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: I hope you’re all ready for about an hour of solid cutscene that only got longer in Royal. That’s not counting the multiple re-records (which I still haven’t finished) to cover all the possible scenes.
: “Don’t go cutting loose just 'cause I’m not there to keep an eye on you. I’ll look after Futaba and the cat while you’re gone. You owe me one.”
: What he means by that is he’s going to let Futaba feed Morgana while he stands behind the counter with a smug look on his face.
: “It’ll take over six hours to get there, so why not sleep on the plane?”
: “I’ll do that…”
: “It’s almost time to check in.”
: “Phew, looks like it’s gonna take off on time. I feel like a lot of flights headed to America tend to run late or get cancelled.”
: The last time I went to Magfest, my flight got delayed nearly fifteen hours. I had to switch carriers and take a midnight flight out of DC.
: “Is it just me or is Ryuji not here yet?”
: “Coming late even on a day like this?”
: “That’s all you’re bringing?”
: I don’t know what they’re talking about. That backpack he has is probably the size of Ann or Makoto’s suitcases… unless they checked multiple bags.
: Joker clearly has never heard of something called On-Site Procurement. I mean, technically Hideo Kojima never heard of it either since it’s a term the translator for Metal Gear Solid made up to try and explain why Snake starts without even a gun.
: “Really? You guys are just freakin’ out over this.”
: “Well, I guess it’s better than bringing too many useless things.”
: “Why don’t we do a group shot before we take off?”
: “Ooh, sounds good! You be our cameraman, okay?”
: “Lemme join in too! You too, Makoto.”
: “All right.”
: I missed the first shot of this, that’s why the second line is in there.
: “What? Holy shit, she’s right…”
: “How could you tell, Futaba?”
: “Talk about a nasty trick…”
: “I am so glad she’s not an enemy of ours.”
: I missed a couple of very short subtitles at the beginning of this cutscene. You’ll also notice that the calendar has advanced even though they’re landing on the 7th.
: The other LP called this an error, and in the base game it might’ve been, but Royal comes up with a reason why the calendar doesn’t change - the reason is that there’s a scene in Japan during this time and they didn’t want to confuse people.
: If you take away the subtitles and reverse these last two shots, this is basically my reaction any time I think about Hashino’s writing for too long.
: Ryuji’s voiceactor says something like “Yes, yes, I am Japanese” in heavily accented English. I don’t know what the dubbed version of this scene is like, and I don’t think I want to know.
: I mean, of course he speaks Japanese, Ryuji. Even Space Brothers (a series that took place almost entirely in the US) had zero English-speaking characters.
: “…I am SO embarrassed.”
: “Is this the smell of Hawaii? Actually, I’ve been wonderin’ since the airport, but what is this smell?”
: “Supposedly the lingering scent of carpet cleaner. It’s coconut-scented. Plus, I’d say the scent of plumeria for the leis are amplifying the tropical atmosphere here.”
: It’s like that time I went to Florida, where the swampy overgrowth surrounding all the million-plus dollar homes says “If it weren’t for millions of dollars in chemicals and an army of landscapers, this entire place would eventually return to being a nigh-uninhabitable swamp.”
: “What are you, the king of random facts!?”
: “I’m the type that likes to look stuff up beforehand.”
: “Then tell me a cheap but good place to eat.”
: “Do that after we’ve figured out room assignments! We can’t go out until we get our keys!”
: I guess this is as good a time as any to mention that Kentaro Miura died last night. I didn’t think I’d have to mention that in this LP, but then I remembered that there actually is a character design in this game heavily inspired by (read: basically a copyright-friendly ripoff of) Berserk.
: I hadn’t actually read Berserk since probably 2008, and when I heard that Berserk was over I figured he’d probably just called it quits since the last 13 years or so had been filler arcs and breaks.
: “I can’t?”
: “It complicates roll call.”
