Part 110: 9/20-9/21: Fucking MishimaPart 106: 9/20-9/21: Fucking Mishima
Anon: If they dont, who will?
Anon: first step to world peace
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
I do have some Big Bang Burger coupons, but we probably shouldnt go there anymore, huh?
Uh, no. I hear youll have a psychotic breakdown if you eat there. I mean, havent all of Okumuras enemies died in strange ways? Maybe he feeds them poisoned burgers What a monster.
Why would he poison his own customers, idiot?
You know, I voted Okumura on the Phan-Site The Phantom Thieves have a duty to punish bad people. I hope they take care of him soon.
Music: Tokyo Daylight
Back to school! More talking.
All the craziness thats happening is freaking me out. You think the Phantom Thievesll save us again?
Hmm, theyre probably too busy for us right now. First, they have to focus on Okumura!
Thats the spirit!
Hamiru-kun drew this? Its like, totally perfect.
So Hamirus part of the Phandom too? This is awesome!
It kinda feels like the Phantom Thieves are gods or something. Theyre fighting for all of us!
I wish theyd pick up the pace though. I cant wait much longer!
They should just get moving on that shithead executive! Enough loafing around!
Phantom Thieves! Phantom Thieves!
Not helping, cat!
How is this news just now getting out?
The newspaper club must stand strong despite it all. Go ahead and tell me what you want to know.
But arent you the entire newspaper club ? Eh, whatever.
Some say the Phantom Thieves are responsible, but its apparently confirmed to be suicide.
By a liar!
I wonder if there was anything we could have done to prevent this from happening
Big Bang is attracting a lot of interest. Its already pretty well known among high school students. Employee exploitation by companies is a social issue, so it might be interesting to do a feature on it.
Im surprised you know about her! Most people dont know that Okumura-senpai is the daughter of the Okumura who runs that company.
Because theyre all idiots!
People find out this company is exploiting its employees, and some look to the Phantom Thieves. The extremists are asking them to strike already. Maybe the Phantom Thieves are tired of it by now.
Yeah, Ive seen her around. She takes care of the flowers in front of the school.
I heard shes engaged. Can you believe that? Shes still in high school!
She lives in a different world. This school is just too weird
Oh, that was you. I knew I felt someone looking at me. Well.. We could start off as friends.
Yes ! This is my chance! Er, I mean, uh Thank you very much!
Mogami needed two full months to say that?
Who cares? Actually, shouldnt you worry about how this might affect recommendations? Im seriously going to be angry if I cant get a recommendation because of all this!
Shujin is a wonderful school full of compassionate students and caring faculty.
Its crazy how it all gets back to Shujin Academy again. So President Okumura is their next target?
Im sure he is since hes hit the top rank so fast. I cant wait to see him break down and grovel.
I guess thats what happens when you cut down labor costs too much. Business management is tough work.
Treat your workers like human beings is real tough, yeah.
That vicious transfer student,--
Im right here, dude.
--a suicide attempt, sex crimes by a teacher, our principal died
Youre right. That is a lot to happen in just one year. Maybe this school really is cursed.
That makes sense. A curse would explain why we cant get any decent members or win any games.
The food there is cheap, but its filling. It might suck if Big Bang werent around anymore.
Nah, bad guys should be punished. And those press conferences where they apologize are fun to watch.
You dont like places like that either, do you, Sensei?
Of course not. But it isnt always clear whether or not something can be considered exploitation.
Whaaat? Really? Then maybe we should just get rid of all companies!
If I had only paid more attention. I failed to save him as a Phantom Thief of Hearts.
Its kind of you to say that. Dont worry. I wont make that kind of mistake ever again. Yes, this is a test from fate. Ill do all I can to live up to everyones faith in me!
We havent hung out with Ryuji in *checks* ...literally four months. Lets rectify that!
Huh ? You sure were gonna be OK not headin in?
...Eh, I guess it aint gonna hurt gettin a change of pace. So, uh Ive been thinkin about what to do with the track team But I realized Im not the kinda guy to come up with epic plans that can save the day. So, I think Im gonna do this the one way I know how. Can you come with?
