12 Days of Christmas – Day 2 – Long Live The King
When watching an adaptation of one of your favourite works, you’re always nervous about how it will handle all the most memorable scenes. Sometimes the show can do the original justice, sometimes the Disgaea anime happens. Going into Persona 4 The Animation, the scene I was most looking forward to was the King’s Game, being originally one of the funniest moments from the game. Of course it wouldn’t take too much effort to screw it up by accident, so it was also the scene that scared me the most. Luckily the show managed to take this event and make it even funnier, and it’s very interesting how they managed it.
Yu Narukami as a character is a shining example of how you can create something from nothing. He was never supposed to be an expressive person, having all his lines supplied by the player and everything. So the anime decided that they could have him do pretty much anything they wanted, and the result was behaviour like this. It’s not just the idea of a stoic character getting drunk and making a fool of himself, though that is hilarious. You get the feeling that Yu is drinking just because he wants to act like a total casanova and get away with it. That’s what separates him from characters like Yosuke, who always try to attract women and fail. I don’t often support harem endings, but if Persona 4 ever wanted to have one, I think I would have been okay with that. Only a character like this could accomplish something like that.
Posted on December 15, 2012, in 12 Days of Christmas, Blog Carnival, Persona 4: The Animation and tagged 12 Days of Christmas, anime, harem, Persona 4 The Animation. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.