Nevertheless, I suddenly got the urge to run down a list of the leading men of Japanese entertainment and giving my two cents on them. This list is by no means complete, and skews heavily towards the good looking actors rather than the acclaimed thespians. If you feel like giving a shout out to a J-actor you love but I neglected to mention, feel free to add them in the comments section. What I love the most about Japanese leading men is that they are all so very different from each other, both in onscreen presence and acting styles. Kimura Takuya The Crown Prince of Japanese entertainment, with a twenty-year career spanning idol pop and serious acting. No one even comes close to his stature, name recognition, and all-around belovedness. SMAP is still going strong, releasing an album last year with sold out concert tours and variety shows that are still popular.

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Unexplained murders have taken place in the small town, where bodies are found dangling from television antennas and their cause of death being unknown. At school, he quickly becomes friends with Yosuke Hanamura, the somewhat-clumsy son of the manager of the local Junes megastore; Chie Satonaka, an energetic girl with a strong interest in martial arts; and Yukiko Amagi, a calm and refined girl who helps out at her family’s inn. Kanji Tatsumi, a male delinquent who has a talent for feminine hobbies; [15] Rise Kujikawa, a former teen idol trying to find her identity who moves to Inaba as a transfer student; [16] and Naoto Shirogane, a young female detective investigating the case with the local police who wears masculine clothing and presents herself as male due to fear of rejection.

Yosuke, Chie, Yukiko, Kanji, Rise, and Teddie one by one come to accept the parts of their psyches they rejected, which manifest as giant Shadows in the TV world, allowing them to wield Personas whilst each joins the group in turn.

Persona 4 is an Urban Fantasy Role-Playing Game Spinoff of the popular Shin Megami Tensei JRPG franchise (specifically, the Persona sub-series), made by Atlus for the PlayStation 2, and released in July in Japan and November that same year in North America, with a European release following suit in March You are an Ordinary High-School Student moving to the rural town of Inaba for.

She is very idealistic and wants to inspire her students and help them graduate high school. Since the age of 7, when her parents died, Kumiko has been living with her grandfather, who is the head of an influential Tokyo Ninkyo group. Despite this strange upbringing and the bizarre mannerisms she has picked up from it like her use of yakuza slang and a habit of running from the cops when she sees them, Kumiko is a good-hearted girl who has a strong faith in her students even when they think the world is against them.

Her belief in them and her combat skills help her earn their respect. They give her the nickname “Yankumi,” something she greatly likes. It is also revealed that she is attracted to men in a fundoshi ; going into a trance when she saw Shin in one. In the SP manga, Yankumi finally returned Sawada’s feeling after Sawada saved her from a gang of bikers. A running gag for the drama series is that with each new series almost everyone has completely forgotten she is next in line to run the yakuza, even when asking a fellow teacher from a previous series he replied only with a puzzled look on his face.

Another running gag is in the beginning of each new series, she is shown incapable of teaching unless she is teaching the delinquents of the school and, more often than not, scaring her students with her unusual behavior. Kenichi Suzumura Japanese ; Kevin T.

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Edit Yukari’s deceased father, Eiichiro Takeba , worked for the Kirijo Group while they were conducting Shadow research. He was opposed to the idea of bringing about the Fall , a stance that caused him to be killed by Mitsuru’s grandfather. These events created most of the problems that SEES is forced to overcome. Yukari’s mother dealt with the pain from the loss of her husband by dating numerous shallow boyfriends and essentially abandoned her daughter, annoying Yukari.

Yukari and her mother even had to move multiple times, just to get away from the backlash of blame and vitriol for Eiichiro being held responsible for the deaths of many Kirijo Group researchers as he was in charge of the research team, even though the details of Eiichiro’s role were not entirely clear and there were all sorts of rumors.

Growing up in the 80’s, I was always fascinated by driving. Especially since my Dad sported the racing gloves and drove a stick shift Corola throughout the decade. Therefore, naturally, I wanted to be just like him. I knew that wasn’t going to happen until I became an adult, which was a.

A scene in Golden has the two of them sharing an Umbrella of Togetherness. The trope has explicit romantic connotations, but this is the very same scene where Kanji gets very flustered over the idea of doing the same thing with Naoto, his long-time crush, and says that they “would be just like a couple” if they did so You have way too many chances to hit on him, more than some girls actually. During the school festival, if you sit in the men’s table, Yosuke has to sit besides the girls, so Yosuke asks “If you could date one of us, who would it be?

He blushes Yeah, I know. Seriously, the game just gave you the freedom to choose the Gay Option. It’s possible to have a dream where the MC runs through a field while being chased by Yosuke. They’re both laughing cheerily, and the dream will make MC feel close to Yosuke and gain points toward their Slink.

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Down the Rabbit Hole by Kenzypirateb reviews Lucy is given a strange key on her birthday. When she wakes up she finds herself in a new world, nothing but a mysterious key with powers beyond her imagination and a bizarre guy with pink hair by her side. Will the unlikely duo be able to come together to save this new Wonderland from annihilation and return Lucy home?

