Part 48: 6/11: Sojiro's Attic Full Of TeenagersPart 47: 6/11: Sojiro's Attic Full Of Teenagers
Anon: better be arrested soon
Anon: dont even bother with this
Anon: this is so immature.
Anon: this has to be fake, lol
Mishima changed the question, leading to new replies.
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
Ah, on that talk show? It was simply dreadful.
When this line hits, theres a generic voice line of a woman saying THE PHANTOM THIEVES ARE SUPER LAME, and its one of the goofiest things in the entire game. Its great.
How can anyone seriously suggest supernatural beings are stealing peoples hearts? That child is a phony. Theres simply no way that the Phantom Thieves exist.
Unfortunately, my precious children all think theyre realand worse, that this detective is amazing Children are far too impressionable to see such vulgar content on TV.
Looks like people still dont think were real...
I cant believe a high schooler moonlights as a detective. Hes just like the Detective Prince.
That makes two references to Naoto.
Hes smart AND handsome. Hes almost TOO perfect!
We had front row seats. I could practically reach out and touch Akechi-kun! I was so nervous! He was really working that uniform, and without seeming like a snob. Hes a natural at public speaking. I hear hes an orphan who grew up poor. Its part of what makes him so amazing! He wants his last high school memory to be capturing the Phantom Thieves. This isnt a game to him!
See, I hear his dads the head of some big financial conglomerate. I will say, I love that he hates the media. Makes me believe that he doesnt do this for the fame.
People say hes so good that hes made enemies in the police force Oh, yeahapparently yesterdays interview was so popular theyre going to air it again tonight.
Music: So Boring
Why someone would steal something like a heart, which cant be turned into money, is beyond be.
BEEP BOOP WHAT ARE EMOTIONS
If I were a phantom thief, I wouldnt go after hearts or works of artId go after gold.
Now then, Hamiru-san. Can you imagine how much gold has been excavated by humanity over the course of history?
Correct. Surprisingly little, dont you think? That rarity is what drives its value.
Maaku gains Knowledge +1.
Incidentally, they say that 16% of the worlds gold is in Japan. Was your first thought the Tokugawa Clans buried gold? Its actually in discarded home electronics. In other words, a junkyard is much more valuable than someone elses heart.
Hmph! You cant measure the value of a Treasure with money!
Music: Wicked Plan
Lets see him do it, then!
Ann chops Ryuji in the back of the head.
(while eating) Youre being way too loud.
Who cares? Everybodys talkin about this stuff anyways. Itd just be more suspicious if we were whisperin.
Sorry, just ate the last one.
You guys are too laid back. The police are getting involved now, you know.
So you think its true ? Well be OK if we keep doing this right?
We cant let the cops scare us outta bein phantom thieves.
But what about that weird guy from Madarames Palace ? Isnt there a lot we dont know?
Uhhh, hope she didnt hear any of that conversation
You three seem to be having so much fun. Im a little jealous.
Are you snoopin on us again? We said before, we dont know nothin.
Why do you think Im here to question you? Could it be that youre hiding something? My ears are always open to the troubles of my peers, you know.
Youre really that hungry for a good letter of recommendation? ...Of course you are. Nobody would take on your annoying job if they werent.
...Youre student council president, right? Wouldnt you have known about Kamoshida?
Of course not! He honestly was a good teacher until that day
Oh, but you always take the teachers side. Thats what a good council president does, right?
Then how about you? What did you do for your friend?
There wasnt any way to help! By myself I couldnt do anything for her!
Theres no need to shout.
If those Phantom Thieves are out there helpin people Id root for em, no questions asked. Theyve gotta be more dependable than some people I know.
...Just make sure you show up to your classes, all right?
Id be ashamed to let it end now...
Hell yeah. Its about time we find our next target too.
Music: Wicked Plan
A criminal group with unknown goals that does whatever it wants in the name of justice. Huh
Its prolly cause of Akechi TVs got some crazy sway.
Hes free to deny our actions, but being cursed by his influence is another thing entirely.
Just when we were starting to get people to believe in us too
All we gotta do is take down another hot shot, yeah?
Well, do you have any ideas who this next hot shot could be?
I aint got a thing yet Dammit, this is real irritatin By the way, whats up with that luggage?
Music: My Homie
They were not only filthy, but too noisy as well No true art could come from such a place.
Whatre you gonna so then? You cant go back to that shack, right?
I was planning on staying at Takamaki-sans I mean, Anns house.
WHAT!? Theres no way thats gonna happen!
Youre the impossible one!
