Koreans: Persona 5 OP “Has Offensive Shoes”



The previously unleashed Persona 5 has just now begun angering some Koreans over a rather minute detail present in the game’s stylized opening sequence, with the shoes of one character boasting what seems to be the flag of Japan on their sides – which some Koreans apparently regard as grievously offensive nationalist imagery from the hated foe.

The display of Japanese iconography in the land of Korea is often omitted due to the political conflict between the two nations, thus Persona 5’s OP on the official PlayStation Korea YouTube channel naturally enraged a handful of Koreans after a Japanese flag was discovered for a split second near the end.

The original Japanese OP with the inexcusable “Japanese flag”:

The official PlayStation Korea YouTube channel initially had the same video as the one above uploaded, but has since taken it down and put up a version with the Japanese flag omitted:

Despite all the ridiculous controversy, it has yet to even be confirmed if the character’s shoes actually have the Japanese flag on the sides or if they are just random red dots…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:32 26/05/2017 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Seriously... Its a Japanese game of course a Japanese flag would be in it!

    Comment by Anonymous

    That's not just the Japanese flag, it's their Nazi equivalent flag.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 27/05/2017 # ! Good (+0.7)

    So? Japan got nuked for it, twice. Not even Germany got that treatment and they're famous for burning people alive inside literal ovens.

    Don't bring WW2 into a retarded topic like this. You'll make the conflict trivial with your stupidity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:32 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could ask the same for you. Do you know the effects of a nuclear attack? It literally lasts for years after the blast. Just shut up and read a science book.

    By the way, those SS officers are under payroll under uncle Sam after the war, I guess because they didn't occupy Korea back then that they get taxpayer money on top of their acts of inhumanity. But hey, as long as it isn't an act against a korean, it's fine, yeah?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:55 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey,Arcadiac,why do you use Anime character as avatar if you hate Japan and consider post war-Japan as vile nation like Arcturus'dominion and Tal darim??

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:46 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Korean mongrels must die.they re worst rubbish than tal'darim,for they didn't had bravery and fine civilization

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:21 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans and Chinese are just the dirty,troublesome maggots,especially Korea...they didn'had their own deity,and was a slave of China,for their King was lower than Chinese officer,and didn't had their fine culture,and they were just like African Primitives....and lot of their"traditions" has come after the annexation..and many koreans had eagerly supported axis force for ww2,some of these were even officers(Like President Park,Hong-Sa-Ik...)...but now, they are Brainwashing Their ppl with False history to hate Japan..

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:25 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Korean must be purged by fire of Amon!!! For Fallen Angel Yohane,Japan will prevail against the Korea and China!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:32 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans are Filthy ugly maggots without deity.

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    Comment by Arcadiac
    03:56 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Don't bring WW2 into a retarded topic like this" Are you fucking retarded? This is literally more or less about WW2 and the occupation of the Koreans by the Japanese. Just shut up and go read a history book.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If this is how retarded koreans are going to act then they deserved what they got if not more. Fat boy up north should just put them all out of their misery and nuke them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:19 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess you dont know that what the Japanese did equaled if not exceeded many nazi acts during WW2..

    The big issue in lingering feelings in Asia towards Japan exists because a lot of Japanese people still idolize these people as heroes while Germans are truly ashamed of Nazis.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You should read some history books about WW2 and preWW2 Japan and what they did to whom.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 27/05/2017 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    sadly for you, fat boy is more likely to nuke japan than s. korea

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It should be true only if it was Imperial Japan flag, but nice try :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:20 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look closer. It's not just a red dot, it's a red dot with red lines coming out. That's the imperial flag.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    To me it looks like a poorly detailed star not unlike the star he has on his shirt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    For me, it's a star ; the same design used by the brand Converse for the All-star collection.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dont be angry at the koreans. They are just incredibly butthurt that they are not only a meaningless entity between two powerful nations, but one that is too pussified to even unite their country into one. Flags of Japan remind them that the only time their country had any purpose was when it was a tributary state of China, or an annexed colony of Japan. Just let them release their pent up frustration, it's the only thing they can do. Gotta feel sorry for them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pussyfied to unified? Kid, that diminutive peninsula has been the site for a proxy war between the russians and the murricans since the end of WWII. Nobody can unify it without starting WWIII.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:22 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans are Just a filthy Maggots with False,forged history full of self romantizing,Hatred against Japan..they had poor civilization until Annexation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:07 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not sure if poor understanding of politics or uneducated.

