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Old 2010-10-11, 19:33   Link #76
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Originally Posted by wingman32x View Post
Well, he's a lot more impressive than the Junichi we're stuck with in the anime. At least the one in LGO had limits to his perversion and stupidity. In the anime he's, like you said, a lot more open with it. Nearly every teenage boy is going to be perverted to some extent, but it all depends on how you handle those urges. In the manga, he did a good job of it. In the anime, though, he stupidly acts on nearly every impulse the guy gets. I think that's quite a distinction.
The only time Junichi "controlled" himself in the anime or the manga was when Ai lifted her skirt to reveal her swimsuit. Junichi's passionate speech about Ai's swimmer breasts was in the manga too, so I don't see how that's an extra -1 for anime Junichi. Otherwise, Junichi has taken every opportunity to peek in both the anime and the manga.

Junichi saying what he did in front of the swimming team isn't enough to put him above or below his manga self either. There would be a valid complaint if Junichi intentionally peeked on the entire team and spoke about the entire team, but there is evidence to suggest otherwise.

First, Junichi didn't begin his speech until he saw Ai. He looked in Ai's direction. Junichi was trying to apologize to Ai, and Hibiki caught onto that too.
There's also the uncertainty behind Junichi "peeking" at the swim team. Even if the team blamed him for peeking, whether that was Junichi's true motive is still uncertain. The swim team would have accused him for peeking regardless of his true intentions, because he's a guy not on the team that's visiting a girls-only swimming practice. Junichi could have wanted to apologize to Ai from the very beginning.
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