Ive gotta tell Nakaoka and Takeishi whats goin on with that asshole of a teacher I mean, theres no way the track teams gonna make a comeback without them. Come with me to the courtyard, man.
You prolly didnt realize, but I recorded Yamauchis whole convo back at the monja shop! Im a genius, I know.
Thats your whole plan? You intimated you had something I dont know dumber up your sleeve a minute ago. Also, Im shocked you managed to figure out how to record a phone call.
Anyways, uh I might need some backup here. Can you stick around?
Nakaoka!? Wh-What the hell!? Are you guys gonna gang up on me!?
Dude, chill. I just wanna talk. Listen. This here is whats really goin on with the track team.
And the best part is, not only are Takeishis parents loaded, but his mothers the president of the PTA. But until then, he can show the others the value of obedience.
Is this real ?
Its Yamauchis voice, aint it? And on top of that, shits gone down just like he said.
Yamauchis right. I dont have talent Im not like you guys. I ran so damn hard, but you two were always so far ahead Hows a guy like me supposed to succeed? How am I supposed to be proud of myself!?
My dad always talks about how proud he is of his son He told everyone Id get a track scholarship like he did That Id follow in his footsteps as a second-generation Taisei grad
From a cursory Google, Taisei (full name Taisei Gakuin University) appears to be a private university in Osaka, though it only gained its current name in 2003, so Im not sure its the one this guy is referring to because his dad would probably use the old name. Also, the one I found isnt actually ranked that high in terms of Japans universities, so actually its pretty unlikely that this kid is dying to get in anyway. Im just going to assume they made a school up.
Thats why I listened to Yamauchi. He said if I was the captain, hed write me a great letter of rec
...So you trusted what he was sayin about Nakaoka cause of stupid crap like that?
Ryuji: master of tact.
You couldnt know how I feel Nobody does!
Like hell I dont know!
Maybe you should stop tryin to live for them, and just try livin for yourself. You think you gotta betray people to be proud?
If thats seriously what you think, youre wrong!
I mean, the bastards never been interested in track before But you kept quiet. You knew he was walkin all over you, and you just let him do it.
...Yeah. I was afraid Without Yamauchi, we still wouldnt have a team or a place to belong.
...You missed runnin that bad? Yknow it aint so scary not havin a place you belong. You can kinda be free that way. If anything, Im more scared of bein a crappy person. I mean, I used to be like you guys afraid, lyin to myself
Man, Im glad Im not awful anymore, like you guys are.
That is, before I met this dude.
So if you wanna hit me or something, go ahead. Im ready.
In that case
If you insist.
Music: Alright (Elp Version)
Woohoo! Violence toward a domestic abuse victim as comedy!
Hahaha, Im actually starting to feel a little better already.
Me too. I think I can finally put all of this behind me. Nakoaka Im sorry.
Im sorry too. So you wanna bring back the track team?
For real though you were a big help. You were pushin me to be cool that whole time. Its kinda like I was doin a sprint and you were runnin next to me.
And now Ryuji gets Endure. Given that hes pretty much a mainstay in our party at this point, this will be very helpful.
I think my mouths bleedin, so well hafta eat some other time. Later!
Music: Beneath the Mask
Are you among those who are waiting to see the president of that company meet his judgment?
Haha, I appreciate your honesty. I also cant deny the excitement I feel in my heart. Its clear that they have power. They have an ethical obligation to use it wisely. The pressure and expectations that burden exceptional people I know it well, hahaha.
He has testified that he claimed to be a phantom thief in his post because he wanted the attention.
Wait, if he was just arrested, how could he have also testified? The more formal definition of that word specifically relates to statements made in court.
Police have warned people to be cautious of crimes that exploit the Phantom Thieves bandwagon.
I wish people would stop pulling stunts like this. But maybe this happens once you become famous.
Ugh, my head hurts
Sojiro seems concerned about Futabas uncle Is it OK for me to stick my nose into Sojiros and Futabas problem ?
YOURE A FUCKING PHANTOM THIEF, MY DUDE, THATS ALL YOU DO
And so we need Rank 5 Kindness to progress Sojiros Confidant further.
Music: Layer Cake
I got work for you to do around the shop today. ...You got some time later?
