Part 44: 6/4-6/5: Blazer ItPart 43: 6/4-6/5: Blazer It
Music: So Boring
It takes an hour to do my hair due to the humidity, and its a bother deciding what to wear when it rains. But for you, June is a month with no holidays and no events. Now that I think about it, youll be switching to summer uniforms next week. I dont want everyone forgetting, OK? Dont charge out the door in your blazers. On that note, Mr. Hamiru. The original blazers were named that thanks to a certain quality they had. Any idea what it was?
Excellent! Our blazers are black, of course, but the original ones were a bright, vivid red. It was mostly used to refer to the jackets worn by a British boating club in the 1800s.
Maaku gains Knowledge +1.
Somewhere along the line, I suppose the style got lost with the names original meaning. After all, just look at us. Nowadays, blazers dont have to have any color at all
Not that thats a bad thing. I think black is pretty stylish
Music: Beneath the Mask -Rain (Instrumental Version)
Ive been thinking a lot since then though Do you have time to talk?
>Hang out with her
Thanks. Does the diner work for you?
Music: Alright (Elp Version)
And you know what she did? Laughed! She couldnt stop talking about how tough she thought Mika sounded.
I feel like the Shiho Ann talks about and the one we saw are very different people.
Honestly though it was kinda refreshing. Im not even mad anymore. I guess you really just need someone to laugh at you if you want to feel better.
Ive seen the truth of that saying firsthand But anyway, even though Im trying to strengthen my heart Shihos the real strong one here.
I went to one of her rehab sessions the other day She said she wanted me to be there So I agreed without thinking much of it, but it ended up being pretty overwhelming.
It was a lot tougher than Id ever imagined It was horrible. She was dripping with sweat, teeth clenched She was clearly in a lot of pain Apparently she cant even move her feet. She said it feels like her legs are filled with sand But she dragged them along, legs swollen with blood I wanted to just make her stop By the time it was all over, she was in tears. It was really tough on her She said she wanted to give up And thats why she asked me to come To keep her motivated. The whole time she was complaining about things in ways she normally never would But even with that she finished her session...
I didnt have to go through that ...Is it because Im weak?
Youre wrong. You know, even through all that pain, I thought Shiho was so cool beautiful, even. Despite all her complaining she still tried incredibly hard. Strength is more than just not getting fazed Its the power to fight through adversity. So I was thinking, and um what can I do to help Shiho?
How can you help Shiho? Well, have you tried making the problem about yourself?
...Yeah, Ill do just that. Im gonna give it my all ! You know Maaku, being with you really helps me see things clearly. What I should do, the true meaning of strength Well thank you for that.
I sense a heightened motivation from Ann...
Ugh, my nose is all runny...
Wh-What are you looking at me like that for? Pretty girls get runny noses too, you know! Well, see you around.
Music: Beneath the Mask
Im sure itll be fine. So far nobodys come charging us with anything, yeah?
But wouldnt he wait to press charges until AFTER the exhibition? What should we do if someone contacts us about it tomorrow ?
Try asking Yusuke. Hes still staying with Madarame, right?
Oh, thats right Where is Yusuke? I wonder if hell be OK with Madarame...
I believe he is preparing for a media announcement. I didnt hear anything about pressing charges.
Guess we just gotta wait then.
Let us meet in Shibuya tomorrow.
OK! See you then!
The exhibition is finally ending tomorrow Im sure things will work out fine this time too.
The earth-shattering appearance of a new leader! Revive and fight, Phoenix Rangers! Next episode His Name Is Feather Red.
I was about that age when Power Rangers was a thing so these fake sentai shows make me nostalgic.
Have you been studying? Dont start slacking off just because youre done with exams, OK? Itll cost you 5,000 yen to request me, but this time Ill be sure to do an extra good job!
Dont make me change my mind.
Ill be heading over right now then Itd be helpful if you can clean up a bit before I get there so that its easier for meeee. ♥
Wait, what? Fuck, Im already kind of doing you a favor just by paying 50 bucks to hang out with you.
Music: Whats Going On?
If its for you, Master, Ill happily be covered in dust! But then, doesnt it pain your heart to see such a cute maid all dirty?
I so wish I could pick the second option just to keep with the running theme of Maakus exasperation with this whole mess but alas.
Ill go ahead and get this over with then!
And now, cleaning is complete!
Music: My Homie
Im not allowed to work overtime during weekdays, so I rush to my part-time job after class ends. On my off days, I have to prepare pop quizzes and homework assignments And today, I had to clean bathtubs and walk dogs before coming here. Theres no time to rest Oh, speaking of pets, this room smells like a cat I feed a lot of strays around my house ...I was surprised that you requested me. I didnt think you actually would.
Why, I never!
I know Im in a maid outfit, but Im still your teacher, so dont get any funny ideas. Besides I try not to get too involved with my students, so *yawn* I need a nap Sorry, just give me five minutes Maybe ten...
This is embarrassing for all of us, Maaku.
...Oh, hey, do you know of any part-time jobs that pay well? I assume you make a lot, since you can afford a maid service Well, let me know if you do.
Shes sick so I need money to pay her medical expenses...
Yes, I made the transfer...
N-No Yes, I understand. OK, goodbye...
Oh! W-Wrong number!
Id get annoyed that she clearly thinks Maaku is an idiot, but she saw his exam scores so I cant blame her.
Hey, sorry to ask you this out of the blue, but Do you happen to have one hundred thousand yen I could borrow ?
Wait, n-never mind! Owing one of my students money would be the worst Hey, you may have some money, but be mindful of how you spend it. You shouldnt be wasting it on services like this.
Again, Im doing you a favor here.
