Part 153: 11/13-11/14: The Pointless InterludePart 144: 11/13-11/14: The Pointless Interlude
Ah, weve made it to the high limit floor. Now its just a straight shot to--
Beyond this point is the high limit floor. Do you have a reservation?
We shouldnt cause a scene.
Why not? Why are we still trying to be all polite?
Do you have a reservation?
It seems there is some kind of requirement we must meet before we can access this high limit floor.
Even though we got the coins?
I cant imagine how though
Her cognition ? Essentially, Sae-san needs to think of us as being allowed to enter, correct? Hm. This casino is the courthouse in reality So that floor must be a place only authorized personnel are given access to ...I would say it has to be the courtroom.
You really are an ace detective.
Hes come to understand the workings of the cognitive world so quickly.
I was just like that too, right?
It took you ages to get it, Ryuji.
Uh, code names?
I just got a different sense of time, thats all!
That aside, how are we going to get into the courtroom ?
Ryuji! Go piss off the police!
UH. CODE NAMES?
We just need to attend a trial. Still, how are we supposed to know which trials my sister will be attending ?
Leave that to me. I have some connections that come to mind. I will contact you once I manage to arrange a time. We should return to the real world for today though. Well, see you all at the courtroom.
Ah, so we come to another cognition block. Not counting Futabas because that didnt actually impede our day-to-day progress, this is the second one of two. Yep. What a great, involved gameplay mechanic.
Music: The Whims of Fate
Now returning to the real world from Niijimas Palace. Thank you for your hard work.
It feels like were fairly close to the Treasure now. Theres no doubt were nearing the end.
I wonder how much we still have left Theres a chance well run into powerful enemies ahead Or maybe Im worrying too much Well, Ill be waiting to hear from you about our next venture.
Music: Beneath the Mask
Im surprised shes taking part in court at a time like this She must be busy with the Phantom Thieves investigation as well
She is originally a public prosecutor, after all.
Thats gotta be tough...
She may be our enemy, but I do sympathize with her in this regard.
Oh, my apologies. Thats not quite what I meant.
Its OK. You were just telling the truth. Anyway, well need to act tomorrow, right? Thanks for letting us know.
Youre most welcome. At any rate, let us meet on-site after school tomorrow.
We really cant fail this time. Lets go about this carefully. After we go to the courtroom tomorrow, we should head straight into the Palace.
Yep! Were heading straight into the Palace tomorrow! We dont even get a choice! Why did they even make us leave?
Fineee Ill have you know I trained while working in Victoria. My skills are amazing. OK, Ill head over right now, so just wait for me.
Music: My Homie
Music: Beneath the Mask
Th-The Phantom Thievesh! Theyre Theyre hereeeee! Pl-Pleash dont kill me! I wanna live! I wanna live! Urp
*sigh* Everyones so scared I guess people would be worried since we havent caught them yet.
Do not worry! I, Shido, will lead you! Imma take care of evrything!
Do you know how much harm theyve caused to people? Theyre terrorists, I tell you! And you cant count on the police. Its time for the great detective Akechi to shine!
Where has he been, anyway? I havent seen him on TV at all lately
...You think so? I believe the final outcome is a foregone conclusion. The new political party will definitely win. Their leader is a master of media.
I see Although it IS a national election, which is basically a popular vote
Music: Layer Cake
Lets go see Iwai.
Theres somethin I gotta ask you to do. Youre free now, yeah?
...Kaoru wants to talk to you. Hold on; Ill call him over.
Iwai Rank 10
Music: Sunset Bridge
I learned a lot about myself, so I just wanted to show my appreciation.
Hmph Intruding in on another private family moment.
Youre still droning on about that? I mean, it was quite a shock but thats what made you take me in, right? So who cares?
Whoa there, kiddo
If you had just told me all of this sooner, you wouldnt have been threatened.
Who your parents are and where you come from stays with you for your entire life. Thanks to my loser parents, I got bullied by complete strangers, and--
My father isnt a loser though! Hes a brilliant business owner.
Brilliant is a word, sure. Id probably use mad sketchy, myself.
Stop tryin to ruin the moment. *sigh* So in the end, I was just fightin my own demons Stuck in my crappy childhood and all the problems I had growin up My view of Kaoru was all distorted cause of my rotten childhood memories.