All right, come to the back when youve finished.
...Its about that secret Tsuda mentioned. Theres more to it than my havin been in the yakuza. I just wanna make sure you dont go sayin somethin stupid if you run into Kaoru round here
She had this baby with her, and the whole time she was there she kept goin on about how she wanted to sell it.
Figured she was just some cracked-up junkie lookin for drug money. But then when I told her no, she sat the baby down and ran off. ...That baby was Kaoru.
Thinkin back on it, Im still not really sure why I took him in
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...two drink glasses, two coasters, and some fucking ice stones for some goddamn reason (????)! Sure, why not?
What were we talking about? Oh right, bad parenting.
Not only did I have to leave the clan, but now Im stuck runnin this shop I dont even like. *chuckle* Every days an uphill battle. I still havent managed to tell Kaoru I was in the yakuza though
...Lemme ask you somethin. How would you feel if you found out your parents were wrapped up in some dirty shit?
Well, its implied our parents kinda suck already, so I doubt wed care that much.
Thats how my mom was. Shed spend every night out drinkin, runnin around town with all sortsa guys.
And then when she got home she was mercilessly slutshamed by me! It was disgraceful all around!
I couldnt stand to see her destroy herself like that. Often I wished I couldve had someone else as my mom.
I mean, yeah, she sounds pretty irresponsible, but the part about the guys just seems kinda unnecessary, Iwai. I thought you were cool.
So I didnt wanna make Kaoru go through the same thing. I wanted to make sure he had a good childhood. Thats why I left the clan. I did everythin according to the code, but now Tsudas draggin me back Once he remembered I run this fake gun shop, he came by askin me to make custom models for him.
We should get Iwai and Ryuji together to plot their ongoing war against the letter G.
Truth is, Tsudas got all sortsa dirt. Not just on what happened when Kaoru was a baby, but on me and the rest of my family too. Who knows whatd happen if Kaoru learned the truth When its all said and done, hes gonna try and take everythin I have. If word gets out about my past, peoplere gonna treat Kaoru like hes no different than me. After all, everyone knows shitty parents end up makin shitty kids And once hes got that stigma, hell be stuck with it. When shit goes wrong, hell always be the one who gets blamed. Thats how it was with me.
So, youre trying to prevent Kaoru or anyone else from finding out that you used to be in the yakuza. But you still work at a shady-ass fake gun shop. How is that better? Also, I feel like itd be really easy to find out you used to be in the yakuza! You even have a neck tattoo, dude!
...Thats why I turned to the yakuza. Nobody else would accept me. Thats also why I cant turn Tsuda down. Hes just got too much power.
I bet Kaorus sick of havin a weak-ass dad like me. Anyways, I was tryin to stall Tsuda with bullshit prototypes while I figured out a way to stop him But that bastards real good as keepin his cards close to his chest. Plus, he caught wind of what I was tryin to do and started keepin tabs on me 24/7.
Well, that cant be economical for him.
Thankfully, thats just about when you showed up, kid. *sigh* Sorry for bringin all that shit up out of the blue. ...You prolly dont want anythin to do with me after that, huh?
Iwai likes it when we neg him, apparently.
Oh, right. Just remembered I never gave you a reward for that info. Hm How about I give you a discount on the special menu? That should keep you quiet for a while. Pretty good deal, huh?
It feels like my bond with Iwai is growing even deeper...
Oh hey, a discount for the service weve never once used and may never end up using because as it turns out its not very good. How swell.
Kaorus been eatin a ton lately after cram school. Hes prolly gonna have another growth spurt soon. Anyways, Im closin up for today. You should head home too.
I feel like helping Iwai with his work has honed my Proficiency...
Maaku gains Proficiency +2.
Take it easy, kid.
Anon: Make him beg!
Music: So Boring
is an important work in the history of literature for being the first to use the word robot.
Duh. Make him have a change of heart. These corrupt companies should just go bankrupt!
Hey! Youre in class right now! Quit talking about Okumura and the Phantom Thieves! Geez Hamiru-kun! You were listening at least, right? The word robot didnt come from English. So, what country did it come from?
Well, the word robot actually comes from an old Czech word--
And were not slaves.
