Dojima was considered as a playable character

Avatar image for fluxwavez
#1 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

Not sure if thread worthy, but it's rather funny:

Since the beginning of Persona 4 Arena's development, Atlus and Arc System Works have been keeping a list of which Persona 3 characters and Persona 4 characters to include in the game. Producer Toshimichi Mori revealed that Ryotaro Dojima was actually part of that list at some point even though he doesn't have a Persona.

Iguchiya joked he would have summoned Nanako instead, but Atlus would have chewed him out for saying that.

Source

Dojima would be so out of place with the current cast it would be hilarious. They should make a side game to Persona 4 Arena where crazy ideas like Morooka, Dojima and Hanako all fight together.

Avatar image for darkshaper
#2 Posted by DarkShaper (1378 posts) -

They should have left him in as the Dan equivalent.

Avatar image for daftdethmonkey
#3 Posted by daftdethmonkey (46 posts) -

He could've summoned raper-face Adachi.

Avatar image for red
#4 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

He never actually throws a punch. He just chastises, insults, and guilt-trips.

Avatar image for truthtellah
#5 Edited by TruthTellah (9806 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: They should have had him as Charlie's instant kill. He just comes out and shoots the opponent. Player 1 Wins!

Or have him team up with Nanako as a tag-team character...

Avatar image for phatmac
#6 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

Would have loved for this to be true. Also wish Mysterious Fox was in it too.

Avatar image for truthtellah
#7 Posted by TruthTellah (9806 posts) -

@Red said:

He never actually throws a punch. He just chastises, insults, and guilt-trips.

Guilt trips, the most deadly weapon of all.

Avatar image for eroticfishcake
#8 Posted by eroticfishcake (7857 posts) -

@Red said:

He never actually throws a punch. He just chastises, insults, and guilt-trips.

Oh god. He is very good at that. I've never felt so terrified in my life after eating the frozen banana in the fridge...

Avatar image for hailinel
#9 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@Red said:

He never actually throws a punch. He just chastises, insults, and guilt-trips.

Guilt trips, the most deadly weapon of all.

QCF + P - Baleful Glare

Avatar image for truthtellah
#10 Posted by TruthTellah (9806 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@TruthTellah said:

@Red said:

He never actually throws a punch. He just chastises, insults, and guilt-trips.

Guilt trips, the most deadly weapon of all.

QCF + P - Baleful Glare

Back-Forward-Back-Forward + LP MP HP = Depressing One-on-One Conversation About How He is Failing as a Father and Misses His Dead Wife

Avatar image for zeik
#11 Posted by Zeik (4319 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

Dojima would be so out of place with the current cast it would be hilarious.

I don't know what you're talking about. Give Dojima a Persona and put him on the roster and this would instantly be the most amazing game ever made.

Avatar image for bisonhero
#12 Posted by BisonHero (10443 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@Hailinel said:

@TruthTellah said:

@Red said:

He never actually throws a punch. He just chastises, insults, and guilt-trips.

Guilt trips, the most deadly weapon of all.

QCF + P - Baleful Glare

Back-Forward-Back-Forward + LP MP HP = Depressing One-on-One Conversation About How He is Failing as a Father and Misses His Dead Wife

Oh god, I am laughing way too hard at this.

Avatar image for jeanluc
#14 Posted by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

Would have loved for this to be true. Also wish Mysterious Fox was in it too.

What about Funky Student, who uses Mysterious Fox as his persona?!

Avatar image for beforet
#15 Posted by beforet (3368 posts) -

You see, this is why fighting games need noncanon story/arcade modes. To do this kind of silly shit.

Avatar image for zeik
#16 Edited by Zeik (4319 posts) -

Nah, it's fun to joke about, but I'd be disappointed if he actually ended up in the game as a joke character. Dojima deserves better than that. I'd so much rather see him canonically gain a Persona and be a total badass.

Avatar image for mutha3
#17 Posted by mutha3 (5050 posts) -

wtf
 
this is awesome:


 Iguchiya joked he would have summoned Nanako instead, but Atlus would have chewed him out for saying that.

why didn't they 
 
fuckers.
Avatar image for alexandersheen
#18 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@Zeik said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

Dojima would be so out of place with the current cast it would be hilarious.

I don't know what you're talking about. Give Dojima a Persona and put him on the roster and this would instantly be the most amazing game ever made.

Yeah, just give him Kohryu.

But if you think about it, he's holding his jacket with one hand, so that's a little handicap. On the other hand (sorry, that was not intended), he can poke his burninng cigarette in his opponents eye with the other.

Avatar image for zero_
#19 Posted by Zero_ (2039 posts) -

That would have been so awesome with Dojima

Avatar image for pie
#20 Posted by Pie (7305 posts) -

Wouldn't just about all main characters of been considered at one point?

