Part 54: 6/20: Blackmail, Part TresPart 53: 6/20: Blackmail, Part Tres
I didnt mean to drag you in like this...
I was stupid...
I must agree. You shouldve easily imagined this happening.
Yusuke: master of tact.
I was so caught up in trying to be useful
All right, enough of the blame game! Whats done is done.
Ryujis awful laid-back about this, considering how boned we are.
Im going to cause trouble for Sis too...
My older sister has a commendable job, and shes a much more remarkable person than me
Oh man, is the party not gonna find out what Sae does until a pivotal moment of the story? That could be interesting. Might get a little forced, but I can deal.
A lot happened after we lost our father three years ago, so its just us living together But Im still a child, so all I am is a burden to her...B
...And thats why you were so reckless?
I just wanted to be useful in some way to someone
Yknow, I might not get your whole situation, but aint it a bit off saying that youre useless to her?
Those were her exact words, Ryuji.
Its the truth though (to Ann) In particular, I have to apologize for what happened to you.
Now that I think on it, the truth about Kamoshida mustve been covered up by the whole school. I had my suspicions, but I couldnt do anything about it. ...No. I didnt do anything. Had I cared enough, I couldve done something...
People like me must really be what others call scum of the earth.
Real scum wouldnt call themselves that.
Im the same. Its just like you said before: I was closest to Shiho, but I didnt do anything Besides, Kamoshidas the one to blame. Shiho understands that and I do too.
You didnt have a place to belong either Isnt that right?
Me either ?
We wont let anyone fall victim again. Now, what should we do from here?
Ill do something about the money ! So can we please just drop the case with Kaneshiro.
What? How on earth are you going to get over 28 thousand dollars in cash, in three weeks, by yourse--oh. Well, nuts to that.
No can do. Were all caught up in this.
We cant have you rushing things on your own anymore and making the situation worse.
If only we could do something about that bank...
Oh, right, the bank !
Hear me out, you guys!
Our key in? What do you mean?
I guess were just giving up on discretion, then.
Weve become Kaneshiros targets. That means weve become customers of Kaneshiros bank!
I see. The reason why we couldnt enter before was because we werent considered his customers...
And wouldnt you say that she in particular is a special customer?
(I have no idea what hes getting at)
Lets take her with us. She is responsible for our current situation.
Whoa, I dont follow this at all...
She risked her very right doing something so reckless. At the very least, she has the right to know. Wont you come with us?
What? ...Wait. To where?
Were going to the Palace, you idiots.
Be quiet. The Shadows are going to notice us.
Thats Morgana, the cat that was in Maakus bag. This is what happens when we come here.
That voice Takamaki-san? Where are we ?
Were inside Kaneshiros well, the world inside his heart.
Its another reality in which Kaneshiros distorted desires have materialized.
Its floating in the air!? Th-This is reality!? My goodness Im sorry, its just But since this really exists, I cant doubt it A reality that ones heart shows Is it like the application of optical illusions in social cognitive psychology ?
You cant trick me, I know that doesnt mean anything!
Thats something we have no idea about...
That may be like overwriting their cognition I think I kind of get the logic behind it...
Finally, someone who just gets it without a million years of explanations.
W-Were about the same!
Then, does that mean theres an ATM version of myself somewhere in this world too?
Perhaps. Regardless, we can change Kaneshiros heart and make him confess if we steal his Treasure. ...If it all goes well, that is.
Well make it go well. Everyonell notice us for sure if we take someone like Kaneshiro down!
Our justice will also become resolute.
Think wed be able to give courage to those in need if it happens!?
For the sake of those in need, huh ...You sound like my father.
Your father ?
...No, dont mind me. You want to go to that bank, right? Lets go then. If Ive become a customer of that bank, then theyll have to let me in.
The bank lowers.
For real !?
It came to us!
Its just as I calculated.
I thought that Id be able to get in since I have the same identity as such customers. Im Kaneshiros source of revenue, after all.
Ah, that makes sense.
But wow This place is huge.
I rarely gotta go to the bank, so thiss makin me kinda nervous.
Being in a bank with costumes like these is so obviouswere totally robbers.
You got that right...
It seems there will be a lot of Shadows from here on.
Huh? Whats that about?
Enemies attack us here.
I see Ive trained in aikido. Dont worry; I can defend myself.
I dont think a martial art based around protecting the opponent from harm is going to do much good when youre fighting a giant ass or whatever the fuck well see in here.
