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"Long story short: I'm you, you're me, there's a world inside the TV."
— Izanagi.

Persona 4 Abridged is an Abridged Series created by The Abridgigation Team in 2013.

To date it has seven episodes, two "Social Link" shorts and a one off parody of Akame ga Kill!. They also began doing bi-weekly podcasts called "Shuffle Time" in August 2015.

The series appears to have been cancelled as nothing has been said about it since November 2015. It also appears that most of the cast left or were simply dropped as only Jxsama 298, Reed and Zacc F are still listed as cast members.


Tropes related to the series:

  • The Abridged Series: Duh!
  • Adorkable: Kanji definitely fits this trope.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Yu has taken to calling Izanagi "Izzy".
  • Affectionate Parody: It makes fun of the series, but it's obvious the team loves the original.
  • Alpha Bitch: Rise makes no effort to hide this.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • Yu Narukami seems to hate everything and everybody in this series. He's also a bit of a psycho.
    • Kanji is a lot nicer than canon, but his Face of a Thug still makes people react to him the same way as they do there. He's also a Cowardly Lion who is intimidated by the likes of Mitsuo Kubo, but will still stand up to him.
    • Rise is a self absorbed celebrity.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Surprisingly averted with Kanji for the most part. Played straight with Kou, though.
  • Breather Episode: Episode 4 skips the fight with Yukiko's shadow (because Yukiko accepted it without a fight) and instead focuses on Yu's time with Ai and the basketball team.
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  • Butt-Monkey: Yosuke just never seems to catch a break in this series. The abuse he gets from the others (Chie in particular) doesn't help.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    Chie: Still if Rise's coming here...
    Yosuke: Then she'll probably be a target.
    Kanji: Target of what?
    Yu: The killer who kidnapped you.
    Kanji: Someone kidnapped me!?
  • Continuity Nod: Chie references the second Social Link video (which seems to be a separate story from the main series) in episode six:
    kicks Yosuke
    Yosuke: What was that for!?
    Chie: Training.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Yu has his moments.
  • Gilligan Cut: When trying to get Teddie to find Rise in the TV World.
    Yu: We need you to find someone for us.
    Teddie: Again?!
    Yu: She's a stripper.
    (cut to Marukyu Striptease)
    Teddie: And, she's in here!
    Yu: Works every time.
  • Harsh Vocals: Pyro Jack tries to do this during his song in episode 3.
  • Hulk Speak: Pyro Jack speaks like this.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Nanako is implied to be this in episode 3 after she apparently kicked Yu out of the house.
    Yu: Her evil knows no bounds...
  • Large Ham: Teddie. He even quotes Shakespeare in episode 6.
  • Oh Me Accents Slipping: Elka Chan, Chie and Naoto's voice actress, is British and you can certainly hear it at times.
  • Potty Emergency: Yosuke, of course, but not just the first time.
    Teddie: (from inside the TV) Last night, you stuck something in here and started liquidating the place—
    Yosuke: Hey, it was late at night and the bathrooms were locked, what the hell was I supposed to do?
  • Real Song Theme Tune: The series uses "Fighting" by Yellowcard as its opening theme. Yu also has "In Motion" by hide as his ringtone and has "Black Dragon" by The Vines play when he recieves a text in episode 6.
  • Small, Annoying Creature: Pyro Jack is this to Izanagi, especially since they became roommates.
  • Ship Tease: Averted, because Yu is a misanthropic ass, and the girls aren't exempt from that.
    Yukiko: You know, this is the first time I've ever been alone with-
    Yu: We're not doing this.
  • Shout-Out: Plenty to Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
    Naoto: No, that's wrong.
    Yukiko: Hey, is that blood on the door?
    Chie: Blood isn't pink, Yukiko.
    Teddie: Puhuhuhuhu... you sure about that?
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Yu fails to understand how one-sided the fight against Shadow Rise is.
    Yu: (as Shadow Rise blasts them again) It's just a flesh wound, right Izzy?
    Izanagi: (lying on the ground with the other Personas) We're screwed.
  • Suicide as Comedy: When Igor explains Social Links, Yu asks who could stretch themselves so thin between so many jobs and people in a year. Igor replies that the last guest to the Velvet Room did. Yu asks how he ended up.
    Igor: Uhh...
    Makoto: Fuck it. (shoots himself in the head)
    Igor: ...That's a story for another time.
  • The Other Darrin: Kou and Daisuke have both had two voice actors. Yukiko is currently on her third voice actress. Ironic as she's one of only three of the Investigation Team members not to have her English VA changed. (The other two being Yu and Yosuke)
  • Third-Person Person: Pyro Jack always refers to himself this way.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Threatened in-universe when Teddie interrupts Shadow Yukiko's broadcast, and spots Yu on the other side of the screen.
    Teddie: Hey, are we on TV? Can people see me? (gasp) Is that Sensei?! Sensei! Sensei! Yu Narukami from class 2-2 at Yasogami High School! Hiiiii!

Tropes related to Shuffle Time:

  • Cargo Ship: Reed and his tablet seems to be a Running Gag.
  • Deer in the Headlights: Whenever someone makes a joke at Max after he makes fun of someone else, he appears to never quite hear it.
  • Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: Reed and Max seem to both hit this equally.
  • Motor Mouth: Max (aka Skyjin 24) certainly qualifies.
  • Never Live It Down: No one's going to let Max forget the fact that he spent most of the second stream playing Borderlands instead of getting involved.
  • Old Shame: Jordan and Reed seem to view their older parodies as this. Max feels this way about his old videos too.
    Max: I've pretty much disowned everything I made before my Evangelion parody.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Jxsama 298 and Joeykat are both named Jordan. (Joeykat is refered to as "Joey" to avoid confusion.)
  • Promoted Fanboy: One fan going by the delightful name of "Fishtitties" desperatley wants to be this. This is mostly because he got a lot of attention in the first stream, but the team only occasionly acknowledges him now.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: The whole team curses quite a lot. Joey was even challenged to swear in every sentance.

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