"This world belongs to me and me alone. It takes shape solely according to my design. Here, the Overlord rains justice upon the holier-than-thou heroes who would dare brand him as evil. Here, you are nothing more than flies to be swatted."
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Profile[edit | edit source]
A Jail manifesting within Sendai, with a massive castle looming over the area near the station. It is the first Jail the Phantom Thieves explore outside of Shibuya. The Jail itself takes the form of Sendai with a reddish-yellow color skyline, but the area closer to the castle becomes a courtyard. A massive golden statue of Natsume is situated on the Jail's entrance, and numerous archaic fantasy objects are scattered around, such as swords embedded into the ground, or horse-drawn coaches seeming to replace cars.
The party confirms Ango Natsume as the Monarch of the Sendai Jail when they discover his blatantly plagiarized novel is a best seller only in Sendai, in addition to his fans buying the book in ludicrous quantities, (sometimes with loaned money) or causing violent incidents and vandalism in Natsume's name. The protagonist also overhears that a famous author quit writing because his work was plagiarized by Natsume. Confirming it as a distortion fabricated by EMMA, the party gets Natsume's keyword by meeting him in person and infiltrates the Jail.
The Jail is themed around the world of Natsume's novel, an Isekai fiction about a young man who was reincarnated as a Demon King in a fantasy world, and the villains are the heroes trying to slay him. It contains numerous scripts seen from real life anime shows, manga or video games, in accordance with Natsume's plagiarism. The castle itself is a reference to the Castlevania series.
In order to access Natsume's castle, the party must obtain three "proofs" from Natsume's "Fearsome Four," who appear as cognitive versions of the publishers who Natsume was accompanied by the previous day. The "Fearsome Four" are named "Duma," "Ante," "Kuuga" and "Pedro." All of these mid-bosses take the form of stronger versions of weak enemies, and seem to recycle the same dialogue before attacking the party. The "Fearsome Four" all speak in incredibly dramatic, over-acted monologues, and the protagonist even has the option to respond in kind.
The party returns to the real world after obtaining all three "proofs," which take the form of his novel, a consolation Trophy that his publishers granted to him and a fountain pen owned by his grandfather.
When infiltrating the castle, a mid-boss known as "Right-Hand Doram" taking the form of a Pisaca speaks "Gogogogogo..." out itself, a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure reference. This will only happen in the Japanese or Chinese script; in the English script, Doram makes no Jojo references.
The party manages to ascend to the top of the castle and finds a similar-looking barricade as in the Shibuya Jail blocking the way to the Monarch, the Birdcage of Vanity/Birdcage of Greed. The vocal clues point to a cafe where his publishers were discussing how to fleece Natsume and trick their customers into buying his shoddy work. They manage to pinpoint the Cafe, and find the Trauma Room. It was revealed that Natsume's grandfather, named Shougo Natsume, who was an actual literary genius, caused his son, Ango, to have a massive inferiority complex, as he didn't have such skills and resorted to plagiarism. He kept trying to publish his poorly written and heavily plagiarized novel to his publishers, but they don't even bother giving him honest feedback and only gave him a consolation award. One day, the publishers came up with an underhanded plan that Natsume overheard. They decided to trick customers and make them believe he gained his grandfather's talent by heavily advertising his family name when selling his novel and getting the profit all for themselves. In his dismay after overhearing this scehem, Natsume decided to use EMMA's hand of salvation to turn the profit to himself, causing his novel to sell incredibly, despite clearly not deserving it. His publishers transform into a Lock Keeper holding swords that the Phantom Thieves defeat.
After sending the Calling Card to Natsume by using Zenkichi Hasegawa to vandalize Natsume's stall, the party enters the Jail to defeat Natsume that night. Shadow Natsume takes the form of a horned humanoid with golden, short hair who seems to be wearing a Demon King garb that remains completely still. Upon being enraged, he transforms into Nightmare Dragon Ango, a large, horned dragon clad in golden armor and brimmed with glittering light, starting the battle with a "Jojo pose" (covering his right eye with his left hand). As the battle goes further, the golden plate sheds off, revealing pale scales, and eventually his red briefs. Shadow Natsume was defeated in combat, and as he kneels into the ground, the "demon king garb" he is "wearing" reveals itself to be a piece of cardboard he stands behind; he was merely a half-naked version of Natsume wearing a pair of red briefs. Having finally been convinced of the errors of his ways, Shadow Natsume tears off his horns and returns to the Sea of Souls.
On the next day, the Natsume in the real world becomes ridden with guilt and confesses on a press conference. He apologizes for his plagiarism and fraudulence and promises to refund all cash to everyone who brought the book. He also exposes his publishers who fleeced him for his name. Yusuke comes to his booth personally and tells him to write a book using his own talent instead of relying on plagiarism, which he promises to do.
Natsume later gives valuable testimony to the police, and his phone was confiscated by Zenkichi to Futaba for investigation. Just like on Alice's phone, Futaba notices someone was spying on Natsume's EMMA.
