The Monkey's true colors and intentions may be revealed on the next episode of the Japanese action anime series, "Juuni Taisen," but could this also mean her impending end?
The Monkey truly is the slyest participant in the ongoing Twelfth Juuni Taisen. Although she initially appears to be a harmless pacifist who wanted to end the war without any casualty, it was later revealed that she was behind the floor collapse that officially started the bloodshed.
Her tagline is "Killing Peacefully," and even though she may seem mild-mannered and is somewhat of a weakling, it can't be denied that she's just as determined that everyone else to win the War. Her current alliance is with the Rat, whose tagline is "Killing All."
The Rat, like the Monkey, seems like a pacifist who also prefers zero casualties, if it can be helped. However, he will also stop at nothing to gather all the gems from every other participant and win the War in the end.
Together, they form quite a formidable team, whom no one would dare suspect of cold-blooded intentions. But one can't help but wonder just how far their alliance will go?
The preview for the next episode aptly titled "The Enemy, a Noble Primate" hints at the Monkey's backstory and how this affects her current motivations.
And since every participant who has ever had an episode focus on them has already died, is the Monkey's end coming as well? Or will she be too sly for an early demise?
As it stands right now, the Dog, the Boar, and the Chicken are all gone and the Ox now has three gems in his possession.
"Juuni Taisen: Zodiac War" airs on Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m. JST on AT-X and late night at 2:30 a.m. JST on MBS. It also airs on Tokyo MX on Thursdays at midnight JST and on BS11 late night at 12:30 a.m. JST. Information on other broadcast schedules and online resources can be found on the series' official site. Episodes will also be available in selected regions outside Japan via Crunchyroll.