Part 53: 6/19-6/20: Makoto, Makoto, MakotoPart 52: 6/19-6/20: Makoto, Makoto, Makoto
Music: Wicked Plan
Lets just forget that ever happened, please.
Whatre you talking about?
...Nothing! Just start it up, Yusuke.
All we need now are the two other keywords: what he thinks of as his Palace, and where it is. But we dont have any clues other than people falling victim around here Well just have to try whatever keywords we can come up with.
Its really strange from a narrative standpoint that we havent even met this dude and were already trying to pick his brain to find his palace, so were just aimlessly guessing.
Urgh, thats gonna be impossible How many buildings do you think there are in Shibuya?
If we can figure out what the Palace is, we may be able to guess where it is by association.
Hmmm Its prolly somewhere hes got complete control over Maybe a garden?
He likes money, so what about a money bath? Ive seen people online with things like that!
No candidates found.
No Not even close. How about it, Maaku? Can you think of anything?
OK Thats a hit! So, he thinks of somewhere in this city as his own bank!
I thought itd be something less realistic. Thats all it is, huh?
Now then, what location would Kaneshiro think of as his bank?
If were talkin about a place where he keeps his cash, maybe his own hideout?
How about a real bank?
His cognition wouldnt be distorted in that case.
Dammit, we aint gettin anywhere...
This may be difficult to explain but doesnt it seem were thinking a little too inside the box? Palaces emanate a passionate madness It feels as though were missing that aspect.
The hellre you talkin about ?
This Palace is a bank for someone who extorts money with criminal acts. Its something more...
But what other ways can we think about it ? Oh, could it mean a place you withdraw money?
Hold on! Do you think it might have something to do with the victims? Hes taking money from his victims wallets, right? That means his bank is wherever they are!
Thats terrible but you may just be right.
Wait a second ! ...I have a hit.
Huh ? Wait, what? D-Did I say something right ?
The place that Kaneshiro thinks of as a bank is All of Shibuya.
Congrats, Ryuji, you were accidentally smart.
What!? Like the entire city?
I see. Thats certainly where his victims are It turns out he really is a terrible criminal.
But wait, is it OK for us to go into the Palace right out of a crowd like this?
Eh, nobody notices if a piece of trash disappears from a trash can. This aint any different.
In that case Lets go.
Why are we trusting Ryuji on matters of discretion?
What are those...?
Huh, walking ATMs. Its like a really shitty episode of Black Mirror.
Walking ATMs That must be his cognition of people. So this is what Kaneshiro considers a bank...
I never thought it would be the entire district. Look around us The distortion is affecting the whole of Shibuya.
Huh? Whaddya mean?
Ohhh, thats right! Even when we were in the castle and the museum, the city outside looked normal.
He sees everyone in Shibuya as his patron.
No surprise for a mafia boss.
Its best we focus on finding Kaneshiros location and stealing his Treasure as soon as possible.
Yeah, his hideouts gotta be somewhere around here. Lets go look for it.
Walking down the distorted Central Street brings us to a few new leads.
Excuse me, can we--
Ah! P-Please forgive me!
I-I dont have any more, please! Im telling you, not even one yen!
Whoa, cool it. Were not tryin to mug you or anything.
Please, I dont want to end up like the others !
Were you assaulted?
Theres no doubt hes a victim, but he cant even hold a goddamn conversation Lets try someone else.
Further down the street...
What the hell...
I dont think we can talk to any of the ones here...
That would appear to be the case, but there is nobody we can speak to, let alone a bank anywhere Let us try checking around the station once more. We may have overlooked something important.
Back towards the station...
Its no use Its all over Ill end up just like them...
Cant you tell ? Ive fallen fallen so far From a place where Kaneshiro leaves no tracks...
Hm, what could that mean ?
Hey, you gotta tell us a little more than--
Im too tired Please let me rest...
The ATMan collapses to the ground. You like that name? I just came up with it. They should pay me to name Doctor Who villains.
...I dont think he can speak any more. Kaneshiro leaves no tracks ? Does he mean that literally, or could it be figurative?
Hey, why dont we go over all the intel we have now?
Wait a second Theyve fallen from a place that Kaneshiro doesnt leave any tracks ? Could that mean they were actually thrown down from somewhere high up?
What, ymean like a skyscraper? Uhhh, there aint any of them around here, I dont think...
W-Wait ! Whats that!?
Up in the air No wonder we couldnt find it.
Kaneshiro doesnt leave any tracks, huh ? Figures itd be floating.
No just a car.
Youre useless! Cmon, dont you have some kinda secret gadget or something!?
Shut it! Im not some robot cat! I mean, Im not a cat at all!
This may be the limit of what we can do today.
We gotta find a way to get up there
Lets think about it some more tomorrow, OK?
All right, we should get out of here for now! Run for it!
Why are we running? Beats me!
Music: Beneath the Mask
Its that woman who reeks of alcohol
All right. I have a bit of advice for you. Its about that Kaneshiro guy. Hes more dangerous than I thought! The police havent tracked him down, so I dug a little deeper Turns out he has some real shady connections. I wont say any more than that.
