What is your favorite P4: The Animation episode? (14-19)

#1 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19150 posts) -
#2 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19150 posts) -

Episode 14

Episode 15

Episode 16

Episode 17

Episode 18

Episode 19
Since I believe there are 25 episodes to this series, this should be the penultimate poll. 
 
Haha, boy did I mess up that first poll option... Or was it the system? 
 
Anyways, this was the hardest group of episodes for me to choose a favorite because there were several great ones. I decided to vote for episode 14 as I enjoyed seeing how everything referred to in episode 13 was explained and how all of the Social Links came together. I also liked the flashback that accompanied the Death S. Link.
#3 Posted by Hailinel (22702 posts) -

Oh god. So many great episodes in this span! But I have to give my vote to episode 19 for the amazing "Miss" Yasogami pageant.

#4 Posted by Landon (4115 posts) -

That one that was dedicated entirely to Nanako was pretty great. But I think my favorite was the school trip one. It was even funnier than the Endurance Run episode!

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (34594 posts) -

King's Game. It's the only answer.

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#6 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

I gotta say 14, because magical detective NANAKO

#7 Posted by IkariNoTekken (990 posts) -

I should probably watch this at some point, huh?

#8 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -

I havent watched any of these..... 
 
And also, why do Japanese words written in english spelled in a different way compared to how theyre really pronounced?

#9 Posted by Video_Game_King (34594 posts) -

@IkariNoTekken said:

I should probably watch this at some point, huh?

You mean you haven't already? You've been missing out.

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#10 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

I havent watched any of these..... And also, why do Japanese words written in english spelled in a different way compared to how theyre really pronounced?

what exactly do you mean? give an example.

#11 Posted by Neurotic (630 posts) -

Awh, man. Decision between comedy (15) and tearjerking/heartwarming (18)...

I choose comedy! King's Game indeed.

#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (34594 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

I havent watched any of these..... And also, why do Japanese words written in english spelled in a different way compared to how theyre really pronounced?

what exactly do you mean? give an example.

Yea, I'm confused, too. Do you mean how Persona would be said perusona? That's just how Japanese works, man.

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#13 Posted by IkariNoTekken (990 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Wow. I've seen plenty of images but that art really looks fantastic in motion, and those scenes you posted were excellent.

I really have been missing out; I'll get to fixing that right away.

#14 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

episode 15 easily , when mass destruction kicked it it was amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZoSgivgRHk&feature;=related

#15 Posted by Hailinel (22702 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

I havent watched any of these..... And also, why do Japanese words written in english spelled in a different way compared to how theyre really pronounced?

If you're referring to certain vowel sounds, (ex: pe ru so na,"), the "u" is often silent or de-emphasized. For example, the common male name "Yosuke" sounds more like "Yoskay" than "Yosookay," and "desu," a commonality of the Japanese language used to end sentences in a formalized manner, sounds more like "des."

But really, it's just a function of how the language works and is understood. After all, in English, we don't prnounce "knight" as "kuhnighit," unless we're referencing Monty Python.

#16 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

@Animasta said:

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

I havent watched any of these..... And also, why do Japanese words written in english spelled in a different way compared to how theyre really pronounced?

what exactly do you mean? give an example.

Yea, I'm confused, too. Do you mean how Persona would be said perusona? That's just how Japanese works, man.

Its just a question I always asked when I was young.  Like sake and wasurenaide.  I get how thats probably the easiest way to spell if but if someone who doesnt know Japanese tried reading it, the pronounciation would be all convoluted.  Wouldnt it be easier if accents were on some of the letters?  
#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (34594 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG:

I still don't get what you're saying. Do you want pitch marks? Other than, all I can say is "Japanese people drop and mesh syllables like crazy, and I don't know how to anticipate or understand any of it".

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#18 Posted by Hailinel (22702 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Animasta said:

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

I havent watched any of these..... And also, why do Japanese words written in english spelled in a different way compared to how theyre really pronounced?

what exactly do you mean? give an example.

Yea, I'm confused, too. Do you mean how Persona would be said perusona? That's just how Japanese works, man.

Its just a question I always asked when I was young. Like sake and wasurenaide. I get how thats probably the easiest way to spell if but if someone who doesnt know Japanese tried reading it, the pronounciation would be all convoluted. Wouldnt it be easier if accents were on some of the letters?

Not really. This method of romanizing Japanese was developed a long time ago and has become the standard. A person that knows Japanese but doesn't know English would bungle a lot of English pronunciations at first because they don't understand the way that the words are actually spoken by a fluent speaker.

#19 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -
@Video_Game_King: Meh, me neither.  Even though Ive somwhat accepted it already I just wanted to ask it anyways because its a question that I always had in the back of my head as a kid.   

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