Persona 4: The Animation (2011) s01e01 Episode Script

You're Myself, I'm Yourself

Welcome to the Velvet Room.
My, it seems we have yet another visitor with a rather unusual destiny.
My name is Igor.
Pleased to make your acquaintance.
My name is Margaret.
I will be supporting you on the journey that lies ahead.
This room lies between dream and reality.
Between mind and matter.
It can only be found by those bound to sign a certain contract.
It is likely that you, too, will soon sign said contract.
Fare thee well, until we meet again.
Glaciers of ideas importing to my friends then exporting to the next Keeping it open we want no closing Even without doughs our thoughts can be dope and This mind train no one can stop And act of thinking is terrible to stop We just wanna change up, not drop And my crew can rock it, like uprock Life is tedious, if it ain't flowing Copy and paste? Constant defaulting? Put my courage to it, begin showing off That's the way we wanna live Keep going Yeah What was so much of transparency Turned into bright expectation My instinct tells me to keep going together Going together It's breathtaking moments in life Addicted to it, minds craving more and more I'm believing you and I can do anything We can change the world Hey, sky's the limit, we can spread wings Through roadless travel, together we go Narukami! Tokyo Souvenirs Guess we're almost there.
We will arrive in Yasoinaba shortly.
Be sure not to leave anything in the train.
Yasoinaba.
Now stopping at Yasoinaba.
It's completely dead Hey! You're already here, huh? You look a lot more grown up than you did in your photo.
You sure have grown.
I kind of figured you'd barely be out of nappies, or something.
You don't remember me, huh? Geez You probably already heard from your mum, but I'm her little brother, Doujima Ryoutarou.
And this is my daughter, Nanako.
Go on, introduce yourself.
Hello What are you acting all embarrassed for? Ouch! Welcome to \h\h\h\hInaba Welcome to \h\h\h\hInaba Enka singer Hiiragi Misuzu-san and Inaba council secretary Namatame Tarou, recently married, have It must be pretty hard, having to come all the way out here because of your parents' situation.
I know you'll only be here a year, but let's make it a good one.
Right I need to go to the toilet.
Welcome! Can you go alone? Thanks a bunch! Are you travelling to somewhere? No, I just finished picking my nephew up.
He's moving here from a city.
I see.
Fill it up with regular gasoline.
Thank you.
Are you a high school student? Yeah We're looking for part-time workers.
How about it? Well There isn't a lot to do here for someone from the city.
You'll die of boredom if you don't find a job.
Have a think about it, anyway.
Pleased to meet you.
Yeah I better get back to work.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
Shall we get going? Are you okay? Feeling carsick? You don't look well.
No, I'm fine.
You're probably just tired after travelling all day.
Let's hurry home.
Tentative, but it's your welcome party.
Though this is all I could prepare.
Now, bottoms up.
From now on we're a family.
I will eat.
Make yourself at home.
Yes.
Good.
Now let's eat sushi.
Damn, at such a time.
It's Doujima.
Yeah.
I see.
I'll start soon.
I got it.
Sorry to leave so soon, eat without me.
Dad! I'm not sure when I'll be back.
Nanako, it rains.
I hung some laundry up.
I took it inside.
I see.
Then I'm going.
Doesn't your dad work as a detective? Yeah.
It's the usual.
He leaves when the phone rings.
And we'll give you your weather forecast after the break.
Special sales every day at Junes.
Please come, see and touch! Everyday young life, Junes.
Everyday young life, Junes.
Won't you eat? I'll eat.
I'm sure all of you already heard, but Narukami is moving schools.
His parents have been sent to work abroad, so So, a year here, starting today, huh? So you want to know the truth? A dream? Then catch me, if you can.
Who is that? Better leave him alone.
Hey, sit down already! Yasogami High School Let me introduce our new transfer student.
He came to this remote place from the seedy city like some turncoat soldier.
Hurry up and introduce yourself! I'm Narukami Yuu.
Hey, you little freak! You just made eyes to the girl by the window, didn't you?! Your name's going right on my shit list! Kiss goodbye to all the good will I've shown you so fa- Sensei? Can the transfer student sit here? Sit down! That's Morokin.