Hes not someone a teenager like you should mess with. You should really back off, OK? Well, thats all I wanted to say. See you!
Proving our justice isnt going to be easy Wed better discuss this with everyone tomorrow.
What a pain. Im sure the police are tired of this guy, too.
Yeah, Im sure they hate being physically unable to get near him due to his flying sky bank. That must really suck for them.
That reminds me, the home shopping program is airing today You wanna check out the TV?
Heres what weve got for you today! 20 boxes of Mental Floss! Floss with these and youll magically remember things you never knew!
Its true, I always think about all sorts of random things while Im just flossing my teeth.
>Order for 1980 yen
Music: Days of Sisters
About those Phantom Thieves, I mean. If Dad were still alive Sorry, I I shouldnt bring this up while were eating.
Its OK. Keep going.
I just wonder if he wouldve been on their side Thats all...
You dont have to do a single thing, and youre provided with food, clothes, a home
Uh, wow, OK
Ive had no time to think on such ridiculous thoughts. Would Dad have been happy with them? I dont care. He died upholding some lofty sense of righteousness, leaving all his responsibilities on us.
This is kind of a lot.
A-All I was trying to say was--
Isnt it about time you grew up and acknowledged our situation!?
*pant* Sorry, that was uncalled for. Im just really tired. ...Ill be eating dinner out from tomorrow on.
Theres two important parts of this: Sae decides to start avoiding Makoto, yeah, which has just got to rub it in. But also, hilariously, right after saying this: Sae goes right back to eating. Saes not just a complete asshole, she doesnt understand anything about human interaction.
Are we out of luck ?
Its no fair his Palace is up in the sky...
If only we could contact the real Kaneshiro ...Hm?
Nothing in particular. I just saw you all together here.
You seem to be having quite a bit of trouble.
So youre here to check up on us? You may be the student council president, but when it comes to what we do, youre useless.
All you do is eat away at my life.
Nice job, Ann! Pour some salt right in that festering wound!
Just stay on your high horse and watch. Or do you wanna eavesdrop, since youre so good at it?
That is what you were just discussing, werent you? It seemed you just needed to find out where he is.
Hey, you dont gotta answer her honestly!
What was that?
Fine. Ill help you meet Kaneshiro.
What exactly is she planning on doing?
She had a dead-serious look in her eyes...
Does this mean she has an idea as to where Kaneshiro may be?
I highly doubt that.
I didnt like her stern face
Hrrgh! What is up with her!?
Just stay on the phone and listen. Make sure you record the call as well.
Huh? Who is it?
That idiot ! Whats she doin!?
I heard I could find someone named Kaneshiro if I came to Central Street.
Shes being too rash!
Hes blackmailing the students of Shujin Academy, is he not? Tell him if he doesnt want me talking to the police about it, hed better agree to meet with me.
You better be taking me to Kaneshiro.
This is going real bad.
Hey, wasnt that--
Its the guys that messed with us the other day! So they were connected to Kaneshiro!
She still on!?
Where are we going?
I guess we cant do anythin to her if shes Kaneshiro-sans customer.
Hey, I asked a question here. Where are we going?
You really dont know when to shut up, do you?
We gotta go after them!
Ryuji steps into the road.
Hurry up and get in!
You know what happens to anyone who snaps at me, dont you?
Here's a video of this dudes voice, because holy shit its so weird and great.
What the helld you do to her!?
Ohh, I get it.
Also great: his facial expressions.
Holy moly !
That bag you saw the other daythe crocodile one. How much was it?
About three million?
Kaneshiro takes a large stack of bills out of the briefcase and offers it to the woman.
Better thank those guys.
Im royally pissed right now. Can you tell? You know how spending money relieves stress? Its you goddamn brats sniffing around like dogs and barging in here like you own the joint ! See this empty space? Im so pissed that now theres a three million yen gap here. It pisses me off even more if I dont fill it up. Im a perfectionist. So, good luck.
What is that supposed to mean?
Come on, you all look so tense. I think Ill call it Debauchery of Minors at a Club. So, can I send this to your school?
Oh, damn, I got booze and cigs in the shot! Maybe some drugs too?
I feed on dumbshits like you. Understand, pretty little student council president? Now listen up. Run your mouth to the police, and Ill break all of you, starting with your families. I want to give you the usual month, but well, you have such a large group here Three weeks. Bring three million yen by then. No less. Summer bonuses are around the corner, you know? Itll be easy if you beg your mommies and daddies.
Oh man, the guy were targeting for his history of blackmail is blackmailing us! Who could have possibly predicted this?
Now get out of my sight. Im about to have some fun.
What!? To hell with that!
Dont bother with him. Makotos safety is more important right now.
Three weeks for three million yen Things have taken a serious turn for the worse...
So, to recap: We cant get into the Palace, were being blackmailed again, and talking to Kaneshiro has given us no new information. With seemingly no avenues left to explore, #Millennials might be done for! Id say wow, short game but my save has like thirty hours on it at this point. See how we escape this messor dontnext time!