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Here’s the First Look at Persona 5’s Four Main Characters

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Atlus has updated their official Persona 5 Tokyo Game Show website with the first official descriptions of the game’s four main characters.

Featured below, we have the first details for the quartet who make up the “Phantom Thieves.”


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The Protagonist (voice by Jun Fukuyama)

He’s the leader of the Phantom Thieves. A second-year high school student, the 16-year old boy recently transferred to Shujin High School, in the city. While he’s normally quiet and behaves accordingly, when donning the “phantom thief” disguise, he becomes an entirely different person. His reasonings for moving to the city to the country’s capital are currently unknown, however, he currently lives at the Shiken Cafe, a place run by a parents’ friend.

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Ryuji Sakamoto (voice by Mamoru Miyano)

He’s another 16-year old student at Shujin High School, however unlike the protagonist, Ryuji is a bit of a troublemaker and consistently stands out of the crowd. His behavior is often reliant on the good will of the school’s advisors and teachers. It’s unclear as to what drove him to be a delinquent, although he wasn’t always such a problem child.

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Anne Takamaki (voice by Nana Mizuki)

Unlike the protagonist and Ryuji, Anne is a 16-year old quarter-American girl who also attends Shujin High School. Due to her distinctly unique appearance, she is unable to fit in with the other students, and she tends to be isolated as a result. However, she ends up hanging out with the protagonist and Ryuji. There are suspicious rumors surrounding Anne, although they remain gossip and are unconfirmed.

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Morgana (voice by Ikue Otani)

The most strange character in the Phantom Thieves, there isn’t much known about her. While she is the size of a child, she visibly resembles a black cat, with her true identity being unknown. She might be wearing something on her head? That’s about all we have to go off of at this time.


It’s worth mentioning these are not the only characters to make up the Phantom Thieves, as you’ll naturally be recruiting characters throughout the game’s story.

Persona 5 is launching for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in summer 2016. If you missed the game’s latest trailer, you can find that here.

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20 comments
  1. BlackVion
    BlackVion
    September 18, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Wait, is Morgana male or female? I’ve seen another translation the referred to male as male.

  2. Kao
    Kao
    September 18, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Female.

  3. Evropi
    Evropi
    September 18, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I actually thought it was just a normal cat, didn’t even know it was human. Does it even talk? If not, bet there’s a big twist at the end where it starts talking or something.

  4. Flamingfighter
    Flamingfighter
    September 18, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    The cat does seem to talk and seems to serve a similar archetypical role as Teddie in P4 from the most previous trailer.

  5. Nagato
    Nagato
    September 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Wait, you mean to tell me those companions aren’t Naruto and Junko?

    I call bs!

  6. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    September 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Let’s hope Ryuji and Anne are more tolerable than Yosuke and Yukari. At least they have better character designs than them. Weird that the Teddie/Aigis analogue is one of the first 4 party members. Guess we’ll have to see if they still continue with the Tactical Support system or if we have an NPC doing that role from the beginning to the end.

  7. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    September 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    She’s a quarter American but has a recessive hair color because science.

  8. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    September 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    U talking shit about recessive genes, brah?

  9. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    September 18, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Excite
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    Anne is pretty cute.

  10. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    September 18, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    And blue eyes too.

  11. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    September 18, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I’m leaning towards female based on the voice and name.

  12. FalseTragedian
    FalseTragedian
    September 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    There are plenty of male characters with female VAs, but I agree the name is definitely feminine.

  13. Booz
    Booz
    September 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    2D science

  14. tccboss
    tccboss
    September 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Well at least they’re keeping the other characters secret unlock p4.

  15. TerriblePerson
    TerriblePerson
    September 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Can we romance Ryuji?

  16. rBeowulf
    rBeowulf
    September 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Maybe a genderfluid otherkin..

  17. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    September 18, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I don’t think Japan knows that Americans can even have hair colors that aren’t Blonde.

  18. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    September 18, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I’d say female, but then I thought Kyuuemon from Ninninger was female right up until last episode so I’m really not the best at guessing these things.

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