Did somebody say distorted!?
I forgive you.
Why did you help my father out?
You willingly got involved in a yakuza dispute Would someone normally take that big of a risk?
Hmmm Id understand if you were a member of the Phantom Thieves.
Goddammit, I am so bad at hiding this!
Fighting for the underdogs like a gentleman thief, you know? People have their own opinions, but I think the Phantom Thieves are super cool! I mean, the sexual harassment incident involving that teacher?
And all that murder they did? So cool!
We gotta go, Kaoru. The supermarkets about to close. Arent you in charge of dinner tonight?
Oh crap! Please excuse me!
Kids grow up quick. They can be a pain in the ass, but theyre worth it. ...All right, lets close up shop. Go pull down the shutter.
Seems like he had a change of heart, just like them people theyve been talkin about on TV.
I cant be the only one who was saved by his change of heart. Wonder who else knows
Heh, if you say so. Well, dont worry. It aint really none of my concern. Man, you really had me fooled. That whole thing about being an enthusiast was all just BS. I hired you as a mere pawn and now youre Kaorus bro
Oh, just dropping any pretense. Okay.
*chuckle* Interesting All right, Im gonna put all my effort into that special menu we talked about.
I dont like to owe nobody nothin, so Ill do my best for ya. ...Because thats the kinda support I can provide.
I feel a strong bond with Iwai...
Music: The Spirit
Oh boy, gun customization!
Iwai is cool. Its just kind of a shame his Confidant is shockingly boring even with all its yakuza intrigue and the fact that his Confidant bonuses are, as you might have guessed from my repeated unfulfilled promises to utilize them, kind of useless. Hes voiced by Kaiji Tang, a guy Im liking more and more. He mainly plays really gruff characters with similar intonations, but hes actually got way more range than that.
Music: Whats Going On?
And the knives are just replicas. Theyre even less useful than a butter knife, yknow?
...We were in the middle of closing shop, werent we? Well, lets get to it.
I feel like helping Iwai with his work has honed my Proficiency...
Maaku gains Proficiency +2.
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Anon: 30 million yen OMG XD
Anon: if ur innocent, show yourself
Anon: theyre running loose rn...
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
Music: Everyday Days
Old movie posters are kind of scary. Maybe its the color
It talked about movie techniques in such great detail. It really makes you appreciate film more You know, we should go to the movie theater sometime!
Cinema Treasures apparently gives a 50% boost to gained social stat points from watching movies, just like if we had used Luck Reading. Apparently Cinema Treasures also stacks with Luck Reading so a first viewing can get boosted to 7 points, which can then be boosted to 10. We didnt watch many movies though, so this wasnt really worth reading earlier. The documentation on this one is kind of iffy but Im pretty sure thats how it works.
Just being here causes my body to tense up.
Im shocked that Niijima-san can think of somewhere this solemn as a casino
So Makotos sis is that lady whos overflowing with the aura of a capable woman.
By the way, whats this trial about?
A politician who decided to make personal use of government funds.
I read about that in a magazine! He went on a vacation with his mistress to some fancy hot springs!
Arent politicians supposed to be loaded? Whyd he mess with our tax money ?
Playing with other peoples cash is a total no-go.
This may sound off, but isnt Niijima-san supposed to be busy with our investigation? Does she really have time to be coming to a trial like this ?
Supposedly, she was on this case before being assigned to the Phantom Thieves Normally, another prosecutor would take her place, but Sae-san can be a bit of a perfectionist.
Hey, howre we gonna get Niijima-san to notice us? (to Makoto) Did you tell her wed be coming?
I dont think she read the message though.
Do we have a backup plan?
...Not exactly, but Im sure shell notice us eventually.
Hm ? I noticed a lot of students here, but is that Akechi-kun and Makoto? Now that I think about it, there was a message about her coming *sigh* That doesnt matter for now.
All right! Niijima can see now that were allowed in the courtroom.
Music: The Whims of Fate
And we head right over. That scene was totally imperative to the game, wasnt it? Didnt just stall this whole thing out another day, right? Theres absolutely no fucking way we couldve just done this all at once, thatd be preposterous!
Thats all for now. Well finish the Palace next time.