Part 62: 6/27-6/28: Makoto's Crippling Time Crisis AddictionPart 61: 6/27-6/28: Makotos Crippling Time Crisis Addiction
You stole it all from innocent people!
Fine. Ill call off the debt...
Fine? Youre still soundin pretty condescendin.
Youre right Im a poor, ugly idiot How am I supposed to live a normal life like this ? Its all because of our society! Weak people cant lead a happy life, no matter what they do! Im a victim too, you know!? Yeah, none of this is my fault!
The more you talk, the more pathetic you sound.
I just wanted a place where I could belong! You get that, dont you!?
Bullshit! All you did was surround yourself with people you could use, solely for some easy money!
And you think youre the only one whos gotta deal with bein labeled ? Me and all these other guys Were all fightin against that!
But dont worry. Youll finally have a place you belong. Somewhere you can make amends, for the rest of your life.
Were gonna do something about that distorted heart of yours Free of charge.
Five bucks says Ryuji rehearsed that.
Now hurry up and return to the real Kaneshiro.
These Palaces could net you loads of cash! You could do whatever you wanted to peoples hearts!
Uh, Ive got 200k on me right now.
Were not like you!
Where do you find meaning in that naive sense of justice ? You know, theres already someone out there taking full advantage of what Palaces have to offer...
Ill let you in on a little something Theres a criminal using other peoples Palaces to accomplish whatever they damn well please. They dont care about consequences. Psychotic breakdowns, mental shutdowns Anything goes.
Is that the same person Madarames Shadow spoke of ?
Spill it! Whore you talkin about!?
*snicker* Dont even bother. You are nothing compared to them Better be careful A chance encounter with them could prove fatal...
Music: Run, Run, Run!
We can think about that later! Grab the Treasure; theres no time!
In that case, we should take that large one ...Wait, what!?
Whats gotten into him !?
This is sooooo coooooool! Wowwweee, being a human is greatttttt! Its Its Its shiny shiny golddd!
Morgana leaps onto Anns face for some goddamn reason.
Hrgh!? L-Leff ho off mee!
Ann then chucks Morgana like a football.
Enough, already! Lets get it in, everyone! Hurry!
You guys are so careless *thud* Mew! Meowww .
I think I cracked my ass...
Ann, are you all right!? Is yours cracked as well ?
Of course not!
Isnt it supposed to be though?
Urgh, thats not what I mean! More importantly, its dangerous for us to just charge out like that! Ack! Everyones staring at us!
Thank goodness nobody was hurt.
Uhhh, I wouldnt say nobody...
Music: My Homie
RIP catte, I wish I could say its been fun, but well...
It appears to have been the cause of Morganas demise
Thats not what I meant! Isnt that Kaneshiros
You mean his Treasure !?
Hey, the lights red!
How about at karaoke?
Wed have security cameras to worry about there.
Oh, I got the perfect place.
I was just in the mood for some coffee too.
Music: Wicked Plan
Ann is tending to Morgana.
Have you learned anything new?
Its sealed by a rotary lock. Well need the combination to open it.
Morgana interrupts with a scream of pain from Anns treatment.
A rotary lock, hm ?
Makoto fiddles with the dials.
The latches open.
I knew it.
How did you get that?
I simply memorized the combination. I saw him open and close it so many times, after all.
W-Well thats scary. But amazin too!
Urghhh, that burns Hey, hurry up and open it.
H-How much is this!?
I believe one stack is one million yen ...Hm?
One, two, three Uhh, theres thirty of them in here!?
Thirty million yen Even after splitting it, we still each get five million !
Um, what? The cat cant spend money. I should get double.
Holy shit Its gonna be deluxe pork soup combo for me from here on out!
You have to think bigger than that...
Not to bring down the excited mood but does this money look real to you?
F-For real !?
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
I guess this represents how everything he did was an act to make himself seem tough ?
Well hey, at least it feels like we totes busted this case, right?
What do you mean? Is busting a case good or bad ?
Snrk *chuckle* Ahahahaha! To think the reward for the Phantom Thieves is feeling they totes busted the case Ahhh How funny!
Hold on a second. Even though the contents were nothing more than trash, the case itself is quite nice.
All right then, lets sell it! Glad we got that sorted!
By the way Morgana, have any of your memories returned?
No, not at all
Cmon, did that hit to your head make you forget even more?
Its easy for you to talk. Youre not the one who lost your memories.
You have amnesia ?
Something like that. He does remember searching for Treasures though.
Hm. I hope your memories return soon then. So what happens next?
First, we wait for Kaneshiro to have his change of heart.
Its gonna be big this time. Peoplere gonna make a huge deal out of it, for sure.
Hey, you know what Kaneshiro said at the end there ? About that criminal using the Metaverse
Yes, I was bothered by that as well.
No point mullin over it now. Lets wait and see how Kaneshiros change of heart goes first. We should prolly just lay low for a while.
I never thought Id hear those words coming from you.
