There hasn't been a game quite like Nocturne since.
Still waiting, Atlus. SJ might do it, I hope.
Also, I killed Hitoshura in Digital Devil Saga.
Con: Red Star
Pro: YOU DO NOT NEED MAX STATS.
Severe exaggeration. All you need is Life Surge and maybe L92-94. At that point, luck is what matters.
Save the time grinding for noises, and use that time to plan a good strategy.
(If you plan on taking him out the real way, that is)