Manuel Valls won’t be the next French President

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[Spoilers] Persona 5 story impressions


Knowing Sugita that was totally a Nobunaga The Fool reference.

Please do not read this post if you haven’t finished the game yet. There’s many points you won’t get unless you played the game anyway. There’s also Persona 4 spoilers. I think it’ll be a shame to not 100% enjoy one of the best games of the decade because of spoiling yourself in order to be a cool kid on the net. You’ll be wasting both your fun and life.

I wrote a spoiler free review here.

Webms & pics that weren’t took with my smartphone are courtesy of their makers.

I tried to organize this post the best way I could think of, but I’m not a very good writer, so I apologize as some parts may be confusing. It’s also very long as I have a lot of things to say about the game as it was really interesting. Similar to what I say about Pretty Rhythm, Persona 5 made me hit the maximum amount of happiness I can be regarding my hobbies. Persona 4 is one of the best games I aver played, but Persona 5 is much better, one of the best games I ever played and the best I played in years. Along with SRW games it was the biggest reason why I initially bought a ps3 in 2014. It feels weird that I finally finished the game now after waiting for it so long. I still vividly remember how excited I was when the teaser and PV1 got released, and now I actually finished the game. It feels weird. If you’re patient things go your way one day.

Since the end of September 2016, I’ve completely shut myself from Persona related things to avoid spoilers while playing the game, and only started checking some things around when I was nearly done with writing this post, as I didn’t want to get influenced by other’s impressions. The only background info about the game I know is how 123 could have been a main character. So it’s possible there’s some things I mention in this post that already got confirmed or denied in the artbook or other interviews. For now I only discussed the game with a very nice Italian online friend I recently made.

I didn’t spend time to read the artbook myself and only skimmed through it for now. Persona 5 is popular so people will translate things in it, so I don’t feel like doing it. Back in August I didn’t wait for someone to do it and checked the demo impressions myself, as I really wanted to read them, being impatient about the game getting out. Now it’s not the case anymore.

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Sugita Tomokazu voices Takadanobaba George, new Schwarz Rose character in KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-


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Character profile: The strongest idol in Schwarz Rose. He owns tremendous abilities, and was raised by Jin to the seat of Top Star.

Sugita Tomokazu’s comment: “If Prism Shows are a miracle, then their feelings should be answered. And the rainbow’s chains are coiling around my neck, urging me to go to the other side. You’re annoying, let me do this the way I want.
Congratulations on the sequel’s announcement. Even now I am already looking forward to it.”


He actually wasn’t the masked man in the jacuzzi in the new PV. This means there’s actually another new character besides George. I’m not sure about how his name is read, 高田馬場. Takadababa? Takadanobaba? To choose a fun name like this, as expected of PR’s staff and director.
I remember how this past year Sugita praised the seiyuus in the movie like Takeuchi san and how he liked the movie so much and advertised Kinpri and Pretty Rhythm so much on everything he’s in from the Persona 5 radio to the Super Robot Wars radio(Which I try to translate from time to time) so I’m really happy. I remember how PR producer Nishi Hiroko even thanked him during one of the streamed events too. Really awesome he got a role. This is the best thing ever.

Director said the next spoon 2Di magazine will have more info on Geroge and his idol unit “The Shuffle”.


Long time Pretty Rhythm fan Siokya posted this from a magazine, it says George is part of a idol units Jin made with Schwarz Rose called The Shuffle. All their names are puns on card symbols: spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs. It lists 4 members who have names based on these, plus George, who should be their leader.

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They may be the notCallings we see training in Kinpri 1??

A lot of fans on twitter pointed out how there’s a train station called 高田馬場. George being named after a train station might be a reference to that joke Director once did with Ueno-Hirokouji station. Forgot at which event that was but it was a long time ago. Maybe the Rainbow Live After Party.
Some fans said it may also be a reference to Miracle Train since Miracle Train has both Sugita and Maeno.


