Persona 4: The Animation (2011) s01e10 Episode Script

Real Me Doesn't Exist

Welcome to the Velvet Room! The destiny that awaits you this time is- That's- Dear Guest, a threat unlike any other is imminent.
You will undergo a terrible ordeal.
One so horrible, that the strength behind all of your Arcana combined may not be enough to stop it.
I shall pray for your safe return to us.
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 Maru-Q! I'm a spring flower blooming into a high school idol.
I'm Risechi! This time I'm going to take on a surprising challenge! S-tr-ip-ping! S-tr-ip-ping! S-tr-ip-ping! S-tr-ip-ping! Stri- Risechi! Show It! Daring Challenge! Peel a layer off that ripe fruit! It's a young lady at her best and tastiest!!! I'm so embarrassed! But if I'm going to do it, I'd like to be bold and take it all off! Stay tuned! Hello? She said "strip", right? Right?! Yep.
Really? This is getting crazier each time! Calm down.
Heh? Y-Yeah It looks like her other self is going haywire.
Do you think Rise's in the TV right now? I'm sure of it.
So we couldn't stop him.
We even figured out the killer's target! Let's go tomorrow.
Yeah, got it.
Huh? Kuma? What's wrong? You were having fun and forgot all about me.
You abeardoned me Did you feel lonely? I got bored and became a gloomy bear.
That crap aside- What are you calling "crap"?! I'm just a lame bear that doesn't know squat about himself Stop rolling around! I'm still clueless! And no one comes to see me.
Kuma, we need to- I tried to cry since I was so lonely, but I couldn't! When I'm alone I start to think, but then I get lonelier! We'd never forget about you.
We think of you sometimes.
You're welcome to check this stud out anytime.
Sure, you got it! I wish we could taboo that topic.
Kuma, is Kujikawa Rise in here? Kujikawa Rise? Rise's here? I can smell her very clearly.
Isn't this like one of those clubs around hot springs and inns? Kujikawa Rise S p e c i a l g u e s t N-Not by my inn! Aw, damn it! I can barely see.
Kanji, you still don't have any glasses! Oh! I totally forgot.
Aren't these kind of out there? Y-You look great! Hey, Kuma! Why the hell did I get stuck with these?! Oh, dear me! You don't like them? Hell no! I'm somehow excited.
So this is what it's like inside.
Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome! Let me guide you through this dazzling world.
There are so many Risechis.
Wow! I've seen them all! She wore that in her third photo album! It's show time for Risechi's Dynamite Body! Oh, and that cheerleader outfit is from her second album! Thanks for the wait.
Thanks for the wait.
Thanks for the wait.
Thanks for the wait.
Risechi! Shut up! I'm going to bare everything for you today.
What? You think that's a joke? Okay, okay.
Just wait and see if it's the truth or if it's a lie! This is the real me.
This is the real me.
This is the real me.
This is the real me.
W-Was mine like this? That's brutal These are the feelings that Rise has been repressing.
No one has seen the real me.
Talk about a dead audience.
Maybe I should bring in our special guest! What guest? Today's guest is Kujikawa Rise-chan! Stop it.
Cut it out! Rise! They're here! Dear guests, please mind your manners and refrain from touching the dancers.
Glasses, my glasses! My glasses, my glasses- Persona! BURNING UP! Let's finish this quick! It repelled our attacks! Then we should try physical attacks.
Jeez, there's no end to them! No, this isn't You just want people to look at you.
Look! Look! Come on! Come and see my true self! Stop it! This isn't the real Don't give me that! So who's the real you? Well? Who's the real you? The real me Damn! Where are my glasses? Is this what you're looking for? Not shabby! They're going down.
BURNING UP! Persona! Damn it! Sorry for the wait! Come on, come on, come on! Dude, he's awesome! He's like a bulldozer! Now tell me! Who's the real Rise? I'm the real Rise.
I don't know! What is the real me?! I am the real Rise.
You are me, and I am you.
No! No, you're not! I'm sick of playing the flirt girl and putting on a fake smile! Watch closely and see the real me.
the real me.
the real me.
No, you aren't.
Don't say it! You are not me! Here it comes! That's it! I am a Shadow! Your true self.
What's going on? Rise! Narukami senpai? Satonaka, Amagi! Protect Rise! You got it! Right! Izanagi Izanagi Fool Strength: Reasonable Izanagi Great with Zio Okay~ Mudo won't work Jiraiya Strength: So-so I see you! Mage Great with Garu Strong against Garu Got it TakeMikazuchi Strength: Totally Strong Emperor Great with Physical Attacks Resistant to Geo Perfect! Kuma-kun, watch over her.
Oki-doki! Konohana Tomoe Strength: Decent Sakuya Strength: Not Bad High priestess Chariot Great with Physical Attacks You're so transparent! Great with Agi She dodged? Don't tell me that light was scanning our Persona's attacks.