But I spent everything I had on these delectable Japanese sweets...
Thats not the issue here! Seriously though whatre we gonna do about him?
Its way too small. Plus, my folksd never agree to it.
Oops, looks like the writers forgot Ryujis mom is single!
Well, seeing as Yusuke is an important member of our team Ill lend a hand! Come stay at our place! Its dirty, but at least youll have somewhere to sleep!
Whyre you the one calling the shots?
Dont you two live in a cafe? Ive been wondering about that for a while. Yongens not too far, is it?
Nope! And the cafes only a minute walk from the station.
How about we go there now? We can have a party to celebrate Madarames change of heart!
Ooh, good idea! We can make it a welcome party for Yusuke too!
All right, its decided!
Sorry to cause you trouble. By the way I prefer sleeping on a futon.
Itll be up to you to convince the chief.
Maaku shakes the bag. Morgana yelps.
Music: Break it Down
This place looks so outdated I cant say I hate it though.
People refer to that as retro.
A girl too ?
Maaku has really helped us a lot lately.
Heh, I bet youre the ones doing all the helping.
No, really, hes been great.
Huh Sit down. This roundll be on the house. (to Maaku) Youre helping though.
Indeed, theres great depth to its acidity.
Oh yeah, I remember now! I think Ive seen Leblanc mentioned in a magazine before...
That was a long time ago.
For real? Gimme a taste.
Ryuji chugs his soda.
Its so bitter! This has gotta be cruel and unusual punishment!
Eh, I didnt drink coffee when I was a kid either. (To Maaku) Thesere your friends, yeah? Go on and take them up to your room. No need to stay down here.
Ooh! I wanna see!
Its only an attic.
Man, that bitter taste just wont leave my mouth
Thank you very much for the drink.
Up these stairs? ...Oh, and thanks for the soda!
So, youre uhh...
Ann. Ann Takamaki.
Ann-chan, huh Thats a nice name. You got a boyfriend?
Nope. Never have, either.
Hey, you gotta get up here! This places freakin insane!
Oh, right. Thank you for the coffee!
Sheesh. They had to leave the Mona bag down here?
Ann grabs the bags and walks upstairs.
Huh, sweet girl.
Yeah, I agree, that Rise poster is pretty incredible.
It seems quite ordinary to me.
For real ?
See? Aint this crazy?
Its cleaner than I thought it would be.
Well, sit wherever youd like.
Music: Wicked Plan
Even those who previously believed in us have been influenced by the comments made on TV.
This is all that effin Akechis fault!
Keep it down. We dont want anyone hearing us.
At this rate were just going to worry everyone instead of give them courage
We need to find a way to make our rightfulness known to society. Its time we think about our next move. You were planning on discussing that today, right?
Yes. First, we need to search for a candidate.
Its not like were just gonna stumble upon some important target though. You guys dont know anyone, do you?
Whaddya think, leader?
Well there probably are a lot of famous targets on TV
However, the suspects on the news are already being pursued by the police. Even if we make them confess their crimes, the police will take the credit. That wont do.
Dammit Were never gonna prove Akechi wrong at this rate !
Sorry I havent eaten anything since yesterday
And you spent all your money on that box of sweets!?
Dude, how much did you have ?
Anyway, well just have to sit tight until we can find another target. So
Music: New Beginning
How about that welcome party?
Cant we make hot pot on it?
That sounds great! Ive heard that eating hot pot together brings people closer!
No, thats paopu fruit.
Anything with meats fine by me!
I only ask that we finish it off with porridge. Extra parsley, of course.
So, what do you say?
Whattt, my ass! You dont have any cash! Cmon, lets go buy ingredients.
Ill need gingko nuts, wonton wrappers, and...
(to Maaku) Well take care of the shopping. Could you borrow a pot from downstairs while were out? We can split the cost later.
We should go grab that pot and set up the portable stove too.
But lets forget about him for now and just focus on having fun. Come on, we need to prepare. Oh and by the way whos going to be seasoning the hot pot?
As you should be. Food always tastes better with friends. Her name was Ann, right? Shes a nice girl.
Oh, I just had a chat with her. She said your friend doesnt have anywhere to go. Asked if I could take him in for a bit. I guess she thought itd be too pitiful for you to ask, since youre already freeloading. Anyway, I should have a big pot somewhere around here.
Its almost time for the others to get back from their shopping trip, so Ill leave you be. Ill be down here for a while though Just be careful with the fire, OK?
