After that, The Journalist couldn't go back to his old ways – wasting time on part-time jobs, drinking, and sitting on a couch feeling miserable. He didn't want his life to be like that anymore, he wanted to see justice served. But The Journalist didn't calm down at all, instead, all the anger and hate he had kept buried for decades came rushing back to the surface. Nobody knows what became of him after he disappeared from the public eye. Ryoba's lies turned the public against The Journalist and destroyed his reputation, effectively ending his career in journalism. The court case permanently damaged his reputation and his career.
This only fueled The Journalist's grudge against Ryoba, blaming her for ruining his life. He becomes aggressive if Ryoba gets too close to him, believing she is trying to intimidate him. There is some more information about the Basement Tapes, but their relationship has its limits, and Sonoko never shared the matter of the insane asylum with him.
The trope is mostly associated with women, usually young women (with few male examples), who are deeply in love and extremely possessive, despite initially appearing gentle and harmless. One possibility is one of the male delinquents or Umeji, as his crush is listed as “Unknown”. It remains a mystery who his wife is, although it is revealed that she died during childbirth. Even The Journalist himself may not be aware of this information.
The Journalist doesn't interact much with Kocho, but it's been mentioned that Kocho always refused to let him enter Akademi. Oh, thank you so much! I love old builds, especially the one from June 19th! I really like her personality and how she says “BAKA,” but I'm not a fan of her voice. If Ryoba activates an Easter egg like Cyborg Mode, The Journalist will completely ignore her. The Journalist is always hostile towards Ryoba because he's aware of the possibility that she may have murdered Sumire Saitozaki the day before. According to The Journalist, his wife was attracted to him because he was like an “adult-sized child” – helpless and vulnerable. She wanted to experience the feeling of owning a person, having a “human pet,” and someone she could emotionally depend on. If the player is near him, The Journalist will threaten Ryoba, claiming he knows she's hiding something and will keep an eye on her.