Part 123: 9/26: Makoto Makes A Charming New Friend!Part 115: 9/26: Makoto Makes A Charming New Friend!
Congratulations to Haru for winning the romance contest through bribery! Well get right on that when the game actually lets us!
Something in me just loves the idea that these shitheads just immediately go problems fixed, time for a burger!
Anon: calling card! FIRST!!!!!
Also, this idiot.
Anon: its getting exciting!
Anon: Took you long enough!
Anon: Our saviors made a move!
Anon: i dont care, just do it
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
The Palace is gone, so I guess were waiting for a while. What do you guys do at times like these?
I see I suppose itll do us good to take it easy every now and then. Still, dont go overboard. You cant forget your primary duties as a high schooler. Its important to play the part of a diligent student, right?
Whatever, lame-o. Im giving up on you. The people have demanded Haru, and by god, theyll get her!
Music: Tokyo Daylight
Thats not an excuse to slack off! We should still use our time wisely!
Or, they would if it was possible right now. Harus got an annoying Confidant that cant be initiated until rather late, and by rather late I of course mean after this block of the game finishes.
Also, every single person available to hang out during the day wants to spend time with us right now. Its nuts!
Y-Yeah I knew, but Dont say stuff like that so loud
Its so shocking though. I mean, its all connected to our school again. Now that President Okumura got that calling card, what do you think will happen?
But first, were doing another round of people-watching. Err, listening, rather.
Sup girl. How you livin?
Im sure the Phantom Thieves are watching the news too, but I wonder what theyre thinking.
Theyve been acting as symbols of hope, after al. I even hear people refer to them as saviors. If everything on that calling card is true, this might just be a turning point in history. Maybe Im getting ahead of myself, but theres no doubt of the attention this is getting.
I dont blame them. Some people expect a bit much for the requests they send to the Phantom Thieves. If everything on that calling card is true, this might just be a turning point in history. Maybe Im getting ahead of myself, but theres no doubt of the attention this is getting.
I hope thats the case. Im a bit worried because some people can react irresponsibly to all this. If everything on that calling card is true, this might just be a turning point in history. Maybe Im getting ahead of myself, but theres no doubt of the attention this is getting.
I like Newspaper Club Member. Shes really mellowed out towards us and she supports the Phantom Thieves respectfully.
Her dad was on TV saying they called the police about it. Speaking of, you wouldnt believe how huge their house is
I dunno though. I mean, if he made all his money doing bad stuff, he deserves to be punished.
Hey, not so loud! Okumura-sans probably going through a rough time right now
Still, a man who exploited his employees is irredeemable. Perhaps the Phantom Thieves should finish him off. The world doesnt need more people like him.
Holy shit! These people are bloodthirsty!
You know, I overheard that the president of that corporation is Okumura-senpais father.
Whaat? I didnt know you were into girls like that. Huh. This whole time, you were a gold digger
Stop messing around! We need to devote as much time as we can to our teams. We cant let ourselves be distracted by women!
Poor Haru, getting gossiped about constantly.
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.
Hmm, its tough to say. I mean, Im not really the hero type.
Ahaha! Maybe youre right! Being a Phantom Thief must be hard. Just listening to everyones requests must take a lot of work.
Ive heard his daughter goes to this school, but I cant stay my hand. Evil must be defeated.
Heh, it must be nice to be so carefree. I wish I could live out a normal, quiet civilian life too.
Im actually starting to get a little annoyed with this dipshit.
What do you think about the Phantom Thieves sending President Okumura a calling card?
So then, punishment is a matter of fact for companies that exploit their enemies. And youre saying that this issue wont be resolved until the president begs for forgiveness. And that concludes our on-the-spot coverage.
Whats wrong, Sun God? You look sullen
The people only believe in the Phantom Thieves What good is my power ?
Haha, I appreciate you trying to help. Its like you really are some kind of phantom thief hero. However I dont even know who Im even trying to target Sorry, Im just talking to myself.
You just now found that out? Its all over the internet. Hes getting bashed left and right. Corrupt companies are the worst! The Phantom Thieves will do something about it!
Well, the Phantom Thieves sent out their calling card. Cant be good news for the corporate bigwigs.
The police need to get off their fat asses and arrest those delinquents!
I thought you were a fan of the Phantom Thieves? Ohoho, I know times are tough right now, but
But with the flak theyre getting, its tough bringing girls there. Wherere you taking your ladies?
All sorts of different places, naturally! Theres tons of places where you can take women
Im probably an idiot for just now realizing this, but Im pretty sure now that Veteran Pick-up Artist is a total fucking fraud.
I met a really nice girl, lately. I hope I can take her someplace fancy one day.
Music: Tokyo Emergency
Not really. There are other places that sell them.
We can go with Kotaro again! Lets go and cheer on the Phantom Thieves!