How long is it going to take? This incident happened at the school youre supposed to be presiding over *sigh*
...Fine. I hope you remember who gave you that position to begin with. Our other operative gave us a list of candidates without delay. How different from a certain someone ...Yes, of course. Please continue your investigation.
Is he talking with Kobayakawa? Seems like something nefarious is afoot.
Music: Beneath the Mask
All we need to do now is await the results.
I wonder whats gonna happen when he has the change of heart. Do you think hell turn himself in?
That seems likely.
Right? We were going up against a real criminal, after all.
Yes. We managed to steal the heart of a notable lawbreaker.
I cant wait to see Akechis face when he hears the news!
Honestly, I just hope that people who see it get some courage from the news.
Theres still one thing that worries me though...
Do you mean how someone is using the Metaverse for evil?
It would be seriously unforgivable if someone was really doing that
Eh, we can think about that later. For now, lets just wait for Kaneshiros change of heart.
Very well. Nicely done, everyone!
All we need to do now is let the results come rolling in. We did great today though! Public opinion of us should skyrocket after this!
Theres been markedly more damage than a typical year, and people fear public safety has worsened. People are calling for people to be careful, but have yet to enact any effective countermeasures.
That Kaneshiro Hes really done it now.
We already changed his heart, Morgana, keep up.
Now all we have to do is wait for them to have a change of heart. Tonight, you can take it easy.
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
Same with Kamoshida, and Madarame too. They hurt and exploited others just to satisfy their desires Still, there were people around them who noticed their terrible deeds, werent there? I wonder why they turned a blind eye Why doesnt anyone help?
But they dont have the courage? Humans are so weak. Humans Hey, do you think Ill really be able to become a human? When I touched the Treasure some memories came back. I tried to force myself to forget, but I really may not be human...
Who do you think youre talking to? Now that I think about it, I gotta be human. I am the core of the Phantom Thieves, after all!
I feel like my bond with Morgana is growing deeper...
Pickpocket is a neat little skill. You probably still wont be using melee all that much, but its a nice surprise for when you do.
Come on, its not good for you to stay up this late. Lets go to sleep.
Music: Aria of the Soul
Youve defeated the repulsive fiend of gluttony this time. *chuckle* Well done. I am glad to see you have devoted yourself to your rehabilitation.
You are not worthy of such kind words, Inmate I suggest you treasure them.
Do you recall the whispers about that strange man?
Even a chicken could remember something that important! Dont sound so cocky about it!
Just cant win with these two, can I?
...This is about the cases of those people who shut down, is it not?
Indeed I speak of another with powers similar to yours. If you are to complete your rehabilitation, you may encounter him eventually *chuckle* Yet another thing for me to look forward to. I shall grant you an ability befitting of your newfound growth. Consider it a gift. It would be greatly troubling if you were to not strengthen your abilities.
I feel like my bond with Igor is growing deeper...
More experience when we fuse, all right.
Its time, Inmate!
Return to your world.
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
I assume its OK if youre able to make such jokes. Theres something I feel I should let you know. Kaneshiro contacted me.
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
And, um My sister and her team have taken him into custody.
It appears they did not want him to disappear, if you know what I mean.
His group was called a mafia, after all I wouldnt put silencing him past them.
Does this mean we were successful in changing his heart?
Its hard to say for sure yet.
What the fuck are you talking about? Its plain as day! What possible reason could you have to doubt that it worked?
I see What about those psychotic breakdowns that Kaneshiro mentioned ?
Im not sure but I assume he was talking about the incidents that have been all over the news lately. It really may be related to the other person who has been entering Palaces
True. That said, all we can do now is wait until Kaneshiros change of heart becomes clear to us. Thank you.
Music: Tokyo Daylight
We seem to be fine for now, but we cant let our guard down. I ask that you try not to stand out for a while. By the way, I usually spend my time in the student council room. If theres ever an emergency, feel free to come find me there.
Sounds like Makotos available to hang.
Hey, shouldnt you tell the others about what Mishima told you?
Akechi-kun should deal with the mafia instead of the Phantom Thieves, but maybe hes too busy.
What are the Phantom Thieves trying to achieve? Theyre only targeting bad guys, so far.
Maybe they want to do it for fame. I guess theyd want to show up Akechi-kun after he said those things on TV.
Well, youre not affected because of your bad rep. If you want to ask me about something, go for it.
Shes the ideal honor student. Excellent grades, exemplary conduct, trusted by teachers She ran for class president and won on her own merit. Well, no one else wants to do her job though.
Hes still highly regarded for his passion for education, even though hes criticized for scandals now. Ever since the incident involving Mr. Kamoshida, hes been working to restore our schools prestige.
I hear fraud is on the rise, and theres even rumors of drugs and prostitution The police cant do much because they have too little info. Most of the time, the victims stay silent.
The calling card was sent to that criminal organization, but I havent thought of any furth-- ...Oh, no. Ive said too much. For your own safety, I cant risk exposing any more top secret info.
This big scary guy looked like he was panicking while tearing them down. It was hilarious!
