Sho Minazuki Goes Wild In Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s Latest Video

By Sato . June 12, 2014 . 2:35pm

 

Not much is known about the Persona 4 Arena Ultimax newcomer, Sho “Scarface Messiah” Minazuki, but he makes his intent clear in Atlus’ latest video that puts him (the katakana version who uses the Tukiyomi Persona) in the spotlight for the upcoming fighter.

 

The video starts out with Sho saying that he will destroy the world; everything else will die and only one life will live on. He follows with the quote “let it begin, for the sake of his world.”

 

He then tells Mitsuru to not worry, as everyone’s lives will be equally put to an end. He also introduces himself to Naoto as the one who will end the world.

 

While Sho aims to destroy the world, he also mentions that he only wants to protect a certain someone, and he’ll kill anyone who gets in his way. The video shows what he’s capable of with Tsukiyomi on his side, but you can also check out his Persona-less “kanji version” in our earlier report.

 

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be released this Fall in North America for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The pre-order bonus for the game includes a Teddie punching bag that you can beat up, along with the first set of collectable tarot cards.


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  • NekoDraga

    Oh Nyarly, you crazy evil bastard

  • TheAstralTraveller

    No shadow?

    • Crevox

      No. He does not have a shadow form.

      • God

        Isn’t the sho without a persona his shadow form?

        • Crevox

          This Sho is essentially an alternate personality (evil?) Sho. The non-persona Sho is a punny joking kid.

          Neither of them are really a shadow as far as I know (don’t quote me on it); I’m pretty sure this Sho is just an alternate personality within Sho.

    • DragKudo

      he kind of is the shadow form.

    • heavymetalmixer

      This guy made all the “Fake Shadows”.

  • DragKudo

    Only one that girl?
    You know if everyone dies then Sho would actually save the world. I mean Erebus, Philemon, and Nyarly won’t exist anymore unless this “ONE” has multiple personalities or ends up getting a shadow.

    • H.A.MK

      He doesn’t specify if the person he is referring to is a guy or a girl. In my speculation, I think he means the other SHO as his CM states that he wants to be alone and that everybody should disappear.

      • revenent hell

        Oh, I like your theory.
        Might I adopt it as well?

      • DragKudo

        Its most likely the girl who was the base of the ASW project.
        he refers to a girl in one of his win quotes.

        • H.A.MK

          are you referring to the “ano ko” in his quotes? That doesn’t really specify gender. Which girl are you referring to by the way, if you would kindly tell?

          • DragKudo

            “I’m going to protect that child. I’ll kill anyone who tries to interfere.”
            “All I wanted to do was protect her. But…that has nothing to do with you people.”

            http://pastebin.com/sGG171PJ
            There was only one girl involved with the ASW project She doesn’t have a name yet. The sickly girl who most likely died and SHO wants to bring her back by doing ME’s bidding.

          • H.A.MK

            but, the word he used in that sentence does not refer to a girl or a boy. It refers to a person of young age and so far I have not seen a girl that SHO wants to bring to life. There are two things he wanted to do…1- Kill eveything and everyone. 2-Protecting an unknown child, who he stated that he will kill anyone who interferes. The only person that everybody want to interfere with is Sho (no persona) because he is a murderer. So (to me), it would make sense if SHO wants to protect him from everybody else trying to stop him.

          • DragKudo

            this is a separate quote
            “All I wanted to do was protect her. But…that has nothing to do with you people.”

            Well the Sho with no persona doesn’t like MINAZUKI so i doubt they care for each other. Sho isn’t a child he acts like one but he’s no child, I’ve been speculating Sho is much older than we think.

            MINAZUKI has been hinted at being an experiment of the Kirijo group i’m pretty sure he met the sick female child who would eventually become the mother of all ASW.

            That would make more sense ME promises MINAZUKI if he merges the real world with the tv world aka the sea of souls he would be able to meet that child again. Doesn’t that sound a little familiar if you played P2 a certain someone was promised a happy future and revenge.

            But then again this is all speculation. this is why i love persona

          • God

            If you fo read the quotes of the links you yourself posted, we can know that something terrible happened to him because of the Kirijo Group, thanks to his conversations with Akihiko we can deduce that he lost someone important like Akihiko, probably his sister, Yu also says that if their paths had been different he could have been into Sho, this could mean mean either something about loneliness, wich is supported by Elizabeths comment. Of this info, none of it hints at him wanting to merge the Tv and the real world, i think since everyone shunned him (or something along those lines), he just wants to kill them all in retaliation.

          • DragKudo

            I know that’s what i’m saying. The girl was that person.

          • God

            Sorry, i missed something and edited it in later, read the coment again.

          • DragKudo

            Watch his or anyones arcade mode ending. Judging by the ending he succeeds in doing so.

          • God

            Damnit, spoilers, guess i won’t be checking that source unti after the game is released in english…

          • DragKudo

            They have stated that what MINAZUKI is doing right now is merging the two worlds. He must doing it for some reason.
            ME said in Arena he is feigning cooperation with MINAZUKI so I would come to believe he told MINAZUKI he could bring the girl back to life if he merges the worlds.

