Persona 4: The Animation (2011) s01e12 Episode Script

It's Not Empty at All

Welcome to the Velvet Room.
With your new bond, you have awoken to the Star Arcana.
Now then, your story is drawing toward its climax.
As such, I imagine several surprises are laying in wait for you.
Your fate is at a crossroad! If you fail to solve the mystery, your future may close before you.
No matter how thick the fog may appear, there is but one truth Defeat is not the only thing that can bring your story to an end.
You would do best to remember that! 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 Find him? Yeah! That's definitely him.
He's that way.
Rise, you have a better schnozzle than me! You're still wearing that thing? I feel more at home when I wear it on this side! I swear, you're one dense bear! VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST VOID QUEST What is this? A game? He said, "Catch me if you can", so he probably thinks of this as a game! Now I'm pissed! I sentence him to a kick to the face! That creep from the Midnight Channel is in here, isn't he? How dare he mumble a challenge with those beady, dead-fish eyes! He pisses me off! Anyway, let's get moving.
Aim for the ending.
All guys like games! And all girls like Kuma.
Perso-bear! UP! BURNING I've always wanted to do that.
Did I look awesome? Oh, dear, dear, dear! Coming from bearhind is a cowardly thing to do! Take this! Will Kuma be okay on his own? I think he'll be fine.
So, Chie and I were talking, and Oh, no, no, no! We think that guy who aired on Midnight Channel might be the killer.
We were thinking the same thing.
What do you mean? The suspect is a high school boy.
Take this! And this! After he killed Morokin, the police caught on to his trail.
And this! And then there was that program last night To top it off, his "catch me if you can" sounded awfully suspicious.
That guy came by my shop, once.
I was selling tofu and he came up to me and started talking.
I think he was ranting about how biker gangs can't do anything unless they're in a group.
But I'm not in a gang! He came up to Yukiko once, too.
He was by our school gate and called out, "Yukiko!".
Whoa, it's all coming together! So he escaped to the TV world when he realized the cops were after him? Makes sense But we still don't know so much, like why he targeted people who aired on TV.
We'll have to ask him personally.
Woot! We're finally going to get our guy! We just have to catch him! Yeah! We just need to catch him! He's as good as ours.
Are we done gathering together like this? Huh? Everyone's gone? Did they leave us bearhind? They're pretty heartless! Wouldn't you agree, Sensei? Oh, my, my! Sensei? What's with that? W-Who are you?! I am nothing and you are me.
Shut up! Isn't this the killer's voice? It was me! I did it! Say something! I feel nothing No one even suspected it was me.
Senpai, over there! That's why I did the third one in! I killed him! I don't care what an imposter like you has to say! Get out of my sight! You won't accept me, will you? I am a Shadow Damn, this just had to happen! Come to me.
I shall put your emptiness to an end.
Listen, listen, listen! I want to go to Yuki-chan's house! Parties! Traditional rooms! Hot springs! Yukata! Geisha! Mt.
Fuji! That sounds like fun, but maybe not today It's tourist season since it's summer and all.
So it's a no Maybe later.
Instead, why don't we go to Narukami's place? Oh, I want to go see Senpai's house! We can let Nanako-chan in on the fun.
Yeah, I'm sure she'd be delighted.
In that case, why don't we make her a feast? Senpai, are you good at cooking? S-Sure I guess.
Did you seriously forget about the whole school camping fiasco? Hey, I'm good at cooking, too! I'd like to cook for you, Senpai! Think you can best me? I just thought of a beary wonderful idea! We could have a cutesy cook off with rice omelets! I-Is that foie gras?! It's an absolute must if you want a special rice omelet.
It's certainly special I've got a bad feeling about this So the contest's between you and the three girls? Yeah, and Nanako will be the judge.
Since I'm bound to win, the contest is just for show, right? K-Kujikawa-san, enjoy boasting while you still can! I'll finish you off in one blow.
Whoa, it looks like the sparks are already flying! Huh? Come to think of it, where's Kuma-kun? Missy, you're beautiful! I'd like to try some.
I want you to cook some of that meat for me.
Oh, but I'd get in trouble! What's he doing? I couldn't! Huh? Where's Amagi? See, Yukiko's family suddenly called asking for help, so she had to rush back home.
What? For real? We should save the celebration party for later.
Yeah, that'd be for the best.
So our cook off is cancelled, too? And here I wanted to act all cutesy with everyone! So where'd these rice omelets come from? Yu-senpai made all of them.
That's Sensei for you! Can we start eating, Onii-chan? Yeah, eat up before it gets cold.
Well then, I'll just help myself! Let's dig in! Wow, this is good! Yeah, it's beary good.
It's about average.
Yeah, it's average.
Geez, you're talented! Seriously! You cool with this? Yu-senpai, it's just average, so the party's not picking up like it should.
I put wasabi in one of them.
Russian roulette rice omelets?! Geez! What would you do if you served it to Nanako?! Mine was okay.
Raise your hand if you got the spicy one.
Huh? Maybe they didn't notice Oh, geez This party's missing its zing.
We may have had to postpone our celebration party, but man, the case is actually closed Yeah, we caught the culprit.
We've been through a lot, but now we can return to our everyday lives.
I want to forget all of the icky stuff quick! I should go back to my world.
We're all going our own ways No, let's meet up again.
Yeah, sounds good.
Yeah, we just have to meet up again! Yeah! Sounds bearrific! What happened with the case after that? I haven't heard anything since Kubo got prosecuted.
It seems that everyone's forgotten about it, no one mentions it anymore.
I'm sorry.
The celebration party keeps getting postponed because of me.
It's okay, you can't help it.
Everyone's been busy in their own right.
I've got my hands full with my part-time job.
I should get going.
I have to run.