Treasure[edit | edit source]
|Luck Incense x1||Item||Treasure chest - Sendai Station|
|Revival Bead x1||Item||Treasure chest - Sendai Station|
|Enduring Belt||Accessory||Lock Lv.1 Treasure chest - Sendai Station|
|Media||Skill Card||Treasure chest - Sendai World Center|
|Chakra Choker||Accessory||Treasure chest - Sendai World Center|
|Enchanting Axe||Haru weapon||Treasure chest - Sendai World Center|
|Regenerate 1||Skill Card||Lock Lv.1 Treasure chest - West Garden|
|Vicious Strike||Skill Card||Treasure chest - West Garden|
|Media||Skill Card||Treasure chest - Aoba St. 1st Ward|
|Soul Drop x3||Item||Treasure chest - Hoheto Alley|
|SP Incense||Item||Treasure chest - Underground Prison|
|Power Anklet||Accessory||Treasure chest - Corridor of Diligence|
Gear[edit | edit source]
Updated gear once Sendai Jail becomes available.
|Athame||Protagonist||78||-||Sophia's Shop (¥4,200)|
|Igniter||Protagonist||84||+Burn (low)||Sophia's Shop (¥5,400)|
|Heavy Steel Pipe||Ryuji||76||+Dizzy (low)||Sophia's Shop (¥3,800)|
|Battle Hammer||Ryuji||86||-||Sophia's Shop (¥4,600)|
|Sonic Blade||Morgana||72||-||Sophia's Shop (¥3,200)|
|Scimitar||Morgana||80||-||Sophia's Shop (¥4,200)|
|Headhunter Ladle S||Morgana||84||+Critical up (low)||Complete request, "Gusts of Punishment"|
|Teguruma||Sophia||72||-||Sophia's Shop (¥3,800)|
|Metal Yo-Yo||Sophia||80||-||Sophia's Shop (¥5,000)|
|Dominatrix Whip||Ann||72||-||Sophia's Shop (¥3,600)|
|Goat Leather Whip||Ann||76||-||Sophia's Shop (¥4,800)|
|Skin Ripper||Ann||82||+Fear (low)||Treasure chest - Hirose St.|
|Imitation Katana||Yusuke||82||-||Sophia's Shop (¥4,400)|
|Antique Gunto||Yusuke||90||-||Sophia's Shop (¥5,600)|
|Muramasa||Yusuke||94||Ag +2||Complete request, "Cold-Blooded Treatment"|
|Hell Knuckles||Makoto||80||-||Sophia's Shop (¥3,800)|
|Clenched Fist||Makoto||86||St +2||Sophia's Shop (¥4,800)|
|Heavy Pound||Makoto||90||+Dizzy (low)||Treasure chest - Hirose St.|
|Bardiche||Haru||82||-||Sophia's Shop (¥4,000)|
|Halberd||Haru||92||-||Sophia's Shop (¥5,200)|
|Enchanting Axe||Haru||96||+Dizzy (low)||Treasure chest - Sendai World Center|
|Chain Vest||Unisex||56||-||Sophia's Shop (¥3,200)|
|Robust Apron||Females||56||-||Sophia's Shop (¥3,600)|
|Breeze Scarf||Cats||58||Ag +3||Sophia's Shop (¥2,800)|
|Survival Vest||Males||58||En +2||Sophia's Shop (¥3,800)|
|Reckless Vest||Unisex||68||+Null Fear||Sophia's Shop (¥4,600)|
|Lady's Dress||Females||68||+Null Rage||Sophia's Shop (¥5,000)|
|Water Crown||Cats||70||+Null Burn||Sophia's Shop (¥4,200)|
|Cosmic Undershirt||Males||72||+Null Rage||Sophia's Shop (¥5,200)|
|Motto Hoodie||Males||76||+Null Brainwash||Complete request, "Take Back the Desire"|
|Travel Game Set||En +2||Talk to Ann in Yongen-Jaya on 7/31|
|1:20 Candlecutter||+Critical up (low)||Talk to Ryuji in Mt. Aoba Park on 8/2|
|Victory Charm||All stats +1||Shrine Shop (North), Mt. Aoba Park (¥3,200)|
|New Driver Sticker||+Auto-Sukukaja||Shrine Shop (North), Mt. Aoba Park (¥2,400)|
|Fortune Bell||Lu +5||Shine Shop (North), Mt. Aoba Park (¥1,800)|
|Chazukemaru Charm||+20 SP||Digging 4 Deals, Sendai Station (¥980)|
|Masamune Patch||Ag +4||Digging 4 Deals, Sendai Station (¥2,000)|
|Enduring Belt||En +1||Lock Lv.1 Treasure chest - Sendai Station|
|Chakra Choker||+10 SP||Treasure chest - Sendai World Center|
|Life Pocketbook||+Null Insta-kill||Battle drop|
|Power Anklet||St +1||Treasure chest - Corridor of Diligence|
Cores[edit | edit source]
- "Prince of Nightmares" Novel
- Sokaisha Award Trophy
- Gaudy Fountain Pen
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Jail is filled with references from other anime or video game series, such as Castlevania, Pokémon and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. This alludes to Natsume's plagiarism and his complete lack of inspiration.
- In the Japanese version of the game, the "Furious Four" are instead called the "Elite Four," as a reference to the Pokémon series of games.
- In the original Japanese release of the game, there was a bug where the player could fall out of the map of the Sendai Jail. It was patched in Ver.1.01.