Part 34: 5/20-5/21: We're Gonna Need More Space In The CatPart 33: 5/20-5/21:We're Gonna Need More Space In The Cat
Boss: Embittered Blacksmith & Foolish Monks
Music: Will Power
On your knees, intruders!
I learned much from you, Madarame. In order to see authenticity one must be dispassionately realistic.
Yusukes cut-in is pretty intense.
Somehow, Yusuke also has a goddamn rifle with him, which we wont think too much about.
These guys go down eventually, and we happen to get Yusukes finisher while were at it.
Yusuke approaches Madarame, but collapses.
Yusuke, youve just thrown your bright future down the drain.
Youll forever rue the day you dared defy me.
Why cant I move!?
Listen, youre totally drained. You cant do much, even if you wanted to!
What a disgrace I am !
Cmon, just listen to her.
Im no fool. Strange people have been coming by for years, and the plagiarism was an everyday affair. But who would want to admit that the man they owned their life to was doing such terrible things?
Why didnt you leave, Kitagawa-kun?
Well, he is the one who painted the Sayuri. On top of that, I owe him a great debt.
You mean cause he raised you?
I never knew my father. I was told my mother raised me by herself, but she died in an accident when I was three. Thats when Sensei took me in. I heard he helped my mother while she was still alive.
To be honest, I dont remember much about my mother either. I did everything I could for Sensei. I thought of him as a father but he changed.
...A lots happened to you, huh?
When you had mentioned plagiarism deep down I knew you were right. Thats why I so vehemently denied you I was simply running from the truth. Im sorry.
Im grateful for the chance to face what I have been denying all this time.
Thats why youre always gettin stuck in your own head. Look at me! I just go with the flow.
What are you going to do now?
I dont know...
We cant help the fact that Madarames gone and changed. But we can change his heart. Well make him pay for his crimes.
That reminds me, you mentioned something about that change of heart earlier...
Have you heard the rumors? The ones about the Phantom Thieves that steal hearts?
Music: High Pressure
Well talk later! We need to scram!
When did my clothes change ?
You just noticed that now ?
Save it for after! Lets go!
Music: Sunset Bridge
And because of that, this PE teachers had a change of heart The Phantom Thieves who steal hearts To think they truly exist.
No, I believe you Theres no need for common sense to blind me after seeing a world like that. So your plan with Madarame-senseiwith Madarame is to force a change of heart, correct? Let me join as a member of the Phantom Thieves.
Had I faced reality sooner, this may have been avoided. I must put an end to this for the sake of the others whose futures as artists were robbed, as well. That is the most civil thing I can do for the man who was in some manner, my father.
Sounds fine to me. Were gonna deal with Madarame anyways.
...Remember how we mentioned this on our way here?
Madarame is a man who has the art world under his thumb. He has connections to many organizations. If someone like me raises my voice, itll only be snubbed out. ...We have no option but this.
Just FYI, he might die. Fuck it, already said yes.
I hope we get along, Yusuke!
Youre awful quick to forget the blackmail.
You better not slow us down.
Ill do my best.
As funny as Im sure the nude paintings line is Im eager to put all that behind us. Also, dont betray us seems hilariously on-the-nose.
Thank you. I ask that you coach me well.
Oh, that reminds me I wonder whats going on with the real Madarame. Yusuke and I were in a pretty tight situation
Actually, I contacted him before we came here. He believes that I continued pursuing Takamaki-san. And, just as you all explained, it appears he knows nothing about his Shadow.
What did he say ?
He was complaining to the security company how they couldnt even catch one high school girl. However, hes still furious about it, and said that hes going to take legal action against everyone.
Talk about bein completely on guard...
Legal action Hes acting way too desperate. Maybe he still has more secrets.
If he were to act, itd be after the exhibit is over. Any scandal during the show would be his loss.
Right when I think the talk about being a nude model is over, this happens !?
Well have to force a change of heart before then, if were to dodge this legal action thing. Looks like our plan must be accomplished while the exhibit is still open!
Music: My Homie
Huh? A cat.
But its talking.
No, not really.
Nothing fazes this guy.
Hes just on a different wavelength than other people.
Do you wish to draw me? You better bring out the best of me in that case.
Draw me like one of your dated references.
Yusuke presses the call bell, which I guess is a thing in Japanese diners.
I was thinking of ordering some black-bean jelly.
