This is... beautiful.
Chronicling Persona 4, one tweet at a time.
Spent a good chunk of today downloading the rest of the endurance run to my iPod. It's a testament to how good this game is that I played through it twice, watched the endurance run in its entirety, and am still having fun watching the endurance run and tweeting about what's happening. I also went to Japantown and bought the first 4 issues of the manga (even though I can barely read Japanese). Still love this damn game.
Haha, unexpected bonus of doing this...I just got the Super Sup Check quest cause I've been updating every day. Sick!
Also, happy mysterious fox day, everyone! Go get some mysterious leaves with magical healing powers. ;)
Awesome! It's great to see more people getting into this. I've set up a Facebook fan page to raise awareness for the project. If 25 people "like" it, it can get a custom URL, so if you enjoy the project please like it and suggest it to your friends.
Thanks! I love getting feedback, it's good to know that people are enjoying the content. The only other real feedback I get is when people RT or favorite my posts.
I'm enjoying this! <3 Sadly, I may have to unfollow due to spoilers, though. Still, you're doing great!
If you're playing along with the game, I guess the only possible spoilers are the social link interactions, but I guess that's enough of a reason to stop following. The story is really good, so I don't blame you for not wanting it to be spoiled. When I was playing the game, I couldn't get enough! I'd go to work the next day and watch the endurance run up through the days I'd completed. Sad to see you go though.
Here's my girlfriend and I as Phoenix Wright and Dahlia from Phoenix Wright 3: http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/227254_10100335144988583_3221906_55202661_8109548_n.jpg
People be cosplaying Persona in San Jose! http://www.flickr.com/photos/azhp/sets/72157626847553652/ I'm a little bit surprised that there are equal, maybe more female fans of Persona than male ones. (The person in the Izanagi suit is a woman too). Also, you should look at the pictures if only to see the ridiculously awesome Izanagi costume.
Small update, @NarukamiYu has just passed 300 followers...and gotten a girlfriend. Thanks everyone for your support, and thanks to @DojimaNanako, @Kanji_tatsumip4, @chiesatonaka_p4, @HanamuraBrosuke and anyone else who I might have missed who have joined in and turned this from a chore to a fun interactive experience.
Well, I suppose now is as good a time as any to reveal myself, as the curtain falls on this endeavor.
Hey guys! I'm DetectiveGrey, otherwise known as @HanamuraBrosuke in this hot mess. That's right, this is my first and only post on Giant Bomb (so far). AzHP had such a good idea that some random P4 fan who had never even seen the endurance run (until now) signed up to play along.
The journey's over now, and today was the official last day of the game, March 21, 2012 (seems like Atlus forgot that we have a Leap Year!). I just wanted to thank everyone who participated, everyone who read and followed, Giant Bomb for making the Endurance Run and inspiring us, and anyone who is entertained by our antics now, then, and in the future.
This was a really great experience! Haven't read it yet? Then get over to @NarukamiYu on Twitter and see what we've been up to all year!
*bows* Thanks again everyone! Maybe we can do something similar when Persona 5 comes out. ;D
It's over! Holy crap, I can't believe I made it through an entire year. I definitely couldn't have done it without the amazing supporting cast, DojimaNanako, KanjiTatsumi_p4, HanamuraBrosuke, and even Mysterious_Fox. And of course the audience...I had no idea this was going to blow up as much as it did. I didn't even think there would be more than 100 people interested in this when I started, but by the second day it had already gotten to that, and now after being retweeted by Drew Scanlon, and general word of mouth, we're now over 500. I've got to admit, when everyone was tweeting me goodbye and saying things like "I hope you keep tweeting, it won't be the same without you" it almost brought a tear to my eye.
I'm probably going to write a blog post about this and link it on this forum (I've got a 10 hour drive/ride to Vegas on Friday and I'll probably write it then), but for all of you who stuck with me through this crazy adventure, thanks so much. I probably won't do something like this again, first off because I don't know if there's going to be another game that captures my heart like Persona 4 did, and second of all because it was SO time consuming. I spent countless bus rides to work with my laptop out getting weird looks from people as I watched the Endurance Run, laughed out loud, and alt tabbed between VLC, Word and Twitter to make sure what I was writing would fit in 140 characters.
God I could write so much about this (and I probably will, I'll probably post it this weekend before I get drunk off my ass in Vegas), but I've got to get back to work. But seriously guys...thank you. I can't say it enough. You guys entertained my crazy idea that I could microblog Persona 4 over the course of a year and helped drag me over the finish line.
I don't know how much I'll be tweeting from that account (probably will throw in some stuff when the fighting game comes out), but don't unfollow! I'll still be giving away games from time to time, cause I come across more games than I can play in my line of work and I honestly just want to give back to you guys for all the support.
And if you guys want to keep in touch, I'm AzHP on Twitter, PSN, XBL, Steam, and pretty much anything that'll let you register 4 characters as a username.
It's been a crazy year, both in Persona and in the real world. I'll see you guys around, and hopefully I won't cast bufu again.
This was awesome. You are awesome.
It was also a great excuse to watch the P4:ER again, this time keeping the in-game days in sync with the actual days, seeing as the game took place in 2011 and ended today.
Wait, that means I've done that for a full year now...
The weirdest thing about all this? Today was a tuesday in-game. I guess Japan doesn't have leap-years...
@MaFoLu: Yeah, I definitely noticed that when I realized I had an extra day to write the rest of the tweets for yesterday. :P It's not that Japan doesn't have leap years (that would lead to a lot of inconsistencies around the world), it's just that Atlus must have forgotten to account for that when they were building their calendar. The game is definitely wrong on that count.
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