Part 128: 10/6-10/8: The Hero Yuuki MishimaPart 120: 10/6-10/8: The Hero Yuuki Mishima
Anon: hurry up n apologize, damn!
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
I actually fucked up here by not immediately purchasing the next book from Jinbocho, so we go for Cry of Cthulhu to compensate.
Music: Everyday Days
This is very detailed for a story about a fantasy world
Music: So Boring
Having executed the royalty, the revolutionaries proceeded to take the courts under their control All who opposed the revolution were executed. However, the revolutionaries, too, were then reviled as depots and executed by the public. All in all, more than two thousand nine hundred people were executed over the course of the revolution. The fac that this many executions were possible was actually due to one specific invention. Hamiru-kun. Take a look at this.
This might be my pick for easiest question in the game. You dont have to know any metaphors or anything, just what that thing Caroline and Justine use to fuse Personas is.
Thats correct. By the way, the name guillotine comes from Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, the doctor who proposed the idea.
It wouldnt be an exaggeration to say that it embodied the French spirit of equality.
Maaku gains Knowledge +!.
Revolution is sometimes a bloody thing The revolutionaries that rose up for freedom became despots themselves Its a common tale.
Our social reform doesnt hurt anybody in the real world Its a bloodless revolution!
And it will all go perfectly as a result!
Music: Tokyo Daylight
We already have max Charm, so this book wont really help us. We still buy it, though. We want the one available after it.
Iwais ready now.
After our training, I want to talk about the rumors surrounding Takekuma.
Music: Alright (Elp Version)
I mean, I couldnt do anything to him Theres just no way.
It is pretty weird that this kid couldnt even seem to hit Takekuma, but theres plenty of reasonable explanations for that. Still, lets play along.
Ive been practicing a lot, after all. Ive heard rumors about Takekuma! People say he uses cheat armor! You know what that is, right? He totally broke the rules by equipping it I bet thats why my usual shots didnt work against him! That has to be the reason! But the next time we play Im definitely
Im gonna win next time! Just watch! The thing is I told my mom about what happened with Takekuma But
She didnt really care. All she said was, OK.
Well, to be fair to her, most parents dont really give two shits about the video games their children play.
Its probably because I lost She doesnt like kids who lose.
My mom once told me that We need to be strong, because its just the two of us. She said no one helps the weak. They just get preyed on Thats why I wanna get stronger. Strong enough that we wont get preyed on Strong enough that WED be the predators
This is getting uncomfortable!
Thats exactly who the Phantom Thieves are the strongest who can prey on anyone. Once I become the strongest, my mom will be able to count on me The only way I can win is through games Thats why I cant lose. What should I do about Takekumas armor ? The strategy I used last time didnt work
...Thanks. ...Youre kinda like a big brother to me. I can talk to you about anything I heard that thats what its like to have a sibling
I feel Shinyas brotherly affection...
This one is straight-up incredible. It increases everyones number of bullets by a hell of a lot:
- Maaku goes from 16 bullets to 32.
- Ryuji goes from 8 to 16.
- Morgana goes from 15 to 25.
- Ann goes from 36 to 60.
- Yusuke goes from 24 to 48.
- Makoto goes from 12 to 24.
- Haru goes from 6 to 12.
Takekuma better watch out
Interacting with Shinya has made my heart grow I feel like my Kindness has increased
Maaku gains Kindness +3.
See you later!
Music: Beneath the Mask
Today, we take an in-depth look into Kunikazu Okumura, the man who made the chain what it is today. Mr. Okumura is well-connected in various industries, and its even rumored he may enter politics.
The news is talking about Harus dad. It seems hes got influence in all sorts of different areas
Ugh, my head hurts
Sojiro seems concerned about Futabas uncle Is it OK for me to stick my nose into Sojiros and Futabas problem ?
Its never stopped you before, man.
...Hm? You look like you have something to say.
Well, I guess theres no point in worrying. Help me clean up.
Whoa, what in the hell are you wearing, young lady!? Cover yourself up, good heavens!
...Howd you get your hands on this stuff?