Music: Days of Sisters
(TV) After his last appearance was so well-received, we decided to bring back this fine gentleman today. Its the high school detective, Goro Akechi!
This tastes a bit bland But Im relieved. A lots happened, but it seems your grades havent dropped.
Schools been going fine. Im more worried about you, Sis. Are you tired? Youre probably lacking sodium.
Do I seem so?
(TV) But hypothetically speaking, if these Phantom Thieves are real I believe they should be tried in a court of law.
(TV) Thats quite the statement. Are they committing crimes? Some people even say that the Thieves are actually helping their victims abandon their evil ways.
(TV) What the artist Madarame did truly was an unforgivable crime. However, they are taking the law into their own hands by judging him. It is far from justice. More importantly, you should never forcefully change a persons heart.
...Is it a crime to manipulate someones heart?
...Depending on the means, yes. Hes absolutely right.
Even if it makes someone admit their evil deeds and helps make them pay for their crimes?
Why the sudden interest?
Do you believe that these allies of justice exist?
...Of course not.
You dont need to think about such unnecessary things. ...You understand what Im trying to say, right?
Study hard and go to a prestigious college...
Moving up in the world is difficult as a woman. Yet, you cant do much if you dont have the authority. Ill use every method necessary to make it happen. All you need to do is remain focused on what must be done now for your futures sake.
...Oh, that case.
What must be done Justice...
What do I want to do ?
Music: Break it Down
That was delicious, Lady Ann. Im sure youll make a wonderful bride some--
Well, at least theres no more Persona 4 jokes about the ladies hilaaaaaaaariously sucking at cooking.
*yawn* Sorry, Im gonna have to borrow the sofa.
Ryuji and Morgana try to ugh.
Ann notices and waves them off.
Whats wrong, Yusuke?
We havent finished our meal. What about the porridge, or even udon ?
Just leave it for next time, man...
Shes asleep already !?
Itd be weird if she wasnt tired. We should let her sleep.
By the way, Ryuji how do you know Ann?
Huh? Oh, we went to middle school together.
What was Lady Ann like back then?
Not so different from now. Once we got to high school, we ended up in different classes and stopped talkin I dont think she had many friends. I mean, she grew up overseas, plus theres her looks. The popular kids hate her; the quiet ones stay away.
I see So, what about you two?
This is a great opportunity to get to know each other better. You know every detail of my past at this point. Its only fair you tell me every detail of yours.
So you got nothin to lose, huh? All right, Ill tell you. Its just a normal story about a rotten kid though.
I was actually tryin to get a track scholarship so I could make things easier for her. In the end, I just screwed it all up. Turns out Im a pretty bad son, huh? *sad chuckling* Back when I was a first-year, my mom got called out to school for me raisin my hand at Kamoshida. All the teachers kept houndin her for what I did, but she just stayed quiet through it all Ill never forget the look she had on her face though On the way home, she she apologized to me. For bein a single mom and all
So thats what happened They say at school that everyone is equal, but in reality thats a gross oversimplification ...I understand how you feel.
Well when it comes to gettin labeled, nobodys got it worse than Maaku.
Is this about his past?
Now that I think about it, we never have heard the details.
Theyre not even trying to hide who it is any more.
If you keep this up Then Ill report about the money! Is that fine with you!?
All I have to say is that you did it on your own, and its over.
But I just did as I was told...
Who do you think I am?
Hey. Make this statement to the cops. This kid suddenly attacked me. Got it?
If you even try to say anything else, you know whatll happen to you, right?
Shut up. Youre done for. Youre gonna learn what happens when you cross me...
So, what happened? Explain it to the good officer.
That young man suddenly attacked him He shoved this gentleman to the ground. And this man got injured
Im very conspicuously not mentioning his name for dramatic purposes...
...Its as she says. Also make sure you deal with this so my name isnt mentioned at all.
The cops even have power over the flashbacks! Those fiends!
You understand what that means, correct?
Y-Yes, sir! Hey, cuff him!
Goddammit ! You got an assault on your record just for that?
The woman sounds quite horrible as well. Shes stayed quiet this whole time
That man is just the kind of person whose heart we should steal! Who is he, and where can we find him!?
You cant remember, huh ? Well it was at night, and Im sure you were in shock after getting arrested. I understand all too well the pain of not being able to remember important details of your life.
The victims personal information is always kept secret. Identifying that man will prove difficult Besides, the courts already made their ruling, didnt they? Even if we manage to get revenge, Maakus past record wont go away.
I cant stand it This world is so messed up! The weakre left to fight for themselves, while rotten adults get away with whatever they want!