Were very, very happy.
Thats right. It originated from Czechoslovakia, a European country. I suppose the question was a little obscure.
Its literally my favorite fucking movie, woman.
The word robot comes from the Czech word robota.
Robota actually means slave labor.
Maaku gains Knowledge +1.
Existing only for slave labor Even from the origin of their name, robots are pitiful.
Well, you could argue were not too different ourselves, having to keep working in order to live
She seems tired
Thats sexist, David Tennant. For shame.
But anyhow, if Okumura doesnt see others as people, we need to change his heart!
Music: Tokyo Daylight
We need more points with Iwai to reach the next rank.
And we get them!
Music: Tokyo Emergency
For whatever reason, instead of playing in Shibuya, the operation active theme for this segment of the game plays in Yongen. Weird.
Todays a Futaba kind of day.
Whaddya wanna do today?
You know were in the middle of an operation, right? Are you sure you dont wanna infiltrate ?
R-Really? Eh, I guess I cant complain too much since youre hanging out with me. If youre free, its promise list time! What should we do next?
This is obviously spelled incorrectly in multiple different ways, but given Futaba, Im not sure its actually unintentional.
Get in there! Go, go!
Music: Whats Going On?
Learn about my generation.
Question 1: Why dont you all _______?
Wait, I think I can do the next one too! Have a normal conversation with a stranger my age! Hmmm, where can I find lots of young people ? By jove, I think Ive got it! Let us be off, Maaku!
Wow, you guys have actually started getting pretty close. Not like thats a bad thing though. Anyway, be careful out there.
Ive heard all about the unlimited fountain drinks at these places Well ? Where are they? I dont see em anywhere!
Oh crap, and youre with a girl ?
Is this a friend of yours?
THIS IS THE BEST DIALOGUE OPTION IN THE ENTIRE GAME
Hmmm. How bout I ask him to help with my promise?
What promise ?
So, wait. Youre saying that you, a girl want to talk to me? I see. In that case, I guess I dont have a choice. Nope, none whatsoever. Ill just have to help you out.
Oh fuck, the nerds getting his hopes up!
Oooh, youre so nice!
Yeah, nice. Thats certainly a word you might use, especially capitalized and in conjunction with the word Guy.
My names Futaba Sakura, and dont you forget it!
U-Uh, OK Im Yuuki Mishima, but everyone just calls me Mishima
Hrmhrmhrm. It seems like help always comes my way when I need it most. Maybe my luck stats really high.
Music: My Homie
Youth The unknown frontier
Hm, maybe I should try talking about my hobbies
This isnt a date, Mishima.
Do you like computers?
Mm, Im always online.
Me too! What sites do you use? I usually keep to forums myself Or are you more into streaming? Id gladly subscribe to your channel.
you cant see it, obviously, but im fucking apoplectic right now
i have literally never been this angry, and i doubt i can even get angrier
OH HEY MOTHERFUCKER, TURNS OUT I COULD
...Wait. What the fuck did you just say?
Holy shit dude, what the hell is wrong with you? Using internet-speak or memes in real life is something I thought we just fucking understood was verboten as members of a civilized society. The only person you should be discussing that shit with is your goddamn psychiatrist. I let Futaba off the hook for it because shes socially stunted, whats your excuse?
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
...Im shaking right now. Fu--Mothe--Shi--Godda--Hm. None of these are working. Excuse me for a moment.
...Cock isnt that creative, guys.
Okay, so listen here *consults notes* ...fucktrumpet. I treat you with respectnot a lot, but certainly more than you deserveand you bring this curse upon my family!? What the hell is wrong with you!? This is the end, asshat. You ever set foot near either one of us again I may actually murder you, Mishima. No court will possibly convict me. Say one more word and Ill leap across this fucking table, so help me...
H-Huh? Thats all you took from that conversation ?
*low pitched whirring sound* Oh, hey. Thanks to a flaw in my programming, it seems my Rage value overflowed and reset back to zero! How quaint!
Ah, Ive got it! The overwhelmingly forgettable appearance, generic speech style, and total lack of sex appeal Nishima Are you an NPC!?
