The Love Interest





Item-358-D052: One of RPC-358-2's drawings, a self-portrait specifically. Image has been altered to include appropriate anti-memetic triggers.


Registered Phenomena Code: 358

Object Class: Beta-Yellow

Hazard Types: Sapient Hazard, Info-Hazard, Organic Hazard, Sensory Hazard

Containment Protocols: RPC-358 is to be stored in a locker in the Research Wing of Site-088, only accessible to personel cleared for research with RPC-358, interviews/lessons with RPC-358-2, or security personnel stationed to RPC-358-2. Persons designated RPC-358-1 are to be closely monitored by on-site security, and any ethical infractions towards RPC-358-2 are subject to disciplinary action as per the Stability and Integrity Commission.

RPC-358-2 is to be contained in a modified humanoid cell, and given basic needs and requests, but no request that compromises Authority security or containment of RPC-358 shall be granted. RPC-358-2 is to be fed thrice daily, with a diet comparable to modern Japanese cuisine, but can be given local foods if RPC-358-2 requests. RPC-358-2 is also to be given basic education daily, including lessons on English Language and Literature. In the event that RPC-358-2 must leave its containment chamber, it is to be accompanied by at least two armed guards, both of whom must RPC-358-1 instances.

Description: RPC-358 is a standard DVD copy of a Japanese animated series titled [REDACTED] produced by AMAZING! Co. Studios. The box containing RPC-358 measures 190mm x 135mm x 14mm and weighs approximately 74 grams, while RPC-358 itself resembles a standard DVD disc, the front of which is decorated with the title of the content and an uncolored AMAZING! Co. Studios Logo. RPC-358 and its box exhibit no anomalous properties until the DVD is placed into a DVD player with a connection to a viewing device.

Upon an individual's full viewing of RPC-358's contents, the individual is hereby designated as RPC-358-1. Instances of RPC-358-1 then gain the ability to perceive RPC-358-2 visually and audibly2. RPC-358-2 is incapable of interacting with normal individuals by any means. RPC-358-2 is described as an 18-year-old brown-haired Asian woman of Japanese decent standing at 157.2cm and weighing 46.3kg. With this description, RPC-358-2 greatly resembles the heroine of [REDACTED], and refers to itself with the same name, Tomoko Hatanaka. RPC-358-2’s personality has been described by researchers as being mature, confident, and brash.

Discovery Log: RPC-358 was discovered when 22 reports of schizophrenia along with 12 cases of homicide had occurred at █████████, Japan. The circumstances behind each murder were identical; Blunt force followed by a complete inability to identify fingerprints to any individual. The Authority was eventually contacted by Japanese police after reports of a Sōrei3 in a rural northern town led to panic from the local populace.

Note from Senior Researcher Manson (26/2/201█): With consideration of RPC-358's discovery, the testimony of RPC-358-2, and Incident Log 358-1, an investigation is currently ongoing for another possible subset of RPC-358, assigned RPC-358-3. What happened to Takahashi is regrettable, but we know that it is a highly aggressive entity, and is to be classified gamma.4

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