And those in power dont do anything to help the situation.
Cant we fix this though Nobody would even know We just need to show the world what true justice is. Well make them come to their senses.
Youre right, Yusuke! Thats gotta be what our powersre for!
Sounds good to me. The flashier our missions are, the cooler we end up looking!
Youve all taught me so much.
Its really messed up that Ann apparently missed all of that.
Oh, sorry Did we wake you up?
Nah, not really. Ive been up for a while now. Still, this weird feeling came over me while I was listening to you guys It almost feels like Ive known you all forever
Cant wait to find out we were all raised at the same orphanage and our Personas made us forget.
Do you think its because our backgrounds are so similar?
Well it sure aint cause of anything good.
Similar, huh Im the only one who doesnt fit in...
I dont have any past to look back on No memories...
Whaddya mean? We could search the whole world and we wouldnt find a bigger misfit than you. And the reason were goin to Mementos is to get your memories back, right?
Im sure your past will be just as troubled as ours.
Hmph, well see about that!
I actually feel like Ive known Morgana for a really long time too. Its so strange I cant really put it into words.
Look, Im helping you guys out for my own sake. Dont get me wrong! If you dont get stronger, investigating Mementos wont be anything but a pipe dream!
That sure was a quick turnaround. One second youre depressed, the next youre actin all tough...
All joking aside lets take this seriously. We should go as far with it as we can I want to punish those corrupt adults and give courage to people in trouble Only we can do that!
Ha! You can say that again!
Being a member of the Phantom Thieves will surely help me grow, both as an artist and as a person.
Of course. Youre under my tutelage, after all. Theres nothing we cant accomplish!
Well I hope we can keep this up. We should be all right with you as our leader.
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
...Whoa, its this late?
I guess nows a good time to call it for the night!
Oh, that reminds me! The owner said youre free to crash here, Yusuke.
Thats very kind of him.
You convinced him, didnt you? You go, Miss Older-dude-charmer!
What kind of nickname is that!?
Hm, I wont be able to sleep unless I take a bath
Theres a bathhouse nearby, so you can go there. I wont be able to join you though.
Ooh, that sounds great! I wanna come too! How bout you, Ann?
You guys go on ahead. I should get going. Well, good night, Morgana!
I cant let her get taken by someone else !
Music: Alright (Elp Version)
An old man is continually turning the faucet behind the three.
Its a bit hot though...
You know, Ive been wonderin for a while now But what do you think about Ann? As a girl, I mean.
No, thats not what I meant Cmon, cant you act a little more like a guy our age? Doesnt she at least look better than a celebrity?
Ill be sure to share what youve said with Ann.
Please dont. Seriously...
That aside, we need to hurry and find our next target.
About that though Is targetin famous people enough? Seein peoples reactions these days has been makin me think twice about what we do
I love that were having this conversation in front of this old man who isnt even paying attention.
...True. Pursuing only whats best in the short term may end up becoming fruitless for us. We need a strategy to appeal to the public...
Oh? Whaddya got in mind?
Do I look like someone who could come up with such a thing?
I was an idiot for askin. Im more like the charge commander and Morganas a specialist of that world Hmmm Hrmm Still ...Ughhhh! Its frickin hot!
Ryuji gets out of the water.
...I cant stand it anymore! Anyways, lets meet up again early next week. Ill contact everyone!
Music: Beneath the Mask
This game is amazing.
Im not talking about you! Wait Dont eavesdrop on me!
Tell me more about those diabolical millennials!
They have high appeal among young people and are said to be involved in Mr. Madarames confession. Their methods are unknown, and many are voicing concern that this group may be dangerous, but
It seems a lot of people have started talking about the Phantom Thieves.
I will be fine here. I sleep in my studio on occasion, so this is luxurious in comparison.
Yusuke, if youre gonna stay here, we have to establish some boundaries. I may order a maid from time to time, and Im gonna need you to be cool about this.
Music: Aria of the Soul
Youre in the presence of our master. Stand up straight!
The bonds that you have reeled in are quite intriguing In other words, they all have been unfairly labeled by society and are standing up against such fates. Have you noticed? Your heart seems to inspire theirs. *chuckle* Outcasts of society In other words, youre picaresque. Deepen your bonds with them. Those will become the strength behind your rehabilitation. I look forward to it. I shall grant you an ability befitting of your newfound growth. Consider it a gift. May you continue devoting yourself to further rehabilitation.
I feel like my bond with Igor is growing deeper...
And we finally get to 10 Persona slots.
Its almost time...