Part 133: 10/15: Children Are MonstersPart 125: 10/15: Children Are Monsters
Todays my birthday and I spent it bringing you this fresh post.
Anon: There was no need to kill.
Anon: That was traumatizing
Anon: wat do they want, anyway?
Anon: Talk about unlikely heroes.
I guess Akechi was right after all
No, I still believe the Phantom Thieves!
Theyre murderers, right? Hurry up and arrest them!
How long are the police going to let them run loose?
Anon: meh i dun care either way
Anon: trash talking feels risky
Anon: well now im interested
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Oh, poor Mishima.
It must be tough, organizing the funeral for a bigwig CEO. Okumura-san is usually pretty quiet. Do you think shes OK? Hard to believe the dad of such a nice girl could be so evil
I didnt expect this from the Phantom Thieves That was a full-blown public execution
Music: So Boring
Theyre just calling us a bunch of murderers.
All the celebrities who supported us are being criticized now too.
Its all gone up in flames People are posting about this stuff everywhere.
I highly doubt that anyone who supported us did so honestly. There must have been many who simply went with the winning side.
I get mixed feelings about this when you put it that way.
It does make me rethink a lot of things
That aside, we need to deal with our situation first. Our state of affairs continues to worsen.
We cant just sit back and watch this happen.
Still, we cant make a move when we dont have any leads.
Whatre we supposed to do then?
Right around when your exams end will be the perfect timing.
Uhh, for what?
Dont worry about it. Anyway, just wait and see what happens.
For the time being, lets discuss things after our exams end.
Ugh, theres no way I can focus on exams like this.
Can you ever?
Music: Everyday Days
Hey, Hamiru! You! Pay attention! Is that how you listen when someones talking to you!?
I feel a murderous intent !
That was nuts Is he a ninja?
Tch Well, whatever. Moving on.
You shouldnt fucking throw chalk at people, dude!
Ooh, youve got the entire class attention! Your Charm has definitely increased.
Maaku gains Charm +2.
Music: Tokyo Daylight
The public are fickle and stupid. What else is new?
Were going to start bashing the Phantom Thieves, even though we lack any credible evidence?
Yes. Our viewers quickly forget the past. As long as we properly incite them at the start, theyll be easy to influence later.
Case in point!
Its finally happening My rock n roll legend is about to begin!
Not quite. We had to drop the Phantom Thieves feature after the stunt they pulled. You, on the other hand, would make for a perfect entertainer.
No way, that aint rock n roll! You gotta be kidding meIm a rock star! Get outta my face!
The malfeasance of my apostles, the Phantom Thieves Is the Apollo Wave weakening ? Furthermore, am I even truly the Sun God ?
What are you saying, Sun God!? You are the savior of the world!
One girl I know got really scared. She made me stay by her side, all day and all night.
Are you serious!?
It mustve been really tough for you though. Your phone must have been ringing nonstop.
Y-Yeah It got really annoying, having my phone ring all the time Haha.
Oh yep, this dudes absolutely a fraud.
You need to relax. Im sure the company will be fine. I mean, Im sure therell be massive downsizing, not to mention demotions
But But My hubbers JUST got promoted! Damn you, Phantom Thieves!
Quite a few of my fares were pretty angry today. They feel betrayed by the Phantom Thieves.
What are the police and government doing? Those guys need to be arrested, ASAP.
I heard Kasumigasekis quite abuzz with this countrys higher-ups scrambling to handle this problem.
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Takemis finally ready.
The Phantom Thieves dont want to better the world. They want to tyrannize people with fear.
How can you say that as a lawyer? Youre saying theyre guilty without having any proof? But if there is proof, the police will find it. Their investigation team just added a star player.
The Phantom Thieves did that, right? And I dont think I can eat at Big Bang any time soon
Yeah. It does seem like the Phantom Thieves took it too far.
Wha--? But it was guys like you who fanned the flames and made it into a witch hunt!
That was traumatizing. It was deleted right after, though.
Even the phantom thief sites were horrified. They all say there had to be some other way.
Oh, that one sites comments section is really bad. The people defending them are so creepy
Ive got no time for that! Data is everything in trading! I need to hunt for information! Thanks to my efforts, I sold off the stocks that depreciated because of the Phantom Thieves!
I wish youd get a normal job You know we already reserved the wedding venue, right?
It costs 500 yen each try, so I can only play once in a while. You and I both have to get stronger, and to do that, we gotta practice. So lets train hard today.
All right! Well have a thorough training session today!
Music: Whats Going On?
The games are on me today Just be sure to keep up.
Dont worry, I have a lot of money on me today!
Now, lets get to it! Get into your stance!
Shinya is playing erratically...
Give him his money back.
Oda! You took his lunch money, didnt you!?
He forced you into a battle, right?
...Yeah. And when I lost He told me I owed him money.
Who do you think you are!?
I didnt take it I earned it. That money is for my war fund, to help get me stronger.
Fuckin kids, no sense of right and wrong.
What the hell does that mean? Youre crazy, just like your mom.
I dont like where this is going.
I heard your mom was being weird at a restaurant the other day, too. A waiter caught her leaving without paying, and she said she just forgot. She even snapped at the manager and told him his employees need to be better trained.
