As Formalities End

Despite being involved in a battle until only one remains, the good thing about the Rozen Maidens and the Alice War is that, they’re civil. There’s always a time for trivialities and formalities. A time to drink tea and rest, and a time to draw their swords and fight. And the surprising thing about it, nobody decides what starts when. Despite the burden that Rozen gave them, they are still sisters.

Though I don’t think the rest of the dolls have any plans to go chummy with the seventh. Considering the atrocities Kirakishou did (and will do), I doubt they’ll be able to let her antics slide.

That aside…


Seriously, that pain in the ass deserved way more than that. Despite enduring a ton of bullshit, that was one scene where Jun’s diligence and patience paid-off. And true enough, Shinku’s monologue about him hit spot on. Both Juns were at a state of confusion and reluctance but hold immeasurable talent. They only need to open the door and face their fears in order to move forward.

Saitou’s acknowledgement of Jun’s kindness felt symbolic for me as this reflects the truth of both Juns. Just as the Jun of the Wound world cared to involve himself with the Rozen Maidens and the Alice War, causing a drastic change to his personality where he began to interact more and even put himself in danger, the Jun of the Unwound World is also undergoing such rite.

He may be fooled into thinking that nothing changed, hence his desire to have another doll, but the fact that he was able to put up with Shinku’s demands caused the ripple that led him to expand his world: interacting with Saitou, putting up with the manager’s bitching, being involved in Saitou’s troupe. Small things. The casual interactions that Jun had with a unique being that replaced a normal individual started to change him.

The prelude to the clash draws near and Jun’s contract to both Shinku and Suigintou may be needed to face such a devious threat. I look forward to next week’s episode.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 18:26:20

    Probably one of my favourite episodes so far. I hope the next few episodes won’t be too rushed.


  2. baka~
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 23:09:30

    If my memory serves me right, there’s actually a lot that’s going to happen before shit comes down. I doubt everything will be concluded next episode considering the twists along the way.


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