: “Everyone butts you out, after all. I bet there aren’t many people who’d be okay rooming with you.”
: “Shuddup, we both stick out like a sore thumb, you know.”
: “No, not yet.”
: “Oh, sure, of course! Well, see you guys later.”
: “C’mon, can you just hurry up and make your decision?”
: Straight Joker just goes “I’m gonna room with Kawakami” and heads off.
: “Then, is it okay if I room with you?”
: “Sheesh… this is too much trouble, so you’re rooming with Mishima-kun. Period. Anyway, don’t do anything stupid, okay? This isn’t Japan, you know.”
: I mean, this is only the country where you burn down hundreds of thousands of acres of forest doing a gender reveal party.
: “There sure are a ton of people here. And… a lot of tall buildings, like hotels.”
: This seems weird coming from someone who lives in one of the most densely-populated cities in the world.
: “It’s a little too clean here. It feels like an artificial resort.”
: “Still, look how clear the ocean is. The palm trees definitely give off a tropical vibe too.”
: “I thought Ann was pretty impressive, but compared to the foreign ladies… eh.”
: “Then stop looking!”
: “Moving on, take a look over there. Isn’t that Diamond Head?”
: In case you’re wondering, Diamond Head is a giant crater that at one point served as a defensive artillery post. That’s how America works - we just kind of look at things and go “Could we mount a gun on that?”
: “But why’s it called that? Are diamonds a local product?”
: “Wouldn’t it say online?”
: “…Wait, people long ago mistook volcanic rock for it? The eff?”
: This is actually true, at least according to tourism websites for Hawaii. The crater’s original name is Leahi. The Diamond Head name supposedly came from British sailors who spotted volcanic crystals on the slopes and thought they were diamonds.
: “Might as well look up recommended places in Waikiki too. Oh right, I wanted to eat pancakes.”
: “I wonder if there are any online recommendations of scenic spots.”
: “We should check for cheap and popular restaurants then.”
: “…Hey, we’re on our phones and chatting. This is no different from when we’re in Japan.”
: “Even if we’re overseas, we can see all the news in Japan if we got our phones… it’s like… this ain’t what I was expectin’…”
: “We should do something that’s more Hawaii-like.”
: “What’s… Hawaii-like?”
: The transition screens during the Hawaii cutscenes are different.
: “Oh, by the way, you know how the polls for the Phan-Site’s ranking’s started, right?”
: Joker is wishing Yusuke were here.
: “On the contrary, did you hear about Akechi, that detective against the Thieves? The good-looking one. His popularity plummeted after Medjed was dealt with. Supposedly his official blog’s up in flames.”
: “He posed as some hero of justice, but that’s what he gets for not seeing eye to eye with them. To be blunt, I can’t focus on this trip. I keep thinking about the Phantom Thieves.”
: “Don’t you think about them too?”
: I feel like I should cut this off because Mishima is rapidly ascending the “Most Annoying Character” leaderboard.
: “You sure are calm. Something this amazing rarely happens, you know? But, then again, I think I’m feeling a bit tired too… let’s go to bed. Good night.”
: The approval bar keeps going up and reaches a nice number.
: “I thought we were gonna be gettin’ alohas comin’ from all directions and stuff!”
: “It costs money to enjoy that atmosphere, you know. There’s not much we can do as students.”
: “I guess it’s the same no matter where we go…”
: “Hey. What’s with the low energy, Makoto?”
: “I just had to listen to the taxi driver complain for thirty minutes straight. I’m used to dealing with students’ troubles, but I never expected to have to do it overseas as well…”
: The cab driver was from New York and drove several weeks underwater to reach Hawaii, which I’m pretty sure they’re capable of.
: “That must have sucked.”
: “We should be doin’ some more excitin’ stuff! I mean, we’re in freakin’ Hawaii, for god’s sake! Isn’t the school supposed to plan stuff? I wanna go divin’!”