Hacking, of course! Uncles in loads of debt! Hell never win in a suit against us now that we have all this data!
Ive known all along how badly in debt he is. Hes not gonna try and take custody back, so dont go doing stupid crap like this, OK?
But Sojiro ! I-I only did it cause of all that stuff he said to you!
About that Ive been thinking. When push came to shove, I wasnt there to help you So, you know maybe theres somewhere better for you out there
S-Somewhere better ? Am I not supposed to be here ? Am I just in the way ?
Smooth, Sojiro. Real nice.
You dont want me either, Sojiro !?
Thats not what I meant! I just think it might be better, for your own sake
You can just stay here and play with your stupid coffee beans!
Hey! You get back here and apologize to the coffee beans right now! They are not stupid, and theyve done nothing to deserve lip from you!
Makes sense though Youre the ones who saved her, after all. ...Where did I go wrong?
I really did try to care for Futaba. ...Look where that got me though. I told myself she was the reason I kept making Wakabas curry here but deep down, I think that was just an excuse to stay distant At the end of the day, the coffee and the curry people love so much are both just excuses.
Im gonna go out for a smoke, try to cool off a bit. Sorry to lay this on you but can you go after Futaba for me?
Yeah Thanks Yknow, Mom used to talk about Sojiro tons when I was little. How good he was at making curry, how interesting he was to talk to I remember everything. I even remember how she smiled when she talked about him Mom really liked Sojiro I said some real mean stuff tonight. Its not his fault Moms incident happened Its not his fault I shut myself away from the world And because of me Sojiro lost a crapton of money I just thought Id be able to stay here with him if my hacking worked
Yeah Yeah, youre right.
Look, Im sorry about what I said just now. And well if its OK with you I want you to stay here, forever.
I know it might be more fun living with people your age like Maaku But Ill do my damnedest to see things from your perspective. So will you stay with me?
H-Hey Quit your laughing! *sigh* Youre as exhausting as ever.
Music: Sunset Bridge
I know Ive caused you a lot of trouble but I really do wanna be here. So, lets keep living together.
Sorry for not saying that sooner. Oh, and thanks for taking in someone as horrible as me.
...Are you sure Im good enough?
I wouldnt want anyone else.
Heh, no hesitation Dont come complaining to me if you regret it. Actually, Im not gonna let you regret it. If you ever need help, just tell me. I might not be graceful but Ill be there to protect you. And you can stay with me for as long as youd like. Forever, if you want.
Mm-hm, I will. ...Forever. I cant wait to keep sorta living with you too, Maaku!
One big weird fake family weve got going on here. Its fucking great.
Im outta here! Byeee!
I didnt stand up for Wakaba when I knew something was off and I didnt stand up for you either.
Instead, I went on and on about how you cant fight back against the laws of our society How you should just accept the hand youre dealt in life But those were mere excuses I made to keep myself in line. They gave me the easy way out I wanted so badly ...Maybe instead of all that coffee crap, I shouldve been teaching you not to make the same mistakes I did. There I go, ranting again. But I feel like I managed to put a lot behind me today. ...Thanks, for making me realize whats really important in life.
I feel like my bond with Sojiro is growing deeper...
All right, I better head home too. Dont stay up too late, OK? I dont want you oversleeping.
And thats one of my favorite Confidant events in the entire game. Except for this part:
I can see the compassion hidden beneath Sojiros actions I feel my Kindness growing
Motherfucker, I needed max Kindness just to get here. Maaku gains Kindness +3.
Anon: Took you long enough!
Anon: Our saviors made a move!
What about the cops?
Anon: cmon, beg for forgiveness!
Anon: Here comes the apology rofl
Anon: stop fuckin around
Anon: an apology isnt enough.
Really though, who are they?
If I met them, it would be love at first sight!
What are they waiting for? Hurry up and do it already!
Heroes have an obligation to rescue the weak.
Music: Tokyo Daylight
Hifumis a no-go.
Music: Butterfly Kiss
Its easy to get sick in that in-between period as the seasons change, so be careful. You came because you saw my messages, right?
