Part 129: 10/9-10/11: This Should Go WellPart 121: 10/9-10/11: This Should Go Well
Music: Break it Down
He gets his opponent to bet money, and then cheats to win it all
Oh, hey bro. Whats up?
Man, thats so good Perfect for a superhero.
Shut up, dude!
Yeah! We want to do something about that cheater who comes here.
Cheater ? Oh, maybe it was that guy I just beat. I handed his ass to him and he ran home crying. I was rusty at first since it wasnt Gun About, but it was easy once I got the hang of it.
Wh-What. Really!? But youre just a kid
...So what? Age is irrelevant.
So, uh You know, Ive seen your face somewhere before Oh! Are you Shinya Oda, the gaming prodigy!?
Dont address me without an honorific. Who are you, anyway?
Y-You dont remember me!? We fought one time in a tournament. Its me, Mishiman!
Thats like one step beneath THRILLHO.
I dont remember. Ive fought way too many people. Youd only stick in my memory if you were something special.
Wow, you really are the King! The way you talk sounds so cool!
Hes insulting you, dude!
(to Maaku) ...Who is this guy? Your friend?
What is that supposed to mean!? We are friends!
That was the nicest option, man. Chill.
Hamiru-san, do you have some spare time? Wanna go check out the theme park? Theres no Gun About here, and Im getting annoyed with all the people watching me. Lets go.
Shinya and Maaku begin to walk away.
Wow, so kind! I knew the King had a big heart!
And so they spent an enjoyable day at Dome Town. Theres really no point to that event because we were full up on points with Shinya, but I wanted to indulge Mishima for once.
Well, see you!
Music: Beneath the Mask
Ugh, its a rerun.
Music: Layer Cake
Welp, time to die!
I wanna settle things with Tsuda. Will you come with me as a witness? Ill do my best to protect you. But I cant guarantee your safety. ...You can say no.
Should I go with Iwai to meet with Tsuda as his witness?
Whew! I would go, Iwai, but Im just too much of a cheese-boned coward!
...What? Cheese-boned? What the hell does that mean? I dont know, man. I just made it up.
I dont feel like I can go with Iwai until my Guts reaches Lionhearted...
Well, we cant do that yet!
Music: Beneath the Mask
Lets head over to Rocinante, then.
Due to the Phantom Thieves boom, theyre selling more Phantom Wafers here, in addition to the Thief Masks (+1 Agility, garbage) and a Calling Postcard, an item which we might not actually get to use in this run but Ill try to show off anyway.
Were about to run out of time, so lets see some of these messages.
You know what has a big bangmy anger! Im gonna sing a new song called Death by Black Burger!
Hey, youre the guy from those videos! Youre the Rock Parody Singer, right? Sing me a funny song.
Parody!? What are you talking about? I perform authentic rock n roll!
Glad to see Young Rocker getting some well-deserved fame.
And Toras getting some of that, too! Good for him!
Depression and suicide are on the rise, and the young workforce is being crushed on a daily basis. The evil that permeates the corporate world has filtered down into society Hello, Hamiru-kun. Stamina is important for public speaking as well. Youre still young, but take care of yourself. Come to think of it, I havent told you about what I aspire to do. Im starting to uncover various behind-the-scenes situations. I want to tell you about them. Would you care to listen?
Thank you. Lets talk before the speech.
Yoshida Rank 10
Old man Kuramoto will likely be forced to retire from the political world. The police cant do anything because it was 20 years ago, but he has a moral obligation. I hear his grandson Benzo resigned from the party as well. It could be due to Matsushitas influence, or perhaps its just the partys way of atoning Now its all up to me and my abilities.
To think that people would be excited to hear me speak The article mentioned I didnt want the real culprit to be named even though I knew who it was. Apparently, people admire me for having quietly accepted a false charge for 20 years. I didnt intend for any of this to happen though
Ive struggled for the past 20 years but I can put that all behind me after the election. ...Oh, look at the time. I should get started. Today will be the last day Ill request help from you
WHAT!? How did you !?
Music: Sunset Bridge
I dont intend to meddle. Everything Ive told you has been based on assumptions, but if youre still willing to listen Then I think you should focus on your work, because the time is now. I cant think of anything else to teach you. You are now an expert on giving speeches. I taught you all I know about the art of public speaking, in return for you supporting a guy like me. And over time, you became someone who shared my beliefs. Thanks to you, I was bale to overcome my crisis these last few months
But if you ever find yourself in harms way on your journey, I will be there to help you. Well be comrades who reform the world together.
I feel a strong bond with Yoshida
Music: The Spirit
This is flat-out incredible. Were no longer limited to forming contracts with Shadows at or below our levels. The world is our oyster! No more of those annoying high-level Shadows we cant nab! We still cant fuse higher-level Personas, but its still great.