Self-defense wont do much good against Shadows, but then again, its better than nothing.
We have to go in from the front, dont we? Im an honorary customer, so I better act like one. ...I will be useful for you guys.
Music: Price (Listen to this)
All right, were going in!
I had a feeling this would happen.
Come at us!
What? No! Chill for a second.
No no! Wait!
Shes one of Kaneshiros customers.
Id like to speak with the bank president.
Excuse me, but do you have an appointment?
I need to talk to him. Now let me through!
That voice Its Kaneshiro!
You mean a bank has a president?
They make good money.
What? The translation lost its mind for a second there.
Reception is further in to the right. I strongly advise that you do not attempt to go elsewhere.
Well, I guess anything goes in a Palace.
That comes to three million yen in total. Youre here regarding that, correct, Miss Beautiful President?
Hes just purple. No, I dont know why. Shut up.
You gonna call it off then?
Noa loan. The interest rate is ten percent a day.
Ten percent interest a day Um Uhhh That means One day is
Its three hundred thousand yen.
Theres no need to be alarmed. I have a more manageable option for people like you.
That was your plan from the beginning, wasnt it?
Facial expressions for this guy are on-point even for his Shadow.
...Or should I say, the younger sister of the beautiful prosecutor Sae Niijima?
Oh. Well, uh... Guess theyre not doing that.
How do you know that!?
Please dont underestimate our intelligence network. My, what wonderful goods have come falling into my lap.
Dont be ridiculous!
Young women are so useful. They lack physical strength and are dumb. Its as if they only exist to be devoured by the strong. That just might be the rule since the dawn of history.
You truly are despicable
You better be ready, Kaneshiro! Were gonna snatch your Treasure from you!
My citadel has the highest security installed in it.
Anyone will do anything for money. Ill rob you of your lives as easily as I breathe air. *snicker*
Music: Keeper of Lust
This is legitimately a really tough fight. Were up against two Onis, who have no weaknesses, resist Physical, and love spamming Rampage to get multiple hits on the whole party. A smart person wouldve brought Ann instead of Ryuji for her additional healing and magic damage, but Im not here to make good decisions.
The target is still alive! We must deal with them at any cost!
Second verse, same as the first! Did you think we were done? Nope! Two more Onis just spawned.
Dont let them escape! We must take them down!
And one more pack for good measure.
Were in trouble at this rate! Lets run!
Music: Run, Run, Run!
Could those have been the Personas you mentioned !?
Does now really look like the time to be asking that!? We need to retreat! Makoto, make sure you dont get separated from us!
So, why did we come in through the front door again? We already knew we could get in thanks to Makoto, but it seems like we didnt think this part through.
Hurry, Joker! The exits just over there!
Theres no end to them !
How dare you sneak around, Kaneshiro !
Those would be my words. However, I do thank you for providing me with such wonderful goods. ...Its time you disappear.
Managing a bank is toughthats why I make it a case to kill troublesome customers. Having one impertinent brat disappear is enough to set an example in that other world.
Ill eliminate others besides my goods. Youve no need to worry. Your sister is quite a beauty though. Ill make sure to make her my personal slave. Once I get bored, Ill just sell her off. Oh, poor Sis She couldve been successful, if only her younger sister wasnt so dumb.
My sister has nothing to do with this!
The you better start taking customers tomorrow. All you gotta do is endure it and do as youre told.
Endure it Do as Im told...
Youll earn three million yen in no time. Although, your life and everything along with it will be a complete wreck by then! Gwahahahahaha!
Makotos Awakening (Watch this)
Please Never lose sight of it again.
Music: Will Power
No, dude Thats a bike...
My self Me !
Ive never seen anything like it...
Love watching this tiny-faced shithead crap his pants.
I will not lose heart again, ever. Ill go full speed, non-stop!
Johanna is based on the (apocryphal) figure of Pope Joan, a legendary Medieval woman who was the pope for a short period of time, going against the Catholic Churchs traditions, and was stricken from historical record. She was also not a motorbike, but hey, some things are just too cool to not do.
As for Makoto herself, well What can I say? Shes a great character and shes amazing in battle, being maybe the single most all-around useful and versatile party member. Also her Persona is a fucking bike, holy shit. Makoto is voiced by Cherami Leigh, known for roles like A2 from NieR: Automata and... Asuna from Sword Art Online. Those are the two roles I know of hers. Shut up.