Ive made progress with the medicine. Could you tag along for a bit?
Im going to meet someone at Inokashira Park. Its close, right? Lets go.
Music: Sunset Bridge
Let me know if you need anything else.
Based on what I read in the findings summary you sent me, the results are truly amazing. Well perform one final exam with our equipment and well be ready to treat Miwa-chan with it.
...Excellent. Then the rest is up to you.
So, this is the kid from your study, hm?
Yes, hes my little guinea pig.
Still sends a chill down my spine even after all this time.
You certainly walked a dangerous line, but Im sure you implemented the strictest of safety protocols.
I passed out several times, dog!
Please put some thought into the offer we discussed, will you ? All right, Ill call you later.
He just so happened to be a year ahead of me in college. I told him everything since I was so close to perfecting the medicine. I have to thank you again. All this is thanks to you helping me with the clinical trials.
Although it was really fun for me. From my tour of their medical facility and discussions I had with their development team Im confident this will be a success, and theyll complete development on schedule. The final result will be out of my hands though if I dont accept their offer, that is.
I was recruited. He offered me the position of head of research and development at his hospital. ...Which means Ill have to close my practice.
I start first thing next month. Unfortunately, Takemi Clinic of Internal Medicine will be gone.
What!? Where the hell am I gonna get drugs under-the-counter now?
Ill urge my patients to transfer to that hospital, and Ill be sure to give them priority there.
Music: Alright (Elp Version)
The part about being recruited is true, but I dont intend to close my practice. I kind of like being a general practitioner. Ill still work with them to develop new medicine though. Once the medicines perfected, Ill be able to see Miwa-chan and receive my reward: her smile. Oh, I need to give you your reward too. Ill think of something to give my little guinea pig for holding up his end of the deal.
It feels like my bond with Takemi is growing even deeper...
You were really concerned when you thought I was going to close this office. I know you said it was for your entrance exams, but come on, really? I think its about time you started being honest with me. Its OK. You can tell me. Why did you keep coming to me?
Here we go
Why dont you tell me the truth about why you kept coming to me?
IT WAS FOR MY EXAMS.
Is that so? Well, I can take a hint. Its getting late You should get going. Come visit anytime. Ill see you later.
Music: Beneath the Mask
Its all about looking fabulous and mysterious at the same time! Girls really like this look, huh?
Oh, sure. If I were twenty years younger, I wouldnt mind a phantom thief stealing my heart Hahaha.
The Phan-Sites blowing up! Hey, Id like to talk to you today about how Im helping you guys. Do you have time?
Yeah, sure. Part of Mishimas second chance has gotta be actually making time for him, after all.
Lets go somewhere close then!
He said he wants me to stop by. Apparently hes pretty close. It sounded serious I dont think we should ignore him. Can you come with me?
Look, Akiyama-kun says hes not gonna be able to pay up this month. How bout you spot him? Thats what friendsre for, right?
Huh ? You guys aint friends?
Dont try n mess with us, Akiyama Is this loser sposed to be the friend who was gonna help you!?
If you dont got anything to do with this little bitch Akiyama, I suggest you get outta here. ...Cmon, Tohru. Looks like were just gonna have to go have a nice chat with that girlfriend of his.
P-Please, no! Im begging you !
Sorry, but you broke our promise. Now shes gonna be the one to pay us back if you catch my drift.
This is just what you get for tryin to screw us over.
Ahahaha! Youre so cruel, Yuuta-kun!
I dont like where this is going...
Hahaha Im not sure. I cant just abandon Akiyama-kun though. ...I think I have an idea. Its risky but it might just work. If anything happens to me, take care of Akiyama-kun, Hamiru.
Oh, for fucks sake! Really, dude!? ...Sorry. I know youre trying.
Huh? Youre still here ?
Run away, you idiot
Ive been taking a video of this whole conversation!
If you do anything to Akiyama-kun or his girlfriend, Ill bring it straight to the police! Oh, and dont get any ideas about breaking my phone. It backs up to the cloud automatically.
H-Hey, what should we do?