And thats it for Toranosuke Yoshida, my favorite Confidant in the game. His nickname No-Good Tora, while no longer having any reason to be used, was apparently Failnosuke or something similar in Japanese, which is a lot less good. It wasnt known who voiced Yoshida for a long time, but recently people seem to have figured out it was William Salyers, probably best known as Rigby in Regular Show. You cant really hear it in that role (dudes got a ton of range) but I looked up a video of him as Reverend Putty in Moral Orel and its a dead ringer for Tora. Anyway, Toras Confidant can seem weird and complicated, but hes just a great dude.
And our bonus for completing this Confidant is the ability to fuse the ultimate Sun Persona, Asura.
Music: Sunset Bridge
Thank you for everything. All right, its time to begin.
I cut my date short so I could watch this, you know!
Does anyone out there have something they aspire to do? I met a certain young man Through a method that differs from mine, he was trying to reform the world.
Its not the young man standing right next to me, though. Not a chance.
As you know, that is a very large mountain to cross. Unfortunately, I am unable to travel the same path as him. ...However, I will not say goodbye. Because we will surely meet at the peak. He is desperately doing what he aspires to do. So I encourage you all. Please find what it is that YOU aspire to do. And I will support you. Because that is what I aspire to do.
Way to go, Toranosuke!
I believe in you!
I feel like listening to Yoshidas speech has served to increase my Charm
Maaku gains Charm +3.
Ill listen to Yoshidas speech a little longer, then head home
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
Ill bring it to the hideout. You have tomorrow off for Health and Sports Day, right? Itll definitely get your adrenaline pumping I really wanna read it, but Ill wait til tomorrow! See ya!
I guess Futabas coming here to show us a magazine tomorrow. It sounds like fun, but Im going to bed.
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
Sounds like Futabas here. Come on, lets go downstairs.
The exhibitions reflected the students personal desires, and many memories were surely made.
A culture festival sounds fun. Does your school do anything like that?
Traveling is too much trouble. Isnt it good enough to just relax here?
Youre right, it is pretty nice here. We usually relax here for hours at a time.
Oh, I have enough for you, by the way. Theres some seriously ingenious stuff in these things.
I may be able to improve my Proficiency if I read the computer magazines with Futaba Furthermore, this may be a good chance to deepen my bond with her...
What a coincidence, I was just looking to go out to see if any movies today would help me increase my Proficiency!
So, you wanna just relax and read if were not meeting up with the others?
OK! Todays a readathon!
Music: My Homie
And this keyboard is too curvy! How would the keystrokes even work ? This is great! This self-built PC competition is really amazing! Have you ever built your own PC before, Maaku?
Well put together a beast of a machine! Well pick out every component for this custom build! Hehehe We should go together to Akiba sometime, Maaku!
I read with Futaba, while talking about computers I feel that learning more about intricate PC components helped me gain a bit more Proficiency.
Maaku gains Proficiency +3.
Yo, I read this magazine and now I have the dexterity and reflexes of a trained monkey.
Oof, I hunger No wonder Im in power saving mode. I want curry
Should I spend some more time with Futaba ?
Aw, never mind Guess Im just gonna make like a bee and buzz off Thanks for bringin me home! Lates!
Music: Beneath the Mask
Ill be OK though. The state my father is in has put that on hold for the time being.
Woo! We accomplished one of our goals!
That doesnt mean my marriage has been called off though. My father agreed to do so in that other world but Im not so sure now, given his current condition.
Hm, so that too will be on hold until the next change of heart.
Well, sounds to me like were totally in the clear!
Yes, and its all thanks to you guys.
Woohoo! Sweet victory!
We actually forgot to do this yesterday, oops. Takemis still not ready.
Also, we decide to boost our Guts acquisition tonight.
Lets take the challenge once more. Maaku gains 10 Big Bang Burgers and Guts +3.
It seems my father will be holding an urgent press conference.
I guess Okumura finally had his change of heart. That has to at least life some of the burden on Harus shoulders.
When is that going to be?
8 pm tonight.
I wonder if hell talk about the mental shutdowns.
I dont really have a reason for meeting up, but it still might prove beneficial.
We just needed a reason for the next scene to happen, thats all!
Anyway, how does the Shujin Academy rooftop sound?
You know, that place 2 of our members dont actually have access to? That was also locked off last we heard?
I actually happen to have some business up there.
Sounds good to me. Its been ages since I was last there.
Wait The school ?
Futaba, make sure you come in through the front entrance. See you all there after school.
Hm ? Wait, wheres Yusuke? ...If hes still asleep at this point, hes definitely going to be late for school.
How very strange. And suspicious!
Music: So Boring
That aside, Okumura Foods has been a hot topic lately. This much media coverage must be worth at least ten million yen. At first, I even thought that all this outcry was just some kind of elaborate marketing campaign. I guess its giving them too much of a bad image to be that, though. Advertising and public image are more important than anything else for a corporation. Are you familiar with a psychological test using these images? You show these two images to people, and then ask them to name one bouba and the other kiki. Hamiru-san.
Thats correct. You should have instinctively felt that A is kiki.
According to one theory, sounds and shapes are processed in the same area of the brain. Furthermore, this sense is the same worldwide. No matter the language, the result is the same.
Maaku gains Knowledge +1.
