Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura are characters from Persona 3.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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Persona 3[edit | edit source]

Bunkichi and his wife Mitsuko are first seen upon the opening of their bookstore "Bookworms" on April 25. The Hierophant Arcana Social Link is initiated by the protagonist speaking to the old couple, then bringing them a leaf from the persimmon tree in the Gekkoukan High School courtyard. Then the old couple invites the protagonist to visit them when he can, which includes the days the bookstore is open, Monday through Saturday. Bunkichi is a stereotypical caring but senile old man, often seen speaking to himself, but unaware he is doing it. Mitsuko is the quiet but sweet wife, very emotional at times.

During each visit, Bunkichi shoves an item in the protagonist's pocket amidst conversation, and the protagonist refusing the item will only upset him. It is usually a small insignificant item gameplay-wise, such as melon bread or a carbonated beverage, but something that shows that the old couple does care. As the Social Link progresses, the protagonist learns that the old couple's son also once attended Gekkoukan High School as a teacher, but died in a car crash. Bunkichi and Mitsuko later reveal that the persimmon tree was planted in the courtyard in memory of their late son. It then comes to the attention of the old couple that the school plans to demolish the courtyard, persimmon tree and all, in favor of building a new wing of the school.

At first, Mitsuko is grief-stricken and Bunkichi cannot find words, and mistakenly see the protagonist as the leader of a petition that began to cease the demolition of the courtyard. Later, the old couple comes to a conclusion that education is more important than memories, and agree that their son would prefer that the school further its education. They are then thrilled to hear that the tree will be moved to another section of the school, but nevertheless preserved. Bunkichi gives the protagonist a persimmon fruit for being such a good friend of theirs.

If the protagonist completes the Social Link, then the Persona Kohryu will be unlocked.

Persona 3 Portable[edit | edit source]

In P3P, Bookworms' closed day is now Monday. On 9/12, The S. Link will be suspended because Bunkichi will become trapped in Tartarus. If the player goes to the bulletin they'll see that their last name is Kitamura.

Persona 3 The Movie[edit | edit source]

In the movie, they make a small cameo in the bookstore where Fuuka Yamagishi is checking looking around for a book.

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language Titles
Flag of the United States English Bunkichi Kitamura Mitsuko Kitamura
Flag of Japan Japanese 北村 文吉 (Kitamura Bunkichi) 北村 光子 (Kitamura Mitsuko)
Flag of South Korea Korean 키무라 분키치라고 (Kimura Bunkichi) 키무라 히카루코라고 (Kimura Hikaruko)

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Characters
Playable Male Protagonist - Female Protagonist - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki - Metis
Social Link Kenji Tomochika - Hidetoshi Odagiri - Bunkichi and Mitsuko - Kazushi Miyamoto - Chihiro Fushimi - Isako Toriumi - Keisuke Hiraga - Yuko Nishiwaki - Maiko Oohashi - Pharos - Bebe - President Tanaka - Mutatsu - Mamoru Hayase - Nozomi Suemitsu - Akinari Kamiki - Rio Iwasaki - Saori Hasegawa - Ryoji Mochizuki
Major Igor - Elizabeth - Theodore - Shuji Ikutsuki - Officer Kurosawa - Takaya Sakaki - Jin Shirato - Chidori Yoshino - Takeharu Kirijo - Kouetsu Kirijo - Eiichiro Takeba - Natsuki Moriyama - Nyx - Erebus - Margaret
Minor Kiyoshi Sakuma - Mr. Edogawa - Mr. Ekoda - Ms. Miyahara - Mrs. Terauchi - Kikuno Saikawa - Yuu Kimijima - Souta Aizawa - Kyouka Sayama
Cameo Yukiko Amagi - Noriko Kashiwagi - Man Drinking Alone
Location
Port Island Gekkoukan High School - Paulownia Mall - Iwatodai Station - Port Island Station - Naganaki Shrine - Dorm - Moonlight Bridge - Velvet Room
Tartarus Blocks: Thebel - Arqa - Yabbashah - Tziah - Harabah - Adamah - Monad Depths
Abyss of Time Malebolge - Cocytus - Caina - Antenora - Ptolomea - Judecca - Empyrean
Other Kyoto
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (JP / US / FES / Portable) - Bonus CD - Burn My Dread -Reincarnation- - Spring of Birth OST - Midsummer Knight's Dream OST - Falling Down OST - Winter Of Rebirth OST - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Burn My Dread" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Want To Be Close" - "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars" - "Iwatodai Dorm" - "Mass Destruction" - "Deep Breath Deep Breath" - "Deep Mentality" - "Changing Seasons" - "Current Net Price Tanaka" - "Battle Hymn of the Soul" - "Kimi no Kioku" - "P3 FES" - "Mass Destruction -P3fes version-" - "Heartful Cry" - "Brand New Days" - "Soul Phrase" - "A Way of Life" - "Time" - "Wiping All Out" - "More Than One Heart" - "Fate is In Our Hands" - "One Single Word" - "One Hand, One Heartbeat" - "One Determination" - "Sound of the Beast" - "Storm for a Butterfly" - "Light in Starless Sky" - "My Testimony" - "Self Redemption"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate) - Persona User - Shadow - Wild Card - Evoker - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Dark Hour - Moon Phase System - Full Moon Operations - SEES - Kirijo Group - Nanjo Group - Strega - Artificial Persona User - Suppressants - Apathy Syndrome - The Fall - Death - Who's Who - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Plume of Dusk - Daily Life
Lists Arcana - Personas (P3 - FES - P) - Shadows - Bosses (P3 - FES) - Skills - Items (Heart Items) - Status Effects - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Elizabeth's Requests - Activities - Calendar
Other Media
Games FES - Portable - Dancing in Moonlight
Productions The Movie - The Movie: Escape from the Dark Hour - the Weird Masquerade: -Ao no Kakusei- / -Gunjou no Meikyuu- / -Souen no Kesshou- / -Ai no Seiyaku- / -Hekikuu no Kanata e- - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Drama CDs A Certain Day of Summer - Daylight / Moonlight - Character Drama CD Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4 / Vol. 5 - New Moon / Full Moon - Portable Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
Publications Manga - Shadow Cry - Owari no Kakera - Alternative Heart - Velvet Blue - Persona Magazine
Mobile Games The Night Before - Social - Escape - Illust Puzzle - Broken Shadow - Aegis: The First Mission - Qix - Chaining Soul - Em
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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