The Dead Face clips foresee the future. Can their fates be changed?
RECAP: Hibiki & co. head off to Osaka to search for the missing Dr. Kanno Fumi. They team up with two local Summoners, Wakui Keita and Kujo Hinako. The JPs Osaka branch suddenly suffers a cyber-attack from an unknown source. When the source is pinpointed, the Summoners rally to stop the hacker in-person, but they’re met with a barrage of demons to fend off against.
Hibiki is starting to feel more and more responsible for the lives of his friends. This protective feeling gives me the idea that that will be his biggest weakness down the road. He’ll start to bear more on his shoulders as time and events pass. We’ve seen it time and again, the protagonist’s kindness is what the bad guys go after eventually. But plot armor always saves the day in the end. However, if I know how Shin Megami Tensei stories are written, humanity will be tested to its heights.
Oh, let me also mention that Kujo has a very strange, but very arousing fashion sense.
Arising from what seems like nowhere, there just might be some organization that is pretty much the polar opposite to what JPs stands for. If you go back to the scene when the JPs system is being cracked, the words “NAMELOSE KULTE” spam the screens. Engrish jokes aside, it is obviously saying “Nameless Cult.” Unless that Engrish is the actual name of the cult, then I don’t think I could take them as seriously as I usually would.
The complete shutdown on JPs’ magical defense system has definitely left Osaka vulnerable. It is unfortunate that the Septentrion now have a way to start assaulting the human world. Furthermore, I’m interested to know as to how Kanno-sensei was kidnapped and controlled in such a way. While the supernatural can grant many possibilities, there are still limits to what makes sense as far as plot devices go. We’ll hopefully gain some answers as to what happened straight from Kanno-sensei, now that she is back in JPs custody.