QLeft.png A doctor who is usually a man of integrity and loved by all, but actually has a double personality and strongly yearns for immoral acts. When he changes into Hyde, his alter ego, he becomes destructive and speaks in a poetical way. From "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." QRight.png


Dr. Jekyll's Anguish

Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"It's finished... It's finally finished..."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"With this potion, I should be able to part with that foul character — Hyde."


:
Gulp.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"*groan* Aaahhh!"


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Hyde)
"*huff* *pant* My body is aching to go on a rampage... Now where shall I head off to tonight?"


Junna (icon).png Junna:
No, this won't do. This just makes me a regular villain.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
I'm stuck. It's almost time for the "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" performance too.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
It looks like you're struggling with Mr. Hyde's portrayal.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Oh, Tendo-san.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Utterson)
"If you're troubled, how about consulting me, Utterson, Dr. Jekyll's good friend?"


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Huh?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Heh heh, thanks, Mr. Utterson. Then I shall take you on your offer.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Actually, I can't seem to find the way to go about portraying Mr. Hyde...


Maya (icon).png Maya:
The way to portray him?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Yes. Mr. Hyde is a personality born as a reaction to the respectable Jekyll's oppressed emotions.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
I think the most important point of this role is his wicked insanity that runs rampant with an impulsive destructiveness.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
I see. I also think it's crucial to include Mr. Hyde's insanity.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
But it's the "insanity" that's a nuisance.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Nuisance?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Insanity is only insanity when even you yourself don't know what you're doing.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
In order to capture that insanity objectively, I've experimented various ways to act it out.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
But it's only insanity when you don't realize it yourself.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Once you've realized it, it's no longer insanity.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Yes, you're exactly right.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
To refine the acting, an objective view is necessary but the moment I'm aware of it, the insanity is lost.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
The more I think about it the more lost I get.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
I have to be aware of the insanity to act it out, but the moment I'm aware of it, it disappears.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
That is quite the conundrum.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Yeah. So I don't know what to do anymore.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Hm...


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Hoshimi-san, this is just my opinion, but I think the most important thing is to not look back.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Not look back?


Maya (icon).png Maya:
If insanity is lost when you become aware of it, then you should stick to being completely subjective and not look back.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
In short, just absorb yourself into the role and enjoy it.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
...!


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Looking back on your own acting - like self-reflection... Being able to look at it objectively is a strength of yours.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
But on the other hand, I think it's more of a hindrance for you right now.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Maybe sometimes it's important to not rely on that and just enjoy the role.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
...


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Hoshimi-san? What's the matter?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Ah, it's nothing. I didn't think I'd hear that from you so I was just a little surprised.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Was it unexpected?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Yeah. To be honest, I'd always thought your acting was more theory-based than feeling-based.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Heh heh, you're right. It's true that this is something that I would never have come up with in the past.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
But recently, I've started to enjoy my roles in an instinctive way like Aijo-san.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
It's also thanks to everyone at Frontier.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
In which case... This is Maya Tendo, getting better day by day.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
To hear you say that — that's also a result of your improvement.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Anyway... To leave it all behind and enjoy the role...


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Thank you, Tendo-san. Thanks to you, I think I've figured it out.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
You're welcome. I look forward to seeing your Mr. Hyde.

The Freed Mr. Hyde

Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Hyde)
"Hidden SILHOUETTE... Harsh VOICE...
The me within myself... Just who are you?"


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Utterson)
"You've noticed, haven't you, Hyde — No, Dr. Jekyll."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Hyde)
"Jekyll? That's right.
That's the name of the NOISE ringing inside me... TRUE VOICE — the real identity behind this voice."


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Utterson)
"Stop it already, Hyde. You mustn't commit any more crimes."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Hyde)
"FREEDOM! No one can stop me... Unleashed PERSONA...
Growing desires... This is my STYLE... Hyde."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Hyde)
"Ngh, not yet... BREAKDOWN!
Quiet down, VOICE... I... As I am... As I like..."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"...Ah, it's Utterson..."


