My Journey in to Persona 4 animation: Ep 5

Topic started by metalsnakezero on Nov. 3, 2011. Last post by Daroki 2 years, 11 months ago.
Post by metalsnakezero (675 posts) See mini bio Level 16
I like balls!
I like balls!

I did question how the adoption was going to handle some of the social link arcs. However, I wasn't expecting them to make it this short.

With Ai Ebihara Moon social link, it was a nice twist to introduce her in the beginning when Yu joins the basketball team. Just like the game, she is pushy ice queen who falls for Ichijo, but only to feel rejected when Kou tells Yu that he likes Chie (Good choice :D). From here the show takes a interesting twist with her arc where Ai only uses Yu as a stand in for a boyfriend and after understanding her situation, with a small slapping fight with Chie, comes to terms with what she needs to do to make people like her. This was the route I took in the game since it made Ai a interesting person when it didn't involve falling for the main character to solve her issues.

While Ai's arc want pretty well I can't say the same for Kou's arc as it was just a few lines of dialogue and resolved pretty quickly. What they should had done was split it up and have it pop after every social link episode to better develop Kou. Also will they do something Daisuke Nagase? You see what makes the Strength social link interesting is the bonding of Kou, Daisuke, and Yu and we don't really build on that here. Maybe they will come back to this later on but I just hate to see it end here.

As someone who has seen the Japanese version of the game, it nice to listen to Itou Kanae fully voice Ai as she does a good job playing pushy character with that voice of hers. Daisuke Ono also does a good job with Kou with a nice cheerful voice which is a interesting contrast to his other roles (One involving throwing vending machines). We also get to see the anime original character, Aika Nakamura for a few seconds which is a bit odd as it didn't lead up to anything but hey I get to hear Aoi YĆ«ki :D Also missed opportunity for the ramen scene on the roof, should had been longer.

Despite some issues, the episode held up well for what it did. Next week we have the Kanji arc with a splash of Nanako Golden week. So least get bent! Investigation team, GO!

Highlights

Seriously dude, you need to build your diligence some other way!
Seriously dude, you need to build your diligence some other way!
Nice moves Yosuke
Nice moves Yosuke
Galactic slap!
Galactic slap!
Post by Count_Zero (344 posts) See mini bio Level 20

I agree with your thoughts on this episode - though I'll also add that we see a slightly snarky side of Yu in this episode - Yu's ringtone for Ebihara is the Moderato from Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 - which is also universal musical shorthand for the Drama Llama.

Post by Daroki (86 posts) See mini bio Level 9

@Count_Zero said:

I agree with your thoughts on this episode - though I'll also add that we see a slightly snarky side of Yu in this episode - Yu's ringtone for Ebihara is the Moderato from Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 - which is also universal musical shorthand for the Drama Llama.

It's also used as the death theme from Catherine, which if you're aiming at people who love Atlus' games is a wise choice as well.

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