Yeah I hope he feels better soon.
I used to go to Big Bang Burger a lot myself. Theyre a big company with a good image, so I feel like Ive been betrayed.
Thats just the way the world is. Not worth making a big deal over it at this point.
Music: Butterfly Kiss
I finally remember to pick up a fourth SP Adhesive 3.
Music: Tokyo Daylight
Oh hey, Fishy Hawkers still on the streets! I was worried about you, ya giant scumbag.
B-But the price of the Okumura Foods stock I bought from my friend has plummeted
All you have to do is make up for it! Actually, Ive got this secret information
R-Really!? Please, tell me what it is!
Danger could strike your company at any time. And just like that, your life as you know it crumbles. You never know what might happen, but at least you can give your home the very best protection. Wanna-B-Alert can help you! For a limited time, sign up with a zero-down contract!
What a horrifying scenario you have presented that your product doesnt solve in the slightest!
Thanks to them, Im getting tons of labor-related inquiries.
Unpaid and illegal overtime, abuse of position I cant believe they dealt with it for so long. People are standing up for their rights after the Okumura thing. Ill be busy for quite a while.
And now, to Akihabara.
Dont worry, well keep visiting you at Alices Apron! Its the promised land for guys like us!
Ew, gross. Who are you again, creep?
Waah! Harsh on the outside and harsh on the inside. But whys my heart beating so fast?
Well, its over for them if they piss off their sponsors. No networks gonna bash Okumura Foods.
I wish the Phantom Thieves would take care of this already. Okumuras 100% guilty.
Yep, our Phantom Thieves will take care of him!
I still have some capital left over. Yeah, the Phantom Thieves are where its at Ive got it. Ill buy a crap ton of stocks for places making money off the Phantom Thieves!
Cant see an issue with this plan!
Also, its hard to see due to the nameplate, but hes crumpled into a ball on the ground. It owns.
Now that were done with eavesdropping for today, lets go fill that Strength request we put aside a few updates back.
Music: Aria of the Soul
I see you have brought us the Hecatoncheires with Masukunda
You managed to do all three assignments, and you didnt once try to give up! Not bad!
We might be getting close to finding out the hidden goal behind that list. *snicker* Yknow thanks to you, Im actually starting to look forward to seeing what happens.
Your attitude has shifted quite considerably, Caroline. I see now that the harsh mask you wear during the fusion ritual is nothing more than a facade.
Perhaps in your heart, you have longed for the days the inmate would come to fuse the specified Personas.
And what about you, Justine!? Youve been real talkative lately!
*chuckle* I suppose you are correct.
I-Ive never heard you laugh before, Justine
We have both clearly changed quite a bit recently. Perhaps my hypothesis is true after all.
We have thought that if we were to complete the list, we would bring to light the intent of its creator We have overseen the inmate, all the while considering the changes that have begun to appear within him However can it truly be said that the inmate is the only one who has changed?
The completion of these tasks has also had a great impact on both my consciousness and my memories.
I have no proof of that. However if this list represented the will of our master, why has it fallen into our hands and not his?
This has gotta be some kinda joke Youre telling me somebody made it so they could change us ? But why?
W-Wait, I recognize this voice ! Urgh !
Does something trouble you?
O-Our apologies, Master.
Is the inmate proving to be too horrible a subject for you?
Aww man, I thought Igor liked us. Were Rank 8, man! Were bros!
No, the fault does not lie with him. If you must reprimand anyone then let it be us.
On the other hand, Caroline seems to have thoroughly defrosted.
...I see. Very well, continue onward with his rehabilitation.
Now then, as you have completed three tasks, let us bestow upon you the next reward. We shall grant you permission to use the special Isolation cell.
You use it just like a normal Lockdown cell but its a heck of a lot stronger! *snicker* Hows it stronger exactly? Cause the Persona you pop in there will learn a stronger resistance skill!
We expect that you will put its services to good use.
This is exactly how it was described in the tooltip and by Caroline. We can get stronger resistance skills from it. Hopefully now we can get something better than fucking Resist Dizzy. Its still random and were still probably never gonna use this, but whatever.
Hmph. So I guess weve changed, huh That much is clear. Strength The eleventh arcana, which near-evenly splits the major twenty-two The awakening of the unknown A solitary woman calmly coming to face a lion
Caroline. Let us assign the inmate his next task before we discuss this matter any further. If this list is meant to change us, that change must surely be important
Oh, and your next reward is gonna be incredible, so youve gotta do two tasks before you can have it!
Shes not lying, at least in comparison to the other rewards.
Accordingly, these next two shall be the most difficult you have faced to this point.
Try to harbor a Bugs with Samarecarm within you.
Well be waiting for you. Though I know you wont give up just cause its hard!
Music: Tokyo Daylight
Makotos Confidant is awful low for how much we use her. Lets get to fixing that, especially now that we have enough Charm.
