The future must be bleak if 2022 has the same problems the world did ten years ago in 2012 XD
I feel that might be part of the reason the devs decided to mark the year as “20XX”. To make it feel more “timeless”, regardless of the actual timeline placement. P4 beings set in 2011 badly backfired when a lot of the technology used in-game was outdated by the time the actual year 2011 rolled around, such as the Oh-so-modern “flatscreen TVs” that looked like antiques by 2011 standards. Also, teenagers rarely texting (that one was fixed in P4G)
Child of the wilderness
Born into emptiness
Learn to be lonely
Learn to find your way your way in darkness
Who will be there for you?
Comfort and care for you?
Learn to be lonely
Learn to be your one companion
“Learn to Be Lonely” (Phantom of the Opera, 2004)
hnghh I was listening to the soundtrack when I colored this
Yosuke Hanamura, the person, turns out to be your best friend. He’s got a grin like a wolf when he’s excited, where he peels his lips back and it splits his whole face open, and it’s so unabashed and openly emotional it kind of embarrasses you to look at sometimes. His laugh is the same way, as open as the rest of him, and he wears his heart so loosely on his sleeve you wonder sometimes if it won’t tumble free, right into your hands, where you’ll have to keep it safe.
You barely know him. You met him all of three days ago. Yosuke Hanamura is a stranger, and he is your soulmate, and you have no idea what to do.
Chapter 2! In keeping with posting a little more frequently. Introducing Yosuke, ideas and overtures of friendships, and what it’s really like to be inside the protagonist’s head.
In P4, the murder victims ended up dead a day or two after being thrown into TV, right? However, there is a longer period of time when kidnapped victims can be saved. Since the TV world is closely connected to people's minds and individual dungeons even moreso, could it be that the time the victim is "safe" is determined by motives of those who threw them in? Namatame believes he is saving people, and before IT finds them, they aren't attacked at all. But Adachi wished them harm, so they died.
Well, while this would be a good theory, you have to keep in mind that what controls whether the Shadows in the TV World get violent or not is the weather in Inaba. And as of P4G, we know without doubt that the weather in Inaba is, in fact, being controlled by Izanami.
So, well, I do believe it’s no coincidence that the victims after Saki all had more of a tolerance time in there before the fog fell in Inaba, however, I personally think it’s more likely that was more Izanami trying to actually give Yu a chance (she was watching him after all) so she can observe his progress and judge it, rather than the TV World outright reacting to the intentions of Izanami’s agents.