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Utterson)
"Dr. Jekyll! You're conscious!"


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"Yes, I appear to have been able to gain it back somehow... Nngh."


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Utterson)
"Doctor!"


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"Utterson. The potion will cease to work soon. The next time Hyde's personality appears, I'm afraid I won't return."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"In that case, that greed-filled personality's desires will most likely keep growing and he'll continue to commit wicked deeds and crimes."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"That's why, to prevent further damage, I will take this life and put an end to this tragedy."


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Utterson)
"Dr. Jekyll, you mustn't be hasty. You can still start over."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"Unfortunately, it is too late. Hyde has already committed numerous crimes. I must take responsibility as the one who created him."


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Utterson)
"If you are to take responsibility, then you should accept him, live on, and pay for the crimes."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"Accept Hyde, you say?"


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Utterson)
"That's right, Dr. Jekyll. Accept yourself. Mr. Hyde is also a part of you!"


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"Hyde is me?"


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Utterson)
"I'm sure you're aware. No matter how much you try to avoid it, Hyde is a part of you..."


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Utterson)
"A strong desire for destruction and pleasure exists inside of you."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"I... I..."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"Yes, I longed for them — dark and immoral acts of crime. It was too much of a sweet temptation for the me who was forced into this respectable way of life."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Hyde)
"That's why... BIRTH. This PERSONA of mine was born."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"I'd thought that if I could cut ties with this loathsome character with a potion, everything would be solved, but..."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Hyde)
"MISTAKE... I made a mistake... DRUG...
Excessive drugs... The me inside you has grown even more."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll)
"I understand... What's important is acknowledgement...
Acknowledge...my desires...my longing for crime."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Hyde)
"I'll admit it... My GUILT."


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Jekyll & Hyde)
"I am thou, thou art I... A REVERSIBLE style...
I... We are Jekyll and Hyde."


After the Performance

Junna (icon).png Junna:
Thank goodness.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
That was a great play, Hoshimi-san.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
You were great too, Tendo-san!


Maya (icon).png Maya:
I was surprised by your Mr. Hyde. I hadn't expected that...narcissism.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
With a certain absurdity added to it, it brought a renewed version of the otherwise only brutal Hyde.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Heh, thanks. It was worth my hard work at exploring.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
How did you come up with this?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
It was to not look back. Your words gave me a hint.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Jekyll, who normally lives a respectable life, yearns deeply for evil...for immoral acts of crime.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
When Jekyll transforms into Mr. Hyde, he loses his inhibition.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
He enjoys his fill of wicked deeds without ever looking back.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
The acting should be over the top too so it's embarrassing, but I figured it'd be good to have him speak poetically.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
I see... It's true that when emotions run high, people can sometimes turn poetical.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Even so, I needed quite a bit of courage to be able to take on Hyde's role.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Up until now, I've never had a role that's so out there. I'm not sure if I've done it correctly.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
To be quite honest, I'm terrified that I might have overdone it.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
But that's why I thought it was worth trying.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
The assignment I set for myself this time was to not look back.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
In order to reach the stage, I had to endure the embarrassment that made me want to look back.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Thanks to that, I feel like I've gained another outstanding performance.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Heh heh. Looks like the Hyde within Hoshimi-san has been awakened.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
You're right. Occasionally, these kinds of roles are nice too.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
(As Hyde)
"HORIZON... Surpass it... Beyond the horizon...
The burning PASSION... The brilliance within me."

Junna (icon).png Junna:
Thanks to the hard work I put into Jekyll and Hyde, I think they've turned out nicely. Look forward to the performance!

Junna (icon).png Junna:
Out of all the roles I've done so far, Hyde's role was definitely the most difficult one.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
The more I tried to find the answer, the most lost I became. Tendo-san said it was a conundrum and she's exactly right.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
It was worth all my efforts though. I was able to develop a new style of acting for myself. It's important to not look back sometimes.

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