...I need the money, so I do appreciate you requesting me. However, youre my student, so if we were to get involved further, things would get complicated I did warn you! The rest is your responsibility! Youre a high schooler after all.
I can sense Kawakamis trust in me...
*sigh* Three more to go ...Well, Ill see you later, Master!
Is he crying ?
Plainly put I, um plagiarized work...
This is one of the best portraits in the game. Its just so absurdly over-the-top.
...And that was from the urgent apology conference by Madarame that took place just a moment ago. After reporting to the association, Madarame has agreed to the polices request to turn himself in.
Wasnt he on TV the other day?
On top of charges of abuse to his pupils, Madarame is under suspicion of claiming their works as his own. Some doubt the validity that his maiden work Sayuri was stolen, believing it was used for fraud. This large-scale criminal act has caused a great shock to the art world, and...
That old mans done for.
After the conference, Madarame was taken to a police hospital for interrogation due to his age. However, initial psych evaluations state that he is mentally sound and likely responsible for his actions.
They churn those psych evals out quick, eh?
Theres no need to be nice to an old geezer like that.
Whyd he spill the beans himself? Doesnt that seem weird?
Also, a group calling themselves the Phantom Thieves posted a dubious note at Madarames exhibit. The police will investigate their relation to this case, but for now, did not identify them as suspects.
Phantom Thieves? Do these bandits have somethin to do with that old geezers apology?
Ohh, Ive heard of them before. They supposedly steal evil hearts; its why the culprits apologize.
Wait, what? Steal hearts? Thats impossible though.
But I feel like I saw somethin about that online too. They sent out a calling card for real.
So it was like, Were going to take your heart? Thats impressive if someone really did that.
Music: Break it Down
Man, this is startin to get interesting If we do it right, we can change peoples hearts. With this power we might be able to do more than just gettin back at society. Itll be a big deal!
Lets keep pushin on then! As for me, I hope we just keep gettin more and more famous!
Something like this happening twice is massive too. Its too great a coincidence to occur normally.
If we continue doing this, well definitely be able to give courage to everyone who needs it.
Two men walk up.
...We may want to quiet down a little.
Do you know them?
You moron! Thosere attendance officers!
Ah, yes! How can we help you?
That monotonous acting of hers never fails to send a chill down my spine.
What are you all doing here? Are you friends?
Whatre you gonna do about it, cop?
Hm ? What did you say?
A-Ahaha! Th-That was a joke! He didnt get much sleep last night.
Well, all right. Just make sure you disperse before it gets too late, OK? There have been some odd happenings lately, and the news about that artist has caused quite the stir.
Well be careful!
Hey, dont go making stuff up on the spot like that, OK !? I totally panicked cause of you!
...From now on, well need to be even more cautious than before. Look at us! Right after the second Thieves incident, both prior victims are meeting up.
Wait, you mean people might be listening to us ?
Eh, itll be fine. Look around. Were the only people worryin about it.
I guess youre right...
By the way, Yusuke You able to get anything out of Madarame? Remember how he was talkin about that suspicious person in the black mask?
Well I pressed him for answers, but he doesnt even understand what happened to him to begin with.
Its not like he actually saw his desires get stolen, after all.
Its rumored that he may be sent to prison. In that case, gaining information will be difficult...
So, whatre you gonna do now?
Ill be leaving that hourse. I cant draw in such a place anymore.
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
Do you have somewhere to go?
The school dorms. I can stay there free of charge thanks to my fine-arts scholarship.
A scholarship!? Wait, youre that good ?
Although, Takamaki-sans house would do as well.
You know, you could ask her to model for you whenever you wanted!
Then again, now that Yusukell be livin alone, itll be easier for us to meet up whenever we want.
For the time being, we should wait and see how this case plays out.
And itll prolly take some time findin a target as big as Madarame.
Anyway, we should just act like normal students while we look for our next target, OK?
Well be entrusting that to you again, Ryuji.
All right. Guess its just more prep til then.
Makoto leaves. Maaku looks over his shoulder before leaving with the others.
Music: Interrogation Room
You were sent away twice, almost reported to the police and yet you still wanted to save him? Moreover, you ended up in a museum instead of a castle this time Youre still going to maintain this rubbish about changing someones heart by stealing their Treasure?
Very well. The truth behind this tale of yours will be clear once your conspirators are in custody. Now then, tell me about this new member who joined your group. Theres no point in being stubborn. It will only damage your position. The identity of Madarames pupil can be easily discovered with a little investigation.
Fuckin do it, I dont care.
So you wont sell out your accomplice? ...Fine. Theres still much more that I want to hear. It was around this time that the Phantom Thieves began to truly gain popularity. Lies flooded the internetthings like The Phantom Thieves saved me too or I got a calling card For heavens sake those lies made the collection of intel take almost ten times longer. Now, your next target was this man...
He doesnt compare to the previous two. Even the police had been struggling to apprehend him. So, exactly how did you take down such a well-guarded criminal? Tell me.
A full psychiatric evaluation will be performed to further investigate the crimes details and motives.
Ive found a number of points of commonality between the two. Both, for example, were sent a calling card before their unforeseen changes of heart.
I see. But isnt tying their cases to the series of psychotic breakdowns jumping to conclusions? Furthermore, the police will frown upon you stepping into this
Now isnt the time to be worrying about things like jurisdiction and honor ! We need to dig deeper and find a correlation among the incidents these past two, three years.
Very well. I leave it to you However, you must not let this interfere with your regular duties.
Thank you, sir.
Oh shit, this guys a politician!?
I shall continue to put forth great effort so that every citizen can live with peace of mind.
Not only are there these Phantom Thieves to worry about, but if that is exposed Tch...
Theres more going on that we dont know about