Part 191: 12/22: Side Note: This City Is Built On LiesPart 180.5: 12/22: Side Note: This City Is Built On Lies
Well, lets see what the citizens of Tokyo have to say now that they cant spoil the game for us.
Hes seriously still going on about the Phantom Thieves? What a hopeless idiot Hes stuck in some kinda dream world.
Theyre not responding well to this at all somethings wrong
I dont even know anymore Apparently, the Phantom Thieves were also just an internet rumor.
Oh, well. All of that stuff pretty much has nothing to do with us.
Somethings definitely off here
Ah, Newspaper Club Member. Ive missed our chats.
You went back to your parents place, right? Well, lets make this next year a good one. I feel this weird vibe in the air. I wonder if its because of all the election chaos. The information the mass media is showing is pretty complicated, and its getting me frustrated.
Im sorry to hear that. Hopefully something good will happen this year. I feel this weird vibe in the air. I wonder if its because of all the election chaos. The information the mass media is showing is pretty complicated, and its getting me frustrated.
Ahaha, acting cool, are you? Lets make this next year a good one. I feel this weird vibe in the air. I wonder if its because of all the election chaos. The information the mass media is showing is pretty complicated, and its getting me frustrated.
Oh, you mean the new prime minister? Hey, do you remember all the fuss about the Phantom Thieves?
Its like none of it ever happened. Pretty insane, if you ask me.
No one could really steal someones heart like that. Were so dumb for believing any of it.
I pretty much failed all my finals. Im so screwed
You just need to adopt a new mindset. Get a fresh start in the spirit of the new year. Still, the year could have ended better. I mean, we still havent decided on a prime minister.
Well, theres been a big change in government. We can make that same kind of change next year!
I dunno if this big change in government is a good thing. Shido collapsed, and he looks worn out. Mannn, its almost Christmas! Cant something good happen already?
No, I voted for someone named Yoshida. Hes not the kind of politician who stands out though.
So hes plan and simple like you? Thats hilarious!
Well, I trust serious, low-key people more for that kind of job. Oh, howd you do on your finals?
Gah Sensei, youre plain and simple, all right. Plain and simply cruel
Kind Faculty Member is a good guy.
Was it all just some illusion? Am I really just going crazy?
Right!? The Phantom Thieves really do exist! Its weird that I feel insecure about this though. I mean, I used to idolize them so much
Hey, come on! Dont tell me you didnt know about their glorious comeback!? Its weird that I feel insecure about this though. I mean, I used to idolize them so much
We should just stop pursuing this story, like the director instructed us to
He was serious when he said that the station wont broadcast reports about the Phantom Thieves. The look on his face made me think that theres no guarantee wed live if we disobeyed him.
I can only request this of you, my right-hand man, for you are the one who saved me!
G-Great Sun God ! I will follow you!
Then raise your hands with me! Wake the apostles of light, sleeping in Shibuya!
Remember I still have this guitar/Dont forget, I still have this song/ Hm, somethings not right The whole city seems like its in a daze The big bad got his just desserts, and that totally rocks, but Wheres all the excitement?
My heart is suffering, too
What!? Are you sick!?
Its almost Christmas, and I dont have a boyfriend
Wh-Whats wrong, Senpai?
...Its my loss, Kouhai.
So its just like Shido said Political power backed by just vanity and lies isnt needed.
I have no idea what these pick-up artists are talking about, but thats nothing new.
Yes, we need him to bring real change to Japan. My son is nearing his entrance exams. I want a better Japan waiting for him on the other side.
From what I saw on the internet it looks that way. Theres no actual proof. Anyone who really believed in that was an idiot. How could a heart be stolen, anyway?
I might be an idiot but it would be nice if they were real
Ah, uh yeah, I guess.
The politician whos supposed to lead our country has fallen ill
Its the same sort of tragedy that happens in every era. Heroes fall before reaching their goals.
If we could just give him a little of whatever life we have left to live...
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Hmph, who do they think they are, acting so happy? Nothing in the worlds been solved at all.
Dont talk that way about Rise, old man!
Hey You can cry if you want. You dont have to hold it in.
*sniff* I want to see you again Kotaro *sob*
Youre a good girl for doing your best not to worry Kotaro. And now, hell be watching us from the sky.
Im not crying. Youre crying. Shut up.
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...Only Shido knows. Well have to wait for him to get better.
Some people are trying to build a case against him, but itll be impossible to find him guilty.
Yeah, hes the leader of the ruling party. The current prosecution cant touch him.
I voted for Shido! United Future won with a landslide victory! But then I heard Mr. Shido got sick after campaigning too hard
Oh, what perfect timing. Sheesh, you can never count on politicians.
That guy is finished. Why isnt the garbage media covering the Phantom Thieves?
For a netizen, youre pretty uninformed. Didnt you hear? The Phantom Thieves never existed. All along, the stories about them were just information terrorism, planned out by foreign countries.
Yes, a celebrolution! Ive become a billionaire from stock trading! Listen. Its about Prime Minister Shido. The companies all linked to him
Yeah, OK, good for you. Man The weird ones always come out near the end of the year.
Music: Beneath the Mask
Who knows? Maybe it was a broadcasting accident. I heard it might have been a prank, too.
Its also strange how no ones seen Shido. Especially since he was so confident at the beginning. Im starting to not care about the elections. Its not like theyre going to change anything, anyway.
They dont talk about the Phantom Thieves on TV anymore, either. Is everyone going crazy?
Yeah, my parents are suddenly saying the Phantom Thieves were never real at all
Mine too! Its so weird I cant stop thinking about it whenever I try to do my homework.
But the Phantom Thieves never even existed? So, what we saw was what? An illusion?
None of the regulars seem to care anymore. Im so confused
This place It suits ya. And with them Phantom Thieves gone, I know yall be safe.
Yeah People are saying that maybe they were made up after all.
I wonder what they really were Its kinda sad, knowin theyre gone.
Lets finish this off by hearing from our irreplaceable stereotypes over in Shinjuku.
Fishy? No, you smell more like a beast. You really need to shower, even in the wintertime.
Thats not what I mean! Isnt it weird that theyre saying the Phantom Thieves were just an illusion?
Yeah They were Akechi-kuns rivals, too. I wonder if theyre trying to cover something up
And thats it for Tokyo. Kinda depressing, kinda cynical, kinda insensitive, and all weird. I hope you guys found some value in my transcriptions of all this bullshit, because its a huge pain in the ass and I suspect its just as boring for you as me. But, its interesting to see the way some of these arcs change and evolve as the game progresses.