Part 3: She's So Unusual
MUSIC: Beautiful Lie
In contrast to the second floor, the first is so big we won't be getting to all of it today. Before we meet new people, let's take a closer look at that northeast hallway.
It's separated from the rest of the first floor by a gate that's definitely always been here.
This door in the south wall looks important, but it won't open just yet.
Hm? What's the matter, Shuichi?
Ah, it's nothing... I just..feel strange...
Strange? How so?
We might be...caught up in something even stranger than we imagined.
W-Well, it's natural to feel unsettled when we know so little about what's going on...
But we'll probably be fine.
...What makes you say that?
Because we have sixteen Ultimate students on our side! As long as we work together as friends, I just know nothing bad will happen!
You might not notice, but there are little personalized lockers right next to the door, one side for boys and the other for girls. With my luck you guys can't actually read the names on them, but trust me on this.
We can't help but notice this coming back.
I don't know... There's an indent in the middle. I wonder what that is.
This place seriously has a lot of weird stuff.
Moving on to the west wing.
Well, you both look alright. That's good.
Situation could be better, though.
Hey, let me ask you something... Do you guys remember how you got here?
If you're asking us, then...you don't remember either, do you?
Ha, you're the same way too, huh? You don't remember anything, do you? I guess that means everyone here's the same.
I asked the others too. They all said they don't remember.
It's like...we all have amnesia or something.
Ah, but that's...not normal. If everyone here has amnesia
MUSIC: Rise of the Ultimates
Wait...amnesia's a stretch. We're probably just confused...l'm sure we'll remember eventually.
Or it could be group hypnosis, maybe brainwashing...
In any case... I hope we remember soon.
MUSIC: Beautiful Lie
Otherwise...I'll end up the outcast.
The outcast...? What do you mean?
I also forgot...my own talent.
Phew, I'm in trouble. I know I must have been some kind of Ultimate... I just don't remember.
You sure about that?
Is that true...?
'Course it is. But then again, I don't blame you for not believing me.
Oh...I never told you my name, did I? It's not like...I already told you, but then I forgot I did, right?
No, you haven't told me your name yet.
AUDIO: Ultimate Introduction: Rantaro Amami
I can't remember my Ultimate talent at the moment... But I promise, I'm not a bad guy. Nice to meet ya.
Rantaro is voiced in English by Johnny Yong Bosch, who rose from humble beginnings as the second Black Ranger in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers to become one of the most well-known voice actors of our time. Some of his most prominent roles include Jonathan Joestar in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood, Lelouch in Code Geass, Izaya Orihara in Durarara, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, and Hajime Hinata in Danganronpa 2. In Japanese, he's played by Hikaru Midorikawa, who also played Sakamoto in Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto, Heero Yuy in Gundam Wing, Akihiko Sanada in Persona 3, Soma Cruz in Castlevania: Aria/Dawn of Sorrow, and Tien and Android 16 in Dragon Ball Z, Kai and Super.
For someone who can't remember his talent, he doesn't seem too shaken up about it...
...Is it weird? That I'm not really bothered by the fact that I don't remember my talent?
You know, I'm actually kinda looking forward to finding out. I wonder what Ultimate I am...
Anyway, it'd be nice if we could get along. We aren't going anywhere for a while.
Huh? What do you mean...?
Nothin'. Just a feeling.
Haha, hey, don't worry about it, alright?
I thought he would be a pretty chill guy to talk to, but... ...I have no idea what's going through his head right now.
This is the school store, where you can spend your Monocoins. Not yet, though. How about the dining hall?
NEW MUSIC: Cool Morning
A dining hall definitely makes this place feel more like a school... But this place is called the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles... I doubt it's anything like a typical school.
In the demo, we went into the kitchen to retrieve some evidence. However, in the full game, we don't have the ability to enter it, nor will we ever have a reason to.
"Dining Hall Rules"
"You may eat any food you find in the dining hall."
"Please take responsibility for all utensils and dishes used and clean up after yourself."
"The dining hall will be locked during nighttime."
Nighttime? So it's closed at...night?
Don't tell me all the exits are blocked...
Could that mean...this has been abandoned for a long time?
NEW MUSIC: Finding Peace Party
I'm yelling so I can build up my spirit energy! Don't you know you can unlock your brain's full potential by yelling to build up spirit energy!?
Ah, I've heard that pro athletes do that. It's supposed to help you focus...
I must be prepared for combat at all times, just in case someone tries to attack me! I will protect myself with Neo-Aikido!
Aikido...? Then, you're
AUDIO: Ultimate Introduction: Tenko Chabashira
Tenko is played in English by Julie Ann Taylor, who also played Emil in Nier and Nier Automata, Karol Capel in Tales of Vesperia, Souseiseki in Rozen Maiden, Ai Tanabe in Planetes, and Ibuki Mioda in Danganronpa 2. In Japanese, she's played by Sora Tokui, who also played Nico Yazawa in Love Live, and not much else.
Ooohh! I always imagine Aikido masters to be huge, burly guys, but you're so cute!
Aaaahhh... St-Stop iiit... I...I-I'm not...cute... My face crinkles when I suck down a shake... And when I wipe my face, my eyelids turn inside-out.
U-Um, I see... But I think you're cute. Right, Shuichi?
WhWhat's the matter? Your face looks really intense now!
I don't like to be praised by degenerate males.
Oh, that's an unfortunate choice of words. I hope that isn't a habit of hers. It is.
Degenerate males? You mean men? Are you...uncomfortable around them?