He's a total creep, huh? Yeah Shut up! Homeroom's starting! Fog? Well, that's all for today.
Regular classes begin tomorrow.
You better be ready! So, I watched that Midnight Television thing! And my one true love was that newscaster, Yamano.
Seriously?! Attention all students.
There has been an accident on campus.
Please stay calm, and What do you think they mean by an "accident"? Creepy Narukami-kun! Are you walking home alone? How about we walk with you? It seems kind of dangerous outside Okay I'm Satonaka Chie.
She's Amagi Yukiko.
Sorry to bother you like this.
Don't apologise, Yukiko! You make it sound like I'm being really rude.
I just thought maybe we could talk, and Um Satonaka-san? It was a really good movie.
Thanks.
See you later! Wait a second.
Hey, what's going on?! It's cracked! My Legend of the Holy Dragon! Sorry, it was an accident.
Can you wait until I make the money to pay you back? Are you okay? It's fine, Yukiko! Forget about Hanamura.
Let's go home.
Better leave him alone.
Here for a year, the reason being your parent's job I thought you had a rather painful reason.
Chie, that's rude.
Hey, Adachi! Pull yourself together, already! Am I going to have to send you back to the office? S-Sorry What a horrible case S-Somebody! I'm saved! Thanks! Your name's Narukami, right? I'm Hanamura Yousuke! Oh.
Pleased to meet you.
Hey, do you know this town's speciality? It's steak.
Not exactly high cuisine, huh? Though we are living in the country, after all.
If you want, I'll buy you some.
As thanks for helping me back there.
No, it's okay Go on! Are you free after school? I bet you've got loads of free time, seeing as how you've just transferred.
I've been there.
Count me in, too! We'll call it payback for yesterday.
Hey, what gives? This isn't steak! I don't have the money to pay for two meat dishes! I can't believe it! After I got my meat mouth ready and all.
What the heck is a "meat mouth"? A meat mouth is a meat mouth! The police have determined that the body they found is that of 27-year-old Mayumi Yamano, a local newscaster.
Yamano Mayumi-san After investigation, the Inaba police department has Hey, isn't that the incident that occurred yesterday? I can't believe a case like this is happening on our doorstep.
Maybe the culprit walks among us! Hey, cut that out! It's creepy I'm just kidding! Let's talk about something less depressing.
Oh yeah! Have you heard about that Midnight Television thing that everyone's been talking about? Midnight Television? Oh, that's the thing you're supposed to see when you stare at a blank TV, alone, at midnight on rainy nights, right? Yeah.
They say you see someone on the screen, and that that person is your true love.
It looks like it'll rain tonight.
Why don't we try it? I can't believe you're getting so fired up over immature nonsense like that.
I-Immature?! You know, that's probably why you can't get a boyfri- What did you say?! I'm sorry, I didn't mean it! Please let me go! Well, sorry I can't get a boyfriend! Ah! Konishi-senpai! Senpai! Ah, Hana-chan Working hard, I see.
Yep.
You don't look so good.
I'm just a little tired.
That's Konishi-senpai.
She's beautiful, isn't she? She's the owner's daughter to the fish shop in the district.
I see.
Did you think she was his girlfriend? I wish she were, though.
She seems to work here, too.
Hey, you're that transfer student, right? T-That's right He doesn't have many friends, you know.
Hana-chan's a nice guy and all, but he can be pretty annoying, can't he? No, not at all I'm only joking.
That's one brutal joke, Senpai.
I better get back to work now.
See you later.
Senpai! About what I asked you earlier Sure thing! I'll call you next time I'm free.
All right! What are you so excited about? Oh, I see A local high school student TV newscaster Yamano in unsolved death case We hear from the person who found the body How did you feel when you first saw the body? U-Um Have you seen anyone suspicious in this area? N-Not really That was our interview with the person who discovered the body.
It has recently come to light that the victim, Yamano, was engaged in an illicit relationship with a member of the city council.
Dad's fallen asleep He said that last night was another all-nighter.
It can't be helped.