Oh, so I spoke with Eiko and she said her boyfriend was OK with the double date idea. She asked me to show her your picture though Apparently, um she thinks you look a little lame She told me that my boyfriend isnt in the same league as her Tsukasa But I think shell change her mind once she sees you in person. Dont worry, Ill back you up.
Thank goodness. Ill contact Eiko. Lets meet at the diner, as I mentioned before.
Fine. But its strictly platonic. My heart is currently reserved for a burger heiress who is almost distressingly soft-spoken.
Music: Wicked Plan
I heard all about you two from Eiko.
Wait, this is her boyfriend!? I know Makoto said he was a host but this guy looks about thirty-eight! Whats wrong with his hair!?
So I heard youre the student council prez, Makoto-chan? I totally wish I could be one of your council members.
I want to be far away from this dude right fucking now, and I want the same for Makoto.
Y-Yes, I am Totally
And Glasses-kun over here is your boyfriend, yeah?
Huh. Looks like you guys dont get along too good though. Its like your love levels rock bottom. Are you seriously datin?
Dammit, hes onto us!!!
Ohhh, I get it. You just dont got any affection compared to us.
Hey babe, did you do something special today? I dont remember you lookin this sexy.
Its like Steve Buscemi in that 30 Rock How do you do, fellow kids gif except hes also horny and also I cant actually see the gif at all because Im too busy vomiting.
Oh, Tsukasaaa! ♥
Sorry, I hafta use the bathroom.
Um, theres something Id like to ask you Are you serious about pursuing a relationship with Eiko?
Aha! I was wonderin when our honor student was gonna show her true colors! That reminds me, Eiko said you were real pumped about gettin to know me. Whys that, huh?
...I just wanted to make sure youre good for her.
Daaaaaamn girl, you really care about your friends! Good stuff. I always say, friendsre like, super important n shit. Speakin of which, a friend of my GF is totally a friend of mine. How bout you tell me your digits?
Whats wrong? Cmon, gimme your number.
Nobody asked you, Glasses-kun. Anyways, Eiko already gave me yours, Mako-chan. We good.
Okay, first, youre appropriating Harus nickname for Makoto and Im gonna need you to stop doing that. Second, holy shit this dude is actually kinda scary.
I do have one more question to ask Youre not going to bring Eiko to your club, are you?
What, you suspectin me? I wouldnt dream of it. Its a damn shame people think us hostsre just flirts.
I mean, its kinda your job.
But my love with Eiko is pure as snow. Dont twist the story.
Oh, I was just gettin to know your little friend here, honey. Welp, I should get goin. Ive gotta be at work soon.
Ah, me too! (to Makoto) Byeee!
But no matter what I might think, I still dont have any proof and above all, Eiko seems really happy. Am I just getting in the way of their happiness?
That dudes a certified creep, dont worry about it.
I suppose so I mean, I really am worried about Eiko here In the end, I know this is just a hunch but my father always stressed how important it is to trust hunches.
...What is this supposed to be saying? Its full of emojis. Its meee, Tsukasa. *heart emoji* I no we just met but I cudnt wait 2 *phone emoji* u. Im so haP to b friends with u, MakoC. *clapping emoji* *clapping emoji* *hot springs emoji*
That was barely a coherent sentence, but Ill need to get used to that if Im going to help Eiko By the way, Im glad you were here with me. I would have really panicked had I been alone I honestly despise how immature I can be sometimes But Im working through that with your help, so thank you.
I can sense Makotos trust in me...
Im actually kind of glad we didnt have this for the last fight because it wouldve complicated things due to the Hunger mechanic.
We should get going too. Ill let you know if anything else comes up. Goodbye.
Music: Beneath the Mask
He has been cooped up in his study, and his voice lacks energy.
That actually sounds quite similar to what Madarame went through.
And Madarame still had a change of heart in the end. Dont worry, Haru.
Is that so ? Oh, my apologies! I dont mean to doubt you or anything!
Nobody was accusing you of that.
Right. Hm, I feel better now after consulting with you all. Thank you.
Looks like this Okumura case is finally going to have a happy ending. All that we have to do now is wait for his change of heart.
Im sure nothing will go wrong!
We get the Sonic Socks we ordered off the teevee.
And here, we get the Spyware-laden Gear, the Black Rock, the Hercules Ankle and the Black Robe from Tanakas Shady Commodities.
Ever since the calling card was sent out, people have clamored for President Okumuras punishment. President Okumura has not made an appearance, and his response to the calling card is still unknown.
Weve done what we can for now. Now we just have to wait.
They ere rotten frm the start. *hic* Yah, they should be executed. Executiiive theeem! Theyre worsen bad apples Theyre bad picklesh! You agree wi me, right? Executive theeeem!
Right!? Lemme buy ya some drinksh!
