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Persona 5

by Arist

Part 31: 5/18-5/19: The Most Adorable Stalker

Part 30: 5/18-5/19: The Most Adorable Stalker

Let’s just forget about the last update’s unpleasantness.

Music: Tokyo Emergency

Come on, it’s time to get this mission started!

Cool detail here: the “Mission Start” logo casts a barely-visible shadow in the lower-right corner.

Um, what? This sounds like an annoying complication. I have to leave in the middle of a Palace infiltration?

But let’s just leave for now.

That’s all for today?

Everyone knows whatever’s been on TV. You could talk about the Madarame exhibit. Some witty wordplay, maybe an impersonation could work too. Just get their attention first, OK?

Fucking impressions? What, are you going to pick up chicks by appearing on SNL? These are the lamest pick-up artists ever.

Music: Tokyo Daylight

Hey, not so loud. He’s been showing up pretty regularly, so it looks like he’ll be sticking around.
I see, so is the thing about him having a criminal record not true, then?
I don’t know, I’m too scared to ask. Anyway, it’s probably best not to get too involved with him.

Looks like we’re still not gonna make many new friends here.

Y-Yes…! Kamoshida tricked people into thinking he was a hero, but he wasn’t! Oh, and don’t tell anyone my true identity. No one can know that I’m a Phantom Thief!

This dude owns.

Over on the first floor, we find… Uh...

...Excuse me for a moment, let’s move somewhere a little less crowded.

...Yeah, okay, she’s definitely following us while pretending to be reading that book.

I had heard you were quite the troublemaker, but you seem to be behaving yourself.

You are adorably bad at this.

Music: Butterfly Kiss

Has anyone ever studied the correlation between the rise in temperature and weirdos…? So, what are you here for today?

...Looks like I have a patient with an emergency.

I’ve heard rumors about this place. I’d like for you to examine her. She was diagnosed with bronchitis, but the medicine she was given hasn’t been working at all. She has a fever that won’t go away, and she’s losing weight because she’s not hungry…
A young girl losing weight is definitely not good. You should go to a bigger hospital. I can’t provide a thorough examination here.
We’ve been going to a big hospital! A university hospital in East Shinjuku! But all they tell us is that it’s persistent bronchitis…!

Music: Suspicion

The doctor there performs exams like he’s on an assembly line. I think he’s famous or something…
A famous doctor, huh…? I’m just a general practicioner out here in the sticks. As you can see, I don’t even have any staff.
W-Wait! I’ve heard there’s a medicine that can only be acquired here…!

Back off, pal. I was here for that sweet, sweet panacea long before you were.

Please! I’ll pay you! Please, at least just examine her!

*cough* *cough* Doctor… My chest really hurts...

*sigh* ...Fine.

Is your vision blurry? How about your throat, does it hurt…? Hm. No signs of swelling. (To the father) Are you sure you’ve told me everything about her symptoms and treatments you’ve tried so far?
Yes, I’m sure!

This is likely a reference to the Devil Social Link from Persona 4, who was a nurse named Sayoko Uehara.

There’s something I’d like to ask him about a case that was in last month’s medical journal.

Takemi puts the phone away.

I see. Guess the ones in stock will have to do...

You’ll need to help me administer the medicine. Also, bring the beaker with the red label in the fridge, a towel, was basin, and measuring spoon...


Music: Butterfly Kiss

It was a very unique strain of an infectious disease. It can’t be detected by conventional exams. I temporarily suppressed the symptoms. We’ll make adjustments as her condition improves. OK, that’ll be one million yen for today.

A-A million yen…!? Th-That’s outrageous! You’re completely taking advantage of… …… I mean, all right… I agreed to pay. You don’t… take credit cards… do you? I’ll go withdraw some cash right now!

By the way, that famous doctor you mentioned earlier… Was it Medical Chief of Staff Oyamada?
Yes… are you familiar with him?
...I knew it. In that case, I’ll make this free of charge.


...By the way, thanks to your outburst earlier… I’m going to perform a very special exam on you today...

So, is he your… assistant? He seems awfully young...
Yes, my assistant… guinea pig. He’s about to put in a LOT of hard work today. Aren’t you?

Please help me.

It feels like my bond with Takemi is growing even deeper...

Um, Doctor…? Can I go back to school now?
Not for a while. You need to start eating and regain your strength first. Can you do that for me?
Yes! Thank you, Doctor!
Don’t mention it…

Maybe you won’t even be able to make it home...

I feel like cooperating in that shady clinical trial has increased my Guts...

Maaku gains Guts +1.

OK, good work today.

Music: Beneath the Mask

Shut up Morgana, we can’t do that yet.

...Another box came for you.
...What did you get?

Recently, personal info stored by several domestic companies was decrypted and leaked online. Hundreds of thousands of people’s info is believed to be leaked, and many are voicing their anxiety. According to experts, there is a high chance that an international group of hackers is involved...
So someone stole all that personal information about all those people…? Wow.

The world’s fucked up. There’s no joke here, only the quiet dread of having to continue to interact with this hellfucked species for yet another day.

Whaaat? But I want to watch TV. There’s a special on that guy they call a “Detective Prince,” Akechi.
It’ll still be on the news. You can watch at home. That pretty boy’s been on TV a lot lately. You can see his face any time, actually. Well, thanks for the coffee.

Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)

This taste…

...The flavor profile is bland. You should practice more to bring out the roast’s full potential.


You see a lot of different customers come through when you have a cafe like this. Even if someone looks like trouble, I’ll serve them the same cup of coffee I serve everyone else. That’s my job. I have pride in what I do. You’re like a customer, too. One that takes a tremendous amount of effort. You have the potential, so keep training.


Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)

...I hope you understand.

What’s there to understand? You’re blackmailing us so my friend will get naked for you. Simple.

I warn you. Don’t involve yourself any further.

Don’t play dumb. I’m saying you’re an inconvenience. I won’t forgive you if you continue making a mockery of my sensei. Am I clear? This is a warning.

Music: Beneath the Mask -Rain (Instrumental Version)

It looks kinda dumb...

I didn’t realize you could actually examine this until I tried again.

But today’s the day. Let’s head into the Palace… next time, because it’s gonna be really long and I couldn’t find a good place to split that update up to include part of it in this one.