Fri 27 Jan 2012
Commie fansubs took their sweet time with the 15th episode of Persona 4. After finally getting around to watching the episode I can conclude that the reason for the delay is their computers repeatedly crashing during rendering due to the sheer amount of broswag. While the rest of the episode was pretty average and unremarkable, one scene in particular stood out and attained legendary status.
Narukami Yuu is arguably the most balla male protagonist this decade. In harem and harem-esque shows like this, I’ve always wondered why the male lead is usually such a wimp. Bakatest, Hayate no Gotoku, Fortune Arterial, Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi, Infinite Stratos, just to name a few series. Sure they sometimes develop as characters and turn out to be strong individuals inside, but they never seem to realize straight off the bat that a bunch of chicks are all over him and that he’s got that swagger that makes the ladies swoon. Narukami Yuu is a male lead that’s achieved self-actualization, breaking the chains that bind him to the Matrix of mediocre male leads and becoming the One.
Rise takes the gang clubbing during their school vacation and they quickly get drunk off non-alcoholic drinks, a-la Clone High. Now that the time is right and the plot device is in place, Persona 4 serenades us with some fan service. No, not the girls in lewd poses or anything like that, Persona 4 fanservices us with what it does best: playing with its characters. In a way, this scene summarizes the very reason Persona 4 is so watchable. I could care less about the formulaic action scenes, Persona 4‘s beauty is in its characters. The same is largely true for the game as well. So for this six minute scene, that’s exactly what Persona 4 gives us.
I mean, look at the expression on Narukami’s face! The “alcohol” conveniently removes each character’s inhibitions and allows the show to give us what we really want: pure hilarity.
Narukami’s swagger levels are through the roof. When he’s draws his king stick, he flips it up and does a fucking 360. Then he pulls a dart out, names “2″, and throws the dart and hits 2. All the little things make this entire scene is simply ridiculous and over the top. It’s PERFECT.