Persona 4 (ep 2): YOSUKE ;___;
SO PERFECTION CAN BECOME EVEN MORE PERF-
UHM. Uh. cough. PERSONA 4 THE ANIMATION EPISODE 2 <3
This weeks episode is mainly focused on Yosuke. Yu and the gang, not knowing what the mysterious midnight channel is about, start to put some of the pieces together. Namely, when the object of Yosuke’s affection, Saki, turns up dead. Everyone is shaken up by this, and they start to realize the people they see in the television might just be the next victims.
And because of this dear friends, we get AN AWESOME ARC THAT IS AWESOME! Seriously! can I tell you how refreshing it is to go from nobody being developed straight to wow, it’s only been two episodes and already I’m loving these characters? Not to mention the animation even seemed to have improved, the bearded coffee look actually not so obvious this episode. And I like everyone. Fffff
So Yosuke, Yu, and Chie decide the Midnight Channel has something to do with Saki’s death, and they decide to check it out. Of course they get the brilliant idea to tie a rope to themselves (Yosuke and Yu) while Chie holds it. WHICH DOES NOTHING! So after it does nothing Yosuke and Yu are wandering around and the little critter from before, who’s name is Teddy incidentally, and they convince him they weren’t the ones who sent people into the midnight channel. So they begin to wander around and look for clues.
And what they come across is well….they come across a stream of Saki’s consciousness. Turns out Saki hated Yosuke, and herself. Yosuke’s family’s business Junes wrecked her family’s liquor store, and because she worked at Junes her father hated her. She only even put up with Yosuke because he was the managers son. Yosuke doesn’t want to believe it, and he wants to believe it less when a vision of himself appears saying he didn’t like himself either, and he only wanted to date Saki because he was so bored in the town. He continues to repeat things from Yosuke’s psyche and making Yosuke extremely upset- this vision is a dark form of Yosuke. Shadow Yosuke.
Because Yosuke refuses to listen to him, the form twists into a shadow itself!
Yu’s persona Izanagi begins to do battle with this form of Yosuke’s and Yosuke struggles to accept what this monster says, and rejects it completely.
Then finally after a fierce (AND TOTALLY FUCKING AMAZING OMG IT WAS SO AWESOME I COULD BARELY SCREENCAP IT FOR IT’S AWESOME IT WAS JUST SO GOOD I KEPT WATCHING GUYS THIS SHIT IS SO FEROCIOUSLY AWESOME WHY ARE YOU NOT WATCHING WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY) battle, Yosuke finally accepts that this dark form of himself is actually speaking his feelings, he just felt so ashamed he didn’t know how to accept it. So Yosuke accepts this form and because of it, his shadow form becomes his persona!
On that note, my impression is
OH MY GOD
DO YOU SEE IT
THERE ARENT EVEN BOOBS AND I WANT
OH MY GOD
GO WATCH THIS SHOW NOW DO IT
FUCKING DO IT