          • God

            They did, guess i missed it, could you give me a source?

          • H.A.MK

            That would make sense, but what is bothering me is that MINAZUKI said ”for the sake of HIS world” and not ”her”. If your theory is correct, he would have mentioned her. If I had to speculate, I think his persona (Tsukiyomi) is not actually his but the girl that you mentioned and that somehow he is connected to TV world by being either an original resident of the TV world or an experiment which made the girl herself be in MINAZUKI’s body to connect him to the TV world. Therefore explains the reason he wants to destroy the world for ”his” sake. That, or he actually cares for SHO be we are led to believe that he is not.

          • DragKudo

            Well i think he is referring to ME or the other dark prince (spoilers) when he says His world. In the scene after he introduces himself he says
            “That one is different from you all, I plan on protecting her with everything I’ve got”

  • revenent hell

    He wants to save someone eh…..
    I will laugh if it ends up being Labrys or Aigis.

    • AnotherTime

      It’s neither one of them, otherwise he wouldn’t have created shadows to kill both of them, respectively.

      • revenent hell

        Ah ya never know.
        I’m sure they could make it work like that by some means.
        Hell, it could even be the girl that they used as a base for their personalities.
        The Persona 3/4 mash ups tend to make things up as they go along, in my view at least, to make it all work so nothing would really surprise me.

        • AnotherTime

          Perhaps, but I’m going off what I’ve observed so far, and I can’t draw that conclusion. Sho wants the same thing as SHO, but when he beats Aigis his victory line is “You have a Plume of Dusk inside you? Ha! I’ll tear you apart from inside out!” or something along those lines.

          • revenent hell

            Could be he doesn’t remember “who” he wants to save just the feelings he has to save a person.
            Who knows. I will still be amused if by some random chance its one of them.

            Edit: I like another theory better now….

          • AnotherTime

            Amnesia doesn’t work that way, and certainly not when used as a game trope. If he remembered the feelings, but not who they were for, they’d be triggered by images of the person, or reminders of the person.

          • revenent hell

            But it doesn’t mean it would show the person in any great detail though. I think most have seen enough anime/played enough games to know that.

          • God

            Mind sharing your new theory?

          • revenent hell

            I like HAMK’s idea below but I also quite like the idea I mentioned also about him trying to save the girl that was the base personality for them….
            Oh so many options to choose from :[

  • God

    Destroy the world? Seems like Adachi is not gonna be my only main after all.

    • DragKudo

      Do you have world destroying fetish?

      • InsertOffensiveUsernameHere

        Saving the world is overrated.

        • God

          This guy gets it.

          • Göran Isacson

            This explains so many scary things about the world created in God’s image.

          • God

            In my image? Yeah right, i created for the laughs, i made you as far from my image as i could, but in the last few thousand years you’ve gotten more and more annoying… if it wasn’t for the great videogames you make, i’d would already have sent Nyx to get you all.

          • Göran Isacson

            But that would make baby Jesus sad. Like, sadder than when you forsook him on the cross-sad. Surely you can’t be a terribly enough father to make J-Man that sad, can you?

          • God

            Jesus? Who?

          • Göran Isacson

            Aaaand there’s the “I have no son” line. See, when a parent acts like this there’s no wonder the kids get all rebellious and encourages his followers to rise up against authority and what not. Family counseling, G-Man. You should look into it.

          • God

            As a wise man once said: “Waaaaaaait! Waaaaaaait! WAAAAAAAAAAAIT! YOU MOTHERFUCKER!!”. Since when do i have a son?! And even if i did, how would you know about it? I’m the only being in my dimension who even knows of your existence…

          • Göran Isacson

            Huh. G-Man, I’m starting to think there’s a lot about this world that you’ve missed out on (however that’s possibly what with the omniscience and all), and I may not be the best person to break these things to you.

            All I’m saying is google (or… just make yourself aware of, I dunno how it works) one certain “Mary of Nazareth”, and read up on stuff from there. It’s okay. I’ll be here when you do.

          • God

            Oh, it’s something from the “Holy” Bible, you know, you shouldn’t believe everything you read, for one, if i wanted to make someone i would inseminate a virgin, i would simply make him pop into existence, and i can’t do that since it would be interfering with your world and, you know, free will and all, and second, why would i create a saviour? If anything i would create some kind of Mega-Troll to have some laughs.

          • Kufuu

            Now the world makes sense. Thanks god!

          • God

            Hey, don’t blame me for your society’s problem, i had hope in you a few thousand years ago, but now, if it wasn’t for the videogames you make, you’d already be dead.

      • God

        World Destroying Badass >>>>>>>> Cliched Hero

    • greeeed

      hmmm, let me see if I get it right
      -Sho want to destroy the world for one person
      -Adachi want to destroy it for the lolz

      • God

        You are mixing up Adachi with The Joker, Adachi just likes to have some laughs in the process.

        • greeeed

          that what I said ->
          lol = Laughing Out Loud

          • God

            Who do you think you are talking to you petty mortal? I know what “lol” is, what i meant (wich appearently your puny human brain wasn’t able to process) is that while Adachi has ideals and reasons behind his actions, he also likes to have a laugh while doing it, you said he only did it for the “lolz”.

