So this week on Megaten Monday we finally get some answers from everyone’s favorite stoic little badass.
He would give them a fair chance to back out. It’s kind of sweet really.
After everything you guys have seen, your still so doubtful….
Aren’t you the one that wanted to know everything? What do you mean “Don’t need to know?”
And then we could just twiddle our thumbs forever. Isn’t this really what Maya’s quest was from the very beginning? Even before meeting the Joker. she wanted to know about the Deja Vu Boy.
Well regardless as you continue through the dungeon eventually the party will stumble across Tachan standing by a crystal clear spring. At the bottom you can probably find Aeris.
So here we find ourselves in one of Nanjo’s flashbacks.
Seems for some reason or another the whole group was meeting up.
Ooooh It’s graduation day, looks like they were supposed to be seeing Nate off (or Eriko if you played her route).
Like fighting zombies, ice monsters, stomach personas, drama queens, and living in a dream…….Fortunately she didn’t say great memories, just memories.
To work on her modeling career. A Japanese girl that can handle modeling in England is pretty impressive.
Right a few cards and letters and long distance calls….
Then there’s this gut who just doesn’t ever change.
But that’s the only way we’ll ever meet again. Period.
Then I’ll surely never have to see Brad or Mark ever again.
How do even determine that? I mean who judges who the number one man in the world is?
And with that Nanjo and Matsuoka drive off into the sunset.
Could you please maybe explain to the rest of the class the guidelines on that cause I’m really curious.
The path your taking shouldn’t even be considered possible let alone easy. I mean again how can you even begin to achieve something like that?
So subconsciously he wasn’t sure he could meet his goal before meeting the party. I can’t really blame him too much though the general knowledge that men like Katsuya exist would bolster anyone’s belief that they could be the number one man in the world.
Very good then sir.
And he’s still giving them an out. Tachan is so cute, I’m pretty sure he’s really just worried about this experience being painful for them. And especially Maya.
The next series of flashbacks we see is from Tachan’s pov. Starting with a classic argument between Eikichi and Lisa.
Who’s emblem whould he have worn then hmmm?
There you have it, that is the epitome of their petty relationship. Though he is right, it was her idea to summon Joker. Eikichi just wanted Tatsuya to join his band.
Ouch. Like she could do anything about it on her own.
Right you just wanted to selfishly make someone else fall in love with you, which is why you summoned the Joker. Ick.
And it starts….
This is how her and Eikichi are throughout most of Innocent Sin.
Of course the best thing about their rivalry is that they exchange low blows that are all perfectly legit.
New nicknames in situations like this are never a good thing….
And thus Lisa’s in game name was changed to Ginko for the rest of the story. Ouch.
Lisa of course hates it, but it stuck anyways….
And that’s when Maya and Yuki re-enter…..
Of course it’s interesting because at that point we didn’t have any idea really what any of their dreams actually were.
Their first meeting was kind of rocky and resulted in the principal jumping from the clock tower.
I don’t exactly remember how that came about, but I’ll chalk it up to Maya being unnaturally curious.
Oh that’s right! That is in fact partially correct Maya was indeed investigating the Joker, but not murders since that wasn’t a part of it yet.
The principal didn’t actually even have to die in IS, you could spread a rumor that he survived the fall from the clock tower.
You have to give him a little slack Tachan, your brother is a little lotta bit slow.
As he said last week “I’m not your little brother.”
The fact that he can admit such a thing with such a straight face is a truly impressive feat.
Are you sure? I mean just cause you don’t hear the theme music doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
Yeah with everything Nanjo’s seen he has the least reason to doubt that of anyone here.
Our next series of flashbacks shows Sudou’s ugly mug. I never really wanted to look at this guy again.
He’s way too screamy villain for me. Kind of like Kefka if you made him annoying beyond all rhyme or reason.
And he’s actually slightly more insane then in this world which is a pretty impressive feat.
Kind of interesting shift in the poles don’t you think. Kegare is everything negative in people and hopes and dreams are the positives….
Only one of which was spared from that this time, due soley to Tatsu’s tireless efforts.
That’s exactly right.
Which we know because he didn’t have facial scars in this world until after the blimp.
Well Maya, Maya’s a really special case because of what happened to her on the other side.
Like I said special.
Which is what I’ve been telling you….
And there’s Tatsu clamming up again.