Sh-Shut up !
My mom says that your mom is a bully! And youre just like her!
Oh shit, this is bad. He took off his hat, thats like his limiter, right!?
If you want your money back, youll have to beat me!
Hes not making any sense Somehow, some way, youre gonna pay us back!
Youre just like the bad guy in a movie! I hope the Phantom Thieves get you!
At this point in the game hes basically saying I hope you get brutally murdered! Holy shit, kid!
I mean yes.
Im not a bad guy am I ?
But I won Im the stronger one ! So how am I the bad guy ?
Man, kids are idiots. And I still like Shinya.
I guess I I already knew that I felt bad even when I was winning. I wont do it again I dont wanna be a bad guy.
Hey Um do you hate me now?
A little bit. Yeah, go ahead and tell the kid whos acting out and considers you his brother that you hate him, see how that goes.
Oh, thats great! I dont want you to hate me too The Phantom Thieves are strong because they defeat strong enemies, right? Beating up on weak opponents thats bullying Thats what bad guys do. I was wrong. Thanks, Hamiru-san I wouldnt have realized this on my own.
Glad I was here to help you learn this obvious moral lesson. Next up, why climbing in abandoned refrigerators to play hide-and-seek is a bad idea!
Now we can use Down Shot even more. Nice.
Im gonna head home now. I need to think about what I did
After you give the money back, right? Right?
Interacting with Shinya has made my heart grow I feel like my Kindness has increased
Maaku gains Kindness +3.
Ill see you later Bye.
Music: Beneath the Mask
I guess all the praise they got before doesnt amount to much now
Youre a supporter of theirs, yes? I would love to hear your opinion on this matter.
Yes, Im having a hard time composing my thoughts as well. Given the presence of the calling card, doubting their involvement would be unnatural. However, something doesnt feel right. I will have to think the matter over some more later.
Glad Akechis on our side. Wait, shit. Never mind.
After the press conference was broadcast, people are now calling them criminals and murderers. On the street, people have also been expressing their concerns and fears about the Phantom Thieves.
Dammit! How could they How can people just hate us like that so suddenly!?
Posting Online is my favorite form of civic engagement.
...No. Theres no point sitting around complaining about it now. Im sure youll be able to turn the tide if you just keep changing the hearts of horrible criminals. Oh, and Ill do whatever I can to help you guys out.
Good to hear, buddy.
Are you free right now?
Lets talk at the diner then. Itll probably surprise you but we can talk some more over there.
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
Well, it turns out they really were dangerous. I looked them up and found some seriously scary info. Apparently theyre part of a gang thats involved in extortion stuff like that all the time.
Welp, better hope they dont come looking for you for revenge!
I wish I had known that going in One slip of the tongue in that act I pulled, and I wouldve been dead.
Goddammit, Mishima, why do you always gotta ruin this by talking about pissing yourself?
Honestly though youre amazing. You werent afraid in the slightest. Maybe its only natural after all the nightmares youve been through
Oh shit, its Akiyama and his buddies, back to harass Mishima some more.
Whoa, it really is Mishima!
Dude, right? Nobody else could be THIS boring.
Hey, you figured out what youre gonna do afer high school?
U-Um, not yet
How bout the military? Nobodyd ever notice a zero like you stealthin around.
Hahaha, too true1 I bet you could sneak in anywhere, huh? Youd be Japans ultimate weapon!
Huh? Something wrong?
Music: Whats Going On?
Er, not exactly Cmon, lets just forget him. Its no fun messing with Mishima anymore.
Whaddya mean, no fun? Youre always the one screwin with him the most.
I dunno, guess I got tired of it.
Ive been thinking, well I should prolly thank you.
Huh? Something happen with you two? Yknow, you HAVE been actin weird lately, Akiyama Dont think I havent noticed all them bruises youve got.
Um before? I dont really know what youre talking about.
Dammit, Mishima, youre actually kinda cool.
Mishima ...My bad, guess it was someone else. ...Youve changed though.
Yo, glasses. I always see you two together You been coaching him?
Heh That so? Im kinda jealous. Anyways, seeya later.
And I really have changed, huh?
Not much, but yes.
Do you think maybe now Im starting to be like the Phantom Thieves ?
No. Dont get ahead of yourself, sport.
Im gonna work even harder now to make sure I live up to your legacy!
Mishima is showing a passionate resolve
You know, I always used to think I couldnt amount to anything. But I somehow managed to step up and help Akiyama-kun with those thugs. It made me realize there really are things I can do to save people. Thats why Ive started writing a documentary on the Phantom Thieves. The research I did on that gang Akiyama-kun was wrapped up in was actually what pushed me to do it. And now Im basically putting together a massive log of all your activities from the Phan-Site.
Thats some serious pressure but Ill show you what I can do! I mean, I won a composition contest back in 5th grade, so this shouldnt be any more difficult, right?
Screw the fountain drinks Lets go straight for the fancy fruit juice! Its three times the price, so its gotta be three times better!
But I only have so much money If you wanna order anything else, itll have to come out of your own pocket, OK? Anyway lets party until we have to go catch the last train!
Catch you later!
Yeah. Catch you later, Mishima.