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Jun
JunTTT2
Jun in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Full Name Jun Kazama
Also Known as Ecological Fighter
The Chosen One
Mama Kazama
Status Presumably deceased
Fighting Style Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts (based on Koryu bujutsu) [1] [2]
Nationality Flag of Japan Japanese [1] [2]
Height 170cm (5′ 7″) [1] [2]
Weight 54kg (119 lbs) [1] [2]
Eyes Brown
Hair Black
Likes Her son
Basking in the woods
Animals
Saving people
Peace
Purity [2]
Dislikes Deception
the Devil Gene
Ogre
Violence
Evil
Devil
Species Human
Gender Female
Age 22 (T2)
37 (At the time of the attack by Ogre)
43 (present)
Blood Type AB [1] [2]
Occupation Wildlife Organization Officer [2]
Hobby Birds and sunset watching [2]
Family Jin Kazama (Son)
Alignment Good
Game Appearances Tekken 2
Spin-off:
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Tekken Revolution
Other:
Tekken: Live Action
Voice Actors Japanese:
Shiho Kikuchi (T2, TTT)
Yumi Tôma (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Sendai Eri (Tekken: The Motion Picture as a child)
Mamiko Noto (TTT2)
English:
Edi Patterson (Tekken: The Motion Picture)


Jun Kazama (風間 準 Kazama Jun?) is a character in the Tekken series who first made her debut in Tekken 2. She is the mother of Jin Kazama. Jun was assumed to have been killed in Ogre's wrath when he awoke, but her official status is "missing". Jun is one of a small group of characters who have only appeared in one canon game. In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Jun transforms into Unknown, the final boss.

StoryEdit

Tekken 2Edit

Prologue (Manual)

Jun is an officer of the WWWC, a wildlife protection organization. She is highly spiritual and can sense a mysterious power surrounding Kazuya. Besides her duty to arrest Kazuya, who smuggles protected animals, she wants to free Kazuya of his evil power during the tournament.

Ending Description: The screen shows two birds flying over a forest. It then shows a chipmunk nibbling on an acorn in a tree. It soon looks up. A horse is showing looking up as well. A yellow school bus drops Jun off at a forest area (presumably a protected wildlife environment). Jun steps off with the sun beaming in front of her as she breathes in the fresh air while closing her eyes blissfully. Suddenly, four various birds, a gazelle, the horse and chipmunk surround her. A bird lands on her shoulder as the chipmunk crawls up her arm and perches itself on her shoulder as well. She is then shown riding sideways on the horse being accompanied by 3 normal birds along with a huge owl and the chipmunk into the sunset. Jun gets off and walks towards the scenic view of the sunset before her peacefully.

Tekken 3Edit

She has taught and trained Jin her Kazama self-defense fighting style. Years later, Jun sensed the approaching of great evil and told Jin that if anything should happen to her, that he should seek out his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima.

Jun's words proved to be prophetic, and some time after Jin's 15th birthday, Ogre did indeed attack. Jun screamed for Jin to run away, but Jin wished to protect his beloved mother and prepared to fight Ogre in order to save Jun. Ogre, however, was too much of a match for Jin and knocked him unconscious. What happened next is unknown, but by the time Jin woke up, the Kazama house was burnt to the ground and Jun was missing. Jin desperately searched for her, but she was nowhere to be found or seen. Jin assumed that Jun was dead and swore revenge on Ogre.

Tekken 4Edit

Jun makes a cameo appearance as a vision as Jin Kazama is about to finish off Heihachi Mishima. This causes Jin to spare Heihachi's life and flee away while saying, "Be Thankful for Jun Kazama" (風間準に感謝しろ Kazama Jun ni kansha shiro).

Tekken 5Edit

In the Devil Within mode, Jin has heard that Jun may be alive. However, he does not find her anywhere. Instead, Jin confronts his worst nightmare, True Ogre, again.