And that’s why he’s been telling you for the last forty hours not to be involved.
Like the end of the world as we know it…
Because he really shouldn’t be alone in this (no matter how incompetent the team is).
The next scenario starts with Jun waking up from Jokerdom.
With horrible memories all over the place about the atrocities he’s committed.
That’s always been my fave Eikichi face. 🙂
He only plays with it every four seconds.
I love how in the flashbacks as the ‘silent protaganist’ they still keep Tatsu’s dialogue very reserved.
The day the shrine burned down?
and according to Love Hina and Golden Time childhood promises are like signing a contract with Ursala. Stuck for life.
I love that Maya was seriously carrying this flower around with her. You know just in case.
The closest meaning I could find on this particular genus of flower is “Congratulations on your success.” It makes me wonder if she was carrying an alternate that meant “Fool wallow in your defeat or something akin.”
And another Jun freak out fit.
Oooh that can only mean one thing.
Yep. It’s ‘him’.
You don’t have to make excuses for him being weak you know.
were not all being manipulated.
And the ‘masquerade’ was what Joker’s association was called.
That’s the naivety of children at work.
Actually Eikichi and Lisa did it, Tatsuya and Jun were adamantly against it.
Which is why Maya subconsciously is afraid of fire.
Conveniently, though both Lisa and Eikichi started to remember and kept their damned mouths shut about it.
That is kind of the point…
Finally an intelligent question from Mr Detective.
Which is in fact why it was so easy to manipulate Jun in the first place.
And that is an awful lot of chaos to dish out.
Do people usually travel to alternate dimensions because things were rosy?
At what should be the last memory spring.
Are you trying to provoke him?
Oh yeah….I almost forgot about that.
I love Lisa jumping immediately to defensive.
This whole thing made me soooo angry in IS the first time through.
The strong being people like the party and like Yuki who didn’t give in and the weak being people like the members of the masquerade.
Hearts should always be in some form of conflict though it’s human nature.
Who the heck wants to be a perfect existence. Charlie put it perfect when he said “Let me be surprised”
I love that he can’t even pull of angry at the moment. Tatsu seems more disappointed then anything.
Which means to say “I can act.”
And thus the chaos who crawls up to you with a smile stabs Maya with the spear of longinus.
I was heartbroken watching this scene the first time.
And even though I don’t like Lisa it just got more painful the more I watched.
And know she’s willing to seek answers.
Of course Philemon ignores her to speak instead to Nyarly…
Yeah we all know this one from Evangelion.
I really wanted one of the party to grab said spear and stab him in the face with it.
Maya shares her last few words with the party….
While Tatsuya translates….
Of course his dream involves her soooo…..
He still makes me think of Kotetsu cracked out.
And the world ended.
Good then hurry up and forget.
What do you think Sherlock?
Like a whole city on the back of a turtle…
We created a whole new world. Which in retrospect had to be really interesting, I mean it was made on their thoughts. How many little third world countries are missing and how many places are filled with nothing but stereotypes….
That would be this
Of course they wouldn’t just stay there “Forget me and move on” Earth to Maya, there’s nowhere to move on. There’s no more anything but Sumaru city.
Because that’s what was supposed to happen.
Because they became part of this side, melding completely with their new selves.
Because they wouldn’t have any reason to.
A paradox being a piece that doesn’t fit properly, something that doesn’t make sense. like when you run into a math equation that has x as a variable. It’s something that doesn’t actually belong there.
But now two of you remember….
Like that’s going to happen. These people are way to nosy for that.
See already playing that card.
Which is funny since I don’t think the children were at fault in the first place. Heck none of this would have ever occurred if Katsuya hadn’t left Tatsu at that shrine.
Cause your a very cute very gullible boy with a poor sense motive check.
Like I could forget…
And all was right with the world. Just like that.
He really is too hard on himself.
Like you’ve been trying to push them away from forty hours they’ve been trying to pull you in just as long. Might as well just accept it.
Oh because our party is full again….
I think they should appreciate him more honestly.
Become the number one man in the world of course.
I recommend putting straight jackets on everyone in the city. It’ll keep them from hurting themselves and others….
I finally have acquired my own Tachan again! I’ll miss Nanjo though.
Your the one who wanted answers….
The same way we’ve found everything else!
So it looks like next week we’ll return to see what perils there are on the way to Torifune! Ciao!