Yeah, see you later! Later! Her Inn must be busy.
It's great that everything's back to normal.
We never did get to go anywhere during summer vacation Yeah, that's too bad.
Let's go to the beach together next year.
Sound good, Narukami? Hey, Satonaka! Oh, I'm sorry.
That's right! Yu-senpai, you won't be here next year, will you? Right.
Oh, yeah! About that homework we got over summer STORE CLOSING DOWN Due to lack of business we're going to shut down.
Thank you for all of your years of support.
We wish you the best.
Sincerely, Marakyu Tofu Dude, is this legit? So the rumors that she'd moved were true Did Rise say anything to you? No, not a thing.
STORE CLOSING DOWN Due to lack of business we're going to shut down.
Thank you for all of your years of support.
We wish you the best.
Sincerely, Marakyu Tofu She hasn't been coming to our group meeting lately, so I thought something might be up.
The number you have dialed is currently not in service.
Women sure are scary! I can't believe she took off without telling us! I'm sure she had her reasons No, it just goes to show we were the only ones who thought we were friends.
Let's go! We keep meeting over those murders, but there's nothing to talk about.
Is that right? Sometimes I think talking and trying to be all nice is exhausting.
You're like a couple that's grown bored of each other.
Moron! I was seriously asking for advice here! What the hell?! Sorry, my bad.
There they are! What are they doing? Studying for my tests.
Narukami, aren't you going to borrow Amagi's notes? Let's hurry on over.
But What, is something bothering you? I'll pass You're such a weirdo.
Hey! Onii-chan No one comes over anymore.
Wouldn't it be nice if they dropped by to play sometime? Sorry, but I'll pass on today's meeting.
Chie Yukiko said she can't make it either.
No one's coming over? Sorry, man, but I have work.
What do you think Kuma's up to? Don't you want to go back inside the TV? I'm done with that! More importantly, we should seriously start thinking about college and stuff.
What're you going to do about entrance exams and stuff? I haven't decided Are you going to be okay? Shouldn't you start thinking about that now for when you go back to your old school? I have to get back to work.
Later! Why?! I have nothing Is that a shadow? Everything is "nothing".
What's it doing here? Friendship is an illusion.
You are on your own.
You are empty! Persona! M-My Arcana! You have no bonds.
Persona! You have nothing at all.
Persona! You're just like me.
Stop it You're wrong! I can't hang on Yu! Yu! Give me your hand! That's right! I am Yu! Yu! Are you okay? Thank you, Yosuke.
Narukami-kun! Senpai! Sensei, welcome back! Thank goodness you're okay.
Senpai, are you all right? Yeah, now let's get him.
Persona! UP! BURNING Not again! You can't hit the shadow until you destroy its outer shell.
Sweet! There he is! He's rebuilding his defences! Not on my watch! Senpai, now's your chance! Go for it! Please, Narukami-kun! Hit him nice and hard! You're up, Sensei! I'll let you take the juicy scene! I am not empty! Makami! King Frost! High Pixie! Jack o'Lantern! Yamata no Orochi! How many Personae does he have? Leanan Sidhe! Rakshasa! Ara Mitama! Izanagi! Who the hell are you guys?! We're here to catch you.
The police are after you for killing Morokin on top of the other two murders.
Are you the killer behind all these cases? That's right! It was me! I killed them all! It was me! His Shadow vanished.
What's going on? He's gone the bastard It's all over now.
About Kubo I hear he confessed to everything, so all the cases are officially closed.
When asked why he did it, he said he wanted to stand out.
That's horrible! It's not like having a good reason would make it better, but that's too much Let's leave the rest to the cops.
Yeah, that's all we can do now.
Our job here is done My world will be peaceful once more.
We've sure been through a lot Like stud hunting.
Bang! Will you ever let that drop? My Shadow did that, remember? Speaking of which, what was it like for you, Yu-senpai? Nothing happened.
Really? Sensei really is one of a kind.
Oh, yeah.
I guess we're done summoning our Personae, huh? Do you think this will be our last time meeting up like this? No, let's meet up again.
You bet we will! It's summer break, so it's only natural to hang out! We're already friends.
Yay! Hey, let's hold a wrap party.
Sounds good! We can celebrate solving the cases.
Let's go all-out and party! This is amazing! Let's dig in! Let's start with the one Yukiko made.
What gives? It tastes empty I feel like I bit into raw wheat gluten I-It's just too refined for you! Your rice omelet is good.
Nanako-chan Mine's up next.
W-Well? Yup, it's nasty! It's good, too! Nanako-chan! Oh, yeah, totally.
This is definitely "nasty".
I thought you were gonna defend me, not attack me! Well, let's give Rise-chan's a shot.
I just know mine has hers beat.
Yukiko! Down in one blow! It-It's too sophisticated for kids! Honestly, you're a bunch of kids! It's spicy, but it's still good.
Nanako-chan In the end, yours was definitely the best.
You mean Onii-chan's? It's really good! I've never had a rice omelet like this before.
They were all good, but Nanako likes Onii-chan's the best.
Really? I'm glad.
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 It's about time I headed back to my side.
Are you going away somewhere? Yeah, since they kept their promise.
Could you stay if you made a promise with me? A promise with you? Promise you'll come play with me! Nana-chan! Pinky promise! If I lie, stick a thousand needles in my eye.
It's a pinky promise! Say, Yu? You know how the shopping district is holding a festival? What do you say we all go together? Sure, that sounds good, Yosuke! You just called my big brother Yu! What? What? What's going on? None of your business! Come on, tell me! Give me some space! But we're friends! Don't use words you just learned! Have you heard of the New Feather Man? I'm trailing him.
Kuma got on a bus You got a girl? She's got a kid?! Well, I'm off.
I'm the mysterious detective, Loveline!