: I feel like Makoto pretty much summed up Persona 5’s development as a whole. Seriously though, this isn’t even as ridiculous as this cutscene gets.
: “By the way, Akira… you’re roomin’ with Mishima, right? How is it? Anythin’ interestin’?”
: “Really? Mishima-kun is the one who made the Phan-Site, correct?”
: “Phan-Site… y’know, I do hear people talkin’ about the Phantom Thieves every so often…”
: “Are they really mentioning us?”
: “I think so! We’ve already made our international debut! Man, just talkin’ about that makes me wanna go back to Japan so bad!”
: “You really have no chill.”
: “Come on, let’s try and forget about those things for now.”
: Yusuke’s here for no apparent reason!
: “What are you doing here!?”
: “Wasn’t your school supposed to be going to Los Angeles?”
: The other LP points out how ridiculous it is that Yusuke would be staying in the same hotel on the same island, but ignores just how insane of a flight diversion that would be.
: First, we need to understand what the typical flight path from Japan to LA looks like.
: Long flights take an arc-shaped flight path because of the ‘great circle’ principle, which involves finding the shortest route between two points on a sphere.
: Notice how that flight path goes nowhere NEAR Hawaii. The reason it arcs to the north of Tokyo and not to the south is because that’s more or less where the jet stream is.
: Even assuming there was a storm big enough to cover the entire coast of California and prevent planes from landing, the airline would more likely try to land in Oregon somewhere (~965 miles) or Washington (~1300 miles) than they would be to go 2,558 miles to Waikiki. There’s really no situation in which it would make sense for the plane to attempt to land there.
: “Do you just bring rain with you wherever you go!?”
: “Could it be that what happened at the fireworks festival was his fault as well?”
: “Don’t go bringing any storms here, you got that?”
: “I’ll do my best.”
: “By the way, there’s nothing planned after this. What are you all going to do?”
: “Uh… oh yeah, I still gotta buy souvenirs. My mom asked me to grab some stuff for her.”
: “I totally forgot about that! We need to pick things up for Futaba and Morgana too.”
: “I was hoping to do some shopping myself.”
: “Then it’s settled. I wonder what Morgana would want…”
: Joker’s like “He wants me to crossdress, and I’m not doing it.”
: “Yeah, it’s been gettin’ real popular in Japan lately. I guess they wanted to branch out.”
: “Now that you mention it, I read a news article recently about the success of Okumura Foods.”
: I think I showed it off once or twice, but if you watch the TV in Leblanc regularly, there’s a bunch of stories about competitors to Okumura Foods mysteriously having people die.
: “Ah yes, the company that owns Big Bang Burger.”
: “Okumura…? Ain’t that the guy who’s at the top of the Phan-Site rankings?”
: “Is that true?”
: “I guarantee it. I don’t make mistakes about that kinda stuff.”
: “Yeah. I didn’t put the pieces together before, but I guess we know 'em pretty well.”
: “Hm? What’s the matter?”
: “Oh, it’s probably nothing. Just a rumor I heard about Okumura Foods… supposedly, all of their overseas competition has mysteriously pulled out.”
: “Never mind. I’m surely just overthinking things. Sis’s habits seem to be rubbing off on me.”
: “Hey, why don’t we take a pic together!? Y’know, so we can remember the trip and all!”
: “Ooh, good idea!”
: “Are you sure you don’t want to be in it? Thanks.”
: “I only ask that you ensure the composition is well-balanced.”
: Fortunately, Joker is an expert in boyfriend photography.
: “Can you not worry about that stuff for one second?”
: “Go for it, Akira.”
: Wow, it sure looks remarkably more detailed when it’s (presumably) hand-drawn animation as opposed to PS3-era models.
: “We still have some time to spare, right? Where to next?”
: “There’s a convenience store down by the beach. How 'bout there?”
: They are going to be sorely disappointed when they go to an American convenience store and find out it’s got very little in common with Japanese ones.
