Persona 4 Part #75 - 10/25//27/11
That's a thing!), Kanji's fears stem from being rejected for not conforming to Naoto's story is a meeting point of the “boy detective” trope and the . excuse ' real' queer issues while allowing a m/m romance divorced almost. message board topic titled "Persona 4 Max Social Link Answer Guide". Emperor: Kanji Tatsumi Fortune: Naoto Shirogane Just like real life, you can enter Intimate Relationships with the girls in Inaba. After obtaining a high enough Social Link with each girl, you will.
Which is true, and the series remains a breath of fresh air in many regards. Nonetheless, reading about a game that purports to be about breaking free from old values leaves me with one eyebrow firmly raised for one reason: And at first, the game seemed to live up to that hopeful premise. It all feels, ultimately, like lip service: As we head into this section, a question: Is this enough cultural context for you, TvTropes?
And up against those clear exaggerations the writers put something that many young people strive for, that they feel is their only option to reconcile how they feel and how they are perceived a fact that was agonizingly illustrated in American media not long agoand paint it explicitly as the wrong choice. Naoto has no independent will to her choices.
P4/G handles Kanji's and Naoto's issues terribly. (spoilers) - Persona 4 Golden - Giant Bomb
Naoto is a puppet of coding whose modes of thought are entirely dictated by the people who wrote her. She has no feelings to be hurt. I can point you to at least one 18 year old kid who took it pretty damn hard at the time, and I cannot imagine what it might have felt like for a Japanese teenager receiving the same message without even the distance of a different culture.
While this is on the surface true cultures on opposite ends of the world are different, you say? Putting aside for another the long shoujo tradition of characters who bend presentation while still expressing on some level heteronormative desire and traits a la Oscar from Rose of Versaillesand a longstanding cultural image blurring male homosexuality and femme presentation not unlike America in the 40s and 50ssensitive portrayals of trans characters have increasingly found key places in Japanese pop culture: To fall into this trap in a place where teenagers should have had identifiable characters to look to is a plain disregard of the potency that stories wield.
It's gonna be a Culture Festival to remember… Rise Fan: She's gonna take part in something like this!? Maybe I better think more seriously about saving a seat… Chie Fan: Look, Chie's entering too. She's actually pretty close to my type. Actually, I hear she has a lot of secret admirers.Persona 4 Arena: Kanji Tatsume (Alt. Ending)
Naoto's that boyish… girlish… whatever, right? You know, she's, uh… pretty cute, hehehe. Dude, you sound like a pervo when you laugh like that… B-But, to be honest… I think she's cute, too… Hehehe.
Are you free for lunch? I dunno why, but Chie asked us to come to the roof. She looked pretty serious… I wonder if something's happened.
Oh, and Kanji's coming, too. Yeah I thought that list had familiar handwriting. You wrote down our names without telling us, didn't you!? Why do you automatically blame me!?
I-I mean, if you don't wanna do it, you just say no, right? Like it was just a joke. We wouldn't be so pissed if we could do that! With Kashiwagi planning this year's event, even those who got entered by other people can't back out! Must've been something in the fine print I overlooked… So it was you! Hey… Do you want us to take part in the beauty pageant? I mean, you guys know how popular Yukiko is here.
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And on top of that, we have an idol and a Detective Prince. What's the point of having a beauty pageant if all these incredible heroines aren't going to take part!? So where do I fit in!? Hey, you want them to be in it too, don'tcha, Kanji!? I ain't interested in that stuff… Naoto-kun… Kanji-kun says that he really wants you to be in it.
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I-I didn't say nothing! You want them to be in it, right?
Dammit, Yosuke's the king of these prick questions where there's no good answer. He's my bro, so I'll back him up, but I have a sinking feeling there's going to be some kind of retribution for this. Ahh… I thought you might be a little jealous, not wanting me to show off to other guys.
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But I guess you're not that uptight. Hey… You guys are inching onto the bandwagon with Yosuke, aren't you? So long as there are people looking forward to seeing me, I might as well put on a show for 'em. Of course, there's no need to involve my agency in this. That's the way to go! Teddie's looking forward to it too. Actually, I think he was more excited than anyone. It was him who was pushing me to sign you all up. Ugh, so Ted's behind this too… We're in an awkward position… If we can't refuse, I suppose there's no sense in arguing the point… But it seems ill-fitting for someone like me to get up on stage… I wonder if there's any way I could take it up with the school authorities… I-I… don't think it's a problem at all.
I-I mean, just do it!
Dude… Looks like your blood's boiling even more than usual… Kanji is really bad at talking to girls.