A products name impresses an image on people before they even use or buy it. Big Bang Burger exemplifies this. The voiced consonants and short syllables leave a strong imprint. Although with the news these days, it may also evoke the image of the strong oppressing the weak.
Even the teachers have their eyes on Okumura Well, he should be having a change of heart, so there should be nothing to worry about.
Yep, thats what should be occurring.
Rooftop? What is this about?
Oh yeah, you werent there.
Can you come to our school rooftop after your classes today?
How the hell are Yusuke and Futaba going to get onto the roof without attracting attention? Yusukes wearing a damn Kosei uniform!
I dont quite understand what is going on, but sure.
Is Haru at school?
Im heading over now. Things were a little hectic this morning.
Thats right! The season is good, so Im thinking of transplanting them sometime soon.
Flowers are an excellent hobby. I will gladly assist you.
Well help too.
Really? Thanks! All right. Ill see all of you after school.
Music: Break it Down
You can just call me Haru. The seasons are changing soon, so I thought itd be nice for the plants to change as well.
I really like Harus weird sweater.
This time, its a Yusuke Kitagawa production.
All I did was add some how do I put it aesthetic simplicity by balancing the color placement. Furthermore, Haru chose the flowers herself. It will surely be a great bed no matter the arrangement.
Hm, Im looking forward to it.
Why dont we plant you, Mona?
Its cloudy, Morgana. That wouldnt work!
Music: New Beginning
Thats not gonna make a difference!
Hey, yknow how were thinkin of the school festival as our celebration party? Anyone else think we should have a real celebration on top of that?
I must agree. It would be not only a celebration, but a welcoming as well. Id like to do something among ourselves.
Lets do it then! A joint party to celebrate and to welcome Haru!
Oh, you dont have to do that. The school festival is more than enough.
How is everyone else supposed to get excited if the star of the partys not into it?
Well then how about a night party? At Destinyland.
Now, this is an obvious riff on Disneyland (specifically Tokyo Disneyland), but Destinyland actually has some history. In the very first Shin Megami Tensei, Destinyland is where the alignment lock occurred.
Also Makotos dialogue here is incredibly awkward and stiff. Its like she turned into a five-year-old upon hearing about this theme park.
It would be a bit late, but there are someplans that allow us to rent out the park for the night.
Youre talking about THE Destinyland, right ?
Didnt you say youd like to do something amongst ourselves ?
I did, but
The hecks she gonna check?
Were really gonna have it at Destinyland ? Not like, one of the restaurants, but the entire park?
Even just for one night the price is insane
Oh, that wont be a problem. We had originally booked it for a company party, then had to call it off because of the scandal
What kind of company party books an amusement park?
Wed barely get anything back if we canceled the reservation, so why not take advantage of it?
Wouldnt that be oddly conspicuous though?
Its still officially under the companys name. We neednt worry.
In that case lets do this. Well just celebrate twice as hard today!
Im sorry for disrupting everyone. You did come to help me, after all. Well, lets get back to it!
It seems like well be having our celebration at Destinyland tonight
The food was arranged on my plate as though it were paint on a canvas.
Oh god, half the casts got weird novelty headgear.
I thought if we were going to dine together, it would be better to do it somewhere with a view.
The VIP life is incredible! Not that Id expect anything else from a private rental!
There really is no one else here.
We are the rulers of the kingdom of dreams!
Thats the kinda stuff couples say, right?
Almost anyone would fall for that line in front of a sight like this!
Lady Ann, this view is not as beautiful as--
Oh, too bad, cat. You missed your chance. Better luck next time.
You say that like youre not tapping into your inner child too, Ryuji.
This is just cause Futaba kept naggin me to put em on!
I did not!
...You said somethin like that!
What was that!?
*chuckle* My, this is so heartwarming !
Honestly, I wouldve liked to see the parade as well. But given how sudden the request was, they couldnt get enough staff together to do it.
Perhaps that will have to wait until next time.
Either way, this partys totally the best one so far! Its freakin amazing!
Im glad to see youre enjoying it.
Be careful, Haru. Youve shown these guys what luxury means. Thisll really raise the bar for our next celebration party.
Youre already talking about our next party? Dont you think thats somewhat premature?
The group chatters happily.
Still How do I put this ? I met Mona-chan, I got to know you all Isnt everything going a little too perfectly? Its actually a bit frightening
You worry too much.
I must just be overly cautious because of my circumstances up till recently. Im sorry for bringing it up.
Today, Id like to elaborate upon the whole truth behind my companys labor situation.
Sanitation? Thats not even one of the things we heard about!
And how my corporation acted as a whole to cover up every facet of this scandal. For all of this, I wholeheartedly apologize.
...Yes. I am solely responsible
Furthermore, these happened to be officials who stood against your proposal for overseas expansion. The same thing also happened to executives at competing companies who were looking to expand abroad. Is all of this true?
Was it all coincidence?
Wed like some answers.
Okumuras going to say whos really behind the mental shutdowns.
Whats gonna happen ?
Okumura Bares It All (Watch this)
...Fucking finally, jesus christ.