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Date's Car is a vehicle, and even a location, featured in AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES.

Date's car, a modified Australian Ford Falcon, is Kaname Date's personal vehicle and means of transportation throughout Tokyo. As an Australian car, Date sits on the right seat while driving, while various passengers sit on the left seat.

Design[]

TBA

Story[]

TBA

Item Dialogue[]


  • Day 2: saikAI, during the second driving segment:
    1. The rearview mirror.
      Date icon.png Date: Oh my god, there's a woman in the back seat!
      Iris icon.png Iris: What?! Where?!
      Date icon.png Date: Haha, I'm just screwing with you.
      Iris icon.png Iris: Mr. Date! Hmph! You're a meanie...
      Date icon.png Date: A meanie, huh?
    2. Iris icon.png Iris: Meanie meanie bo-beanie.
      Date icon.png Date: Banana fana fo-feanie...?
      Iris icon.png Iris: Fe fi mo-meanie!
      Date icon.png Date: Meanie...
      Date icon.png Date: I can't believe I remember that silly rhyme.
      Iris icon.png Iris: Hehehe... ♪
  • Day 2: saikAI, during the third driving segment:
    1. The rearview mirror...
      Date icon.png Date: Look! A crazy grandma with a knife is running straight for us!
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: Mm-hm.
  • Day 3: syokubAI, during the second driving segment:
    1. The rearview mirror.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (You tried to peek up that woman's skirt, didn't you?)
      Date icon.png Date: No! How would I even do that from this angle?!
    2. You can only see the scenery through the rear window.
  • Day 4: youdAI, during the second driving segment:
    1. The rearview mirror.
      Date icon.png Date: Mirror, mirror, in the car... Who is the most handsome policeman by far?
      Date icon.png Date: Why, that is Mr. Date, of course.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (Date, this is starting to concern me.)
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (You really should get some sleep.)
  • Day 3: gyoukAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The rearview mirror.
      Date icon.png Date: Look at that! A huge dog with a human face is chasing me!
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (You should grant it the right of way.)
  • Day 4: syuurAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The rearview mirror...
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (Date, this reminds me of Egyptian mythology.)
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (Hathor, the mother of Ra. The mirror was one of her sacred symbols.)
      Date icon.png Date: Wasn't she a cow or something?
  • Day 4: syuurAI, during the third driving segment:
    1. The rearview mirror...
      Date icon.png Date: There's a soaking-wet merman in the back seat!
      Iris icon.png Iris: What?!
      Date icon.png Date: I'm just kidding!
      Iris icon.png Iris: Don't joke around at a time like this!
      Iris icon.png Iris: You're gonna make me aggro!
      Date icon.png Date: What?
      If the player inspected the Rearview Mirror on Day 2: saikAI:
      Date icon.png Date: What?
      If the player did not inspected the Rearview Mirror on Day 2: saikAI:
      Date icon.png Date: You keep saying that, I have no idea what that means...

  • Day 2: saikAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. This car isn't domestic.
      It's made in Australia, so the steering wheel is on the right side.
      That's because they also drive on the left side of the road.
    2. Date icon.png Date: (And Indians use the left too.)
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (What?)
      Date icon.png Date: (Nothing, just thinking.)
  • Day 3: syokubAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The steering wheel.
      Mizuki icon.png Mizuki: Hey, Date. What would happen if I...grabbed the wheel and spun it super hard?
      Date icon.png Date: We would spend the rest of our very short time together thinking about how stupid that was.

  • Day 2: saikAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The dashboard.
      The dash has a ton of stuff built in.
      It has the speedometer, tachometer, and other meters and gauges.
    2. Date icon.png Date: (This ride is pretty rad, huh?)
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (It is indeed "rad.")
  • Day 2: saikAI, during the second driving segment:
    1. The dashboard.
      Iris icon.png Iris: Y'know, I'm feeling kind of bored...
      Date icon.png Date: Seriously?
  • Day 2: saikAI, during the third driving segment:
    1. The dash.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: Dashboard.
      Date icon.png Date: Dash, bored...
  • Day 3: syokubAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The dashboard.
      Mizuki icon.png Mizuki: Hey, Date. Why do they call it a "dashboard"?
      Date icon.png Date: Because it makes the car go faster.
    2. Mizuki icon.png Mizuki: Uh-huh. And why do they call it a tachometer?
      Date icon.png Date: It measures how many tacos worth of revolutions the wheels spin. Because a tortilla is round.
      Date icon.png Date: Obviously.
  • Day 3: syokubAI, during the second driving segment:
    1. The dashboard.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (A country in Southeast Asia that speaks mostly Bengali.)
      Date icon.png Date: That's "Bangladesh."
  • Day 4: youdAI, during the second driving segment:
    1. The dashboard.
      Date icon.png Date: These are tasty when they're golden-brown.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (I believe you're referring to "hash browns.")
  • Day 3: gyoukAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The dashboard.
      Date icon.png Date: A zweihander...
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (That's a "broadsword.")
  • Day 4: syuurAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The dash.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (When you crash, the first thing you hit is the dash.)
      Date icon.png Date: Interesting...
  • Day 4: syuurAI, during the third driving segment:
    1. The dashboard.
      Iris icon.png Iris: Dangan.
      Date icon.png Date: Ronpa.

  • Day 2: saikAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The center console.
      It's got AC and radio controls in it.
    2. This is an older car, but it has a state-of-the-art computer installed in it.
      Aiba can even remotely control it.

