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Meet the Zorro, Goemon, Carmen, and Captain Kidd Personas from Persona 5

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Atlus has recently updated their Persona 5 site, adding new info on your parties Personas, along with some HD artwork of them by series veteran Shigenori Soejima.

You can find the Persona introductions below:


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Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd is Ryuji Sakamoto’s primary Persona. The Persona has a skull for head, along with a cannon where is hand should be on his right arm. He shares his name with a notorious pirate known for his loot. (Authors note: Depending on who you ask, Captain Kidd could also be seen as a wrongly vilified privateer, so this could play into Ryuji’s character.)

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Carmen

Carmen is Anne Takamaki’s main Persona. She’s a beautiful persona that wears a lavish flamenco dress. She uses her rose thron whip to swing around men. She shares her name with a free loving women in operas and novels. (Author’s note: Carmen is a gypsy woman, living in a country that typically looks down on them. Might play into Anne’s character.)

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Zorro

Zorro is Morgana’s main Persona. Zorro is a masked swordsman dressed up in formal attire like  a true gentleman. The Z on his belt appears to be his trademark symbol. He shares the name with a certain vigilante swordsman.

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Goemon

Goemon is Yusuke Kitagawa’s main Persona. He wears a oriental style outfit, which is accentuated by his long pipe and his kabuki style mask. He shares the name with the famous thief in Japanese folklore, Ishikawa Goemon.


In case you missed it – our previous report detailed the game’s cellphone mechanics, story, and more.

Persona 5 is set to release in the summer of 2016 in Japan, and in North America sometime next year.

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18 comments
  1. Valwin Mediaz
    Valwin Mediaz
    October 2, 2015 at 9:47 am

    il fuck carmen

  2. Louis
    Louis
    October 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

    And we all thought Goemon would never be in another game.

  3. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    October 2, 2015 at 11:37 am

    When I saw them reference outright Lupin the III in Devil Survivor 2 I didn’t think it was a sign of things to come. There is so much lifted from Lupin III in this game I’m actually getting annoyed; everything from the personas (“Lupin” existed before the anime/manga so alright, but the inclusion of the persona Goemon is too obvious since “Goemon” is one of Lupin III buddies in crime) to the thief theme, to the bit of everyone running down the side of a pyramid in the trailer (flashbacks to opening of original Lupin III)…

    Remember when the Persona games had persona themes based on deities and not just some random figures of history? Yeah, Goemon comes close, but Carmen? And Captain Kidd? Seriously?

    What about Apollo? What about Zeus? Sure the personas always had certain non-supernatural figures (just like how “Yoshitsune” is a demon apparently haha) but this is ridiculous. Having the Personas be reflections of deities showed the power and potential of the cast, as well as their ties to things greater than themselves. It also hinted at how the story was going to go beyond just the immediate.

    But what do I know? I’m sure nobody else cares and some will think I’m autistically overthinking it.

  4. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I don’t see the problem in them not being deities, we don’t even know how they’ll evolve. I mean the main guy in 3 starts off with the simple Orpheus, and ends up with Messiah. Plus well, this game is more episodic and more about thievery, so less grandiose personas are not a terrible idea.

  5. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    October 2, 2015 at 11:52 am

    To be clear, the reason I’m annoyed is because while Persona was always inspired by other works (Lovecraft, detective novels, other games from the franchise, etc.) they had their own originality that was immediately apparent.

    But now when we look at P5 we can’t help but see “Oh, it’s like a Persona Lupin. They even have Goemon! lol”. Look, my point is that each Persona game has a flavor of its own, ya? They’re familiar tastes but original all the same. P5 so far is basically “tastes like Lupin the III but with teens and demons”. I already have a game for that. It’s called Lupin the III.

    I don’t know. I groaned enough. I just hope it’s good, because the overall theme of “society just doesn’t understand/accept me” is tiring me now too. As a 30yr old I can’t bring myself to give a damn about these kids. Call me when one of them is kidnapped, one is raped, another is set on fire, exiled from their home and another one is nearly killed (like in previous titles before P3). The world is full of bigger problems just a few doors down, so I don’t care.

    And no, I don’t care about your problems growing up mixed-race in Japan because I already got that from Lisa in Persona 2. That came out at a time when it was daring to do something like that, too, if I recall.

  6. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    October 2, 2015 at 11:56 am

    That’s true, I suppose. At least it fits the theme, which is important.

    I’m just not feeling it I guess. It also feels like they keep taking pieces of previous Persona titles and rehashing them in different ways in each new set of characters.

  7. Breezer
    Breezer
    October 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Persona 4 was persona Scooby Doo
    Persona 3 is persona edgy edition
    And Persona 1 and 2 is SMT just happens to have teens.

    Seriously out of everything to complain about is that it has a theme? Come on now.

  8. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    October 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Well I’d say Persona 1 was Silent Hill before Silent Hill (what with the cult, burning, summoning “god”, everything from the kid’s mind changing reality, etc.)

    Persona 2 was rumors and the stupidity of kids warping reality, and then re-warping reality (both parts).
    Persona 3 was Neon Genesis Evangelion, but with more teen crucifixion. Though halfway through it (kind of) got more original so that was good.

    I never understood how P4 was “Scooby Doo” at all. It’s nothing like Scooby. I would have liked Teddy if he was Scooby. Still, I get your point. My point was that each game has its own theme which is at least ran with to originality…mostly.

    …Yeah, P3’s Eva themes kind of ruins what I was saying about P5 actually

  9. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    October 2, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I think it would be the other way around.

  10. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    October 2, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I’m really not feeling these designs but then again, I’m not much of a fan of Soejima’s persona and shadow designs.

  11. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Well, didn’t they already take characters from If…? since the first game. Still do hope they don’t make Ryuji Junpei v3 with the magician card and Anne as the Lovers v3.
    Still would be interesting if the cast starts with mundane personas and evolves like the P3 MC. I do hope the episodic structure helps the pacing problem P3 and P4 had and build up the main plot better.

  12. Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    October 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    You talkin shit about my Soejima?

  13. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    October 2, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    He makes good-looking people, but his creature game is weak.

  14. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    For once dark humor didn’t make me laugh…hey, do you think if all else falls through, his credentials will help Birch easily land a job as Carmens whip?

  15. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    October 2, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    rip kaneko

  16. TheLastSandwichOnEarth
    TheLastSandwichOnEarth
    October 2, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Day one buy if they put a Jesse James persona

  17. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    October 2, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I would like to see great evolutions of the personas like in Persona 2, yeah.

    As for episodic structure: I have a feeling it’s once again more Lupin III fandom seeping in, but that might be stretching. If I hadn’t played Witch & 100 Knights I would be irritated at an “episodic structure” for any videogame, but that game did it really well so maybe it’ll be good here, too.

  18. haku67
    haku67
    October 3, 2015 at 1:18 am

    His theme is in rising
    https://youtu.be/uN7I1lDsQZ4 I know thats not much but it is something
    Goemon is also still in the samurai warriors series. I hope capcom adds a version of him into a new basara game.