Important things about Adachi in P4GA
BIG TIME SPOILERS FOR PERSONA 4 AND PERSONA 4 GOLDEN (AND THEIR RESPECTIVE ANIMATIONS) OH NO OH JEEZE
So I only just got around to watching Episode 7 of Persona 4 The Golden Animation, I usually watch them the day of their broadcast, but last Thursday I was rather busy. There’s one thing in particular I’d like to point out, a specific mistake that the subtitlers at Crunchyroll for P4GA made right at the beginning of ep. 7. When Marie is mentioning her worries about Yu to Margaret, she mentions his hesitation may have something to do with one of the arcanas (and thus, one of the bonds) he’s obtained. This one:
This is an incorrect translation, as the arcana she brings up in this scene is not The Fool, but The Jester.
This may seem unimportant but it is actually HUGELY IMPORTANT IN REGARDS TO PERSONA 4’S SYMBOLISM AND THE STORY’S RELATION TO THE TAROT, AS WELL AS ADACHI’S CHARACTER ARC.
For those who are interested, a long-winded explanation is under the cut. I’m gonna go into detail about some of the deep-rooted themes of the series, so if that interests you (I’m looking at you, hazelxfaerie, clumsyghosthack, pixelizedstratocaster, and helioscentrifuge), I invite you to please read further!