高田馬場ジョージ is trending on twitter

Sugita’s reactions on twitter:

Huh? I got a role?


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Idol Time PriPara announced


You can read about it on ANN

As expected they’re only keeping Laala and removing the other characters, it was obvious since when they announced the new season on December that it would turn out this way. Not gonna translate other things that aren’t in the the ANN article because I’m not interested in this for now. Not that I won’t watch it when it’s out or that I think it’ll be bad, it’s just I still haven’t watched s3 anyway so It’s not in my priorities to use time to learn more about Idol Time PriPara/AiPara or translate stuff about it. I’m not in a hurry or hyped about it.


The reason why I made this post is because I saw something interesting, PR director tweeted a report about the press conference when the series was announced. Takara Tommy executive(or whatever his position is)Toshihiro Morioka said they’re planning to keep the franchise going for at least ten years, as it’s been 7 years since the Pretty Rhythm arcade launched, and 6 years since the anime launched.  So in 2020 it’s scheduled to be the arcade game 10th anniversary, and in 2021 the anime 10th anniversary.

So in my opinion this means:

AiPP is at least 3 years long like Pretty Rhythm and PP. Laala will probably stay all the seasons too. If they didn’t remove her it’s possible they won’t remove her when they possibly reboot AiPP as well in 2020-2021, and will keep Laala as long as PP is going.

If they ever do a ADMF x RLKinpri crossover or a ADMF + RLKinpri + PP + AiPP crossover, it’ll be then. I think Kinpri will be done by 2020. PR director said the storyboard for Kinpri 2 is three times bigger than the one for Kinpri 1, so it should finish Hijiri and Jin’s story. At most we’ll get the Kinpri TV anime they always wanted to do in 2018, but I don’t think they’ll milk Kinpri once the story is done.


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EDIT: On Jan 25th they revealed the Iris voiced characters are returning as well. Seems the PriParapocalypse din’t happen, I was wrong. I wonder if the others will return as well or will they be put on a boat.
Because they redesign the dresses every season, and the ones in S3 were particularly ugly with their yellow tones, I used to joke on how S4 would be a reset because they can’t make the dresses any uglier. Turns out I was wrong on even that. Oh God just what did they did to Shion.

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I’m looking forward to the game though I don’t have a ps4 or vita. I still remember how disappointed when they initially revealed it with the castlist having half stuff already in Z3 but then PV1 had Huckebein and Grungust and Mazin Emperor G and other cool things and then they showed they’re putting in tons of new ideas and systems to try and make the games better. Looking forward to how it’ll turn out.I hope they’re good ideas.

At least series that were already in Z3 are getting what they should have got in Z3, like Athrun and Lunamaria actually being playable or Fowler being in this time.

Shiki Doji said he’s the one who drew the portrait for Fowler. He probably did new ones for the other characters that don’t have an anime design yet compared to the ones he already did for Z3 too.

Seems the FMP units attack animations are still utlra weird and stiff but a bit better. Fowler is in so this means you’ll probably actually fight Leonard’s team unlike in Z3. There will probably be a stage with Leonard+Fowler+Sabina+Casper. Crousseau is my favorite character in FMP so I’m looking forward to his art battle with Fowler. Maybe there will be a way to make Leonard stop being crazy and join too.

I’m also really interested in the scenario too. Similar to how Z used Orguss as the base of everything, seems they’re using Yamato as the base of everything along with a bit of Gundam, which isn’t surprising considering the amount of gundam series in the cast. I wonder if Kaworu will be the same one from Z3.
Looking forward to how the Cross Ange plot will play out too. Looking forward Ersha and Vivian being cool and Rosalie doing dumb stuff. And looking forward to the double Voltekka combo attack between Ange and Salamandisney.

I have a dream of a SRW with tons of series I like including Pretty Rhythm and Cross Ange, and with people thinking Hijiri is automatically evil because all the blond men with his voice are. And Ange bullying him or something and ending in a fight with Juné protecting him.


And of course this.