Tekken 6Edit

Jun is seen and mentioned numerous times during the prologue for the Scenario Campaign Mode for Tekken 6, in which Jin, Kazuya, and Heihachi re-tell the main events of the previous Tekken games. In this prologue, Kazuya Mishima describes how he met Jun. He also describes how he found her fearless and mysterious. Jin Kazama then describes how much he misses his mother and wishes that she were still with him. He then goes on to explain that he defeated Ogre in the honor of Jun.

Other appearancesEdit

Tekken: The Motion PictureEdit

Jun is one of the central main characters in Tekken: The Motion Picture. As a child, Jun witnessed Kazuya Mishima being thrown off of a cliff by his father, Heihachi Mishima. She climbed down the cliff to try and save Kazuya but was unable to find him. She was haunted by this experience all through her childhood and into her adulthood. In the present day, Jun is an officer of the WWWC, a wildlife protection organization. She is highly psychic and can sense a mysterious power surrounding Kazuya (who is revealed to have survived the fall from the cliff).

She is teamed up with police officer Lei Wulong and their assignment is to investigate the Mishima Conglomerate's genetic engineering of bio-weapons, but she is constantly drawn to Kazuya; she can't let him give in to his hatred and kill his father, Heihachi. After many confrontations, Jun discovers that Kazuya is possessed by the Devil but is able to convince Kazuya to spare the life of Heihachi. The story jumps to the future to show that Jun is living a peaceful and happy life with her son, Jin Kazama. However, she is able to sense something strange in the air (most likely Ogre). She promises Jin that everything will be alright and the two leave together hand in hand.

Tekken Tag TournamentEdit

Jun appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament.

Ending Description: Jun finds her son in his devil form lying unconscious on the ground in Unknown's stage. She touches Devil Jin's forehead and turns into his normal form but still unconscious. Jun smiles. When Jin wakes up, Jun is gone.

Jun in Devil's Ending: Jun is lying unconscious on the ground in Unknown's stage. Devil leans over her body, picks her up into his arms and flies away.

Tekken Tag Special Alliance Partners

Tekken Movie (2010 film)Edit

Jun Kazama appeared in the live-action Tekken movie. In this version she was a single parent of Jin Kazama and died from an explosion sent by Kazuya Mishima's jack hammer forces. Unlike in the game, she was sexually assaulted by Kazuya Mishima which is how she gave birth to her son Jin Kazama. Jun is portrayed by actress Tamlyn Tomita.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2Edit

Jun returns in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. She has an entirely new stance and moves that seperate her from Asuka Kazama, though she still retains her White Heron Dance/Blizzard Combo and other moves of the Kazama Style of fighting.

Jun also appears in the game's intro, watching the fight from a distance. Lili spots her and tries to analyze her, only to be caught and telekinetically have her binoculars destroyed.

Jun appears after Ogre's defeat in Arcade and Time Attack mode where she emerges from a white bright light, ready to fight. After defeat, Jun will transform into the game's final boss, Unknown. The wolf spirit is nowhere to be seen.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Jun Kazama's Arcade Ending(01:01)
JinKazama177Added by JinKazama177

Ending Description: Jun walks into the middle of a dark forest, where she begins to glow a white aura. As she does, the spirits of woodland creatures gather towards her and encircle her. They embrace her as she turns into a ball of white energy and shoots into the sky, creating many stars.

Special Alliance Partners: Edit

Tekken RevolutionEdit

Jun appears as an unlockable playable character in Tekken Revolution. She was included along with Armor King as part of the Winter Campaign event.

Intro and Win QuotesEdit

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Intro Quotes

You dare defy fate? (運命に抗うのですか? Unmei ni aragau no desu ka?)

 So, you survived. (生きていたのですね ikiteita no desu ne)*
I can sense a great power. (力を…感じます chikara wo kanjimasu)
Get ready! (参ります mairimasu)
Did you forget my teachings? (私の教え、忘れたのですか? watashi no oshie... wasureta no desu ka?)

* To characters that have appeared in Tekken 2 along with their respective successors only.