It's a way bigger problem than just being uncomfortable. If any degenerate tries to touch me, my reflex is to grab them and throw them across the room.
You're right... That is a way bigger problem than just being uncomfortable around men.
Ah, by the way...what is this Neo-Aikido you mentioned?
NeoAikido is an original form of aikido that my master and I completely made up ourselves!
So...your aikido is all self-taught.
MUSIC: Cool Morning
Geez, she's so loud... Shuichi, do you have any glue on you?
Ah, I know what you're thinking... but we probably shouldn't.
Yeah...that's what it looks like...
But don't be scared, I'm sure we'll be out of this place in a jiffy!
I'm...not scared. It's just a pain. Something like this won't make me panic. Cuz...I'm a mage.
Hm...that's right. I haven't told you guys yet.
AUDIO: Ultimate Introduction: Himiko Yumeno
Himiko is voiced in English by Christine Marie Cabanos, who also voiced Mako in Kill la Kill, Azusa Nakano in K-On!, Madoka in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, and Chiaki Nanami in Danganronpa 2. In Japanese, she's voiced by Aimi Tanaka, best known as Umaru from Himouto! Umaru-chan, the bane of the Thunderdome thread.
Ohh, so you're a magician. You should've said that from the start.
I mean, it makes sense though. Since magic doesn't exist.
... Nyeeeh...magic does exist.
Because...I am a mage.
You're just a magician, right?
Only on paper...
I'm known as a magician, but that's just a ruse. I am actually...a mage.
JJust a ruse...?
Also known as the Hall of Magicians, it's where the world's magic lovers gather.
l was the youngest person to ever win their Magician of the Year award.
That's pretty cool.
They're keeping my magic a secret by disguising it as tricks. Because of this ruse, I became famous all over the world for performing tricks.
But...*sniffle*...I'm not a magician... I'm a mage... Nobody believes me...
There, there, don't be sad...
W-Well, you could show us your magic. Then we would believe you...
Oh, that's right! Help us out with your magic! Take us back to when we originally
Magic isn't all-powerful... I can only do so much.
I-I see... Then...what can you do?
I can choose the card you picked, pull out coins, and release doves.
Those are just ordinary magic tricks!
Nyeeeh... This is such a pain... Someone find the exit for me already...
So she doesn't wanna try to find it herself...
MUSIC: Beautiful Lie
Lots of stuff to slap here, and also to take a look at.
I didn't expect to see professional equipment like this here.
We saw a conspicuous girl rummaging through a shelf filled with different chemicals...
Hey, what are you looking for?
Don't sneak up on me, bitch!
I literally just met you...and you've already called me a bitch...
H-Hey, I'm sorry if we surprised you, but you shouldn't talk to Kaede like
Hey crotchrot, you starin' at my tits?
Go on, get yourself a good eyeful!
N-No, I wasn't staring! My eyes just happened to look there...
"Ohh, my eyes just happened to look there..." "Ohh, my hand just happened to grope her...I
Hah-haha! I can identify pervs on sight, and you are *definitely* a fuckin' perv! That's why you wear that hat, right? To hide your skeevy eyes? And that's why you wear those pants, right? To hide your nasty crotch?
Everyone wears pants, though...
Hah-haha! Everyone knows that only pervs wear hats!
The soundbite of her laugh is the est thing ever and I love it.
Leave me alone! I can wear a hat if I want to!!!
WhWhat the hell...are you gettin' pissed off at me for? T-Tell the world you're sorry! If you startle me into losing motivation, that loss will be felt across the whole world!
Hey, your vulgar language is uncalled for! Just who are you, anyway?
Huh? S-Seriously? You don't...know who I am?
AUDIO: Ultimate Introduction: Miu Iruma
Miu is voiced in English by Wendee Lee, who you may recognize as Faye Valentine in Cowboy Bebop, Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy/Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Clover from 999 and Virtue's Last Reward, Bulma from Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Super, and Akane Owari from Danganronpa 2. In Japanese, she's voiced by Haruka Ishida, a former member of the idol group AKB48 who played Chihiro Fujisaki in the Danganronpa stage play.
Um... I've never heard of you.
So...what kind of things do you invent?
I make all kinds of gadgetsones that let you type while you sleep, read while you sleep... Even ones that let you eat while you sleep.
Why does everything involve sleeping?
I was inspired after I realized how much time people waste on sleep.
Though, this one time I invented these really stupid eyedrop contact lenses as a gag.
Wait, really? That's your invention? Some of my friends wear them!
It doesn't make you more productive while you sleep, so it was a failure! Just like you two! I signed the patent rights over to some company and never looked back.
That seems like a waste... It's way better than your do-stuff-while-sleeping inventions...
By the way, what were you looking for earlier? You sounded pretty desperate to find it.
Eh? Are you a dumbass? In a situation like this, I gotta find some meds!
Medicine? Are you hurt or feeling sick?
Wait... Whaaaaaat!? You can't use drugs to get high! You definitely shouldn't do that!
Wh-What the hell...? My genius can't be constrained by the wisdom of the masses... Besides...this place probably doesn't even have the shit I need to get loosey-goosey...
S-So...are we cool...? Are you...done being mad at me?
They say there's a fine line between genius and insanity, but she's...definitely beyond insane.
What's up with Shuichi? He's been quiet ever since Miu mentioned his hat... Does he not like to talk about it?
Eh!? Leave me alone! I'm busy!
Alright, that's a pretty good time to stop. Next time, the rest of the building.