The official website for Persona 5 has been updated to include details on the three leading female characters, named Makoto, Futaba and Haru.
The characters were first seen in the most recent trailer, released alongside the announcement that the highly-anticipated title will release in Japan on September 15. The most recent update to the website also shows off the characters’ starting Personas, including photos and descriptions. All the info below:
The character of Makoto Niijima will be voiced by Rina Sato, and is described as: “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…”
Makoto’s starting Persona is called Joanna, described as “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.” Pictures above.
Futaba Sakura will be voiced by Aoi Yuki and is described as: “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?”
Futaba Sakuraba’s starting Persona is 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.” Pictures above.
The character of Haru Okumura will be voiced by Haruka Tomatsu. She is described as: “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?”
Haru Okumura’s starting Persona is 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.”
Persona 5 is due for release in Japan on September 15. A North American and European release date have yet to be announced.