Persona 5 Localization Error: 10/28 Cafe Scene
Short post this time, but, there’s a pretty blatant error in this scene that messes up some foreshadowing. The English dialogue is as follows:
“Because of sickening human beings…
Yes. My contempt for such people drives my sense of justice.
It isn’t for some grand reason like society’s sake or some lofty ideal.
It’s simply an absurd grudge. And extremely personal.”
And a rough translation of the Japanese dialogue, done by @redwhiteandgold
“The very worst adult.
Yes. My spirit to rebel against him is the very root of my own justice.
It’s not for society, or for idealism’s sake. The reason’s nothing lofty like that.
It’s extremely personal… just a worthless sense of resentment” *
The problem here is that he was talking about a singular person, which you later find out to be Shido. It was a big clue at his actual motivations, and the English dialogue almost loses that foreshadowing to the point where it could be misinterpreted as him talking about the crimes Shido was making him commit rather than Shido himself.
* Is also the same word used here:
“Hate” should’ve been translated as “resentment” here. Since it was talking about what Loki represents, there was a bit of foreshadowing missed here.