Weak against Garu Begin Analysis~ Begin Analysis~ Weak against Bufu Weak against Agi Weak against Zio Analysis complete Weak against Garu Analysis complete Analysis complete Analysis: Complete! Analysis complete Time to counterattack! Fire! M-Master! Guys! Narukami senpai? That hit you hard! Damn it! Here's another round! I-I gotta do something.
I have to help, but what can I do? I can't do anything! I'm no help at all! Take that! Talk about being lame! I think it's about time I got rid of you.
Crap! Are we going to die? Kuma, take Rise and run.
I-I can't! I can't abandon everyone.
I don't want to wind up all alone again! Goodbye, forever.
Stop it.
That's enough! Cut it out! Annoying wretch! You wanna go first? Kuma! W-Why'd I take the front? Can't Analyse! Scan Mode W-What the hell?! What's with this high energy reading? Isn't this kind of bad?! Just look at these levels!! What's going on?! My body's moving on its own.
S-Stay back! Don't do it! Kuma! It's misfiring! Kuma! Diligence Strong Knowledge Informed Expression Persuasive Understanding Generous Courage Brave Courage Brave Understanding Generous Diligence Strong Knowledge Informed Expression Persuasive Damn moron, acting all crazy! Was I a helpful bear? You were more than helpful! You saved our lives.
Yeah! You're really amazing.
I don't mind flirting with you.
Kuma-san You protected me I know how much it hurts to not know who you really are.
But don't stress over it by yourself.
Let's figure it out together.
Kuma We have Sensei and the others, too.
I'm sorry I put you through this.
Don't push yourself.
I wonder how long it's been since someone's said that.
I'm sorry.
I desperately fought to figure out which one was the real me.
But no amount of searching could help me.
There is no "real me" to be found.
There's no real me? You, Risechi and everyone, you're all part of me.
What's this? It's your Persona.
A Persona? Hey! No fair! She passed out.
I can't blame her.
Even we can't stand on our feet anymore.
True enough.
Yeah Anyway, let's go.
I'm worried about Kuma- There is no true self? The true self? Who's that talking? What the hell?! That's Is that Kuma's other self? Why does this feel so strange? Such foolishness! The truth is perpetually shrouded by fog.
I am a Shadow, the true self.
Even if you grab onto something, you will never have the means to verify if it is true or not.
What the hell?! He's going to pull us in! In that case, why bother seeking the truth? KUMA! How do you find something when you do not know what it is? Searching for the truth will only bring you suffering.
What do you mean?! I shall impart upon you one truth.
You are all going to die here.
Senpai? Yeah? Hold Himiko down so she doesn't get pulled in.
Himiko? She's my Persona.
Izanagi! BURNING UP! Persona! Himiko! Mr.
Kuma? Unidentified Object Mr.
Kuma There's something else in there besides Kuma-san! What is it? Unidentified Object Mr.
Kuma? It's no use.
The fog's keeping me from analyzing it.
W-Where's this? It's here! You will vanish into nothingness here.
W-What the hell?! No! You were nothing to begin with.
Nothing?! You have no "lost" memories.
Your existence is nothing more than a mere- I'm not listening! I'll find the answer by myself.
There is no answer.
I'll look anyway! I may be hollow, but I'm not a useless bear! I don't want to disappear.
I don't want to leave Sensei and my friends! You would put yourself through more anguish in your quest to find answers? Your choice is incomprehensible.
Kuma? Found it! It's just below his chest.
This is it! I can't hold on! Izanagi! It stopped Kuma! Kuma, are you alive? Wh-What the heck?! What happened to my beloved coat? At least he isn't about to keel over.
I never thought that Kuma was suppressing a part of his heart, too.
Huh? I don't know who I am.
I had a feeling that there might not be any answers.
But I'm still here! I'm still alive! And I'm with you.
Rise! Let's search for our answers together.
Kuma, you aren't alone.
Sensei! Sure! We'll help out with your hunt for answers.
Everyone! I'm such a lucky bear! A Persona? I have my own Persona? I feel immense power coming from it.
Isn't that great, Kuma-san? You can just call me Kuma, Rise-chan.
This is close enough.
Get some rest.
But Kuma isn't resting up.
I'm going to beary myself in training until my coat grows back.
I'd like you to go wait for my grand revival! And again! You'll be begging for my help! I'm glad I came to this town.
Huh? There's something I can do I have a place where I belong.
How so? I'm going to help you hunt the killer! Okay.
Let's give it our all, Yu-senpai! May I make this my special place? 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 Aren't you the one treating it like it's a game? Just what I'd expect of Junes's prince.
I'll finally get to enjoy my sweet teens! They've apprehended the suspect? This is awesome! I'm amazing!