Part 29: 5/16: It Belongs In A MuseumPart 28: 5/16: It Belongs In A Museum
Today, were heading over to Yusukes right after school to get more information about Madarame.
Music: So Boring
Ive gone to see his works a number of times. Goodness, are they magnificent! The moment I saw them, I knew he was something else. By the way, you seem far removed from the arts, Hamiru-kun. Do you know who created the piece which sold for the highest price back in the 20th Century?
Thats correct. It seems you know a thing or two after all. That piece was purchased for the equivalent of eighteen billion yen, and it sold for even more later. However, since the turn of the 21st century, a new record has been set practically every year.
Maaku gains Knowledge +1.
People put a serious amount of passion and money into art. If I had that kind of money, I wouldnt mind having a painting or two myself, haha...
Seems like art can make you a tidy sum. Lets see with our own eyes whether or not the accusations of him stealing art are true. Youre meeting Lady Ann and the others at the train station, right? Lets go when class lets out!
The train is the fastest way to go. Plus, we can bring pets on here.
Music: Wicked Plan
Dude, be quiet! We didnt pay the pet fare.
Im the one guiding you to your destination! You should be calling me Master!
Er, shoot !
Is that your pet, Mister? I heard it meowing!
Yeah, its just a toy. It meows when you press on its head.
You heard her, Maaku. Press on its head.
This is ridic--
Wowweeeee! Again! Again!
Time to terrorize this cat.
Ahahah, thats so funny! I wanna hear it again!
I just threw up in my mouth...
The next stop is Shibuya. Shibuya. Doors will open on the left side.
Oh, this is our stop! Well, see you later! Bye bye!
Mm-hm! Bye bye!
Music: Tokyo Daylight
Doesnt look like there are any stations close by to that address If anything, this is the closest station.
What!? Then we gotta walk the rest of the way!? What kinda phantom thief takes the train, and then walks to their destination!?
The kind that shouts loudly in public that theyre a phantom thief, I suppose.
Stop your complaining.
Its supposedly a shack, but this is the neighborhood he lives in As expected of a famous artist. Looks like the fastest route is to get to station square and then go to Central Street. Lets move!
You sure its this way? I dont remember seeing a house.
Its supposed to be in a residential area past Central Street. Well have to walk a bit though. OK, lets get going!
Reason for turning himself in is a heavy conscience, huh The human mind doesnt change that easily let alone their natural temperament. Shujin Academy Seems doubtful Perhaps Ill have someone look into it, just in case...
Uh-oh. Looks like the SIU Director is hip to our bullshit.
Were at the right address The door plate does say Madarame.
Uhhh You ring the bell.
Me!? The walls wont collapse when I do, will they ?
No one sneeze or well blow this house down, OK?
Sensei is currently--
Um, its Takamaki.
Ill be right out!
People really do live here...
Sup dude. Im never gonna get tired of Yusukes reactions when Ann shows up with her entourage of morons.
Sorry, but we aint here to talk about the modeling thing. Theres something we gotta ask you. Is it true Madarames plagiarizin stuff? Hes abusin people too, yeah?
This is a really great deadpan line read, for the record. You can hear the exasperation in his voice for having to deal with these idiots.
We read about it online.
Yusuke begins laughing hysterically.
Preposterous! Not only is the plagiarism impossible, but abuse? If he hated children so much to harm them, he would never allow pupils into his home! And Im the one residing here and studying under him. Im saying its not true, so its beyond doubt.
That ...That is utter rubbish.
...You really think that?
Whats the matter? I heard you yelling.
These people are slandering you with baseless rumors!
...Forgive them, Yusuke. They mustve heard some bad rumors and came in worry for their friends safety.
Well, even I doubt that a cranky old man like myself could be liked by everyone.
Thats not what we meant...
Im sorry to have butt in on your conversation. However, I do have neighbors around. Wont you please keep it down? Now, if youll excuse me.
...I know! I think youll be able to believe in Sensei if you saw that painting.
Music: Alright (Elp Version)
This was the painting that inspired me to become an artist.
Its so beautiful...
I dont know all that fine-art stuff, but even I can tell that this is impressive...
When I first saw you, I felt the same powerful emotion as when I saw this painting
I wish to pursue beauty like this.
Im sorry that you took the time to come all this way, but I must assist Sensei today. I hope that we can discuss this further another time. If youll excuse me, then.
Maybe the Madarame we heard about in Mementos is a different person.
Man, right when we thought we found a new target, too...
Hows the Meta-Nav?
Hey, the app...
Was it picking up our conversation ? This display it means that Madarame has a Palace too, right!?
Madarame, plagiarism and then shack, huh? These seem to be the keywords.
For real though, what the hells goin on!?
HES SECRETLY EVIL, YOU IDIOTS
We have the persons name and the location. All thats left is the what that Madarame mistakes this shack for to enter his Palace.
You mean like how Kamoshida thought the school was his castle?
Thats right. Lets try saying some things. They can be random guesses.
Here we enter the crucial, plot-critical scene of the protagonists needing to guess random words to advance the story.
Its a bit sudden, though...
Why dont we start with castle?
No candidates found.
You fool, they wouldnt recycle assets that blatantly!
Then, what about prison?
No candidates found.
Ugh, what a pain!
Ryuji, ready to give up after two guesses.
Jail! Warehouse! And guidance counselin office! Might as well add farm!
I feel like weve learned a lot about Ryuji from these guesses.
No candidates found.
Not a single hit ?
...Should we come back another time?
A building thats related to artists If we think from there, what would it be ?
Didnt have much of a choice. I think we just happened to get it right.
What if I hadnt noticed, and then wandered off and got caught by an enemy!?
You prolly woulda figured it out once you started walkin on two legs.