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KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO- release June 10, new PV

My hype is maximum.

Official site also got updated with a new key visual. The 404 page is fun too.劇場版「KING OF PRISM –PRIDE the HERO-」特報 - YouTube [720p].mp4_snapshot_00.53_[2017.01.14_00.09.32].jpg

Thanks to /ai/: “This is probably 高田馬場ジョージ who was mentioned by PR director in a magazine, Schwartz Rose’s assassin”.
If that’s him and he’s called George, if they make him voiced by Nakata Jouji, saying this is movie of the decade won’t even be enough praise.

Movie probably starts right where Kinpri1 ended, in Jin’s giant open door Jacuzzi. They probably introduce this guy at the start.


This is a loan contract, saying Jin is lending money to Hijiri. Can’t really read it all.


I wanted to try translating this but there’s too many kanjis I don’t know, and it’s an image so I can’t just copypaste them in a dictionary to check fast. And the text is too small for <text in an image> -> <normal text> converters to work properly. Here’s what I got:
Title:” The disturbing facts about Yamada Ryou(Kanrinin)’s past are being exposed”
“The picture above was taken a certain day on April two years ago. At the time, Yamada was a rookie  everyone had their eyes on as he colored the stage of Prism Shows. He had an unique presence which  allowed him to appealed to both long time fans and keep expending his popularity. ”
I can’t read the rest. It says something happened because he did an “obscene” show in a high class hotel, and that hotel being used for secrete meetings. And maybe something about a masked man.

I remember in one of the stream events, they greatly hinted at Yamada getting a Prism Show in Kinpri 2, or at least doing something very important.

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This seems to be documents investigating Kouji’s family? The part about Kouji is how he’s a member of the “idol group Over The Rainbow” and the son of general manager of the fashion brand Dear Crown and deceased member of the popular rock band Lucky Star.  I think the part about JO talks about what he was doing before joining Lucky Star and how he met Natsuko but can’t read it all. The last part is about how Kouji’s DNA matches 99.9999% with them, proving he’s their son. The water seems to suggest the scene is taking place in Jin’s giant jacuzzi, maybe it’s the new Schwarz Rose character investigating his enemies?

Someone with better Japanese than mine please try to translate.

So now the prism shows we know that happen are Louis doing Pride, probably at the very beginning of the movie, and Kouji, either fighting someone or alone.

Then other things that will in my opinion definitely happen are
Shin vs Louis
Jin vs Hijiri
Kazuki who got trained by Rei vs Alec

Then the other new Edel Rose boys need to do something too, and Taiga need to get a show during Prism King Cup too because he won the poll.
Then I still think Kakeru will betray Edel Rose at some point, then come back, and like Yamada they hinted during streams he’ll get a show so there’s that as well.

It’ll depend of how long the movie is.

Matsuura Mai launched a poll, group who wins will get something special for Valentine, last placing group will get something for White Day.
Hiro Kouji  Kazuki
Shin Leo Yukiinojou Yuu
Taiga Kakeru Minato
Louis Alec Jin

Voted for Schwarz Rose team because Jin

Director said the title is long so you could call it Kinpra instead, to differentiate from Kinpri, while still using the Kinpri hashtag for everything on twitter. I think I’ll just keep calling it Kinpri 2.

He also joked that maybe someday there will be something you could call Kinpro.

On January 16 he tweeted Kinpri 2’s storyboard is 3 times bigger than Kinpri 1’s.

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Persona 5 spoiler free review


I’m currently writing another post about my impressions on the story as this is a spoiler free review. There may be gameplay ideas spoilers though.

It was really fun, one of the best games I played. When I played Persona 4, I thought it was one of the best game I ever played, and this is much better than 4 on all points. Similarly to Pretty Rhythm, Persona 5 made me hit the maximum amount of happiness I can be regarding my hobbies. I also think Persona 5 is one of the coolest game ever, and it doesn’t even have mechs. Imagine if there was some. I hope Persona 6 has mechas.

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