Character RelationshipsEdit

TriviaEdit

General:

  • Jun's costume 'theme' seems to be white. This may be a reference to the universal symbol of good and purity.
    • The kanji for her given name (準 Jun) means "rule", "standard", "associate" or "to correspond". Ironically, her name can be read as Hitoshi (ひとし) when used as a male given name, similarly to her son's name Jin(仁). Due to her character design, her name is commonly mistaken as (純 Jun) meaning "pure".
  • There is speculation to whether or not the intimate meeting between Kazuya and Jun was consensual or that their meeting was simply an act of fate.
  • Jun wants to "save" Kazuya in a variety of ways regardless of how many times she fails to do so.[3]
  • The Tekken 6 artbook revealed that Unknown was originally meant to be Jun's sister but the idea was dropped as a main story element when Tekken Tag Tournament became non-canonical.
  • Jun was considered for Tekken 3 as her portrait, voice and some moves can be found on the arcade version of the game through hacking. They were removed from the home port.
  • Ogre has some of Jun's moves, like her "Windmill Kick".
  • Jun has the ability to "repress" the devil gene in her son, Jin, with a single touch (as seen in her Tekken Tag Tournament ending). Asuka Kazama, who is known to be related to her, also has the same ability, but hasn't realized her strange power yet.
  • Jun can also use telekinetic powers like her son's devil form as shown in her special win pose with him in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
  • Jun, at 170cm (5′ 7″), is the second tallest female fighter in Tekken.
  • In Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Asuka's hair can be customized to look like Jun's.
  • Jun's title of "Chosen One" has made her special even amongst other Kazamas, as stated in her Tekken 2 profile.
  • Jun would be 41 during Tekken 3, 43 during Tekken 4, 5 and 6, as if she appeared in those games, making her arguably the eldest female playable human character in the Tekken series; Jun may be in a tie with Nina Williams, who is chronologically 43 years as well, though physically 24.
  • Jun is the only character who has changed stances more than once. In Tekken Tag Tournament, she had her arms almost aligned (the stance Asuka now has). In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, her stance is somewhat similar to Jin Kazama and Bob's stances in their Tekken 5 and Tekken 6 CGs, respectively.
  • In Tekken 6's Scenario Campaign mode, Alisa stated that a sibling of Jun's has opened the "Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts" dojo in Asuka's stage. It's unclear and unknown what she meant, however.

Tekken 2:

Tekken 3:

  • In the opening, Jin is seen and Ogre is shown in the darkness holding something. It is usually interpreted as either the top of a temple pillar or a head with long hair. It was rumored that it was Jun's severed head, although it wasn't ever confirmed. That could be a vision of Jin, thinking that this is what happened to his mother, as he did not actually see the fight between Jun and Ogre.

Tekken Tag Tournament:

  • Jun's ending is similar to Angel's.
  • Unknown always starts with her moveset.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • Jun's current voice actress is Mamiko Noto.
  • Jun appears in Lars' dream with the rest of the Mishima family from his ending as she, Asuka and her son, Jin are the only Kazamas to join the table for dinner and she's the only one who prepared the food for them to eat.
  • Jun is the final boss of the game, coming through a beam of shining light after the battle with True Ogre. Also, she has enhanced health due to her being the only one fought. When beaten in the first round, she kneels on her knees with her head down, just to pick her head up revealing her eye color changing to yellow and transforming into Unknown.
    • The following battle is between the player's two tag partners with a reimagined Unknown, using the level's purple ooze alike shadow to perform vicious moves, one with even the ability to summon a white aura in front of the opponent. If the player comes near it, they will make their K.O. scream as a huge, purple ooze hand smacks them down, tagging them out forcefully. When defeated, several wolf spirits part from her body and she collapses, sinking into the purple ooze of the level with a faint smile.
  • In this game, Jun has a revised moveset; she retains many of her prior moves, but with the addition of two new stances, and various strings.

Other:

  • Jun's voice was also used for Final Fantasy character Yuna in the fan-made series Dead Fantasy.

GalleryEdit

Jun Kazama/Gallery

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/am/vg/tekken-tt/character/chara-jun.php
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/tekken2/frame.html
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/305198755303542785

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