though, Shinku said pretty much the opposite. From her view, it isn’t the record of having something happen that’s important, but the moment itself and the fact that she remembers it. Of course, she’s lived a lot longer than Jun and has had a lot of experience with other worlds and such to draw from too. Other than if her Rosa Mystica is taken, Shinku pretty much has eternal life, and even if she does have her Rosa Mystica taken, her body will still remain (and even then, there’s the potential of her returning to life if her Rosa Mystica is given back). So her view on time is a lot different than Jun’s, and for good reason, since she’s pretty much immortal.
…And then the wound Jun confirms that the wound Jun that unwound Jun is talking to isn’t actually any Jun at all. If it wasn’t painfully obvious by the white vines surrounding Jun this episode, the new doll that unwound Jun is handling is a part of Kirakishou’s trap. Even though she doesn’t have a body, and therefore, the body that Jun is working on isn’t her. …Er, well, I guess she does have a body now since she took over Hina Ichigo’s, but at the same time, if Jun was making that body, he would still technically be making Hina Ichigo and not Kirakishou. You’ll see. This would all make a lot more sense if they would just get to the confrontation of Kirakishou already. You have to admit though, her plan is going really well. She’s played on unwound Jun’s fears and insecurities brilliantly.
Anyways, wound Jun is stuck in the N-Feild with Kanaria (since she was the only doll who wasn’t screwed over by Kirakishou) with only Kanaria’s medium to talk to. …Which I imagine is good for company, maybe for practical advice, but not much else, since Mitsu is more of a doll fanatic than anything. She is relevant to the plot, in that she helped wound Jun get his confidence up after she sells a dress he made online (for a lot of money) and praising his skills, but she’s not the kind of relevant (like having a vast knowledge of how the N-Feild works or something else useful like that) that could help in this situation. Meanwhile, there’s Laplace’s Demon, the rabbit narrator of sorts. …Even I don’t know what his part of this all is, but he just seems to be watching everything and interfering whenever he feels like it. I don’t know if this is giving away too much, but he’s not really on a ‘side’ to this, but he’ll show up and give advice on occasion. Though he talks in riddles and nobody really likes him all that much.
The first part of the manga was equal parts about the dolls and Jun, and the first episode of the anime was all about the dolls. Both had waaay more action in them, which kept things interesting, but having this part of the story focus mostly on Jun is interesting too in a way. Seeing a possibility of how he could grow up gives quite a bit of insight on his character. Especially in the character traits he keeps, like his treatment towards the dolls and his limited view of himself. …Though most of this is probably lost in the fact that anyone who started the series with only this anime know nothing about unwound Jun. Plus it might be a bit early to talk about this, since the unwound Jun’s character has some interesting changes coming up.
The next episode -should- be the start of day 7 for Shinku. …Probably.