So even you can slip into the Metaverse without realizing it, Morgana?
Yup. In a place with minimal cognitive distortion, the differences can be subtle.
Lets go check it out!
Music: A Woman
Its a museum right?
This is Madarames?
A Palace is a scenery driven by desires, just like how Kamoshidas Palace was a castle.
Madarames artwork is on display at museums in reality too, though. His exhibit was popular, and people already respect him. Why would he fantasize about a museum?
You got a point It aint related to plagiarism or abuse either.
Lets try looking around. Racking our brains here wont do us any good.
...Right. That aside Aint a museum a must for phantom thieves!?
Now thats our Joker. I feel the same.
But man, just look at that insane crowd...
Ugh Are we gonna have to wait in that gigantic line?
Dont be stupid. Were not going in the front door.
But theres a high wall around the building...
Well just have to find our way up over it then. In any case, lets get going!
Our way over the wall is this conspicuous truck.
Its just not hitting me that this is that old guys Palace
Thats why were here, right? Cmon, lets go check it out.
Once we make it over the wall and through the garden, we see an open window.
Ooh! The skylights open! I think we can get in here.
But its a pretty far drop Will we be able to get back out this way?
Hehe, dont worry I have a rope! Im our tool specialist, after all! So, whats your call, Joker? Want to head inside?
>Lets do this.
The painting shifts, the colors swimming, as if beneath the surface of a pool of water.
Cmon, were in a Palace. That aint anything to be freakin out over.
Hm, the Palace reflects its rulers heart We may want to check these paintings out.
...Its someones name and age? What the hell?
That cant be the title of the painting right? Do you think its the artists name?
Lets check out the other paintings too. I think there might be something important about them...
Theres something uncanny about all these portraits.
But the portraits on display here look the same This is way different from what was at the--
Wait a sec!
Natsuhiko Nakanohara. His names written on the plaque.
Dude, I dont get it! Whys there a paintin of him in here!? And more important, whys his name written under it?
Youre right Doesnt art usually have like, the title of the piece or the artists name?
Hm This is quite the mystery All right, lets keep looking around for now.
Further in, we see something else that alarms us
What ? No way!
It says Yusuke Kitagawa. Theres no mistaking it.
Huh ? Wait a second What do you think these paintings are ?
I think youre right.
For real? All of em ? But it was only Yusuke when we went to his place before...
This must include former pupils as well. Only one remains now Taking into account what that Nakanohara guy said earlier, things are getting clearer. All right, lets keep investigating. We need something to further confirm our deductions.
Whats up? You find something?
Were here to investigate, so we should check everything that catches our attention.
This is gettin way too detailed for a freakin Palace Whyd he bother makin something like this?
Oh, theres a museum guide on here. Lets take it with us!
That is a possibility. At the very least, it should be good reference for the scale of this place.
I see It says its one out of two.
...Then the two outta twos gotta be around here somewhere, right? Just how big is this place ?
We can worry about that another time. Right now our objective is looking into Madarames cognition. We may have to reconsider our plan depending on what we find.
I mean, hes got a Palace Seems pretty fishy to me.
Before we proceed, we find another locked chest. We happen to have two Lockpicks at the moment, so lets open it.
The Training Whip is a rather decent upgrade for Ann, the Pearl can be sold at a high price, and the Snuff Soul is 50 SP back. We made out rather well on that one, Id say. Also they didnt so much animate Morgana jumping off your shoulder as much as they had him just fall off.
Up ahead, we see a weird sculpture.
A conglomerate work of art that the great director Madarame created with his own funds. These individuals must offer their ideas to the director for the rest of their lives. Those who cannot do so have no worth living! Hey This is most likely about the plagiarism, right ?
In other words, his pupils are his property. He doesnt even qualify as an artist if this is true. Hes stealing the ideas from talented students in exchange for securing their livelihood. I wondered about those portraits on display They must all be his pupils through his cognition. This even says that they have no worth. Couldnt this be about the abuse? Madarame will keep them around as long as theyre useful to him, but the moment theyre not...
He did say that he owes Madarame his life for being taken in...
When we were at the exhibit, I praised one of the pieces on display. But Kitagawa-kun acted strange. Maybe that piece was plagiarized too...
Whats the call? Aint this enough to target Madarame!?
Hold on, you two. We should confirm these facts with Yusuke once more.
Confirm what though!?
It means we should get solid evidence that such crimes actually took place.
What a pain in the ass...
Besides, theres too much we dont know about Madarame yet.
Thats true. We havent seen that much of his Palace, and this rabbit holes only getting deeper.
...Mm, youre right. Ill try contacting Kitagawa-kun. I might be able to get the truth out of him if I accept his modeling offer.
I love whenever Morganas eyes go tiny from shock.
A famous, renowned artist, huh? This might be tougher than Kamoshida. Well, well just prep ourselves until we get confirmation from Yusuke. This is our first mission as real phantom thieves. Were gonna succeed no matter what!
Music: Beneath the Mask
Im not so sure anymore.
I mean, I know Madarame is a bad person, but still Maybe Im so hesitant because I havent actually met any of his victims.
Yeah, I guess that parts totally different from what happened with Kamoshida.
This might be an extreme line of thinking But if an evil person isnt causing any trouble now Is there really a point in us stepping in?
Well you got a point.
Yeah I guess we could talk some more after that. OK. Lets meet in Shibuya after school tomorrow.
Looks like its all about what Yusuke wants to do. Somehow, considering the interaction we had earlier today, I dont see this going in our favor...
Detective Youve got me. Ill confess. I was the one who killed him.
Huh, he figured it out pretty fast. I wonder if actual investigations are like this.
Morganas the kind of person who watches Detective Conan for its gritty realism.