Juni Taisen (Zodiac War): Season 1/ Episode 12 “The One Wish That Must Be Granted, and the Ninety-nine That Can Be Done Without” [Season Finale] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

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And so Juni Taisen ends and just as most of the season has been anti-climatic, so is Nezumi’s wish.


Previous Recap: Episode 11 “To Treat a Man to Beef From His Own Cow”

 

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Who Was Nezumi Before the Juni Taisen?

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Excellent question! Well, outside of reminding us he is but a high school student, we learn absolutely nothing else. Oh, my bad – he does have a crush on a girl who doesn’t even get named. There is that. However, as for the family which pushed him into the Juni Taisen, the jobs he did before it, or anything which would make up for how little we got to know over the past 11 episodes? Nope, nothing, nada, zilch.

What Would Be Your Wish?

However, there is some attempt to compensate for the lack of information we get on Nezumi by learning the wishes of the warriors that died. Heck, in the case of Dotsuku (Died episode 2), we learn he was an adopted father to a kid he rescued from a pervert. Hence why he was still a warrior. As for the rest? Well, there isn’t anything interesting or meaningful.

We do learn some of their wishes, like how Niwatori (Died episode 3) wishes for confidence but for the most part, there isn’t anything endearing. It pretty much is all nonsense ranging from a harem to eternal youth and things of that nature.

Nezumi also asks the girl he kind of likes but with her wish being everyone being happy, and him really thinking what that could mean, he just gives up.

The Wish

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So, after considering what other people would wish for, what ultimately ended up being Nezumi’s wish? Well, to forget. As for forget what specifically? You do know which show we’re watching right? It isn’t noted if he just means the Juni Taisen, his time as a warrior, his ability to see 100 hypothetical paths, or what. Just to forget and seemingly, that brings him happiness.

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. So you really could have wished for anything huh? Heck, we’re even told there was the option to wish for 100 more wishes. Making you wonder, why is it, over all the Juni Taisen’s, not one psycho decided to end the world or something like that? If not a Sharyu type who wanted to competition to stop.

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What Was The Point In That?

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Being that Nezumi has long been established as the doom and gloom type, much less your usual angsty teen, there was any sort of excitement when he won. What makes matters worse though, is this episode doesn’t explore a lot of questions left unanswered. Such as, with him winning, what does that mean in terms of the governments reshaping the world? What is the reaction of all the families who lost and what happens to their prestige because of said lost?

Lest we forget, some like Sharyu and Dotsuku have loved ones, so what happened to them? On top of that, more than likely, Usagi had a whole lot of other “friends” walking around. What happened once they dropped dead? Heck, taking it to the next level, what were the past wishes of winners? I would have loved to learn that.

Really thinking about it, I could go on and on but then would come the sad realization that theorizing what could have happened would lead to better ideas than what did.

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