Jus who do they think they are? Those bad picklesh have no place in any sandwidge Im gonna eat! You shee! Itsh a conspiracy! The bad picklesh, they made it sho Okumurad get targetd
What!? No, no! We hafta kill em! We hafta kill those baaaad picklesh. The only good picklesh are th pickles Mom makesh You shee! Itsh a conspiracy! The bad picklesh, they made it sho Okumurad get targetd
Lemme tell you Im a good pickle, yer a good pickle, but the bad pickleshre evrywhere An theyre not-- *burp*-- theyre not jus hidin in sandwidges now. They workin out inna open. You shee! Itsh a conspiracy! The bad picklesh, they made it sho Okumurad get targetd
Me too! I did just good enough, so my parents will get me one too. Phones arent for calling.. theyre for calling cards! Hehe, now we can follow the Phantom Thieves!
Lets ask the Phantom Thieves to get our parents to buy us anything we want!
I hear hes just throwing money at the problemas if the companys image could get any worse. I guess they deserve this. I think we should tear down businesses that abuse their employees.
Our company isnt like that. Were very much on the level.
I am not so sure about that The internet and media are both skilled at starting fires.
In that respect, I sort of envy him. To think that could happen to us when were all working so hard.
If the CEO has a change of heart, do you think the burgers will get cheaper?
Wouldnt the price actually go up slightly to accommodate for a likely increase in salary?
They opened one up back home not long ago. Huge linesyoud think it was a festival or somethin. I didnt know Bangarang Burgers was so amazing.
Oh god, Rural Young Man is actually Skrillex, everything makes sense now
Yeah, Ive got a lot more time on my hands now. Ive been able to stay out longer, little by little. Looks like Ill be free soon. The guy thats got a hold on me, his hearts startin to weaken. ...Who am I talkin about? Someone real close to me! Haha!
Oh no, the weird Jekyll/Hyde situation with our good buddy Homeless Man is getting worse by the day...
Aw, dont be like that. Look, theres a buncha fun, interestin stuff goin on. For instance You hear that hoity-toity bastard got a calling card? He finally got the Phantom Thieves attention. Theyre punishing evil people that the law cant reach. Those phantom thieves are just like me, hahaha!
Well, thats a terrifying thought.
Whats she talking about? Is she worried that maybe youre overworking yourself?
No. You know how Okumura Foods stock price fell after their president got that calling card? Shes worried that if a big company like that can fail, ours might fail too.
Shes more worried about the company than you? Well, its kind of the same with my wife
Thats kind of an interesting conversation to me. We havent really thought about the potential damage just receiving a calling card would do to a public company at this point, and its nice to see that reflected in some of these conversations.
I hope they fail! An enemy of Akechi-kuns is an enemy of mine!
Goodness If Akechi-kun found out about you, youd be his enemy too. I know you use his voice as your alarm clock!
You wanna make your big debut, right?
Of course! Ill work as hard as it takes!
Good, good Never lose that drive.
This poor woman.
Music: Time to Repent
Lets resolve this hanging matter with Hifumis mother.
The thing is, something unexpected happened Can we talk?
>Hang out with her
Please sit down so we can talk.
She told me that most of my matches thus far had been fixed in my favor. She also admitted that she was the one who sold that story to the weekly magazine
Maaku, quick! Feign surprise!
I I had no idea. I feel so ashamed However, thinking back, I do recall some of my opponents making poor moves at odd times Ive always wanted people to recognize my shogi skills but I suppose I never had any. I became so conceited as a result of all those fake victories Why did my mother confess all of a sudden ? Its as if she had a change of heart
...That cant be. Perhaps they eavesdropped on our conversation?
Yeah, I-Im glad it happened, but it totally wasnt because of any of those Phantom Thieves, who are probably really awesome and can do a pull-up and dont smell like cat.
Well, at least she was cool with it! That retroactively makes it okay!
It was painful to hear the truth, but Im glad that my mother had a change of heart. Ive decided ...Im not going to lose.
Oh, sorry! I was referring to the exhibition match Im going through with it, as planned. ...However, before that, Im going to confess everything.
I know Ill receive a lot of criticism but I must ensure the truth is known. This next match will showcase my true talents. I dont know how its going to go but I hope youll watch. As your teacher, I promise to put up a good fight so I dont embarrass myself.
I feel Hifumis trust in me...
I would be lying if I told you that Im not scared. My kingdom is a house of cards Im not sure if it can withstand a true battle. However, I intend to fight with dignity to the very end, as a queen should. Theres a new move Id like to test out for the exhibition Will you stay for another game? Please come at me with all you have
I feel like playing shogi with Hifumi has helped sharpen my Knowledge...
Maaku gains Knowledge +1.
...I see, so theres still room for improvement. Id like to do this again some time.
Hifumis a pretty good character, honestly.