: That’s probably a good thing when you consider stories like this one (alternate source) where a 7-11 franchise owner decided to cut his store’s hours because he couldn’t find anyone to cover that shift and sparked a massive legal battle with corporate.
: Seriously, it got so heated that 7-11 corporate not only cancelled this guy’s franchise, but also built a second 7-11 in the parking lot of the 7-11 they had just shut down to stop him trying to continue his business.
: I don’t remember if it’s the New York Times or the Japan Times article that mentions it, but the Japanese government considers 7-11 to be essential infrastructure, which is kinda fucked.
: “That sounds lovely. I would quite like a short rest.”
: “All right, let’s head over there.”
: “You might be right… oh, shoot! I forgot my sunscreen… I’m going to go buy another bottle at the convenience store.”
: “I’ll go with you.”
: “I guess we will need to wait for them to come back.”
: “By the way, you think we’re the thieves everyone here’s been goin’ on about? It’d be pretty freakin’ crazy if that was true, huh?”
: “Hm… I had not heard of such rumors. It sounds wonderful. We are already here, so why don’t we confirm if that is the case?”
: “Oh! Good idea! Let’s try askin’ around while we wait for Ann and Makoto!”
: If you’re ever playing this yourself, I highly recommend you save here. This is the only opportunity you have to save during the entire Hawaii trip, and we have a scene choice coming up.
: “…He actually seems to be quite knowledgeable.”
: “Damn, it’s crazy how many people know about us! This is freakin’ awesome!”
: “That’s actually all I wanted to know. Thanks.”
: “Hm, I suppose that understanding isn’t necessarily incorrect for someone from a foreign country…”
: I mean, Yusuke’s some armor away from being a samurai… and a kimono away from also being a geisha.
: “Hey, ain’t she kinda cute? Maybe we should ask her some questions too.”
: You’d think Ryuji would recognize her Shujin uniform, but most of it’s hidden underneath her… I’m not entirely sure what you’d call that sleeveless thing - it’s not really a vest, not really a blouse.
: “Free time is almost up. Shouldn’t you be heading back soon?”
: While every other party member had their portraits totally redesigned for Royal (adding things like the facing-the-camera view for Ann and Ryuji), Haru’s were totally untouched.
: As such, she only has the three-quarters portraits that were in the base game, possibly because of her very uh… forehead-exposing haircut.
: “Oh, yes… by the way, your blond friend seemed very excited on the airplane coming here.”
: “Hey, you’re that girl we saw watering the plants!”
: “Sorry to surprise you. I’m another third-year who was asked to come chaperone this trip. I accepted the task to take my mind off of things, but I wasn’t sure how to spend my free time…”
: People have pointed out that technically, Ann and Makoto have large foreheads but you can’t see them underneath their bangs.
: If I was an anime girl, I would merely go the Sadako route and have so much hair that you cannot tell where my forehead is or discern its size.
: “I…think I should be going. See you.”
: “Hm, that girl you were talking to just now… do you know her?”
: “No, that was my first interaction with her. She said she was a third-year. Same as you, Makoto.”
: “Mm-hm. I’ve never really spoken to her though.”
: If you’ve read the base game LP, you’ll notice this scene isn’t in it. I believe that’s because to get this scene, you have to be at Rank 10 with Kawakami and also on her romance route.
: Apart from an upcoming optional scene, this is the only time you will ever see Kawakami in her swimsuit.
: “One after another too…”
: “What did you find?”
: “Still working. Can’t tell you.”
: “She can handle this without me…”
: “Oooh, so much.”
: “Kitty! Your mumbling’s distracting me! If you got something to say, just spit it out.”
: “It’s nothing.”
: “You feel so nice.”
: Sure, he feels nice now, but will he feel nice when he’s stepping on your face at 4AM to beg for food?
: “I do not!”
: “So smooth and silky. It’s kinda hard to believe fur this soft belongs to a human.”
