|Japanese Voice||Shigenori Soya|
|English Voice||Richard Epcar|
|First Appearance||The End of The World|
- "My name is Jun Bansyoya. I wrote this journal."
- — Jun Bansyoya —
The End of "The World" Terminal Disc
After Aura mysteriously vanished from The World, CC Corp hired Jun Bansyoya to be one of the leads of Project G.U. Along with the other lead, Jyotaro Amagi, he began researching the events of the Morganna Incident for clues that could lead to finding Aura. Eventually he and Jyotaro created the R.A. Plan, which was designed to create a new ultimate A.I. under the control of CC Corp.
They accomplished this plan by finding the Eight Phases of Morganna and sealing them into special characters called Epitaph-PCs. By combining the pieces of the Morganna Factor it was hoped that a new Aura would be reborn. However Jun grew uneasy as the first test of the program drew near, fearing that combining the Eight Phases would create a new Anti-Existence similar to Cubia. Not wanting this to happen Bansyoya stole the data for the Epitaph PC containing Tarvos and sealed it into his own personal computer. In Link and G.U. + it's revealed This sparked conflict with his junior, Kazumi, who deeply believed in Bansyoya and Project G.U. overall.
Amagi had suspected Bansyoya’s plans, and created a Dummy Morganna Factor as contingency. With Bansyoya gone, Amagi proceeded with the test. It was a horrific failure: the R.A. program crashed, deleting 80% of The World's data. Amagi himself suffered severe mental injury and proceeded to set fire to the CC Corp building. Jun arrived shortly after and tried to recover what he could, but he was only able to successfully capture Magus. The other six Phases had escaped into the system.
Accepting responsibility for the project's failure Jun resigned from CC Corp. Shortly afterwards The World was replaced with The World R:2. Watching from a distance he realized that the Epitaph-PCs released into the system were beginning to fuse with other players. Knowing that Tarvos would be needed if things were to be fixed, he sent the Epitaph PC containing Tarvos, Pi, to his sister Reiko along with a diary explaining everything that had occurred.
By the time the G.U. games began, Jun had vanished. It is implied that he died shortly after sending his diary to his sister Reiko, who would continue in his place using the Epitaph-PC he had sent her. His spirit is speculated to still exist somewhere deep inside Pi's Lost Weapon Stained Wing.
In G.U.+ as the first test of the program drew near, fearing that combining the Eight Phases would create a new Anti-Existence similar to Cubia. Not wanting this to happen Bansyoya stole the data for the Epitaph PC containing Tarvos and sealed it into his own personal computer. This sparks conflict with his junior, Kazumi, who deeply believed in Bansyoya and Project G.U. overall and who then years working along side Bansyoya's sister Reiko Sarki also known as Pi later would use the dummary avatar to try and restart the R.A. program.
During Reiko Saeki's conversation about the history of The World. Bansyoya and Amagi both appear inside a flashback in .hack//Quantum.
See Also: Jun Bansyoya (LINK)
- On November 2, 2024 4:17 am a certain article created by Jun Bansyoya was found off of Amakusa Bay by NAB agents David Steinberg and Eleanor. Labeled “CC415-MYM58-HS48 JUN 2012 CyberConnect Co, ltd”, the article’s contents are unknown.
Following his disappearance, but presumably before his speculated death, Bansyoya discovered the existence of the mama organization behind the phenomenon The World. He creates the 13th Bansyoya file, which eventually comes into the possession of Ryuuji Sogabe. 8 years later, Sogabe gives the file to Reiko Saeki.