Part 114: THE DAY BREAKERS Part 2: Oh Wait, I Had It BackwardsTHE DAY BREAKERS Part 2: Oh Wait, I Had It Backwards
Previously on THE DAY BREAKERS, we engaged in some light stalking!
Then Ill be on my way.
Right. See you later.
Lets do it.
Music: Tokyo Emergency
We can just call in a tip and get them arrested...
...What? Were the Phantom Thieves and you want to call the cops!? Whats wrong with you!?
True, that just might be the solution. Only a temporary one, though.
After they get out of prison, what if they just pick up where they left off? If were really going to save any victims
Well have to straighten out our targets hearts 100%.
Right. And thats something that
...only the Phantom Thieves of Hearts can do.
Actually, hold on a second, I think I agree with Ryuji for once. Wasnt the point of the Phantom Thieves to take down targets the police couldnt or wouldnt? Why are we just going, Fuck it, man! The Systems too busted to take down these petty crooks? Yusuke seems weirdly hasty to jump to the brainwashing option.
Its unanimous. That settles it.
Why dont we show this gang of low-level crooks how overmatched they are?
Oh, hey, my bad, my bad!
Well, I think we should get some evidence first, just in case
Ive already thought of that.
Uh, what? Evidence? Why would we need evidence? Knowing that hes eligible is kind of all we need, right? We cant accidentally change the wrong persons heart, and once were in the Metaverse hell just confess it all to us anyway. Whats the point, besides padding this thing out to a fat twenty-four minoh.
Do they really exist?
Oh, for Gods sake!
Theyre actually harder to find than youd think. Restaurants with lax security. And by the way, youre not allowed to smoke here!
Thats why I didnt light up, all right?
At this point I paused on the old guy making this face:
and all I could think of was:
(talking loudly) Still, that manager theres pretty careless.
Ryuji and Ann really shouldnt be eating here, I hear they treat their employees terribly.
They say hes got a whole stash saved up. Not only that, but he hates banks, and I hear he leaves all his earnings in the shop!
These stupid motherfuckers.
Nobody said anything to me about that!
You know, that dude Kaneshiros group has been acting scary lately, so
Surprised they even managed to reference Big Money K in this joint.
(whispering to self) Dont give me that!
Well, from now on, no more Shibuya for us!
Its Yoncha Time all the way! Yay!
I assume this is supposed to be Yongen, as Yongen-Jaya is not a real place but instead based on Sangen-Jaya. They clearly say Yoncha, however, which means someone somewhere fucked it up.
What good would it do to target this place?
Um, why is the locksmith standing away from the door?
Hey! Its unlocked, guys!
Lets get this one over with!
Its too dark to see anything.
Music: High Pressure
Whered it come from?
Oh crap, its got a loud voice!
Recycled footage go!
Weve never needed a physical calling card for Mementos targets before, but maybe were doing this one in style for some reason.
And then they killed Morgana. Great plan, guys!
Just as we thought, theyre the crooks weve been hearing about.
Hey, but youve really got some balls, you know? Using the shop thats taken you in as bait
If they destroyed the place, how were you planning to explain it to your boss?
This was the exact reason we decided not to actually do this in the game, for the record. I find it kind of hilarious how weird and bad this tie-in is if the primary conceit of the whole thing is something immediately rejected in the main game the instant its brought up. Also, the other reason we didnt bait them with Leblanc in the real game is that its kind of a shithole.
Maaku channeling his inner Tick.
A horrific screaming siren goes off, probably waking up Sojiro who lives right down the street, you geniuses.
Thats not what we heard!
Maki grabs the calling card and slips it into his pocket. Also, the Sayuri is missing. The fiends must have already stolen it.
How do you get your hands on stuff like that?
Is it from that Iwai guy, maybe?
That guy, hes got everything, huh?
Maakus not really much of a talker, so the thought of him openly discussing his Confidants with the other Phantom Thieves is pretty odd to me, even if Ryuji has actually met Iwai in-canon.
Morgana purrs happily.
What the hell is going on, anyway?
Phantom Thieves? Give me a break. No way do they really exist And besides In the end, I
So who in the world ratted these guys out?
Theres a deafening subway horn, and the camera pans out...
Music: Life Will Change (Instrumental Version)
Lets go, everyone!
Obscured figures dart through the darkness behind him.
This is the perceived world. The other reality given shape by human souls. Were the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Weve come to answer the cries of the oppressed.
Cries? What are you talking
Target: Kazuya Makigami.
Nature of charges: Help me! My older brothers going to kill me!
So, yep, the big twist is that this guy has been Kazuya instead of Naoya the whole time except its ruined by our prior knowledge of the story around the burglary ring from the game, as well as Kazuyas fucking name being written in huge capital letters in the subtitled calling card. I guess we were supposed to assume one of the other members was Kazuya and this guy was Naoya, and he was protecting them? Well, it didnt work.
Also, should we really be telling Kazuya his brother snitched him out, even if only inside his head? I mean, theres a reason we use codenames.
As for who Naoya is, well...
Remember this dork?
Dear Phantom Thieves. I live with my older brother, who physically abuses me every day.
How do you beat someone so hard your knuckles bleed to that extent? Thats just practicing poor self-care, man. Irresponsible.
Hes threatened to kill me if I ever tell, so I cant ask anybody for help
So you posted his info on a message board. Smart.
Its like Im my brothers slave.
Kazuyas breakdown here leads to some amazing faces, I tell you what.
It seems my brother has been committing some kind of crime with his no-good friends.
And I think hes been beating me up to vent his stress over that.
Im begging you, please help me, Phantom Thieves! At this rate, Im gonna end up dead! Thats it.
First of all, I investigated any signs of domestic violence.
Something about Yusukes face here just cracks me up.
Oh hey, dont mind me, just peekin
I was able to confirm the domestic violence. But although I made some casual inquiries, I was unable to uncover this crime hed spoken of.
You guys are the gang of crooks weve been hearing about, right?
Do you have anything to say for yourselves?
Kazuya begins laughing hysterically.
Its MY gang of crooks! Dont ever underestimate me!
Hey. Dont tell me this guy is
I thought he was just an underling who got forced into this.
This would be a lot more surprising if they hadnt literally referred to him as Boss. Which is mighty confusing, by the way, considering thats also Sojiros apparent nickname.
Yeah, thats right! Im the leader of this gang of crooks. Who prodded those idiots into taking on part-time jobs?
I only meant it to be like a minor prank, but those guys got too cocky!
Hey man, were gonna go commit some larceny. Itll be a hilarious prank.
Every one of them is a total moron! All they had to do was shut up and do as I say! Dammit, they piss me off!
Is that why you treated your kid brother like that, too?
That little punk was always following my ass, the tagalong! When he was a little kid, hed shit his pants and go, Brother! Brother! Sniveling and wailing but look at him now!
Oh man, were gonna want to remove those from your fingernails
What are youoh, dont do that
And the fight begins.