It's his job Junes is thankful for its customers every day! Come, look and touch! Everyday young life Junes! I'm going to take a bath! Surely not I am thou Thou art I Thou art the one who will open the door What just happened?! Understanding Narrow-minded Expression Odd Knowledge Ignorant Courage Coward Diligence No self-confidence Diligence No self-confidence Knowledge Ignorant Understanding Narrow-minded Courage Coward Expression Odd What? Inside the television? Yeah Satonaka and I both saw a strange figure though.
Did you watch too, Yukiko? Midnight Television.
Remember me telling you about it a while back? No, I Sorry, I have to go.
Are you busy helping out at home? Yes, sorry I see.
Good luck, then! Anyway, it must have been a dream or something.
The TV would be too small to get into, even if you could.
What about if you tried it with a really big one? How about we test it on the huge TV in Junes? Just kidding! I can't believe we actually came.
It's fine! We were just thinking about buying a new TV anyway.
Maybe you can get me a discount? Not a chance.
Oh, the manager of this store is my dad.
I moved here from the city as well.
I guess it's been about six months.
Really? Having Junes here has made things more convenient, but it's totally killed the shopping district.
Hey, don't say stuff like that to my face! Talking behind people's backs isn't my style.
This is Hey, she really looks like Konishi-senpai, doesn't she? There are rumours going around the class, too.
That she was the person who found the body.
Really?! I guess that's why she wasn't at school today.
And why she didn't reply to my mail.
His hand's in the TV! What kind of an illusion is that?! A-Awesome! I think I can go further in.
What do you mean "in"? Crap! The shock's made me need to pee! What do you mean "pee"?! Crap! I'm going to wet myself! What are we going to do if people see?! I can't hold it in! Just hold on for now! Here! Come over here.
Don't pull me! Ouch! Where are we? Inside the TV, I guess.
No way! Hey, why are you so calm, anyway?! I guess the fact that I feel pain means this is real.
My butt is broken.
It was like that to begin with Where did we come from, anyway? I can't see any entrance! I can't see through all this fog.
W-What do we do?! I don't know! Don't ask me! Oh no I'm going back.
I'm going back right now! Going back? How, exactly?! What is that? Whatever that weird thing was, it looks like it's not following us.
What is this place?! What's with this? Yuck This poster What?! What?! My bladder's hit its limit! That's all?! Hey! Don't tell me you're doing it there! Hey, stop him, Narukami-kun! Why? I can't go if you're watching me! What?! I'm blaming you if I get cystitis! Leave me out of this! It's not like I want to watch, anyway! What is it?! What's wrong?! What is this? I should be asking you the same question! It spoke! Kuma is Kuma! I've been living here my whole life! What's with this guy?! I can't understand a word he says! Don't speak so loudly Anyway, you need to go back to where you came from! Use these and get out of here quickly! The Shadows The Shadows are! "Shadows" Why are you wearing glasses? Something's coming! They're here! What's going on? W-What are those? Satonaka! W-We're done for.
My legs won't move I are thou Thou art I They stopped? W-What is that? Open thine eyes and let thy power spring forth! Pe r so na.
Narukami Yeah Naked truth lies only if you realise Appearing in nobody's eyes 'til they sterilise Stop the guerrilla warfare to keep it fair Bro change your rage to a smarter greater cause You know the stake is high stardom is near Those who sympathised you die killers pass by Take this! Do not waste your time in hating flirting guys Use your might to AIs do justice to them all Now I face out I hold out I reach out to the truth of my life Seeking to seize on the whole moment to now break away Oh God let me out, can you let me out Can you set me free from this dark inner world Izanagi! Save me now last beat in the soul I-Incredible Per sona Is this my power? No time to waste, but make your pace It's okay to remove copy and paste I'm doing my way.
You do it your way Don't just follow your left, find the right way Stereotypes Too many hypes I'm the epitome of new types Having the fear is power to my soul Cuz I overcome them That's how I roll Expose your thoughts Don't be afraid of making mistakes Rules prevailing in That may be your greatest rival Believe in faith and your heart Your true soul Stop being in the shades Come on out in the open sun Beauty of the child of destiny Delightful days are rich with density of love Thorny path, there's no easy way for real bliss So I keep on fighting for beauty of destiny Yamano the newscaster appeared on Midnight Television.
Then I forgive you.
They're coming! The sensations you so craved! Stop it!