I like that the sidekick here is a total wuss.
Well be fine. The police aint gonna do shit cause of a stupid little video. ...Why dont you run along home to your anime girls? We dont got time to deal with losers like you.
He besmirched the honor of the anime girls! He must be stopped!
Believe in yourself, Mishima!
Look, I know you guys are supposed to be tough and all But are you sure its really worth getting arrested again over something like this? I mean, this video is definitely enough to get you guys busted given your previous criminal records.
Howd you know about that !?
It doesnt matter how. Just leave Akiyama-kun alone and well be even! Then if you keep your word, Ill delete the video. The backup too.
Youll delete them now.
...Tch, Ive had enough of this shit.
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
My whole act wouldve broken down if they didnt back off when they did. Hahaha I really suck, huh?
Nah, you did good.
Dammit, man, why you gotta ruin it?
The truth is, Ive dealt with enough bullying to know guys like that have probably been arrested at least once. Oh, and thanks for sticking by me, Hamiru. We cant let injustice like that go unchecked. I think I get it now This feeling is what made me want to help you guys to begin with. Thats why I started the Phan-Site To make sure that nobody has to go through stuff like this again!
Mishima seems extra motivated...
Akiyama-kun, are you OK? It looks like they really laid it on you
Mishima Whyd you help me?
You didnt need to get involved
S-Sorry. It looked like you were really in trouble though so I stepped up.
Sure, why not? Theyre comparable levels of nerd.
...Is that so?
Anyway, can you walk? Do you need us to call an ambulance?
...Im fine. Just go.
...All right. Come on, Hamiru See you later
Anon: lets hear from the workers!
Music: Tokyo Daylight
Mishima has new information for us. This will be the last request we receive from progressing his Confidant. Contrary to what I previously believed, you do not need to complete the requests as you receive them to progress the Confidant. Instead, you need to complete a certain number of the requests hell send you (so not ones for other Confidants) to unlock his final rank event. For context, weve done eleven such requests, which is already enough, but well be doing the rest too.
Apparently this post was made by someone with ties to the banks and the finance sector.
Yeah, apparently even the police are having trouble catching him. He keeps changing his name and appearance to elude them. I guess hes basically the man of a hundred faces. Not bad, huh? According to one particular post, hes currently going by the name Fumio Akitsu. I went ahead and made a warning post about it Is that OK? Either way, Im sure itll be easy for #Millennials!
Wow, this is some good info, even for Mishima! Lets discuss whether or not we go after this guy over at the hideout!
And Hifumis finally ready.
Music: Tokyo Emergency
Over by the batting cages, this guy informs us that the expert machine is now available.
I dug up all sorts of dirt About Kana-chan, that is. Are you free? I wanna talk to you about.
...Thanks. Come on over to my room then. Ill tell you there.
But she never continued on to high school. I decided to do some digging into why that might be, and well The more I dug, the worse it got
Her parents are in heavy debt due to a gambling addiction. So instead of sending her to school, they make her work to help try and pay it off. ...Apparently, theyre still having her model in strange clothes. Theyre even selling the pictures now
Man, this is fucked.
She did!? Well, that settles it.
Based on the IP and other tracking data, Im 99.9% sure its her. The post was basically just her asking us to make her parents have a change of heart But she didnt put their names. She might be a little hesitant. Or she doesnt totally believe in the Phantom Thieves yet. Either way, I have a solution.
Kouta Magario and Asami Magario. I got a hit for them from the Meta-Nav too We can fix them. Ive decided, Maaku I wanna go to Mementos and change their hearts.
We could do that or maybe we could just, like, kill them. I think it would work out great for everyone.
We cant let them keep treating Kana-chan so horribly, right?
Oh, and since youre gonna help me with this, Ill have to return the favor. Hmhmhm Ill look extra hard for valuable stuff when were in the Metaverse! Well? Pretty good, huh!?
