This is Sanyo news! The warmth of summer has just arrived, the odd chill that was spring is now gone! We got some strange news for you rumor mongers though. It seems that there is a cherry blossom tree atop the Bubble. All attempts to have it taken down seem to have failed. For now it still seems to be under investigation.
Moving forward, Zephyr and I will be taking a finer comb to profiles from here on out. To promote a more reasonable and realistic game for the players, we will research and fact check all new applications against common law practices in modern day Japan (and other regions as necessary), as well as take a more critical stance on the backgrounds of characters.
You may find yourself rolling your eyes and thinking that we are about to clamor for an unreasonable level of realism to be applied to setting setting, but keep in mind that it is Persona, and Persona protagonists have always had relatively relateable and believable (if sometimes exceedingly angsty or parentless) backgrounds. The games have always taken place in an urban fantasy setting, and this is no different even with the addition of Devil Summoners into the mix.
We apologize for any future headbutting or inconveniences this may cause. We also understand that our game has only begun, and that we have not yet set a definite tone for the types of issues that our plot will center around (whether they will focus on subjects that adolescents undergo or whether they will focus on subjects adults can better relate to... or both!). We ask that you continue to be patient with us, as this development will come with time.