    Comment by Anonymous

    My grandpa's bro got shot by the Japanese during WW2, my grandpa is dead, I'm sure those Japanese who shot his bro are also dead or senile. So I'm not hating on Japan. These Koreans are just being retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    In Korea the swastika is used as the sign for temples, just the same as Japan. No one would actually get butthurt there, but in the west...

    Comment by Anonymous

    have them replace it with a swastika. i'm sure that won't offend any Koreans.

    Comment by Anonymous

    There is a difference between a regular Japanese flag and in this case, Rising sun flag (equivalent of a Nazi swastika flag that Sankaku should have pointed out).
    If BMW decided to replace their logo with a swastika, people would be offended. It is a shame that Japan does not reflect on their actions like Germany and try to correct their mistakes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:13 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Rising sun flag is actually more equivalent to iron cross than nazi flag,for it was a traditional symbol,not a flag for party...Perhaps Taisei Youkai(White Butterfly shaped symbol with red circle)is closer to swasitka.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lot of past Japanese ministers already apologized for the war....Even though Koreans and Chinese Mongrels will consider this as Liar...but Japanese hates Liar so that they says thousand needles for decieving..

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:39 27/05/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Oh fuck those koreans. WTF is with them? It's not as if the flag is plastered all over the place inside the game nor does it pop up every five minutes, it's in the OP, so what? Press start and voila! Crisis averted ffs..!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mostly because of the salt and propaganda they have on Japan raping their country in the past centuries. It's like "don't worry korea, we won't take you over" and then they proceed their attempts to take them over again, and again, and again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:47 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Korean must die...die...die....

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:37 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is not raped,but Korean pimp sold prostitute to Them...Korean eagerly supported axis until defeat.... for there was Korean officers and soldiers in Ol'Japanese army..

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:38 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't be surprised if China had the same reaction. They will never let this stuff go even after all the people who were responsible dies of old age.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 27/05/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Why play Japanese games if you hate Japan?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:51 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The ones bitching probably the group who ain't going to play it anyway

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:15 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're a nation of tsunderes. North Korea especially. I can just picture Kim Jong-un gritting his teeth at a map of America and saying: "B-Baka! Its not like I want to nuke you are anything!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The little pig will wait till disney relocates to Mexico...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:19 29/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong guy. The Disneyland thing was his brother.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:46 27/05/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    They... do understand that the game setting is Japan and the heroes are Japanese, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:33 27/05/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    To them anything that is of hip fashion should follow their sense of what is fashion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:56 27/05/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Hah.. they're reading too much into it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 26/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's a Japanese game, what do they expect?

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    Comment by No Name
    01:39 27/05/2017 # ! Good (+0.4)

    So they're surprised by a game, that was made in Japan, takes place in Japan, and stars Japanese protagonists, that has someone wearing shoes with the Japanese flag sun on them? Do tell!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:52 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Aren't those just supposed to be Converse All Stars logos?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:32 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah I was about to say, that doesn't even look like the fucking Japanese flag. I have a 150" projector screen so I'll try to take some shots of the OP at that very point in time so I can see for myself, but just from the first shot in this topic that doesn't even look like the red part meets the outside black circle evenly in every part...

    In other news, sometimes Koreans are retards.

    In other news, nationalists are almost always retards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 26/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So, playing japanese games is totally fine, but having a possibly japanese but unrecognizable symbol in a video sequence featuring exclusively black/white/red colors (except for a few character hair and irises) is not ?
    The thing doesn't even looks like a disc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 26/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Its a game made in Japan...the characters in the game are from Japan...I dunno what they expected cmon man

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    Comment by jr2nd
    22:36 26/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    moaning over a shoe design.. crying out loud korea -.-

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 26/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh grow up, Koreans.

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    Comment by Kudeh
    23:45 26/05/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This controversy disproves the myth that Asians are smarter than everyone else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's people in every country who have nothing better to do than bitch about what someone else is actually doing.

    The proper response is to shoot them in the head, but for some reason people are squeamish these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:23 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    We talk about South Korea aka Americanized Asian people

    Comment by Anonymous

    I like how the uneducated tend to overgeneralize a tiny minority of people to the entire population (in this case, the entire Asian race).
    Oh look at those Trump supporters, the Whites are imbeciles. Look at the genocide going on in Sudan, all Blacks must be violent. Look at those Japanese humping pillows, all Asians must be perverted. Just laughable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 27/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I'm supposed to have a big dick and be better than anyone at sex, so you won't see me complaining...

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