I bet he got that idea from a black cat...
I didnt bring any money.
Mercers delivery of this line kills. I cant even describe it, hes just so lost.
...Never mind. Hes just weird.
Music: Beneath the Mask
Who, me? Why, I never.
Dont forget youre still under probation, got that? One misstep and youre finished.
...No good? Whats wrong about changing the hearts of criminals? Were doing the right thing.
If the police hear about this, theyll totally get in touch with the school. Well get expelled for sure this time.
School would be the least of our worries Wed end up arrested. Unlawful entry, defamation...
Guess that means we really cant afford to eff it up this time.
I cant believe theyre so committed to not letting Ryuji say fuck theyd even have him type out the word eff.
Yeah, from here on out is what really matters. Lets do it!
We just need to change his heart before he presses charges. Try to focus on that problem for now.
An exhibition of Ichiryusai Madarames works opened in Shibuya earlier this week. Many of his piecesfrom when he first started, all the way to the presentare on display. Praised by critics, the exhibition also shows the evolution of the masters style through the years.
Everyones totally fallen for his lies. Theyll find out soon enough, though, eh?
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
Time to finish The Alluring Dancer.
Music: Everyday Days
So, youve finished reading The Alluring Dancer. The great beauty Carmen lived for love and passion. I suppose life without freedom is pointless. Well, I dont know if I could live exactly like she did, but you learned a lot, didnt you?
Maaku gains Charm +3.
Music: So Boring
The golden ratio used in the Mona Lisa and the Parthenon is a famous example. But a different ratio has been used in Japanese art and architecture since ancient times. Do you know what it is? Now then, Hamiru-san. Take a look at this.
One theory says its because Asians have rounder faces than Westerners, so they prefer a similar shape. This ratio was used in things like ukiyo-e paintings and the pagodas at Horyuji Temple. One you should all be familiar with is B4-size paper. Those proportions are the silver ratio.
Maaku gains Knowledge +1.
Oh yeah, I hear that mascots that are seen as cute have faces that are close to this ratio. In other words, if you use this ratio, you can make cute things.
It is true that mascots tend to have round-ish faces Huh? Whyre you looking at me like that?
Music: Tokyo Daylight
Our fights not over until the exhibit ends. Keep your head in the game.
Lets head down to the Velvet Room and turn in that request.
Music: Aria of the Soul
By fusing Berith and Apsaras, we can get Jack Frost, and look at that, it learns Mabufu all on its own.
I know Im just a mask, but take good care of me-hee, ho!
Jack Frost is the Shin Megami Tensei mascot of sorts, and is a spirit from England thought to bring in cold weather and create the frost that appears on windows.
That Persona Hey, sit right there!
Hmph Fine, Ill take it. By the way, your Personas are super weak Not that Im surprised, Inmate. Though I guess you deserve at least some praise for finishing your penal labor. You might actually complete your rehabilitation...
In order to promote that process, we would like to offer you the use of a new facility.
Hmph. Its rare to see you smile, Justine.
You are the smiling one, Caroline. Did something happen to make you so joyful?
Know your place, Inmate !
As wardens, we simply feel satisfaction in seeing your rehabilitation progress. ...That is the extent of it. I find it upsetting that you would see such a matter as a source of amusement.
Its like you forget where you are, Inmate. Youve got some real guts though! With that spirit, you should have no trouble making progress!
Very well then If you have the will to continue your penal labor, we can grant you greater freedom within this prison. It is a deal between us, the wardens, and you, the inmate.
Not like you have the right to turn it down though! Hard work is what youre meant to do, Inmate!
This isnt exactly making license plates, but fine, Ill do it.
Music: The Spirit
No Sae flashforward this time. Strength is the arcana of inner strength and determination, as well as physical strength, though its not the focus, unlike the Chariot. It represents concepts like patience, but when reversed signals weakness and self-doubt.
The Triangle Spread, which let you fuse three Personas in 3 and 4, is curiously absent from Persona 5. Instead, youll do almost all your fusing from two Personas and select few special Personas are only attainable through the Group Guillotine, which takes its place. The Group Guillotine requires you to place specific fodder Personas into preset recipes to work, unlike the open system of regular fusion.
Music: Aria of the Soul
Now, its time for your next task!
Please talk to us again once you have it.
Next, we fuse a Kushi Mitama from Succubus and Hua Po.
