An efficient way to understand the ideas Kakegurui (2017) is concerned with is to begin with a lengthy quotation from Slavoj Zizek’s The Plague of Fantasies (1997):
Note: This is the first installment in what will hopefully be a weekly series of vaguely connected essays on Persona 5 as I make my way through it. This essay contains light spoilers for the first two hours of the game. This post is originally from my Medium blog.
I wish I had discovered Kero Kero Bonito last year. If I had, their record Intro Bonito would have been a shoo-in for my prestigious TOP WHATEVER OF 2014 list. But, my ignorance means they didn’t make the cut, so I owe it to them to give this release a comprehensive analysis.