  • Day 3: gyoukAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. Aibear icon.png Aiba: (This shift lever is filthy.)
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (Would you like me to wipe it off?)
      Date icon.png Date: No, it's perfectly clean!
      Date icon.png Date: How would you even wipe it anyway?
  • Day 4: syuurAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The gearshift...
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (Date, can I move the shifter around?)
      Date icon.png Date: No, don't!
      Date icon.png Date: Resist the urge!
  • Day 4: syuurAI, during the third driving segment:
    1. The gearshift.
      Iris icon.png Iris: The gear pusher.
      Date icon.png Date: It's a gear "shifter."

  • Day 2: saikAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The glovebox.
      Iris icon.png Iris: Hey, you got any guns in here?
      Iris icon.png Iris: I bet you dooo...
      Date icon.png Date: No, not in there.
      Iris icon.png Iris: So you do have a gun!
  • Day 2: saikAI, during the second driving segment:
    1. The glovebox.
      Iris icon.png Iris: You know how stuff always gets beat up when you put it in here?
      Iris icon.png Iris: Don't you wish they could make these things a little nicer?
  • Day 2: saikAI, during the third driving segment:
    1. The glovebox.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: Do you hide your risque reading material in there, Date?
      Date icon.png Date: Not at all! Why would I hide them there?
  • Day 3: syokubAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The glovebox...
      Mizuki icon.png Mizuki: Is this where you keep your weird stuff?
      Date icon.png Date: No. But don't look!
      Damn, is it that obvious?
  • Day 3: syokubAI, during the second driving segment:
    1. The glovebox.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (That is where the passenger vomits if they are feeling carsick.)
      Date icon.png Date: It most certainly is not!
  • Day 4: youdAI, during the second driving segment:
    1. The glovebox.
      Date icon.png Date: Boxing gloves.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (A boxer puts his boxing gloves in the glove box...)
      Okay, that's pushing it.
  • Day 3: gyoukAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The glovebox.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (Date, last night when you were asleep...)
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (I snuck out and put something inside the glovebox.)
      Date icon.png Date: What...?
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (Flour in a plastic bag.)
      Date icon.png Date: Why would you do that?! I'm a cop!
  • Day 4: syuurAI, during the first driving segment:
    1. The glovebox.
      Aibear icon.png Aiba: (This box is where you keep your doves.)
      Date icon.png Date: It's not a "dove" box!
  • Day 4: syuurAI, during the third driving segment:
    1. The glovebox.
      Iris icon.png Iris: Um, Date...?
      Iris icon.png Iris: Have you got anything weird in here?
      Date icon.png Date: Weird?
      Iris icon.png Iris: Yeah, in these plastic baggies...
      Date icon.png Date: That's flour!

  • Trivia[]

    • Date's car is a Ford Falcon. It's commonly believed that the actual model of Date's car is a Ford Falcon '89, since the name matches the two codenames attributed to Hayato Yagyu: the names Falco and Inmate #89. However, the car model itself matches closer to a Ford XA Falcon GT-HO, released in '72.[1][2]
    • During the second investigation segment in the chapter Day 2: Saturday –saikAI–, if you examine the Rearview Mirror twice, Date and Iris play The Name Game using the word "meanie." The Name Game originates from the 1964 song "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis[3], and has since become a common rhyme played by schoolchildren. As Date states that he can't believe he still remembers this song, it's possible that he used to play the Name Game with Iris herself 6 years ago, during the time he was dating Hitomi and before he got amnesia.
    • There are two variations of the item dialogue for the Rearview Mirror at the third driving segment of Day 4: syuurAI. If you inspected the Rearview Mirror on the second driving segment of Day 2: saikAI, Date responds to Iris's "You're gonna make me aggro!" with "What?" However, if you didn't inspect it, then Date responds with "You keep saying that, I have no idea what that means..."[4] This variation in text, however, is curious for two reasons:
      1. The two variations are actually flipped. The second line, where Date says "You keep saying that," is meant to be a continuation of his first interaction with Iris at the Rearview Mirror, while the "What?" is a surprised reaction to hearing the phrase for the first time. However, the lines were flipped, either on purpose or accidentally, resulting in the context for both being inverted.
      2. Iris's line "You're gonna make me aggro!" is based on her catchphrase commonly used throughout the game and within the Lemniscate YouTube series, which is originally ぷんすかぽんこら (Punsukaponkora) in Japanese. The phrase ぷんすかぽんこら is used in the original Japanese text when investigating the Rearview Mirror in Day 2: saikAI, which correlates to Date recognizing the phrase again in Day 4: syuurAI, but in the localization this specific usage of the phrase ぷんすかぽんこら in saikAI is changed to "Mr. Date! Hmph! You're a meanie...", as lead-up to the joke about The Name Game, as written above.[5]

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    References[]

    1. Wikipedia page for Ford Falcon XA
    2. To-Witter Archives 2019 (Tesa): September 25th - Kotaro Uchikoshi, the game's director and writer, made note of Date's car on a Twitter comment, and his wording implies that the chosen model of the car holds special significance, giving credence to the car being a Ford Falcon model of some kind.
    3. Shirley Ellis – The Name Game on YouTube
    4. Video of varying dialogue by @somniumfiIes
    5. The original text localized into The Name Game by @somniumfiIes
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