Persona 5 #01 — Copy Paste Adapting

April 7th, 2018


Ah, Japanese adaptation. You truly are… the absolute lamest. 


If all you're going to do is a shot for shot remake, edited down for time, then don't bother. Go watch one of a hundred thousand let's plays. Hell, a large chunk of this was already animated in the game itself. Most of what ended up getting skipped over was the tutorial gameplay sequences… and the little bits of action that was animated in the game, which is a forboding sign for the future. I don't even know what there is to say about this. As an adaptation, it's a bland copy paste of the script and scenes. On its own, it's a nonsensical series of vignettes that never come together, centered on a character who spends the whole thing staring gormlessly. It's exactly how you adapt something as lazily as possible, selling itself not on being good, but on being a copy paste. 


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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sol says:

    Would you have preferred a Yank adaptation with Adam Sandler on voice duty?

    Fluffums says:

    Absolutely. Adam Sandler would be a perfect fit for Ryuuji.

  • Neclord X says:

    To me this is exactly what a videogame adaptation should be.

    Aroduc says:

    You’re going to be super disappointed in that new Rampage movie then.

    For reasons besides the obvious, I mean.

  • andhros says:

    Could be a reaction(over-reaction?) to the complaints they got from P4A, P4GA, and DS2A. P4A started out pretty shot for shot before exploring some areas deeper than the game in later episodes. And of course how they handle non-party confidants may have extreme deviation like slinks in P4A.

    Haven’t seen it yet, but I assume that they know they could phone in this episode since everyone will tune in next week for slave-princess-kitty Ann in a bikini.