I can feel a strong bond of trust from Futaba
This is honestly a pretty annoying ability. Search objects are objects in the field that spawn sellable loot (or occasionally a consumable item) that can be stolen. With this ability, they have a chance to respawn after every single battle. All of them. Were going to see this a lot, is what Im saying. The animation takes a few seconds, too. However, the real issue is that in Palaces were not actually backtracking all that often, meaning were not really going to have many opportunities to take advantage of this.
Welp, Ill be counting on you! Lets save Kana-chan!
I need to help Futaba put an end to this horrible parenting
...Oh shoot, its getting late. Let us adjourn for today!
Music: Beneath the Mask
You dont even have anything new to say, piss off!
What could be in the food tray he had delivered to them!? Revive and fight, Phoenix Rangers! Next episode Grilled Gizzard is My FavoriteBut its a Trap!
Music: Layer Cake
...Theres somethin I need to talk to you about.
All right, come to the back.
While you and Kaoru were over at that diner, I was out gettin info from a reliable source of mine. Turns out I guessed right. Tsuda was the one on the other end of that Hong Kong mafia deal. Apparently he paid them off for a huge arsenal of guns.
If he was smugglin all that shit in, why would he come to me askin for modified guns? I mean, dont somethin about that seem off to you?
That piece of shits tryin to lord his position over me but he aint got shit now! What Im really sayin here is I dont think those Hong Kong guys ever delivered on their end of the deal. They prolly just took his money and flat out stiffed him on the guns. Masa told me somethin real weird back when you and Kaoru were over at the diner though. Apparently, the clans been treatin that Hong Kong transaction like some kinda massive business success. That means Tsudas been lyin to em this whole time And now hes tryin to use me to cover up his mistake.
Uhh, I thought you didnt sell real guns? Yknow, they only look real? What is the yakuza gonna do with a bunch of airsoft weapons?
Even if Im totally misunderstanding this dudes plan, which seems likely, it doesnt actually seem that smart to me. Even assuming Iwai is getting them real guns somehow, for the deal Tsuda likely had with the Hong Kong mafia youd think thered probably be a sizeable quantity of hardware. How would Iwai manage to replicate all that, on short notice, for free?
...Dont matter now though. Everythings gonna change once I tell the clan whats up. Tsudas not gonna be able to keep intimidatin me anymore. And Ill make sure Kaoru wont get labeled, like I was Hell be a regular, respectable adult. Somethin I coulda never even dreamed of Im gonna have to talk to Tsuda himself first though. Gotta follow the yakuza code.
What!? No, this sounds like a great plan as long as your end goal is to be somewhere deep in the ocean. The fucking yakuza code, are you kidding me!? Youre not even yakuza anymore!
Hey, I got a favor to ask of you. If anythin happens to me, take care of Kaoru, OK?
Im seventeen, my dude. Im not sure what you want me to do here.
Yeah. Id like to think hes above thug shit like that But if he wanted, he could get rid of me no problem. Unless I had some kinda witness with me, that is
Oh fuck no.
Wait a sec. Ive got you.
I want you to come talk to Tsuda with me. Hes not gonna dare lay a finger on a civilian kid. Itd cause way too many complications for him.
Are you sure about that? Because Im not. Ive got a record, you know. The authorities aint gonna give two shits about me.
If you come as my witness, thingsll be miles safer. ...All right then. Its settled.
I didnt say shit, asshole!
Oh, and lemme think of a reward. Gotta thank you for the info, and for bein my witness. How bout I work even harder on that special menu? That should be good for you, yeah?
It feels like my bond with Iwai is growing even deeper...
We really gotta customize some guns at some point.
Well, Ill hit you up when its time. Lets do this, kid. Thanks for today.
Huh ? Who could that be at this hour ?
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
Okay, I know I decided to lighten up on you, Mishima, but Im not sure I want to go to Dome Town with you.
Earlier I got some info that I cant turn a blind eye to. I got us two passes. Wanna go and check it out tomorrow?
Actually, lets do it. Mishima deserves something nice after playing hero and I deserve something nice before my imminent fitting for concrete shoes. Also I feel bad that he already bought the passes like the poor, lonely fool he is.
Dome Town is an amusement park, right? Tomorrow should be fun.