Persona 5 Episode 1 Review! Perfect 30 Minutes’ Story!


Persona 5 Episode 1 Review! The Prisoner Turning into the Phantom Thief! Perfect 30 Minutes’ Story, Being Faithful to How the Game Is Developed!



Boss(  'ω') “Hello everyone. I’m Otaku Republic’s Boss, who got so excited about how this article started off with a ‘Phantom-like Casino’.”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Hello everyone. The main character, who accepted being a decoy and supported his buddies, robbing the treasures, was so lovely, huh…? It’s Saori from Otaku Republic, who got so excited about each of his stylish actions.”





Boss(  'ω') “But he got caught two minutes after the anime started, huh?”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Just tell us that the story was really faithful to the original… It cannot be helped, you know…? It was necessary for him to get caught in this story…”





Boss(  'ω') “The main character got caught as the chief culprit… We know that the police was desperate but their interrogation toward him was pretty rough, huh?”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “It looks like they were even enjoying that, you know…? But anyways, the police seemed to have resorted to any means to get any infor regarding the members and their purposes since the police finally caught the chief culprit of the Phantom Thief, who had created such a big scandal in society…, huh?”





Boss(  'ω') “Then there comes a woman prosecutor, replacing the police who kept interrogating the main character… It looked like she was familiar to the main character, huh?”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “What impressed me most was her attitude toward him. She told him that he was the only one who got caught. She seriously talked, sitting face-to-face with him. She even warned him that the interrogation would get worse unless he reveals the information soon.”



《You are a prisoner. A destined prisoner, whose future closed in advance.》





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Then he heard a mystery voice… It said that he now was with his back against the wall but again he would possibly get over it because he was able to hear this voice… The hint of making it possible lies in the bond of him and his buddies.”


Boss(  'ω') “Whose voice is it?”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “I cannot say that yet~. But what I can say is that especially for the beginning of the story, it’s become a very faithful scenario to the opening of the game. And here, the story goes on with one particular scenario of the present when he has got caught and the past when he looks back.”





Boss(  'ω') “What are the man’s and the woman’s memory that we saw in an instant?”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “It’s the main character’s memory in the past… It’s the oldest memory which has also caused this story to start.”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Already! Here he comes in Shibuya!! I was super amazed at the similarity of the real Shibuya!”





Boss(  'ω') “There, a mysterious apps popped out in Amamiya-Kun’s cellphone…”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “He started installing it then… he saw something there…”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Of course he uninstalled as soon as he saw a little monster on the screen.”


Boss(  'ω') “But he did in a very calm manner… I would be more amazed, you know?”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Alright! After he finally uninstalled the apps, he went to the stylish café, named Leblanc! Wow, it looks pretty good with the nice atmosphere, huh~?”





Boss(  'ω') “It seems like he’s got involved with a case of assault in the past. He got expelled from school right after the incident. And this is the place where he will stay as one-year probation. And the master of Leblanc seems an acquaintance of his parents.”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “So from this time on, he will stay here and attend the new high school. When master asked him about the case of injury, he was trying to excuse himself but…”





Boss(  'ω') “He is a type of the person who never gets into details about other people. He just would neither want to know nor intend to ask about the incident in a consistent way. But again, he seemed to have accepted what has happened to him before and didn’t let him tell anything anymore.”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “He sure is a good person though, accepting Amamiya-Kun in such a tough situation… He takes a very good take care of him, offering him an attic of the café.”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “On the first day of staying at the café… the apps, which he thought was uninstalled, popped out again!!!!!”


Boss(  'ω') “It’s gotta be a curse apps…”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “He, who was looking at the apps, found himself in a cell. There, he saw a person named Igor and twin correctional staff. They told Amamiya-Kun that that place is called Velvet Room, ‘a room reflecting the guests’ mind’ and Amamiya-Kun, whose mind’s room looking like a cell, will have something that’s going to ruin him in the near future.”





Boss(  'ω') “I’ve watched the anime, Persona4, but Igor is the one who appeared in there too, right?”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Yes. By the way, he is in Persona3 too. He always appears with the Velvet Room.”





Boss(  'ω') “I don’t think the voice actor in this Season is the same as the one in Persona4…”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “The thing is… the voice actor who played in Persona3 and Persona4 passed away right before Persona5 released. So the part of Igor’s lines in Persona4 is the one recorded by him for the game.”


Boss(  'ω') “Oh, I see… there was such a reason why the voice actor was replaced.. It’s a little sad but the voice in Persona5 is just as lovely as the previous one too. I’ll cheer him up too!”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Yeah… there was such a reason behind it…”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Okay! So he visited the high school where he will attend in a year and greeted with the principal. So now, tomorrow will be the first day of the new school life for him!”





Boss(  'ω') “But then! A train wreck suddenly happened!!! Oh? I see something wrong to the train driver…”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Here, he traveled back to when he got caught! He found out that the school he visited had received a【notice】from the Phantom Thief. So the timeframe when the train wreck occurred and when he moved in are the exactly the same timeframe…”





Boss(  'ω') “The phantom Thief declared that they will steal the evil mind of【the Gym teacher, Kamoshida】. What was going on at school then… The woman prosecutor went on, interrogating Amamiya-Kun.”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “What happened is… Amamiya-Kun met two people. First one is a kind girl, Takamaki Anne-Chan, who took a cherry blossom petal from his head.”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “She goes to the same high school as his and Kamoshida-Sensei is an acquaintance of her so he gave them a ride to school so they won’t be late.”





Boss(  'ω') “Another person he met was Sakamoto Ryuji. He seemed to know that Amamiya-Kun was ‘a transfer student in question’ and that he’s having a probation as well.





Saori(゜ ゜) “When they were talking! Here comes the curse apps again!!!”





Boss(  'ω') “Wow, they time traveled to the theme park all the sudden, huh…”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “It would have been better if it was a theme park~. When they got into the castle, there were the armors moving around… And guess what? The owner of the castle was…!”





Boss(  'ω') “???????????? Kamoshida-Sensei? What? Wasn’t he with Anne-Chan, going to school together?” 





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Not knowing what to do, they got caught…. And Ryuji-Kun, misunderstanding it was Kamoshida-Sensei, was almost killed!”


Boss(  'ω') “That’s a sudden violence. Why are they trying to kill him like that… Because he was not the one?”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Amamiya-Kun was able to do nothing but watch what was going on… But again, he heard the voice.”


《Just watching? You just stand by and watch him die? It’s all about you, huh? He’ll get killed in time. Or…【THAT】was mistaken?》





Boss(  'ω') “What is THAT?”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Keep your mouth shut now! It’s a good scene now. Amamiya-Kun replied to that voice. He goes,That wasn’t mistaken.”



《Great.. Your preparedness accepted――Here’s a contract!》





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Before anyone knows, Amamiya-Kun’s got the mask on his face… He tore it off from his face at full power and screamed.”



 “C’mon! Arsène!”






Boss(  'ω') “Wow! It’s a Phantom Thief’s costume I saw in the beginning of the anime!”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “I’ve heard that many fans, who have played the game before, said that ‘This story is nice and easy to understand, being super faithful to the game!’”


Boss(  'ω') “The mystery of the story itself still remains unknown but it was very easy to watch since there wasn’t a hard setting in the first episode! What’s gonna happen next?”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Where will the two boys’ destinies go…? And what’s gonna happen to Amamiya-Kun, who was told to be destined to be ruined? Cannot wait to watch the second episode, huh? Let’s watch it together!”


Alright then! We’ll see you all at the next update! Bye now~!


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