Persona 3 is a role-playing video game developed by Atlus, and chronologically the fourth installment in the Persona series, a subseries of the Megami Tensei franchise. Persona 3 was originally published in on the PlayStation 2 by Atlus in Japan; the North American release of the game was delayed until due to issues with the publication of the official art book.

Gameplay[ edit ] The Protagonist gains academic skills by studying in the school library. The upper-right area of the screen indicates the current date, time period, and phase of the moon. Persona 3 combines elements of traditional role-playing games and simulation games. The game follows the protagonist character, balancing their daily life of going to school and building relationships with other people with fighting evil beings known as Shadows during the mysterious Dark Hour. With the exception of scripted events, such as plot progression or special events, the player is free to choose how each day is spent, with most activities causing time to pass on.

The types of activities and characters that can be interacted with vary depending on the day of the week and time of day. Additionally, some activities are limited by the protagonist’s three attributes; Academics, Charm, and Courage, which can be built by performing various activities or making certain correct choices.

On the day of the full moon, players will participate in a boss battle in order to progress the story. Whereas each of the game’s main characters has their own Persona, some of which change form as the story progresses, the protagonist is capable of wielding multiple Personas, which can be switched between during battles. The Personas that a player can create are limited by the current level of the protagonist. By spending time with these characters, these Social Links increase in rank.

When creating a Persona of a particular Arcana, an experience bonus will be granted if that Arcana possesses a Social Link, with greater bonuses awarded depending on the rank. Performing certain activities or carrying a Persona of a respective Arcana can help bring a Social Link closer to increasing in Rank. Maxing out a Social Link gives players the ability to create specific Personas of each Arcana.

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And boy, does it look exciting. Perhaps most intriguing is a statement from the director, Katsura Hashino, during one of the earliest interviews for the game. That dark side of society is a central pillar to the game we want to make with Persona 5.

For Persona 4 Golden on the PlayStation Vita, a GameFAQs message board topic titled “Any benefits to dating specific girls?”.

Tale of the Setting Sun by PK Samurai reviews Naruto was born with hair as red as his mother’s, but with a face and intellect that paralleled his father, the Fourth Hokage. Will the revolution he brings be the world’s salvation or destruction? Pokedex by Birdboy reviews A drabble collection of the sort of pokemon world lore you might find in an expanded version of the pokedex. T – English – Chapters: Harry Potter – Rated: T – English – Humor – Chapters: Alone behind enemy lines he is at the mercy of Azula, but will his charm sway her to reconsider?

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Devil Survivor 2 The Animation: Also has a massive character sheet is under construction. This section is for universal tropes related to the series as a whole.

Persona 4 Golden, released in Japan as Persona 4: The Golden, was announced in August as a port of Persona 4 for the portable PlayStation Vita. It was originally planned by Atlus to be a PlayStation Portable title, similar to Persona 3 Portable, which would have required removing some of the features of the PlayStation 2 game.

Line Sorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player. You can download the clip or download a player to play the clip in your browser. Well, Nanako isn’t afraid of me. She’s just like her mother. Rise Kujikawa Line Sorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player. Even after everything that happened, I wanted to change again. Sorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player.

I thought I could do that by solving this case. Though in the end, it’s still like saying “this isn’t my true self”. But there will be a time when I can’t change so easily. Until then, I want to hold on to all of my selves.

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Gameplay[ edit ] The Protagonist gains academic skills by studying in the school library. The upper-right area of the screen indicates the current date, time period, and phase of the moon. Persona 3 combines elements of traditional role-playing games and simulation games. The game follows the protagonist character, balancing their daily life of going to school and building relationships with other people with fighting evil beings known as Shadows during the mysterious Dark Hour.

With the exception of scripted events, such as plot progression or special events, the player is free to choose how each day is spent, with most activities causing time to pass on.

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Laura Kate Dale of Jimquisition gave the game an 8. Her biggest complaint, which she admitted was a personal one, was that it wasn’t available on handheld devices. Immediately, people started criticizing her review, with the main reason being that she shouldn’t have docked points for such a subjective complaint. A lot of people jumped right back on after fully playing the game, with people discovering how he was actually a Tragic Villain with a Trauma Conga Line of a life and in the end managed to redeem himself.

The divide still remains clear, however. While he still has his fans, and his Confidant skills are useful and easy enough to level very few players are likely to reach the end of the game before he finishes his Character Development , you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who wishes he was a Gay Option now. This is less of a problem in Japan, where Joker is seen as a caregiver of sorts to Futaba, not a brother figure.

Police officers are depicted extremely negatively in this game. It’s all but expressly stated that a sizable fraction of the Tokyo PD is in The Conspiracy ‘s pocket, and the cops that aren’t outright crooked are still exceptionally inept. Perhaps the only cop in the game who is both honest and competent is the one who helps Futaba in her Confidant link.

Unused English-dubbed audio (Yosuke Magician Social Link)