Dojima would be pretty cool anyway

Avatar image for tobbrobb
#21 Posted by TobbRobb (6043 posts) -

I really want Dojima now. He's too awesome not to be in it!

Avatar image for lordandrew
#22 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -
That would have been so badass.
Avatar image for bigheart711
#23 Posted by Bigheart711 (1272 posts) -

Adding Dojima would've been very funny. I also thought of him and Nanako either summoning Kohryu or gunning down the opponent as an Insta-Kill. XD

Avatar image for maystack
#24 Posted by Maystack (941 posts) -

I read that as 'Dojima was announced...', and got so goddamned excited. Now I'm disappointed...

Avatar image for eternitymemory
#25 Posted by eternitymemory (154 posts) -

I've would have had to buy this game if Dojima had been put in the roster. Now I'm just super bummed out that they canned such an awesome idea.

Avatar image for angeln7
#26 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

Well the only other Persona user character was Adachi with his weird Psycho Izanagi so just put him in a prison outfit with the cuffs on and saying his constantly bored... or he can just a gun.

Avatar image for hailinel
#27 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

Guys.

Zombie Takaya.

Avatar image for captain_felafel
#28 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1727 posts) -

I always envisioned Dojima just summoning a cop car or something.

Avatar image for the_patriarch
#29 Posted by The_Patriarch (301 posts) -

Yakuza 5 should be the story of how a young Dojima got into the Yakuza, only to turn his back on it to become a cop and an awkward father. I'd buy the hell out of that game.

Avatar image for jacksukeru
#30 Posted by jacksukeru (6551 posts) -

Instead they'll put Nanako in and have her summon Dojima.

"DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!"

Avatar image for c_rakestraw
#31 Posted by c_rakestraw (927 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

Guys.

Zombie Takaya.

I would buy this game day one if this were to happen. Totally would make up for the lack of Dojima.

Avatar image for scarace360
#32 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

i want dojima and nanako in the game!

Avatar image for watanabekazuma
#33 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (1006 posts) -

Neglect, the strongest power of them all!

Avatar image for landon
#34 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -

They should have just thrown him in there as a new game+ character. That would have been awesome.

Avatar image for mikegosot
#35 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -

Screw Dojima, give me Adachi.

Avatar image for mikefightnight
#36 Posted by MikeFightNight (1187 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@FluxWaveZ: They should have had him as Charlie's instant kill. He just comes out and shoots the opponent. Player 1 Wins!

Or have him team up with Nanako as a tag-team character...

Hahahah, awesome picture.

Avatar image for axlestukov
#37 Posted by AxleStukov (119 posts) -

So.... from the current fiasco about the P4anime

-------------

This is where things get even more confusing: Karen Strassman, the actress who voiced Nanako Dojima in the PS2 game, said that she's already resumed Persona voicework - for Persona 4: Arena.

"[I've] been recording hours of lines for Aigis and Nanako all through the month of March, and [I'm headed] back in the studio to record more on Tuesday!" she said. "I'm so wonderfully happy to be finding these characters again. I think people are really going to love this one!"

UPDATE: I just got the following email from Nanako's VA Karen Strassman:

Oh geez, I goofed. I've been recording ARENA. I know absolutely nothing about the "ANIMATION." Sorry, didn't read ur email closely enough. Haven't heard a peep from Sentai about any of this either. Wow, very weird. -karen.

------------

She's done lines for Nanako for Arena?

Dojima with Nanako assistant confirmed for consoles.

Avatar image for blacklagoon
#38 Posted by BlackLagoon (1908 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

Dojima would be so out of place with the current cast it would be hilarious. They should make a side game to Persona 4 Arena where crazy ideas like Morooka, Dojima and Hanako all fight together.

Zombie Morooka, who continues to affect the plot even after he's been defeated.

Avatar image for fluxwavez
#39 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@AxleStukov said:

Dojima with Nanako assistant confirmed for consoles.

Haha, but I bet it's really just Story Mode stuff. Still, I was thinking the whole game would take place in the Midnight Channel so I wonder if she'll have any significant role.

Avatar image for lordandrew
#40 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

Maybe she was just doing Aigis lines in Nanako's voice, totally convinced they were supposed to be Nanako's lines. :P

Avatar image for tehflan
#41 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

Who needs a persona when you have your fists? And a gun. AND FISTS

Avatar image for donutfever
#42 Posted by DonutFever (4031 posts) -

The Persona he'd summon would be bullets inside of skulls. It's of the Lovers arcana.

Avatar image for ch3burashka
#43 Posted by ch3burashka (6087 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@FluxWaveZ: They should have had him as Charlie's instant kill. He just comes out and shoots the opponent. Player 1 Wins!

Or have him team up with Nanako as a tag-team character...

No Caption Provided

After all, why have a Persona when you can have... a gun?

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.