So, the correct answer, Hes the protagonist, gives us three notes. Savage gives us none. Picking the third option here will give us enough points to proceed to the next rank, while the second will not. However, not only is the second option much funnier than the third, Im not going to fucking compliment Mishima, are you insane!?
So, yes, I am actually, legitimately derailing this playthrough for the sake of giving Mishima a single minor burn. Its worth it.
But itd be even more savage to lie about what he is! And besides, NPCs are an important piece in the jigsaw puzzle of gaming!
Youre not making this any better ! And more importantly, my name isnt Nishima !
He doesnt even correct her if you dont pick this option. Laaaame.
Anyway, Im glad you spawned here! I killed two promises with one Nishima today! Learn about my generation and have a normal conversation with a stranger my age! Aw yeah! I think I gained a ton of EXP on this adventure. And its all cause you brought me here, Maaku. Thanks!
I can sense Futabas innocent joy...
Anyway, uh what are you doing after this?
Dont you fucking dare
Well, at least we got to watch Mishima get shot down.
Cmon, Maaku! Were off!
Music: Beneath the Mask
Okumura Foods has gotten a lot of flak for how its work conditions have worsened in recent years. Its believed that significantly more workers are suffering than the general public is aware of. Some say its natural to rely on the Phantom Thieves when the government has been ineffective.
He really is a bad guy And were the only ones who can take him down.
You know what weve never done? Visited Akihabara at night. Lets go see whats up!
And as you can see, theres fucking nothing here, because all the people left and all the shops are closed! Whoops! Hey, whos Oh. Hey Mishima, when did you relocate here? (He relocated here pretty much as soon as this place unlocked)
The Phan-Sites blowing up! So, you did the request I asked you to do. Thanks! Hey, um Theres something I wanted to talk to you about. Its super important. Do you think you can make some time right now?
Hey, Mishima, I just wanted to say Im sorry for getting so upset at your casual use of internet language that has become inextricably associated with both rampant right-wing authoritarianism and white nationalism as well as just being a terminally lame asshole. I know its not your fault, you cant help being so offputting. Lets hang out tonight, just you and me. I know we havent done that in a while.
Youre the only one I can talk to about this. We should go somewhere quiet if possible How about Inokashira Park?
Music: My Homie
Mishima looks around for eavesdroppers, then continues.
This ones massive!
Hes great at acting, has solid conversational skills Hes even been in all sorts of commercials. If you manage to change his heart, everyone will HAVE to start paying attention to the Phantom Thieves. ...Hes gotta be doing some shady stuff, I just know it.
You guys might not believe this, but Im starting to regret deciding to hang out with Mishima tonight!
And no, Im not saying that out of jealousy. I heard a rumor that a famous idol fell into his clutches You need to act, on behalf of her fans!
...Are you one of her fans?
Anyway, isnt it your job to listen to the publics wishes? You have to change his heart!
Well? Pretty good tactic, huh? Arent I an amazing producer? Just you wait Im gonna put the Phantom Thieves on the map! Youll practically be swimming in requests!
Mishimas motivation seems to be growing stronger
Im not boring Im not a zero .
Hey, take out your phone.
Dont worry This request will boost your popularity, guaranteed. After all, Im the only reason you guys have gotten this far, right?
Sure thing, bud. Sure thing.
The Phantom Thieves success is thanks to me and the Phantom Thieves are changing the world That means Im the one whos responsible for those changes
Well, this has been a one-two punch of some of Mishimas Most Embarrassing Hits, but at least we can go to bed, end the update, and not have to see any more of him for the time bei--
Huh ? Who could that be at this hour ?
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
Are you into that stuff, Hamiru? Oh, right. You probably need all sorts of tools like that for your Phantom Thieves work. Well, how about it? Itll be the perfect way to spend the day off!
Akihabara, huh Well do you want to go with Mishima to the electronics shop?
The electronics shop visit gives us points with Mishima (literally useless) and Chihaya, who we dont need points with. As such, this decision makes itself.
Oh sweet heavens, hitting Decline has never felt so good.
Youre not interested in electronics? Or did you have something else to do?
I just like disappointing Mishima, cat. And after the day Ive had, I deserve to do something I like.