Recap: Digimon Adventure 02 E 9 The Evil Rings Magic Run Wild
As the Kaiser returns to his base, we get a look into the life of Ken Ichijouji through the use of some TV reports and flashbacks. After he appears on an interview on TV, in which he modestly shrugs off the reporterís questions, we find that Ken gets a pretty poor attitude from people around him, with his school principal sucking up to him, asking him to tutor his daughternote , and wanting an autograph. Ken, however, doesnít handle things very well either: once he gets home, after listening to his parents talk about nothing but the interview, he goes outside to the roof and angrily proclaims everyone to be ďinsectsĒ.The next morning, Daisuke tells everyone else about the Kaiser being Ken Ichijouji. Koushirou decides that they should look into it and contact Ken in the human world. Miyako arrives with an article about Ken, and Koushirou uses a picture in the article to identify the building where Ken lives.Kenís parents notice that Ken hasnít come out of his room since the day of the soccer game, not even going to school. After Kenís mother tells his father that the teachers have given up trying to understand Ken, Kenís father breaks down the bedroom door, only to find Ken gone from his room and a note left on the computer:
- I have nothing to do with this world anymore. Farewell, insects.
- Driven to Suicide: While not explicitly stated, itís heavily implied that Kenís parents began to fear this after reading the note Ken left on his computer.
- Foreshadowing: Hikariís observation that Kenís smile looks ďkindĒ.
- Miyakoís continued crush on Ken even after knowing heís the Kaiser.
- Hikikomori: Ken's parents burst into his room due to worrying about Ken showing this behavior.