: “Don’t make me say it again! I’m a human…”
: Morgana: “And I’m coming! I’m animated! I’m alive! I like Ann, but also want to see Joker in a dress! I like to fuck!” and then Futaba blasts him with the air horn.
: “Couldn’t you just be assuming that? I had the wrong assumptions about my mom for the longest time.”
: “That’s not the same! I understand myself better than anyone!”
: “That’s true.”
: “Oh, wow! The president of a company called Okumura Foods is rising very quickly up the rankings!”
: “Come on, you can’t let this chance pass you by! It’s rumored that Okumura Foods exploits their employees. Stuff like underpaying staff to reduce labor costs. That’s how they have so many stores…”
: I mean, that’s only every major retailer everywhere. Plus most restaurants.
: “Why are you here?”
: “Just hear me out! The guy I’m roomin’ with went and brought his girlfriend back to the room! I felt totally awkward stayin’ in there with them. I’m just gonna sleep here tonight.”
: “Even though there are only two beds?”
: “I know that feelin’!”
: “And she took the key! I stepped outside for just a second and the autolock kicked in! I can’t get back in my room!”
: “Huh? You’re lookin’ at stuff online even over here?”
: “Ever since the Medjed case, many people from overseas have been accessing the website… isn’t it crazy? The Phantom Thieves are finally making their worldwide debut!”
: “What should I do about overseas requests?”
: “I don’t think we’re the ones you should ask about that…”
: “They took down Medjed. I wonder who they’ll bring justice to next. It’s not just Japan anymore. The whole world’s waiting to see the Phantom Thieves’ next move.”
: He says this like he doesn’t know that everyone in the room is John Persona.
: “That reminds me, what time is it?”
: “So sleepy… I’m feelin’ pretty pooped. You think this could be that jet lag thing?”
: “Wait, what? I dunno if that’s a good idea.”
: “I won’t go back.”
: “…You heard her.”
: “There are only two beds… even if someone sleeps on the sofa…”
: “One of us is gonna have to sleep on the floor… so who’s that gonna be?”
: “Hey, where’d Mishima go?”
: “He’s in the bathroom.”
: “Ain’t he been in there a while?”
: “The school trip… Shiho was really looking forward to this…”
: “…Sorry. I didn’t mean to bring the mood down. But it’s already been almost six months since then, hasn’t it? This all feels so strange.”
: “Right? Hard to believe the rowdy kids at school are now famous all over the world.”
: “Don’t you think we still have a lot to learn about each other though? You know, things like what kind of people we like… so, time to come clean, Ryuji.”
: Ryuji is for Ann and everyone knows it.
: “Me!? Uhhh, well… she’s gotta have a good personality. I’m okay with anyone who’s modest and nice.”
: “What about if two girls with equally good personalities confessed to you at the same time?”
: I would simply date them both.
: “Your first answer was just superficial. The second answer was your true beliefs. Huh, so you really are that kind of guy…”
: “That ain’t fair!”
: “What about you, Akira? C’mon, spill the beans. What kind of girl is your type?”
: His type is, of course, Yusuke.
: “You totally dodged the question… well, we answered honestly. It’s your turn next. So, what kinda guy do you-”
: “So, what kinda guy do you-”
: “M-My stomach… Hrgh…!”
: “That doesn’t sound good…”
: “Y-know, wasn’t he drinkin’ the tap water earlier? That’s like, the one thing you’re not supposed to do when you’re outta the country.”
: “Though it was some third-rate tabloid’s article, unnecessary information was leaked, after all. Besides, his investigation of the Phantom Thieves showed no progress since then…”
: “Yes, there’s a possibility that he’ll betray us out of spite since he was let go. Well then, we’ll make it so that it was a ‘heart attack’.”
: “As usual, he’ll be left to deal with the- oh? I wouldn’t have thought of that. Well played, sir. It no longer matters if we deal with one or two of those connected to us.”
