Persona 5

Persona 5

Some of the final details are trickling out on the highly anticipated RPG, Persona 5, as we approach it’s Japanese release date of September 15. The Official Website has now updated their Character page to include a little extra information about the three new characters and also information about their starting Personas. Credit goes to Gematsu for the English translations.

Makoto Niijima (voiced by Rina Sato)

Persona 5 Makoto Niijima

A third-year high school student who attends the same Syujin High School as the protagonist. She is a student council president with a sharp mind and irreproachable conduct. She is level and calm with a strong sense of responsibility and ability to take action, but is a natural-born honors student who is overly serious and refuses to compromise. However, she has her own troubles as well, which will eventually trigger the awakening of her Persona, and thereby cause an incident…


Persona 5 Joanna

Makoto Niijima’s starting Persona, Joanna. A unique Persona in the form of a large bike. The front of the bike looks similar to a woman’s head. It has the same name as “Pope Joan,” who legends say was the first female Pope during the Middle Ages.

Futaba Sakura (voiced by Aoi Yuki)

Persona 5 Futaba Sakura

A girl with superhuman computational abilities and ingenious programming capabilities, but in addition to being naturally extremely bad at communication, she became a shut-in after a certain incident. She is the age of a first-year high school student, but no longer attends school following her middle school graduation. Through what opportunity will this shut-in girl meet with the protagonist and friends?


Persona 5 Necronomicon

Futaba Sakuraba’s starting Persona, Necronomicon. A Persona that bears the name of the grimoire engraved with a multitude of information and techniques. It has an appearance that would be broadly defined as an unidentified flying object, and seems to be a symbol of Futaba’s unknown power.

Haru Okumura (voiced by Haruka Tomatsu)

Persona 5 Haru Okumura

A third-year high school student who attends Syujin High School. The daughter of the president of a major restaurant company. She grew up in a wealthy family, and is elegant and naive, but on the other hand often observes others. Although usually good at communication thanks to her gentle appearance and people handling skills, she finds no value in human relations, perhaps as a result of the environment in which she was raised, and avoids close relationships with others. What kind of incident would trigger the awakening of her Persona ability?


Persona 5 Milady

Haru Okumura’s starting Persona, Milady. A lady Persona who wears a beautiful dress embroidered with lilies. But beneath her elegant skirt hides a powerful weapon. She has the same name as the woman who appears in the Three Musketeers.

While the temptation to go media blackout for this title is very strong to avoid any spoilers, these snippets of news are still quite tantalizing, and we will keep you updated on all news here at Operation Rainfall. You better believe that we will be devoting as much of our E3 coverage to this game as we can. So far I think my waifu will be Futaba Sakura, I love everything about that character so far and would even if I didn’t have a Necronomicon sitting on the bookshelf right next to me. Who does everyone else like the most? Let us know in the comments.

William Haderlie
Born in the 1970's, I've been an avid participant for much of video game history. A lifetime of being the sort of supergeek entrenched in the sciences and mathematics has not curbed my appreciation for the artistry of video games, cinema, and especially literature.