Is something going to happen again ? Oh, and you guys, try not to go out too late, OK?
Whaaat? Its fine. Plus, if that calling card is real, things will be safer around here.
So, wait a minute. Did Makoto and Ryuji have to get those things printed? How much would that cost? And how did nobody notice them either at the print shop or posting the calling cards?
I stayed up reading about it, and didnt get much sleep. I sooo dont wanna go to practice
What are you doing!? Its up to us to bring pride to Shujin Academy now that the volleyball teams been disgraced!
Youre right. The third-years all retired, so I gotta take my role as captain seriously.
Music: Tokyo Emergency
Yes, I must save Shibuya from the surge of darkness. It is all the will of the Sun God.
Wait, this dudes the Sun God? Im kind of losing the plot here.
So you really do control them! I thought youd just been idling the time away.
Y-You fledgling It is merely my plan to throw them off guard! As we speak, my apostles go forth!
I keep hearing about the calling card that the Phantom Thieves sent out. The underworld is nothing but thugs now. Its pathetic. What happened to their code of honor?
What!? Are the Phantom Thieves at it again? ...By the way, whos Kaneshiro?
Hes the mafia boss running Shibuya. Its all over the internet!
Music: Tokyo Daylight
Yeah, I saw. Their logo is pretty cool. But arent the Phantom Thieves like, bad guys? I cant believe theyre in Shibuya!
Thats what Akechi-kun saidthat theyre dangerous. I hope someone puts a stop to them.
Do you need something on the third floor? Have you come to study in the library, perhaps?
It seems your studies have paid off. Have you been working hard?
It seems I have enough Knowledge to invite Makoto out This may be a good opportunity to deepen my bond with her...
The requirement was Rank 3, which we actually did meet the last time we tried to talk to her, but it gives you the rejection anyway if you do it pre-Palace.
Theres something I want to ask you. If it doesnt get in the way of your studies, that is.
Thank you. Now then, lets find somewhere better to talk. The courtyard should do.
Music: Alright (Elp Version)
Up until now, Ive been the quintessential honor student. I believe Ive been handling my position as student council president with ease as well. A-And I dont mean that in a boasting way, thats simply how Ive thought about it. ...But in the end, I was unable to make any kind of impact with either Suzui-san or Kaneshiro. Turns out theres no use for a rule-abiding honor student when things get rough. Now that Im a member of the team, I want to do everything I can to help you all. All my studying up to this point has kept me quite narrow-minded. I think I-I will need to broaden my horizons somewhat.
My first step will be to learn more about the other students. But I struggle with that. There seems to be a disparity between my tastes and those of my peers
Maaku teach me how to eat a hamburger.
Really? I hope youre right But I dont even know where people like to go for fun It would be nice to have a grasp of such concepts. Plus, the student council must be responsible for understanding the student body they serve, right? I-I dont mean that in a surveillance way, I just want to know them as people. I may be a phantom thief, but thats no excuse for me to start ignoring my presidential duties. Now, back to the topic at hand Where do people usually go for fun?
I enjoy the movies myself, sometime. I think Id prefer somewhere Im unfamiliar with Oh, I know! How about the arcade? Ive never actually been to one. Do you think you could take me? Im not sure if it will broaden my horizons per se, but simply studying wont get me anywhere.
Thank goodness I think I would have been totally lost in there had I gone by myself. Well, lets get going.
Music: Whats Going On?
There are more girls here than I expected.
You play by aiming the gun at the screen, right? That actually seems somewhat realistic. ...
I-If its OK with you Do you think you could teach me?
Time to give Makoto a taste of blood.
Huh!? No way! Ahhh!
Makotos loud play is garnering quite a bit of attention She seems to be too engrossed in the game to even notice though...
Of course that was just a game, but I wonder if I could apply some of the techniques I learned here during battle.
Perhaps going somewhere I dont normally frequent is what helped me come up with that idea. You know, it may only be a little bit But I think Im starting to understand how people pass time. Interesting. I wouldve never even thought about coming here before.
I Hey, do you think you could help me out again later? I might be able to give the team more ideas if I can gain increased knowledge outside of my studies.
I need to live up to your expectations now that Ive taken up your time. Perhaps it wont be immediately but Im sure I can be of use.
I can sense a strong resolve from Makoto...
Music: Interrogation Room
You managed to overcome them because you had someone who specialized in analyzing enemies ...Isnt that right!?
Man, Saes an idiot.
Music: The Spirit
The (High) Priestess arcana represents intuition and the subconscious, as well as mystery and higher powers. Its all about knowledge, some of it secret. When reversed it foretells hidden agendas and deception.
Makotos Shadow Calculus lets us see the skills and items enemies have, which is very useful.
Music: Whats Going On?
By the way, you went to the red-light district when you were chasing after Kaneshiro, right? Id like to go there as well. No! N-Not for my own purposes
To tell you the truth, I recently got a report that one of our students was spotted there Im skeptical, but Id like to confirm firsthand for myself. Well, its getting late. Lets go home. See you...