: Man, Light Yagami really did not age well.
: The 10th is a little long, but we’re going to push on instead of stopping on the 9th. This is because there are optional scenes coming up.
: “Dammit, this isn’t how stuff was supposed to go!”
: “What do you mean?”
: “We ended up walkin’ around same as we always do in Japan… I mean we even ate at a freakin’ Big Bang Burger! It’s like we never left!”
: “Whine all you’d like, but that’s what the trip was supposed to be.”
: “But weren’t some other guys gettin’ all cozy with their girlfriends or some shit?”
: “I think…”
: “Then that’s it! That’s what this trip is missin’! C’mon, we totally gotta get movin’ during our free time in the afternoon.”
: You now have a pretty good idea of what Ryuji’s scene is like, if you pick him.
: “Me too?”
: “It’ll be great! Neither of us have girlfriends who’d get mad about it either!”
: “I guess that’s true, but…”
: “C’mon. I know you’re actin’ all cool, but you’re totally comin’ with. No question about it.”
: “Oooh, you got a message? Who could that - uhhh actually, you don’t gotta answer that. It might be something you-know-what… c’mon Mishima, let’s go!”
: “Wait, what just happened!? It’s only going to be the two of us, Sakamoto!?”
: “Don’t gimme that look! We’re goin’ to Waikiki! Try n’ get a little more excited!”
: And here’s where the optional scenes are.
: First up is Makoto. Her scene requires that you are Rank 5 with her, but disappears if you reach Rank 9 and do not choose her romance route.
: Ann’s scene requires that you are Rank 9 with her and that you chose her romance route.
: Hifumi requires that you are at or above Rank 5 with her. I don’t believe it’s possible to be Rank 9 with her at this point due to her Mementos request, even on a New Game +.
: Kawakami requires that you reach Rank 10 with her and are on her romance route.
: Finally, you have Ryuji’s scene, which is always available.
: For this update, we are going to pick Kawakami. This is why I mentioned that you want to save beforehand, because you can only see one scene per attempt.
: The reason we’re picking Kawakami first is that the Hawaii event gives you confidant points. To that end, the “canon” run will be with Makoto because she’s the only one we can use those points with.
: We can’t use them with Hifumi because she’s Mementos-locked and her confidant will automatically advance when we finish that on the 19th.
: Of course, the real canon run will be a More Like Yusu-Gay which will be going up immediately after this update. This means the following scene is absolutely non-canon.
: All five of the possible confidant events today take place in the same spot, and follow pretty much the same plot beats.
: “…Hey. What are you looking at?”
: “I appreciate your honesty. So, um… let’s take a walk.”
: “Tasting the local delicacies is an absolute must on vacation, don’t you think?”
: “Yay! Hey, mister! Two orders of garlic shrimp, please!”
: “Why does drinking on the beach have to be prohibited in Hawaii?”
: The order of this event just seems backwards - you’d think this would happen while they’re ordering the food.
: “Yes, we are.”
: “Wow, you’re very well-informed.”
: “You’re quite the celebrity.”
: This one line is the reason you need to be Rank 10 with Kawakami for this scene, as opposed to Ann where you only need to be Rank 9.
: “Okay, I’ll let them know.”
: He says this like it’s not a world where everyone apparently speaks perfect Japanese, which would mean he could go on the website and post a request.
: “I was having so much fun… I hope no one saw us.”
: “Although, I wouldn’t back down if someone actually confronted us about it. To tell you the truth, I’m worried that you’re lonely… because of the position I’m in… if that’s true, then… I’m sorry.”
: “…So do I. …Anyway, this is my first time here. Hawaii’s really nice, isn’t it? Let’s come back sometime, just the two of us.”
: Each of the five confidant events gives you a different accessory - these were changed from the base game because of how accessories were changed in Royal.
: The Hawaiian Ring gives the skill Evade Bless, which does exactly what it says.