          • greeeed

            ? ideal and reason beside being boring?
            (unless you mean equality in shadow life but that just side effect -> his main reason was for the lolz)

          • God

            Go replay Persona 4 and this time pay attention, your God commands you to do it.

  • DeAndre Atchison

    Might as well call him Wesker. He’s just missing the shades

    • DragKudo

      he does have shades too lol

      • AnotherTime

        He has aviators.

        • DragKudo

          oh i thought they were shades :(

          • AnotherTime

            They’re close enough, at least! I was hoping for Oakley Shades, but…eh, I guess only Baofu can make it work.

    • God

      Don’t forget the longcoat, NEVER forget the longcoat.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Complete. Global. Saturation. Confirmed.

  • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

    I’m liking this quite a bit I’m definitely using the JP Dub to get the full seriousness of the game though Todd Happercorn after watching the live stream off of UltraChens twitch the other day he’s just not cutting the cake for me imo.Actually sounds pretty silly I might do a second run through for laughs just because Dubs that usually don’t work out have some of the cheesiest funny lines that just come out wrong :P

  • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

    I feel like Sho is a key character in p5. the fact that his hair is SO bright red is an interesting coincidence with red being the central color in p5. and his story seems like it may be deeper than what is presented in ultimax…

    just thinking out loud, i guess.

    • DragKudo

      if Sho doesn’t get air suplex Palladion spear cancel raging lion cancel Cross impaled off Tartarus I will be mad.

      • ShinNeoGranzon

        If he doesn’t do that to everyone else I will be mad

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    This SHO is kind of a Reverse Messiah; When Nyx was halted from bringing the End to humanity, SHO somewhat will be the one to bring destruction in her stead.

    It also makes me want to have the P3MC/Makoto in this game, the Messiah who delivered humanity from its self-destruction by sealing Nyx away; It would be an interesting match up: One true Messiah against a false one.

    • God

      I think they meant he has a messiah complex… I would like for Sho to actually kill everyone on earth, since there is no need for the great seal anymore, Elizabeth just releases Minato, and they hava a True Messiah Vs. True Messiah duel.

      • mikebrand83

        Then for the epic plot twist: Saving you-know-who turns out to have been Sho’s motive all along, from that very logic (no people with self-destructive wish summoning Nyx, no need for *him* to act as the Great Seal any more) taken to its most extreme.

        … Though realistically, the person Sho is referring to is more likely to be Ikutsuki.

        • God

          Ikutsuki? I really doubt it.
          I also had written that plot twist but i thought it was overkill, though it would make for an awesome fight, especially if his only reason to save Minato was to fight him to prove that he can overcome the power of bonds with sheer badasness.

  • OuchiGouchi

    Messiah? but I thought Minato/Makoto was the Messiah…

    • DragKudo

      never heard of the anti-christ?

      • OuchiGouchi

        I guess we attend different churches

        • DragKudo

          You don’t have to go to church to know about the anti Christ. lol I should of said something else, but almost every messiah has a counterpart a false messiah.

          • OuchiGouchi

            of course i know lol I’m just saying my church’s messiah is Minato/Makoto haha

          • DragKudo

            ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh lol

    • God

      Who says there can’t be 2 Messiahs?

    • Göran Isacson

      He’s NOT the Messiah, he’s just a very naughty boy!

      I cannot BELIEVE I am the first one in this post to make that pun.

  • MrJechgo

    No English trailer? Really Atlus?

  • Sinful

    I have a good feeling Nyarl is controling him…

  • MSJ

    is totally dat crawling chaos

  • ShinNeoGranzon

    Dat voice. Dat dual swords. Dat moveset. Dat teleportation. Dat Terumi Astral Finish inspired finisher. Sho is DEFINATELY going to be my main now, although Adachi and Magatsu Izanagi have a chance at being a close second if their moveset is good enough, Also loving the way that the announcer pronounces Messiah, makes me think of Omega for some reason. It be hilarious if Sho shouted “Ware wa Messiah nari! Hahaha!” before the batlle starts

  • SauriansMaster!!

    My money is that it is P3 main character’s shadow.

  • Ecchitori-san
  • Nagi

    Minazuki the red haired reverse minato

  • Tincho Kudos

    His persona has heels, that’s weird. Also I’m sure I’ve seen a persona similar to his in P1 or P2

    • ShinNeoGranzon

      You’d be surprised how many males have heels in anime and anime-style games. I’d name some, but none come to mind at the moment. They are there though

      • Tincho Kudos

        Maybe it is plot related. I dunno, Sho is in fact… Maya from P2 :D /notgonnahappen

  • Demonspartanx20

    Whens the P4D news coming?

  • ShinNeoGranzon

    What does the “Kuroki” in Sho’s title “Scarface no Kuroki Messiah” mean. It annoys me that this article just says “Scarface Messiah” and doesn’t translate the word in between

  • Kamenashi

    So basically, he’s a parts bin character.

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