Ill bring some vigor back to your body. Come on, lets check out the mysterious nature of this world!
Kushi Mitama is another Mitama, this one representing the wondrous soul, having the power to cause transformations and cure illnesses according to Shinto belief.
While were out, I also think to check out the gym Ryuji showed us.
HP and SP, huh? Sounds decent (but well still never do it).
Now that Yusukes joined the party, a new book has become available from the library. We check it out.
>Lets hang out.
Are you sure about that? We still havent found the Treasure...
I guess theres no point in worrying if youre so sure Oh yeah! I started training, so you should totally help me out if you have the time.
>Hang out with her
All right, lets go. Hm, the best way to get to Inokashira Park is by train, right?
We found a new spot!
Music: Whats Going On?
So, remember how I said before that I want to strengthen my heart? Well, I came up with a way to do it!
I think having a strong heart means you dont let anything get under your skin. So basically, I want you to say stuff to me, and Ill try not to get fazed by it!
I guess I should say something to Ann...
Cmon, hit me with your best shot!
Yeah, yeah, yeah! And?
Uh-huh, uh-huh. What else?
Maakus really not feeling this.
Wait is this how the game is supposed to go?
Oh well. On to round two!
You know I kinda feel like this wont make our Personas stronger.
Huh, somethings not right...
Oh, sorry. I just got an email from my agency. The next shoot is really far. Wait, whats this at the end? Its a notice saying to pay extra attention to the time and place they tell you. Apparently some models havent been showing up at all lately. Then when asked why they didnt come, the models all say they heard there was a change in schedule. It sounds like shoots have been real hectic with all the scrambling theyve had to do for substitutes.
It probably really confuses the staff to see a sub showing up too. Hopefully it doesnt happen to me Though actually, my first modeling gig was as a sub. That was back when I was still in Finland. My parents didnt have enough models for their event.
Oh, havent I told you? My parents are both fashion designers who put on some seriously extravagant shows.
My perception of this character is flying into fucking orbit. This is somehow even less relatable than Rise or Naoto from 4.
They jump from country to country, so I only really see them for half of the year. ...Maybe less these days.
Sounds like a Persona protagonist in the making!
Plus it would probably be tough being a phantom thief with my parents around, dont you think? It was rough when I was little though It was just me and our live-in caretaker. I didnt really have any friends Wow, that got dark fast ! Ahaha Honestly, when Im modeling it almost feels like Im connecting with my parents somehow. Its a nice hobby to have but I dont think Id want to make a living out of it. After all, thats where Kamoshida first spotted me and thats how our class started those rumors...
Yeah, my parents are fashion designers, and Im a model in high school but its just, like, a hobby. Also Im so preternaturally beautiful Im constantly being victimized by the people around me.
And theres kind of my issue with Ann. I just dont feel like all this random shit they pile on in these scenes adds up to a whole character, something her Confidant is incredibly guilty of, which is why its one of the weaker ones overall.
Besides, the Phantom Thieves are more important to me right now. Nobody can be my substitute there...
(in forty-to-sixty updates in the future voice) I wouldnt be so sure about that.
Thats why I need to get stronger!
I sense a heightened motivation from Ann...
When I was little, I used to watch this anime where the main villain was this female thief. Shed lose to the hero every time, but I always thought she was cool. She wasnt really a good person per se But she was beautiful, strong, sincere, and even sexy. She always said whatever she wanted, did whatever she wanted She knew what justice was for her. I wanted to grow up to be just like her someday. I hope Im getting closer now, if only just a little bit. Well, see you later.
Music: Beneath the Mask
People are out and about in the city, enjoying the early summer breeze. In the city, people can still escape and enjoy nature by visiting Inokashira Park...
Hey, that park looks really nice. It might be a good idea to take a break and relax there.
Goddammit, cat, I was just there.
Maaku gains Kindness +2.
Maaku gains 1 Leblanc Coffee .
...The flavor profile is bland. You should practice more to bring out the roasts full potential.
Man, well never make good coffee!
Ill keep mentoring you, so continue. One day, there will be a flavor of coffee that only you can produce. You have potential, keep training.
Oh, I heard about this exhibition! Wasnt there a commercial for it?
Hey, where are you headed, miss? Wanna chat for a bit?
I heard people love him overseas too! He is so popular!
I know about a good part-time job. Are you interested?