My Journey in to Persona 4 animation: ep 17 & 18

Posted by metalsnakezero (2290 posts) -
Oh no, I made Nanako sad for missing last week's post ;_;

Sorry about missing a week but I'll make it up for it by doing a double impression on last weeks episode as well as this weeks.

Episode 17

Back in episode 17, Naoto is rescued and revels to the team that the killer is still out there. With Naoto on the team, they hope to get a better look at who's the real killer. Meanwhile, the mystery behind what Teddie is still foggy despite the hospital examination and Yu strengthen his bond between him and Naoto with a little meal.

Nothing too new about this episode if you already played the game from the revelation that the killer is still out there and the nice little relationship of the team. However, there were some nice anime specific situations like Kanji lending a hand to Naoto and the interesting use of abilities like Teddie's energy shower which does kinda work that way. By now I have to wonder what level Yu is at because the ability to fuse Beelzebub doesn't happen till level 77. By now the Persona's abilities have been used in an interesting way that works realistically while also borrowing from the game from what attacks work and their effects. However, Yu should had known that Mudo does not work on boss!

The hospital scene had a nice touch with showing us the process they want though when being examine. The test results part was a lot less funny due to how Naoto sounded despite her action of taking the result sheet and about to rip it apart. The bonding relationship between Yu and Naoto was short but a nice one since it took Naoto away from something serious and into something simple.

Episode 18

This week we have the Dojima family episode where we learn of the problems Nanako and her dad, Ryotaro. With a little help from Yu, father and daughter get back together.

It was a touching episode that was well paced and packed in lots of emotional scenes. Nanako just wanted to know if her father really does love her and Dojima is just realizing that he only been running away from Nanako by just looking for the person who ran over his wife. The thing that kinda sticks out in all this is the Ms. Dojima face. Not a single scene of her had her face showing which kinda takes us out of the emotion of the scenes. They could of made one up that just for the anime. Despite that little issue, the episode held up because of the emotional hits it made.

Next week we have the god damn festival!

Investigation team, GO!

Highlights

Will we even find what she looks like?
Dude, Mudo wont work on her. You're wasting SP!
Don't cast Bufu, cast Bufudyne
MOE
No Teddie, hitting on Naoto
Oh, we meet again!
Stupid cutie Naoto >_
#1 Posted by metalsnakezero (2290 posts) -
Oh no, I made Nanako sad for missing last week's post ;_;

Sorry about missing a week but I'll make it up for it by doing a double impression on last weeks episode as well as this weeks.

Episode 17

Back in episode 17, Naoto is rescued and revels to the team that the killer is still out there. With Naoto on the team, they hope to get a better look at who's the real killer. Meanwhile, the mystery behind what Teddie is still foggy despite the hospital examination and Yu strengthen his bond between him and Naoto with a little meal.

Nothing too new about this episode if you already played the game from the revelation that the killer is still out there and the nice little relationship of the team. However, there were some nice anime specific situations like Kanji lending a hand to Naoto and the interesting use of abilities like Teddie's energy shower which does kinda work that way. By now I have to wonder what level Yu is at because the ability to fuse Beelzebub doesn't happen till level 77. By now the Persona's abilities have been used in an interesting way that works realistically while also borrowing from the game from what attacks work and their effects. However, Yu should had known that Mudo does not work on boss!

The hospital scene had a nice touch with showing us the process they want though when being examine. The test results part was a lot less funny due to how Naoto sounded despite her action of taking the result sheet and about to rip it apart. The bonding relationship between Yu and Naoto was short but a nice one since it took Naoto away from something serious and into something simple.

Episode 18

This week we have the Dojima family episode where we learn of the problems Nanako and her dad, Ryotaro. With a little help from Yu, father and daughter get back together.

It was a touching episode that was well paced and packed in lots of emotional scenes. Nanako just wanted to know if her father really does love her and Dojima is just realizing that he only been running away from Nanako by just looking for the person who ran over his wife. The thing that kinda sticks out in all this is the Ms. Dojima face. Not a single scene of her had her face showing which kinda takes us out of the emotion of the scenes. They could of made one up that just for the anime. Despite that little issue, the episode held up because of the emotional hits it made.

Next week we have the god damn festival!

Investigation team, GO!

Highlights

Will we even find what she looks like?
Dude, Mudo wont work on her. You're wasting SP!
Don't cast Bufu, cast Bufudyne
MOE
No Teddie, hitting on Naoto
Oh, we meet again!
Stupid cutie Naoto >_
#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Yea, why were they censoring her face? Is it supposed to be representative of how Dojima's trying to erase her from existence because of all the emotional trauma associated with her? Or is it going to be some super weird twist where we find out that Chie from the future is her mom, and she came back to th-aw, fuck it. I like that earlier explanation better.

#3 Posted by NIveous (137 posts) -

Silvarus pointed out to me that Dojima gave his wife's coffee cup to Yu.

...

Ffff, can we agree that Dojima is the Worst Dad Ever? Extremely touching episode, all the same.

#4 Posted by Hailinel (24413 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Yea, why were they censoring her face? Is it supposed to be representative of how Dojima's trying to erase her from existence because of all the emotional trauma associated with her? Or is it going to be some super weird twist where we find out that Chie from the future is her mom, and she came back to th-aw, fuck it. I like that earlier explanation better.

What would the point be in us knowing what she looked like? What's important is that Chisato was an important person in both Ryotaro and Nanako's lives.

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Hailinel:

What's the point in keeping that from us? Or did I answer my own question?

#6 Posted by Hailinel (24413 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Hailinel:

What's the point in keeping that from us? Or did I answer my own question?

She never had a character design in the game. The only things we know about her are those that Ryotaro and Nanako share. So once again, what would be the point of showing us her face?

#7 Posted by metalsnakezero (2290 posts) -

@Hailinel: I guess thats true. In the game we never even see the picture that Dojima and Nanako were looking at, yet we still understand their feelings.

#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Hailinel:

What's the point in keeping that from us? Or did I answer my own question?

She never had a character design in the game. The only things we know about her are those that Ryotaro and Nanako share. So once again, what would be the point of showing us her face?

Would there have to be a point, though? It's a m-

@Hailinel said:

The only things we know about her are those that Ryotaro and Nanako share.

WHAT!? Dojima shares characteristic with her!? Was Dojima fucking his sister? Is Nanako an incest child? Is that why he was treating her like crap?

#9 Posted by Hailinel (24413 posts) -

@Video_Game_King:

*sigh*
#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Hailinel:

You're not the only person with anime reaction shots.
#11 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2052 posts) -

Crying Nanako makes me cry.

#12 Posted by Commisar123 (1791 posts) -

I actually thought 18 was the best episode yet even if the animation quality was not so hot.

#13 Posted by Bocam (3719 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Yea, why were they censoring her face? Is it supposed to be representative of how Dojima's trying to erase her from existence because of all the emotional trauma associated with her? Or is it going to be some super weird twist where we find out that Chie from the future is her mom, and she came back to th-aw, fuck it. I like that earlier explanation better.

Given what light beams usually cover up in anime, maybe it means that she has nipples for eyes. So in order to see her whole face you're going to have to buy the Blu-rays .

#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Bocam:

So why doesn't somebody censor Nanako's face? That thing's gotta be at least 25% nipple. Or do you only censor it when she blushes?

#15 Posted by Bocam (3719 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Kids don't need censoring.

#16 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Bocam:

Are you endorsing pedophilia?

#17 Posted by Bocam (3719 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Technically it would be Hebephilia when talking about Nanako.

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