: “Tadahhhh! That’s the power of a paycheck! …Just kidding. It’s to commemorate today.”
: Gay Joker is watching this and going “Wow, what a great idea. I could get Yusuke one of those.”
: “…Was that not a good idea? It’s gonna get dark soon… we should head back.”
: “Do you think I’ll have to go through this on future school events as well?”
: “Th-thanks? I guess I didn’t exactly turn down the invite either… sigh I don’t know… it’s fun hanging out with Sakamoto, but he might be too different from me…”
: “Is getting a girlfriend the only way out of this situation? Oh well… anyway, we need to wake up early tomorrow. Let’s get some sleep, okay?”
: This is the part where I start to hate this cutscene. In the base game, the Hawaii scene is about an hour long if you stop and read everything.
: This scene was added for Royal, and it’s like some writer at Atlus saw the complaints about the game being repetitive and having a lot of pointless cutscenes and went “You know what’ll fix this? More cutscenes.”
: “It’s not like anyone’s coming in anyway. Plus, if someone does come, you can just tell 'em it’s a cat cafe!”
: “You know that line’s not gonna work…”
: “What did I tell you!? Get that cat out of here!”
: “Oh no, please, there’s no need! I’m sorry!”
: “Hm? Wait a sec, it’s…”
: He was told that Joker, who he KNOWS IS IN HAWAII, lives in this cafe and he’s come to visit because, uh…
: “Not really. I’m just a counselor.”
: “Well in any case, I apologize for the cat. Normally he stays upstairs.”
: “It’s fine by me, I love animals. They don’t seem to share the sentiment though, haha.”
: “…The heck’s he doing here? Akira’s off on his little trip.”
: “No clue. He’s just some alien-level stranger to me.”
: “Sorry, did I frighten you? My apologies. I just found it impressive, is all.”
: “Sorry about the cold shoulder over there. Just take the cat upstairs, okay? I’ll call you back down when it’s all clear.”
: “C’mon, Futaba, we’ll just be in the way down here. Let’s go.”
: “That book…”
: “Oh, this? It’s on a subject called ‘cognitive psience’. Any interest?”
: Wait, what. Wasn’t Futaba’s mother the only person who knew about that until she was murdered for her research… which was also stolen before she could publish anything?
: “Wha-!? You’re… I’m sorry, but you need to leave. Don’t worry about the bill.”
: Sojiro about to fucking kill this dumbass cutscene.
: “Sojiro! He stays. What good is driving your few customers away gonna do you, anyhow?”
: “Huh? Well… heh, no, not at all. I’m not a teacher.”
: “What’s it for, then?”
: “It’s just a personal interest of mine. I’ve been studying it for years now. It’s difficult to grasp at times, but it’s quite useful. Fun to study, too.”
: “It’s fun?”
: “Well, of course. It’s a wonderful division of science that can help many people. That makes it pretty fun, right?”
: “Mweheheh, yep! Mom thought the exact same thing!”
: “Her mother studied it too. What I don’t get is why you’re studying something like that, though. Well - you are a high school counselor, right? I guess it does make some ense, being related to your field an’ all…”
: “Your mom thought that too, huh? She sounds like a wonderful woman.”
: This is… suspicious. He’s trying to get information about her mother, arrived here to see Joker despite knowing Joker wouldn’t be there, and put that book out almost specifically so Futaba could see it.
: “Hell yeah, my mom owned. She loved me SO much!”
: “Past tense, huh? I see… Well, I’m sure she’d be very proud.”
: “C’mon Mona, let’s go! Off to a menless room!”
: Ignoring that Morgana is a male cat again.
: “Hey, wha- Futaba!”
: “Sorry about that. Would you care for another?”
: “Thank you. Your coffee truly is amazing.”
: That’ll do it for this update. Next up will be a new More Like Yusu-Gay, then the alternate scenes for Hawaii. We’re on cutscenes until… 09/18.